At Café Montanha, Rodrigo is ready to assist and help Nadia.
And Nadia says his mission, "Could you accompany me to Happiness Slum to visit Roberto Reis?"
Rodrigo is stunned by the proposal, "Happiness Slum... me?"
Nadia is embarrassed, "OK, I'm sorry, I shouldn't ask you to go to such a dangerous place."
"Why do you want to go there, Miss Lafayette?"
"I want to talk to Mr. Reis about being our manager, or another role at the supermarket." Nadia eagerly responds, "My father is sure he would be a valuable employee."
Isabel chimes in, "Miss, I've lived in Happiness Slum and I've been there several times. My son here also lives in the Teodoro Building—"
Rodrigo taps his hard chest like he's Tarzan, "Fear not, folks, I'll go there with Miss Lafayette."
Francisco worries, "Son, don't take unnecessary risks, let Wallace—"
"Wallace is busy with Rocha Constructions’ chores, right, Wallace?" Rodrigo gives
With fear and apprehension, Rodrigo and Nadia arrive at Happiness Slum and locate the Teodoro Building. They are greeted by Enya's song "Only Time".Rosemary had her eyes closed, absorbing the song's excellence. Nadia narrows her eyes: if they're in the favela, how is this masterpiece played in the lobby of the building?"This building was built in the wrong place," Nadia tells Rodrigo.Rosemary opens her eyes and notices the presence of the couple, "Hello, welcome to— Rodrigo? Who is this elegant lady?""Rosemary, this is Nadia Lafayette, the new owner's daughter—""From the supermarket, I know. Pat and I went shopping and found mushrooms and artichokes. Also had asparagus and leeks." Rosemary praises the supermarket options, "My aunt Vera wanted to make a special dish for the tenants."Nadia smiles, "I'm blown away by the beauty of the building. How did it get erected right here?"Beto approaches them, coming from the ca
The wedding day of Isabel and Francisco arrived.As agreed, they wanted to have a simple ceremony for their friends and family. But since the groom's niece was editor-in-chief of Maggiezine, an honorable mention in the next issue was inevitable.Isabel wore a long white dress with lace detailing but without the classic wide skirt and stretching train. Francisco ditched the tuxedo and donned a simple-cut black suit.The reverend's speech was given in the garden of Rocha Mansion. Josias was more than happy to offer his place.The Reverend said, “Francisco and Isabel are the perfect examples that it’s never too late for love. As long as we still have breath in our lungs, we must never give up loving and being loved. And to the young couples who are present, a piece of advice: enjoy every second. Life brings us surprises. Do not waste moments that can be memorable.”Vera and Wallace look at each other, sensing that the speech is appli
Josias positions himself near the DJ and takes a microphone. He tests the sound first. When they see that the owner of the mansion is going to speak, the guests turn to him.“Testing, one, two, three... feedback is OK... Good afternoon, dear guests!”“Good afternoon!”“Well, it's about to become good evening.” Josias smiles, “Anyway, I want to take the opportunity to thank you for coming. I’m very moved to witness the marriage of two great friends. The bride has known me since I was eighteen, it's already... twenty-one years, oh, my! It's better to stop here, I don't want to give away her age.”Everyone laughs. Isabel is the one who laughs the most.“Anyway, I've known the groom for a few years now. He owns the famous Café Montanha coffee shop and his nephews run the trendiest restaurant in town, Crystal Blue.” Josias takes a deep breath, “Anyway, I joked about the twent
The next day, the Lafayette family was gathered in the dining room of their Europe Garden mansion. Unlike the other refined residences whose walls and furniture resembled the Georgian or Victorian style, the Lafayettes decided to go for a modern look, with wool-colored walls and granite floors. The dining table set was made of wood with white upholstered chairs and a marble table top.Ingrid read the LCN newspaper and enjoyed the gossip columns. But when she saw Isabel and Francisco's wedding...“Well... a fancy wedding at Josias Rocha's mansion and we weren't invited!”Nadia stifles a laugh, “Mom, we're new in town.”“We have been here since last year and Mr. Rocha’s youngest brother interviewed your father.” Ingrid frowns but continues to read.Thierry is disheveled and eating cheese bread indifferently to the news, “I’m glad I wasn’t invited.”“The young lady Rosemary
“Caio, can you go down and attend to your uncle?” William asks as he turns on the radio. Michael Jackson's new song “You Rock My World” sets the mood in the living room.Caio smiles when he hears William call Josias ‘uncle’, acknowledging that he still belongs to the family, as Caio always felt. He goes downstairs.William sits on the sofa and looks at the camera that is on the rack next to the TV. He worries. Did Josias find out?Moments later, Caio and Josias enter, “He's here in the living room, Uncle.”“It’s good that the son was able to come down.” Josias comments, “Will, I hope that you're okay.”“Hello, Josias!” William smiles, “How can I be of assistance? Sit down.”Josias accepts the suggestion and sits down in the armchair, “I need to talk to you about a subject that has been bothering me since last year. Now, another piece o
The next day, William visits his parents' house. Simeon and Dora receive their son with curiosity.“Good morning, son!” Dora greets him and notices the Italian-cut suit, “Where did you get that fancy suit from?”“There's a good store Downtown.” William responds proudly, “Like it, Dad? It would be perfect if I didn't limp.”Simeon puts both hands on his son's arms and responds lovingly, “That's perfect, son. And by your countenance, you came to bring good news. Sit down, sit down.”William obeys and sits on the couch. Simeon sits in the armchair.“So?” Dora asks, curious.“Looks like I will, again, make peace with Josias,” William announces.Simeon and Dora are pleasantly awestruck.“Sonny…” Simeon exclaims after a few seconds, “Will I see peace in this family before I die?”“Stop talking about death, Dad, this is the second time.” William frowns.“I’m approaching seventy.” Simeon sighs, “But I won't die of heartbreak when I see you fighting with Josias.”“How did it happen?” Dora asks
Simeon and Dora go to the Mountain Penthouse to take care of the grandchildren. Melissa is on the couch in the living room, checking scripts with Caroline.“Mom, you mistyped, you wrote ‘gouse’ instead of ‘house’.” Caroline points to a sheet.Melissa giggles, “Oops, thanks for letting me know, my baby girl.”“Hello, happy family!” Simeon exclaims.“Grandpa!” Caroline gets up and hugs her grandparents.Dora is overcome with happiness, “Melissa, has Will told you the news yet?”“No, Mother, but something tells me you will be the herald.” Melissa laughs.Dora sits down beside her, careful not to sit on top of the scripts, “Will told us he raised the peace flag for Josias! Yesterday, they talked and didn't fight!”Melissa and Caroline are thrilled.“Oh… Mom, Dad, what excellent news!” Melissa applauds, “William is back to being the sweet little brother I know.”Kelvin approaches from the corridor.“And Josias won't even suspect him about being the mysterious sender,” Simeon announces.Kel
In the Mountain Penthouse, Kelvin is flabbergasted to hear from Simeon's mouth that Josias is suspicious of the entire Mountain family.Melissa is equally aloof, “Dad, stop it! Josias wouldn't be able to—”“For sure he would be able to.” Simeon retorts with a frown, “And if I may be allowed my opinion, to me it makes perfect sense.”“SIMEON!” Kelvin exclaims with a fierce frown, “I don't allow my family to be maligned!”Dora tsks with her tongue and asserts, “For anyone who thinks they are innocent, you are pretty nervous.”“It's because we know what happens when someone irritates Josias Rocha,” Kelvin speaks in a shaky tone.“Nobody is going to be thrown into a concrete tank.” Simeon shrugs, “These things only happen in gangster movies.”Caroline turns to Melissa with pleading eyes, “Mom, did you cause Kate and J.J. to die?”“No, my daughter!” Melissa hugs her daughter tightly, “Your mother wouldn’t be able to.”Kelvin roars, “See what you're doing? You are stirring up intrigue among