At Vernon's apartment, the family is anxious about the results of the DNA test. João Paulo finds his father talking on the cell phone with someone.
“Yes, it seems like today. We are waiting for Dr. Silvana. As soon as confirmation comes out, I'll send you a message.” Vernon hangs up and turns to his son, “Hello, big boy!”
João Paulo is disgusted, “Do you want to publicize the result throughout the media?”
“You should also get someone from Maggiezine.” Vernon blinks.
“I don't want to get my son involved in this mess.” João Paulo crosses his arms.
“Too late, son.” Vernon shrugs, “Everyone in Lagoon City is keeping an eye on this baby, wanting to know if he is Josias's fifth child, in this case, daughter.”
João Paulo speaks more quietly, “Father, you know that—”
“I know, but what counts is the journalist
At Café Montanha, Francisco and Isabel were talking about the contract Rodrigo signed with the Lafayette Supermarket. The radio played “Last Nite” by The Strokes in the cafeteria.“Son, congratulations!” Francisco applauded, “You’re growing more and more in success.”“And this time, it’ll be a family commercial,” Isabel suggests playfully.“What do you mean by that, Izzy?” Rodrigo jokes, feigning disagreement.Everyone laughs. Obviously, Rodrigo won’t pose naked holding a cabbage or pumpkin in his private parts. The commercial will have to reach the whole family and not just the public above 18 years old.Reuben enters, this time without his school uniform, “Here I am, Rod! Why is everyone laughing?”“Adult jokes, Reuben.” Rodrigo smoothes Reuben's hair in a brotherly gesture.“Speaking of adult life, today Alan made a pa
Antenor takes the result of the DNA test carried out between Josias and João Paulo. Gabriela is sweating and nervous, hoping her baby is from the older brother...Elza is impatient, “Enough of the soap opera suspense, people. Open that envelope right away and announce that Josias is the father.”“Calm down, honey.” Vernon hugs her from her waist.Dr. Silvana removes the papers from the envelope and goes straight to the last page, “According to the result... the father of Gabriela Alves’s little girl is João Paulo Rocha Queiroz!”“WHAT?” Elza exclaims in disappointment.Antenor and João Paulo wink in complicity. But the commotion is such that no one noticed the two doing it.Vernon, aware of the setup, tries to ‘comfort’ his wife, “Honey, don't feel that way. Josias already has too many children, and having one more before marriage would result in bus
The next issue of Maggiezine has arrived on newsstands. When all the regular readers started reading, the surprise was immense.On the cover, João Paulo and Gabriela were together as a couple, sitting on a sofa, and between them was the baby basket with 'their' daughter sleeping peacefully.Below, is the caption: ‘THE MYSTERY WAS REVEALED: JOÃO PAULO IS THE FATHER OF SANDRA, THE NEW MEMBER OF THE ROCHA FAMILY!’Such news caused a furor among the population of Lagoon City.At Rocha Constructions, Josias's phone kept ringing. He answered it and answered questions without showing the disappointment he felt.In one of these calls, it was Tobias who asked, “Josias, how did this happen? Rumors circulated backstage that Gabriela would be the next Mrs. Rocha!”Josias sighs, “In a way, she will be.”“I’m not referring to that.” Tobias snorts, “I mean the status of Lady o
Beto leads Josias to his office and closes the door. He turns on the battery-operated radio so others will think he is working. Robbie Williams' song “Supreme” fills the room. Josias sits down and Beto sits face to face.“Looks like we're on business.” Beto laughs, “But let's deal with your emotions, buddy.”“Didn't like the way you held your left arm, huh.” Josias tries his best to care about his friends and doesn't give a damn about his own suffering.But Beto doesn't want to let the subject drop, “You're disappointed because Gabriela Alves reminds you of the plane crash, correct?”Josias heaves a long sigh of sadness and admits, “He wasn't even ten, Beto... what an outrageous age to die!”“Cláudio Guzman is acting as if he were the father who lost his son and wife.” Beto frowns, “Josias, you have to stop that nutcase. Kate was your wife and J.J. was
“Come on, Sergeant Moraes.” Gabriela urged him, “Tell me that Josias Rocha morally harassed me. I’ll extract a good monetary compensation to pay for a lavish and scandalous marriage to his younger brother, ha, ha, ha!”Lorraine felt like unplugging Ivan's computer cable, but Ivan's cop skills made him aware of his wife's movement, grabbing her arm, “CALM DOWN, Lorrie.”Gabriela smirks, “Someone is trying to ruin my plans to move up in life.”“You good-for-nothing whore!” Lorraine screams at the top of her lungs.Ivan sighs impatiently, “OK, let's see… oh yeah. Amoreira investigated the calls. It wasn’t Josias Rocha who called you, it was Will Campos from his pizzeria.”Lorraine bursts out laughing, “Are you serving pepperoni pizza at your ‘lavish’ and ‘chic’ wedding?”Gabriela bangs the desk with both hands and stand
After the end of the episode, William was calmer and managed to organize books and objects on the rack.Josias took advantage of the fact that he was on the street and headed there.As William turned on the radio, Green Day's song “Waiting” filled the living room.Caio appears at the door, “Dad, Uncle Josias is here.”William turns to him with the flannel in hand, “Let him in.”Josias appears in the doorway wiping the soles of his shoes on the rug, “Excuse me, Will. I need to clear up some confusion.”“If I can help…” William scratches his chin.Josias sits on the sofa, “I came from the police station. Gabriela Alves accused me precisely to Sergeant Moraes that I called her with threats.”William rolls his eyes as Caio chuckles.“Did I miss something?” Josias asks, confused.“I was the one who called that rogue.”
Josias and João Paulo accidentally argue over the phone.“Little brother, I already talked to William.” Josias explains, “He got excited trying to help me, angry with Gabriela, and about the leaked photos.”“Gabriela insists it was our father.” João Paulo complains.Josias rages, “Still? João Paulo, do you understand why I don't want you to marry her? If this girl is going to start a wedge in our family...”“She is not going.” João Paulo determines, “I’ll talk to her properly.”“Also talk about William, he won't bother her anymore. That's what I wanted to talk to her about, but since you're there...”“Don't worry, bro, I'll hold the bomb for you. I'm here for that, bye!” João Paulo hangs up in a friendlier tone.Josias hung up the phone with a restless expression. ‘I'm here for that?’
In the management room of the Lafayette Supermarket, Nadia storms in, huffing and stomping, scowling, and with murderous desire in her eyes.Jacques enters behind her, and shortly after, a mocking Thierry.“My baby girl, you need to calm down.”“I DON’T WANT TO CALM DOWN!” Nadia screams at the top of her lungs, “Thierry, from what porn catalog did you hire those whores to be some modest, conservative housewives who do the grocery shopping for the family?”Thierry bares his teeth in the street, “Little sis, you are to blame. You hired a super-handsome guy to be the hard-working, ordinary man of the house. I have to hire a beauty to match. I can't hire an ugly woman ‘cause nobody would accept the commercial!”Jacques scratches his head, “Thierry has a point, daughter. That young man, Rodrigo Mountain... is too sensual to be an ordinary householder. If we're going to appeal to beauty, t