Alguien te mira (American telenovela)
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|Alguien te mira|
|Created by||Original Story:
|Developed by||Telemundo Television Studios|
|Written by||Perla Farías
José Vicente Spataro
|Directed by||Roberto Stopello
|Theme music composer||Tulio Cremisini|
|Opening theme||"Alguien te mira" by Alexander Miró|
|Ending theme||"You still love me" by Ray Chang|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||116 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Aurelio Valcárcel Carrol|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Original release||September 8, 2010– February 25, 2011|
|Preceded by||La diosa coronada|
|Followed by||La Reina del Sur|
|Related shows||Alguien te mira|
Alguien Te Mira (Someone's Watching You) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States-based television network Telemundo. This thriller/mystery film is a remake of Chilean telenovela Alguien te mira produced by TVN in 2007.
Telemundo aired this series during the 2010-2011 season, from Monday to Friday over about 26 weeks. As with most of its other telenovelas, the network broadcasts English subtitles as closed captions on CC3. The series was filmed and set up in Chicago,although some scenes where created in studios in Miami.
This show's jazzy, English-language recurring theme is You Still Love Me, performed by Ray Chang.
Rodrigo Quintana, Piedad Estévez, Julián García and Benjamín Morandé are "inseparable friends". They all are idealists, studying medicine and dreaming of working together.
Rodrigo is the most intelligent and has the most charm. He is the natural leader of the group. Because of his personality, Piedad falls in love with him. They share their lives and are passionately in love. In the meantime, Julián loves her silently but the rough life of Quintana and his drug and alcohol addiction end up breaking his relationship with Piedad. His actions take him to a point where he disappeared from his friends' lives after an incident that leaves a dead body and Piedad in a hospital room. After this incident Piedad was never the same person.
Rodrigo Quintana left his friends and his studies to enter a rehabilitation clinic outside Chicago.
Five years later, while Quintana opted for a good lifestyle in a rural clinic, his friends are partners in a plastic surgery clinic and have made a small fortune as plastic surgeons of well-to-do clients. Just when Benjamín, Julián and Piedad had forgotten about the past, the three doctors find out about Rodrigo Quintana's return after years in Europe. His return affects everyone's lives and breaks Piedad's daily routine, while realizing that Rodrigo is still the love of her life. Benjamín lives together with his wife Tatiana and her sister Camila (who also has a student apartment) and has two kids.
Julián — divorced for a year from Matilde - becomes interested in Piedad again. However, he fears that the story could repeat all over again if Rodrigo takes away the love of his life. Piedad, Rodrigo and Piedad reconnect and she eventually becomes pregnant. Unfortunately, Rodrigo's addiction begins again. Piedad leaves him and Julián jumps in to claim her heart.
But love will not be the only thing that will affect this group of friends. While they were all present at a social event, they are witnesses to a crime. The victim, María Gracia Carpenter, a very well known woman of society, will be the third death that torments the city, her body was found in an aquarium. Blanca Gordon was her friend; she was a drug addict and has a son Nicolas and she loved Rodrigo, police was searching for her because of drug trafficking. She was also killed by the killer and found dead by the nurse in hospital. Her son Nicolas knew that she had problems with law and with that man who was driving a black car. Police found drugs at her home.
Before Maria Gracia, the mysterious disappearance of Angela Argento, a sophisticated executive, was very closely followed by the media and the police. All the events suggests that they are in the presence of a serial killer whose victims are beautiful, well to do and independent women. Every victim is assassinated in the same style, a deep and accurate cut in the chest to remove their hearts. Amalia Vieyra is the fifth victim of the killer and she was killed while on phone with Eva. She was an elite prostitute and police searched the list of her sexual clients in order to find the serial killer. The lead police detective Eva Zanetti is in charge of the investigation. Everyone is a suspect. Slowly the circle will tighten itself and the suspects will begin to be questioned. Only one is the killer. With the passing of the days, one will know his or her identity.
Eva, the major detective in this project believes that the reporter is the killer. He's a voyageur, spying people in windows, having sexual relationships and also videotaping himself with his lovers while in the act. Rosio Lynch was murdered by the killer on Halloween, her dead body was found by the police in the black car mark X3, the same car that attacked Matilde. Benjamin was with Rosio on that night just about before she was murdered by the sadistic killer. She had a plan to go to New York in order to spend time there with Benjamin. Benjamin called her next day because he was surprised that she did not arrive; police recorded his phone call and Benjamin became the primary suspect for her murder. Police also discovered that Camila came to the art gallery the same day the victim was murdered. Camila had a fight with Rosio over Benjamin. One day Benjamin received a box while working at the clinic. He opened the box and there was a human heart of the killer's victim. He was with Julian, Piedad and Rodrigo at that moment when he opened the box and did not want to report the case to police, he was already suspect for the murder of Rosio, they decided to hide the box where nobody could not find it (later police found that box).
Later on, Eva is kidnapped by the serial killer known as "El Cazador" who kills each victim one by one by cutting out their hearts. Eva tries to escape from "El Cazador", by getting out through a window, trying to climb a high fence. Unfortunately, she fails in her intent and the killer re-captures her and ties her legs and arms on the bed in his lair.
On November 23, it's finally revealed that Julian is the serial assassin. On the following episode Julian murders Eva, making her his seventh victim. Eva's body is found in a public park by random bike riders. Eva is laid to rest with a full police ceremony. However unlike the other victims who were found naked, Eva's body was dressed in a black dress and wearing a pearl necklace. This evidence will be key to the investigation. Later, it is revealed that these items belonged to Julian's mother.
Meanwhile, Rodrigo befriends Daniela Franco, a therapist at the rehabilitation center attending in his efforts to stop his addiction and regain Piedad's love. Days later, Piedad and Julian see them dining in a restaurant. Piedad feels quite jealous of the budding friendship and confronts them. Aside from that, we see hints that Julian is marking Daniela as his next victim. In reality, he is trying to frame Rodrigo for the murders in order to keep Piedad. We also begin to peek into the causes of his killer's personality.
Other events that occurred in the Novela:
Rodrigo, who previously recovered from his drug and alcohol addiction fails to maintain his recovery after his friend, Blanca Gordon became the fourth victim of the killer. Piedad tries to help him this time, but things do not really work out. When Piedad finds out she's pregnant with Rodrigo's baby, she worries about the health risks for the baby due to Rodrigo's problems. Piedad's first thought is to abort the baby, but she quickly changes her mind - Julian wants to take care of her. She decides not tell Rodrigo about her pregnancy, but Rodrigo finds out through her gynecologist and tries to convince her that is best for their child not to be born. Piedad refuses. Later on, Rodrigo, after a guilty period, understands the responsibility and the fact that he is becoming a father. He changes his attitude and tells Piedad that she can count on him, and they stay together. Rodrigo, inspired by the fact that he is going have a child, sticks to his rehab group.
Tatiana Wood discovers that her sister Camila is having an affair with her husband Benjamin. All hell breaks loose. Benjamin feels Tatiana's wrath. Tatiana saw the necklace and earrings on Camila - jewelry that was presents from her husband gives her a clue. She was spying her husband, because she and Benjamin decided to divorce after a discussion they have one evening. Tatiana has a plan to find out who is the lover of her husband: She follows Benjamin and sees him in a jewelry shop. The next day, her birthday, she sees the same jewelry that she noticed in the shop on her sister Camila. She announces that she will file for divorce from her husband. Later on while spying Benjamin, she saw Camila and Benjamin sleeping together and had an awful fight with the two of them.
Lucia, the masseuse of the Aesthetics Clinic, is obsessed with Pedro Pablo. She drugs and sexually abuses him. Lola saw them together in his work office at the plastic surgery clinic. This creates another set of issues between PP and his wife, who begins to "lose it" in her efforts to get her out of their lives, later Lola will find out that her husband was saying the truth about Lucy. Lucy gets pregnant by Pedro Pablo, blackmails him and Lola, and eventually starts to live with them in their home.
It turns out Julian's mother was responsible of Julian's murderous ways. His mother would sleep with him and sexually abused him when he was little. At the age of 18, he committed his first crime, killing his mother. He accused his stepfather of doing this. Julian Garcia doesn't kill just any women. He only killed the ones who abandoned their children, the ones who leave them aside and instead of taking care of them, they have parties and work most of the time. He also has mental problems, crazy hallucinations, sometimes sees his mother but usually sees Eva, wearing a black dress and pearl necklace. She talks with him, usually saying that one day he will be discovered and that Piedad will find out that he is nothing more than a psycho and the serial killer. Eva Zanetti was killed by Julian, but her spirit appears after her death, Julian being haunted by her. Julian met Daniela and told her that his name is Daniel and had a romance with her, but eventually she will find out who he really is.
Julian went to Daniela's apartment to capture her and take her to his lair. She found out who he really was and because of that he killed her. He took the body of Daniela to Rodrigo's apartment, and placed her body right next to him in bed, then injected the drugs into Rodrigo's neck so it could turn out that Rodrigo was on drugs when he 'committed' his faked murder. Police arrested Rodrigo after the crime scene investigation in his flat where they found drugs on the table in the living room, set up by Julian.
Rodrigo woke up and saw Daniela's body. He is shocked to say anything and he shows Benjamin Daniela's body and despite this he does not believe that Rodrigo was not in his right mind and that Rodrigo was on drugs again and that caused him to kill her. Rodrigo told him everything he knows and Benjamin kind of believes him, but almost everybody think that he is the serial killer.
Mauricio suspects Julian because Eva had the same dress as Julian's mother and he believes that Rodrigo is innocent.
Mauricio goes into Julian's house. Julian catches him and takes Mauricio to his lair. He then kills him with a chainsaw. Parts of his body are found in lake and police discovered that belongs to Mauricio.
Maltilde is sad over the loss of Mauricio and starts to remember that Mauricio suspected Julian. Maltilde finds the picture of Julian's mother and knows Julian is the "Cazador". Maltilde goes into Julian's lair and is caught snooping by Julian. She sees the head of Mauricio and hearts of victims.
Matilde tries to escape from Julian, successfully reaching her car, but Julian chases after her with his car. After a long dramatic chase, Matilde is involved in a serious car accident. During the chase Matilde stops at a gas station, calling Tatiana for help, but Tatiana picks up the phone too late. Julian reaches the gas station as well, captures Matilde and takes her to his car. A worker of the gas station sees how forcefully Julian takes Matilde to his car and interferes. Daniel Vidal saw everything what happened between lair attack and public gas station and car accident.
Matilde again, escapes from Julian, telling the worker that Julian is "El Cazador". The worker began calling for help but Julian stabs him several times with a knife, killing the worker. Everything is recorded in a security camera that was present in the gas station. Later, Julian returns to the gas station taking the computer archives in order to prevent anyone from watching him committing crimes. As the result of her terrible accident, Matilde is not able to talk or move.
Julian attacks again, killing his step-father Daniel Vidal, after setting a trap. Vidal blackmailed Julian, demanded huge amounts of money from Julian(2 million dollar) otherwise he would send evidence that incriminate Julian, revealing that he is the true serial assassin. Daniel Vidal had a lawyer who kept the evidence for him. Julian discovers this, goes to the law office and kills the lawyer and the lawyer's secretary, ripping out the secretary's heart. Julian creates a fabricated scene of the crime, which makes the police think that Vidal is the murderer.
Later, in order to prevent Rodrigo to be released from prison, he tells the police that at the night Matilde had her accident, Rodrigo escaped from the Rehabilitation Center, where he was recovering from his drug addiction and served custody and supervision by the police. He was spending time there with Baltazar, and Valeria visited him every day. But Rodrigo actually escaped and went to see Piedad; Piedad herself brought him back to the center and all that happened before the accident with Matilde occurred.
Due to Julian's "informing", Rodrigo faces a court trial, accused of being a cooperator of the murderer. After several months in court Rodrigo is proven and declared not guilty and he is determined to catch the real murderer.
Piedad gives birth Rodrigo's baby girl. She is named Sofia. After Camila break up with Benjamin, she overdoses herself with alcohol and pills. Tatiana found her unconscious and takes her to hospital. She told her that she will pay her university because she felt guilty over their dead parents and that is the only reason why she decided to help her sister Camila.
Tatiana sleeps with Julian and his desire to kill almost ends up killing Tatiana, but he refuses to and lets her go. Tatiana tells Benjamin she did the same thing he did to her but with his best friend, Julian. Benjamin, furious, confronts Julian and they end up as enemies.Julian also tried to kill Rodrigo in his apartment and told him to stay away from Piedad.
There is a possibility that Matilde will recuperate, but she has to undergo a surgery in order to recover her abilities. Julian refuses to give his permission to operate Matilde, because he's afraid she will tell he is the serial assassin. Julian asks Matilde's doctor to wait until after his wedding with Piedad so it wouldn't ruin his perfect plans.
Luisa and Rodrigo go to Texas together and they find Daniel Vidal's cellmate who reveals important information about Julian(that he is the killer and that he murdered his mother).
Valeria Stewart falls back in drug use because Rodrigo only thinks about Piedad. She is having problems with her manager, and there are gossips and rumors in her public life as high fashion model that she is taking cocaine.
Lola and Lucy have their babies on the same day at the same hospital. Lucy has a boy and Lola has another girl. Lucy kidnaps her baby and flees from the hospital. Now she is wandering around the streets of Chicago carrying her baby in a supermarket cart. Pedro Pablo puts up missing Lucy signs all over Chicago.
One month later, Lola forgives Pedro Pablo. Everything is ready for Piedad and Julian's wedding. Benjamin decides not to attend because of his rivalry with Julian. Rodrigo is very nervous and scared. Camila is studying her exams at university. She and Benjamin are only friends now. Camila became good friend with Valeria.
Julian finally realizes his dream and marries Piedad. Before the wedding ceremony took place, Emilio Julian and Matilde gave Piedad a gift, his genealogical table project that Emilio was asked to do for school.
Emilio, without the permission of Julian, stole Julian's mother photo and put it on his genealogical table project. Piedad begins to recall all what Rodrigo and Valeria told her about Julian, and that Eva Zaneti's body was dressed with exactly the same black dress as Julian's mother wears in the photo. Despite that, she decides to marry Julian.
At the same time, Rodrigo visits Matilde, begs her to give him a sign to finally confirm him that Julian is the serial assassin. Matilde begins to cry and presses Rodrigo's hand.
Rodrigo understands that he is right about his suspicions toward Julian, and runs to rescue Piedad and avoid the wedding. Unfortunately Rodrigo arrives too late. He witnesses Julian and Piedad leaving their wedding for their honeymoon. Rodrigo breaks down, understanding that he lost Piedad, the love of his life, forever.
Matilde's surgery is successful and she is able to talk and move again. Julian desperate because he knows his days of freedom are counted because of Matilde's surgery and tries to escape but he encounters Tatiana and she drags him to a point which Julian forcefully grabs her and stabs her trying to kill her. She survives the injury but is in a very bad condition. Julian manages to escape from the hospital, and at this point everybody knows that Julian Garcia is the serial assassin.
Rodrigo calls Piedad, telling her to leave Julian's apartment telling her that the police is after him because they already know he is the murderer. Piedad refuses to believe and at this point Julian arrives to the apartment. She sees a blood stain on his shirt and understands that Rodrigo was always right. Julian also confess her that he is "El Cazador". Julian kidnaps Piedad and her daughter Sofia, puts her to sleep, takes them to his lair.
Valeria follows them with her car reaching to Julian's lair. She could tell at time Rodrigo and the police the location of Julian. Valeria tries to confront Julian, to hit him and rescue Piedad and the baby. But Julian again manages to capture Valeria. He ties her up and after Valeria taunts him, he brutally kills Valeria, stabbing her several times in stomach making her his fourteenth victim.
At this time Rodrigo also reaches to Julian's lair, and finds out that Julian murdered Valeria. In order to save Piedad and his daughter, he confronts Julian and they both fight each other. Julian manages to grab a knife and stab Rodrigo, making Rodrigo unconscious. Piedad escapes immediately, holding baby in her arms.
After stabbing Rodrigo, making him unconscious, Julian pours Rodrigo with gasoline, wanting to burn him alive. Finally, Julián lights up the cabin and when Julián tries to escape Rodrigo wakes up in time and fights back Julian. They both get caught in fire.
Rodrigo and Julian managed to escape from the burning cabin. Julian was running out of the cabin with his whole body on fire, everyone thought it was Rodrigo. but then Rodrigo came out with the dead body of Valeria in his arms. Julian was burned to death but Rodrigo survived with no serious injuries. In one particular moment while police covered the burned and deformed body of the killer, the spirit of Eva was shown wearing the black dress and pearl necklace. Several months later, Tatiana has survived her injury and she and Benjamin are together again.
Camila graduates university; she helped save the life of her sister Tatiana by giving blood in order to save her life.
Matilde leaves Chicago to begin a new life with her son Emilio in California. Emilio has Julian's ashes in a box and in one point he moves his hair across his face just like Julian did when he was about to kill. So that gives a clue that Emilio will turn out to be a killer. Luisa gets a medal for solving the case of "El Cazador" and Sanchez congratulates her, so she puts her hand out to shake his hand but he hugs her instead.
Pedro Pablo and Lola are together raising their four daughters and the baby Pedrito which is Lucy's son. Lucy is in a mental hospital.
Rodrigo receives an offer to work in North Carolina, and tells Piedad he can't live without her and without their daughter Sofia. Rodrigo asks her to join him and Piedad accepts and they are together. The final scene is the two of them sitting in the park with their daughter.
|Danna García||Piedad Estévez||Main heroine, in love with Rodrigo.|
|Christian Meier||Rodrigo Quintana||Main hero, in love with Piedad, Piedad's ex-boyfriend, accused of being the killer was in clinic for rehabilitation found not guilty and was the first person to know who is the murderer.|
|Rafael Amaya||Julián García Correa/ El Cazador||Main Villain, in love with Piedad, Matilde's ex-husband, has a relationship with Eva; marry's Piedad, dies burned alive. He is el Cazador.|
|David Chocarro||Benjamín Morandé||Tatiana's husband, Dolores's brother, Rodrigo's best friend is a womanizer & associate of Piedad and Julián.|
|Carolina Tejera||Valeria Stewart||Fashion model and drug addict attends rehab clinic. Loves Rodrigo was the 14th/Last victim of the murderer.|
|Géraldine Bazán||Tatiana Wood de Morandé||Benjamín's wife, associate of Matilde, Camila's sister, Julián's lover. (the only one who survived the injure of the murderer's knife)|
|Karla Monroig||Matilde Larraín||Julián's ex-wife, mother of Emilio. Has a car accident caused by Julián and was paralyzed but has recovered; the second person to know who is the murderer.|
|Angelica Celaya||Eva Zanetti||Police detective has a relationship with Julián was the 7th victim of the murderer and still alive.|
|Rodrigo de la Rosa||Pedro Pablo Peñafiel||Lawyer, associate of Julián and Piedad, husband of Dolores.|
|Ximena Duque||Camila Wood||Tatiana's sister, Benjamín's lover.|
|Yul Bürkle||Mauricio Ostos||Reporter, has a relationship with Matilde and was the 9th victim of the murderer (sadistically murdered)|
|Evelin Santos||Luisa Carvajal||Police detective, Eva's best friend.|
|Diana Franco||Dolores "Lola" Morandé de Peñafiel||Benjamín's sister, Pedro Pablo's wife.|
|Carlos Garin||Angel Maldonado||Police prosecutor, has a relationship with Tatiana.|
|Alba Raquel Barros||Yoyita||The Penafiel's housekeeper.|
|Iván Hernández||Jiménez||Police detective, "Prefect".|
|Andrés Mistage||Amador Sánchez||Police detective, in love with Luisa.|
|Cynthia Olavarria||Lucía "Lucy" Saldana||Villain. A masseuse at the clinic, obsessed with Pedro Pablo. Ends up in an insane asylum.|
|Roberto Gatica||Nicolás Gordon||The boy who knows who killed the women; Blanca Gordon's son.|
|Andrés Cotrino||Emilio García Larraín||Only son of Julián and Matilde.|
|Sofia Sanabria||Amparo Zanetti||Daughter of Police Detective Eva Zanetti.|
|Ariana Muniz||María Teresa Peñafiel Morandé||Youngest daughter of Dolores and Pedro Pablo.|
|Nicole Arci||María Jesus Peñafiel Morandé||Middle daughter of Dolores and Pedro Pablo.|
|Natalie Medina||María Esperanza Peñafiel Morandé||Oldest daughter of Dolores and Pedro Pablo.|
|Daniel Fernándes||Benjamín "Benjito" Morandé Wood||Tatiana and Benjamín's son.|
|Emily Alvarado||Isadora Morandé Wood||Tatiana and Benjamín's daughter.|
Secondary cast and special participations
|Elvira Romero||1st victim of the murder. She was killed 9 months before Angela Argento and her body was found in the river.|
|Yami Quintero||Angela Argento||2nd victim of the murderer.|
|Marta González||María Gracia Carpenter||Lover of Amparo's father and Benjamín. ' ' '3rd victim of the murderer.' ' '|
|Arianna Coltellacci||Blanca Gordon||Drug addict and a fugitive from justice. Mother of Nicolás. Loves Rodrigo, 4th victim of the murderer.|
|Zuleyka Rivera||Rocío Lynch Wood||Tatiana and Camila're cousin. Benjamín's lover. Killed. 6th victim of the murderer.|
|Riczabeth Sobalvarro||Daniela Franco||Drug-therapist of Rodrigo, like Rodrigo, has a relationship with Julián with thinking that his name is Daniel Vidal, 8th victim of the murderer.|
|Héctor Soberón||Daniel Vidal||Stepfather of Julián, 13th victim of the murderer.|
|Merelin||Secretary, 11th victim of the murderer.|
|Carlos Cruz||Andres Larraín||Father of Matilde.|
|Carlos Cuervo||Carlos||Father of Amparo.|
|Cristina Figarola||Fabiola Correa||mother of Julián, killed by Julián.|
|Duvier Poviones||Nelson||Police detective.|
|Itzel Ramos||Mother of Lucy.|
|Jeniree Blanco||Amanda||Rodrigo's boss|
|Jorge Hernández||Edward James Sandberg||Lawyer and friend of Daniel Vidal, 12th victim of the murderer.|
|Jorge Luis Portales||Police officer.|
|Juan Carlos Baena||Producer, Valeria's boss.|
|Luke Grande||Dr. Gibson||Matilde's doctor.|
|Markel Berto||Renato||Camila's ex-boyfriend.|
|Jeinny Lizarazo||Benjamín's patient|
|Norma Matos||Verónica||Works at the front desk in the medical clinic, protective over Piedad.|
|Osvaldo Strongoli||10th victim of the murderer. Guy in the gas station that tried to help Matilde.|
|Patricio Doren||Baltazar Toledo||drug addict, has schizophrenia, Rodrigo's ex patient& ex drug dealer.|
|Ryan Smith||Police detective|
|Susana Pérez||Mercedes de Larraín||Mother of Matilde.|
|Tomas Doval||Mauricio Ostos's lawyer.|
|Victoria del Rosal||Amalia Vieyra||Worked in prostitution, killed while on the phone with Eva, ' ' '5th victim of the murderer.|
|Viviana Mendez||Aura Pimentel||Piedad's gynecologist.|
|Lynda Brown||Marta||Works at front desk along with Veronica at the medical clinic.|
|Daniel Duarte||Police officer plus various "extra" roles.|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Premios People en Español|
|Best Villain||Rafael Amaya||Nominated|
- Miriam García. "Premios People en español:Aquí los ganadores" (in Spanish). Revista Quién!. Retrieved August 22, 2014.