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
Wallace is stunned at the prospect of seeing or talking to Vera again. He doesn't have the courage and wiggles frantically.“No, Beto.” Wallace refuses, “I still don't have the courage or the mental capacity to do so. If I see your sister again, I'm going to jail again.”Beto smiles satisfied, “OK, may Vera not complain later, because I tried.”Wallace smirks, “I think you're taking a big risk.” He notices the apron and chef's hat, “Have you taken over here?”“I talked to Mr. Ramos from the supermarket.” Beto nods, “Little by little, I'm taking on my father's legacy.”“My parents told me about your trajectory.” Wallace comments more calmly, “You went from supervisor to manager of the warehouse and the supermarket in general. Congratulations.”“Thanks, but with Cristina Chaves leaving, I had to take over the building.”Wallace chuckles, “I have been informed that Mrs. Chaves, now Mrs. Barbosa, went to Victoria to stop Pamela from coming back. What if she's already here?”“Better not ma
Veronica and Jack meet at Café Montanha.“Jack, see if my aunt is in there,” Veronica asks as if she were a child escaping punishment.“Veronica, don't be ridiculous.” Jack frowns.“Please...” Veronica asks pouting.Jack laughs at the almost-girlfriend's childishness and enters the cafeteria. No, Shirley is not.Rodrigo approaches him, “You look like you're seeking someone.”“It's Veronica who doesn't want to meet her aunt.” Jack chuckles.“No, and my dad just left to talk to her.” Rodrigo rolls his eyes.Jack returns to the entrance and gestures for Veronica to enter.“Thank you, dear.” She sees her brother, “Hi, Rodrigo. Please, don't be upset when I threatened to bankrupt the cafeteria if Aunt Shirley worked here.”“We'd better change the subject, I don't want to dwell on this unpleasant chatter.” Rodrigo assumes the posture of the owner of the shop, “Will you want cappuccino or espresso?”“I'll have a cappuccino.” Veronica chooses a table, “The less caffeine in my head, the better
Katherine returns to Rocha Constructions after having lunch at the mansion. Alfred appears at her desk.“Kate, you missed your fiancé's announcement. Shirley Mountain no longer works among us.”“He told me over breakfast.” Kate responds with a gentle smile, “It's too bad, I liked the cookies. But she never regretted her evil deeds against her daughter...”“Yeah, you can't defend her after it's been proven that she wasn't a prostitute. Why would a mother do that to the daughter she has mothered?”“Out of sheer jealousy. She was in love with Mr. Marçal, but I heard that she is dating her brother-in-law. Why did she do so much havoc for nothing?” Katherine scratches her head.“And how are the preparations for the big party doing?” Alfred asks excitedly.“Great. You will come?”Octavio returns from lunch and follows the conversation from here.“Yes, I will. Will we have interesting people to meet?” Alfred asks looking at Octavio.“Of course!” Katherine assures, “I just can't guarantee tha
Saturday arrived, and with it, the engagement party for Josias and Katherine, with the wedding already confirmed for 1997.Katherine wears a very elegant pink long dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline. The stylist was inspired by Julia Roberts and Lady Di for this, and everyone agreed that Katherine deserved to shine like the two aforementioned ladies.Josias and the other gentlemen wear suits and tuxedos of the most varied types and colors, although our hero opted for the classic black tux with a vest.The ballroom was well lit and Lilian led the servants as if she were the head of a buffet. Glasses of champagne were offered to guests.To show that he had no remorse, Josias invited William, but the former brother-in-law insisted on showing anger and dissatisfaction. While he lived in a simple working-class house, behold, his disaffection boasted this mansion.Caio nudged his father, “Happy that face, old man.”“What kind of mania is it to call your father ‘old’.” William grumbles,