Diane enters the Mountain Penthouse and doesn’t find her husband. She hears music coming from outside and smiles.
She goes outside and finds Daryl swimming in the pool. There is a portable radio playing the song “Stutter” by Joe feat. Mystikal.
“You look like you turned into a fish. You don't come out of the water!” She jokes.
“This pool is good and we have a wonderful view of the city.” Daryl swims to the edge next to her.
“Thank goodness we don’t have a bigger building right next door.” Diane jokes, “I would hate to know that hot women watch you swim.”
“Only if I swam naked...” Daryl winks mischievously.
“You pervert.” Diane laughs, “Hey, I visited the Motta family.”
Daryl stops laughing, “I think I misheard.”
“No, you heard right.” Diane insists, “I visited Octavio and Jane. I had to see t
The next day, Ivan receives a visit from Jacques and Ingrid.“Good morning, Mr. Lafayette et Madame. My wife became a fan of your supermarket.”“Appreciate.” Jacques speaks in a shaky voice, “But we need help from the authorities. A bunch of 'MIBs' entered our house and dragged our son Thierry to an unknown location! We haven’t heard anything since yesterday!”Ivan narrows his gaze, “They kidnapped your son when no one was—”Ingrid's eyes were red from crying, “No, Sergeant, they broke into our mansion in the afternoon, among our servants, and abducted my son! They were too many, and the maids couldn't face them. We haven't received a single ransom call!”“What a horror, people! You have moved to this city and you are welcomed this way. Don't worry—” Ivan has a mental snap, “We're not talking about the same guy who was robbed in the favela, are we?&rdquo
Beto and Teresa talk about Rosemary.“You are right, dear.” Beto chooses one of the pills, “On the one hand, she has this exacerbated loyalty to the ‘beggar’, but on the other hand, she mortally hates the real him, Thierry Lafayette. It’s an inexplicable thing.”“His mother thinks Rosemary is already following in Pamela's footsteps without her noticing.” Teresa gets irritated, “I still haven’t forgotten the slap.”Beto's eyes widen, “Honey! Could it be that Josias had something to do with the kidnapping?”Carmen enters the lobby at this moment, “Good morning, everyone!”Teresa turns to her, “Carmen, did you hear the news? Thierry Lafayette was kidnapped in broad daylight!”Carmen laughs wryly, “Oh, how the world is getting more and more dangerous, huh?”Beto scrutinizes Carmen with the look, “Did your husband h
In the school playground, Alan approaches Pedro, Rosemary, and Patrick with the walkman in his hand.“Guys, have you heard about the kidnapping of Lafayette's son? God, this guy is a lightning rod for confusion, huh?”“I don't know, nor do I want to know!” Rosemary trembles with anger.“What's the matter, Rose?”“Alan, this imbecile is of legal age, but he keeps undressing Rose with his eyes.” Patrick retorts irritably, “And you remember where he was mugged.”“Yes, close to where you live.”Pedro adds, “Meaning, he was chasing my sister, in ambush, waiting for her to come out to kidnap her and—”“STOP, guys!” Rosemary screams and shakes with fear.Patrick hugs her, “Don't worry, honey. I’m here to protect you.”“So the information Dad and Tess got makes sense.” Pedro continues, “The be
Moments later, Octavio finds the aforementioned wasteland. He goes looking for a young man who is probably hiding because of the shame of being naked and beaten.“Hello! If there's a guy here, I came to help you!”Octavio rummages through cardboard boxes and garbage cans. The stench is not comforting.As he turns toward a pile of abandoned bricks, he appears to have seen someone's foot.“I found you. Mr. Lafayette, I came on a mission of peace.”Upon hearing the name, Thierry allows himself to be seen. The aloof expression on his face scares Octavio.“Don't be like that. Come, wrap yourself in this blanket.”“Who are you and how did you know I was here?”“I’m Octavio Motta, best friend of Josias Rocha.” Octavio smiles gently.“How can you be best friends with that monster?” Thierry barks.“Josias Rocha is not a monster. He told me
At the Lafayette Mansion, the mood worsens with the discovery that Thierry won’t return home.“Stop your nonsense, you maniac kidnapper!” Jacques yells, “I want my son back home now!”“Mr. Lafayette, you must understand that Josias Rocha does everything – I mean EVERYTHING – to protect his people.”“I don't want to hear about it! I want my son safe and sound or I'll have to go back to the police! Josias Rocha prevented us from filing a complaint because he assured us that our son would come back! Why are you doing this, WHY?”Ingrid starts to cry when she understands that Thierry will not return.Octavio takes a deep breath, “Your son committed a crime and will pay, on my friend’s terms.”“Is he a businessman or does he work for the criminal underworld?” Jacques counters.“Think what you will, Mr. Lafayette, here's the thing: you fail
Jane is making breakfast as she pumps up to Mariah Carey's song “Never Too Far”. She deposits today's options: black coffee, skim milk, toast, honey, plum jam, potato bread, and rye bread.When the part of the whistle register comes, Jane tries to imitate the singer, but as she is not trained for this, she chokes and reacts as if she had an avocado pit stuck in her throat.Thierry only appears in boxer shorts that Octavio bought for him, terrified by the infernal noise, “MRS. MOTTA, what's going on?”Jane pulls herself together and laughs, “Ha, ha, ha! What is it, Thierry? I didn't know I sang so badly!”Jane takes advantage and smiles at Thierry's slender but toned body, “Now I understand why Rosemary fell in love with you.”Thierry is embarrassed and remembers his condition, “Ehr, sorry, I thought there was some robbery going on. And Rosemary fell in love with the beggar, not me.”“All of this will be resolved when you speak the truth.” Jane states, “Breakfast is ready.”“Then I’ll
At the Lafayette mansion, Jacques walks in with his arm still sore. Ingrid and Nadia are waiting anxiously in the foyer.But the head of the family is irritated precisely because of the two ladies waiting for him, “Why are you standing there? I'm not Batman, Jeez!”Ingrid rages, “So you couldn't rescue our son? What kind of father are you?”“Dad, what happened to your arm?” Nadia asks.“Thanks, at least someone cares, right?” Jacques goes to the kitchen, “Mr. Bento appeared, I tried to punch him, but he attacked me instead.”Nadia and Ingrid follow him.“This is outrageous!” Ingrid neighs, “We need to sue this Bento family or investigate what they're hiding under the rug!”“Despite Sergeant Moraes's best efforts, I feel he is no match for the big shots.” Jacques comments as he searches the fridge for something, “He doesn't have the slightest bit of power. The Rocha and Bento clans rule this town, and we made the biggest mistake of our lives in moving here.”Nadia senses where the conv
At the advertising agency, Nadia and Rodrigo meet to check out the recorded commercial. Both are seated at a round table, in a conference room, in front of a screen where the image of the commercial will be projected.As Nadia had requested, a family consisting of a husband, wife, and two children was shopping at the supermarket. The wife chose vegetables, the husband chose barbecue meat, and the children chose treats.Then Rodrigo appears smiling, in a navy blue polo shirt and freshly dyed jeans, with the aforementioned family in the background, “Lafayette Supermarket: ready to serve your whole family. Come check!”That simple sentence and Rodrigo's few seconds of acting were enough for Nadia to feel pregnant with triplets.The commercial ended, and the person responsible for the project turned on the lights. He was a docile, adorable, bespectacled boy with a good heart. It was probably his first job after graduating from UFES.“What then, Miss Lafayette? Is the commercial to your li