Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Las Aparicio Recaps ep 103-104

What's up, guys?

I want to thank you all once again for all the nice comments, they really do mean a lot.

I also want to give credit where is due. There are some things, particularly nicknames, that I've heard around and incorporated into the recaps. 'Emo', 'Assmando', 'Assmanho' and 'Herpes' are courtesy of the awesome gals from the afterellen forum. The same goes for the tequila/muffin joke, while credit for the 'McTrio' bit goes to my pal from Mexico, Bere (you are from Mexico, right?).

Now, everything Julia related I came up with: she inspires the sarcastic little biatch in me.

Having said that, let's get to it.

Episode 103

Mariana's Loft. Night.

The girls are in bed, naked, post sex.

Julia's talking and talking and talking, while Mariana is doing what she should've been doing all this time: ignoring her. If only she had, she would've saved herself, and us, a whole lot of pain.

Anyway, while Mariana sleeps, Julia is talking about how incredible it is that they've been in each others lives a gazillion years and they still want to be together.

It is incredible, Julia. I've known you four months and I've been over you for like, two out of the four. I think maybe Mariana wants to make sure she gets into heaven, so being with you her whole life is her way of doing all of her suffering on earth and gaining her sainthood.

Julia: I love you. And I also think that it is super important that we give each other this space so we can talk. I feel like, finally, FINALLY, I know clearly what I feel, what I want, where I want to go with you. I mean it, Mariana. I really want to be with you. I want you to be my girlfriend and I want you to tell me if you want to, as well.

Well, Julia, I'm sorry to say, but you could take a bullet for Mariana, or for me, and I still wouldn't believe a word you say.

When she gets no response, Julia finally realizes that she was talking to herself all along (like she should be, always). She shakes Mariana a bit and she wakes up all startled and mumbling about the whatever dream she had. No further talking occurs since Mariana insists that they should sleep because they have to be on set early in the morning.

Mariana seems exhausted, gueys. Is that Julia's mind control secret? Wearing them out with sex so that they're too tired to think straight and then she can control them more easily? Is that it? Using sex to keep them stupid?

TV trailer. Day.

The girls continue their endless tongue explorations.

See what I mean? Sex is Julia's weapon. All this time I've been saying she's insane, but maybe she's really an evil genius. Or maybe she really is crazy and does it without realizing it. My world would fall apart if it ever turns out that Julia was smart all along. Life would make no sense anymore.

Much to Julia's disdain, Mariana breaks free of her crutches.

Julia: Why are you pulling away?
Mariana: Because we have to redefine the word 'talking'.

Julia: Okay, explain to me why it is wrong to deal with the important issues of our relationship along with some delicious kisses here in the camper.

You'd think Mariana spent a year in Alaska and Julia waited for her in celibacy all that time, so now she can't help herself.

The sex slave tells Julia that it is a horrible idea because anyone could come in at any moment (the Mistress scoffs at this) and because....

When she doesn't finish, the Mistress demands that Mariana tells her what the other reason is.

Mariana: The other reason is that...this dynamic that we're using is very similar to... the one you and Armado had.

Poor Emo, Julia left her traumatized and now she's seeing Armandos everywhere.

Julia: Guey, are you going to start again? Why? Why do you always mention him when he's got nothing to do with it? Don't even dare to compare the two of you.

Seriously, Julia? You don't know why she keeps bringing him up? I got two words for you: P-O-L-Y-A-M-O-R-Y and I-N-F-I-D-E-L-I-T-Y, both of which you were a part of with Armando. In fact, they were both your idea.

If Mariana was a real person and not in constant pursuit of her sainthood, she would never trust you again, ever.

Julia goes on to say that she no longer feels anything for Armando, he's just an ex that she cared about a lot. What does she have to do, she says, to make Mariana believe her?

The bullet thing may be a good start, I say.

Mariana: 24 hours without sex.

Okkaaaay. Mariana, that makes no sense. But if it will make Julia suffer, I'm all for it.

Julia: WHY? Why do we have to sacrifice ourselves like this? Where do you get that abstinence is the solution to all problems?

The sex addict (wasn't that Armando's deal? is it contagious?) reluctantly agrees, but only to show Mariana that she means what she said.

Just as I'm about to cheer Mariana on for (finally) punishing Julia, she goes ahead and asks if the 24 hours have started yet and more kissing follows.

Sigh, you keep disappointing me, Marianita.

Then, oops! a production assistant catches them in the act and the girls are all horrified.

Well, sorry to say, but you were just asking for it. It's like living with your parents and masturbating without locking your door.

Telenovela Set. Day.

The Sandra Guadalupe saga continues.

The mother is having a very serious conversation with Juan Cristobal Alejandro Salvatierra.

Really? This is him? He looks like a mortician.

Anyway, the mother is willing to do whatever it takes to make him keep her secret (that JCAS and Sandra are siblings). She gives him some ugly looking necklace or something, but it's not good enough, it's not enough to buy his silence!

Mother: Then tell me, tell me what you want. I will give you anything!
JCAS: Anything? Anything?

Mother: Yes, anything. Because what I care about the most in the world is that Sandra Guadalupe never finds out about this! Never!

Sandra Guadalupe walks in, she heard that last bit and demands to know what is it that her mother doesn't want her to know.

Sandra: That I never find out what, mother? Do you have something to do with Juan Cristobal Alejandro?

The music intensifies and they all look at each other in that dramatic way they do in telenovelas. I'm kind of confused, was that guy JCA or some other dude? Oh, well, he still looked like a mortician.

TV trailer. Day.

Julia walks up to Mariana, who is all worried because the director or whoever asked to talk to M'E'EC (Miss 'EX' Eternally Confused). After all their screw ups, including the microphone incident and the kiss, she's worried about their jobs.

Jules tells her that he just asked her about her work at '1+1=3', but he was looking at her funny, so she wonders if someone told him about the kiss.

Emo is sure someone did and that their careers as TV actresses are over.

What a ray of sunshine Emo can be, eh?

Mariana goes on to say that they might as well become orthodontists because their chances of being lesbian orthodontists are way higher than their chances of being lesbian actresses in Mexico.

Again with the homophobia, joder, stop.

Julia's all 'no way, it's not that bad' and proceeds to show Mariana how comfortable she is with her now by taking her by the hand and talking about shouting her love to the world and kissing her in public.

Mariana's all uncomfortable with the PDAs, but Julia kisses her anyway.

I know I always rip on Julia, but that was kind of cool. And sweet.

Aparicio Central. Day.

Mariana, Julia, Rafaela, Nana and Isadora are sitting around talking about the telenovela that the girls are working on.

Everyone is making fun (specially Juliana) of how ridiculous the whole thing is, with the over the top story, shallow/stereotypical characters, lame set, etc, etc.

While they talk about it, I keep thinking about the crappy telenovelas Eren and Liz have worked on and that they shouldn't criticize too much. I mean, 'decisiones extremas', anyone?

Check out how bad that is. Or this:

And Liz has been on it like 4 times or more, so...


Isadora is all excited and curious about the novela, she wants to know more, which is cute, but I'm afraid the corruption of her cuteness has begun. She wants to know if there are any cute guys with long hair or with short hair and dark eyes, etc.

Huh? Maybe we've lost her already.

Mariana agrees. She tells Isa that she's a baby! She should talk like one.

Well, growing up around aunts who are pimps and polyamorous bisexuals, bitchy cousins and grandmothers who were a hair away from becoming murderers, I'm afraid she won't be a baby for long. I worry about the things she'll have to do to be rebellious, because in this family just getting weird piercings and a tattoo won't be enough.

Later that day, Mariana and Julia are rehearsing their scenes with Nana and further confusing and corrupting Isadora by letting her be there.

Nana is playing Juan Cristobal Alejandro Salvatierra, and she does it in the funniest monotone-slash- overacting way ever.

When Mariana says her sappy lines about love and wanting to be made his, she goes for the kiss.


Julia screams 'No!' in the funniest way ever and saves us all.

Apparently the 'no!' was part of the script, but it was still funny. I love Nana's face.

I love Nana's face even more when they ask her to look shocked.

Lol. Funny stuff.

Tonight I leave you with....

.....Violeta! Because I kinda feel bad for here after those scenes!

Enjoy! (If you're mean!)

Episode 104

Aparicio Central. Day.

The rehearsal continues. Julia is still criticizing the script. She even says that it's really hard for her to practice seriously and not goof around because it's so ridiculous and fake.

You can do it, Julia. May I remind you of how you did THIS with a straight face?

Just put on the head band and you'll be good to go.

Mariana offers her some tips on how to do it, Nana suggests that she should use Rafaela as an example and Isadora is all 'what does it mean that Sandra Guadalupe gave herself to her brother like a whore'?

They try to explain it to her, but she has a hard time understanding how they could be siblings if they had different last names, and what it means to give oneself to someone and...

Isadora: Siblings can't fall in love, right? Because then you(Julia) would fall in love with my mom.

Las Aparicio: corrupting young minds.

Hey, is this Glasses!Mariana?

I didn't know there was one.

Gym. Day.

Short Armando/Dani update: they keep hanging out and working out at the gym. She's telling him about the show Julia and Mariana will be in. He's hurt that they didn't tell him themselves, was he so bad?

Accept it: they never loved you.

Dani consoles him by telling him that they're just going through their process and, when they're done, surely they will be call him wanting to be friends again.

If I was you, Poormando, I wouldn't wait by the phone.

Confession: Now I like Armando more than Julia. Crazy, huh?

Also, can you stop using the terms 'processing' and 'process'? You all sound mega lame when you do.

Aparicio Central. Day.

Julia's making popcorn and talking with her ma.

Rafaela wants to know how the poly thing is going.

Rafaela: It's been a while since I know anything about your things, your craziness, anything. Let's see, how's the trio going? Armando and the wonderful and loyal Marianita...and you.

Lol. Rafela totally likes Mariana better.

Julia scoffs a little when the word trio comes up. She says that she's been going through/dealing with some hard stuff.

Um, like what?

Julia: Among them, the fact that I've been very selfish for a long time, and now I get it.

Rafaela agrees that she was, and asks her what she wants to do with her life now. M'E'EC wants to be a strong, secure woman, a whole person who accepts herself as a bisexual woman by nature and who is deeply in love with life and Mariana.

Patroncita asks her then, what part does Armando play in her life now?

Julia: I think Armando doesn't play any part now, mom. Armando was a very important 'character' in the story of my life, and I think he always will. I will always have a very special memory of him, but our thing is over, mom. It's been over for a long time and it was foolish to stay there. I think that the best thing that the two of us can do is be friends, because I care about him a lot, but that's it. Our relationship was very unhealthy.
Rafaela: Yes, Armado was addicted to sex, and you were addicted to him.

Julia goes on to say that Mariana teases her that she's got the 'baby in the family' complex, that since she's the youngest she always wants attention and people to take of her and bla, bla, bla.

Rafaela is proud. I am not. In fact, I hate this scene because:

A: It doesn't feel organic, it feels like the writers were specifically making Julia say what we've been saying about her all along as if the self acknowledgment is proof enough that she's changed.
B: I really don't think Julia has changed, since I think that one truly changes through hardship and she went through none. What did she go through that was so hard? Being jealous over Dani? Oh please. Breaking up with Mariana? As if they were ever truly broken up.

I don't buy Julia's character redemption at all.

Later, Rafaela, Nana, Mariana and Julia are watching the telenovela.

Nana is excited about seeing the dialogues they practiced on screen and she and Rafaela continue to bicker back and forth like they married couple that they are.

Isadora comes in just in time for the show.

Dude: Etelvina Rosario Soledad, I have bad news. Sandra Guadalupe and her mother fell in the train tracks, they're unrecognizable. Etelvina Rosario Soledad, I love you, but our love is forbidden, you're the daughter of Juan Miguel Pedro.

Whoops! They wrote them out!

Everyone is shocked and outraged.

When Rafaela wonders if they could be killed off like that Mariana says they have to check their contract.

Whatever, as long as you don't start crying homophobia and saying they fired you over the kissing, then we're fine.

The next day, the girls are still pissed off at the cabrones who just killed off their characters like that.

I hope that, at least, you got paid.

They're even angrier now because Mariana checked out the contract and it says that they could be let go at any moment and without explanation. And, to make it worse, they found another clause that forbids them to work with any other company for five whole years.

Meche gets up in arms. That can't be! It's unconstitutional!

The Powers That Be continue criticizing the big channels in Mexico (that's what this is, let's be honest). Julia even compares signing a contract with them to selling their souls to the devil, but reiterates that they wouldn't want to work with people like that anyway.

Rafaela and Meche agree.

TV lot. Day.

The girls have decided to demand to know what happened with their characters, so they figure that it's a good idea to stalk the director.

He just tells them that the writers changed their minds and what could he do? Mariana demands a firmer explanation, but an assistant comes to take him away. When he starts leaving, they go crazy.

Someone calls security on them, and, not only do they get kicked out, they get vetoed (meaning that they can't work with that studio anymore), which, again, is paralleling a similar incident with the actors of the Las Aparicio and the Mexican Studios or something. I mean the veto stuff, not being kicked out of a studio (as far as I know).

Tonight I leave you with....

....Eren in the upcoming video 'Las alas de mi libertad' by Jamie Kohen! Because she looks awesome!


Comments = love!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Recaps

Hey guys

Just a quick note to let you know that the recaps are coming. I started but I've been lazy about it so I'm not done yet. I'll get them done in the upcoming days, okay?


Monday, September 20, 2010

Las Aparicio Recaps ep 64-65

What's up, guys?

With this recap I'm finally done with the ones I missed, so, let's get it over with already.

Episode 64

Aparicio Central. Day.

Julia and Alma are still bonding over tequila and trying to figure out if anyone has ever been able to make it work when they're in love with two people at the same time.

They can't think of any.

Alma is sure that someone somewhere must've pulled it off, but they probably kept it secret.

Julia: Well, that's what you say, but I don't believe it. Seriously, I feel like I'm going crazy!
Alma: You're not crazy!

Don't lie to her, Alma.

Big sis goes on to say that the idea of being with two people at once even occurred to her once (I'm guessing with Leo and Alex). Julia's face lights up: she wants to know what she did!

Alma: Well, it didn't work out because, look, when it's just about sex there's no problem, the problem comes when it's love between more than two people.

The two go on to criticize this awful, awful society that pressures people to just be with one person at the time.

Julia: That's why those of us who feel this, we feel like we're going crazy, because these ideas are too revolutionary.

You're so full of shit, Julia.

Alma fuels the evil fire that makes Julia think she's revolutionary, instead of a crazy person. She points out that our society is ready for promiscuity, but not for polyamoury. Julia mentions 'Big Love' and asks Alma to explain it to her or something, since it's just so very, very complicated to understand all these concepts.

I really wish they didn't try so hard to make Julia look stupid and childish. It's annoying and damaged the character beyond repair for me.

Maybe her confusions turned her brain to mush and left her mind too fragile, so she gets too influenced by everything, everywhere. Someone should send her a copy of The Children's Hour, hopefully she'll want to imitate Martha too and take us all out of our misery.

Am I too mean?

Big Sis tells her that the 'Big Love' people are Mormons, which is another story altogether.

Julia looks confused.

Here's some Big Bad Love for you, woman.

Mariana's Loft. Night.

Hernan and Mariana are still processing. He feels bad and old since he can't comprehend such ideas.

Guey, I'm 24 and I think they're all insane, so it's not an age thing.

You know what? I want to leave it clear that my opinions have nothing to do with the concept of polyamory, to which I can safely say I'm indifferent about. What I criticize over and over is a woman who is immature and selfish beyond words (Julia), who puts those she claims to love through hell just to satisfy her fickle whims, and the two schmucks who sacrifice their dignity and their beliefs because they're too codependent with said woman, specially Mariana.

It's appalling.

And then, to top it off, the show and the characters imply that we're all just too square to understand their 'revolutionary' ideas, the same ideas they spend the next 25-30 episodes teaching us about.

Really uncool.

Now, as I viewer, I can honestly say that I feel nothing for the characters anymore, and if I still watch is because I made the commitment to myself and to you, faithful readers, to finish the recaps. And because I got gueys to chat with when I watch it online. I can also honestly say that I can't wait for the next 18 episodes to come and go so that I can be done with this show and never watch Las Aparicio again.

I'm drained.

Okay, end of rant. Back to recapping.

Anyway, Hernan feels old. Mariana assures him that it has nothing to do with age or generations, she too is completely in shock and feels lost.

Hernan tries to console her. He tells her he had come in contact with the subject back in the hippie era. Emo asks him if he has ever seen a hippie from that generation who is still living in a three way relationship. To her, the whole thing feels like a temporary thing and she can't wrap her head around the idea that love can be shared.

Just walk away, woman. Please?

Utopio consoles her some more and offers to bring over some sodas so they can hang out and talk. Emo accepts, but she wants beer instead.

Joder, do people really drink this much?

When he leaves, Mariana screams into her hat.

Armando's brain.

The writers of this show are obsessed with alcohol and dream sequences.

Assmanho is dreaming. He's walking into his room, only that everything looks all weird and all sauna-like. As he walks over to his bed, he finds Mariana and Julia on it, possibly naked.

This will probably sound weird, but Mario looks kinda hot in this sequence.

Anyway, he goes over to Julia and kisses her while Mariana looks on. When he's done, he looks over towards Mariana and the two start to get close, as if to kiss.

Just as I'm reaching for a fork to gauge my eyes out if it happens, Armando wakes up.

Armando: No way. Not you, Mariana. There's no way you're getting in.


Mariana's Loft. Night.

Thankfully, when Hernan arrives, Mariana is laying in bed and he thinks she fell asleep, so he leaves, which spares us from some more father/daughter bonding.

Thank you, God.

The next day, Mariana is still processing. She's switched attitudes now, or trying to, so she's practicing what she's going to say to Julia, how the conversation will go. Needless to say, she's having a hard time and is on the edgy of a full blown case of the crazy.

Mariana: Okay, this is it. Julia, this is about love, right? I love you, so you're my everything, my whole being, even if you're not my everything because I have to share you, but that's okay, I'm okay with it. (as Julia) Ay, thank you, Mariana, you don't know how much I love you. (as Armando) And I love YOU, flaca. I love you more and better and I love you like a man.

The crazy wins over.

Sigh. I'm not even going to bring out our Sassy Gay Friend, you're not going to listen anyway.

Armando walks in and sees the show. He tells her that the door was open, like always, but he can go if this is a bad time.

Cuca, it will always be a bad time. You're there, no?

Mariana tells him that since he's there already, he might as well stay (wha? no! Not a good enough reason!) and that he shouldn't worry: it was just a pillow. He tells her that he's going through the same.

Mariana: You fantasize that I'm a pillow and you hit me?
Armando: No, no, no. I would never fantasize about you.


Armando: What the hell are we going to do?

Emo points out that there is no 'we', that everyone has to figure everything out on their own, specially Julia.

Armando: She's going to have to decide between the two of us.
Mariana: The three of us don't fit in the same bed.


Aparicio Central. Day.

The Aparicio women are having breakfast and giving Ileana a hard time, who spent the night in bed spooning with Bruno, but didn't do anything, which boggles Julia's mind.

Oh no, Julia is wearing that thing in her head. Bad omen.

The talk continues. Its highlight: Nana and her Melito stories about role playing.

Julia tells Ileana to enjoy this stage, before they have sex and their hormones go crazy, clouding their thoughts and feelings.

Gasp! Is that what happened to you, Julia?

Eventually, Miss Stick in the Mud can't take the teasing anymore and leaves. The attention is then on Julia, who gets up and walks away to study for her acting gig when Rafaela starts asking about Mariana. Like Ileana, she doesn't want to discuss her sex life.

Later that day, we get even further proof that Julia is a liar. Instead of studying for her gig, like she said she was going to, she's online reading up on polyamory.

See? Evil head thing.

Armando and Mariana arrive together, wanting to talk to her Highness. Julia finds it weird that they arrived together. I find it very appalling that Mariana has amnesia and continues to ignore the fact that the woman whose love she's begging for cheated on her with the dumbass that she's joined forces with now to force said woman to choose between the two of them.

Anyway, Mariana tells Julia that they've been thinking, separately, and have decided that they just can't deal with it. Both of them love her, Armando says, and they don't want to share her.

Mariana: You're going to have to decide, Julia. With him, or with me.
Armando: With her, or with me.
Mariana: You can't have it all, Julia.

Sigh. If only you really meant that, gueys.

MEC tells that she knows that she put them in a difficult position, but if she told them at all, it was because it was the truth, it was what she felt. She goes and on about how she just thought it was worse to keep lying.

Mariana: Worse than what, guey? Worse than this?
Julia: I know, Mariana, but this is what I feel. I feel that I love you both, really. That's the truth. And please, just give me a little bit more time.

Meanwhile, Rafaela just happened to be walking by and listens to Julia's speech. She's very disappointed.

I share the sentiment, Patroncita.

Mariana tells Julia that she sounds like a broken record (true) and that they've already given her her space and time, and she (Emo) is running out of patience. As they get up to leave, Armando tells Julia she has until that night to decide.

The compadres leave together.

If only you truly meant that, gueys. If only.

Later that day, Julia and Rafaela are at the kitchen. Rafaela wants to talk, it's been a while since they've really talked and she wants MEC to tell her about her life, or if there are any big decisions looming in the horizon.

Julia gets a bit defensive, she thinks that Rafaela is spying to her. Patroncita denies spying her: she just happened to overhear the conversation as she walked by.

Julia: So what are you going to say? That I'm wrong, like always? That I'm crazy? You know what, mom? I'm going to ask you a favor. Don't get involved in this. In other things, okay, but in this? Please don't get involved!

Notice how 'crazy' and 'Julia' are so often in the same sentence? It's not just me!

Rafaela tells The Crazy One that she's (Rafaela) no one to judge her or to tell her what to do since she's a grown up (she is?), she just wants the two of them to have an adult conversation about what's going on.

Julia: What is going on is that I'm in love with two people who can't understand that and they're making me choose between them. That's what going on.


Rafaela: And do you know what you're doing with them? You're treating them like things. Strawberry or Vanilla. Dog or cat. Princess or magician. Sweetie, they are human beings, they are not things.

Rafaela's word= still the word of God.

MEC tells her that she knows that, but, what can she do? When she's with one she's missing the other and vice versa. Patroncita assures her that she does know what to do, and that what bothers her (Rafaela) is that everytime she(Julia) chooses something, she immediately starts thinking about what she lost and doesn't value what she does have.

The Crazy one insists that things aren't like that, and that the problem now is that she's already made her decision, but since no one supports it she doesn't know what to do.

She walks away and Rafaela still seems disappointed.

During the voice over, we see Julia outside thinking and sighing.

Tonight I leave you with....

....more Big Bad Love! I know it's not Aparicio related, but I couldn't find anything interesting enough in this ep to leave you with!


Episode 65

Nana's Voice Over.

During the voice over, as Nana talks about opening Pandora's Box, Julia is in the yard thinking about the ultimatum she was just given.

Alma's Atelier. Day.

Alma is giving a class on polyamory. Julia is there in the first row.

Uh oh.

Isn't it convenient how Alma is giving classes on this topic this very week? The very week when Julia is having her polyamory crisis?

Ah, how good it is to suspend disbelief, eh? This storyline asks that of you a lot.

Anyway, Big Sis is talking about how polyamory is based on equality and how it is basically love between more than two people. She knows they must find it hard to believe and that making polyamoury work in real life is very difficult because it means bypassing the most basic human instincts: possessiveness, jealousy, insecurities. The polyamorous, she says, have decided to not abide by society's rules because they believe in trust or something.

Whatever, I'm zoning out. And I'm mad at you, Alma, for putting these ideas in Julia's head. She's gullible, I've talked about this. Don't you listen?

Alma: Now with this, believe whatever it is you believe in, think whatever you think or love however you love, but I want you to think about this: who loses more, the one who chooses, or the one who decides not to choose?

Oy. Why do you do this to me, Alma?

The wheels are turning in Julia's head.

Mariana's Loft. Night.

You ready? Because this is it. This is the scene that proved to me, without any shadow of a doubt, that Julia is completely crazy.

The Crazy One has decided that the best place to propose the polyamory to her faithful subjects is her girlfriend's house. Yes, the house belonging to the one she cheated on with the dude she also wants to date.

How is it that no one brings that up, gueys?

Anyway, Julia tells them to sit down. She has something she wants to share with them, something she learned at a class at Alma's Atelier.

The big topic of the evening: Polyamory.

Doesn't the little board make her look super smart and not completely insane? It was such a good idea, Emo and Assmando might have had a hard time following without it. She should've also printed out the wikipedia article and handed it to them.

She tells them that she did some research and there are different types of polyamorous relationships, some may be geometrical, like triangles or squares or whatever. But, that's not their case, she assures them. No, no, theirs would be a 'V' shaped relationship.

Thank you again for demonstrating what a 'V' looks like, oh crazy one.

In a 'V' relationship, one person openly has two parallel relationships. Both relationships would be equally important, loving and intimate. Both relationships would be based on mutual respect and absolute trust.

Over at the afterellen thread, back when things were alive and fun, not dead like right now, we made our own polyville chart:

I think our polyville is way cooler than Julia's. And fairer. In case you didn't notice, in Julia's V Armando and Mariana can only be with her, not with anyone else.

All through this enlightening little class, Mariana and Armando have been mostly silent and in shock, except for a few 'what?', 'how?' at the beginning of it.

When Julia notices that her servants aren't jumping for joy and embracing her super awesome idea, she starts trying to validate herself by saying that this is actually a very interesting theory that does exists and that if they can reach an agreement, they can make plans and rules to make sure that everyone is satisfied with the terms of the relationship, etc, etc. They can even have a schedule to organize everything.

This wakes the schmucks up.

Mariana: A schedule?
Armando: Exactly. I get Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, right? And Mariana Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Mariana: Sure, and she gets to rest on Sundays.

Armando: Sure.

Mariana: Because even God rests.

Julia doesn't like that they're making fun, this is serious business!

Julia: If I took the time to study this it's because it's a theory that exists and because it was the only thing I could do. I already made a decision. And the only thing that goes through my mind is that I can't be without you both. I can't be with you thinking that I lost you and vice versa. And this is the only thing I have to offer you.

She goes on to say that she understands that they need time to think about it, but the polyamory is all she's got and the decision is up to them.

The Crazy One leaves. Before Armando leaves too, he says that he needs some time to think about it.

Mariana looks like she's suddenly found herself in a madhouse.

There may be some truth to that.

Aparicio Central. Night.

Julia walks in on Meche and Alma crying and hugging. They've spent a few episodes fighting over the fact that Alma is a Madam who has manwhores, and they're making up and giving me funny feelings I shouldn't have because they're sisters.

MEC asks them 'what's up?', 'why are they crying?', but completely forgets about it the moment Alma asks her about her meeting with her potential man and woman.

Julia gets all dramatic, as she often is. She tells them that it went very bad.

Julia: You were right. This concept is too revolutionary for this world.

Meche, kick her ass for me will you? I've seen you do it, I know you can.

The Crazy One goes in for a group hug with her sisters.

Later, the three are on bed talking about it some more. Alma can't believe she actually told them the things she told them (she seems a bit fascinated, might I add), when she told Julia about polyamory she never thought Julia would actually propose it to them.

Are you really that naive, Alma? This is Julia we're talking about.

Meche admits that she's just speechless over this: her sisters make her feel like the abnormal one in the family because she's the normal one.

Julia continues to be her sane and mature self, of course, she even blames Alma for the mess. After all, it was her class that pushed her to it.

Keep going, this is totally how a grown up acts.

Alma is curious to know how Armando and Mariana took it. Julia tells them how the two poor schmucks looked like they were in some horror movie and all speechless.

Meche wants to know if they accepted, but Julia still doesn't know, all she knows is that she was honest.

Meche: Honest? Look at me in the eye, look at me in the eye. What are you looking for? Honestly, what do you want, sweetie?
Julia: I want them to love me. And I want to love them too, but I love them both. Is that really so difficult to understand? I feel things for both of them. Sure, different things and..

Alma: But, how do you know that it's love?

Julia: Because I feel it here (pointing at her chest). Because I want to be with them all the time, I want to share my life, I want to share what I am, I want them to share with me who they are. I want their well being, I want their happiness...that's love, no?

Bla, bla, bla.

Alma says that, in the end, there are no formulas and the only way they can know if it works is by trying it.

And more bla, bla, bla along those lines and they all love each other and I'm tired, so I want to speed this up.

Mariana's Loft. Night.

Emo is showing her bra and processing the insanity while sad music plays in the background.

She remembers sweet moments with Julia: feeding her a chocolate strawberry, when Julia told her she loved her and the one time they had sex.

The next day, Hernan finds her asleep on the couch and looking all miserable. He looks over Julia's chart and Mariana wakes up and mumbles that he shouldn't even try to understand that, she's decided that it's impossible.

Utopio asks her how things are with Julia. She says that it's all perfect and whatever.

Hernan: How do you feel?
Mariana: Good. Happy. Can't you tell?


Utopio tries to talk about it more, but Mariana doesn't want to, so he changes topics: he wants to talk her about her last name. He wants her to drop her stepfather's last name, Wilson, and adopt his: Almada. She wants to think about it for a while.

Tonight I leave you with....

... Isadora! Because her child like innocence is endearing!