Elza and Jane are momentarily terrified of Renan. But they decide to empower themselves and face the enemy.Elza responds dismissively, “I didn't know Mr. Vasconcelos is married.”“Cut this nonsense!” Renan roars, “I'm talking about Vera Reis, my woman! I love her and want to spend the rest of my life with her!”“Ah, so you are not kidnapping her?” Jane jokes.Renan throws her a feverish look, “If I kidnapped Vera, why didn't anyone call the police?”“Perhaps the police are already aware, but they are working in the shadows, waiting for the opportune moment.” Elza bravely replies, “Perhaps it was the police who found Vera and brought her to safety.”“For then I’ll have to clear up the misunderstanding—”“Save your saliva, my dear!” Elza scolds him, “My son, the powerful Josias Rocha, is an eyewitness that you took Vera Reis against her will in a limousine with bodyguards with guns drawn, threatening to shoot her brother. If you go to the police station, you will never leave there!”Bu
Francisco enters Shirley's apartment and is surprised by the open door.“Shirley? The door was open! Where are you?”The apartment was silent, making Francisco afraid. Did something happen with his sister-in-law and his ex-girlfriend?Francisco remembers the day he broke up with Shirley. After he went to his apartment, she tried to go back to reason with him.“Frank, you weren't serious. We cannot part if we love each other madly!”“Do you love me, Shirley?” He snaps back, “So you swear never to be that annoying, nasty woman again? Do you promise to make peace with Maggie and forget about this theory that Henry is Jack Motta's son? My daughter is dating the guy and you offend her with that insinuation!”“It's not innuendo, Frank, it's rock-solid truth!”“HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?” Francisco roars.Shirley takes two steps back and replies in an uncertain tone, “I just know. I know my daughter.”“It seems to be the other way around.” Francisco shakes his head, “You don't know Margareth. So
Back at the Mountain Penthouse, Melissa happened to meet up with her husband.“Honey, how was the noon service?”“Lots of customers, lots of food served, lots of caviar and grilled salmon, and Diane didn't get wrong a single cocktail,” Kelvin responds by forcing good humor.“It's weird people showing up for drinks at noon.” Melissa sits on the couch.“Sometimes people want to celebrate a deal they made.” Kelvin sits down next to her.Melissa observes her husband's features, “Kelvin, I know you well enough to see there's something wrong with you.”Kelvin sighs, “It has. Melissa...” He looks at her, “My mother went to live with her family in Linhares.”Melissa widens her eyes, “Really? Since when? She didn't come to say goodbye...”“After the ice treatment we gave her, she was unlikely to say goodbye!” Kelvin exclaims.“And now you regret it?” Melissa asks cautiously.“I don't know, I have mixed emotions.” Kelvin crosses his arms, “My mom broke up with Uncle Francisco and since then she
Time is passing, and the construction of the new headquarters of Rocha Constructions is taking shape. Josias faces the construction of four floors plus private parking with a boyish smile.Tiago appears beside him, “Who would have thought, huh, master? In 1981, even I wouldn't have dreamed of getting this far. We started in that dilapidated building and will now continue in our own headquarters.”“I am very happy, Tiago. Everaldo didn't play around on duty.” Josias answers.“Speaking of mysterious things,” Tiago chuckles, “how is the matter with our rival?”“What rival?” Josias is genuinely scared.“That crazy person who won't leave Tiago Ibrahim's side.” Tiago gets serious, “He actually managed to build one of the factories not far from here.”Josias takes a deep breath, “Unfortunately, as an advocate of capitalism, I cannot stop anyone from starting any kind of commercial venture. I just need to know if Mr. Vasconcelos is expanding his business with the right mindset.”“What do you
At shooting school, Elza is wearing goggles and earmuffs to practice her aim. She wields the revolver, and with dexterity and professionalism, she manages to shoot the target with mastery. If the target was a person, they would be dead in seconds.However, Vernon is next to her, and with him, it's quite the opposite. Vernon doesn't hold the gun firmly, his finger hurts when he pulls the trigger and his most correct shot hits the target's shoulder.The shooting instructor is torn between praise and scolding, “Congratulations, Mrs. Queiroz. You sounded like a pretty competent cop. I didn't want to be in that target's shoes.”“Thank you, instructor.” Elza removes the earmuffs.Vernon purposely keeps the earmuffs on in an attempt to block out the criticism, but the instructor says anyway, “As for you, Comrade Vernon, keep your body straight and your shoulders tight and balanced. Even those funny actors from ‘Police Academy’ couldn't shoot so clumsily!”It wasn't until the instructor walke
At Bernardo's apartment, Maggie is surprised to find that Shirley has simply left without saying goodbye.“This has got to be a joke.” She paces the living room in circles, “What does she want? Make us feel guilty?”“I don't know and sometimes I wonder if I deserve to know.” Daryl scratches his head, “Our mother definitely didn't want us to have a peaceful life, so I felt it necessary to give her some distance.”“And I preferred to act like she was dead!” Maggie roars.“Calm down, dear.” Bernardo makes her stop walking and calms her down.“The door was open, Kelvin and I found Uncle Francisco also looking for her,” Daryl explains further.“So she doesn't know she's going to be a grandmother again?” Maggie asks with a frown, “Or that she's going to be a grandmother to twins?”“I called her on New Year's Eve.” Daryl responds, “But I just went to her apartment to talk about the twins.”“Oh, this is too much for me.” Maggie shakes her head, “If that's the way she wants it, then have her w
William enters his parents' house and gets annoyed with Vera reading the TV guide in his father's armchair. Now the radio is playing “Incancelabille” by Laura Pausini.“Oh dear, aren't you going to get any jobs, my dear?” he asks annoyingly.Vera rolls her eyes, “When are you opening your pizzeria?”“Why, are you wanting free pizza?” William sits on the sofa.“No, because I can work as a waitress.”William wrinkles his nose, “You’ll be the typical waitress who will seduce my customers with a tight uniform, showing off your breasts.”Vera gets up to slap William, but the landline rings just in time.Dora walks over to the kitchen to answer, “Hello?”On the other side, Simeon is on the phone at Katherine's desk, “Darling, we have good news! We are going to visit Paris!”“What do you mean, darling? With which money? And your job as a foreman?” Dora asks wide-eyed.William stands, trying to make sense of the conversation. Vera lowered her hand.“Josias just declared my retirement. And he
Veronica is at Ronaldo's house, waiting for Jack to go out with him. She watches the living room and sees photographs placed in frames. One of them, nailed to the wall, is a much younger Ronaldo wearing a suit and tie with Jack and Octavio's late mother. She is wearing a very elegant wedding dress.Ronaldo approaches Veronica and sees her contemplating the photograph, “I hope your day is as divine as mine was.”Veronica is startled and turns to him, “Oh... Mr. Motta, I'm sorry for the indiscretion.”Ronaldo smiles slightly, “It's not indiscretion. I want your married life to be longer than mine.”Veronica smiles, “Jack doesn't talk much about his mother.”“She passed away a few years ago. Since then it's been just my boys and me. Imagine if I didn't have any children?”Veronica got the hint: Ronaldo wants her and Jack to have lots of kids!Jack approaches them, scented and well-groomed, “Shall we go, honey?”“Wow, are you guys going to an elite party like this?” Ronaldo asks jokingly.