Sunday, August 27, 2006

Week 1: Weekend Review of The Gardener's Daughter

Wow, 3 episodes from wednesday 23rd August till date. Get ready for excitements and disappointments. Be reminded that we have 177 episodes to go. that translates to about 36 weeks or approximately nine months. Barring hitches, like major world sports fiesta like the FIFA world cup or Afrcan Nations Cup, this telenovela should end with the month of May 2007. God willing, Nigeria should also be changing baton of political leadership by that period too, to a newly elected officers of state from the Presidency down to the local government levels.

Ghana started airing the Gardener's daughter, lahija del Jardinero some 5 weeks ago they should be in episode 25 to 30 by now. anybody with Ghanaian friends could easily get the summaries of 1 to 30 from their friends if you want. Our Blog has been bombarded by Ghanaians, Kenyans, and Malaysians. visitors from these countries have landed on our pages from the search engines, particularly Google Search Engine 'The giant we love', like my hubby would normally say.

Episode 3: If Our Path Crosses Again, Then, Its Pay-Back Time- (1)

This telenovela began rather too early to recompense the evil doers- Consuela Elcantara, Luis Alexandro, Don Fernando Elcantara.

Luis Alexandro hit Luisa Fernanda while driving on high speed and she was taken to the hospital where Dr. Carlos Eduardo Gomez attended to her. Neither of them (biological father and daughter) knew that they were blood relatives. Carlos' best friend, Augusto, a fresh graduate attorney suggested that Luisa should file a suit in court for injury and damages against Luis Alexandro, so that the court can make him to pay her...this was a fertile idea that both Liusa and her best friend Vanessa agreed to, even though her injury was minor. They thought that the compensatory money would be enough to finance Luisa Fernanda's trip with the rich girls for their graduating class crise to the carribeans.

Consuela was conscripted by her father, into a 'marriage of convinience' with a rich man whom she does not love and after 18 years of marriage, the marriage has been fruitless, as Consuela was certified barren. Thank God, the man already had a daughter (Vanessa), by another woman before he married Consuela. what a harvest of the evil she had sown by scheming her elder sister Amelia, out of her heritage from their father.

Don Fernanda Elcantara became worried and anxious at old age of not having any grand-child to inherit his great fortune. He asked Consuela if it is still possible for her to have a child. She replied her father harshly, that he should not remind her of her impossible case and thereby insulting her. She said that her husband is happy with her in her condition. Don Fernanda kept quiet and with a sad countenance...secretly must have been regreting sending Amelia with his grand-child out of his life some 18 years ago.

Consuela accidentally met with Luis Alexandro at a fast-food restaurant where they exchanged greetings and addresses. When Alexandro asked after Amelia and what became of the prgnancy, Consuela lied by telling him that Amelia aborted the pregnancy.