Two sceptres ruled the five episodes of last week in "The Gardener's Daughter" telenovela:
- The discovery of Amelia,
- The exposure and disgrace of Jennifer de la Vega.
Marissa, the elegant and noble banker, President of the Metropolitan Bank conglomerate, is one woman with two terrible weaknesses and therefore two mistakes in life:
- Emotional blindness, that led her into a compromising marriage to Luis Alejandro Montero, an emotional hitch-hiker and romantic schemer;
- Emotional gulibility, that led her to embrace and associate with dubious Jennifer de la Vega, whose true desire was to lay hold on her wealth, through a desperate marriage to her son.
Pedro Perez is one other fellow that left a bad taste in my mouth. He lived a life of fantasy for 2 deacades that never became a reality. If 18 years was not enough to win the love of any woman, particularly under the same roof, that can no longer be love or even infatuation, it has become a debilitating OBSESSION!
His obsession has become selfishness. Life cannot be chained and imprisoned. Life is a continum and always ever in progress. Pedro seeks to stop the globe from turning on its axis. He doesn't want Amelia to go back to her father because he may lose both Luisa Fernanda and Amelia to the truth. The truth of Luisa's biological fatherhood.
There is no vacum in life, after about 8 years of "frozen ice" relationship called 'marriage', Pedro allowed himself to be melted by the fiery passion of Suzanna, his secret lover in a 10-year romance. I think that is when he should have called it quits, with Amelia; but he hung on in his obsession that Amelia, the spoiled brat, proud and ungrateful for little mercies, would one day, love him back. Their final separation was a crushing blow for Pedro. He could have avoided that heavy blow if he had looked elsewhere for true love.
Whatever you love, you let go, if it is truly yours, it would come back. To keep what you love in prison or in a cage, because of your fear of losing it, is not true love. Instead of fighting L.A. over Luisa Fernanda's paternity, what I feel he should have done is to call Luisa aside and tell her the whole truth 'and nothing but the truth'. that would have been better than manipulating her life with half-truths by him and Amelia. that was why I consider their attitude in relation to Luisa Fernanda asd selfish.