At Crystal Blue, Patrick continues to work and serves Alan and Reuben grilled salmon.
“Reuben, the next time you embarrass me like that, I’ll kick you out of here!” He grunts.
Reuben shrugs, “You’re the one who decided to resort to inelegant vocabulary.”
Alan looks at Reuben’s plate, “Pat, did you put rat poison in Reuben’s salmon?”
“We don’t have rat poison because we don’t have rats here.” Patrick lifts his chin, “We are a restaurant that values cleanliness and quality of food.”
“OK,” Reuben doesn’t care and starts slicing the salmon with his fork.
Alan shakes his head and smiles slightly. He can’t bring himself to stay angry with Reuben and turns to Patrick, passing some bills, “Here, tip for the waiter. And we are very sorry that you’re still upset about what happened last year.”
The next day, Josias is still sleeping in his master suite when there’s a knock on the double doors. He is woken up by surprise, having set his alarm clock to go off at seven o’clock and it’s six in the morning. “Who is it?” he asks, still sleepy in his voice. “Dad, Mr. Mountain is downstairs in the living room. I didn’t know you had an appointment so early.” “Me neither.” Josias groans, removing the blankets and heading naked to the bathroom. Moments later, Josias comes downstairs, still wearing a burgundy robe, but combed and in a better mood. Daryl looked as if he’d woken up at four in the morning, dressed formally, with a tie, and an envelope in hand. “Daryl, what a surprise to see you so soon. You didn’t risk falling asleep at the steering wheel?” “No, I needed to find you.” Daryl smiles slyly, holding out the envelope. “And what is that?” Josias sits in the upholstered armchair. “The report you wan
At the Rocha Mansion, Daryl is intrigued by Beto’s request to remove Rosemary.“Beto, sit down, and let’s talk. You speak as if Kelvin complained about something.”Beto stares at Daryl suspiciously, “And he didn’t complain? Daryl, have you guys been talking lately?”“I called him yesterday, letting him know that our friend Josias wanted to know how Carol and Rosemary were doing.” Daryl smiles proudly and waves to Josias.Josias lifts his head and stops reading, “And by the way, they sent back a full report. Carol and Rosemary are doing well at school, they are being seen by the Capixaba elite, they are killing it at cocktail parties and social events, and...”Just when Josias was going to say that Rosemary was dating, Beto interrupts him, “I know, Josias, but I received a call from my daughter, almost crying, wanting to come back. She overheard Kelvin complaining to Melissa abo
At the Lafayette Mansion, Nadia wants to know from the family why Josias is against Cláudio Guzman.As she unpacks and distributes gifts in her pink bedroom, Jacques explains, “Daughter, this Claudio Guzman got into a fight with your younger brother as soon as they met for the first time. Somehow, the gossip reached Josias’s ears and I was summoned to his office.”Nadia picks up a bottle of Hermès perfume, “I was going to give it to you, but I don’t know if you deserve it.”Ingrid’s eyes widen. How the daughter managed to get this bunch of gifts through Brazilian customs is a mystery that she doesn’t dare ask, “Daughter, don’t be rude. Your father missed you and he deserves the favor.”“OK, Mother, if you say so.” Nadia gives the perfume to an emotional Jacques.“Thank you, daughter. Your father loves you very much too.”But Nadia seems no
At Rocha Constructions, Josias listens to an exalted Octavio complain vehemently about the Mountain family.“Octavio, I remember Jack didn’t want to invite Daryl to the wedding, even though he was marrying his cousin.” Josias frowns, “That was very bizarre for me. Anyway, do you want to explain to me what that means now? Are you two fighting again?”Octavio decides not to hide what he feels anymore, “I don’t think we’ve ever stopped fighting, Josias! OK, I recognize that Francisco and Rodrigo are nicer people, and Isabel made a great choice for marriage, but his nephews...”Josias puts his hand on his glabella, “Octavio, please, can’t you guys sit down at a table and talk honestly about all this you hold as resentment? Eventually, you will be diagnosed with cancer.”“God forbid it!” Octavio knocks on wood, “And my son Augusto? I need to raise him.”&ldqu
SLAP!A slap on Gabriela’s part is delivered with pleasure in the face of Vernon, her ‘father-in-law’.“You imbecile!” Gabriela yells, “What is this? Harassment at work? How dare you ask such a question about me?”Vernon just massages his sore cheek, looking at Gabriela with coldness and contempt, “If you weren’t an unstable woman, I wouldn’t have asked that kind of question. You always targeted Josias but ended up with João Paulo. Why?”Gabriela gestures furiously, “I already explained to you: a woman simply CANNOT help being loved by João Paulo, he is too hot to let him get away!”“But you are letting your daughter slip away!” Vernon yells, “Why doesn’t she still call you ‘Mommy’?”“Are you a child psychologist?” Gabriela asks dismissively, “Anyway, don’t worry about it. One day, she&
At Marçal Publishing, Maggie finds João Paulo concentrated on his articles while Sandra sleeps serenely in the baby seat that would have been used in the backseat of a car if João Paulo had a car.“Good afternoon, João Paulo.” She smiles, “Awn, Sandra is here. She looks a lot like you.”“Fortunately.” João Paulo continues typing.Maggie smiles slightly, “Trouble in paradise?”“What paradise?” João Paulo continues typing, “Paradise only exists when it’s just Sandra and me. Gabriela has no desire to strengthen the bonds between mother and daughter.”Without realizing it, João Paulo typed this sentence in his article entitled ‘Metallurgical Men’ Strike: workers x bosses’.“It’s a sad thing.” Maggie didn’t look at João Paulo’s monitor to correct the error, “It
At Rocha Constructions, Francisco almost has a heart attack when Tiago announces that the holes are ready in the sand on the beach. Who would be the unlucky ones?Josias equally widens his eyes, “TIAGO! What kind of bad joke is this? Graves for what?”“To whom would be the right question.” Tiago remains servile and patient, “Gossip spread like dry straw in a fire.”Francisco kneels meekly, “Mr. Bento, I take full responsibility for the confusion. My nephews still have a lot to learn, and their Mom hasn’t helped.”Tiago regards Francisco with indifference, “Indeed, Mr. Mountain, your sister-in-law was a pest who nearly ruined her own daughter’s marriage. No wonder Daryl and Kelvin are equally clumsy. Maggie was adopted?”Francisco continues with his head down and kneeling, making Josias feel like a Japanese Emperor.“Francisco, get up. No one will be buried alive in
In Gabriela’s (and João Paulo’s) apartment, she is also screaming, grunting, huffing, and uttering profanity in front of Sandra, who is crying incessantly, while João Paulo tries unsuccessfully to watch the music video for the song “My Sacrifice”, by Creed.“That old man will pay me! That SOB will lick the ground I walk on! He’ll crawl and fawn over me if he wants to keep his job! I’ll turn around because I’m powerful! Since 1999, I have the people on my side!”João Paulo can’t take any more nonsense. First, he turns off the TV. Then he goes to the baby seat and takes Sandra in his arms. The girl magically stops crying and even smiles.“Daddy!”“ARGH, SHUT UP!” Gabriela screams at a child who is barely a year old.João Paulo takes two steps back as if he were protecting his daughter from a wild beast, “What does all this mean?&rdquo