At Crystal Blue, Daryl and Felipe have the first conversation between father and son, even if it’s through adoption.
“Dad, did I do something wrong?” Felipe asks, worried.
“I’m glad you call me Dad.” Daryl smiles, “Sit down, son. You mentioned Patrick, and I know there is a problem with him.”
“Do you remember what he did?” Felipe frowns.
“Yes, he tried to throw you out of the restaurant.” Daryl sits face-to-face, “You never explained to me what you really wanted...”
“I wanted to eat that chocolate dough. It smelled good!” Felipe smiles.
“I understood. But, remember that we don’t want people to know about your past on the streets. Facing Patrick, you almost gave yourself away.”
“He didn’t recognize me.” Felipe scowls.
“You say it like you WANT him to recognize you, Felipe.” Daryl rubs hi
At Crystal Blue, Maggie enters the restaurant and goes straight to the bar.“Diane, make me a martini on the rocks, please!”Diane turns to her sister-in-law, “And may I know why you are so desperate?”“The usual: problems involving Gabriela.”Diane fixes the drink, frowning, “Did you get back in touch with that whore?”Maggie sighs, “She called my desk instead of my cell phone. She’s pretty smart, isn’t she? Anyway, I listened to her despair and thought maybe she wanted to vent her sins. MAYBE she wanted to repent and make things right. So I decided to give it a try.”“Why did you think Gabriela MAYBE regret it?” Diane passes her the drink.“Because yesterday, Bernie heard João Paulo announce to Josias that he was going to ask for a divorce.” Maggie takes the glass and takes a few sips while Diane gapes in awe.“Maggie,
Jane didn’t understand why Octavio was suddenly given a month of vacation off the HR schedule. When Octavio tried to explain, she shrugged.“At least you help me take care of Augusto.”“The problem is, if word gets out, will Daryl Mountain try to kill me while I’m at home?” Octavio alarms her, “What if he does something to the baby?”Maternal instinct spoke louder in Jane, “If he dares to touch my son’s hair, he will know the fury of a protective mother!”Octavio smiles and looks at Augusto sleeping in the crib, “Don’t worry, honey. Nothing will happen.”“Nothing will happen AFTER you tell Josias everything,” Jane advises him.Octavio, however, shakes his head, “No, Josias needs to worry about his company. Let us, the Mottas, face the Mountain boldly.”Jane snuggles into his chest. It won’t be an easy battle.******
At General Hospital, Gabriela enters Dr. Silvana to talk about Sandra.Dr. Silvana is curious, “Good morning, Mrs. Queiroz. Do you want to take some exams?”Gabriela sits down, “Yes, I want to do a DNA test.”Dr. Silvana is paralyzed for a few seconds, then comments, “Hmm... And who would the test be on?”“My daughter Sandra.” Gabriela says quietly, “I want to know if she really is my current husband’s daughter.”It’s Gabriela’s tranquility that gets Dr. Silvana alarmed, “Mrs. Queiroz, I remember that we did a DNA test with the help of my colleague, Dr. Antenor, and the test—”“I know the result of THAT test.” Gabriela interrupts her, “But I want to perform a second test. Call Dr. Antenor for us to formalize this crap soon.”Dr. Silvana gets irritated, “Mrs. Queiroz, a DNA test cannot be requested as if you wer
At the LCN premises, Vernon is on his way to lunch when he finds Gabriela walking in the opposite direction. When she approaches her father-in-law, she lowers her head and tries to pass by.But Vernon spots her and grabs her by the arm, “Where do you think you’re going?”“No, LET ME GO!” Gabriela screams, attracting the attention of passers-by.“Stop the scandal! It looks like I’m going to rob you.” Vernon pulls her back into his office while Gabriela tries in vain to free herself.Inside his office, Vernon throws her inside and slams the door shut, “Now you want to answer me why you missed the whole morning workhours?”“I don’t owe you any satisfaction, only my director!” Gabriela screams at the top of her lungs.“That’s where you’re wrong. I’m your supervisor. And I can tell the director about your disappearances. How is the article—
At the Rocha Hotel, Elza tells Jane that Daryl’s threat cannot go unpunished. The two friends continue to talk.“Daryl Mountain is crossing the line!” Elza exclaims, “I remember how they insinuated that Josias should divorce Kate when they were still well off. Afterward, they befriended Gabriela, effectively ruining my son’s marriage, and symbolically causing the deaths of Kate and my grandson J.J. And we have this inexplicable war between you, even though Jack married Veronica.”Jane takes a deep breath, “It’s not inexplicable, Elza. Do you remember, between 1997 and 1998, when Daryl hinted that Josias should pass the succession of Rocha Constructions to David instead of Alan? Well, Octavio was the first to realize that Daryl was nothing more than a schemer. That’s where our feud started.”“But that was years ago, and Josias has decided that Alan will succeed him.” Elza says, “Jane, c
The next day, Tiago and Carmen visit Octavio to find out the news. Octavio is teaching Augusto to eat with a spoon.“That’s it, son, hold tight... come on, come on...”Augusto misses the aim and drops food on his apron, but he laughs with cuteness.“You think it’s fun, huh?” Octavio pretends to be angry.How not to love this precious son?The bell rings and he goes to answer, “Wait a minute, champ.”Augusto didn’t wait and started to touch the food with his little fingers.The living room radio was playing Phil Collins’s song “Can’t Stop Loving You.” Octavio answers the door for the Bento couple.“Hello, Father of the Year!” Tiago declares, “We’ve come to visit the twice-born baby!”“Huh?” Octavio doesn’t know what to say.Carmen locates him, “We didn’t go to the hospital, but w
At Octavio’s house, he and Tiago discuss the problem that still hangs in the air.Tiago, after long seconds of suspense and with a mysterious smile, decides to answer, “No, our master doesn’t know yet.”“Phew, that’s good...”“But it’s not for lack of opportunity!” Tiago raises his index finger, “Octavio, stop the delay and tell Josias today. I cannot admit that someone who benefits from our master’s protection would dare to do such things.”Octavio shrugs, “Tiago, the more time I spend with my son, the more I suspect that everything Daryl told me is nothing more than a bruised ego. Seriously speaking: what could he do to hurt me?”“Millions of things.” Tiago lists with his fingers, “He can hire henchmen to beat you, rape Jane, kidnap Augusto, or arrange for Josias to fire you as Chief Architect... Hell is the limit.”“The
Tiago and Carmen leave each for their destination.They get in the car and Tiago starts the engine, “I’ll drop you off at Teodoro Building first.”“Thank you, my darling.” Carmen thanks him.Tiago starts driving in his black car. He turns on the radio and the song “Electrical Storm” by U2 fills the vehicle.“Is Octavio going to tell Josias about Daryl’s threat?” Carmen asks interestedly.“He claims that he can solve this problem without bothering our master,” Tiago responds with an attentive eye on the traffic.Carmen shakes her head, “It’s not just a matter of handling it like it’s a mere insult, a bad word. It was a threat, an unwarranted one. Why would Octavio and Jane joke about such a serious matter? Just to ruin Daryl’s party? I can’t even imagine what would happen to me if that happen to our James...” Carmen feels some tightness