Did you see last night’s gripping episode of Al Otro Lado del Muro on @Telemundo? It is definitely the fastest hour on television!
Poor Eliza and those kids of hers!
They finally arrive in Los Angeles by bus, and Max is not there to pick them up, the kids are hungry, and Liza’s cell Phone does not work in the USA.
Between the bad food in bus terminals and no phone, this is where I get right back on the bus to Mexico. Let Max find me there.
I’m going back to my mother. And The Bakery.
But Liza is a better person than I am, and so she waits.
Meanwhile, two security guards who don’t speak Spanish are getting ready to make a move on her.
Now here is where I get a little angry:
I predict we are going to see some Gringos who do not speak Spanish, or are going to speak Very Bad Spanish.
Why not cast La Gringa Novelera in one of these roles?
No one speaks worse Spanish than me.
I could play any of these roles.
And I already have experience acting in a telenovela.
My 4-seconds in #QuienEsQuien was the most compelling 4-seconds in that series.
I would go the distance in a role requiring Very Bad Spanish, and believe me, I wouldn’t have to go very far.
But I digress…
So the Missing Max has a good excuse for not showing up at the Bus Station – his son with the evil Jennifer was in the hospital and the doctors can’t figure what is wrong with him.
All we know is that his parents were having yet another big fight, and the poor kid collapsed.
My guess is that he’s so tired of listening to his mother trying to hold her marriage together by screaming at his father that she has driven the poor kid into a coma.
Max now needs to stay at the hospital so he can be with his son, and so that Jennifer can continue to yell at him.
So Max sent his brother-in-law Steve (who was on his way to Madrid to try to reunite with his family) to pop-in at the bus station, explain everything to Eliza, and give her a lot of cash.
Steve (Gustavo Pedraza) wasn’t too crazy about this idea, because even though yes, he was in his way to Madrid, he was not going by BUS, so it’s a bit of an imposition. But he agreed to go.
He must be a pretty good packer, because normally on the day anyone is about to travel, there’s no time to go to the bus station, cover for a Missing Dad, and still get to the airport in time to fly to Madrid.
But unfortunately poor Steve was mugged and badly beaten up just before he walked into the bus station. Unconscious, he was taken away by ambulance…
And Eliza and the kids are about to be thrown out of the bus station by a mean Gringo who does not speak Spanish…
Meanwhile, back in Mexico, Sofia has problems of her own- not the least of which are a Human Trafficker of a Husband who is also Governor, and an evil stepson named Julian, who is thwarting her escape plans at every turn.
She should have known Julian could not be trusted when, at the age of 11, he expressed an interest in wearing bow-ties, when he should have been asking for a Metallica t-shirt.
Joel, the Brave and Heartbroken Interpol Agent, showed up at a Governor’s Gala in disguise as either a Hipster or a Rabbi.
As you can imagine, this created just enough confusion at the Gala to give Joel and Sofia enough time to plot her escape, with the help of her Kind And Trustworthy Driver, German.
He’s not German – that’s his name – and he’s played by my friend Hely Ferrigny!
The Governor was interrupted at the Gala by his Human Trafficking Partner’s calls from jail demanding to see him.
So the busy Governor left his fundraiser to go to the jail to visit Juan Estevez, with a confession already written out for him to sign.
A “confession” which of course takes the Governor out of the crime ring.
The Governor promised Juan that if he confessed, after a short time in prison he would send him to Spain.
I’m not sure what the Sentencing Laws are in Mexico, but if Parole includes a trip to Spain, this is an excellent criminal justice system.
Even though Juan is a Human Trafficker, and Spain is beautiful, I admired him when he took the “confession” and threw it in the Governor’s face.
As a disappointed Governor left the jail, confession in hand,
I wondered when had time to write it, but figured he had staffed it out to Paula, who loves nothing more than to compound a crime, when she is not trying to humiliate Sofia or fool around with Sofia’s husband The Governor.
In Illinois, our Governors never visit anyone in prison, but that is because they all end up in prison.
Meanwhile, at first Sofia’s escape seems to be going pretty well:
Since one of the guys in the Governor’s security detail is a former and current hitman who Joel had arrested before, Joel was able to convince him to help get the kids to their mom Sofia, who Joel had stashed in a second-rate hotel, where the elegant and highly-accessorized Sofia stood out like a sore thumb.
If you ask me, Joel should have hidden Sofia at The Four Seasons, where she could hide in plain sight.
Things started to break bad when that twit Julián snuck Sofia’s cell phone into the bathroom and called his dad, to tip him off.
Then poor Patrick, Joel’s Interpol boss who spends half of his workday yelling at Joel for being a rebel, and the other half of the day covering for Joel because he’s his best agent, gets attacked by the Sicario/Bodyguard, and is left for dead.
Patrick, played by Ed Trucco, is like Starsky and Hutch’s constantly worried Lieutenant. He knows he’s lucky to have Joel, but Joel’s UnOrthodox methods (unless he’s posing as a Rabbi) drive him crazy.
I love the scenes between Patrick and Joel (played by Guillermo Ivan) more than any other scenes in this show because they usually speak English, so I can relax a little.
As last night’s episode ended, when Sofia opened the door to her Motel 6 room to escape with her kids into the waiting arms and small private plane of Interpol, The Evil Governor was on the other side of the door.
Don’t miss tonight’s exciting episode!!!
Pretty soon we should be seeing Christopher Millan!!
I Love this series!!