Josias could hardly believe it when he heard that his wife had been involved in fights. He turned red with anger and his eyes boiled with indignation, “What does this mean? How did my wife get involved in such a scandal?”“Melissa would never get involved in that.” Rosemary asserts.Beto hurriedly approaches, “Daughter, don’t get involved in this matter.”Josias nods, “It's okay, Beto. I need to check this further. Excuse me, see you another day!”Rosemary and Pedro say goodbye, “Bye, Uncle Josias!”Josias waves goodbye with a slight smile and leaves.Rosemary turns to Beto, “Dad, now that it's just us, we need to talk about our family.”Beto is interested, “What is it, Rose?”“Will the other baby my mother bore count as our half-brother as well?” Rosemary asks with displeasure.“I don't even know his name.” Pedro scratches his head, confused.Beto purses his lips. Pamela's promiscuity confuses her children! “Guys, in a way, he's your half-brother. Now I cannot guarantee a normal coex
Katherine is crying her eyes out on the bed in the master suite at Rocha Mansion. She's already in her nightgown even though it's still afternoon.J.J. enters the room and is startled by what he sees, “Mom, are you feeling ill?”“Don’t worry, son. Mom has already taken a pill. Go play with Alan.”“Alan left, remember?”“Fortunately...”“What?” J.J. widens his eyes.“It was nothing, son, Mommy has a fever.” Katherine doesn't face her son.“I'm going to check if Daddy's coming.” J.J. slowly walks out of the suite.Coincidentally, Josias appears and bumps into his son in the hallway, “J.J., is your mother here?”“Yes, Dad! She's in the room with a fever! Don't worry, she's already taken a pill.” J.J. responds with an angelic smile, “Daddy, Mommy isn’t going to die, is she?”Josias had to stop himself from saying yes. He just strokes his son's hair and leads him further away from the master suite door.Katherine heard Josias's voice and tried to force tears to sad him.Josias returns to t
At Marçal Bookstore, Wallace, Vera, and Reuben appeared to greet Isabel. The session is finally over and Isabel exercises her hand to relieve the pain of so much autographing.“It seemed like the queue would never end!” Isabel exclaims with a smile, “But I'm glad the session was a success.”Wallace clears his throat, “I was at the construction site when the radio announced an assault here.”“Yes, Kate came out of nowhere and slapped Maggie. It was because of the article.” Isabel shrugs.Vera wonders, “But why is Kate nervous? I think everyone should know about the depraved instructor!”Isabel purses her lips, “Tiago Bento and Carmen informed us that Mr. Guzman is innocent and that Kate invented this slur. It's all a misunderstanding that's growing like a snowball. Josias, the poor fellow, still hasn't read Maggiezine or his father's article.”“This is impossible!” Wallace exclaims.“That's why I also feel like there's something wrong with this story.” Isabel scratches her chin, “But m
The next day, Melissa is in her office trying in vain to call Josias. She has the phone pressed to her ear, waiting, waiting... but the call doesn't go through.“Ah, these devices are not as shown in the commercials... and one of them will sponsor 'Sweet Love'!” Melissa deposits the device on the desk.Melissa still doesn't understand that it's not her device that has something wrong, but Josias's cell phone that is charging the battery.And this is because Josias spent the rest of the day 'disciplining' the 'bad girl' Katherine, he forgot that his cell phone was dead. Now he noticed when he got out of the shower.Katherine still has a seductive expression on her face, “I guess my 'discipline' wasn't enough yet...”“What is it, woman?” Josias chuckles, “Don't tempt me. We have appointments to make.”Katherine is afraid. If she could, she would spend the rest of her life making love to Josias only to not face the real world, itching to question her about what happened with Cláudio.Jos
Josias enters Rocha Constructions, but this time, many people avoid eye contact or greet him in a low and shy tone. Josias realizes that it’s a matter of the mess involving his wife and decides to fix it.When he walks into his office, Pollyanna is still adjusting the temperature on the air conditioner, “Oh, good morning, boss...”Josias is serious-faced, “Pollyanna, where is yesterday's paper? Nobody let me read it. And get a copy of Maggiezine urgently.”Pollyanna swallows hard, “We are very sorry for the slip, sir. Excuse me!”When leaving, Pollyanna was going to leave but she bumps into Octavio. Her look said it all and he goes in to talk to his best friend.“Josias, you didn't ask for a copy of Maggiezine, did you?”“But of course I did!” Josias goes straight to the drinks table and pours himself a shot, “I want to know what's going on with my wife. What motivated her to slap Maggie Marçal? She is editor-in-chief of the most famous magazine in Espírito Santo, I cannot allow Mrs.
At Lagoon City P.D., Amoreira and Ivan want to know why Tiago sent the suspect to another city.“Mr. Bento,” Ivan begins, holding back his anger, “if I arrest you for obstruction of justice, would the underworld machine-gun the police station?”Tiago widens his eyes, “What are you talking about, Sergeant? I don't belong to the mafia! There is an explanation for what I did.”“I’m waiting.” Amoreira jokes.“I’m fully convinced that this whole sexual harassment thing is nothing but a hoax.” Tiago explains himself, “I investigated all the information about Cláudio Guzman for Melissa Mountain's peace of mind and found that he is innocent. Obviously, he must have had his love moments with some girl... or even he must have had a girlfriend. The point is that the children of Melissa Mountain and Josias Rocha saw Mr. Guzman with a girl on the beach at Sunset Village and from there they started to spread the word that the guy was a deviant.”Ivan nods, “Yes, Josias Rocha came to accuse him here
Melissa is even embarrassed to answer Josias about Cláudio, “Josias, don't get upset about this. You know your father does these things because he is the only one who dares to anger the sheik.”“I don't know why everyone thinks I'm a sheik.” Josias responds in a fit of modesty, “But my father... he could have been frank with me. I would be delighted to tarnish the reputation of this pervert who sexually abused my—”“STOP, Josias!” Melissa can't take it anymore, “You know damn well that didn't happen. Why are you still in a state of denial?”Josias is surprised by Melissa being frank and straightforward with him, “Melissa... do you care that much about what I think about things?”Melissa controls her emotions so as not to give the wrong impression, “I just don't want you to be seen as a fool in the eyes of others. You are a kind and charitable man, Josias. Sometimes certain people might want to take advantage of that.”“Including my wife?” Josias asks dangerously.Melissa tries to patc
At Lagoon City P.D., Amoreira and Ivan are slowly revealing the truth that will free Josias from ignorance.Amoreira takes the copy of Maggiezine and shows it to him, “Here it is. Read the article.”Josias narrows his eyes when he sees the photo. It looks like Kate was desperate and Claudio was pretty mad. His fierce countenance reminded Josias of a rabid Doberman dog.But the article hinted at Kate more than at Claudio, as if Gabriela suspected something hidden.“This article is less objective than the article my father wrote.” Josias hands the magazine back to the detective, “It seems that this editor Gabriela wanted to cast some doubts on my wife on purpose. Why did Maggie Marçal approve such an article?”Ivan is bothered, “Mr. Rocha, are you saying that you agree with the writer being beaten and admitted to the hospital in serious condition?”Josias shakes his head, “No, I'm just saying that Kate acted on impulse, but she had her reason. Please, let me speak to my wife.”Before Jo