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
At Crystal Blue, the people in the restaurant got the biggest fright.As night shift waiters prepared for service, cooks made the mise en place, and Daryl and Diana chatted at the bar, all the lights went out.Felipe screamed in fright, “YAU! It’s Armageddon!”“Calm down, people, it was just a power outage!” Daryl takes charge, “Light candles and lanterns while the electricity company fixes this.”Diane looks at the windowpane, “Honey, I don’t think it’s an electricity company repair. Look.”Daryl also looks at the windowpane and finds, to his surprise, that the streetlights are still on.He goes outside the restaurant and notes that there’s still power in the other buildings... in the entire city, except Crystal Blue.“But what is going on here?” Daryl returns inside, “Anyone looking at us like that will think we didn’t pay the electricity
“What?” Teresa is shocked, “Aren’t we going to have dinner? No power in the restaurant? What happened, Pat?”“I don’t know! All I know is that I spun in my heels like Michael Jackson and came back. I’m going to watch a basketball game and go to bed early, he, he—”Wallace retorts, “Pat, you were invited! But you were out until now?”Patrick mockingly states, “Oops! I didn’t even mean to tell you, but since that’s the case: I don’t want to go to dinner anymore. Happy birthday, Beto!”Vera tries to scold him, “Don’t be rude, Pat—” Patrick has already gone upstairs, “Pat? PATRICK NOGUEIRA, GET BACK HERE!”Beto scratches his chin, “How strange, it looks like he’s having fun at our expense! Has anyone out there offended him in any way?”Pedro promptly responds, “I didn’t do anythin
In the Mountain Penthouse, Daryl balled up the LCN newspaper and threw it over the balcony with uncontained fury.“CURSE!” He exclaims fiercely, “How dare she? How did this information reach the newspapers so quickly?”Diane and Felipe approach him.“Father, don’t be angry.” Felipe asks, “According to what I’m learning in Informatics, the Internet makes news circulate quickly. A mouse click is enough, and information is forwarded to dozens or hundreds of contacts!”“How horrible.” Daryl sits in the armchair, sinking his hands on his head, “It was with this modernity that Gabriela was photographed acting as Josias’s girlfriend. She is now taking revenge for writing that demeaning article.”Felipe widens his eyes, “Father, were you or Mother responsible for those photos?”“No, son, we swear we don’t!” Diane exclaims, “W
At the entrance to LCN, there is general laughter from all employees passing by to enter the company and face another day at work. Those who were discouraged started to have extra energy with the embarrassment that Gabriela was going through.Unsatisfied, Gabriela tried twice more, but her badge didn’t release the access roulette. And on the monitor......ACCESS DENIED.The receptionist, after wiping away tears of laughter, gets up from the counter and approaches her, “Miss Alves, haven’t you noticed that your access is restricted?”“BUT WHY?” Gabriela yells, “I didn’t get fired! Why won’t they let me in, what happened?”“We’re only following orders.” The receptionist responds with contempt, looking Gabriela up and down, “Get out of the way as other employees have to come through.”Gabriela leaves the queue and watches the other employees pass by calmly