Teresa says goodbye to Beto and takes the children to school. Their father waves goodbye and sends his girlfriend a kiss with his hand.Alone, Beto looks at his father's portrait and smiles at him, “You sure would approve of Tess, Dad. I remember how I pissed you off for marrying Pamela, even though this crazy wedding was part of the plan. I blame Vera for your death, but I feel like I had a 40% share.”After this mea culpa, Beto goes to the radio and turns it on. Metallica's song “Until it Sleeps” fills the lobby as tradition dictates.Some tenants show up to pay the monthly rent and Beto takes care of that. As this occurs, Diane arrives from behind with suitcases and is startled by the sight of the owner of the building.After serving the tenants, Beto visualizes Diane and smiles, “We need to talk, my dear.”“You can undo that perverted smile.” Diane warns him menacingly, “You always wanted to bed me. Good thing that nanny snared you.”Beto continues with a charming smile, “Are you
But not everything is happiness. While everyone rejoices that Bernardo is on the mend, the patient is unsure if he will actually survive with Shirley standing before him!Shirley has no sense of the ridiculous and behaves as if nothing that happened was her fault, “Bernie, I'm glad to see you well. I didn't want these things to happen.”“What are you doing here?” Bernardo tries to say, “Out!”“Bernie, don't get carried away.” Shirley does the opposite, moving closer to him, “Look at the monitor registering an increase in heart rate. Try to relax, you need to get out of this.”But Bernardo is tossing and struggling on the bed, horrified at the approach of his cursed mother-in-law.“No, no... out... hel—”Shirley covers Bernardo's mouth before he yells for help, “Schi! Don't worry, Bernie. You'll get out of this and get on with your life, without Maggie, and Henrique. You're going to have a new wife... Me! Finally, you will marry someone your age. And after the wedding, you're going to
Everyone who went to visit Bernardo had their hearts aching with Dr. Farias warning that he didn't need heart surgery. Is it because... he didn't have time?But Dr. Farias responds in a tender voice, “We don't need surgery because the patient has stabilized.”Maggie kneels crying before Dr. Farias in gratitude. The others cheer and applaud. Only Shirley remains on her, thoughtful.Daryl then enters the lounge, “From the vibe and celebration, the news was good.”Maggie gets up and hugs her brother, “Daryl, he's not going to die! My mother couldn't kill him.”Shirley widens her eyes, “What did you say?”Dr. Farias adds what Maggie meant, “Listen, ma'am, when I walked into the room, the patient was about to have an aneurysm. When Mr. and Mrs. Mountain were with the patient, he was normal and calm. You must have done something to irritate him.”“We'll find out when he leaves the room,” Kelvin responds menacingly.Shirley swallows hard and decides to say no more. After all, what she says c
Gustavo introduces himself to Josias in our hero's library. While Josias is calm in his armchair with a copy of Stendhal in hand, Gustavo is frowning and indisposed.“My friend, if you already have that face, maybe it's not a good idea for us to talk,” Josias warns him.“Don't make fun of me.” Gustavo growls, “I came to talk about my friend Angie.”Josias produces a sarcastic smile, “Let's put the cards on the table. Angie is not and has never been your friend.”“What do you mean?” Gustavo frowns even more.“I don't know if Angela ever saw you that way, but at least you see her as more than a friend. I would say you were always in love with her.”Gustavo neither denies nor confirms, he remains silent.“Your silence is deafening.” Josias mocks, “And it only confirms my thesis. So sometimes I think that David is not my son.”“David is your son, you bastard!” Gustavo barks, “Don't try to escape responsibility!”“I don't escape. On the contrary, once David was introduced to me as my son,
Maggie enters the room that used to belong to Caio and that is now being occupied by Bernardo. She brings a tray containing a snack for her husband. Bernardo is better, leaning against the head of the bed, and receiving the tray with all the love in the world.“Thank you, dear. I'm giving you too much trouble, aren't I?”“No way, I'm trying to be the wife who helps her husband.” Maggie lovingly responds, “So, how are you feeling?”“Much better after knowing the whole truth,” Bernardo responds while helping himself to toast with honey.“Coffee is low in sugar, honey.” Maggie tries not to get into the thorny subject.“We're going to have to talk about this sooner or later, honey.” Bernardo sensed her intention, “Why not now?”“Because I don't want to see Dr. Farias so soon,” Maggie responds with a pout.Bernardo chuckles, “Don't be upset. I'm the one who should be upset that I've fallen for yet another Mrs. Mountain’s trick. It feels like I don't really love you.”Maggie doesn't want to
In Melissa's office, Jack Motta appears well-groomed, hair styled in gel, jeans smelling new and with the dye very fresh, and socks smelling like fabric softener. The woody scent caused a feast in Melissa's nostrils.“Wow, what is all this production due to?”“I need to impress the owner and head writer on the soap I'm going to work on,” Jack responds jokingly as he sits down.Melissa promptly extends his character spec sheet, “Here, Jack, take this for you to read and study the ‘Matias’ character. There we have all his previous information so you can dive right into the interpretation. We have the feelings, the wants, what he wants to achieve, and who he's going to interact with directly.”Jack marvels at everything so meticulously prepared, “Wow, Mrs. Mountain! How do you manage to prepare this with such care? I didn't know I had to go through all this.”“You know how it is, we need to create believable, flesh-and-blood characters, believable enough for the viewer to forget a little
The next day, Daryl is teaching Diane how to make a cocktail for the customer. Diane struggles as a beginner but is determined to excel. Daryl tries the second attempt, but grimaces.“Hmm... Less sugar, honey.” He comments.“Oh, I'm sorry, honey.” Diane is dismayed.“Don't worry. You will be able to please the customers.” Daryl smiles encouragingly.“Then allow me to try again.” Diane prepares the ingredients for the third attempt.As Diane prepares another dose, Shirley strides into the Crystal Blue, looking desperate.“You really abandoned your mother, huh!” Shirley complains, “Because of that, I couldn't give you horrible news!”“Did Bernardo have a relapse?” Daryl asks, “Did he go back to the hospital?”“No, thank God.” Shirley sighs, “But your sister and sister-in-law won't let me into the penthouse for more details.”“And I can't blame them, can I, Mom?” Daryl scolds her lightly, “Tell me the bad news.”“Yesterday I was fired from Rocha Constructions! Josias Rocha will no longer
Josias is more comfortable after Bernardo's recovery and the resolution of David's custody to Angela. Only then was he able to guide the special meeting he had arranged with Tiago.So, in the conference room, he, Tiago, Alfred, Simeon, and Octavio were gathered to discuss the main agenda for 1996.“We are all listening to you, master.” Tiago gestures for Josias to begin.“Guys, I want to thank you for the massive support of all of you in these years that Rocha Constructions has existed. So I hope to continue supporting this great project I have in mind.”Break. Josias drinks a glass of water that Katherine left for him.“I want to build our headquarters from scratch. I want to leave the Vargas Building after more than ten years. It's time for a company of the magnitude of ours to have its own building, don't you think?”The other gentlemen were astonished. A building of its own for the head office of Rocha Constructions?Tiago is the least surprised because he already knew beforehand.