La Reina del Sur, Episode 46: El Caido del Zurdo (Zurdo’s fall)

La Reina del Sur spoilers for Tuesday, Jul 9 bring a confrontation between Zurdo Villa (Flavio Medina) and Teresa Mendoza (Kate del Castillo), a surprise order, and a farewell. If you missed it, let’s catch you up in today’s La Reina del Sur recap.

La Reina del Sur spoilers: Complications

Teresa has to face the music today, as Zurdo confronts her with the diary he found. No matter how much she denies knowing anything about the diary, its contents, or the handwriting that matches the rescue note Zurdo’s still in possession of, he won’t buy it. He demands to know exactly why she lied about her daughter hiding in Europe. He also wants to know what exactly Teresa was to do to get her back. A phone call from his under-siege ranch answers that question. He is about to shoot Teresa, who has had no choice but to essentially admit what she did, when back up arrives.

La Reina del Sur spoilers: Goodbye, Oleg

Our favorite grumpy Russian is the would-be rescuer, who manages to create enough of a distraction to keep Teresa from getting shot. This leads to a huge fight, and Oleg Yasikov (Antonio Gil) puts up a good one. Unfortunately, it’s not good enough to stop him from being fatally wounded just before Teresa knocks out Zurdo.

Teresa tries to escape the room with Oleg, but he insists she leave him behind. Sofia Dantes (Isabella Sierra) is the important thing now, and Teresa has to go pick her up. He dies before she leaves, and Teresa is devastated. She’s also vengeful, so she leaves him wounded for the authorities to collect. She wants him to rot in jail. Before she leaves the room, she grabs the diary.

La Reina del Sur spoilers: The fall

Zurdo’s not going to be taken down that easy, though. He manages to follow Teresa. He heard her say there was a helicopter waiting. He manages to catch up to her just in time to catch a ride. As he’s hanging from the helicopter, Jonathon Peres (Tiago Correa) is in a panic. Zurdo hanging off it like that is making the craft unsteady, and they’re going to crash. Teresa, after some convincing, uses a fire extinguisher to make him let go. She then calls Epifanio Vargas (Humberto Zurita) to inform him of what happened and make sure her daughter is waiting.

What Teresa doesn’t know is, someone finds Zurdo still very much alive on the ground. Looks like this enemy might not be eliminated that easily.

La Reina del Sur spoilers: Orders are orders

This news hadn’t sat quite well with Epifanio and Alejandro Alcalá (Mark Tacher). Killing Zurdo wasn’t exactly what they had in mind, as dead men can’t confess. They eventually come to the agreement that a dead man can, in fact, have “confessed” anything, and there is no proof otherwise.

Meanwhile, Sofia’s getting restless as she waits with Francesco Belmondo (Raoul Bova) for her mother. Manuela (Paola Núñez) is sill watching as well, but Francesco assures her that Teresa will be there any time now.

Later, Epifanio may or may not be aware that Alejandro has placed a call to Manuela. He wants both Sofia and Teresa eliminated to tidy things up. Can’t have potential witnesses against the next president of Mexico, right? Manuela is somewhat surprised, and asks for the password to confirm the order.

Later, Francesco is clearly not happy with what’s been decided and places a call of his own. After getting confirmation (and the password), he volunteers to handle the child while Manuela deals with the mother. Manuela doesn’t trust him, and demands to take a photo of a dead Sofia after the deed is done.

Meanwhile, Sofia has overheard everything and is in tears. She asks Francesco when he returns if he’s going to kill her now. She admits to hearing everything, but Francesco tells her not to worry. He has her escape through another exit, and later claims she’d escaped while he and Manuela were talking.

The episode ends with Teresa and Jonathon facing attacks on their helicopter while trying to find Sofia. She’d been tipped off by Francesco (who disguised his voice) that Sofia was on the loose and that someone wanted them both dead.