Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Season 6 Episode 17

Happily Ever After

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Apr 11, 1998 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Here is a translation of Doña Verano on Saturday's episode. I am sure this will help in understanding Teresa's aunt's problems with Jake, especially when you consider that Teresa and her family, as well as many of the other Mexicans, were very proud, Catholic, people, and do not take changes to their traditions very lightly.

      Jake - "Pleased to meet you."
      Doña - "No es tu novio. Hasta que estemas de acuermos, que es tu novio."
      (He is not your fiance. Until an agreement can be reached between us, then he will be your fiance.)

      {In the Saloon}

      Teresa - "Tia, Jake and Hank have worked very hard to make this place successful."
      Doña - "¿Una hotel para borachos y prostitutas?"
      (An hotel for drunks and prostitutes?)
      "Primero dejaste a Guillermo que te llenara la cabeza de fantasias y cargar contigo hasta America. America!!" - with disgust
      (First, you allow Guillermo to fill your head with fantasies of carrying you away to America. America!!)
      Hank - "Sounds like she don't care too much for this side of the border."
      Doña - "Ahora, apenas hace un año fallecio Guillermo y ya te quieras casar con uno de ellos."
      (Now, it's scarcely one year after Guillermo's death, and already you want to marry one of them. - speaking of an American)
      Teresa - "Tia, Jake es un hombre muy bueno."
      (Tia, Jake is a very good man.)
      Doña - "Y tu eres una niña muy tonta."
      (And you are a very stupid child.)

      {At the Café, after Jake spoke with the Reverend about being the only one doing the adjusting}

      Jake - "Teresa, Doña Verano, Carlos. I really think we should consider havin' the Reverend to do the wedding."
      Doña - "Ya vez que poco te respeta..."
      (Now, do you see how little he respects you...) - speaking to Teresa
      Jake - "Can you please speak in English?"
      Doña - "I would be happy to speak in English to you, Señor......"

      From there, everything else is spoken in English. I hope this has helped you understand the episode a little better. I know once I heard what Doña Verano had to say, I understood why she was reacting the way she did.