At Wallace's house, he, Uélton, and Reuben are eating plain bread with butter and cheese. None of the peach cobbler they thought they would have.“Dad, you said Uncle Wally had peach cobbler,” Reuben complains.“Next time we’ll have strawberry cake.” Uélton winks at his dear son.“Only if it’s at your house, huh?” Wallace laughs as he chews.“Today our mother will be famous throughout Espírito Santo, perhaps Brazil.” Uélton rubs his hands in anxiety, “I hope everything works out.”“Everything will be all right, dad.” Reuben lifts his coffee cup, “Grandma Isabel is a beast!”Wallace looks at Uélton as if to say: is this what you are teaching your son?Uélton disguises himself and raises his coffee cup to play with his son, “To grandma Isabel!”Father and son toast. Wallace cannot stay angry with these two pranksters.******At Tiago's house, Carmen is dressed up to visit some places. Tiago appears in the living room finishing putting on his tie.“How are Isabel and Flávia, dear? Well i
Ivan enters the presidential office and finds Josias at his desk, leaning back in the regal upholstered chair, with a glass of whiskey in his hand and a confident smile. Nothing can shake our hero.The sergeant studies the Italian-cut suit of Lagoon City's most successful businessman and is envious of the patterned T-shirt and faded, frayed jeans he is wearing.Josias leans forward and places the glass on the mahogany desk, “Mr. Moraes, it's a pleasure to see you again. The concierge said you really wanted to see me.”“The concierge wouldn’t let me in, I had to make a fuss!” Ivan barks.“But why did you come to see me with such emphasis?” Josias asks as if he doesn't know the answer.“I came here,” He approaches with slow steps, “to hear your confession and have peace of mind.”“Who would have that peace, me?” Josias chuckles, “Wouldn’t that be you?”“Perhaps peace will come to both of us.” Ivan smiles awkwardly.Josias shakes his head, “Moraes, I'm tired of all this. You're trying to
On LCN, Daniel is talking to Melissa about the astronomical sales of 'Love Spins the World'. They're in one of the 'Sweet Love' studios. Not far away, Veronica and Jack are studying their scripts for the next episode.Melissa is also reading the sales report, “Daniel... It's a lot of books. The new novel by Isabel Freire is being yet another literary success.”“And the Mountain family suggested that we further transform this masterpiece into one of our famous telenovelas.” Daniel has his teeth on the street, “What do you think?”“If Izzy agrees...” Melissa responds suggestively, “I hear she's in the capital, holding an autograph session with Flávia. How must Reuben and Uélton be?”“I don't know.” Daniel says, “I just know that these numbers are encouraging. I’ll take the matter to the Board for them to consider and maybe release the sponsorship.” Daniel makes a 'money' gesture with his fingers.“However, I don't think Izzy will want to adapt.” Melissa recalls Daniel, “She said it's to
A few days passed. The book signing held in Victoria by Isabel was the biggest success. Isabel got a swollen hand from signing so much, but at the end of the queue with the last fan, she was smiling and satisfied.One of the sessions was broadcast live on the state network. In Lagoon City, Uélton and Reuben recorded the transmission on cassette tape for posterity.“Grandma Isabel will be proud when she finds out we recorded it, huh, dad?” Reuben suggests.Uélton takes the cassette tape out of the VCR, “Yes, and we’ll remember this moment forever, or at least until the tape dies.”“Why?” Reuben scratches his head.Uélton sighs, “Because if there's one thing I've learned in this life, my son, it's that nothing lasts forever. That's why we have to enjoy the life that God has given us.”“Like Grandpa Harold?” Reuben asks, a little sadly, “I wanted him at my wedding.”Uélton goes to his room and Reuben goes after him, “Don't worry, son. I’ll, of course, be applauding this glorious moment.
William and Uélton are about to fight at Campos Pizzeria. Some customers who were nearby are bothered by the scene. Parents who brought their children don’t want them to witness the aggression. That's why Caio is outraged to see that Reuben is the only child who actually WANTS to see fights and bloodshed.He and Simeon close in and separate the two troublemakers.“Hey, you two, let go!” Simeon orders, “You look like you're going to kiss!”“Yuck!” Reuben wipes his mouth as if it were him, “Don't say something like that, Grandpa Simeon. My father is a real man. Your son is the one who is a pussy.”Adults laugh at Reuben's tirade, though Flavia would scold him if she were present.William boils with wrath, “I can see how the boy is not polite when his mother is away. I see two children here.”“My father takes very good care of me!” Reuben screams.“Then what are you doing here? Go home and eat vegetables, kid!” William barks.Simeon puts his hand on his hysterical son's shoulder, “Will,
At Pizzeria Campos, William answers Flávia's call, “Pizzeria Campos, good night!”Flávia recognizes her cousin, “Cousin, this is Flávia. Are my son and husband around by any chance?”Furious, William simply hangs up on Flavia and walks away in a huff. He unplugs the phone cord to prevent Flavia from trying again.On the other hand, Flávia is appalled by what happened. Yes, she tries to dial again, but this time, the call doesn't even go through!“Hey, what happened? Hello? Hello?” Flávia slams the mouthpiece hard against the device.Raymond and Isabel are amazed.“What happened, Flavia?”“Izzy, Cousin Will hung up on me without even telling me if they were at the pizzeria!” Flavia exclaims, “Do you know what that means?”“Is William still a pain in the neck?” Raymond asks nonchalantly.“That too, but that means that Uélton went to the pizzeria the other day and made trouble. That's why Cousin Will didn't even want to answer me. Ah, we urgently need to get back to Lagoon City, Izzy!”“
At dawn, Josias and Katherine slept spooned in the master suite. Katherine wore a lavender silk nightgown while Josias... well, you know.But Josias was forced to at least put on some sweatpants because the butler who replaced Ernesto kept banging on the door, “BOSS! BOSS ROCHA, for the love of God, WAKE UP!”Josias and Katherine wake up in fright, thinking that J.J. was dying.“Not that, dear, MY SON!” Katherine exclaims as she pulls on the matching robe.When Josias is presentable, she opens the varnished double doors to find the butler, similarly robed and pale-faced.“What happened?”“Madam... Boss Rocha, you must go to the general hospital.”“What happened, Hector?” Josias exclaims in anguish.“I got a call... Mr. Freire’s house exploded... father and son are in the hospital.”“WHAT?” Josias exclaims, “But Mrs. Freire and her mother-in-law won’t be back until tomorrow!”“Let’s go to the hospital now.” Katherine states as the lady of the house, “You guys take care of J.J.”“Yes ma
Josias and Katherine enter the corridors of the General Hospital. Dr. Silvana was nearby and greeted them.“Mr. and Mrs. Rocha, we are very sorry for what happened.” She states, “Everyone heard about Mr. Freire and his son.”“A tragedy indeed,” Josias says, dryly, “Anything new?”“The doctor is talking to Eldest Mr. Freire.” She points to the left of the hall.Josias and Katherine turn left and find Wallace talking to the doctor. Wallace was wearing pajama pants and a tank top. His hair was messy.“Mr. Freire, your brother had a head injury and inhaled a lot of smoke. We're doing our best, but...” The doctor shakes his head in regret, “Your nephew ran to the garage and inhaled less smoke, he was still conscious when the firefighters found him.”“Poor Reuben...” Wallace holds back tears, “He got scared. It's understandable, he wasn't going to stay where it was burning everything.”“We'll keep an eye on your brother. Excuse me.” The doctor hurries away.Josias and Katherine approach car