Melissa is stunned when she discovers that Gabriela is pregnant with the possibility that Josias is not the baby’s father.
“Josias, this is terrible! Damn it, that takes away all the respect I had for Gabriela.” Melissa complains.
Josias listens to her attentively, “Did you for a moment think that she might be a good wife for me?”
Melissa responds without stating the plan, “Well… since you chose her, I thought she would make you happy. Big mistake of mine.”
Josias sighs, “Anyway, until now I haven't had the heart to confront her. I’m not even talking to my little brother.”
Melissa blurts out, “Talk to João Paulo, Josias! Don't let a shameless woman come between two brothers. Brotherly love is more important than erotic love!”
Josias chuckles, “I love the way you put things, Melissa. I…” His tone turns sexy and suggestive, “I miss th
Melissa is visited by Maggie and Bernardo at the Mountain Penthouse. Ignacio and Mary are playing on the rug in the living room under Dora's watch.“Hello, dear nephews!” Maggie kneels before them.“Aunt Maggie!” Mary exclaims.“Oh, she's becoming just like my Aunt Marilia.” Maggie beams, “I'm glad Uncle Francisco is getting married to Izzy.”Melissa is interested, “Are they thinking about marriage?”Maggie stands up, “Well, they haven't set the date yet, but I think it's about time, right? I see Rodrigo and Reuben treating each other like brothers.”“How beautiful.” Melissa smiles, “So, to what do I owe the honor of your visit?”Bernardo takes the floor, “Melissa, where can we talk in private?”Dora quickly suggests, “Go into the kitchen, there's chocolate walnut cake in there.”Maggie nudges Bernardo
Josias smiles when he sees that João Paulo is willing to talk. And João Paulo also smiles when he sees that his older brother is not going to throw him out of the company.Pollyanna smiles with emotion and discreetly leaves.Josias gestures to the sofa, “Sit down, little brother. Do you want a drink?”“No thanks, Josias.” João Paulo remembers Gabriela returning from Rocha Constructions drunk as a skunk and talking nonsense.Josias pours himself a shot of brandy, “What brings you here?”“Josias, would you believe me if I told you that Gabriela never told me that she loved you?” João Paulo speaks with the innocence of a younger brother.Josias is always smiling sympathetically, “Yes, I do. That opportunist knew how to set us upright. She didn't want to risk it and kept both brothers as an option: if she didn't marry me, she would marry you.”“B
In the Mountain penthouse, Bernardo and Maggie are horrified by Melissa wanting not only to reveal the plan but also to take all the blame.“Are you crazy, Melissa?” Maggie scolds her, “Josias will never accept something like that! He will definitely ask if Kelvin forced you to take the blame yourself.”“If that's true, then Josias doesn't like Kelvin.” Melissa giggles bitterly.Bernardo clears his throat, “Melissa, let's not be too hasty. We don't know if the plan failed in its entirety.”Melissa shakes her head, “He's not going to marry Gabriela, guys. Let's forget about it, it was some madness that we shouldn't have even started.”Maggie responds, “Well, if I'd known Kate was going to die in a plane crash, I confess I wouldn't have tried to push Gabriela on him.”Melissa gets irritated, “Ah, Gabriela... This woman is the one who has most discouraged me from cont
Josias smiles when he reads the newspaper. The cover story by Vernon reveals that Tobias Ibrahim was re-elected mayor of Lagoon City with 62% of the valid votes.Pollyanna appears in the door ajar, “Mr. Rocha, the mayor is here.”“Tell him to come in!” Josias gets up from the sofa.Tobias enters in a very elegant black overcoat. It's threatening to rain outside. The victorious smile needs no explanation, “Ah, Josias, my partner!”Josias hugs Tobias tightly, “Congratulations, buddy! But why are we so surprised?”The hug breaks, “Well, I want to thank you for all your support. The financial donation from Rocha Constructions contributed a lot to the victory.”“We know we don't support corrupt politicians.” Josias observes, “I know the trajectory of the runner-up very well.”“But it worries me that 38% decided to trust him even after the scandals wid
At Rocha Constructions, Josias is outraged that Gabriela still dares to show up at the office as if she were someone important.Tobias is embarrassed when he realizes that it’s Gabriela who joked with the Rocha brothers, “Excuse me, I have to prepare my inaugural speech.”“Congratulations, Mayor Ibrahim, but I voted for the other one,” Gabriela says disrespectfully.Tobias gets indignant and leaves the office.Josias is frowning, “What did you come here for, Gabriela?”“Josias, I need you to listen to me—”“I think I listened to you too much and gave you too much freedom.” Josias cuts her off, “Why did you do that, Gabriela? I was willing to marry you and give you my last name, but you had to screw it up by sleeping with my brother, huh?”Gabriela clashes with Josias using the past tense, “Josias... I... how did you...?”“Don't
Francisco looks around his apartment where he lived for many years. He has two suitcases, one in each hand.“Marilia, we bought this apartment and raised two children together. Your daughter is a famous telenovela actress and your son is a seductive model who drives women crazy.” Francisco smiles, “You would be proud of them if you were here. Anyway, I hope you understand my decision to leave the apartment to our son. It will be his turn to build the next generation of the Mountain family.”After saying goodbye with tears in his eyes, Francisco leaves the apartment.******At Café Mountain, the radio plays “Road Trippin’” by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Wallace drinks his Cappuccino, trying to understand what Rodrigo said.“I didn't understand. The girl has barely started talking about her brother who seems to have no interest in anything and he magically appears to censor her?”Rodrigo
Rodrigo catches up with Nadia at the entrance to the supermarket, now Lafayette Supermarket. But before he actually approached her, the ogre brother appeared again.“Nadia, you still haven’t explained to me who that abuser was who was charming you.”“Don't be rude, Thierry!” Nadia embarrasses herself, “I was just chatting animatedly with the waiter!”“Then talk about your life and avoid talking about mine!” Thierry grunts.“And what do we have to talk about in your life?” Nadia counters ironically. Then she holds out the binder, “Do you want to lead the renovation inspection?”“No chances!” Thierry recoils from the binder as if it were vomit, “That paint and cement smell makes me nauseous! I'm going home to take a shower and go to sleep.”Nadia scoffs, “It's no use taking a shower if you're still wearing those tattered clothes and that
Lagoon City's most famous supermarket reopened and was renamed Lafayette Supermarket.Customers gathered at the entrance and poured in to see the new look of the place. Rocha Constructions left its mark on the ice-white painting, the electrical installation of powerful fluorescent lamps, and the front garden to beautify the place.Green Day's song “Warning” encouraged customers to fill their shopping carts.Jacques Lafayette was interviewed by João Paulo.“You are new in town. What do you hope to achieve in Lagoon City?”“The city welcomed us very well.” Jacques looks excitedly at the large flow of shoppers, “We hope to show service and offer quality products to our loyal customers.”“So you are not going to sell expired rump at the butcher shop?” João Paulo jokes, proving to be Vernon's son.“No, never!” Jacques responds scared. Was it like this in