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.
Maggie is prepared for yet another showdown between her and her mother. Perhaps this is the last.“Mother, how did you get in? You know very well that you’re forbidden to enter.”“Really?” Shirley scoffs, “Looks like the new gatekeepers at the entrance aren't aware of the ban.”“Then I will update them under threat of dismissal.” Maggie points her index finger, “Now you can leave.”“Did you not hear a word I said?” Shirley closes the office door with a bang, “You're not gonna win this war. I was fired from Rocha Constructions for not wanting to acknowledge that I am to blame for something I am not.”Maggie is surprised by her mother's lip service, “Aren't you to blame?”“I said the truth. You are a whore. Always was and always will be. You snared Bernie when you found out he had money to spare. You concealed your whoredom and rose as a respectable lady and dame of society. You got pregnant by another guy to tell your deluded client that he's Henrique's father.”Maggie, however, sits i
Kelvin, Melissa, and Frederick are next to sample the cocktails prepared by Diane. Diane has her hand on her heart, hoping to please everyone.And the reaction is as favorable as possible. Between exclamations of 'Hmm' and 'Ooh', the doses were approved.“Diane, you have become a successful bartender!” Melissa praises her, “The mix turned out great!”“The one who suffered was my boyfriend, proving the first attempts that were horrible.” Diane mockingly talks about herself.Daryl hugs Diane from behind proudly, “I didn't mind, honey. It's part of the learning.”“Now we have other drinks, like caipirinha.” Diane rubs her hands together, ready to learn more drinks.Melissa turns to Kelvin, “Veronica went to celebrate with Jack Motta his entry into the soap opera. Soon, the first recordings will begin.”“I'm getting so curious that I'll be watching your show, dear.” Kelvin jokes and everyone laughs.“But not everything is flowers in this life.” Daryl is suddenly serious, “Mom just got out
The next day, Dora, Isabel, and Melissa visit the Rocha Mansion to observe the preparations for Josias and Katherine's engagement. The ladies are amazed at the menu that will be served and the decoration already advanced.Isabel tries on the fine linen of the impeccably white tablecloths, “Katherine, your fiancé has spared no expense.”“I am so happy about it!” Katherine just needs to cry, “It's finally happening.”Melissa nods, “When it was my turn, it happened in Tiago Bento's backyard. And Pamela invaded the party making the biggest scandal. She had to be dragged out.”Katherine wiggles, “I thank God I don't meet Pamela every time you mention that minx. There isn’t a single good thing you guys say about her.”“Of all the people who pissed me off, none surpassed Cristina Barbosa’s youngest daughter.” Melissa recalls the past, “Not even Angela.”“Angela is busy in Rio de Janeiro.” Katherine sighs in relief, “But not to push my luck, we won't be having a bachelorette party.”All the l