In the Teodoro building, Teresa is talking to Wallace and Vera about what is going on at their home.
Vera is already reacting nonconformist, “Back to Victoria? And run the risk of meeting Pamela and being defiled?”
“Thus, her whoredom is completed,” Wallace comments.
“No, we cannot allow that.” Teresa shakes her head, “While Rosemary was in Victoria, living with Grandpa Ray, she never had contact with her mother. And Pamela is living with her current husband, so the chances of contact will be slim.”
“But if she plots…” Vera asks fearfully, “I remember very well how treacherous that damned woman was.”
“Calm down guys, let’s hope Josias—”
Carmen walks into the lobby, “Do you guys have a problem? You're whispering around...”
The radio starts playing, “Overprotected” by Britney Spears.
Teresa and Vera look
Rosemary was locked in her room listening to Spiller's song “Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)”, on high to prevent anyone from disturbing her. She was sitting on the bed with her feet up on the mattress, hugging her knees, and letting the tears cascade down her face.A suitcase started to be filled, but she couldn't finish it. The reason was that she had opened a drawer and found a picture of her and Patrick in Crystal Blue.“I beg your pardon, Pat… but how can I be your wife if I am and will always be in love with my dear beggar… John… why did you have to be a lie?”The door is pounded, “Rosemary, turn that volume down! Do you want to go deaf?”She screams, “YES! I want to go deaf so I never hear any lies again!”“Rosemary, my daughter, please, open the door.”Rosemary has a start. It wasn't Beto's voice, but Josias's.She turns the volume down, wipes away
Patrick came home from school and didn't feel like preparing lunch. So he decided to take advantage and eat the lunch offered in the canteen.But when he walked in, he noticed countless tenants applauding Rosemary, who was in their midst, excited and smiling. The radio was playing the song “Gone” by 'N Sync.Rosemary and Patrick's eyes meet right over the violin part.Before either of them could say anything, Beto climbed onto a desk and, with a glass of acerola juice, he called out, “Guys, I know this is a sad moment, but I don't feel like crying.” Laughter from the others, “So, I want to say goodbye to my daughter with joy. Rosemary will be greatly missed, but we believe she will return matured and strengthened, overcome by the tragedy!”Everyone cheers and claps, except Patrick.Wallace appeared as if by magic, “That's right, Pat.”“That’s right WHAT?” Patrick is startled.<
The wedding of João Paulo and Gabriela arrived.Well, at least for a lot of people, it didn't, because they were completely unaware of the event.In the apartment, the door opens, and Gabriela and João Paulo enter carrying Sandra in their arms (always him, never her). Gabriela opens her canvas bag and takes out a manila envelope.“HERE! Our marriage certificate! We are married, dear João Paulo, now I’m officially your wife.”João Paulo sits on the sofa, lulling Sandra, “Are you sure you want this, Gabi?”“Yes, dear.” Gabriela gives him a sardonic look, “Since your older brother didn't want to spend the money to pay for a decent ceremony for our reception, and since we couldn't get a date at Green Park Church, then, we have no choice but to celebrate for own account!”“You wanted a sumptuous wedding.” João Paulo analyzes her.“Wha
Gabriela's apartment was full.Josias gestures, “Guys, watch out, the baby girl is sleeping.”Vernon returns from the kitchen, “They have a good white wine, Josias. But how about we use our bottle?”Elza hurries, “I'll get the glasses ready!”“I don't know if there will be enough for everyone—” Gabriela tries to warn, but Elza has already gone to the kitchen.João Paulo turns to Josias, “Brother, you didn't seem willing to celebrate my union. What made you change your mind?”“Tiago found out you hadn’t gotten a Church date,” Josias responds with a smile.“Ah, you sent your ‘servant’ to investigate me, huh?” João Paulo starts laughing, “So you cared!”Gabriela has mixed feelings when she sees the Rocha brothers getting along.She wanted to be married to the eldest... Katherine died in vain!
Everyone is surprised when Everaldo finally shows up to give the blessing.“Wow, how much we miss him!” Francisco exclaims.Gabriela is lost, “Who is this guy?”João Paulo explains it, “he is a heavenly being who always comes into contact with Josias when the year is ending. Last year, he didn't show up, and Kate and J.J. died.”Gabriela rolls her eyes and retorts in atheistic disbelief, “Come on! That was just a coincidence! Do you really believe that these things happen?”Isabel shoots Gabriela with her eyes, “I can tell that you don’t believe in a Superior Being that is in the Heights.”“Hello?” Everaldo manifests himself when João Paulo puts on speakerphone, “Josias, my comrade, how good to hear your voice!”“I still haven't spoken, and how did you find out I was here?” Josias asks, always dazzled by how Everaldo alw
At the Lafayette Mansion, the family ate breakfast in burial silence. The Christmas tree was set up and decorated, but that didn't cheer up the family members.“I don't know how I'm going to get through the holidays without my son.” Ingrid is sorry.“Maybe he isn’t even thinking about us anymore, guys.” Nadia grumbles, “I had to hire Claudio to replace him.”“Claudio?” Jacques is surprised, “Are we that close yet?”Nadia blushes shyly, “No, Dad. We are just co-workers.”“What about Rodrigo Mountain?” Ingrid seems not to have heard her daughter, “I liked him.”“Why the past tense, Mom?” Nadia despairs, “I like him too, and I haven't discarded him as a friend.”“We’re not speaking as a friend.” Ingrid smiles as she drinks her coffee with milk and mint, “We are talking about the man who wil
2002Josias is reading an e-mail from Caroline on the office computer located in his mansion. Alan enters the enclosure and finds his father smiling.“What’s up, Dad? Excited for 2002? You will be forty years old!”“Schi!” Josias puts his finger to his lips, “Do you want everyone to know?”“Everyone will find out anyway.” Alan chuckles, “Especially whoever bought the biography.”“Go on, keep mocking, age will catch up with you too.” Josias tickles his son, “Beto is going to be fifty.”“Thank God, it looked like he wasn’t going to arrive sooner.” Alan sighs.“Daryl Mountain will also be forty, we are the same age,” Josias remembers with a smile.Upon pronouncing the enemy’s name, William suddenly appears, “Hello! The butler let me in! But why are we pronouncing the name of the villain?”
Beto is surprised by Patrick’s decision. The tall, strong, and resolute boy no longer looked like that teenager in love with his ‘daughter’.“Pat, do you want to explain to me what’s going on?”“Mr. Reis, my father is being transferred to the Serra team.” Patrick informs him, “And with that, he will move there.”“Dr. Antenor went there too.” Beto mentions, “But what about you?”“I’ll turn 18. According to the contract you printed, I am entitled to own an apartment or studio apartment, correct?”“Very correct.” Beto blinks.“Therefore, I’ll continue to live here and work. I graduated from high school, remember that.”“Yes, I remember, congratulations.” Beto holds out his hand and Patrick shakes it awkwardly, “But won’t you be alone a lot in a two-bedroom apartment?”&ld