Josias enters the mansion and finds Hector pretending he is dusting the furniture in the foyer with a feather duster. It’s evident that the butler saw Josias arrive and wants to see the circus burn.“Where is my wife, Hector?”“Boss, madam is at the tennis club with friends. She must be here soon.”Josias looks at his wristwatch, “It's already night, they must no longer be playing. Pack some of my bags, Hector. I need to travel urgently.”“Immediately, sir.” Hector smiles slightly, imagining where the boss would go...Josias goes to one of the little tables, finds paper and pen left over, and writes a note in hasty handwriting.Afterward, he goes to the master suite to check what will be packed.Moments later, Katherine arrives in a white shirt and shorts, indicating that she was at the aforementioned club. She was drying her sweat on a washcloth and there was a racket in her left hand.“I’m here, people!”J.J. addresses her, “Good evening, Mommy. Can we have dinner?”“Has your father
At Crystal Blue, Melissa gets angry when she sees Cláudio wanting to leave town.“Cláudio, why are you running away? Didn't you see my ex-husband fire his wife live and in color on TV? She will no longer harm you.”Claudio gives a pitying chuckle, “Mrs. Mountain, you are naive. Kate Bezerra threatened me with death yesterday. Call me a coward, but I'm not going to stand by and wait for her to carry out her threat.”Kelvin asserts, “That's what the police are for.”Cláudio shakes his head, “I won't waste the plane ticket and the money that Josias Rocha gave me. Mr. Mountain here just informed me that he is in Rio seeing his other concubine. In the meantime, it's time for me to withdraw from the picture.”“But what do I tell Caroline?” Melissa insists.“Tell her she already learned to swim or hire a female swim instructor.” Claudio smiles weakly, “Unfortunately, our contract will have to end, Mrs. Mountain. It was a pleasure while it lasted.”Melissa blocks Cláudio's steps, “Don't you r
At Rocha Constructions, Katherine is packing her things to leave and, who knows, never come back. She looks around her office and sighs, already feeling homesick.“It was nice while it lasted. But I have a feeling I would never be welcome again after everything that's happened. And I have a feeling they're blaming me. They didn't seem sorry about my resignation.”Katherine wiggles her head and stuffs her personal belongings into a crate.Her cell phone on her desk rings and she answers it, “Hello?”On the other side, Elza is very serious, “Kate, can we talk in my office?”“Mrs. Queiroz, I'm packing my things to leave the office, since your son did me the favor of firing me on television...”Elza interrupts her, “If you allow me to explain, you’ll understand why my son had to resort to extreme measures.”Katherine smirks, “But of course, a mother will always defend her dear child! I would do the same if it were J.J.”Elza counters, “I hope J.J. doesn't marry a troublesome, awful woman
At the school where Rosemary studies, Beto and Teresa entered Principal Fernandez's office, fearing that something drastic had happened to her.They are surprised to find Rosemary disheveled and sweaty, trying to calm down.Principal Fernandez greets them, “Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. Reis. Good to see you again. Looks like we ran into a little problem.”Beto promptly asks, “What happened to my daughter?”Rosemary vents, “They asked me if I was pregnant and I kicked the shit out of them!”Teresa stifles a laugh.Fernandez scratches his bald head, “And that's not all, gentlemen. One of the girls was with her boyfriend and her half-brother, Caio Campos... he sent the young man to General Hospital.”Beto smirks at Caio’s boldness, “That's it? No big deal then. Headmaster, I didn't raise my daughter to be a fighter, but Caio couldn't beat them.”Teresa tries to soften her husband's attitude, “Actually, Principal Fernandez, my stepdaughter has been suffering humiliation from her classmates
At Marçal Publishing, Bernardo and Maggie receive the requested visit from Vernon. He is smiling.“Well, I see that the doting father is aware of what happened,” Bernardo says.“My pup sent his resume? Good! Now it's time for you to accept it, correct?”Bernardo maintains an indifferent posture, “Vernon, we're friends now, but I still haven't forgotten the headache you caused me when you worked here. My company almost went bankrupt because you were provoking and persecuting your enemies using Marçal Publishing as a weapon of war.”Vernon lowered his smile, “But that doesn't mean my son will do the same thing. On the contrary, he strongly disapproved of my attitude years ago.”Maggie reminds him, “That's because he was young and innocent. Now he'll be part of the same jungle as you are. I hope the power and feeling of being the first to break news don't rub off on him.”Vernon shakes his head, “No, I can assure you that my boy will be an example of professionalism and competence. With
A few days passed. Katherine was desperate, thinking Josias would never come back. He didn't call once. J.J. was staying at the Mountain Penthouse because she couldn't bear to look at her son's face any longer and answer that 'his father is coming soon'.That's why, on the next Monday, she made the biggest scandal in the entrance hall with the receptionists and security guards, wanting to enter Rocha Constructions. Officials tried to contain her.“Mrs. Rocha, you’re not authorized to enter in Mr. Rocha's absence!”“LIE!” Katherine screams madly, “Who made up this rule? I'm the wife of the owner of this pigpen, I WANT IN!”Tiago appears with a solemn expression, “I'll take care of her.”The security guards release Katherine and she runs to the financial director, “TIAGO! What infamy is this, why can't I come in?”“What's the point of you coming in?” Tiago indifferently asks, “My master is not here. He is in Rio de Janeiro seeing David again.”Katherine gives a bitter smile, “Humph! He'
In Melissa's office (once Josias's), they both discuss David's future in Lagoon City.Melissa begins, concerned, “Josias, I think it's wonderful that you're bringing your son to live together. Indeed, having the four children together will be an exciting experience. David will no longer feel rejected and lonely.”Josias smiles in assent, “David swears he never felt this way, but you're right Melissa.”Melissa continues, “How is Kate going to take this one though? You know she didn't like it when Alan was at her mansion because he was suspicious of her attraction to Claudio.”Josias breaks the smile, “Are we still having this conversation? I was informed by Tiago that Cláudio Guzman decided to move to Boston. May he be able to rebuild his life there.”“He RAN AWAY because your crazy wife was out to kill him!” Melissa frets, “Let's put it the way it is, Josias.”Josias takes a deep breath, “OK. I'm aware that Kate isn't behaving well. That's why I traveled to Rio de Janeiro, to see if s
Katherine is walking around in circles in the master suite, not knowing what to do with her life.“He left me... Josias abandoned me for his concubine. Why did he do this to me? Am I not better than her, better than Melissa? He didn't need anyone else. And what did Tiago mean by that? How did Josias knew about Cláudio...?”The door opens and Hector appears, “Madam, Boss Josias and his son are back.”Katherine turns to the butler with watery eyes, “Josias came back with my son?”Hector clears his throat and responds with embarrassment, “No, madam... boss came back with young J.J. and young David Rocha.”“DAVID?!” Katherine screams out of tune, such terror as she felt.She dashes downstairs, bumping into Hector on the way.Finding them in the foyer, Katherine explodes, “What is the concubine's son doing here? I want him out NOW!”David glares at Katherine. Josias is equally disgusted with his wife.“Kate, I can't believe I'm going to have to ask your permission to bring one of my childr