When we last spoke, I was telling you about Cristina and Isabel’s interaction at the store, Isabel’s confession to the priest, and Cristina’s (delightful) confrontation outside of Isabel’s home. Get ready my friends because from here things speed the eff up.
Anibal is on the run from Captain Ugarte and his men because he’s been wrongly accused of blowing up the gunpowder station. (I know that’s vague, but we’re focusing on these two ladies. Haha) Isabel, being the awesome person that she is and sure of Anibal’s innocence, decides to go to the brothel to confront Ugarte and tell him to call off the search. He doesn’t (but we appreciate her attempts anyway!) She’s so valiant. However, this puts Isabel in hot water:
Ugarte: I will count to five and if you don’t disappear, I will arrest you.
He begins to count and keeps a firm grasp on Isabel the entire time. At the count of five he releases her and laughs. Isabel stands in place for a moment and Ugarte signals for his men to arrest her. She takes off down the hallway in the brothel with the soldiers chasing her. Desperately searching the corridor for an escape, Isabel looks like she’s about to be caught when Cristina steps into the hallway out of her room and pulls Isabel in. She locks the door and pins Isabel against it signaling her to be quiet.
Cristina: Wait, there is a window at the back.
Isabel: (with the most gentle eyes EVER) No…I don’t want to get you into trouble.
Cristina looks back at Isabel and smiles.
Cristina: Too late for that.
And WHA-BAM, she totally kisses a stunned Isabel. This is one of my favorite kisses ever. (Despite the really effed up storyline between these two which I wouldn’t wish on anyone…it’s the kind of kiss you always hope to receive from someone you like.)
Isabel backs away like she’s about to head out into the hallway. She turns, regains her right mind, and turns back to Cristina. Nah, girl – you CANNOT ESCAPE HER. And come on, why would you? Cristina smiles and points to the back of the room:
Cristina: The window?
The look on Cristina’s face as Isabel leaves the room is excellent. You can tell she’s really pleased with herself. She totally unnerved our poor little lesbian – toying with her fragile, lady-lovin’ heart. So cruel. Also, so amazing. I’m not complaining.
Cristina is sitting in her room at the brothel brushing her hair. (As a complete side note, this show has made me want to brush my hair a lot more often.) All of a sudden the door opens and Cristina again looks pleased with herself that Isabel has come back. Isabel nervously turns back to the door and thanks Cristina for her help earlier in the day. Whether she’s referring to helping her get away from the soldiers or for the kiss is debatable.
Isabel: I just wanted to thank you for helping me today.
Cristina: You’re welcome… Are you sure you don’t want anything more?
There’s something about the way she says ‘you’re welcome’ that’s absolutely wonderful. Cristina is just so persistent. She knows that if she asks enough, Isabel is eventually going to give in. Isabel glances around and then gazes up at the door, giving up this whole “you’ve got me all wrong” charade and locks the door behind her. She turns around and locks eyes with Cristina. Isabel’s terrified look is balanced out by Cristina’s extremely cool demeanor. Keeping intense eye contact with Isabel, Cristina strolls up to her, smiles, and whispers “Come.”
Cristina grabs Isabel’s hand, gently caresses it against her face, intertwining their fingers. PS That was totally one of my favorite parts. I think hand holding is super romantic…apparently. Regaining eye contact, Cristina guides her hand down the rest of her body. (All of a sudden I feel I’m writing fan fic…not sure how I feel about that.) Isabel looks completely in awe – I imagine this is lady body overload for her. BOOBS. You can read it on her face.
Isabel cautiously places her hands on Cristina’s waist and they pull in closer to each other. I said earlier that their first kiss was the kind of kiss you hope to receive, but this one – oh man. So much passion. After what seems like hours, the two shut their eyes and finally lock lips and kiss each other. They descend onto the bed and it’s implied that they make sweet, sweet lady love. The next morning Isabel strolls back into her house with an enormous “I just got laid” smile on her face. Her sister Nieves looks at her and asks her if she found Anibal. Isabel’s face falls a bit and she simply responds no and walks off.
The next scene is short but incredibly important. Knowing what I know now, I think I understand Cristina’s conversation with Sebastian a lot more. (Sebastian used to work for Lobo but doesn’t anymore. He also had sex with Cristina immediately after she was “disowned” by Lobo. He’s also a huge douche bag.) We see Cristina lounging in the brothel and Sebastian, nursing a bottle of alcohol, strolls up next to her and says, “Leave.” Cristina gets up to leave and he grabs her arm:
Sebastian: I don’t trust whores.
Cristina: You and I have more in common than you would believe.
Cristina looks smug here and knowing what I know now, I’m totally mad at her! We’re led to believe that she is going to team up with Sebastian in some way since they’ve both been wronged by Lobo. Poor Isabel. She takes a chance and decides to explore her sexuality and it looks like it’s going to blow up in her face. Not cool, Cristina. Not cool.
We’re almost caught up…almost. The next time we see Cristina and Isabel, things get rough. And not in any sort of sexy, rough way. In the, ahhhh shit way. Stay tuned!
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