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.
Jane and Octavio are talking and getting to know each other better at Café Montanha. Rodrigo serves them two cups of espresso and turkey sandwiches.“Most of my projects were approved by Josias, Jane.” Octavio proudly describes his day at work, “Of course, I owe it to my team who work hard.”“Oh, is there a team of architects?” Jane is interested in the subject.“Yes, I can't handle designing all the orders myself.” Octavio chooses a sandwich with a napkin, “When I was employed in 1983, I was alone, and I could keep up with demand. But since the company grew and became famous...”Jane widens her eyes, “Wow, Octavio! What's that? Since 1983?”Octavio chuckles, “I guess I forgot to tell you that I've known Josias since high school.”“So, you are...”“I’m thirty-five. Too old for you?” Octavio smiles playfully.“I'm twenty-eight, but I won't give up on you.” Jane grabs Octavio's arm to stop him from leaving.As the couple laughs and continues to talk, Jack and Veronica enter the room.“H
Octavio takes Jane to get closer to his father. Ronaldo welcomes her with pleasure at his house.“Come in, my daughter, come in! This old man here was watching Lisandro’s Show, but I can see you.”“Isn't that an interesting interview?” Jane is embarrassed.“You are more interesting.” Ronaldo winks at Octavio, “One day you will be the one interviewed as the wife of the Chief Architects of Rocha Constructions.”“Dad, don't scare her.” Octavio jokes.“Who is trying to scare this beautiful lady?” Ronaldo indicates the sofa, “If you change the glasses for contact lenses, you would be more beautiful, Jane.”“I have contact lenses, but I don't wear them much.” Jane apologizes.“OK, don't mind that old man's opinions.” Ronaldo sits in the armchair, then complains to himself, “Oh, how rude! I sat down without asking if you wanted anything.”“No need, Mr. Motta!” Jane despairs, afraid to make Ronaldo get up after the trouble he had to sit down.Octavio gets up, “I'll go get coffee and cookies.”
Jack returns home. Ronaldo is reading a book in the armchair but stops reading when he sees his son.“Hello, son! How was the recording at the LCN studios?”“They are fine, father. Veronica is getting a lot of attention with her character.”Ronaldo looks at the clock on the wall, “It's almost time to start ‘Sweet Love’. I am also enjoying your approval, son.”“Thanks, Dad.” Jack leaves his wallet on the shelf.“Hey, Octavio brought Jane and we ate Shirley's cookies. But Octavio said she hasn't been showing up at the entrance to the Vargas Building for him to buy more.”Jack sits down on the couch to take off his sneakers, “Dad, Shirley Mountain is gone. After years of fighting with her daughter, she decided to move away and live in the countryside with her family.”Ronaldo is stunned, “What crazy decision is this?”“Calm down, father. Everyone has to decide what to do with their lives.”“But that doesn’t resolve the conflict. Did she say goodbye to her daughter at least?”“Only now di