An epic battle
ensues... and Perito joins him in the fight!
Hunter is grateful - until he finds that Monolo just
slept with his fiancee, the actress who plays Candelabra.
After they leave, a newcomer enters (Carrie Wiita). She's
to have a five-line role on "Ruby Lake" as Dr. Sandra Palina,
and Scooter was supposed to put Hunter into a coma in real
life so that her role would be expanded on the show.
When Scooter threatens to expose her, she
decides to torch the bar - and Scooter with it.
EPISODE SIX (10/4/08)
Back on the TV show, Hunter visits Candelabra in
the hospital after she mysteriously passes out.
Dr. Sandra Palina informs her that she's pregnant -
and she doesn't look too happy about it.
Cesar sneaks into her room, disguised as a nurse.
Cesar and Hunter face off, while Candelabra
stays mum about her pregnancy.
And that's a wrap for Jessica Jensen, who played
Dr. Sandra Palina. She can go home now. Though she
vocally and unsubtly hopes they can work together again.
Jessica knocks out Jeff - the actor who plays Hunter -
by hitting him in the head with a lighting fixture.
When he comes to, he can't remember his lines.
Or anything else. He's a soap opera actor
who has amnesia in real life!
Jeff's real-life injury will have to be written into the show -
and so Jessica is quickly re-booked as Dr. Sandra Palina.
Her evil plan has worked!
EPISODE SEVEN (10/11/08)
How did the light fall on Jeff's head?
Inspector Monolo will solve the case!
They will watch that day's footage to find the guilty party!
The first tape, she is blank!
The second tape, she cut when the director said "Cut!"
The third tape, she is Monolo's niece's Quinceañera!
Ah, but the fourth tape... she is from a SECURITY CAMERA!
Footage from the security camera exposes Jessica!
Jeff suddenly remembers who knocked him out!
Everybody knows already.
Jessica has scarpered, but the cast of
RUBY LAKE vow to make her pay!
EPISODE EIGHT (10/18/08) This week on Ruby Lake: Monolo Montoya, TV's biggest
opera star, gets a visit from his past... he and Perito face a
while Hunter and Candlnabra wrestle with jealousy and...
taquitos? This week's photos by Aaron Francis
Jeff and Jennifer (that's Candelabra's real name) get into
an argument about Monolo's taquito while filming a PSA.
Monolo's Big Papi (Bryan Krasner) arrives, asking him to give up
this silly acting
business and return home with him to help run his corn tortilla
He wants Monolo to marry the "flour princess" - his old
Charlena Harina (Rebecca Larsen), daughter to the flour tortilla
empire, in order to bring their two tortilla empires together.
Charlena and Monolo remember the old days.
Remembering old times,
dancing with Charlena.
Their old passion is rekindled. Still, he says he will not
come with her.
The flour princess gives him a flower to remember him by.
And Papi has a gift for him as well.
He and Charlena will be waiting in the car.
The sweet smell proves irresistible.
Jeff and Jennifer continue to feud, it's time for "Ruby Lake" to
The Director asks if Monolo is ready to go. "Yes," he
muses. "I am ready... to go."
EPISODE NINE (10/25/08) Monolo Montoya faces a life-changing decision. The
fate of "Ruby Lake"
hangs in the balance. Enemies become lovers, lovers become
everyone sings and dances as the entire cast of Ruby Lake:
through Nine join Monolo and Perito in this climactic finale.
In a dream, Monolo's late mother, Marina Montoya (Jaime
tells him he must make a decision importante.
The barkeep and Scooter attack Monolo. He overpowers them
and gives them a talking to,
and they pledge to open a new bar, open to everybody - not just
Romance blossoms between "Sandra" and Big Papi,
and they forget their anger at Monolo.
Candelabra finds that her evil twin sister, Chandeleira - yes,
soap opera star who has an evil twin sister in real life - is
who slept with Monolo. She and Hunter live happily ever after.
Monolo decides to marry Charlena - for love, and
not for money - and return home to use his fortune
to build a school for the disabled children of Mexico.
A Song of Farewell
"Ruby Lake" is over - they're all out of work.
The Final Farewell
EPISODE TEN (5/30/09) - PLAYOFFS WEEK ONE!
Monolo contemplates a return.
EPISODE ELEVEN (6/6/09) - PLAYOFFS WEEK TWO!
A tribute to Ruby Lake, courtesy of Enrique Iglesias and his
hit song, "Hero."
EPISODE TWELVE (6/13/09) - PLAYOFFS WEEK THREE!
Candelabra and Hunter on the set of their
new spinoff show, CSI: Ruby Lake.
Famous director McB (Micah Sudduth).
Candelabra misses Monolo. Without him, they're
45th in the ratings... tied with CSI: Van Nuys.
Meanwhile, Monolo tries to get through security at the airport,
where he has been detained by the security guard (Richard Feliciano).
"My soul has heard the call of the peoples... from their
they cry out for Ruby Lake, and I must answer their call."
Monolo is informed that his work visa has expired.
He's no longer a famous TV star... he's just an illegal alien.