Friday, September 01, 2006

Episode 7: The Drunken Stupor

Just like the case of Diego and Paloma, in Cuando Seas Mia (When You Are Mine), Luisa Fernanda and Carlos gave us a glimpse of the love adventures that would grow between them in weeks and months to come: A defiant love that would be driven by a stupor that would trigger passionate hatred and desperate intrigues and has no respect for any opposition, be it from families, associates, fiance or fiancees.

Luisa, in a fit of anger stormed the house of Carlos with the aim of confronting Luis Alejandro to warn him to desist from insulting her mom and threatening her. Just near-arrival, she saw her father, Pedro Perez there too and she ran back thinking he was on a similar mission. Not knowing that the man was working there on a contract as a jardinero to get the garden ready for a big party.

Carlos, who was driving home for a meeting with his mom and fiancee, Marissa and Jennifer, saw her in the distance and went after her. Their rebuff and exchange of anger and apologies landed both, in a near-by restaurant for a lunch date. Carlos and Luisa dug up so much about each other's background on this date. Luisa forgave and drank the wine of Carlos (did I hear you say 'wine of love'?) recklessly, shunning every restraint by Carlos. She opened up that she doesn't have any boyfriend when carlos broached the issue. Carlos lied that he too doesn't have any girlfriend. When Luisa reminded him of Jennifer, he lied that Jenny was a family friend. Carlos confesses to Luisa that his attraction to her was her transparent innocence and honesty.

Jennifer de la Vega and Marissa became worried when Carlos did not show up for the lunch meeting, so Jenny put in a call through to Carlos who was still being spell-bound by Luisa's ravishing beauty at the restaurant. He picked the call and lied to Jenny that he could not make the lunch meeting because he was attending to a medical emergency at the hospital. Luisa laughed and said, " I am your medical emergency?" to which Carlos explained away his lies that they were some of his friends who invited him to lunch and would be offended if he had told them that he is at lunch with another person.

Jennifer became suspicious and requested from Boukina, the old house-keeper of Marissa, to take carlos lunch to him at work. She invited Marissa to join her for the surprise visitation which trully turned out as a shock and unexpected discovery that Carlos was not at the hospital for any medical emergency. Jennfer de la Vega was hot with jealousy and furious because she suspected Carlos of having lied to her to cover up his escapade with the 'young school girl'- Luisa. She lost her cheerful countenance and concentration for the rest of the day and was moody and very harsh with all the models who came for audition/practise in her company in preparation for her forth-coming fashion show, eminently supported by Marissa Gomez Ruiz.

Consuela entered Luiz Alejandro's office, meeting him with Andreina- his mistress and concubine, who also happens to be his wife's, Marissa's secretary. The "Consuela-L.A." meeting was a session in catalog of revelations, as both learned that their respective marriages to their spouses have produced no offsprings. Consuela briefed L.A. of his step-son's encounter and visit to attend to don Elcantara's medication at home, and how he spurned her. L.A. suggested to her to divorce her husband (and he could handle the suit), if she is truly unhappy with her marriage as she claimed (she had earlier told L.A that her hubby was an ambitious money-monger who has no love for her). She changed the subject immediately, because the hubby is also a pawn in her schemes to inherit the fortune of Don Elcantara after scheming Amelia, her elder sister out of the heritage. L.A. tried to discourage Consuela from any affair with him, saying (but of course lying) that he is a faithful husband and adores his wife. He warned Consuela to forget she ever kissed him yesterday and should just let bygone be bygone. The past should be buried and not uprooted.

Luisa Fernanda was drunk silly, she couldn't even stand on her feet. Carlos had to drive her home, and they were lucky Luisa's parents, particularly the hot-tempered and acidic-tongued Amelia. it was Ceasar, Pedro's apprentice who rescued her and helped Carlos to carry her to her bderoom to sleep off after a bout of vomiting.

Heriberto Sotomayor, Consuela's husband came home late and was challenged by Rigobert, the old house-keeper why he didn't respond immediately to the distress call during the mild heart-attack of Don Elcantara earlier in the day. he replied that he was very busy with an important meeting and that it is time for the old man to

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