Ruffo gets a valuable piece of information from the secretary of the 13th contractor, Ricardo Bretch; Verena and Guilhome are under investigation.
Vander's illegal wiretap pays off; when Ibrahim's new venture gets off to a poor start, his money-hungry wife makes a fatal error.
Ruffo gets a surprise when he visits his wife at the ranch; he later makes a deal with Maria Tereza, who is followed home after picking up her son.
Disciplined as ever, Bretch gets to work on a plan and gives his wife instructions; to find Ibrahim, Ruffo follows another trail that Luz Maria has left.
Following the cigarette lead, Ruffo heads to Paraguay; when Guilhome learns Ruffo is pursuing Ibrahim alone, he sets out to locate him and bring him back.
Verena finds herself at Ibrahim's mercy; when Eva is unable to convince Bretch to talk before Ibrahim does, she calls a political ally to seek help.
When Tom Carvalho tells Verena and the DA's office about shady deals involving former President Gino, Rigo issues orders that ignite a firestorm among the public.
Rigo cannot ignore the new wiretap recording; the prospect of Thames becoming president spurs Verena to find a way to break Bretch's silence.