Determined to win back Amanda, Rafael has developed a new strategy in "Flor Salvaje." Instead of his usual behavior, he is trying to show her his devotion and love. However, it will not be easy to convince Amanda to return to his side or forgive all of his past sins.
Casting Aside Ana
One of Rafael's first decisions has been to cast aside Ana and prove to Amanda that he never cared about her younger sister. He goes to extreme measures to show her that he never slept with Ana. However, this becomes a futile effort to get Amanda's attention because she is still convinced that Rafael was using her sister.
Leaving His Wife
Rafael left his wife before Amanda returned to Nueva Esperanza, but he has repeatedly pointed this out to Amanda. He seems determined to show her that she is the only woman he ever loved. Since moving into the "Las 4P" bar, he has continued to stay in this location to show Amanda his loyalty. He has generally avoided returning to his ranch while his wife was at home.
Saying I Love You
Rafael has taken every opportunity to tell Amanda he still loves her and wants their relationship to start over. He constantly repeats that he is a changed man, has not been with anyone else and always loved her. Amanda has tried to avoid him, but his obsession leads him to stalk her throughout the day. He corners her in the street, "Las 4P" bar, her home and other parts of Nueva Esperanza to talk.
Pretending to Change?
Despite Rafael's constant announcements that he has changed, some of his behavior indicates that he is still the same psychopath who murdered Pablo and threatened to kill Amanda's sisters. Recently, he reacted violently after seeing Sacramento and Amanda together. It appears that his jealousy has not faded. Can Rafael really change? It seems unlikely that his entire previous personality can be forgotten for Amanda.
Amanda's Response to Rafael
Amanda is becoming more confused about her feelings. Before returning to Nueva Esperanza, she tells Alicia that her life seems permanently linked to Rafael, and she cannot get him out of her mind. Although she wants revenge, her strategy to get it is stalled. In recent episodes, Amanda did not pull away from Rafael's kisses or try to stop him from following her. Is it possible that Amanda is developing feelings for Rafael?
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