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...?”
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
At Marçal Publishing, Josias confronts Bernardo and Maggie for the plan they devised for Gabriela to take Josias away from Kate.Bernardo clears his throat unnecessarily, “Cah, Cah... Josias, calm down. The story is not like that. Gabriela was pretty upset when she was beaten nearly to death. But the article she wrote was not intended to damage your marriage.”“No?” Josias is slow to believe.Maggie responds, “That's right, Josias. If anyone was to blame for this, it was me. I approved the article. We researched and found out about Mr. Guzman and how he was being accused of sexually harassing the late Katherine.”Josias nods, “I also thought the article would serve to demoralize the swim instructor, but Kate has become a target as well. She was so desperate that she could never tell me exactly what happened. Then... I found out she had overdone it. But I still believe that Gabriela took advantage of this ga
João Paulo enters his office and finds Josias waiting for him.“Hey, bro!” Josias greets him.“Josias, what are you doing here?” João Paulo goes to his computer, “I just came from the Lafayette Supermarket. I did a nice interview with the owner. The old man is a good guy, and he promised not to sell expired rump.”Josias chuckles, “You said the previous management did this?”“No, it was more like a warning.” João Paulo blinks.“Keep it up, and you will become our father's exact copy.” Josias jokingly states, “I had a chat with your bosses.”“About Gabriela?” João Paulo turns on the computer.“Yes.” Josias breaks the smile, “They swear they didn't know about Gabriela's vile intentions, but they confessed that they gave incentives.”João Paulo frowns, “Even though they kn
Josias is stunned by Melissa saying that people want the perfect and original couple back.He approaches her slowly and then takes both Melissa's hands candidly, “Melissa...”Melissa senses what Josias is going to say and hurries in, “Josias, I didn't mean to give the wrong impression. Yes, your Mother dreams of us being husband and wife again, but my mother is fervently opposed. She said: one more love affair would ruin your reputation.”Josias smiles gently, “No one would dare say a negative word about you, Melissa.”“But… Josias, I don't want to unfairly ruin Kelvin's heart. What about my children that I had with him? Mary and Ignacio will become bitter as David is.”“Don't worry about David, I sent him back to Rio de Janeiro.” Josias shrugs as if this is of minor importance.“But I worry about my children.” Melissa insists, “In fact, Alan wants to move b
2001Josias was in front of the Uélton Freire building, in Vila Velha, giving the opening speech. He doesn't usually do this on every building that Rocha Constructions puts up, but this one was special.“As you know, Uélton Freire was my best friend.” Josias says, “We met in the favela and together we grew professionally and economically. Like me, Uélton also got married and left a great son to continue his legacy. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to pay homage to someone dear that I miss. I hope the residents of this building understand my affection and my dedication.”Everyone applauds and photographers enjoy the flashes. Josias nods and steps down from the makeshift platform.Alfred poses for more photos with huge scissors and cuts the red ribbon symbolizing the inauguration. The Uélton Freire building is being treated like a tourist attraction.It’s said that the purchase and sale valu
In the Mountain Penthouse, Melissa is melancholy in the living room, listening to Dido's song “Thank You” on the radio. She slowly sips a cup of chamomile tea. So slowly that the tea went cold.Simeon and Dora approach her.“Daughter, let's take advantage of Kelvin being at the restaurant.” Simeon sits in the armchair, “It's time we had that revealing talk.”Melissa tenses, “What do you want to talk about?”Dora notices her, “Wow, why did you get a stiff back? Am I witnessing guilt?”“I don't know what you two are talking about,” Melissa responds nonchalantly.“You do know, young lady.” Simeon frowns, “I know you love Kelvin and want to remain his wife. But did you need to cut any ties with Josias? We weren't invited to the end-of-year festivities and we weren't even invited to the opening of the Uélton Freire building. Our grandchildren, however