Desperate Lies (2024) s01e17 Episode Script

Episode 17

I wish I could forget.
I wish I could erase what happened.
You shouldn't have kept this from us.
am I the child of rape?
If it were up to me,
you would never find out.
Because it hurts me to this day.
And now it hurts you. I know.
I didn't want you to feel that.
I sacrificed my life
to spare you from this pain.
I was attacked.
I was drunk, very groggy.
I wanted to stop.
I asked him to stop.
I said, "No."
I said I didn't want to.
But he kept going.
I passed out.
And he kept going.
-He kept going.
-You don't need to say anything else.
That night changed my life forever.
I felt very angry with myself.
I felt fear.
Shame. It took me a while to understand.
When I realized what had happened,
what he had done,
I became more and more angry.
When I found out I was pregnant
and that you were Oscar's son,
I didn't want to have you, Marcos.
I didn't want to have the child
of someone who had harmed me.
I was married to Tomás
when I found out I was pregnant with you.
That I had you both inside of me.
I accepted, because I wanted
to have Tomás's child.
Because I wanted Mateus.
And he accepted because we agreed
to give you up for adoption.
To Sérgio and Betina. Your parents, Júlia.
But I regretted it, honey.
I regretted it.
I didn't want to be without you.
I went to get you.
I went to pick you up.
I couldn't be without you.
I had already held you.
I had already seen your eyes.
I had already held you.
I couldn't be without you.
I loved you from the very first moment.
I knew I was going
to love you forever, honey.
When I saw you two together,
I didn't want to separate you either.
I wanted it to be like this forever.
Did Dad know?
He did.
He does.
Before that night
we fought, we had broken up.
He had moved out.
He was with Cláudia.
The same woman he is with today.
I was stunned by that. I needed to go out.
I wanted to forget. I wanted to have fun.
And Oscar was my friend.
Tomás never forgave me.
He never accepted what happened.
I know it was hard for him,
but I fought for you.
I fought with all my strength
for you to stay together.
I didn't want anyone to know.
If it was up to me, you would never know.
I thought your father
was capable of loving you
like a son, like I always loved you.
Like I love you.
I love you!
I think your mother lied
because when a woman goes
through something like that,
she's humiliated.
She feels ashamed.
She's afraid of being judged.
You know your mother could have dated
whoever she wanted, right?
Because it's her body.
But she was raped.
And when we don't want to,
when we don't consent, it's rape.
It's a crime.
And your mom was very brave.
It would have been better
if I had never been born.
Liana relinquishes the use
of the surname Rosenthal,
added at the time of her marriage.
Yes, Your Honor.
Regarding the minors
Mateus Azevedo Rosenthal
and Marcos Azevedo Rosenthal
I'm sorry, Your Honor.
Mateus is Tomás's son, Marcos isn't.
We have already filed a motion
to cancel his birth certificate.
As the motion hasn't been completed,
for all purposes of this hearing,
Marcos is still Tomás's son.
I would like to say that I don't agree.
I disagree with the arrangement
regarding visitation.
We adhered to what we agreed upon here.
The minors will continue
to live with their mother.
Yes, Your Honor.
What I'm trying to propose
-is another kind of agreement that could
I ask the lawyer to question both parties
about whether they intend to proceed
with the mutual divorce or not.
There is no intention
to pursue litigation.
Well, that being the case,
we can consider the terms valid.
She'll keep me apart from my son.
Now I'll only see Mateus every 15 days.
Liana is feeling powerful now, you know?
This woman causes me pain.
It's a
a cursed love.
Love? Still?
No. Now I feel hate.
Love is stronger, Tomás.
You're free now. Isn't that a good thing?
You turned the page.
You're starting a new life.
And I'm
by your side.
Tomás, my man.
Hi, Congressman.
I just found out you're close
to half a million followers.
-Is that true?
-I'm still working.
Great. I'm going to schedule
a meeting this week.
I want to show you some ideas.
Congressman, I
I would like to invite you
to be the best man at my wedding.
I'm going to marry Cláudia.
Congratulations. God bless you.
Thank you.
Marcos is here in Rio.
-At his cousin's house.
What cousin? He's Oscar's son.
He shouldn't be associating
with the murderer's family.
Dad, we are the ones
who have to get closer to him.
We have to look for him.
Call him, Débora. It will work.
I've called him so many times.
I'll try.
It's Débora. She wants to talk to you.
Hi, Marcos. I'm glad you picked up.
Débora, stop trying to talk to me.
I don't want to talk to you.
Stop calling my cousin.
But you looked for me,
and then you disappeared.
I don't understand Did something happen?
I know everything.
I don't wanna talk to you.
Oscar raped my mom.
She was unconscious.
So? What do you think of that, Auntie?
Don't talk to me.
I don't want to talk to you anymore.
Débora, did you know that?
You don't forget this kind of thing.
Liana couldn't just forgive your brother.
I know.
But Oscar swore she wanted it too.
He swore they both wanted it.
And I couldn't believe
that my brother was capable
It's like I didn't want to know.
You know, I
I He was my brother! I
I chose to believe him.
I had to believe in something.
Oh, Débora.
I'm sorry,
but I have to say this.
I understand,
but unfortunately
you didn't defend your friend,
and you
protected a rapist.
I know that.
Now I know that.
I didn't trust Liana.
My best friend.
And now she told Marcos everything,
and I don't know what to do.
-But you don't have to be embarrassed.
-Yeah, but I'm paying the price
because my only nephew hates me.
Tell me.
How do we fix a something
that can't be fixed?
You accused me. You really hurt me.
And I know I was wrong,
that I lied to you too, but
I had to do that for my sons.
And that was after.
You didn't believe me from the beginning.
And now you want me to believe you?
If it wasn't for Marcos,
would we be here talking?
That's true.5
I want to try to get close to my nephew.
I lost everything.
I've only had losses in all of this.
I lost my best friend.
I lost my brother.
And I don't want to lose my nephew.
Look at me, Liana.
What do I have? I
I don't know how I found the courage
to come here and talk to you.
My girlfriend insisted.
She is an incredible woman.
You've met her. She worked at the bar.
After a really long time,
I'm in love again.
Thank God.
I'm happy for you.
Thank you.
Let me try to get close to Marcos? Please.
I'm going to do everything differently.
I'll own up to all my mistakes.
By the way
I want to apologize.
I'm sorry.
Can you forgive me?
Time flies.
They are 18 already.
I worry that I'll mess everything up
with my child.
I don't know. I'm afraid of screwing up.
Hey, Inácio.
I'll have to learn how to be a grandpa.
I've never changed a diaper in my life.
You can't learn all at once.
Want to get it right from the start?
It's impossible.
Every day will bring a new discovery,
a new experience for you.
You'll be the best dad in the world.
I know.
Inácio would help with the delivery.
-If I don't pass out.
-You won't pass out.
Hold Bia's hand.
After all, she'll be doing all the work.
You're meant to be happy, Inácio.
It's gonna be fine.
Yeah. Happiness is a choice, isn't it?
And an achievement too, right, Ms. Sílvia?
What about you, Vicente?
Wanna share your achievement with us?
Yes! We finally managed
to book our trip to Bahia!
Oh my God.
Love before work.
Look at that!
Everything at the right time.
May our journey be eternal
for as long as it lasts.
Oh, excuse me, everyone.
-It looks beautiful.
-Lunch with your girlfriend's parents.
It's getting serious, huh?
Yeah, Mom insisted on it.
-Cool, huh?
Yeah, you really have to celebrate.
You're going to college
with your girlfriend.
Who knows? Maybe one day it will be me.
But you're doing better.
You're playing ball already.
What's up?
-Happy birthday, honey.
-Happy birthday, Marcos.
-What's up?
Liana, thank you.
For the support and affection
you're giving Júlia.
-Life takes so many twists and turns.
-That's true.
I know.
We'll say hello to the birthday boys.
-Of course! This way, please.
-Excuse us.
Happy birthday!
Can you believe they are 18 already?
-Thank you, Sérgio.
-Mission accomplished?
They'll always be my babies.
Is Mateus going to Tomás's wedding?
I think he has to go.
It's his father's wedding.
Did he have the audacity to invite you?
I want them to be happy far away from me.
Hey, let's go!
It's time!
Boom, bang, hooray!
Marcos! Mateus!
Who will it be?
Who will Mateus marry?
That depends
Did you make a wish?
That depends
If Júlia wants to
And she said yes!
She said yes
-Come on, Vicente!
-It never ends!
Enough already!
-Thank you, Mom.
-Happy birthday, honey.
Thank you.
-Be happy.
-Thank you, Mom.
-Happy birthday.
-Thank you, Vicente.
I can't believe you sang
"Happy Birthday" already.
No worries.
You arrived just in time.
We lost reception on the road.
Anyway, I can't drive without the app.
You know Eudora, right?
-Yes. How are you?
-How are you?
We've met before.
Thank you for inviting me.
I'm happy you're here.
Me too.
-May I go?
-Go talk to him.
What's up, Débora?
-How are you?
-Happy birthday.
I'm happy to be here.
Look, I know my mom forgave you, but
I'm still
I'm not part of your family.
I understand.
And I respect you.
But I'd like you to remember
that I'm not Oscar.
And I really want us to try.
Why do you try so hard?
What do you want from me?
I want to spend more time
with you, Marcos!
I wanna be your aunt.
You're my only nephew.
I will be your aunt. Your cool aunt.
Your awesome aunt.
Fun. I'm really nice.
Actually, I could also be an aunt
to you and Mateus,
because I have a huge heart.
Can we try?
Is it me, or do I see
a black cloud over your head?
I'm relieved. I feel lighter.
But I miss Dante.
Call him, Liana. Ask him to come back.
He moved to be closer
to his daughter's mother.
It's good for them. I understand.
Do you know if they're back together?
I don't know.
But he hasn't called.
Maybe he's waiting for you to call him.
Like he did so many times for you.
You're silly.
Too much, right?
It's okay.
I think I'm gonna put
these things here for us.
-Hi, Ana.
-Hi, Liana.
How are you? We are at my mom's house.
She's cooking.
And how are you?
I'm good.
My mother enrolled me
in an art class at MASP.
The classes are really cool.
That's great. I'm happy for you.
Where's your dad?
Oh, my dad?
He's good. He's in the bedroom.
He can't talk right now. I'm sorry.
We can talk some other time. Kisses, okay?
Ana, did you answer
your father's phone again?
He let me play on it.
-Okay. And who was it?
-Wrong number.
Oh, cake, huh?
So, Dante?
How was your post-graduate exam?
Hi, Dad.
I don't mean to brag, but I killed it.
It was about João Cabral de Melo Neto.
Really, I love living here.
I never want to go back.
-So? Should we listen to the heartbeat?
One hundred and forty. Great heartbeat.
Give me your hand.
What is this?
It's a
It's a 3D print of your baby.
He has his mother's nose. Good for him.
But I also think he looks like grandma.
Thank you for the gift. Really.
We're gonna spend the night at Inácio's.
If we survive this wedding.
We'll have fun. Dance.
Inácio is a great DJ. It will be fun.
Yeah, try to have fun.
Please send my love to your aunt.
Hurry up, we're late.
Tomás, no!
It's bad luck to see
the bride before the wedding.
-Please, Tomás.
-Cláudia, stop.
I'm done with bad luck.
Everything now makes me stronger.
Let me look at you. Come here, let me see.
Come here.
That's it. Put that down.
Put that down.
You look beautiful.
A queen.
Come here.
You didn't like them?
That's beautiful, honey.
May I come in?
I made plans with Débora to stop by.
Are you going to the wedding?
That freak show
that the murderer announced online?
No, I'm not going.
But my brother will.
You look like my son.
This gun is not mine.
It was your father's.
I'll wait for Débora in the living room.
Excuse me.
My grandson!
May I call you that?
If you want.
The man who killed my son
can't go on living
as if nothing had happened.
I'm going to rest now.
Your aunt will be here soon.
Get some good rest.
I'm so happy you're here.
I'm so glad you came.
Did you talk to Dad? I did it on purpose.
I was late so you two could talk.
He's not doing well,
but now that he has a grandson,
he'll cheer up.
Look, Débora,
I know we agreed on all this,
but I don't think I want
to come here all the time.
I know. I'm sorry.
I get anxious.
So, tell me. What did you two talk about?
Nothing. He said he was going to rest.
To rest? Dad?
Where are you?
Did you see him leave?
Where are you?
-He took the gun.
-What gun?
Oscar's gun.
Please take your seats.
We are all witnesses at this moment.
That's odd.
She's wearing earrings just like the ones
Liana had at her wedding.
Are you sure, Sílvia?
Yes, I helped Tomás
pick them out at the time.
friends and family.
I, Tomás Rosenthal, take you
Cláudia Aguilar,
to be my lawfully wedded wife.
I promise to love you, to respect you,
for better, for worse,
in sickness and in health
Do you see him?
-For richer, for poorer
to love, to cherish,
until death do us part.
With the consent of both of you
and by the power vested in me
by the State,
I now pronounce you husband and wife.
Wishing you happiness.
Get out of my way! Get out!
-Don't do that! Stop!
-Out of my way!
-Dad, don't do that!
-You'll be happy in hell! Son of a bitch!
-Put the gun down, César.
-You killed my son, now I'll kill you.
Don't do that!
Don't shoot.
He's my brother's dad.
If you do that, you will kill me.
Don't shoot.
Get out of my way, Marcos.
I won't.
César, don't shoot.
Don't do that.
Drop the gun, Grandpa.
Drop the gun.
I'll take him.
I'll take him. I got it.
Dad, let's go.
It will be fine.
Guys, calm down.
I'm okay.
Are you okay?
-Are you okay, Mateus?
-Yes. Marcos, are you okay?
Come here, sit down.
It's alright.
It's alright, honey. Just
Who is this man, Tomás?
He's crazy. He's a lunatic.
-I'm really sorry.
-We'll talk later, Tomás.
Of course, Congressman.
Sure, Congressman. Of course.
Of course.
Well, boy, you saved my life.
Thank you for that.
I know I wasn't a good dad,
but eventually
you'll understand my reasons.
I don't want to understand shit.
I didn't do it for you.
I just want to move on with my life.
I'll take that as forgiveness.
I also forgive you
for all the suffering you've caused me.
I'm gonna go.
-I'll go with you, Marcos.
-You're staying, Mateus.
It's important to me that you stay.
Stay here too, please, Marcos
Just for a bit longer.
Please. We'll leave together soon.
Please sit down too, Dad.
I want to talk to you.
You really care about the truth,
don't you, Dad?
I worry about my family.
Family is very important to me,
and I think that
I think you don't know what that means.
A family can be related by blood.
It can be by choice, when you get married.
When you adopt a child.
Marcos and I came
into this world together.
And I'm very grateful
to my mother for that,
because she did everything
to keep us together.
But I don't think you know who I am, Dad.
You don't know Marcos
is a big part of my life.
When someone is against Marcos,
they're against me.
If someone hurts Marcos,
they're hurting me too.
If someone despises him,
they're also despising me.
If you can't love Marcos,
I don't care about your love.
You always screwed up, Dad.
You say that Marcos
destroyed your life? Marcos?
Marcos always loved you.
More than anything.
You were the one who destroyed your life!
You did that!
-Mateus, it's better to finish this
-No, it's not!
Because now it's my turn to talk.
I'll tell our story my way!
You like to speak
on behalf of the family, don't you?
You confidently advocate for truth.
Your truth is that you're always right,
even though you're not.
You're not. You're wrong.
You made a mistake.
You made a mistake,
and you keep making mistakes.
You can't understand
that there is no Marcos without Mateus,
there is no Mateus without Marcos.
Marcos is a part of me.
I don't wanna see you anymore.
I never want to see you again.
Let's go, Liana?
Three, two, one.
My name is Liana Azevedo,
and I'm here to tell my story.
For a long time,
I thought this was just my story.
But I was wrong.
Today I know how important it is to speak
and share what happened to me.
Because maybe I can help other women
who experienced situations
similar to mine.
Eighteen years ago,
all I wanted was to be a mother.
I was married to Tomás Rosenthal.
In the meantime,
I was a victim of sexual abuse
and became the subject of a rare case
called heteropaternal superfecundation.
I got pregnant with twins.
-Tomás, look at this.
-Two boys.
One was my husband's son,
and the other was the abuser's.
I couldn't say, "I was raped."
I felt
In the beginning I was afraid.
Afraid of what people would say.
Afraid of judgment.
Sometimes we want to avoid pain.
No pain will be greater
than bearing this torment.
No pain will be greater
than hiding this from people.
No pain will be greater than
being silent.
-Don't be silent. Speak up.
Dad, what's going on?
I've been calling you.
Honey, I'm sorry.
I was watching something and
What is Liana doing on the Internet?
She's telling a story.
Ana, Liana is very special.
She called you.
What? She did?
What do you mean? Why didn't you tell me?
Oh, you were in the bedroom,
and the phone was out here.
Dad, I don't want to leave.
I want to live here, with Mari and my mom.
We're not leaving.
-Do you remember our deal?
-I do.
-Do you really?
-I do.
Have I ever not done what we agreed?
I like Liana.
Me too. I
I really like Liana.
-My name is Patrícia.
-Look, Liana.
-I was raped at Oscar's bar.
-This girl knew Oscar.
Oscar saw what was happening,
but didn't try to defend me,
didn't try to help me.
At the time, I was called a liar,
and no one believed me.
Today, after so long,
I have the courage to speak up.
I was completely humiliated
by the lawyers who defended
the man who raped me.
Tomás Rosenthal's law firm.
The same man who was married to Liana
and who is always attacking her
on social media.
Many women are discussing the video.
the person responsible
for defending this man.
Come here.
Tomás never believed
what happened to his ex-wife.
Júlia, show me what you got.
-You want to see my skills?
-Of course.
Look at that.
-Here she comes.
-Two players and a goalkeeper. Ready?
-Oh my God.
-What is that?
-You lost it. Go, Júlia.
-Oh my God.
-She can do it.
-Get out!
-Don't let.
-Oh my God.
You're a good player.
-You played well.
I'm tired.
I've been thinking.
I don't think I'm going to Law School.
What are you gonna do?
Physical Education.
-Really, Marcos?
-That's cool.
Very cool.
That's perfect for you.
I agree, man.
That's where I made a mistake.
A big mistake.
I lied for many years.
And to many people
who suffered because of that.
But when I was able to tell my story,
something different happened.
Inside of me too.
Because I was embraced.
I was embraced by my children,
by other women
and I hope that our voices
continue to be heard,
that they continue inspiring
so many other voices out there.
Each story is a story.
I am Liana Azevedo,
and today I told you mine.
Thank you.
Thank you for being here.
I'm so proud I could die.
Please don't die. Now?
Because I want you to live much longer.
I want to live too.
I liked to talk.
I'm glad you convinced me.
Let's say it was a clever move.
I wanted to see you.
You don't mind dating long-distance?
That's how life intended it.
How could I resist?
That's right. Almost there.
Almost there.
Push, Bia. Push.
Almost there. You're almost done, honey.
-Liana? The baby is here.
-The baby is here?
Inácio, it's a girl.
-It's a beautiful girl.
-A girl?
She's beautiful. She has a lot of hair.
-Is she in front of me?
-Yes, honey.
Sílvia, I can't believe it.
That's wonderful news.
As soon as I finish here,
I'll go meet her.
I'm so happy.
Happy for my son, for me, for you.
Finally, some good times.
By the way, your book has arrived.
I bought it online, I'm no fool.
-I got it too.
-The cover, right?
The publisher said
there's gonna be a big launch,
there will be a book signing.
I'm nervous. I'm anxious already.
Enjoy it. Enjoy it, my friend,
because this is your moment.
"I was raped."
"I take responsibility
for all the decisions I made."
"I did everything for Mateus
and Marcos to be together."
Blah, blah, blah.
I'm going to write a book too.
A fancier version.
You had too much to drink.
The Congressman called. It's best
if you don't answer in this condition.
he doesn't want you
to go back to the office.
The son of a bitch fired me.
Liana's book is causing issues.
But time passes, people forget.
One day at a time, honey.
You have your work with the inmates.
You are a leader.
You have your channel.
That's what matters.
Who decides what matters
It's me.
It's not her.
It's not you.
It's me.
Tomás, I did everything
for us to be together.
The four of us.
I did everything for us to be together.
I loved you.
I loved you very much.
That's a lie.
You're a phony.
You're a phony and a liar.
You're a floozy.
You're right.
Get out of here.
You're always right.
Get out of my face.
You're always right.
-Get out of here.
-Always right.
-You're always right.
-Get out of here.
-Get out of here.
-You're always right.
-Always right.
-Get out.
Who's gonna give me the joker?
Let's see.
It's not even my turn.
-Marcos! Mateus!
-Marcos, wake up.
The house is on fire! Open the door.
-Open the door!
-It's locked. Did you lock this shit?
-Where is the key?
-No, I didn't.
-Where's the key to the door?
-I don't know!
-It's fucking locked!
-Go out the window.
It's on fire, Mom.
The window is on fire, Mom.
-Did you lock it, man?
-No, I didn't.
It wasn't me.
Mom, help!
-Call the fire department.
My house.
My house is on fire. Quick!
Talk to me!
Marcos! Mateus!
Come on.
Come, Mateus!
Go to the bathroom.
Get all the towels under the sink wet.
Mateus, look at me.
Take this mattress out of here.
Get it up.
Come on.
Here, son.
We'll cover ourselves with a towel.
Cover your body. Put it on your heads.
We'll go together, okay?
Towel on your heads.
One, two, three!
Go! Quick!
My house is
The whole house
Don't move.
Hands up.
Evil will never win.
Come on, hands up!
Evil will never win.
In the world of lies,
there is no forgiveness!
In the world of lies,
there is only oblivion!
And the only way, the only way,
to bring our lives back
is the truth.
Long live the truth!
-Long live the truth!
Now you're gonna play ball, right?
He's relentless, Liana.
Really? You're going too?
Of course.
Oh my God.
Come on, Mateus.
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