Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Hacienda: Theater of War!

Eduardo's desperation knew no limit as he barked out orders to his hitman, Jingo, instructing him to find out the hiding place of Alicia Gracia in Kito. He ordered him to do everything possible and scale every hurdle placed on his path of fishing out Alicia.

After Camila spoke with the family, Alejandro told her that he was relieved with her happy tears, but not with Irene's. he told her how Irene's internet boyfriend based in Lima stood her up, and didn't dare show his face to her in real life.

Camila began to soften the romantic ground for Hamman by hinting that she thought that Hamman and Irene had a soft spot for each other. Alejandro was won over, he agreed that Hamman was a great guy and better than the internet freak. The two lovers rocked away on the hotel bed where they were lodged.

Camila understood the reasons of Alejandro why he could not leave for Hacienda immediately, because of the load of responsibilities- Heidi's case, eviction of Claudia, public indictment of Patric and the tumult over the Novoa hotels alleged bankruptcy. She agreed to stand by him in Lima.

Eduardo was shocked to learn that Camila had been completely exonerated of all charges and is now free. His lawyer told him that Alejandro had turned the table against him by pressing charges of false witness, criminal embezzlement and bankruptcy of Novoa Hotels against him. Eduardo vehemently denied all the charges, saying he had nothing to do with it.

The bell tolled for Claudia, she desperately made a call to Canada, asking if the job she turned down some years ago was still available for her to come and pick up. She was told to check back in a month's time. She went wild with rage, a month is too long a delay, she could be behind bars by then.

Claudia and Patrick have been indicted! The Judicial system is Ecuador was swift. That was the good news that Alejandro brought to Hamman at the TV station where he worked. Alejandro came to thank him for the excellent press coverage organized by him, which made the judicial system swing in their favor.

Alejandro told him to phone Flavio and let him know that he appreciated the great and excellent work he too did in Kito. Hamman agreed that Flavio was a spectacular crusader for justice. At that moment, Flavio called Hamman to brief him about the recurrent danger that Alicia represented, having already paid a menacing visit to the Himenez family house once. He also pleaded with Hamman to put in a good word for him on Lucy, as his parents were irreconcilably opposed to his marrying his sister, Lucy.

Hamman was furious and hung up on him. Alejandro supported the romantic bid of Flavio for Lucy, and advised Hamman to reconcile with the fact that his life-long friend was the best candidate for his sister as husband. He frankly told him that he didn't see Flavio as a sister-snatcher. He also warned him to be wary of the scheduled private interview with Eduardo Bonfil.

Alicia deftly resurfaced at the Novoa Hotels and pretended to be a friend of Helena. She asked for Alejandro's phone number and residential address. She told the receptionist that she needed to meet Helena urgently. when she was told that the confidential information was not available, she flew off the handle and insulted the receptionist. She suddenly realized that she had exposed her motive for being angry with a simple denial of her seemingly 'harmless' requests. Her real plot however, was to kidnap Virginia, and hold the baby hostage, as a ransom for non prosecution by Camila.

Camila called her mother, Florencia, announcing to her that it would take some three days to tidy up the loose ends in Lima, before she and Alejandro could travel to join them in Hacienda, to 'liberate' Virginia from the pampering grandmothers. When Camila told her that Irene sends her regards, Florencia told her that John Perry from Hacienda also sends his regards. Camila laughed with a romantic knowing, asking what the distinguished gentleman was doing in Hacienda.

Claudia called and pleaded with Eduardo to save her from going to jail. Eduardo blamed her for opening her mouth to a journalist. He asked her if the journalist recorded the interview on tape. She said she did not know because she didn't see the man use a video-camera or tape recorder.

Eduardo told Claudia to shelve her ambition of coming to join him in Lima, saying it was not good for them to be seen together in public yet. When she asked if he would still give her the presidency of the Novoa hotels. He lied by fondly saying, " ... yes, my love".

Lucy has begun to fan the embers of rebellion against her father's opposition to her intended marriage to Flavio. She refused to to heed the warning of her parents that Flavio does not have a roof over his head and was not yet a graduate. She declared that she would marry Flavio, whether they like it or not.

Alicia began to spun more tricks to get to Florencia, Juanita and little Virginia. She phoned Himenez house and Lucy, picked it. She pretended that she was Maruhita, Florentia's ally. When lucy told her that Florencia had travelled to Hacienda to visit helena Novoa, she asked Lucy for the address and phone number of where Florencia was staying. After the disclosure, Paddy grabbed the phone from Lucy and asked who the caller was. Alicia kept quiet and hung up. Paddy knew immediately that it was not Maruhita but Alicia.

Lucy gasped, on realizing her error of endangering Florencia's life by her indiscreet disclosure of Florencia's location to a demented killer on the loose. Paddy called Hamman to brief him of the mistake of Lucy and warned him to be wary of Eduardo in his next professional exploit of interviewing the criminal.

Camila noticed that Alejandro was tensed and looking worried, so she confronted him, demanding for the reason behind his worried look. after much persuasion, he confessed to her that Alicia was on the loose, and seeking to hunt down Florencia for the kill. Camila gasped with shock and immediately she ordered for two flight tickets to Ecuador, they left immediately for Hacienda.

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