A grandfather shows his girl Laura the hide-out cave, and finds there Diego De la Vega's diary about the Devil's fortress, which was used as a feared political prison. Victoria showed a ... See full summary »

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Victoria Escalante (as Patrice Camhi)
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A grandfather shows his girl Laura the hide-out cave, and finds there Diego De la Vega's diary about the Devil's fortress, which was used as a feared political prison. Victoria showed a letter, allegedly from her father Alfonso's cell mate, if true he didn't die in the Mexican revolution but is seriously ill. Diego volunteers to go there to speak to the commandant, actually Zorro comes in his saddle bag after promising Victoria his help. The alcalde orders Mendoza to accompany him on a week's trip to the fortress, he wanted an excuse since years, so they go plead señorita Escalante's case; mistrusting she follows them, alone. On the way Zorro saves a runaway stagecoach, the passenger Rosalinda de la Fuente is ungrateful enough to try to deliver the masked savior to the fortress's patrol when she recognizes the Parsian perfume from the handkerchief she gave him on Diego's unmasked person... [see Part 2] Written by KGF Vissers

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Pretty Good, Pretty Bad
17 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This review is for both parts of this story.

The episode was framed by a "present time" story with a De La Vega descendant showing his granddaughter around the about to be torn down hacienda. It seems the Grandfather and his son lost everything in a market crash, so they couldn't pay the property taxes on the land.

That extra filler was needed, because there wasn't much meat to this story.

The ending had some fire works. Both the prison commandante's daughter and the Alcalde die. Wow.

In Disney's Zorro, anyone who discovered Zorro's identity died. This stays true to form. The Alcalde unmasks Zorro, then the Alcalde falls to his death. That is what raised this from a 1 star to a 5 star story.

At the end, the descendant finds a royal Spanish grant to the land. I don't know enough about tax law to know if it's accurate that such a grant would remove property tax obligations. Some quick research found evidence to the contrary. At least the writers had the descendant mention legal precedent, so even if that is all fictitious, it's consistent within the episode.

Oddly, the descendant walks away after leaving the land grant papers in the hands of a construction worker, who could have easily torn up the grant.


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