Sunday, October 26, 2008

LAURA VS E.I ROUND 3, DING! DING!

Sylvia stubbornly tells her cousin she’s already made up her mind to stay with Alex. Hercules is filled with disgust at the whole thing and warns Alex to be careful at the way he treats Sylvia. Alex requests that he never mentioned his ‘mistake’ again. Conan calls E.P , anxious to know if Nattie has broken up with that idiot yet. Giacormo is very sorry for poor Nattie as she didn’t deserve such shabby treatment. Lysette urged him to take his chance now. Orlando angrily asks Laura why she’d admitted to Lorenzo that they’d slept together. She in turn calls him an idiot for letting a DNA test be carried on him without knowing it. He asks how she could accept the result but she is forced to, Isabella wouldn’t lie about a thing like that and she had Lorenzo hadn’t slept together since the separation. he now has a few obligations to her baby since he’s the father, especially since Lorenzo is throwing her out. But Orlando tells her she’s wasting her time, she and her child weren’t a part of his future. Conan demands from Sylvia and Mimi if it was true Orlando was the father of Laura’s baby, totally furious. He vows to kill Orlando and rip his head off if he ever laid eyes on him again. His cousin tries to call him down. Alex is depressed at the whole thing, Lorenzo was now free and since his own past misdeeds count against him, Sylvia could choose Lorenzo over him. E.P advises him to propose to Sylvia before Lorenzo does. Lorenzo shows up at work as stolid as ever; & asks Horsy if she’d truly been ill the night before or it was one of E.I ‘s schemes, but she said she’s incapable of planning things behind his back. Lorenzo tells her that Orlando would no longer be working there because he’d betrayed him, she should change every password in their computers, change the locks in Orlando’s office & any security guard will be fired if they allow him into the building. He also tells her to arrange a business meeting with him , E.I and Sylvia. Giacormo tells Tony he’d called Nattie that morning and asked her out but she’d refused. Tony advises him to continue pestering her with flowers and calls to calm her down, but Giacormo decides to give her some time to get over Orlando. Tony warns him not to wait too long. E.I is confronted by Orlando who accused her of ruining lives; he no longer had a job nor a future with Nattie but E.I says he was to blame as he had slept with Laura in the first place, he shouldn’t point fingers at her, she felt no remorse at all. He had to face facts he was destroyed and humiliated. She advises him to go abroad as Lorenzo might kill him sight, but he refuses, as he had shares in the company. She tells him to give her a letter of authorisation and she’ll buy the shares from him, he agrees. Hercules & Mimi do their best to cheer Nattie up, who is very depressed. Mimi advises her to now focus on Giacormo but she doesn’t feel like dating anyone yet. Hercules doesn’t feel Giacormo is the right person for his daughter, he finds him rather weird. Laura calls E.I, saying she wanted to say goodbye to her, she’d won at last. As she speaks she fingers a small bottle on her table. E.I wishes her the best as long as they didn’t cross paths again. Laura tells her she now had Sylvia to worry about, now that Lorenzo was a free man he’ll start pursuing her again. E.I replied ,‘ we’ll see about that.’ Laura tells her she had some nasty info on her little half sister that E.I would find interesting, for a price. As she speaks, she empties the contents of some capsules inside the bottle. E.I asks her to meet at her suite. She shows up and asks her for a drink. E.I calls room service for some iced tea. Laura asks her to hand over the DNA results in exchange for the information, as she wants to use it to force Orlando to shoulder his responsibilities. The waiter brings in the drinks and as E.I is rummaging through her drawer for the results, Laura empties the contents of the bottle into E.I’s glass and picks up the other one. E.I wonders what skeletons a nice girl like Sylvia has in her closet and hopes the info would be useful to ruin her reputation. They toast their transaction and E.I drains her glass. She opens the envelope Laura gives her & to her surprise sees pictures of coffins, wondering what was its relevance with Sylvia. Laura replies that she gave them to her enable her choose a suitable coffin for her impending death. E.I said she’s not laughing at this bad joke. Laura laughed at her; hadn’t she guessed? She’d just swallowed enough arsenic (a very poisonous chemical sometimes used to kill rats, insects & weeds) to kill a horse, so she must choose a coffin now as she didn’t have enough time left! E.I stares at her in absolute shock….

???COULD THIS BE THE END OF EVIL ISABELLA???

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I NOW DECLARE YOU BROKEN UP!

Everyone is absolutely stunned of course… especially Nattie & Sylvia. Tony & Mimi make out but she refuses to have sex, at least until after the wedding. Laura hysterically scolds Antonia for telling on her and sacks her, despite her pleas, very sure E.I had made her say it. Conan refuses to go back with Lysette to her apartment, still very angry with his sister going back to ‘that imbecile’. Isabella talks with Horsy (to the initiated I’m talking about Gloria) , who is drinking to drown her sorrow. She calls Laura but the angry woman hangs up on him. Lorenzo is totally furious with Orlando, but the idiot tried to deny it at the same time insisting he’d only slept with Laura once, maybe it was Alex, but Alex snaps that he’d been tested already and it was negative. But it was no use for Orlando to deny it, E.I had used a strand of his hair for the test and it’s POSITVE! Nattie &  Hercules order Orlando to leave. Alex asks Lorenzo to leave if he didn’t have anything else to add. Lorenzo leaves in anger, warning Orlando he wasn’t through with him. Nattie is faint with shock, Orlando begs her to listen to him. E.I calls Giacormo to find out if he knew about the situation but he doesn’t at all. Horsy wonders how things would be the following day; Orlando had shares in the company, it wouldn’t be easy for Lorenzo to fire him. E.P and José tell Mimi & Tony about what happened at Nattie’s engagement/break up party- Tony is overjoyed as it might pave the way for his father. Orlando insists there had been no love involved in the sex with Laura, but Nattie is disgusted he’d slept with Laura, his best friend’s wife. She tells him he had no morals, he was incapable of loving anyone and she never wanted to see him AGAIN! Conan & Lysette find Giacormo at the boutique and he tells them about Tony’s phone call, how Orlando had ‘gone too far this time’. Conan is shocked and angry, Lysette immediately urged Giacormo to call Nattie but he felt it wasn’t the right time. Lorenzo angrily packs a bag, amidst Laura’s pleas and blustering, wanting to put space between them for a while. He tells her he wants her out of his house in 48 hrs. She shouted that it was her house too and she was innocent but is silent when he dares her to follow him to the doctor’s & have another test. He walks out with his travelling case. Sylvia suddenly refuses to let Alex kiss her, using her worry about Nattie as an excuse. He assures her Nattie was a strong young woman and would get over it soon. He is relieved on his part, he’d felt people had been suspecting he was the father since he’d slept with Laura several times. A very subdued Nattie enters & he leaves them alone. Sylvia is certain that she will be able to get over Orlando a second time & gets offended when Nattie compares Alex with him, insisting Alex had actually changed. Nattie however warns her that she was making the same mistake; Alex will let her down again and she should realise that Lorenzo was a wonderful man who truly loved her and she loved him too, she should go back to him once and for all, he was no longer obligated to stay with Laura. Silvia is silent. (why wouldn’t she be, she’d been the one who had sent poor Lorenzo back to Laura because of the baby).

THE HUGE SECRET IS OUT!

Poor Lorenzo and Giacormo, they must both be feeling so helpless; watching the women they love very much reconciled with no-account buffoons like Alex and Orlando (I do not know who I despise more). And in a way, they brought it upon themselves; Lorenzo because he was too trusting towards Isabella and Giacormo because he wasn’t sure what he wanted and now that he’s realised he wants Nattie in his life permanently, it’s rather too late. Or is it???? Read on…

ORLANDO proposed to Nattie and she accepted (fool). Laura shows up at the boutique and waits for Horsy but Horsy calls her to tell her she had a headache. As she’s about to leave, E.I showed up and afterwards Lorenzo, surprised to see Laura there. E.I dropped the bombshell, Lorenzo is not the father of Laura’s baby and she has proof (ever since Horsy had told her about the conversation she’d half overheard at the office between Laura and Orlando, she’d carried out a plan), she’d managed to obtain a strand of Orlando’s hair and had asked ( you mean blackmailed) the doctor to carry out another DNA test, the father is Orlando, his partner, lawyer and best friend! Laura screamed it was a lie but Lorenzo read the report himself, filled with fury. Orlando goes with Nattie to obtain Hercules’ permission to marry his daughter. Nattie begged him to forgive Orlando and accept him. Conan leaves the house in a rage.
Laura is dragged home by a furious Lorenzo. He calls Antonia & asks if she’d seen Orlando with Laura at anytime. Laura shouts to her that she mustn’t tell lies. But Antonia, scared of Lorenzo’s angry face confirmed it; Orlando had come to the house and they’d entered the bedroom together. Laura is forced to admit they HAD slept together!
Horsy is told by E.I, she is shocked….
Lorenzo goes to Hercules’ house & Nattie welcomes him; they were having a party to celebrate her engagement. Lorenzo gives her the bad news, her fiancée had betrayed them both… he was the father of Laura’s baby!

POOR LORENZO!

HERCULES is not happy at all about the whole thing and tells E.P not to be ridiculous when she says they were now back together; Sylvia and Alex go for a walk. Laura tells Nattie not to suggest Sylvia was better than her, as the only thing Sylvia wanted her husband, if she went anywhere near him she’ll make her regret it . Tony tries to calm them down. Nattie replied she wasn’t going to allow an idiot to insult her cousin. Giacormo breaks up the fight. Nattie said she could never understand why he was friends with a freak like Laura and leaves before she could jump on her again. Laura lied that it wasn’t her fault, Nattie had pushed her first. Tony corrected her , but Giacormo orders him to be quiet.
Laura begs him to listen to her, complaining that everyone hates her and wants to destroy her. He tells her not to exaggerate, the only person who hated her was Isabella, asking what she was planning now. Laura merely looks at him. Horsy sulkily talks about Orlando’s plans to propose to E.I but she said men like Orlando didn’t deserve her, she should forget him and move on. Horsy points out to E.I that after all this time, she herself hasn’t moved on and forgotten about Lorenzo. E.I coldly said she’ll never forget about Lorenzo and was closer than ever in destroying his marriage once and for all- that very night , she is going to reveal her final trump card. Sylvia and Alex went for a walk and have a serious talk.
Lorenzo calls the gym, asking for Sylvia but E.P said she’s out with Alex, the stupid woman tells him they were back together. Lorenzo is visibly disturbed but he stolidly goes along with her tactless chatter before hanging up.(that’s the thing I love about him, always acting impassive at bombshells- which prevents him from making a fool of himself.) E.I asked what was wrong with him, he said nothing was wrong. She informs him about an important meeting at Giacormo’s boutique that night. José is told by E.P that Lorenzo was still in love with Sylvia & he feels sorry for him, being tied to a woman like Laura. He asks her what really went on with between Alex & Laura. Sylvia finally reconciles with Alex( Sylvia is as stupid as her cousin). Mimi asks Tony about his father and is told about Laura & Nattie’s altercation. She in turns tells him about what José almost tried to do. As they cuddle, Mimi calls him ‘Conan’ and he’s immediately huffy, but she insists it was a joke. Lorenzo goes to the factory and asks Nattie if Sylvia had gone back to Alex, like E.P said. Nattie assured him it wasn’t true, E.P gossiped to keep herself busy. But alas, Sylvia walks in with Alex, laughing and holding hands. She turns her eyes away in embarrassment as Alex has the audacity to ask Lorenzo to congratulate them. Poor Lorenzo leaves, not saying a word. Sylvia reminds Nattie she’d respected her decision of going back to Orlando, she should respect her decision of going back to Alex.
Laura tells Giacormo that Horsy was to meet with her at the boutique to inform her about E.I but he’s doubtful, they had suspected E.I of helping E.I ruin his last fashion show, but Laura assures him Horsy was on her side. Conan shows up at the office looking for Lorenzo but he’s not back yet. Horsy makes him very uncomfortable by being flirty with him and invites him to have lunch with her. Tony is still cross with Mimi about her so-called joke and she leaves in a huff. Lysette tells him she has found the perfect place for their ‘rap wedding’. Conan realises Horsy only wanted to use him to get info about his sister and walks away.

SOMEBODY's VERY NERVOUS...

Laura glares at her and denies the accusation but E.I warns her she now had concrete proof. Lorenzo enters, surprised to see them both talking. As they are leaving, Laura is noticeably pale and complains of dizziness, but refuses to see a doctor when Lorenzo suggests it, preferring to go home and lie down. Horsy asks E.I what she did to make Laura like that; E.I sees Laura’s shock as a sign of her conscience not being clear. Hercules drops a heavy hint at José’s guilt when E.P wants to watch a movie, using an allusion from ‘Shawshank Redemption’. Uncomfortable, he leaves the room. Conan angrily tells Mimi that his sister had gone too far now, giving that idiot Orlando a second chance. Mimi points out some people fall in love with the wrong people and don’t realise it until it’s too late. Conan refused to believe Orlando has changed, but she reminds him Tony has changed, to some extent. Sylvia and Alex return from the movies and Nattie stops them from kissing by calling Alex, ‘Lorenzo’ . Sylvia helps her to bed as she’s surprisingly drunk. Lorenzo tucks Laura into bed but she’s unable to sleep, remembering E.I’s threat. Tony urges his father to fight for Nattie since Orlando is a total jerk but Giacormo feels it isn’t right to force someone’s feelings. Conan and Mimi come in and repeats Tony’s advice. But Giacormo doesn’t feel like doing that and Conan vows to kick Orlando’s ass if he ever saw him again. Tony asks Mimi why she was with Conan. Alex promises to check with some cops that are his friends to look into the matter of the stolen money, as Sylvia is worried about her family’s behaviour towards José. Laura called her doctor but is told he’s gone on holiday, certain E.I is behind it. Conan gave some documents to E.I and is very offended when she said he’s been copying Giacormo’s style and leaves in a huff. Horsy comments that E.I loves making people around angry, which she admits. José overhears Hercules and E.P discussing him, about how they were sure he was guilty, although E.P still isn’t convinced. Lorenzo tells E.I that the order has finally been sent to the harbour. Laura confided in Horsy that E.I was planning something against her again and asks her to help her find out( stupid move Laura, she’s not your friend). Horsy advises her to tell Lorenzo but of course that’s the last thing she wants to do.

CASE OF THE EX

Sylvia tells José he could be her office messenger but Hercules isn’t pleased about the idea, as José would be handling large amounts of money. Lorenzo asked Antonia if Laura had many visitors during the time they were separated. Laura insists to Lorenzo that she hadn’t slapped Sylvia, it had been vice versa. Conan and Nattie are doubtful about Sylvia allowing José to handle her money. Nattie tells them about Giacormo’s declaration. Horsy wonders what E.I is hiding. Antonia tells E.I Laura was on her way to the office. Giacormo told his son how Nattie blew him off, he’s very disappointed. Tony asks if he’s sure he loves Nattie and he said yes and refuses to consider dating other women when Tony suggests it, he only wants Nattie!
Alex collects some important documents from Isabella and asks her to keep Lorenzo away from Sylvia as he’s certain Laura is about to do something very stupid that could cause Lorenzo to leave her again. Conan sneers at Nattie’s loving conversation with Orlando over the phone, telling her not to come to him if he hurts her again as he WON’T console her. In retaliation, she refers to his girlfriend as ‘ that silly little thing Lysette’. Sylvia stops the fight as it gets more heated. José comes in looking dishevelled , he’d been robbed! As Sylvia consoles him, her cousins exchange suspicious and sceptical looks, which grows when he’s scared to go to the police to make a report. They are very sure he’s lying. José swears to Sylvia he was telling the truth, (he could guess his nephew & niece’s thoughts) he’d been robbed of the money along with a medallion her mother had given him. Hercules doesn’t believe the story either but E.P points out they had no proof. Conan tells his father about Nattie’s reconciliation with Orlando. Tony and Mimi talk to a priest, Lysette’s cousin, about their wedding. Laura waits for Lorenzo in the conference room (funny enough, that’s the room where Lorenzo and Sylvia first laid eyes on each other) and E.I once again tells her to leave the country and never come back, or she’ll tell everyone that the child she’s carrying isn’t Lorenzo’s!

HEART BREAK

Orlando met with Giacormo at the and tells him his feelings for Nattie had intensified and he’s knew Nattie loved him in return; she’d displayed it a lot during the time he was injured. Orlando thinks he’s joking and asked if he’d had a hormone transplant while in New York. Giacormo explained that he’s realised he now knew what love was, but Orlando makes fun of him and tells him Nattie was now back with him. Nattie tells Sylvia 2 men had followed her from the bank but luckily she’d managed to dodge them. Sylvia suggest they use José but Nattie expresses doubts about the idea. Sylvia insists her dad would never steal her money. Lorenzo tells E.I that Alex had dropped some clothes from Sylvia for her to examine. Alex tells Laura Lorenzo was still in love with Sylvia, which wouldn’t pay them both, but Laura doesn’t believe him. Alex insists it’s true and asks her to help him make sure Lorenzo and Sylvia never saw each other again. Mimi and Tony opened an account for their baby, showing Conan and Lysette the passbook and how Titus’ trick was exposed and Tony got what was rightfully his at last. They also tell them that Giacormo had been acting weird since he got back. Nattie is very pleased to see Giacormo again, hugging him. He tells her he really loved her and asks for a 2nd chance as he really wanted to be with her. She reminded him of what he’d said, and he replied at that time he never thought he’d ever feel desire and love for a woman, now that he did, he wanted her and would do anything for her. Nattie gently told him that she was love with Orlando again; he shouldn’t be angry with her, she still loved him but as a friend. Silently, Giacormo left the office.

WHAT's E.I (EVIL ISABELLA) UP TO NOW???

Tony was furious to see that Mimi had disobeyed him about not talking to the reporter about Titus’ cheating, it was in the papers. After he leaves, Giacormo phones Mimi to warn her. E.P confesses to José about Alex’s stupidity but assures him he’s a changed man. Lorenzo asked E.I if she was behind Laura and Sylvia’s altercation; she feigns ignorance, all she knew was what she’d read in the papers, about how Laura Benavides had slapped her sister in a restaurant. After he leaves, she gets a call from Laura’s doctor, he’d carried out some tests with something she’d obtained…
Lorenzo talks to Sylvia over the phone but she refuses to discuss Laura with him. Tony confronts Mimi but she turns the tables on him, thanks to the article, Titus had been forced to confess and his prize seized. She hands the trophy and prize money to a shamefaced Tony. José wants Sylvia to regard Laura as family but she refuses. Laura goes to complain to Giacormo but got very little sympathy from him. The doctor hands over the new test to E.I, assuring her it was 100% accurate. Opening it, she finds what she’d suspected for a long time- Lorenzo is NOT the father of Laura’s baby!

( well duh…I knew that).

AN EVENTFUL ALTERCATION

Alex tries to smooth the very awkward situation but Sylvia insists on not letting Laura ruin her evening. Not at all easy with Laura looking at her with venom! She doesn’t believe it’s a coincidence, certain Sylvia was following her or that Horsy had chosen the restaurant deliberately. Alex is of course uncomfortable but Sylvia does her best to ignore her. She gets up to go to the bathroom as Alex goes to talk to the headwaiter but Laura suddenly bars her way. Giacormo tells Lorenzo how he’d constantly thought of Nattie while in New York, to Lorenzo’s surprise since Giacormo had always been gay after having Tony. However he feels Giacormo and Nattie would make a good couple. Giacormo isn’t prepared to give her up and decides to tell her of his love as soon as possible. Sylvia denies following Laura, maybe Laura was following her because she wasn’t over Alex. Laura slaps her, everyone present watching her. She warns Sylvia not to touch her (probably remembering Sylvia was once a wrestler) but the girl scornfully informs her she doesn’t hit pregnant women- the child she was carrying was after all her nephew; Laura angrily tells her never to say that again, she would never regard Sylvia as her sister. Sylvia is in total agreement with it as she’s very ashamed to have Laura as her sister, especially after the way she’d treated their father. Laura sneeringly assures her José will eventually rip her off. Alex comes back and leads Sylvia away. E.I and Horsy laugh over the incident , E.I phones a gossip reporter she knows to have it printed. Laura of course exaggerates the whole thing to Lorenzo, telling him Sylvia had slapped her and was very rude but of course Lorenzo takes Sylvia’s side- he knew she would never do that. Alex tells José, Tony and Mimi about he incident; José is amazed to hear from Mimi that Alex had slept with Laura while with Sylvia. Nattie tells Sylvia Orlando had taken her to meet his parents and hears about the latest fiasco. Horsy is very jealous when Orlando tells her where he’d taken Nattie to the night before, and tells E.I, who assures her that very soon, Orlando will be kicked out of the company. (what is she up to now?)

A DATE... WITH 2 SLEAZY EX BOYFREINDS

Hercules complains about E.P‘s cooking but José didn’t seem to mind the food, calling it a ‘work of art’. Isabella wants Sylvia and Laura to meet each other as half sisters, hoping she’ll make a fool of herself when she sees Sylvia and Alex having dinner at the restaurant, and be shocked enough to have a miscarriage. Horsy, who is to take Laura to the same restaurant for dinner, gives her a surprised look. Giacormo congrats E.P on her marriage to Hercules and promises to design a wedding dress for Mimi; the young couple want a ‘rap wedding’, much to E.P’s disapproval. Alex promises a distrusting Hercules that he’ll behave himself around Sylvia. Sylvia and Nattie prepare for their dates (yuck again). The bell rings but it’s Lorenzo. Sylvia is immediately uncomfortable but he actually came to see José. Giacormo remembers the first time he and Nattie had kissed in his kitchen. He calls Orlando and fixes a time they’ll meet. José joins Hercules and E.P at a game of cards. Lorenzo and Giacormo meet, pleased to see each other again. The latter isn’t happy at all about Nattie’s action and confesses that he’d fought his feelings for a long time but in New York he realized that he not only loved Nattie, he now desired her as a woman!
Sylvia & Alex are at dinner, Isabella watching them from afar. Horsy & Laura enter and immediately see them both. The 2 women regard each other silently…

LOOK WHO'S BACK IN TOWN

Laura receives another unexpected visitor, this time it’s Giacormo, back from New York and fully recovered, no longer using a cane to walk. He still doesn’t regard Laura like before; she’s no longer his best friend, to her distress. He’d just come from the airport and wanted to hear what’s been happening. She tells him Nattie had gone back to Orlando. A shadow came over his handsome face. Sylvia showed José her office and the line of work. Tony isn’t pleased when Mimi comes with a reporter to interview him about Titus’ dirty trick. They both rush to hug Giacormo when he appears at their elbow. Horsy is very snippy towards Nattie but Nattie throws it right back at her. Lorenzo is very angry with Isabella for what she did to his precious Sylvia but she managed to slide through the scolding, reminding him about their present project. Conan goes to the boutique and is happy to see Giacormo was back and angrily said that Orlando must have brain washed his sister when Giacormo brings it up. Alex visits Sylvia who is noticeably warmer towards him (yuck, I hate him). Nattie attends the office meeting; exchanging barbs with Evil Isabella (from now on I’ll nickname her E.I) and glares with Horsy. After she and Lorenzo leave, Isabella is amazed to hear from Horsy that Nattie had forgiven Orlando, hinting that it won’t last long (she’s up to something again). Laura is amazed and angry to hear from José that Sylvia is her sister!

E.I IS SUCH A BITCH!

Sylvia is shocked, José stricken and Conan absolutely furious. Sylvia is sure it’s a lie but her father sadly confirmed it, amidst Isabella’s taunts. Conan forcibly throws Isabella out. Orlando laughingly accepts Nattie’s ‘conditions’. Lorenzo assures Laura he’s warned Isabella to leave her alone. Sylvia is numb at this sudden info. José tells her Laura’s mother had been just like Laura. Conan angrily tells Nattie about Isabella’s latest prank and she consoles Sylvia who was reminiscing her past relationship with Lorenzo- her brother-in-law! Hercules is very angry about the whole thing, calling Isabella a mean woman (an understatement, as we all know). Nattie informed Lorenzo over the phone about what ‘that stupid idiot Isabella’ had done. José tells E.P what had happened and she isn’t pleased- she’d wanted to be the one to tell Sylvia. Conan is furious to hear form Nattie that she was back with Orlando. She insists that Orlando was a changed man (not to me, he’s a pig) and pleads with her brother to give him a chance and not tell Hercules yet. Conan threatens to kill Orlando if he made Nattie suffer again. (considering the last time Orlando had cheated on her, Conan had gone to the office and had given Orlando 2 black eyes and a sprained arm before Lorenzo could get him off, this is NOT an idle threat, folks).

NOW FOR SYLVIA...

Laura received Tony and Mimi, wondering why they’d come to visit her all of a sudden. (By the way, she was wearing the most VULGAR blue open-weave top in that episode. Mimi’s purpose was to see if Laura knew about her connection with Silvia but she found nothing. Silvia tells Hercules she was leaving his house as she could no longer trust them after the stunt they’d pulled. Jose tried to calm her down but she’s insistent. Laura is very surprised at the way Tony and Mimi left without saying goodbye. As Sylvia is packing her things, José points out she was being unfair, the family hadn’t meant any harm, but she’s still very angry at being lied to. Nattie however tells her Mechita had being the one to insist Sylvia was never to be told about Jose and reminds her cousin the family had shown her nothing but love since she moved in with them, therefore she should stop acting like a spoilt brat. Sylvia tearfully calms down. Conan assures Hercules Sylvia had forgiven them but they both warn José never to tell her Laura was her (ugh!) sister. Isabella is angry to hear from Horsy (my nickname for long faced Gloria) that Lorenzo really wants to her to leave, boasting of the power he didn’t know she wielded. She remembers when he was scolding her that he hadn’t mentioned she leave Sylvia alone- she will reveal Jose’s secret to her. Horsy warns her of Lorenzo’s reaction as it was Sylvia he loved but Isabella is very vindictive- Laura and Sylvia were irritating thorns in her flesh, because of them Lorenzo wasn’t with her, therefore she’ll destroy them both.(first class BITCH!) Tony and Mimi watch the video awards on T.V with E.P. alas, Titus won! Tony leaves in rage. Nattie joins Orlando at the restaurant and reads to him her list of conditions. Silvia, José and Conan are having coffee when Isabella shows up like a hovering vulture; and told Sylvia that Laura was her half sister!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Please hold on!!!!!!!!!

I'm so so sorry folks for the long absence, no one regrets it more than i do, but I've been so busy at work! Being a class teacher suddenly after being a subject teacher for so long is no easy business, along with the sandwich programme i'm pursuing at LAG. Normally i write down the episodes but i'm yet to get the change to go to a cybercafe and post it, alas, it has'nt been easy for your host at all. pls forgive and hold on, you won't be left in suspense for long.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

NEWSLETTER: BD Reads: Dogs, Rifles, Napoleon, and the Dead

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THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF LOUIS L'AMOUR, VOLUME SIX--THE CRIME STORIES by Louis L'Amour
AMERICAN RIFLE: A BIOGRAPHY by Alexander Rose
HUSBANDRY: SEX, LOVE & DIRTY LAUNDRY--INSIDE THE MINDS OF MARRIED MEN by Stephen Fried
JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN by Dalton Trumbo
Author to Watch: DEAD REIGN by T. A. Pratt
Spectra Feature: LIVING WITH THE DEAD by Kelley Armstrong
Classics Feature: THE TURN OF THE SCREW AND OTHER SHORT FICTION by Henry James
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The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume Six--The Crime Stories
Louis L'Amour
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One of America's most beloved storytellers, Louis L'Amour's vibrant tales of adventure bring the American West to life. Now, in this sixth volume of collected short stories, L'Amour takes us beyond the frontier with thirty-three gripping stories of crime, sports, and the murky world where the two often meet. From suspenseful . . .
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American Rifle: A Biography
Alexander Rose
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George Washington insisted that his portrait be painted with one. Daniel Boone created a legend with one. Abraham Lincoln shot them on the White House lawn. And Teddy Roosevelt had his specially customized.
Now, in this first-of-its-kind book, historian Alexander Rose delivers a colorful, engrossing biography of an American icon: the . . .
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Husbandry: Sex, Love & Dirty Laundry--Inside the Minds of Married Men
Stephen Fried
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At last, one husband reveals the answers to some of mankind's greatest mysteries.
Why do men hog the remote? Refuse to stop and ask for directions? Have such a hard time sharing their emotions? Why can't they drop their socks in the laundry basket instead of near it? What does a man mean . . .
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Watch a video interview with the author:
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Johnny Got His Gun
Dalton Trumbo
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Look for the new motion picture in theaters this fall!
This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered--not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives . . . This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way . . .
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Author to Watch

Dead Reign
T. A. Pratt
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Death has come calling, and one woman has what he wants most of all . . .
As chief sorcerer of Felport, Marla Mason thought she'd faced every kind of evil the magical world had to offer. But she's never faced a killer like this. He's dark, glib, handsome as the devil--and exactly who he says . . .
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Spectra Feature

Living with the Dead
Kelley Armstrong
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They're smart, sexy, and supernatural. They're the men and women of the Otherworld--a realm of witches, ghosts, and werewolves who live unseen among us. Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural cross fire.
Robyn Peltier moved to Los Angeles . . .
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Classics Feature

The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
Henry James
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To read a story by Henry James is to enter a fully realized world unlike any other--a rich, perfectly crafted domain of vivid language and splendid, complex characters. Devious children, sparring lovers, capricious American girls, obtuse bachelors, sibylline spinsters, and charming Europeans populate these five fascinating nouvelles, which represent the author . . .
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Real Reads

Napoleon in Egypt
Paul Strathern
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"Europe is a molehill . . . " Everything here is worn out . . . tiny Europe has not enough to offer. We must set off for the Orient; that is where all the greatest glory is to be achieved." --Napoleon
Napoleon's invasion of Egypt was the first Western attack in modern times on a Middle Eastern country. In this remarkably rich . . .
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Book Club Feature

Good Luck
Whitney Gaskell
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Lucy Parker wins the lottery on the worst day of her life. But can all the money in the world make up for a cheating boyfriend, a derailed career, and ending up in the middle of a media circus? Everyone wants a piece of Lucy . . . and all she wants is to escape . . .
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NEWSLETTER: BD Sneak Peeks: New books from Danielle Steel, Sophie Kinsella, and Rita Mae Brown

BD SNEAK PEEKS
November 2008
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In this issue:
Featured Titles: A GOOD WOMAN by Danielle Steel
REMEMBER ME? by Sophie Kinsella
LIVING WITH THE DEAD by Kelley Armstrong
SANTA CLAWED by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown
JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN by Dalton Trumbo
Dial Press Feature: THE UNDOMESTIC GODDESS by Sophie Kinsella
Bantam Discovery Feature: GOOD LUCK by Whitney Gaskell
Romance Feature: FORBIDDEN FRUIT by Eden Bradley
Mystery Corner: THE VICTORIA VANISHES by Christopher Fowler
Vital Lines: HUSBANDRY: SEX, LOVE & DIRTY LAUNDRY--INSIDE THE MINDS OF MARRIED MEN by Stephen Fried
Good Reads... For Celebrating Family
FEATURED TITLES
A Good Woman
Danielle Steel
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From the glittering ballrooms of Manhattan to the fires of World War I, Danielle Steel takes us on an unforgettable journey in her new novel--a spellbinding tale of war, loss, history, and one woman's unbreakable spirit . . .
Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, raised amid the glamour of New. . .
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Remember Me?
Sophie Kinsella
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When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she's in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident--in a Mercedes no less--Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact . . .
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BONUS!
Watch the video of Sophie Kinsella reading an excerpt from Remember Me?
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Living with the Dead
Kelley Armstrong
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They're smart, sexy, and supernatural. They're the men and women of the Otherworld--a realm of witches, ghosts, and werewolves who live unseen among us. Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural cross fire.
Robyn Peltier moved to Los Angeles . . .
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Santa Clawed
Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown
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New York Times bestselling authors Rita Mae Brown and her feline partner, Sneaky Pie Brown, are back for the holidays in a new mystery featuring Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker. Can they save the season from a killjoy who's decided to . . .
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BONUS! Listen to Rita Mae Brown's podcast episode on November 24th.
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Johnny Got His Gun
Dalton Trumbo
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Look for the new motion picture in theaters this fall!
This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered--not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives . . . This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way . . .
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BONUS!
Watch the video for Metallica's "One" based on the original 1971 version of the film:
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DIAL PRESS FEATURE
The Undomestic Goddess
Sophie Kinsella
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Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big . . .
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For over ten years, The Dial Press has published a selective, yet wide-ranging roster of talented and award winning fiction and nonfiction writers, including Sophie Kinsella, Marie Arana, Elizabeth McCracken, Allegra Goodman, David Schickler, and Sting.
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BANTAM DISCOVERY FEATURE
Good Luck
Whitney Gaskell
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Lucy Parker wins the lottery on the worst day of her life. But can all the money in the world make up for a cheating boyfriend, a derailed career, and ending up in the middle of a media circus? Everyone wants a piece of Lucy . . . and all she wants is to escape . . .
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ROMANCE FEATURE
Forbidden Fruit
Eden Bradley
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One taste is never enough.
For university professor Mia Rose Curry, it was all academic: her course in alternative sexuality was a safe, socially acceptable way for her to talk about the things she desired most--but had never let herself experience. And while students crammed into her class to learn about fetishes . . .
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MYSTERY CORNER
The Victoria Vanishes
Christopher Fowler
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It's a case tailor-made for the Peculiar Crimes Unit. A lonely hearts killer is targeting middle-aged women at some of England's most well-known pubs--including one torn down eighty years ago. What's more, Arthur Bryant happened to see one of the victims only moments before her death at the pub that doesn't . . .
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Husbandry: Sex, Love & Dirty Laundry--Inside the Minds of Married Men
Stephen Fried
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At last, one husband reveals the answers to some of mankind's greatest mysteries.
Why do men hog the remote? Refuse to stop and ask for directions? Have such a hard time sharing their emotions? Why can't they drop their socks in the laundry basket instead of near it? What does a man mean . . .
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Read Chapter One here:
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BONUS!
Watch a video interview with the author:
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GOOD READS... FOR CELEBRATING FAMILY
WHAT MATTERS MOST
Luanne Rice
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With every New York Times bestseller, Luanne Rice illuminates yet another of the secret wonders of the heart. Her unforgettable evocations of family, friendship, and loves lost and won in such novels as The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, and Summer of Roses give voice to our most powerful emotions. Now she . . .
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LITTLE WOMEN
Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have . . .
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THANK YOU FOR ALL THINGS
Sandra Kring
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At twelve, Lucy Marie McGowan already knows she'll be a psychologist when she grows up. And her quirky and conflicted family provides plenty of opportunity for her to practice her calling. Now Lucy, her "profoundly gifted" twin brother, Milo, her commitment-phobic mother, and her New Age grandmother are leaving Chicago for . . .
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LITTLE HEATHENS
Mildred Armstrong Kalish
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I tell of a time, a place, and a way of life long gone. For many years I have had the urge to describe that treasure trove, lest it vanish forever. So, partly in response to the basic human instinct to share feelings and experiences, and partly for the sheer joy . . .
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Monday, October 06, 2008

Silvia's wish finally realised...

Silvia runs to him and they embrace, tears falling down her cheeks. Isabella doesn’t tell Laura who her sister is, but assures her she’ll be very shocked. Conan is very worried about Silvia’s reaction towards them. Hercules tells E.P what her son had done. Tony blames Mimi for convincing him to do the video for Titus in the first place; in defence she said she hadn’t known he’ll use it for the competition. Lorenzo is very worried about Silvia. Isabella comes in to tell him about Silvia but he isn’t shocked like she expected, he wanted to know how she found out. Silvia asks Jose who her half sister was. Jose replies her sister doesn’t want to have anything to do with him and brushes it aside when Silvia offers to talk to her. Instead, he urges Silvia to tell her about her childhood and if her mother had married someone else. Mimi tells her mother about what Titus had done. E.P tells her about Silvia and Laura, Mimi is shocked. E.P warns her not to tell anyone and Mimi calls her a gossip monger. Gloria too is shocked when Isabella tells her about it. Isabella plans to get the two women to find out about it. Lorenzo calls Laura, who tells him what Isabella had said. Silvia tells Jose more about her mother and how she remained positive and cheerful all her life. Jose sadly regrets how he’d abandoned Mechita but Silvia insists he forget about it. She also adds the family had no right to lie to her just because they trying to protect her. Jose doesn’t want her to fight them because of him, they had meant no harm. Alex tells Nattie and Conan their cousin was with her father, insisting he had done nothing wrong. He is shocked when they tell him his ex-lover, Laura is the sister, a very stupid look on his face. They show him the article; he admits he wouldn’t have interfered in the matter at all. Lorenzo angrily confronts Isabella about her phone call to Laura and warns her to leave her alone from now on, or he’ll revoke their partnership, even if he lost his inheritance. Mimi asks Tony to follow her to Laura’s house, he sniggers when she tells him about S and L. Gloria assures Orlando that his reconciliation with Nattie won’t last. Lorenzo asks Orlando to make a report on the losses they’ll incur when they break ties with Isabella.

The Grape vine is active!


As soon as they leave, Isabella calls the doctor and threatens to ruin him if he told tales to Laura about their ‘agreement’. E.P cannot understand why Hercules was friends with a person like Jose. Hercules admits Jose was a good man deep down but the trouble with him that he was too adventurous and is glad Silvia will never meet him or find out. E.P is more than anxious to reveal the secret to Silvia and the whole neighbourhood; accusing him of not trusting her by telling her about it earlier on. Gloria exchange pleasantries with Laura who invites her to have lunch with her and Lorenzo. Titus gloats to his friends over who he’d tricked Tony into making that video for him. Tony shows up and in spite of Mimi’s restraint, they fight. Silvia asks Conan if it was true her father was around and stops him from attacking Alex who shows her the jacket and hat Jose had left behind. They go out to look for him and Conan phones Nattie to tell how the idiot Alex had told their cousin everything. Lorenzo is not in the best of moods at the restaurant, though Laura acts so lovingly with him. Gloria is visibly furious when Lorenzo tells them Orlando and Nattie were back together. Mimi calls the lady in charge of the competition to let her know about Titus’ cheating but as they hadn’t signed a contract with him, there was nothing they could do. Alex and Silvia get to the bus station but Jose is not there. She humbly apologises to him for her suspicions but he insists he only did it because he loved her. Jose is with Isabella, he wants to know more about Laura and why they hated each other. Of course she begins to tell him in detail. Lorenzo is told by Nattie that Silvia was his sister-in-law; Laura’s half sister! He’s astonished and very shocked- unable to believe it’s true but Nattie insists it’s true and she would be devastated if she found out. She asks him to keep Jose away from Silvia if he saw him again. Hercules is furious to hear what Alex had done, guessing Silvia was angry with him. Jose now realises Laura is a monster, wondering how he could have a daughter like her. But at least, Alex had assured him his other child Silvia was an angel. Isabella looked surprised, ‘Silvia?’
He showed her the photo Alex had given him, adding that she had no idea who he was and he was going to leave it that way. He takes his leave and Isabella gleefully goes over this very juicy information. Gloria sees Nattie taking to the secretary and sarcastically asks if she was marking her territory and reminds her of their agreement after they had exposed Orlando as a liar, accusing her of being a loose woman with no dignity. In turn, Nattie says she’s sick with jealousy. Isabella phones Laura to tell her she had heard she has a sister and very close to her. Laura isn’t exactly bothered. Silvia is unhappy they still haven’t found Jose, but suddenly they see him a few yards away. Alex hurries to him, but he’s not in a right frame of mind. Silvia calls out to him, ‘Dad?’
Turning round, Jose finally sees his other daughter...

A VERY OBSTINATE ALEX

Hercules tries to deny it, but Jose dares him to look him in the eye and lie again. Reluctantly he confirms it and agrees to have a serious discussion on the matter. He asks Juanito to call Conan and Nattie. Meanwhile, Orlando insists he loved Nattie and wants her back, but she tells him she’s scared, he had made her suffer in the past and doesn’t want to go through all that again. The phone rings and Nattie is told over the phone to go to the gym along with Conan. Silvia comes in as she hangs up, and is told they were only going out for a while. Laura assures the doctor she was still taking her medication and won’t give Isabella the chance to change her pills again. Isabella asks Lorenzo about Jose, asking if he fell for Laura’s role of the hysterical, worried daughter. Alex vows to deal with José if he loses Silvia. He runs into Conan, who tries to explain why he mustn’t tell Silvia anything but the phone rings and reluctantly, Conan has to go to the gym.
Hercules explains to Jose that Mechita had been so resentful when he’d left her that she had told Hercules never to tell Silvia about her father at all as well as not giving her his surname. E.P enters and is introduced, she remembers seeing him in the paper, recognising him as Laura’s father and is very shocked when her husband tells her he’s Silvia’s father as well- Laura and Silvia were half sisters! Naturally she wants to go out and tell everyone but Hercules restrains her with difficulty, telling her it would destroy Silvia if she ever found out. Jose asks him why he said that and E.P tells him his daughters hated each other as they were in love with the same man. Nattie enters and angrily interrupts her before she could say more. Hercules introduces Nattie to Jose, who is very pleased to meet her but she’s cold towards him. Tony and Mimi are at the boutique when he receives a disturbing call; Titus had presented the video Tony had made for him for the video competition! Lorenzo asks Orlando to let Isabella or him to talk to Estephano next time. Orlando in turn tells him he was back with Nattie for good, but Lorenzo is sceptical- he felt it was simply a ploy to make Horsy Gloria jealous. Nattie explains to Jose that her cousin was a sensitive, delicate girl, who had idolised Hercules for most of her life,  a hero and a very honest man- for her to find out he was her father, she’ll be very upset, they had to protect her. Jose protested they shouldn’t talk as if he was a monster, he was a changed man and it sounded like Silvia was anxious to meet him, like Alex said, and she didn’t sound like Laura. E.P confirmed that they were most definitely different from each other. Jose finally accepts their arguments, realising it was more to protect Silvia from finding out Laura was her sister. He says goodbye to them and Conan escorts him out. Tony vows to deal with that thieving Titus in his own way. Alex stubbornly refuses to budge when Silvia orders him out and tells her the person he wanted her to meet at the hotel was her father. Silvia doesn’t believe him, as it was a sore subject with her but he asks her to ask her family who all know about it, plus she has a sister. Silvia tearfully asks him who was he and where was he, but is told he had disappeared. She decides to go and see Hercules. Laura warns Isabella never to make any attempt on her life or her child again and is sure she has something to do with her doctor’s sudden weird behaviour but Isabella doesn’t bat an eyelid, as usual.

ALEX's PLAN BACKFIRES

Hercules is relieved they were able to find Jose on time, thanks to Nattie but Conan reminds him there was still Alex to worry about, he could still go ahead to tell Silvia, not understanding how he’d found out in the first place. E.P comes in with beauty cream all over her face, she wants to look younger but Hector tells her she doesn’t need it. The next morning, Alex goes to the gym and immediately he greets Conan, Conan angrily hits out at him for what he tried to do. Angry in return, Alex warns him he’ll break his face if he attacked him again, adding that when anyone asked him not to do something, he goes ahead and do the opposite. Conan warns him to keep his mouth shut as it was none of his business; Silvia intervenes and stops the fight. She’s on her way to the factory but Alex tells her he has a surprise for her on the way. Reluctantly she agrees.
Laura and Lorenzo are in bed (from the look on Lorenzo’s face, he hadn’t enjoyed himself one bit); she leaves the bed to draw a bath, after she asks him to take a bath with her. Meanwhile, Lorenzo has a flashback; about the night he and Silvia  first made love.
Gloria asks Isabella why she was looking so radiant all of a sudden. Silvia suspiciously asks Alex why the surprise was in a hotel. Tony listens to Mimi’s womb, insisting he understood what their baby was saying. E.P barges in and they both tell her they have set a date for their wedding. Alas for Alex (but in my opinion, it’s just what he deserves), Jose wasn’t at the hotel and Silvia was absolutely furious, naturally believing he had lured her there for sex, refusing to listen to him and walks away. Lorenzo calls Nattie to find out what she was going to tell him about Silvia, as it made him worry. Nattie assures him it was nothing serious. Silvia angrily tells Nattie to throw Alex out if he dared set foot into the office; Nattie assured her she’ll throw any cheating scumbag out. Famous last words, Orlando walked in, dripping disgusting charm and tells Nattie he needed to talk to her. Silvia leaves him alone. He insists he loved her and missed her and wanted her back in his life. Nattie in return tells him all she felt for him was disgust and absolute rage, but he urges her to be serious. She tells him he’s filth, a hypocrite and a womaniser and wants nothing to with him but when he suddenly kisses her, she doesn’t push him away. Isabella expresses her annoyance to Lorenzo about Orlando telling Estephano about her arrest, bad mouthing him in general. She doesn’t want anyone talking to Estephano without her consent. Laura’s doctor comes by the house to run more tests on her. Laura wonders why he looks nervous when she mentions Isabella’s name. Jose shows up at the gym and confronts Hercules for not telling him about the child he had with Mechita, demanding to see Silvia.