She is filled with glee at the thought that this will definitely put him in her hands.
Alfie is quite amused as mad-genius describes how he tried to dissuade Maricruz from killing him.
Clem reads the news and is shocked…only at her son’s madness but also at the madness of the critics, who think the portrait has merit…..
"We love to mock here, don't mistake it for real hate." -- Chris Ferro "Come, let us gather together and suffer, sisters and brothers." -- Alice "This has got to be the sappiest, most mindless piece of crap that Televisa ever came up with! " -- riberajoe , so the new portrait is once again front-page news.
Then she starts acting like a little girl again, begging her to save her.
To top it off, we get several more scenes, including scenes of Celia trying to find out where Mechita ran off to, as if it weren’t obvious. As she holds her child, Maricruz has sepia flashbacks of her life of deprivation and assures Lupita that she will not permit her to suffer the hunger she had to suffer.