“Las Aparicio” recap: Episodes 61-63


The next morning, at the Most Open-Minded House in Mexico, las Aparicio (and Aurelia) are having breakfast together. Everyone’s teasing Aurelia because she checked Rafaela’s breasts for lumps. Alma tells Aurelia that her husband died a long time ago and so it makes sense that she’d be lonely.

Mercedes: I just want to let you both know that if you end up falling in love that there’s nothing wrong with it.

Everyone has a good laugh, except for Julia, who is sitting there looking emo.


Her sisters eventually notice that Julia is being quiet but Julia plays it off that she’s nervous about the series she’s doing, and then she excuses herself and heads off.

Later on, Mariana drops by the house. Rafaela is trying to talk to her but Mariana’s all distracted because she’s not sure what’s going on with Julia lately. She thinks it might have something to do with the new job, but she’s not sure. Rafaela advices her to have patience.


I think, actually, Rafaela is speaking to us all. Listen to Rafaela, people. You don’t want to cross her.

Back on set, Julia is hallucinating again or maybe dreaming. It’s hard to tell with her sometimes.


Dream Mariana: So, Julia, what did you decide?
Julia: It’s just that … I can’t decide … because I love you both.

For some reason I have Phoebe’s song “Two of them Kissed Last Night” stuck in my head …

Phoebe: … and now our Neil must decide, who will be the girl that he casts aside? Will Betty be the one who he loves truly? Or will it be the one who we’ll call … Ju-Lulieeee … He must decide … he must decide … even though I made him up, he must decide!

Julia doesn’t have to decide, though, which is too bad. Phoebe should write a song about that. I miss Phoebe.


Real Armando brings Julia flowers on set and tells her that she can’t pretend nothing happened, but that’s precisely what Julia is trying to do. Except she does take his flowers before walking away from him, which seems like the opposite of what she should do. But since up is down and down is up for Julia Aparicio, I guess it all makes perfect sense.

Episode 62 picks up a little while later, and guess who’s still hanging around the set like a creepy stalker dude? Yep, him.


They get into a loud, inappropriate argument in the middle of the studio about what happened between them. Julia does her best to tell Armando to get lost and to convince them both that their sleeping together was just sex. Armando doesn’t believe her and neither do any of us because we already know that Julia has a penthouse suite in Back-and-Forthville, overlooking a giant lake in the shape of a question mark.

Armando: It wasn’t just sex.


I’m gonna need more salted coffee if I’m going to get through this.

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