La Patrona

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La Patrona
"La Patrona" Poster.png
GenreRomance, Melodrama, Action
FormatTelenovela
Created byOriginal Story
José Ignacio Cabrujas
Julio César Mármol
Adaptation and Screenplay for Telemundo
Valentina Párraga
Eduardo Macías
Rossana Negrín
Cristina Policastro
Jose Vicente Spataro
Developed byArgos Comunicación
Telemundo Studios, Miami
Directed byCarlos Villegas
Víctor Hugo Martínez Saladierna
Víctor Herrera
StarringAracely Arámbula
Jorge Luis Pila
Christian Bach
Gonzalo García Vivanco
Theme music composerPaco Paniagua
Marlú
José Ángel
Opening themeLa Patrona by Aracely Arámbula
Juntos tu y yo by Aracely Arámbula
Ending themeLaberinto by Marger
Country of originMexico
United States
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of episodes127 [1]
Production
Executive producer(s)Gabriela Valentán
Producer(s)Maika Bernard
Editor(s)Horacio Valle Ramos
Ramiro Pardo
Location(s)Zacatecas
Querétaro
Mexico City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time42-45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelTelemundo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original runJanuary 8, 2013 – July 9, 2013
Chronology
Preceded byCorazón Valiente
Followed byMarido en Alquiler
Related showsLa Dueña
Dueña y Señora
External links
Website
 
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La Patrona
"La Patrona" Poster.png
GenreRomance, Melodrama, Action
FormatTelenovela
Created byOriginal Story
José Ignacio Cabrujas
Julio César Mármol
Adaptation and Screenplay for Telemundo
Valentina Párraga
Eduardo Macías
Rossana Negrín
Cristina Policastro
Jose Vicente Spataro
Developed byArgos Comunicación
Telemundo Studios, Miami
Directed byCarlos Villegas
Víctor Hugo Martínez Saladierna
Víctor Herrera
StarringAracely Arámbula
Jorge Luis Pila
Christian Bach
Gonzalo García Vivanco
Theme music composerPaco Paniagua
Marlú
José Ángel
Opening themeLa Patrona by Aracely Arámbula
Juntos tu y yo by Aracely Arámbula
Ending themeLaberinto by Marger
Country of originMexico
United States
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of episodes127 [1]
Production
Executive producer(s)Gabriela Valentán
Producer(s)Maika Bernard
Editor(s)Horacio Valle Ramos
Ramiro Pardo
Location(s)Zacatecas
Querétaro
Mexico City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time42-45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelTelemundo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original runJanuary 8, 2013 – July 9, 2013
Chronology
Preceded byCorazón Valiente
Followed byMarido en Alquiler
Related showsLa Dueña
Dueña y Señora
External links
Website

La Patrona (Lit: The Boss / English: The Return)[2] is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami and Mexican Argos Comunicación. The telenovela is a remake of the Venezuelan telenovela La Dueña, written by José Ignacio Cabrujas.

The name reflects a local term or slang in Mexico to address a person recognized as the main boss. However, the title is also a reflection of both the protagonist and the antagonist struggle to conquer power, authority and respect in a labor field traditionally deemed to be a man's job.

Telemundo started filming the episodes of La Patrona in October 2012 just with Aracely Arámbula, Jorge Luis Pila, Christian Bach, Alisa Vélez, Erika de la Rosa, Geraldine Zinat and Irineo Álvarez, and the entire cast entered in November 2012.[3] The serial aired during the 2013 season.[4][5] From January 8, 2013 to July 9, 2013, Telemundo aired La Patrona weeknights at 9pm/8c[6][7] replacing Corazón Valiente.[8][9] Marido En Alquiler replaced La Patrona on July 10, 2013.[10][11] As with most of its other telenovelas, the network broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3.

From April 15, 2013 to October 8, 2013, Gala TV from Mexico broadcast La Patrona weeknights at 10:30pm.

Plot[edit]

Aracely Arámbula is Gabriela Suárez.

Marcelo Vidal collapses and dies after he barges in on his wife Antonia Guerra and her lover, Alberto Espino, Engineer at the Vidal Gold mine. Antonia is revealed as an ambitious woman who also killed her first husband, the father of her two sons, Fernando and Alejandro. Marcelo's only blood relative is his young daughter, Valentina whom Antonia despises with a passion. Alejandro is responsible though Fernando is an alcohol-addict and treats his wife, Julia Montemar like shit. Fernando also raped Gabriella Suarez when she was just a teenager, resulting in a pregnancy and Gabriella's son, David, who is the spitting image of his father.

Antonia takes over as La Patrona (The Boss) of the mine, and now most powerful figure in the town of San Pedro del Oro. Her accomplices are Aníbal Villegas, the corrupt senator; Julio Montemar, the mayor of San Pedro del Oro; Macario, her right-hand man; and Lagarto, the corrupted police chief. Gabriela is a young lady who works at the mine amongst the men, a career choice that makes her the target of uncalled for feminist comments from her male co-workers. However, she is knowledgeable of the business as a result of being taught by her father, Tomas Tigre Suarez. Gabriella loves her son, David, in spite of the circumstances of his conception. Alejandro falls in love with Gabriella at first sight and after melting Gabriella's hatred towards him, they start dating - against the wishes of Antonia who dislikes Gabriella with a passion. Irene is the daughter of Julio and Prudencia, and also the sister-in law of Fernando. Antonia and her devise a plan for Irene to capture Alejandro and finally be his wife. Irene was Gabriella’s friend in school but when she sees how infatuated Alejandro is with Gabriella, she devises a plan to separate them.

Tigre sets off the process of transferring the land at El Chemuco (land that contains a lot of Gold deposits and could even be the largest mine in the country) into his and Gabriella’ name. El Chemuco was bequeathed to Gabriella by her mother, Lucia Beltran at her death. Antonia starts bribing David to get him to hate his mother. Antonia and her accomplices frame Gastón Goicochea, a fearless journalist for the murder of his fiancé Inocencia; Inocencia was killed by Lizard who tried to rape her. When Alejandro finds out Fernando is David's father; Antonia and Fernando tell Alejandro that Fernando didn't rape Gabriella, but rather that Gabriella made a play for him and had sex with him on numerous times; Irene, also lies to Alejandro and confirms the lies of Antonia and Fernando. Alejandro believes their lies and insults Gabriella with these fabrications. They break up. Gabriella attempts to get justice and bar Fernando from her son’s life but Antonia uses her influence in the police force to ensure Gabriella loses her case. Alejandro later overhears Fernando begging Gabriella for forgiveness for raping her and he asks Gabriella to forgive him, begging her to take him back. Gabriella agrees. Julia seeks divorce from Fernando but Antonia threatens her. In rage she tells Fernando that his mother is the lover of Alberto Espino. Antonia shoots Julia in the head and lies that Julia killed herself after being taunted by Gabriella. Antonia, Aníbal, Julio and Lagarto plan the destruction of Gabriella and Tiger Suarez.

As Tiger is leaving town for the capital, he is kidnapped by Lizard and Antonia’s men. He’s tied up and tortured in a closed portion of the mine. Fernando overhears the trap set for Gabriella by Antonia and Alberto and he rushes to warn Gabriella & the Suarez who don’t believe him. When the Suarez family realises that Tiger is missing and didn’t reach the capital, Gaston is also arrested by the police and is hidden in a prison cell so that he doesn’t have communication with the outside world and the radio station to change the minds of the masses. Antonia tells Gabriella to look for Tiger in the mine. Gabriella rushes there, not knowing that it’s a trap to kill her & Tiger; Alberto & Ramon have rigged the mine with explosives and they await Gabriella’s arrival before they blow the place up. Fernando also rushes in and as Tiger dies and he pulls Gabriella out, trying to save her before the mine explodes. The mine explodes before they reach outside, killing Fernando (who saves Gabriella) and 3 miners. Antonia uses this to claim that Gabriella set the explosives in the mine. With the help of Gertrudis, a corrupt psychologist who assisted Anibal to throw his wife, Constanza, into an asylum, they inject Gabriella with shots to make her behave crazy and have hallucinations. Gabriella is Pregnant with Alejandro’s child; Alejandro is very negative of the whole pregnancy, even believing sometimes that Gabriella’s child is not his. Antonia gets custody of David. With lies spoken in court by Alberto, Ramon and Gertrudis, Gabriella is sentenced to life imprisonment but because “she is crazy”, the judge orders she be incarcerated in the San Pedro mental institution where she is tortured by Gertrudis under Antonia’s orders, even getting raped. Macario & Gertrudis cause her to miscarry then Gertrudis lies to Alejandro that Gabriella threw herself down the stairs with the intention of killing her baby. Alejandro believes her. As per Antonia’s orders, only Alejandro can see Gabriella and always under the inducement of drugs so Alejandro can have no doubts that Gabriella is crazy. Under torture, Gabriella meets Anibal’s wife and Ricardo’s mother, Constanza Goldstein (who is believed to have run away with another man) in the asylum. They are drawn to each other as Constanza's enemies are Anibal and Antonia; Gabriella passes days thinking of her revenge on all her enemies; Gabriella once escapes the asylum and gets as far as San Pedro she is arrested by the police in the presence of Alejandro. Her family believes she was set up by Alejandro, and they hate him with a passion.

With help from Antonia, Irene gets married to Alejandro as she’s pregnant. Ricardo, who is revealed to be impotent, also marries Irene’s sister, Patricia. Patricia is actually pregnant by Antonia’s lover, Alberto who wants her to abort. Thanks to mayor Montemar and Alberto, Antonia, Anibal and Julio take over el Chemuco, hiding under the name of an Internal Conglomerate; Francisca’s forced to sign away her rights her rights to the lands and documents proving Suarez’s legitimacy to the lands are stolen from the lands registry. Antonia has bought over David’s affection using money and expensive trips, David is a spoiled brat. Alejandro is unhappy with Irene and only cares about his daughter Lucia. Patricia is now feeling alone was Ricardo still does not touch her, she is now a drunk, and promiscuous, having sex with strangers. With the loneliness Patricia and Alejandro are both feeling, they are drawn to each other and they become lovers. Gaston is also finally released from Prison.

Antonia and Anibal with the help of Macario kill the lawyer and his assistant; the two held in trust the incriminating statement that was signed by Anibal's wife, Constanza Goldstein. Lucho Vampa is a thief who was sent to an isolated prison cell by Antonia, Anibal and Julio montemar, and later to the Asylum & despite the initial mistrust from the two women, he becomes their friends & confidante. One night, one of the crazy detainees in the asylum who has a revenge mission against Gertrudis uses petrol to set the whole asylum on fire, by setting on fire Romina Romero, Gertrudis wicked assistant. Romina who wears Gabriella's pendant which she stole from Gabriella on Gabriella's first day at the asylum dies and is later mistakenly identified as Gabriella because of the pendant she wore. Gabriella, Lucho and Constanza escape from the asylum and Gabriella is "buried" later. Gabriella communicates with Max and Francisca and all three get shelter at the Suarez residence. Max gives the gold previously given to him by Tigre to Gabriella who thanks to Lucho, they sell the gold and get a lot of money out of it. The three escapees manage to leave the country with a lot of money and head to New York where they take charge of Constanza's fortune which was left to her by her dead Uncle. Anibal fails to get Constanza's fortune & they manage to fool the wolves that Constanza is dead.

Gabriella, Lucho and Constanza devise a plan to destroying the "wolves" - All 12 of them, one by one. Antonia, Alejandro, Irene, Julio, Prudencia, Ricardo, Anibal, Macario, Chacon, Ramon, Alberto Espino and Gertrudis. They thoroughly investigate all of them, finding out all their hidden secrets. Gabriella transforms herself into a sophisticated rich widow Veronica Dantes who is fluent in many languages, is wealthy, has expensive couture, and is very influential. Her bodyguards are former US Marines & Antonia is described as a pauper compared to Veronica. Everyone’s baffled by Veronica’s couture, beauty, her knowledge of the people of San Pedro del Oro (especially The Wolves) and her immense likeness to Gabriella Suarez. Veronica with the help of Lucho fake the results and the body in Gabriella’s grave is proven to be truly Gabriella, Antonia is convinced Veronica is not Gabriella. Veronica chooses Prudencia as Victim number 1. Antonia, Julio, Anibal, Macario, Gertrudis Aguirre and Lizard plan the “accidental dealth” of Prudencia because she is aware of many dirty secrets about the wolves that could destroy all of them. With the help of Lucas, David’s former schoolmate and tormentor and Macario’s nephew, Prudencia is thrown into the path of an oncoming car and killed. Her death’s ruled as accidental. No one, except Patricia, Ricardo, Alejandro and Veronica attends her funeral. Antonia gets guardianship of Valentina and her fortune after the death of Valentina’s grandmother. Antonia, with the help of Gertrudis, has killed Val’s grandmother. Max and Val break up after Antonia makes a play for him, convincing Val that Max is her lover. Antonia intends to take away Val’s money and kill her. Gaston & Francisca are starting to get attracted to each other.

David makes sexual advances towards Poncia’s beautiful niece, Cecilia. Antonia kicks Cecilia out of the residence after she catches them in bed together; Cecilia gets refuge in Francisca’s home where she is then adopted by Veronica as her protégé, turning herself into a beautiful young lady. Veronica uses this chance to undo the bad teachings Antonia installed in David, making David a real gentleman. David & Cecilia start dating & David proves to her & Veronica that he truly loves her by defending her in front of Antonia. Antonia, hiring Lucas, long time enemy of The Suarez and Macario’s nephew kills Alberto & Ramon after she finds out they’ve been stealing from El Chemuco. Max gets framed for the murder of Alberto. Gaston uses the radio station to rile up listeners against the series of crimes that have all been blamed on others. Val gets hospitalized where the doctor finds out she’s been gradually poisoned. Antonia has been bringing Val her food daily, putting poison in her meals. Veronica introduces Ricardo to Constanza where they re-forge their bond. Ricardo vows to ensure Anibal & Antonia pay for their crimes. The wolves, employing Lucas try to kill Gertrudis but she escapes them; After Veronica, Lucho & Constanza hold her in the basement at the fortress and taunt her with her past torture, she slowly goes crazy. They release her later on after she supplies them with evidence implicating Julio and other powerful people in the country in the syndicate of illegal operations in the San Pedro Asylum. Julio is murdered by Lizard but only after he reveals in a live radio broadcast that the Lizard killed Innocencia, Gaston’s fiancé. 4 of the wolves are now dead at each other's hands, with Lizard now on the run (hidden by Anibal), Macario vowing revenge on Lizard after he burns down his ranch and Antonia, Anibal and Alejandro now mistrusting each other after it’s revealed that Antonia lied to Anibal about Alejandro being his son. Ricardo, with the assistance of the A.G. brings in a special investigator, Rodrigo Balmaceda, to investigate the crimes that had occurred in San Pedro. Rodrigo is no-nonsense and honest, a trait that gets Antonia and Anibal in trouble with his many a times. He notices the likeness of Veronica to Gabriella’s pictures. Antonia falls in love with Rodrigo. Rodrigo becomes enchanted by Antonia and they become lovers; However, Rodrigo vows never to let his personal relationships interfere with his work, especially in light of accusations and insinuations from Gaston and Lizard that Antonia is behind many injustices in San Pedro. Veronica, Poncia and Gaston continuously doubt if he’ll be up to task when Antonia’s crimes are revealed, although Rodrigo releases Max after finding out the ‘witness’ had been bribed and had now skipped town. Alejandro separates from Irene and moves back to her family’s house, where she hides Lucho who is now a fugitive from the law as Rodrigo is on the hunt for him. An attraction buds from Irene and Lucho and they end up as lovers. With the help of Veronica, Gaston launches his mayoral candidacy and receives tremendous support from people of San Pedro. Veronica launches several projects to help the people including water boreholes and a new high tech hospital. Ricardo starts having an affair with his sexologist, Ines, who is also a friend of his wife. Ines becomes too demanding, pestering Ricardo. After Francesca recovers from a severe blow to her head that was inflicted by Lucas, she & Gaston decide to embrace their love & get married. Alejandro finds out about Antonia’s embezzlement of Val’s trust fund and after their bitter argument, Alejandro & Val leave La Dorada. Alejandro confirms from Poncia and Gertrudis that Antonia truly did kill Marcus and Marcelo, Fernando and the miners and he’s distraught, thinking of how he failed Gabriella by not believing in her. During a dinner, Antonia secretly poisons Cecilia’s drink so she can lose David’s child. David breaks up with Ceci when she accuses Antonia, even though the blood test results show Ceci was drugged with an abortion drug. Antonia brings a prostitute to live with them, claiming she is the daughter of a good friend of hers. Her intention is for David to forget Ceci by being in the arms of the prostitute.

With Veronica’s support, Max sues Anibal and Antonia for the theft of El Chemuco but loses the case because of a corrupt judge who also releases Lucas from jail. Antonia has placed a bug inside Irene’s room where she sleeps with Lucho when he ‘secretly’ shows up in La Dorada. Unknown to Lucho & Irene, Antonia does know of their affair and secret visits and is only using them to get information on the happenings of the Dantes’ residence, by placing a bug in their room. It’s through this that Macario knows of Max & Val’s plans to leave the town at night. On pretext of Val having to sign a receipt confirming she has received the two million Antonia took from her trust fund, Antonia uses this opportunity to convince them to sign many documents that would supposedly transfer all of Val’s fortune to her. Unknown to them, Antonia has included a will within those documents that states that Val is leaving all of her fortune to her. The kids, being on short notice and tired of reading all those papers, just sign the documents without checking them. Francesca has tried to convince Max and Val to postpone their trip as she’s been having premonitions of their lives in danger; everyone convinces her that she is wrong. The wolves arrange for a cousin of Macario’s, El Chopo to steer Max and Val’s car off the road. Macario, Lucas and Antonia all arrange a watertight alibi with all of them being at the club at the time of the murder. El Chopo tells the San Pedro police that Max and Val were driving on the wrong side of the road, when that isn’t true. Alejandro threatens his mother, insulting her and accusing her of murdering the teens. Francesca has a vision how the accident really occurred and pressurizes Rodrigo to investigate. Though sceptical at first, the investigation reveals that the “accident” truly seemed intentional and Macario’s cousin is arrested. Anibal, Antonia and their corrupt judge friend try to force Rodrigo to release Macario’s cousin but are unable to, with Rodrigo increasingly becoming suspicious of the trio. Alejandro swears by Max & Val’s graves that he would make the one responsible for their deaths pay – meaning Antonia and Anibal; Rodrigo notes this.

David leaves La Dorada & Antonia and moves in with Francesca at the Suarez residence. He reconciles with Ceci and grows closer to Veronica. With Lucia’s health deteriorating, Irene revisits her sins. Veronica reveals herself to Irene as Gabriella who asks for forgiveness. Irene selflessly promises to testify against Antonia for the mine explosion if needed. Veronica forgives her but refuses to allow Irene to reveal the truth at the time as they know Antonia will twist it to her innocence. Constanza finally comes out in the open, sues Anibal, throws him out of her home & takes over all of Anibal’s accounts. Anibal is removed from Senator. With Veronica’s help, Patricia turns the whole town against Antonia, with everyone leaving the club after Antonia forcibly insists she is the only Club President. Patricia and Ricardo separate because Antonia has sent her photos showing Ricardo still having an affair with Ines. Ines is now Antonia’s accomplice. Lucho, with Irene’s help breaks into Antonia’s safe and steals some documents even though Macario catches them. Amongst them are Val’s will and a document that Antonia has been using to blackmail Poncia. Lucho, Alejandro, Ricardo and Gaston devise a plan to ensure one of Antonia’s accomplice snitches. Alejandro beats up Macario, nearly killing him and goes to jail. With Ricardo’s insistence, he is transferred to the state penitentiary where he can be in close contact with Lizard. There, he manages to convince Lizard to testify against Antonia, in exchange, Veronica agrees to finance his dialysis and protection so the Wolves couldn’t kill him. With help from Francesca’s dreams, Rodrigo gets a surveillance video showing Antonia Guerra leaking into Alberto Espino’s room around the same time that Alberto was pronounced dead. Lucho and Irene find evidence of Antonia’s previous life as a prostitute and her ownership of the Brothel. They distribute fliers all over San Pedro with this evidence, soiling Antonia’s reputation further. This angers Alejandro and when he tries to defend Antonia, asking for Veronica to have pity of Antonia, Veronica insults him, breaking up with him. David also takes Antonia’s side, Antonia playing him up with sympathy that wrong was done against her and that that photos were photo shopped. David moves back to La Dorada and declares war against Veronica, who accuses him of never believing his mother – Gabriella - , yet believing Antonia without seeing proof. Veronica promises not to give up the fight against the wolves’ in spite of the pain of Alejandro & David’s defection. Thanks to Francesca’s dreams, Veronica finds out she’s pregnant with Alejandro’s baby – but as Alejandro wants her to give up her revenge against Antonia, Veronica does not tell him about the coming baby. Patricia seeks a divorce from Ricardo, though he doesn’t want to let go of her in spite of his continuing affair with Ines, his sexologist. El Chopo is released as he keep his mouth shut about the death of Val and Max but Antonia uses Lucas to inject him with a drug that causes a heart attack. Chopo dies in his sleep at the Brothel. Rodrigo becomes increasingly suspicious of Antonia after this. When Antonia learns that Lizard is under witness protection and that he is under dialysis so he can survive and be a witness against her crimes, she orders Lucas and Macario to plant a bomb at the hospital in Lizard’s room to kill him. Fortunately, thanks to Francesca’s dreams, Lizard is saved before the bomb explodes, even though Rodrigo, Ricardo, Alejandro, Gaston and Veronica let the whole town and especially Antonia to believe that their target is dead. Francesca and Gaston also find out they are pregnant. Antonia also orders Lucas to kidnap and rape David’s girlfriend, Cecilia, but thanks to Francesca’s premonition, and with the help of the Police force, Cecilia is found still barely alive after her rape ordeal and quickly rushed to hospital. When David finds out it was Lucas who raped Ceci, he follows him into the abandoned mine where Lucas is hiding and beats him up really badly – unknown to him, Macario has trapped him; Macario waits till David leaves Lucas and stabs Lucas 3 times, using a handkerchief to keep him fingerprints from the knife. David is arrested, but Veronica promises to help him. In jail, David replays his conversations with Veronica and realizes Veronica is Gabriella, his mother. They reconcile as Gabriella tells him everything Antonia did, this angers David who promises revenge; but Gabriella convinces him to keep pretending with Antonia, because Antonia is too slippery. Lucas wakes up momentarily and confesses all his crimes, but dies just as he’s about to confirm that Antonia was the one who ordered him to commit those crimes. David is hence released and Macario goes on the run. Gertrudis confesses to the court about her work at the asylum but since she seems mentally unstable, the judge orders the jury to reject her testimony. Unknown to the wolves, Ricardo’s aim to bringing Gertrudis was to give the wolves a false strength and especially to stir up the people of San Pedro. Constanza goes to the witness stand and tells of her ordeal at the asylum, she also breaks into an outburst that it was Antonia who caused the explosion at the mine. On the next day, Lizard is brought into the court room and the Judge allows his confession. He tells it all – the murder of the natives, the search for Constanza’s body amongst the debris of the dead at the asylum, the murder of Tiger Suarez, Fernando and the miners at El Chemuco. He duly implicates Antonia in all the murders. The residents in the court room get angry as they hear of all these crimes. Alejandro fails to convince Antonia to give herself up, with her denying the accusations of murder against her and vowing to rise on top of the scandals. Francesca has another vision of explosives at the mine, and tells this to Gaston, advising him to make sure no one goes into the mine. Ricardo and Rodrigo view autopsy reports for Val’s grandmother and find traces of the same drug that was used to kill El Chopo. Antonia tries to make a deal with Veronica for Anibal’s head, in exchange Veronica stops her attacks against her, but Veronica rejects her offer, while recording their conversation. Antonia tries to convince Rodrigo to leave town with her but Rodrigo refuses. Veronica reveals herself to Lizard as Gabriella Suarez after Lizard tries to escape from the fortress. She also plays the recording of Antonia to Anibal, who tells it all in front of the court room, though Antonia cannot be arrested as the trial is of a different case. Antonia pays Macario two million dollars to break into the fortress and kill Veronica and Lizard. Ricardo and Patricia get back together and finally make love. Veronica plans to donate the stem cells for Lucia’s cancer treatment.

Anibal kills himself with a rope Antonia sends him as a “present”. Veronica/Gabriella corners Macario before he kills her. Lizard stabs him death before he pulls the trigger on Alejandro, saving Gabriella, Alejandro, David and Ceci. Lizard escapes the fortress. Antonia still refuses to surrender even though Rodrigo pleads with her. She still declares she’s is innocent. Antonia calls Macario but Alejandro answers, making Antonia panic. She plans to escape but Poncia points a gun at her. Poncia is revealed to actually be Antonia’s maternal cousin. Antonia shots her on the shoulder and escapes, but she is arrested by the police and surrenders peacefully before she drives off. Before he dies, Macario confesses to Rodrigo that Antonia was the one who ordered the mine explosion and the murders of Tiger, Gabriella’s unborn baby, Alberto and Ramon, Julio and Prudencia, Max and Val. Alejandro disowns her. She tries to bribe Rodrigo with her love but Rodrigo chooses to enforce the law. The towns’ people, angered and riled up, gather in front of City Hall, at the police station wanting to lynch Antonia, but Rodrigo and the police officers prevent them. They take Alejandro hostage and start beating him up, but Veronica comes in time and saves him by appealing to the good and family-oriented nature of the men. Ricardo, on behalf of Francisca presses charges against Antonia for the murder of Tiger and Max. Alejandro presses charges for the murder of his siblings. Alejandro finds out Veronica is pregnant and rejoices.

In Prison, Antonia contemplates and reminisces about Gabriella’s warnings that she would get revenge against her. She realizes the truth that was always in front of him, that Veronica is actually Gabriella. Lucho turns himself in to Rodrigo and the judge pardons him based on all the suffering he underwent at the asylum and the fact that he has been trying to change his life for the positive. The Judge grants Ricardo and Alejandro power of attorney over their parents’ assets to allow them to return El Chemuco back to its real owners, the Suarez’. When Gabriella is talking with Antonia at her cell, Antonia slits her wrists and she is rushed to the hospital. Unknown to Gabriella, Antonia has planned all this to blackmail Alejandro and David’s love and also because it would be easier for her to escape from the hospital than from Prison. When Gabriella reflects and realizes Antonia’s real plan, she and Alejandro warn Rodrigo but he assures them that Antonia could not escape from the hospital. Antonia drugs one officer and attacks another, escaping from hospital with a police gun and in an ambulance. She exchanges fire with Lizard who awaits her at La Dorada and successfully escapes, but fails tom confirm that she has killed him. She goes to Francesca’s home and holds her and Ceci hostage, and lures David away from the fortress under false pretence. At Francesca’s home, she accidentally shoots David but the bullet just grazes him. She then takes him at gun point and ties him up strapped to a live bomb back at the San Pedro mine. While there, she calls Gabriella, instructing her not to call the police. After Alejandro and her friends prevent her from going to Antonia, she manages to escape the fortress and goes to the mine. She fights off with Antonia and later, Alejandro finds them. He protects Gabriella when Antonia tries to kill her, and instead gets shot, puncturing his lungs. Antonia, panicking, presses the button and sets off the bombs, but Rodrigo, Lucho, Gaston and the police arrive just in time, rescuing all of them before the mine explodes. Unknown to them, Lizard awaits them outside, where during the confusion; he shoots Antonia, hitting her spinal cord, just before she is loaded into the police car by Rodrigo. Lizard is then killed by the police.

Both Antonia and Alejandro live, but Antonia becomes a quadriplegic. Rodrigo leaves town to forget Antonia. Months later, Antonia’s case is heard at the La Dorada because of her physical impairment. She is found guilty for the murders of Marcus, Marcelo, Julia, Prudencia and Julio Montemar, Alberto and Ramon, The kidnap, assault and murder of Tiger Suarez, the murder of Fernando and the 3 miners; Causing Gabriella Suarez physical and mental harm at the asylum; The murder of Max and Val; Inciting Anibal to commit suicide. And she is sentenced to a cumulative period of 500years in house arrest. Alejandro and David declare they no longer feel anything but pity for Antonia and vow to move on with their lives and keep their families away from the rottenness that was their lives with Antonia Guerra. The mines under the Suarez’s progresses, the workers are happy; Gabriella gives birth to little Thomas Suarez and his placental stem cells help cure Lucia from her cancer. Lucho and Irene also finally fall pregnant.

Gabriella and Alejandro finally get married in a beautiful ceremony with Lucho, Gaston and David handing her over to the groom. Gaston decides to give up his political career as mayor and future Governor so as to concentrate on his family with Francesca and to continue to make a difference through the radio station. Ricardo and Patricia are also finally pregnant. Constanza meets an Italian man who is interested in her. Antonia is humiliated and tortured by the nurses taking care of her at La Dorada. Since she can’t move by herself, they strap her to her orthopaedic bed and turn it upside down, leaving her hanging in the air. When she asks for make up, they paint her face with lipstick and mascara turning her into a zombie. David and Alejandro have never come to visit her; she is now all alone with all her wealth surrounding her, while Gabriella, her family, their friends and people of San Pedro live happily.

Production[edit]

Actress Aracely Arámbula resigned her play (Perfume de Gardenia) in which after two hard years, she resigned to work more on the Telemundo telenovela.

I said no because I mourn the end very happy season, as I have always been in all functions. I am very grateful to the public and the great cast, "said Aracely in a press conference[12]

Cast[edit]

  • Aracely Arámbula - Gabriela Suárez / Verónica Dantés "La Patrona"
  • Jorge Luis Pila - Alejandro Beltrán
  • Christian Bach - Antonia Guerra "La Patrona"
  • Erika de la Rosa - Irene Montemar
  • Alexandra de la Mora - Patricia Montemar
  • Gonzalo García Vivanco - Luis "Lucho" Vampa
  • Aldo Gallardo - Ricardo Villegas
  • Christian de la Campa - Alberto Espino
  • Diego Soldano - Rodrigo "Mano de Hierro" Balmaceda
  • Kenia Gascón - Prudencia Godínez de Montemar
  • Carlos Torres Torrija - Julio Montemar
  • Geraldine Zinat - Francisca Mogollón de Suárez
  • Marú Bravo - Poncia Jiménez
  • Surya Macgrégor - Constanza Goldstein de Villegas
  • Alisa Vélez - Julia Montemar
  • Mario Loria - Gastón Goicochea
  • Irineo Álvarez - Ramón Izquierdo
  • Francisco "Pakey" Vázquez - Macario Gaitán
  • Tomás Goros - Ramiro "Lagarto" Chacón
  • Manola Diez - Luz "Lucecita"
  • Bárbara Singer - Valentina Vidal
  • Martín Barba - David Beltrán Suárez
  • Ennio Ricciardi - Maximiliano Suárez
  • Andrea Bentley - Valentina Vidal (young)
  • Patricio Sebastián - David Suárez (young)
  • Emilio Caballero - Maximiliano Suárez (young)
  • Manuel Balbi - Fernando Beltrán
  • Javier Díaz Dueñas - Tomás "Tigre" Suárez
  • Joaquín Garrido - Aníbal Villegas
  • Marco Zetina
  • Fabián Peña - Marcos Beltrán
  • Joaquín Cosio - Esteban Rigores
  • Angel Chehin - Manuel Zapata
  • José Luis Yeverino
  • Aline Marrero - Inocencia Mercado
  • Anilú Pardo - Gertrudis Aguirre
  • Iñaki Goci - Leonardo Guillén
  • Aurora Gil - Romina Romero
  • Rocío Canseco - Milagros
  • Rami Martínez - Casanova
  • Alejandra Álvarez - Lucía Beltrán
  • Gina Vargas - Cecilia
  • Mauricio Garza - Lucas Guillén
  • Francisco Calvillo - Braulio Cifuentes
  • Eric Ramírez - González
  • Sharon Zundel - Inés Mendoza
  • Palmeira Cruz - Brigitte


Awards[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2013
Premios Tu Mundo[13][14][15]
Novela of the YearLa PatronaWon
Favorite Lead ActorJorge Luis PilaNominated
Favorite Lead ActressAracely ArámbulaWon
The Best Bad BoyChristian de la CampaNominated
Tomás Goros
The Best Bad GirlChristian BachWon
Best Supporting ActressAlexandra de la MoraNominated
Best Supporting ActorDiego Soldano
Gonzalo García VivancoWon
The Perfect CoupleAracely Arámbula & Jorge Luis Pila
Christian Bach & Diego SoldanoNominated
First ActressChristian BachWon
Surya MacgrégorNominated
First ActorJavier Díaz Dueñas
Best Bad Luck MomentThe hospital is engulfed in fireWon
Premios People en Español[16][17]
Best TelenovelaLa PatronaNominated
Best ActressAracely ArámbulaNominated
Best ActorJorge Luis PilaNominated
Best Female AntagonistChristian BachNominated
Best Man AntagonistJoaquín GarridoNominated
Best Supporting ActressAlexandra de la MoraNominated
The Perfect CoupleAracely Arámbula & Jorge Luis PilaNominated
2014
Miami Life Awards
Best TelenovelaLa PatronaNominated
Best ActressAracely ArámbulaNominated
Best Leading MaleJorge Luis PilaNominated

Broadcasting[edit]

CountryTV network(s)Source
 VenezuelaVenevisión[18]
 RomaniaAcasă TV[19]
 KenyaNation TV[20]
 ColombiaCaracol Televisión[21]

Credits[edit]

  • Production executive Vice: Gabriela Valentán
  • Development Director for Telenovelas: Juan Marcos Blanco
  • Makeup: Gabriela Ovalle
  • Hairstyles: Roberto Ortiz
  • Scenery: Alberto Mejía, Beatriz Pérez Barbosa
  • Atmosphere: Miguel Ángel Galván García
  • Costume Design: Fernando Bermúdez
  • Art Direction: Carlos Herrera
  • Musicality: Rodrigo Maurovich
  • Original music: Juan Carlos Rodríguez
  • Literary manager: Eduardo Macías
  • Stage Director: Víctor Hugo Martínez Saldierna
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Maika Bernard
  • VP of Production: Martha Godoy
  • Writers: Eduardo Macías
    Rossana Negrín, Valentina Párraga, Cristina Policastro,
  • Directorate General: Carlos Villegas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Telemundo's La Patrona
  2. ^ Telemundo Media's Original Production "La Patrona" Delivers Best Weekly Performance To Date Telemundo (NBC Universal Media Centre), 2013-02-20. "Telemundo Media's broadcast of "La Patrona" (The Boss, M-F 9PM ET) delivered its best weekly performance-to-date for the week of February 11th registering 1,741,000 total viewers and 927,000 adults 18-49, up 16% and 19%, respectively, according to Nielsen."
  3. ^ Serena Williams (2012-08-03). "Inician las grabaciones de la telenovela, "La patrona"". Entretenimiento.starmedia.com. Retrieved 2012-10-10. .
  4. ^ "TELEMUNDO MEDIA ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 800 HOURS OF NEW CONTENT – NEARLY 40 PERCENT INCREASE IN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING". Telemundomediakit.com. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  5. ^ Guthrie, Marisa (2012-05-14). "Upfronts 2012: Telemundo Doubles Down on Original Programming". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  6. ^ http://www.telemundo51.com/entretenimiento/telenovelas/Con-fecha-La-Patrona-183263212.html
  7. ^ Telemundo's La Patrona: Peligro
  8. ^ Gran final de “Corazón valiente”
  9. ^ Esta noche el Gran Final: Qué no te cuente el Gran Final de Corazón Valiente. ¡Te sorprenderá!
  10. ^ La patrona: Gran final el 9 de Julio
  11. ^ Marido en Alquiler: Gran Estreno 10 de Julio
  12. ^ "Aracely Arámbula deja otros proyectos para enfocarse en 'La Patrona'". http://foro.telenovela-world.com/. 2013-11-29. Retrieved 2013-11-29. .
  13. ^ Lista de nominados a los Premios Tu Mundo 2013
  14. ^ Premios Tu Mundo 2013: Lista de estrellas nominadas
  15. ^ "Premios Tu Mundo 2013: lista de ganadores (FOTOS)". Huffington Post. August 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ ESTRELLAS DEL AÑO 2013
  17. ^ Categoría Telenovelas: los nominados
  18. ^ "“La Patrona” llega a las noches de Venevisión". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  19. ^ "¨Diamantul noptii". Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  20. ^ "[De Estreno] ¨La Patrona¨ debuta en Kenia". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  21. ^ "La Patrona se verá en Caracol en las noches". Retrieved 2014-03-24.