No te Puedes Esconder, Episode 1: La Fuga (The escape)

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No te Puedes Esconder spoilers for Monday, September 30th reveal that this limited series is going to be a crazy ride. In ten episodes, we’ll learn the story of Mónica Saldaña (Blanca Soto), a woman with a crime boss ex who is on the run. She and her daughter, Natalia Saldaña (Samantha Siqueiros) have new lives in Spain when things go totally wrong. Let’s get right into your No te Puedes Esconder recap.

No te Puedes Esconder spoilers: Beginnings

The backstory of this show begins three years before. Mónica is trying to convince her daughter (who is called by a different name in these scenes) that she needs to visit with her father, Alejandro Sánchez (Plutarco Haza). They’ve apparently broken up, and she’s worried about custody. She forces her daughter to go see her father as planned. That visit is a joke. Dad’s busy with some business and barely, so it’s hardly quality time.

Meanwhile, she’s meeting with someone who has been helping her. He advises her to keep to her normal routine and say nothing to her daughter.  Mónica later gets a call from his, saying that he hopes she is not doing anything dumb. He knows she”s been meeting with a gringo he thinks is a bad influence on her.

Things come to a head when she realizes her minders were killed. She’s forced to get her daughter to run immediately, which is confusing and scary for her. They hear someone breaking in and take off. She and her daughter do eventually get to safety, where they learn her criminal ex has died in a car crash after trying to escape. She thinks that means they can stay, but she’s forced to go along with the original plan to flee. Her ex had contacts everywhere, and it’s not safe.

No te Puedes Esconder spoilers: Get a new job

In her new life in Spain, she’s dating a guy named Alex (Iván Sánchez). He is something else. This guy seriously makes exhibits out of pictures of dead people, as well as sleeping ones. He apparently feels those two states are when one is most authentic. We just find it a bit creepy.

Anyway, they’ve been seeing each other for a bit and she has a date with him. They spend some time together and after she wakes post other activities, she jokingly asks him if he’s taken any pictures of her while she slept. He says he hasn’t, but there is an old one he wanted her permission to include in that exhibit. She eventually has to leave to meet her daughter.

No te Puedes Esconder spoilers: All goes wrong

This is where things go really bad. First, Mónica is being followed by a guy named Daniel (Eduardo Noriega). He’s a hitman who was supposed to kill her. Neither of their plans for the evening work out.

In the middle of the city, a terrorist (Moussa Echarif) sets off a vest bomb in the middle of the crowd. Mónica is injured in this attack, but not too seriously. Daniel is another story. Mónica, who is a nurse, sees him and tends to him, eventually saving the life of the guy who was supposed to take hers. She then calls her daughter to explain what happened, and let her know that they need her. Natalia understands, and says they’ll meet later.

No te Puedes Esconder spoilers: Missing

Natalia’s day ends on an even worse note. After checking in with some friends she’d met with earlier, she is heading home when some men jump her and take her hostage. She is placed in the back of a truck, where she desperately tries to make enough noise to be noticed. The kidnappers aren’t pleased, as they’re approaching a road block that was set up in the wake of the attack.

One of the men gets out and climbs into the back with her, where he warns her about making noise. When she doesn’t seem inclined to obey, he knocks her out.

Meanwhile, Mónicahas arrived home to find that her daughter is nowhere to be seen. As time goes by, she gets nervous and starts trying to get in touch with Natalia. Obviously, she doesn’t get anywhere and she gets even more nervous.

No te Puedes Esconder spoilers: Political drama

It wouldn’t be a telenovela these days if there wasn’t some kind of political intrigue. In this case, it’s all about the disapparence candidate Alberto Torres’ (Peter Vives) wife. She has been missing for months. She is eventually found not far from where she once lived and she’s tied up in a weird way in an empty house. When she is found, an inspecter named Urrutia (Maribel Verdú). She considers Alberto a suspect and wants to interview him discreetly.

As for Alberto, he doesn’t want to deal with the press. His advisor, however, thinks it’s for the best if they come up with a statement. If they don’t tell anything, the reporters will make stuff up.

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