Tres Veces Ana: Now that’s how a finale is done

It has been a long time since I’ve watched an action-packed finale to a novela. Lately, all of the action has happened before the finale. That was not the case with Tres Veces Ana. Despite what I call creative editing, which made some of the finale feel choppy, Tres Veces Ana delivered a tension filled hour and a half.

I have to start a little before the finale for all of the pieces to make sense. First, I’ll start with Ramiro. Facundo and Valentín kidnapped Ramiro and took him to a remote cabin where they shot him up with drugs so he wouldn’t be able to feel his legs. While he’s tied up, Valentín stands up (yes, he can walk) and confesses that he killed Gina. I have to admit that I didn’t see that one coming.

Ana Laura finds out where Ramiro is and goes into the cabin. She sees him tied up and, instead of trying to untie him right away, she tells him to wake up and then goes on to tell him how much she loves him. Of course, she takes so long that Valentín returns, but not before she pulls the needle out of Ramiro’s back.

Valentín ties up Ana Laura and then leaves again. By this time, Ramiro has feeling back in his legs. Ana Laura frees herself and Ramiro. When Valentín returns, Ramiro attacks him, but Valentín gets the best of him and Ana Laura ends up saving the day by killing Valentín just as the rest of the family shows up to rescue them.

Iñaki tries to kill Ana Lucia, but Marcelo stops him. They fight and Marcelo ends up unconscious. He’s rushed to the hospital where the tumor in his head is finally removed. We say goodbye to the personality switches as Marcelo and Santiago merge, realizing that they need each other.

The finale picks up with everyone returning to the mansion after the whole Valentín ordeal, but Ana Leticia isn’t there because she has gone off the deep end. She kills Claudia after she taunts Ana Leticia with details of her relationship with Mariano. Ana Leticia then runs off with Iñaki, but not before she gets her son. Surprise. Surprise. She never lost the baby.

Ana Laura marries Ramiro and Ana Lucia appears happy with Marcelo, but Marcelo wants his son. Marcelo works with the police to take down Facundo. The police shoot Facundo, but he survives. We don’t see Facundo after that scene, but I assume he went to prison.

A few months go by and Iñaki realizes he’s been wrong. He calls his father for help. Iñaki is arrested and Marcelo gets his son.

Ana Leticia decides to take out her insanity on her family. She kills her grandmother, attempts to kill her aunt, and ties up her sisters. Mariano walks in on this and Ana Leticia has him undress as she tells him how much she loves him and not the way a niece loves an uncle. She makes him get in her car and she thinks that they are off to live happily ever after.

Mariano has other plans. He crashes the car, which leaves him paralyzed from the waist down. Ana Leticia is placed in an insane asylum.

If this one doesn’t clean up at the TVyNovelas Awards, I’ll be stunned. While I lost interest part way through because it seemed to drag at times, the last few weeks were exciting. I also can’t say enough about the performances by Angelique Boyer and Sebastián Rulli. They were excellent. Rulli changed from Marcelo to Santiago easily. One look of his eyes and you knew which one he was. As I’ve said before, Boyer played the three different personalities well. She clearly showed all of their traits.

Did you like Tres Veces Ana?

 

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Tres Veces Ana: Santiago has multiple personality disorder and the crying continues

I admit I’m behind on this one. Some of that is attributed to my schedule and some is because I lost interest. I had expected this one to be great because Sebastián Rulli and Angelique Boyer are in it, but it has just been okay.

Let’s start with one of the more annoying aspects — the Santiago/Marcelo storyline. Is he Santiago? Is he Marcelo? It depends on the hour. His personality changes constantly. When he’s Marcelo, he’s as evil as any villain I’ve seen on a novela and can give Ana Leticia a run for her money. Actually, I can see how they ended up together.

One of my favorite scenes so far is when Marcelo and Ana Leticia are in a restaurant and they recount all of the things they hate about each other. This is after Ana Leticia discovers Marcelo’s mistress is her sister, Ana Lucia. I don’t think the writers meant for it to be funny, but I laughed through the entire scene.

The back and forth between Santiago and Marcelo, however, is tiresome. I thought the accident caused multiple personality disorder, which might have made the story a little more interesting, but it didn’t. After passing out in his room, he goes to the hospital where the doctors discover he has a brain tumor and that has been causing all of the craziness. He has to have the tumor removed, but he’s afraid that Marcelo will return permanently if he does. Of course, if he does nothing, the doctors say he has six months.

Because I’m behind, I’m not sure whether he has the surgery and which personality survives, but I’m rooting for Marcelo. He’s much more interesting than all of the crying we get from him and Ana Lucia.

Yes, Ana Lucia is still crying. I think she was much happier before Santaigo entered her life. In fact, all of the sisters are crying for all of the reasons I previously wrote about in Tres Veces Ana: Will the tears ever stop?

I thought as the novela went on the tears would stop, but they haven’t. I’m convinced Angelique Boyer either has a bag of onions nearby to help her cry or she’s just that great an actress, which could be the case because she does a fantastic job of pulling off the three different personalities of the sisters, despite all of the crying.

 

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