Saturday, August 25, 2012
AB, 8/24/12 -- Confrontations for Camila With Mystery Man Dan and So Where's The Beef-cake Alonso
Alonso looking at the photo gave me the chills. Dog danger alert!
How about Isadora Dragon setting him up with a hooker? Made me think of Agrippinilla in I, Claudius offering to set up her son with a slave housemaid. I was expecting that hooker to yell "You are imputent!" at him.
BTW, can anyone else think of a previous novela character who suffered from impotence?
And, I must have gone to sleep and missed how Dionisio entered this TN. Why in the world would Camila trust this guy she doesn't know with anything, let alone all the hugs. How did he get to be such a trusted member of the family.
Sexual dysfunction is not uncommon among control freaks. Just read Sex Lives of the Great Dictators if you nee evidence.
As fro why Camila trusts Dio, well a few months have passed since the wedding, and Camila has been opening herself up to new friendships since her Tio died, including Vivi and the writer. Even though she thinks he's a crap husband, she still believes Alonso is a good trustworthy person, so she trusts that Dio, his friend, is a good person too. She may also just miss the presence of a strong older man since her tio died. So far she's just trusting him with the info gathering in Chile, since he supposedly has business and lots of contacts there.
I didn't like this episode very much. I wished that Daniel didn't say what he said for the reason of his following her. It was a bit too much. And I still don't get Lioncio. Is he trying to make a play for Natalia? Yuck.
I think Daniel should just have said that he was hoping she'd have a job opening for him. That's how to get in the door no matter why you're trying to get in. I'm waiting for the Padre to recognize him.
I agree, too, with those who feel that Alonso's problem has been getting worse, and that Mommy dearest making the arrangements for the prostitute didn't help, either. I was nonetheless surprised, since succeeding with the prostitute would have been the perfect "evidence" in Alonso's mind that Camila is the cause of his problem. But, in retrospect, that probably just added to the pressure.
The second he told her about his "problem" he was doomed, but since he didn't go back to the shrink a second time I don't feel any pity for him.
It looks like they are going to make Natalia fall for Daniel. So then will Camila have to fight for him?
In that case, it would be
* Camila vs Natalia for Daniel
* Alonso vs Daniel vs Writer for Camila
* Isadora vs Agustina for Dionisio (love the Dante references!)
[BTW, I don't know why Camila "never thought" of an annulment until Vivi mentioned it to her MONTHS later! I mean, she should have been thinking "How can I get out of this" after he started acting crazy on the honeymoon! I was thinking that she is a smart woman, so that concept shouldn't have been so foreign.]
Looking forward to seeing how Daniel reveals himself ... Will Padre out him? Thanks for all of the recaps everyone!
In CME, SN's character sought annulment based on fraud-- because her husband came into the marriage with the bad/hidden intent of getting revenge. If she finds out about Alonso's true intent to fleece her, that's an added justification for annulment. But she probably won't find out about that plot for a LONG time.
Anon1:22 The wall scene (I also wondereded about that) was the epitome of narcissistic collapse. Yikes. This was a Tony Perkins Psycho moment with the drunken mumsy phone call to boot. This actor also played a psycho impotent guy in "Mahogany", btw, which is why he comes to mind with my comparison.
UA:Rodrigo in DA suffered a spell of impotence.
It would be very interesting if Alonssso turned out to be gay instead. You know he won't be able to handle that and Mama Dragon will have a conniption.
UA - I'm worried about Maja, too. Lots of foreshadowing there, I fear.
It did seem odd that Camila didn't realize that an annulment is possible, but she really is a very conservatively-raised person, as she says. Her intelligence, achievement as a veterinarian and ethics go together with a very traditional upbringing. I like that about the character and this it's a combination of traits more common among well-off Latin American families that it would be among Americans. I believe she's supposed to be a virgin, too. i doubt that she had sex with Luis and nothing with Alonso.
Juanita - Though I was surprised Alooser couldn't function, it goes with his whiner and dysfunctional character.
RP - yes what was Alooser doing to that poor wall? I'm glad I'm not the only one who was disturbed by that.
Cathyx - Creepy serape guy seems to be a rapist waiting to happen. In addition to Natalia, it seems he's hitting on his neice. It won't be a leap for him to become Alooser's henchman.
Vivi - regarding your comment on CdlF, I like where your head's at ;)
Netgirl - Welcome and please post more.
Weird serape guy Leoncio gives of baaad vibes. He looks like the local rapist/murderer to me. Natalie needs to stay far away from him.
And Isadora is going to go Kimodo dragon wild when she realizes what didn't happen between her little lizard and the pro.
DDA can stalk me anytime. I know Viviana was like "heeeeeyyy". And Camila you were too, so don't even try to deny it.
It was disturbing with Ivan of LFDD moletested the wall and it's disturbing here that Alonso raped the wall.
Dionisio has been nothing but charming and helpful to Camila so why wouldn't she trust him?
One would wonder why Dionisio is pushing so hard for the hacienda to come back into Monterde hands. As far as they know, he has no stake in this claim.
So at the end, did Dan get the job when he said he was definitely staying? Or was that wishful thinking.
I'm not going to be too hard on Dan for coming up with his lame excuse for stalking Camila. I actually think saying he was stalking her for a job would have been more creepy, because that would imply he knew exactly who she was and that she had a ranch. That would just be scary. It's best that he leave it as I am admiring the beauty of a lovely lady I've been seeing around town.
He has two obstacles for getting a job at the ranch-- Leoncio who won't like having another young buck around competing for Nat's affection; and Camila herself, who might be a bit reluctant to hire a guy who has admitted to having the hots for her. Al might have the same issue with his as Leoncio. Dan is just too pretty for his own good.
Camila is going to have to get over her driving phobia soon.
I know Dio and Isa are evil but when they keep on talking about controlling Camila I feel likes the 18th or 19th century. Even if Alooser wasn't her husband, why do they think she would be under thumb as if she can't think for herself particularly when he can't reason his way out of a paper bag?
Anon207 - loved your list. I think Camila over-reacted b/c DDA arouses feelings in her she thought died w/Luis.
I also greatly appreciated your including some Spanish vocab that I was about to look up. ¡Muchísimas gracias!
I also discovered that he was on Dancing with the Stars in 2008. Cheryl Burke was his partner and they came in third. Videos of the pair dancing are on YouTube. That's probably why he looked familiar to me. And when he speaks English, he's got a great accent!
He's not nearly as fluid a dancer as William Levy was, and he came across as a bit stuck-up in the interviews.
BTW: I saw some photos of the actor playing Alonso, and with his hair long and fluffed up and with a beard, he doesn't look so creepy, just like a regular guy. Great acting ... and great work from the makeup department!
This novela is at least giving us some character development, which we did not get with Bruno in LQNPA. A mother like Alonso's would drive a person loco!
UA, did you have someone in mind when you posed your impotence question? I couldn't think of anyone, but I usually only watch one novela at a time, so have missed some good ones over the years. If I want to see them, I get the severely truncated DVD versions. Which reminds me, Fabian Robles, our beloved Efrain from LQNPA, played the most evil villain in Apuesta por un Amor (which I saw on DVD). I love your lists.
I didn't watch Apuesta because I didn't like the two leads. You'll have to fill me in on Fabian Robles' character so I can put him in a future list.
The fake death certificates will definitely complicate matters, especially if Abe sees fit to leave Chile for further investigation.
BTW, I don't think Camila is a virgin. It's too much of a stretch to imagine that she and Luis waited six years.
JaneS: Welcome to the weekend recap!
UrbanA: Lon's using Camila's phobia to try to maintain control over her was pretty darned low IMO. As slimy as any villana has ever done. The actor played that part perfectly--actually, as a character actor, tho' he's hard to watch, he is extremely credible in this part and I owe him kudo's for his performnce.
You had to wonder also if Mama-Dora hand-picked the hooker for Sonnie which would have been reason enough to see it fail.
Netgirl: Most of the time these things have the galán making or having a best friend. So far we really haven't seen Dan in this situation. Makes me wonder of Rafael Quintana will become Dan's friend as well as rival for Camila.
Mena: "AlLocoLonso" that's a keeper! LOL!
and what is Dion's evil plan? what ws the contract that alsonso signed? what do they intend to do with the ranch? golf course? how come golf is never in TNs?
thanks so much for the recappers. what would i ever do without them!
not that i'm a fan of golf. but it's something touristico, right? they should send grupo imperial down to asses the place!!
and what if vivi is gay? how could she let that cute journalist sleep in the guest room! i'd be all over him! i think she's totes into camilla.
janeS how do you get DVDs? are you purchasing them, or are there lending libraries? i'm at a university, so they have a couple (reina del sur, pasion de galivanes) but i'd love to see more for free.
Jardinera, AlLocoLonso it is!I've recently taken to calling Daniel, Dandres to keep his incognito status in mind.
UA, I'll have some of your gingko biloba, if you don't mind! I can't remember Fabian Robles' exact crimes in Apuesta, or even his character's name! I'll review the DVD and post a comment on your villains page.
Mena, I'd forgotten about the machete dance in DA! Rodrigo was really my kinda guy!
I was catching up with a couple of eps I missed last week this weekend. In one scene, Alonso reminded me of Renfield--creeping me out even more. I also noticed Leo pawing Natalia. Ugh!! I see from today's recap he asked her to be his girlfriend. Double ugh! I don't trust him not to take what he's not given.
I haven't read the comments yet, so someone else may have noted this, but it looked like Amanda dropped the money on purpose to test Dan.
Jardinera: great recap as always.
I think SN might look older because of the way they've styled her hair. Usually, it's curly and wild. Plus, her character isn't as carefree in this TN as she was, for the most part, in MEPS and CME.
Aleta: speaking of Wm Levy. I saw a cute M&Ms commercial with him in it. He was good, but the M&M was hysterical. One of the best last lines ever.
Mena: You don't need a bit of "training", amiga! You are a born natural!
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