The next day, Dora is mopping the living room floor while humming the song “Lifted” by Lighthouse Family. Simeon passes her and likes to see his wife calm.“How nice to see you in a good mood, my love. Did something happen? Will found another decent girl?”“I think that will take some time.” Dora giggles, “I talked to Carmen and Cristina yesterday. We were right, honey, there was no christening for James on the day of Melissa and Kelvin's engagement.”Simeon gets upset, “And what did they say in their defense?”“They were embarrassed to show up because of Pamela.”“Oh, but what happened wasn’t—”Dora stops cleaning and smiles, “Here we have to be patient, my love. The idea came out of Cristina’s mind.”Simeon is a little upset, “Now I understand their guilt.”Dora smiles again to smooth things over, “Finally, we forgave each other. Pamela is no longer with us and Cristina learned her lesson. We will be friends again and everything will be fine.”Dora opens the door for the wind to dry
Jack and Veronica were talking on the phone. She was very excited about the interview she had at LCN and is buoyant with hope.“Jack, you needed to see that dark, hot director! I think I could fall in love with him, so he would give me major roles in LCN soap operas!”Jack takes it all as a joke, “Why don't you fall in love with him sincerely?”“Well, you know the perfect marriage between famous people only works in the commercials we shot,” Veronica speaks irresponsibly.Francisco enters the room and turns on the radio. The song “Alright” by Supergrass makes their apartment even more lively.“But you can be the exception, having a perfect and lasting marriage with Mr. Oliveira." Jack hints.“No, I prefer to leave the doors open for now.” Veronica implies that she wants to marry Jack.But Jack doesn't take the hint, “Okay, mate, I'm praying for you. Now I have to go, they found a replacement for you at the agency.”“Who's the bitch—” Veronica realizes that Jack has already hung up. Sh
Melissa is talking to Flávia and Isabel about the fear she has about Angela and Uélton.“Nothing gets out of my head that that weird girl wanted something bad with my dear big-eared.”Melissa hides her laugh by covering her mouth with her hand, “Cousin, don't be paranoid. Come, let's go to the studio where my soap opera is being recorded.”The three ladies go to the protagonist's house. She is poor, but she will fall in love with the rich heartthrob.Flávia calms down when she sees the scenery, “You know I'm an unconditional fan of your show, Melissa. You look like you were born for this.”“Well, thank you very much.”Flávia quickly turns to Isabel, “Your soap opera is also good, dear mother-in-law!”Isabel laughs, “I'm not jealous.”Flávia sits on one of the sofas and the camera is right in front of her, “So this is where our heroine thrills viewers with her beautiful performance.”“Exactly.” Melissa feels that Flávia is deflecting the subject, “You know, Flávia, I think you and Uélt
At LCN studios, Melissa and Isabel are shocked when they discover that someone was recording Flávia. The lady gets up from the couch and goes over to the cameraman.“What kind of clowning is this, young man?”The cameraman is startled, “Excuse me, weren't you ladies auditioning for new characters? I thought it was part of the selection process!”Isabel calms down and laughs, “It's not that. Flavia is my daughter-in-law and she just sat on the couch. We were talking that had nothing to do with 'Love Just Happens'."“In this case, ‘Sweet Love’.” The cameraman kindly corrects her.“Diego, don't worry, Flavia won't be upset. It was a misunderstanding.” Melissa solves the problem.Flávia is annoyed, “If my husband finds out that I'm kissing soap opera heartthrobs, he'll ask for a divorce!”Diego ventures, “But you never thought of being an actress?”“Shall we talk somewhere else, Melissa?” Flavia asks angrily.Melissa looks at her watch and again remembers that it was a gift from Josias, “
Thursday. Flávia serves breakfast and finds Uélton checking Everaldo's phone in the phone book.“Looking for whose phone, my love?”“Everaldo’s number, but it looks like he hasn't been able to get this important technology yet.” Uélton bitterly closes the phone book.“I look for you, father.” Reuben offers himself.Uélton pats his son's head, “You worry about eating your cereal to go to school.”Flávia joins them and helps herself to coffee with milk.“Honey, yesterday something very funny happened. A cameraman thought I was in a selection process for characters in Melissa's soap opera and recorded me while I was talking to your mother and my cousin.”“Are you going to be an actress, Mom?” Reuben's eyes are twinkling.Uélton chuckles, “No, son, your mother will only kiss the heartthrob here.”Flavia is slightly uncomfortable to see her suspicion come to fruition, “Would it be that bad?”Uélton shrugs, “Didn't you say that Veronica Montanha was there looking for vacancies? Let them hir
Uélton goes around the Main Square in search of Everaldo. As if by divine providence, Uélton finds him selling hot dogs in a strategic corner of the square.“EVERALDO!” Uélton pays the biggest embarrassment by literally jumping on top of the vendor, "God heard my prayers, and that's why you're here!”Everaldo almost has a heart attack, “Stop it, comrade! Don't embarrass my customers.” He addresses a girl paying for the hot dog, “Mayonnaise or mustard?”The lady customer was afraid of Uélton, “No, it's ok for me, thank you very much!”The customer runs out instead of eating the hot dog on one of the park benches.“I hope the girl wasn't scared,” Uélton speaks without the notion of what he did.“What you want? Is Josias in trouble?”Uélton is more and more amazed, “See? How do you know that I'm Josias Rocha's best friend? You can only be an angel coming from Heaven to help mere mortals!”Everaldo neither confirms nor denies the hypothesis, “I follow Josias’s life at Maggiezine.”“OK, I
Isabel and Harold are at home watching the traditional fishing show.Harold comments with a slight smile, “I miss our grandson in my lap watching these shrimp being caught.”Isabel pats her husband's belly, “He is now studying, to be a good citizen. And I don't think he would fit in your lap, not anymore.”“How time passes. He will be nine years old. Do you remember that Flávia almost died in childbirth?”Isabel worries a little, “I remember. So I hope they don't risk having more children, this could have been a warning for Flávia not to get pregnant again.”The landline rings and Isabel gets up to answer it, “Hello?”On the other side is Daniel, “Isabel, this is Daniel Oliveira. Is the hubby around for me to call you by your last name?”Isabel giggles, “He's not jealous, I will always love him.”“Great, because you're already intimate with everyone here. Now is the time for us to be intimate with your daughter-in-law.”“Flavia?”“Isabel, we saw the recording of your daughter-in-law..
Isabel is trying to call Flávia, but she can't. She doesn't know that Flávia is defending Uélton at Rocha Constructions.“No, no one answers, honey.” Isabel hangs up, “I don't think even Reuben made it home from school.”“Is the boy alone at home yet?” Harold asks, surprised.“Uélton said that our grandson is already a man.” Isabel smiles slightly, “As long as Reuben doesn't open the door to strangers, I'm fine.”“Unfortunately he was isolated. Caio lives here. Alan, Caroline, Pedro, and Rosemary live Downtown, and Junior is in Victoria.”Isabel sits on the other sofa, “This could be resolved if they left the favela and lived here in the neighborhood.”Harold ponders for a few seconds, “Well... he's in good financial shape.”“And that house is many years old,” Isabel remembers fondly.“Maybe that's why Uélton insists on staying there. But... it's like you said: before, we lived in Happiness Slum because we couldn't afford to live in a better neighborhood. Now we have it, and Uélton al