Wednesday, December 06, 2006

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It was the season of blackmails, as L.A attacked Marissa at a press conference, where he questioned her moral standing as an 'adulterer' to lead a bank, so was Alfredo also blackmailing L.F that she must compulsorily escort him to La Paz, for the physio-therapeutic rehabilitation of his limbs. L.F was initially reluctant to follow him, but he compromised her by demanding of her to stand by her vows to stay by him through thick and thin. Alfredo was mortally afraid that before he comes back from La Paz in few months time, Carlos may have hijacked and marry L.F.

The evil workers began to change and switch sides as the shifting sands of their hope began to sink. Carolina advised her boyfriend, Armando to get closer to L.F and be more friendly with her. She told him to do this discretely without the knowledge of Jennifer who hates L.F. [This is the same girl who taunted and mocked L.F as a poor gardener's daughter in the past].

Carlos noticed that Don has a partially paralyzed hand too, and he recommended for him to travel to La Paz for physio too. The old man agreed and told him to go ahead with the arrangements. L.F came to announce to Carlos that she had to escort Alfredo to La Paz for his medical treatment there. Carlos was saddened, much as he tried, he could not stop L.F from following her fiance to La Paz.

Consuelo swung ferociously against Virginia, her husband's mistress and secretary when she came to visit Heriberto at the hospital. She really embarrassed her. It was pay-back time, since Roberto Sotomayor was in no condition to defend his mistress now.

Rigoberto suspected that Consuelo had not fully confessed to Don, because, Don has not begun to see L.F as Amelia's daughter or his granddaughter. So, she called L.F aside, to fill the missing 'wicked' gaps for her, ... just as she was about to open her mouth, to reveal her biological ties to Don Fernando, through Amelia, Vanessa arrived at the hospital, and interrupted them.

She asked if it was true that her dad was on admission. Consuelo took over by gleefully telling her that, her dad had brain cancer, and would soon die as revealed by the doctors. When Vanessa requested that Consuelo should arrange for her father to be treated abroad, her pleadings fell on deaf ears.

Heriberto called and begged Don Fernando to take good care of his daughter. This was the last wish of a dying man. It was so emotional and pitiful

Ordonez advised Marissa not to swallow L.A's bait by personalizing her response to L.A's public attack. He told her that The bank and Board of directors would defend her legally and publicly against L.A.

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L.A meant business, he has embarked on an orchestrated smear campaign of blackmail and calumny against Marissa. When Pedro came to beg him to desist, he told him that he won't stop until Marissa is completely disgraced publicly or Pedro drops his ambition to marry her. Pedro was so soft, he doesn't want any harm to come to Marissa, so he broke off his relationship with her because of L.A's blackmail.

Just as Consuelo opened her mouth to reveal the blood ties between L.F and her, an emergency call interrupted her, telling her that her husband had slumped and has been rushed to the hospital. Immediately she and L.F rushed to the hospital to see Heriberto. They met Don there. Don invited L.F to a chat and over a cup of coffee, he strongly insisted that she must not marry Alfredo but tie the nuptial knots with Carlos.

After Carlos had examined and revived Heriberto, he found that he had brain tumor and may not live longer.

Caesar considered the offer of a better and dignified job by his Dad.

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Reuben had come to protest to Lupe for allowing his son to be doing menial jobs like driver and gardener for Marissa. Ordonez used the opportunity to tell him that he and Lupe would be going to the altar to sign the dotted lines soon. He also advised Reuben in strong terms to stop stirring up trouble between Lupe and her son. Before Reuben left, he begged Lupe to let Caesar come to see him, that he would give him a more dignified job with better income and prospects.

Marissa was sad because L.A refused to sign the divorce papers. She informed Pedro of possible delay to their marriage plans. She told him how L.A planned to stir up an adultery scandal in the press, in order to smear her reputation, and cause the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Bank, to remove her as the president. She told him that L.A is prepared to fight dirty, because he was jealous of Pedro.

Jenny, having heard Carlos plan to buy a new house for Pedrito, mocked him by proposing that he should divide his newest property into 4 and give Pedrito one portion, because he would not be the only child, as she would give him 3 children too, after marriage. She told Carlos to quickly come and impregnate her so that, she too can give him a son to play with, and would not have to be running after Pedrito again. She said all this just to taunt L.F, and true to her expectation, L.F was angry and insolent, she was not happy with Jenny's interruption of their get-together.

L.A came to visit L.F again to ask for her forgiveness. She sharply interjected that she had grown up knowing only one father, and that father is Pedro. saying, she has nothing to do with him, even though she has forgiven him.

Dr. Serrano counseled Carlos to recommend for Alfredo to travel to La Paz for physiotherapy treatment for his palsied limbs, because that is what he would need for the next few months for proper rehabilitation of the use of his limbs. After the message was passed to Alfredo, he looked Carlos in the eyes and asked him if he had been spending nights together with his fiancee because he heard reports that they were eating around restaurants together. Carlos smiled and told him not to break his head about L.F, since what he (Alfredo), wanted from her is marriage, Carlos assured him that L.F would keep her vows to him and marry him. He however assured him that, it would not stop L.F loving him (Carlos). Alfredo was jealous.

Foundation for another tragedy was being laid as L.F foolishly embraced and accepted Armando as her half brother when Vanessa brought him and introduced him to her. She was troubled in the spirit by this mysterious association, but kept an outward fraternal friendliness with this strange half brother, who was nothing but a criminal accomplice of a criminal father. [If L.F rejected L.A, her father, why must she embrace Armando, L.A's criminal accomplice, it is a recipe for another disaster].

Marissa accused Jenny of withholding information from her about L.A's second child and daughter. She told her that she knew because Carol told both Carlos and her together at the same time.

Heriberto slumped at the Iron and Steel factory and was rushed to the hospital. Consuela finally accepted to follow the advise of Heriberto by going to L.F's house to inform her that she was her Aunt. The game is up!

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The twists and turns of this telenovela never cease to amaze us. L.F has begun to avoid wedding or marriage discussions with Alfredo. After Alfredo sought and got her forgiveness for hiding the truth of her paternity from her, he asked her if she would still stand by her vows to marry him. She dodged the question, and pretending a continual flow over the paternity issues, by telling Alfredo that she would not recognize L.A as her father, but would continue to adore Pedro as her real father. Alfredo noted her evasion but kept quiet over it.

Marissa got really into troubled waters when L.A refused to sign the divorce papers. She later went to confront L.A over his allegations of adultery. She too accused him of fathering another daughter by another woman outside of their matrimony, (based on the latest info that Carlos fed her with). It was a drama of accusation and counter-accusation between the two. After Marissa left, Carlos called his Mr. Fix It, Solozarno to get and pay false witnesses who would testify in court, that Marissa had long been cheating on him with Pedro for several years before now, and that she was an adulterer.

Carlos later informed Marissa that Pedro had come to formally seek him permission to marry her and he had given him the green light. Carlos has also tactically backed out of moving in with Jenny, because he seem to be more confident that L.F would play ball very soon. Jenny was devastated by this latest rejection, she went to her sister, Carol, for counsel. Carol advised her to follow her to consult with a witch doctor on how to catch Carlos.

When Jenny got to the witch doctor, during consultation, the witch doctor told her that Carlos would never be her husband and he has been destined to marry another woman. Jenny was angry with the prediction of the witch, but that one assured her that it has been written from heaven as part of Carlos Eduardo's Destiny and nobody can change it.

Don Fernando, now sober and sane, suddenly discover that his will did not reflect his desires. He thought L.A did not capture his desire well. He did not know that it was the fabricated will which Consuelo made him to sign in the days of his amnesia. since he saw his signature on it, he thought L.A was the one who did not capture his desires well on the Will. So, he decided to write another will, He told Marissa's lawyer Mujica to write him a new will that would absolutely capture his desires.

Ordonez was in the company of Lupe, they were gisting about how L.A intended to crookedly corner Marissa with false case of adultery. Caesar stumbled on them in relaxed and affectionate posture. Ordonez siezed the opportunity to announced to Caesar that he was in love with Lupe, and would want his endorsement. He gave them express acceptance and even told Ordonez that he has confidence in him, that his mom would be well cared for in their marriage.

Lucero took Armando to L.F's house but they did not meet her at home. L.F had gone to visit Carlos in the hospital. She told him her encounter with L.A and Consuelo who confirmed to her that L.A was father. Carlos warned her not to believe those two crooks, that they might be setting a trap for her. L.F re-assured him that that their claim was true, because Pedro and Joaquina confirmed it. She warned him not to tell Marissa, because it would affect her emotionally. He agreed with her. It was so touching, they embraced each other, again and again, they were naturally relaxed in each other's company. So, they went to the restaurant to eat.

Xochil was monitoringthem and saw how radiant and happy L.F was, in the company of Carlos at the restaurant. Xochil went to tell Alfredo that L.F was deceiving him, because she saw her in a happy mood with Carlos eating at the restaurant. Alfredo told her that he was not surprised, because, when he put the question of marriage to L.F, she was evasive and avoided to answer him.

L.F and C.E later went to her house to see their son, Pedrito. Carlos renewed his desire to buy a new house for his son, L.F was happy and accepted his offer. Jenny who also have been monitoring their movements knocked and entered L.F's house to surprise them.

Consuelo told her husband that L.A has announced to L.A that he was her father. Heriberto was uncomfortable because the noose is getting tighter, and he told her that their manipulative days are numbered.

After Caesar left, as Ordonez and Lupe were about to seal their relationship with a kiss, Reuben, Caesar's father, knocked and entered the house.

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Luisa Fernanda rose up in rebellion against Joaquina and Pedro, for deceiving her over the years about the identity of her true father, which they hid from her. She accused and lambasted both of them for toying with her life with deceit. Pedro wept by admitting his fault for hiding the truth of her paternity from her for so long, and asked for her forgiveness, so was Sister Joaquina.

He told L.F how L.A and Amelia began and how he rejected Amelia after knowing that he had impregnated her. With the coast over her paternity cleared, she stood up firmly and declared that she would never accept L.A as her father, and would always consider Pedro as her rteal father.

Selfish Pedro went to Carlos to seek his acceptance for his intention to marry his mom, Marissa. Carlos had a good heart, forgiving and and not retaliatory, he listened to and accepted Pedro into the family.

When the divorce was concluded, L.A threw another stone of confusion into the arena, claiming he would not willingly sign the divorce papers because he had caught his wife, 'adulterous' wife Marissa, cheating on him with another man called Pedro.

Consuela's room of maneuver is rapidly shrinking with the daily truth being revealed. She confirmed to Rigo that L.A had confessed to L.F that he was her father.

Armando came to seek the help of Vanessa to connect him with his half sister, L.F. Vanessa organized a meeting between the two.

L.F went to visit Alfredo, and he was angry and jealous that she had not come to see him for quite some time now. He asked her if it was Carlos that was responsible. She denied it and told him that she had been battling to reject her biological father who had been pursuing her for many days, begging to be accepted as her father.

Alfredo nodded and mentioned Luis Alejandro's name. L.F was shocked that even the psychiatrist Alfredo too knew her paternity secrets and hid it from her. He apologized to her for being silent on that. She was angry with him and told him that he cannot be trusted and what he did is unpardonable!

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The invisible cupid cord that bound Carlos and Luisa is always activated anytime when they are alone with each other. From dinner to singing and before you could say: Jack Robinson! they were in each other's arms kissing passionately. L.F after some time had to break away from Carlos embrace and also accused him of kissing her. She warned him to stop it because their respective fiancees won't be happy to learn that they were together alone, kissing each other.

Pedro and Marissa got officially engaged and their romantic courtship got into full swing.

Alfredo was lonely and miserable, knowing that L.F would never love him as much as she loves Carlos Eduardo, and that her gesture of symbolic marriage vow, to him was out of pity for his miserable state.

Carlos left L.F's house and went to see that new apartment which Jenny has chosen. while examining the features, scheming Jenny tried to distract his attention from the clock, so that he would be too late to go home and therefore sleep over at the new house.

L.F too eventually reconsidered the invitation to meeting by Consuelo at the hotel's restaurant. When she got there, she was surprised to see L.A sitting at the same table with Consuelo. After she had sat down, L.A told her calmly that he was her father. She did not believe him. He told her half truths that he never knew that Amelia was pregnant by him. It was just a teenage fling. He never saw Amelia again until just before the tragic accident in which she got killed. Consuelo testified to all what L.A told her. L.F broke down in tears to know that this sneaky villain was her father.

She left them abruptly at the table for home, but she could not go home because of the heavy burden of this discovery. She went to the romantic garden which used to be the love zone between her and Carlos, to weep uncontrollably at the misfortune of having a villain like L.A, as father, and also because everybody around her knew this but they did not tell her. Her memory flashed back to when Amelia was excited to meet L.A in court, and when she became sad after her encounter with L.A because he did not recognize her (Amelia).

When Caesar saw how his mom grew hysterical anytime he asked to know his dad. He sobered up and accepted his fate. He calmed down his mom and assured her that he would never ask her to know his Dad again.

In his quest to meet his half sister, Armando implored Lucero to help him trace where she lives, so that he can go to tell her that they were the same blood from the same father.

Carlos Eduardo visited Don Fernando, and he told him that it was a tall dream to expect L.F to come back to him to marry him. Don disagreed with him, saying, like never before, he should stand up to fight for Luisito's love, for that is the only thing that can guarantee his matrimonial happiness. He urged him never to settle down with the 'witch' called Jennifer.