|Dos mujeres, un camino|
|Music by||David Rojo|
|Opening theme||"Dos mujeres, un camino" performed by Laura León|
|Ending theme||"Dos mujeres, un camino" performed by Grupo Bronco|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||229|
|Executive producer||Emilio Larrosa|
|Producer||José Ángel García|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original release||August 16, 1993 –|
July 1, 1994
Dos mujeres, un camino (English title: Two women, one path) is a Mexican neo-noir telenovela produced by Emilio Larrosa for Televisa in 1993-1994. This production was exhibited in 47 countries, including Indonesia, had high viewer ratings, and has been described as one of Televisa's most successful telenovelas.
Erik Estrada, Laura León and Bibi Gaytán starred as protagonists, while Enrique Rocha, Claudio Báez, Luz María Jerez, Elizabeth Dupeyrón, Lorena Herrera, Eduardo Liceaga and Rodrigo Vidal starred as antagonists. Tejano singer Selena appeared in two episodes.
The series tells the story of Juan Daniel, known as Johnny, a U.S.-born Mexican truck driver and family man who falls in love with a woman he meets in his travels, and of the complications as a consequence of his new love. Dos Mujeres... used the then-new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a backdrop to the story; Johnny transported merchandise from Mexico to the United States.
Johnny had enemies in Tijuana, where he was blamed for the death of Bernardo Montegarza (Eduardo Liceaga), son of the Montegarza family. Johnny is still very much in love with his wife (Laura León) when he falls for a young waitress, Tanya (Bibi Gaytán), whose mother owns a restaurant that Johnny frequents.
Tanya does not know he is married, and Raymundo, a police officer in love with Tanya, is working with fellow officer Ángel to pursue the head of the family that blames Johnny for the young man's death. It is later discovered that Johnny did not cause Bernardo's death (his own sister Alejandra, who was secretly in love with Johnny, had sabotaged a truck thinking that Johnny would use it), and while he was struggling to decide whether he wants to stay with his wife or his girlfriend, Tanya dies taking a knife thrust intended for her rival – Johnny's wife – Ana Maria.
A side story involves Tanya's friend Graciela being pursued by Bernardo's younger brother Ricardo, and egged on by her mother, but preferring Ángel, who along with Raymundo are pursuing a drug trafficker known simply as Medusa, who turns out to be Bernardo, who was taken in by a drug cartel and changed his identity. Graciela becomes pregnant with Ricardo's child, but she begins to like Ángel more as a potential husband. It is also revealed that Tanya's real father was in fact Ismael Montegarza, patriarch of the Montegarza family and father of Bernardo, Alejandra and Ricardo; Ismael refuses to have anything to do with Bernardo after realizing what he had been doing, and decides to support Ricardo, the only son who was truly loyal to him.
Johnny and Ana Maria seem to reconcile after Tanya's death. The final scene shows the couple retiring for the evening; Johnny, however, in the middle of the night, has a nightmare about Tanya's death, and calls her name in his sleep. When he awakes in the morning, Ana Maria and the children are gone, but in a letter, she promises that he will see the children, but not her.
|1994||12th TVyNovelas Awards||Best Telenovela of the Year||Emilio Larrosa||Nominated|
|Best Antagonist Actor||Enrique Rocha|
|Best Leading Actor||Won|
|Best Young Lead Actress||Itatí Cantoral||Nominated|
|Best Young Lead Actor||Rodrigo Vidal||Won|