El Verdugo receives an honorable death on "Corazón Valiente" as the show attempts to recreate a classic act of chivalry. He is shot and killed during his duel with Miguel. However, his death does not resolve the problems between Fabiola and Miguel.
El Verdugo diesThe drug trafficker and murderer Javier Falcón, who is better known by his alias El Verdugo, is finally killed on "Corazón Valiente." Although his charade as a fake DEA agent ended a while ago, he has continued to be an obstacle for the relationship between Fabiola and Miguel. Fabiola is actually forced to marry El Verdugo, and his death does not mean reconciliation will happen with Miguel.
"Corazón Valiente" attempts to make the death of El Verdugo a dramatic event by staging a duel with Miguel for the love of Fabiola. The show even sets the scene at dawn, invites real judges, and forces the men to walk 10 paces. Although both Miguel and El Verdugo are wounded, only one of them dies. The telenovela resorts to an unnecessary slow motion scene to reveal that El Verdugo is dying and wants his body to be placed in the river. His death leaves Fabiola a widow and makes her available for Miguel, yet this is not enough for the couple to be reunited.
Complications for Miguel and FabiolaMiguel falsely believes that Fabiola actually loved El Verdugo and wanted to marry him. Despite her insistence that this is not true, restoring their relationship is more complex than simply eliminating her husband. Alma, Fabiola's daughter, is another problem. Miguel finally discovers that he is the father of Alma but refuses to return the baby to Fabiola after she is taken. El Verdugo was aware of the truth while he was alive and kept the paternity a secret from her.
"Corazón Valiente" seems to be creating unnecessary obstacles for their relationship. Although it is an obvious attempt to force tension by keeping Miguel and Fabiola apart, the lies are hard to believe at this point. Why would El Verdugo accept someone else's child as his own? His personality does not reflect an accepting nature. It is possible that he was determined to use any tactic to separate Miguel and Fabiola, but this was not developed well on the telenovela. In addition, it is hard to believe that Fabiola would not be aware of who was the real father.
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