Josias 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
At Crystal Blue, Diane finds it extremely unfair that Jane got pregnant before her.“That's not fair!” Diane exclaims, “Do you know how long I've been trying to have an heir to this restaurant?”Octavio and Jane are stunned.“My friend,” Jane responds after seconds of shock, “I thought you were going to say ‘trying for a baby’.”“It's all the same!” Diane whinnies.“No, it's not the same thing.” Octavio corrects her, “You can have the baby and sell the restaurant.”Diane cackles like she's the witch of Salem, “Ha, ha, ha, ha! Daryl will NEVER sell out the fanciest, hippest restaurant in town. Crystal Blue is our livelihood!”“Well then, you are trying to experience the miracle of life with the wrong perspective.” Octavio teaches her, “Once you get that thing out of your mind, the baby will come naturally. Now,
At the hotel where Josias and his troupe are staying, he finds his children having a snack in the pool area. The venue is set to the song “I'm Like a Bird”, by Nelly Furtado.“Children, I'm glad I found you!” Josias approaches excitedly, “I need to communicate some good news.”Alan finishes drinking his sugarcane juice, “Speak up, Dad!”Josias sits down on one of the stools, “I've decided to rekindle my friendship with your mother. In fact,” Josias smiles like a boy, “I'm seriously considering asking her to marry me again.”Alan and Caroline don't know whether to applaud or complain. They are in shock for a few seconds.Caroline is the first to chime in, “Dad... we know you've always loved our mother, and it would be awesome if you two called off the divorce, but...”“But there's the fact that you like Kelvin.” Josias completes.“It's
In the Mountain penthouse, the mood is suffocating. Kelvin and Melissa need to have a conversation they've both been avoiding at all costs."Kelvin, you have every reason to hate me.""Melissa, why did you do that?" Kelvin is scowling, "I didn't ask you to make such a monstrous sacrifice. I don't think it ever crossed my mind to subject you to such humiliation.""That's why it was easier for me to make that decision: it came from me. You don't have to worry about anything else, Kelvin.""How not?" Kelvin despairs and approaches her, "You think I should be insensitive to the fact that you lied to Josias to stop him from confessing to you?""Kelvin...""And as for the fact that you considered for a few seconds the possibility of abandoning me and your children for yet another fleeting adventure—"Melissa gets offended, "Wait a minute: what a fleeting adventure would that be? Kelvin, be aware that if I agreed to return to Josias, o
Daryl crashes Jane's pregnancy mini-party to complain about his marital problems."You are very happy and satisfied that you ruined my wife's life, huh?" Daryl walks into Octavio's office, "Now she's obsessed with wanting to get pregnant just to spite you two!"Octavio and Jane look at each other and understand what Daryl meant.Jane begins, "Daryl, when we showed up at the restaurant yesterday, we didn't want to upset Diane. We didn't even know you two were having issues—"Lorraine interrupts the conversation, "Excuse me, I don't think we deserve to be here to witness this intimate conversation between couples."Daryl turns to her, glaring at her, "Then turn on your heels and get out of here!"Jane takes offense, "Daryl, watch out! She's the wife of Sergeant Moraes, of the Lagoon City P.D.!""Just because she's a cop's wife, does she have to boss everyone around here?" Daryl exclaims.Octavio shakes his head in contempt,
At Rocha Constructions, William enters the room and scolds everyone."I didn't expect the best civil construction company in Espírito Santo to have rowdy employees!""Take it easy, partner!" Octavio is indignant, "There was only one incident. Mr. Mountain is not even part of the staff."William turns to Daryl with disdain, "So what is he doing here?""I came to defend my wife's honor." Daryl angrily states.Lorraine insists, "I'll have to tell Mr. Rocha if he doesn't leave."Daryl glares at her with contempt, "Cops' wives tend to be snitches, huh? OK, I'm leaving, but the warning's been given."Jane bursts out laughing, "What warning? Daryl, don't think more highly of yourself than necessary. You don't have the same power and influence as Josias, forget it!"Feeling insulted, Daryl decides to withdraw.William shakes his head, "And where is the president of this company?""Probably, he's in his office," Oct
Josias was anxiously waiting for Melissa to try to confess his love one more time, but William went ahead."Is this brandy for me?" William walks over to the drinks table, "Looks like your efficient secretary let you know I was here.""No, she didn't warn me." Josias responds, "Will, I'm expecting someone else.""OK, I just came to let you know that I caught a nasty fight in Octavio Motta's office." William doesn't think to withdraw, "Did you know he and Jane are expecting a child?""No, I didn't know, but I'm glad for them." Josias smiles eagerly."It was Daryl Mountain who was doing the ruckus. Lorraine Moraes sent him away before she could call her husband."Pollyanna reappears, "Mr. Rocha— oh, Mr. Campos...""Hello, Pollyanna! Thank you so much for letting me in. Did the other person arrive too?"Josias shoots her a warning look and Pollyanna gets the message, "Yes, but I'll keep her waiting in the lounge.""No
At Crystal Blue, Daryl is working sourly, going around the salon and taking it out on everyone."Don't leave those breadcrumbs, the customers will complain. Sweep up properly, we don't want the health authorities to fine us. Where's Taddy? Everyone decided to be late today? Does anyone know if we got the sea bass or I'll have to buy it at the new supermarket?"Kelvin enters the restaurant."KELVIN! Is this time to arrive?"Kelvin frowns, "I was going to drop you a bombshell, but your emotional state is already wrecked."Daryl approaches his brother, "I'm never too broken for the bad news. I can take one more."Kelvin gives him a doubtful look, but decides to answer, "I was a little late because the people who traveled to Vila Velha came back. However, Alan and Caroline refused to comment on Josias."Daryl smiles, "Kids these days are smart."Kelvin remains serious, "Daryl, we have a problem. I found out why Josias and Melissa f