Friday, September 29, 2006

Episode 28: Love Has To Be Mutual

The agony of a grand father! Even the police that came to rescue and separate Luisa Fernanda from the desperate grips of Don Fernando, admitted that she resembled the old man. That was why they tend to believe the anguish cries of the old man that Luisa was his daughter. But believe must be based on facts, so, in an effort to match their names, they asked him what his name was, alas! Amnesia has erazed his name from his memory: he doesn't know his name. To produce the fact of his identity, they also asked for his particulars, he searched feverishly for his purse which contained his identity, even Luisa helped him too to search his pockets, alas! Amnesia has snatched his purse from him and thrown it into the bush, it could not be found. This is what led the police to think that, if a man doesn't know his name, how could he possibly know who his daughter is? so they took him and dragged him to their they were dragging him, he cried out aloud with anguish in his voice to his daughter saying: "...Honey, don't let them take are my daughter,...Honey, please heeelp meeee..., don't let her go, she is my daughter...".

Don was eventually found and brought home from the police station. When asked what happened and where was his car? He couldn't remember anything that happened! Heriberto was more concerned for the car that was missing than being relieved for his father-in-law that has been found. All the police could tell them was that, he was found by a young girl who handed him over to them. Don excused the crowd of sympathetic undertakers- Consuela and her husband. After they left, he crawled to the foot of the Cross of Calvary in his room...he held on to the foot of Jesus weeping and praying. Would the Saviour intervene in his calamity? Would the God of salvation bring Don to his desired haven, and shame all his enemies, including Amnesia? The unfolding episodes would tell.

Back on the cruise, Vanessa told Carlos that today being the last day of the the cruise she wanted to celebrate it together with him in his cabin. Carlos disengaged himself from her exploring hands and told her that, he was not in mood for that, and he went straight to his cabin. In his cabin, he felt bad that he had not told Luisa by his own mouth about Jenny.He wondered that Luisa would hate him by now, and rightly so. Knock on his cabin door: it was vanessa again, this time with food and wine, satying that she brough t him something to eat for dinner since she didn't see him at the restaurant. He warned Vanessa that she was looking for trouble. that she should leave him alone as he doesn't want to talk about his problem with anybody.

His Kisses Were A Lie!
Back home, Luisa faced scolding from Amelia for taking her boyfriend along for the cruise, thereby breaking the school rules. Luisa just ignored her, and went to lock up herself in her room. Weeping and talking to herself saying: " everything was a lie: his kisses, his romance and his promises?" At that point, Pedro came in to commune with her, and she poured out her heart to him about how Carlos betrayed her, because she heard that he had another girlfriend.

Next day as Pedro and Amelia were tackling each other, in their usual tradition of strife, she blurted out that: "...I can't wait to sign my divorce papers and getting away from you!" Luisa Fernanda heard it and she came into their room asking them. "What did you say, mother, you want to get a divorce?"...they were silent for a while, but when Pedro wanted to lie by denying it, Amelia interrupted him saying, it is true and had been long in the pipeline, they were only waiting for her to finish her final exams; and that it was for her good.

Luisa was heart-broken with this news but amelia and Pedro told are that it was inevitable. After Amelia left for work, Luisa came to pedro and told him: "...daddy, between us there are no secrets, tell me what happened. Pedro told her only half truths, never told her that they were never, for the 19-year sex-less marriage lived once, as husband and wife. He however told her the truth that he had loved and adored Amelia all his life, but Amelia has not reciprocate his love. He admitted that LOVE HAS TO BE MUTUAL and not one-sided.

Jennifer stormed Marissa's house just as Carlos was arriving from the Cruise. As Jenny was accussing him of not caring for her, he stopped her with his accusation of spoiling his cruise by conspiring and sending Augusto to do her dirty job of telling Luisa Fernanda of everything about their former relationship and the pregnancy. Jennifer was surprised and denied it. In the midst of their arguement, an emergency phonecall from Consuela came for Carlos, that his darling patient, Don Fernando is suffering from Amnesia. He had to leave in a hurry to attend to Don.

The Fashion show was a big success...a big side-attraction was Leopoldo and Andreina. It seems Andreina is gradually becoming fond of Leopoldo. Marissa had to organise for the couple to go for a vacation on a Carribean Island. Leopoldo was excited and sees Andreina as an angel sent his way by Marissa. L.A. is angry and not happy about the developing love-affair between Andreina and Leopoldo his best friend.

Next day, L.A. in a surprising move, told Marissa that he would follow her to work to take coffee there. Marissa was naively happy. When they got to Marissa's office, she intoduced him to her efficient secretary, Amelia. After Marissa left him to attend to other matters, he stood before Amelia and refused to leave until Amelia agreed to a lunch date with him at one of his hide-outs later in the afternoon. He scribbled the address down for her and left.

Episode 27: I Know You, You Are My Daughter

The battles in the life of Don Alcantara offered him an unusual trophy in tonite's episode. The trophy contained a strange wine, the wine of amnesia. Victory in this battle was a must for him, but drink, he must, of the wine of a debilitating dieseas of amnesia (memory-loss).

His desperation for victory in battle propelled him to pay the price, the heavy price of drinking the wine of memory-loss. From now on, Consuela Alcantara ceases to be the the greatest enemy of Don. The new "enemy-in-charge" is AMNESIA. And in his mortal combat with this enemy, as he strives to come out of the stupor, induced by this strange wine, he would have to come to terms with his soulish desire to meet Luisa Fernanda, his grand daughter whom he has left all his fortune to in his will. She may as well ignite his memory and recovery by leading him out of this incapacitating stupour. Out of the cloud, he located the secret that had been carefully hidden from him, throughout his ordeal with his wicked daughter, Consuelo Alcantara: he found his 'heiress-to-be' of his fortune. He found AMELUISA.

Who is Ameluisa? She is the young beautiful 18-year old daughter of Don Fernando Alcantara, the apple of his eyes, but that was some 19 years ago, before she became impregnated by Luis Alejandro Montero, before she was excommunicated and disowned by Don. That was when he last set his eyes on her. Tonite, 19 years afterwards, Luisa the daughter of Amelia has taken the exact image and replica of her mom: beautiful and tender. Her appearance by the street to rescue a Don that is alreday lost in the cloud of amnesia. Luisa's face was a resurrection of Amelia's face of 19 years ago. That was why Don called Luisa Fernanda "My daughter" when Luisa came to rescue him by the side street near the garden tonite. He saw Amelia, his daughter, as he touched the face of Luisa, his grand daughter. Would the effect of this wine of Amnesia wore off? Would he come back to regain his full memory? would he be consigned into a home for the sick or psychiatric cases? Only time and the next few episodes would tell?
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Pedro, catching Amelia in the act, made her to admit that she was truly talking to L.A. on phone and he was the 'stranger' that bumped into her on the street by the house. A row broke out between them as Amelia insisted that L.A. has a right to know the whereabouts of his daughter Luisa Fernanda. Pedro disagreed with her saying, L.A. was a jerk, a deserter and a coward who has no right to claim Luisa as his daughter. Moreover, Luisa's name, he claimed, was registered in his(Pedro Perez's) name as the father. LUISA FERNANDA PEREZ! If L.A. wants to fight it out he should be ready to meet him (Pedro) in court.

Amelia, at work the next day, told Lupe about her encounter with L.A., how he recognized her and how Pedro resisted her, and told her not talk to, or see L.A. She concluded her story by saying that: "...if even Pedro dies of a heart-attack, I am going to meet Luis Alejandro".

Luisa Fernanda received the shock of her life while on the cruise and was chatting with "Basket-Mouth" Augusto. He was trying to win the confidence of Luisa, so he told her a well-kept secret and begged her not to reveal it to Vanessa, because she would be hurt. Luisa urged him on, promising not to say anything to Vanessa. Augusto told her that Carlos is so distraught during this cruise because he had a load of burden on his mind. He told her that Carlos has a girl friend whom he has been dating for some few months now, and they're going to marry very soon. Luisa was shocked and asked him further, who is the girl? Augusto replied: "...her name is JENNIFER de LA VEGA, a georgeous model in town, please don't tell Vanessa!"

Luisa Fernanda lost her balance, she asked Augusto which Jennifer, is it the lawyer? Augusto replied that Jennifer was not a lawyer, but a former Miss Universe. L.F. was mad with anger, calling Carlos a cheating liar and ran away to her cabin. Augusto misunderstood her expression... thinking that she was being jealous for her best friend Vanessa, and he was afraid that she would go and reveal the news to Vanessa.

In her cabin, tears of pain and betrayal flowed freely like a river from her eyes, in-between
her cracking sobs, she asked: " could he do this to me? could he deceive me? could he make a fool of me?" She made her decision to leave immediately for home, there was no point to pretend to still be in he same boat with a supposed 'traitor'. She came to the LOVE BOAT with hope and joy; but she left it as a HATE BOAT with disappointment and anger. Not even the pleadings by Sister Smiley and Vanessa could stop her from leaving.

Luis Alejandro is a black-spotted leopard, that won't let go his cunning spots after 19 years. He called Don at home on a Sunday, to tell him that he has not found Amelia and that Mrs. Alvare Torres, the phony 'witness' who was supposed to have had the last contact with Amelia has disappeared into thin air. Why is L.A. lying and deceiving the old man? Surely, it must be because he wanted to first negotiate with Amelia, to put him in the scheme of things, before presenting her as a trophy to Don, so that Don can see him as a saviour and not a villain.

Fire on the mountain! Consuela run, run and ran to Amelia's house, to work out another evil scheme that would not put her at a disadvantage....Amelia told her to go and wait for her at a near-by joint, because Pedro was at home. As she dressed up to go out, Pero locked her in, because he suspected that she wanted to go to a meeting with that"Bast..."! Consuela waited in vain as Amelia could not come.

Augusto called his friend, Carlos aside, to confess his mistake of telling Luisa about Jenny, and that was the reason for Luisa being upset. Carlos flew off the handle and for the first time came out openly that Luisa was his girlfriend, accusing Augusto of being : "...a jealous opportunist did that, to separate her from me!" Augusto's confusion was magnified and multiplied beyond measure, it took him a while before comprehending the anger and outburst of Carlos, and when he uderstood, he angrily retorted that Carlos has betrayed him, Vanessa, and Jenniffer. that was the end of their love boat dream and perhaps, friendship. He walked away angrily. Carlos later realised through Sister Smiley that Luisa Fernanda has left the yatch and gone home since morning!