Well, in “Falsa Identidad,” the latest ThrillerNovela from Telemundo, last night we watched the second episode, and have already called out our spot on the couch for the third episode, which starts Muy Pronto.
So, I didn’t realize until last night that Eliseo was THE MAYOR, yet still lived with his mother and stepfather.
I’m from Chicago, where we have a longstanding tradition of Mayors Behaving Badly.
I realize now that if they still lived at home with their moms, they would behave a lot better.
Eliseo sent his brother Diego on the road with Isabel and her son, so that Diego could escape from the Narco Gavino Gaona, who wants to kill Diego for stealing his wife and his gasoline.
Gavino had already killed his wife, now it’s Diego’s turn. So far no one in Gavino’s organization has been able to kill him because they either lost him in the chase or they are in love with him.
I’m not sure which category David falls into yet.
Mayor Eliseo promised Isabel he’d raise her teenage daughter as his own, because there weren’t enough passports for her, but he still hasn’t figured out how he will tell his scary, steely, flinty mother (The Great Sonia Smith) that he has a teenage daughter who just popped up.
Since her 2nd husband has already accused her of failing as a mother because her son Diego steals oil from Narcos, he will also accuse of her as failing as a grandmother, and it will be no excuse to say she didn’t even know she had any grandchildren.
MEANWHILE, I love watching Diego and Isabel On The Road because they are bickering just as much as any old married couple, even though they just met yesterday in the hallway of the Mayor’s house.
They crossed into Arizona yesterday but the Gaona Cartel is hot in their tail thanks to a combination of very corrupt border agents and ultra-efficient hotel clerks.
MEANWHILE, everyone has come to the Mayor’s house looking for El Diego and Isabel. First, Isabel’s weak and drunk husband brought his father, The Chief of Police, to find Isabel and the kids at the Mayor’s house.
Here’s where MEXICO is just like Chicago: No police chief in the real world or in Novelaville, in Chicago or in Mexico, is searching the Mayor’s house.
Not if they want to keep their pension anyway.
So at first, the Chief pretends to be a little social, but he loses his temper and eventually demands that Zoraida produce his daughter-in-law and grand-kids. At that point the Mayor’s mom Fernanda threw him out of the house.
The only thing worse than getting thrown out of the Mayor’s house is if it’s his mom who gave you the boot.
Defeated, El Coronel and that imbecile of a son left the Mayor’s house and went home to get drunk.
El Coronel thinks Isabel has a boyfriend; he doesn’t know she escaped because her son will kill her.
Just as Fernanda got rid of those two, the whole Goana Cartel showed up, looking for Diego.
They surrounded the Mayor and his stepfather at gunpoint,
on the front steps of the Mayor’s house.
We may behave pretty badly in Chicago, but no one here would ever have the nerve to hold the Mayor at gunpoint on his front steps.
Honestly, he’s more likely to take hostages than we are.
Eliseo is very brave, and he told the Goana Crew, including The Perpetually Angry Gavino, that they could come in and search the whole house. Diego wasn’t there.
Of course, once he called their bluff (and they then claimed that they saw Diego driving away), they all left.
I think that the real reason the Goana crew declined the offer is because they were afraid they’d run into Fernanda.
Gavino, whose appears to hate his daughter Circe and vice-versa, announces yesterday that when the time comes, he’s giving control of the cartel to his right-hand man Joselito, and not his daughter because she’s a woman.
Not only has a made an enemy, he may have lost a Falconer.
Watch this fun and fast show tonight!!