To further complicate things, Alma has grown closer to Male Escort Alejandro, who is also in love with her. With him, she can be totally honest since he knows all her Deep Dark Secrets. But she still seems more into Leonardo.
At the end of episode 20, Leonardo asks Alma to meet him at the bar where they first met. Alma shows up and the two of them make a game out of revisiting their first conversation, line by line. But eventually Alma changes the script and tells him that instead of saying what she’d originally said, she’s going to say what she should have said, which is that he looks like a man that can complicate her life and that she doesn’t want to go home with him. And then she walks away from him. So I’m not sure whether that was her way of breaking up with him or not. Regardless, I doubt that’s the last we’ll see of Leonardo.
In related news, Alma’s daughter, Ileana, is still dating Male Escort Mauro, who has agreed to a vow of chastity in order to date her. Ileana is still oblivious to the fact that Mauro is not actually a male model but rather a semi-retired manslut that used to work for her mother. When the truth comes out it’s not going to be pretty.
At the end of episode 20, she begs Claudio (her dead husband’s BFF) to tell her who the woman was. Claudio struggles with the request but succumbs to the Power of Womanly Tears and gives her a name.
Julia/Mariana (and Armando)
Instead, we have Armando coming home to a still-empty apartment and calling Julia on the phone, which then transports us directly to…
… Lesbian Hell!
It starts out innocently enough. Just your typical emo lesbian sleeping on a futon. Alone. Where is Julia, you wonder? Making breakfast? Maybe just sleeping on Mariana’s bed. Why didn’t they sleep in the same bed? Ah well.
But hey, the camera is moving. Where is it going? Oh… there’s Mariana’s bed. And there’s someone in it. I guess it’s Julia. But wait … is that someone with her?
WHY YES. THERE IS SOMEONE WITH HER. AND HEY, IT’S A GUY.
Let us pause for a moment to take this all in.