Both men were examining a map of the town, tracing the path of the alleged tunnel. salomon suddently looked up and found himself staring at a snooping Ricarda, who imediately took flight upon being discovered.
Cordelia and Pancho.
Pancho was trying to break through Cordelias self-imposed barriers by hiding behind the antics of a stuffed animal. Using the teddy bear as a mediator of sorts, Pancho was trying to convince Cordelia of his sincerity. He professed his love to her, telling her that their love was real and that he was not lying to her about that. Cordelia looked torn. she admiteed that she still loved Pancho but she could not risk been hurt by him again. Cordelia agreed to forgive him but with one condition. she called out to the kids in the center and told them that Pancho had agreed to play horsy with them. the clueless Pancho looked bewildered as the kids pulled him down nad jumped on his back. Pancho pleaded with Cordelia to help him but she merely gve him a mischievious smile, looking pleased with what she had done, sa she left him with the children.
Gloria, Petunia and Micaela decided to return the money right where they had found it. They wanted to find out what else was there with the body so they resumed hacking down bits and pieces of the wall. Within minutes, the room became too dusty for them to breath. The girls wanted to leave when they noticed someting shiny wrappped round (what they believe it was) sebastian's hand. Gloria reached for the object: itwas a gold necklace with a St. Jude Thaddeus pendant hanging from it. Just like the ones that her mom and her aunt wore! They all wrinkled their brows in puzzlement.
Gloria, petunia and micaela took a moment to try to piece this puzzle together. they all agreed that constructing the wall that encassed Sebastian was too much work for only one person to accomplish by himself.
"Unless it was not just one person, but six people who did it," Gloria ventured. Petunia wanted gloria to explain what she meant by six people. Gloria reminded them of what their mother had shared with them before, there had been six women who had met that night for altagracias elopement with julianMorrera. In an incredulous voice, Petunia asked gloria is she realized what she was implying - that her mom and aunt were somehow involved in this, and knew what had happened in thesewalls. Gloria was lost in thought.
Petunia set down the video camera and angled it towards the hole. /she then proceeded to clear some debris from the body. As she removed a huge chunk of fallen debris, another skeleton was uncovered lying alongside sebastians...Gloria thought that it might be her father's. the girls were truly scared by then and wanted to leave this horrible place when the furniture began to shake. Immediately coming to the conclusion that it was Laura, they backed up against the wall as the furniture fell with a crash. Thedoor which it concealed burst open to reveal Rene and Gabriel. they filled them in on the latests discoveries. A few moments after this, the door opened again, this time it was alirio and elma who barged in.
After an exchange of their usual "niceties"m elma walked towards the wall, sat on the edge of the hole and leaned back, totally unawares that she ws supporting her weight by resting her hand on top of Sebastians. alirio tactfully pointed out that she was apparently disturbing someone else's grave.In slow motion, elma went completely hysterical as she scampered away from the body and the rats. alirio escorted her out of the room, and then rejoined the group thereafter.
Ricarda and Chichita
Ricarda rushed to Chichita to share the info. that she picked up on at the office. Chich. was duvious at first bur Ricard swore that she was not lying. both women were equally dusturbed at the recent turn of events. Chichita wondered if Juaca and Altagracia got wind of the news yet. At that very second, Ludovico came in and accused both women of talking about him.
Meanwhile, Juaca, Altagracia and Ernesto were on their way out when Salomon and Calixto dropped in on them. Once again, Calixto insisted that they tell them where the priest's body was buried. That they better tell him before they wasted any more time skirting the issue while gloria's life was hanging in the balance. Salomon implied that maybe gloria was not that important to them anymore. Juaca cut him off by saying that she did not believed that gloria had discovered the place they were talking about and that perhaps this was just a ruse in the first place. The question was directed now to altagracia who vehemently replied that she would not jeopardize glorias life in any way. Calixto asked them to stop this discussion, all he wanted to know and care about was ...where are the whereabouts of the body????