Saturday, March 17, 2007


About three weeks ago, the popular telenovela REBECA began airing on TV3 and MITV. Because of the popular clamor by our readers, we would begin the episode summaries or snippets of this soap opera. Thanks to my good friend, Bola Oluyemi whose in-depth telenovela research, discovered the story, in full, for us.

If we can complete the snippets in one week, (a miracle!), then we would have succeeded in providing a platform of entertainment for our community of readers on this blog.

It is the story of a poor 20-year old girl, Rebeca Linares, who had the misfortune to be born by emotionally reckless parents- Maltide and Adalberto. Right from conception, Adalberto became a run-away father. He doubted the his paternity over that pregnancy, abandoned Maltide Linares and went to marry a supposedly rich lady- Regina Montalbán. For twenty years, he had neither peace nor joy, because his marriage to Regina was barren. He then began a painful retreat and search, for what he threw away two decades ago- his unknown daughter and Maltide, his lover.

Rebeca met and fell in love with a young rich 25-year old man, Eduardo Montalbán, whom she shared the same birthday with. Attractive Rebeca Linares was the magnetic object of adoration for rich widower and father of Eduardo, Sergio Montalbán. So, the stage was set for romantic intrigues between father and son for the love of the same girl.

Sergio won the first round, as he succeeded in using the vulnerable pecuniary circumstances of Rebeca to get her into marrying him. But Sergio had enough 'skeletons in his wardrobe' to make that marriage awful for him. The trio of, his bitter housemaid and mother of one of his two children,- Sara, his sister- Regina and his daughter Carolina made his life and happiness in marriage to Rebeca Linares a woeful one.

How would you feel if your father 'snatched' your fiancee and married her, while you live under the same roof with them? That is part of the mystery questions and emotional agonies that this telenovela would seek to answer and assuage in the next few days of posting it.

Stay with me as I do a quick preview of the actors and actresses of REBECA, after which we would launch, full scale, into publishing the full story of REBECA Linares.

In The Middle of A Game

Guillermo has begun to suffer emotional hard knocks from the hands of Jennifer de la Cunning. He told his secretary after a disappointing outing with Jenny, that he just discovered that he was in the middle of a game between Jenny and her ex boyfriend.

He related how Jenny deceived him by pretending that she was his invited guest to the wedding of Ordonez. On getting there, he discovered that everybody at the ceremony were well-known to Jenny, and what more, the venue was the house of Carlos Eduardo, her ex boyfriend. He felt bad to know that Jenny was toying with his feelings while her emotional gaze was, obsessively still riveted on the fantasy restoration of relationships with Carlos Eduardo.

The unending game of revelation of Don Fernando's Granddaughter took another turn as Rigoberto partially let the cat out of the bag. Consuelo, in her traditional wickedness twisted that revelation by lying that Amelia was thrown out, not because of untimely pregnancy, but because of theft. She told the old man that Amelia and her boyfriend stole the old man's money and stocks from the steel plant.

She would later lie to the old man that his granddaughter, died in the auto crash that killed Amelia. This lie sent Don into another round of sorrow, and he had to escape from the house, to go and pour out his agony at the Park.

Jennifer de la Fury promises to go on the offensive in the coming week. She stumbled on Armando as he was telling Carol that he needed to be closer to L.F because she was his sister. Jenny was shocked and filled with fury to hear this truth. Not only would she order Armando and Carol to leave her house, because they were hobnobbing with her mortal enemy- Luisa Fernanda. She would also rush to leak the secrets to Marissa Gomez.

Caesar is about to send Carlos on an unpalatable assignment that may backfire. Having told Carlos about the stolen bank documents which L.A hid in his new office, Carlos was determined, and opted for the dangerous alternative of breaking into the place in the night to retrieve the documents. I wonder why he did not opt to report the matter to the police. They would have caught L.A in his wickedness. Perhaps it was as usual, to prolong the telenovela.

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