Teto and Paula are back with the second installment of Rich in Love. After all the deceit and drama that unfolded in Rich in Love, Teto and Paula finally reunited in the end. But are they still together? Well, yes. They are still together and madly in love with each other. But problems start in paradise when Paula decides to resume working as a volunteer doctor in the Amazon. Bidding goodbye to Paula was not easy for Teto, and he was ready to do whatever it took to keep her close. Not only was his love life in trouble, but business at “Teto Fresco” was not going too well. His father decided not to renew the contract between ‘Trancoso Tomatoes’ and ‘Teto Fresco.’ The co-op started by Teto, Igor, Alana, and Monique was not making a profit, and with ‘Trancoso Tomatoes’ refusing to buy their product, their business was in serious trouble.
‘Rich In Love 2’ Plot Summary: What Is The Film About?
Teto desperately wanted Paula to stay, and he asked his father to somehow convince Paula and her mentor, Dr. Tawan, to set up their project in Paty do Alferes instead of the Amazon. Paula could sense that Teto was behind the proposal. While the offer was generous, Dr. Tawan wanted to focus on the patients who were dependent on them in the Amazon. Teto’s father, Teodoro, offered to help their cause by connecting them with businessman Everaldo Coimbra. Coimbra worked at his father’s farm and used to be his right-hand man. His company, EverNorth, had recently become the largest producer of tomatoes in the north of Brazil. Teto watched his dream crush before his eyes as Teo provided Dr. Tawan and Paula with sponsorship to continue their work. There was no way to stop Paula, and the realization pained Teto.
When Teo declared that he would not resume the contract his company had with ‘Teto Fresco,’ Teto tried to come up with a plan to save his co-op. Tomatoes were produced in abundance in the southeast, so Teto decided to take his business to the Amazon. The decision was partly to save the company but mostly to stay close to Paula. Teto arrived at Paula’s medical camp on her birthday in a decorated steamer boat. Paula struggled to put up with Teto’s overbearing nature. She wanted to focus on her work instead of dealing with her boyfriend’s insecurity and tantrums. When Paula left the settlement to visit another community, Teto decided it was the right time to chase her and propose to her. But as luck would have it, his speedboat ran out of batteries. As Teto tried to find his way through the forest, he tripped and fell over. Members from the indigenous community helped Teto recover. The accident allowed Teto to look beyond his selfish needs and focus on finding a solution that would help his business and benefit the indigenous community as well.
What Was Teto’s New Business Plan?
When Everaldo Coimbra offered to buy Teto Fresco, Igor and Monique decided to accept it. But Teto was not on board with their plan. He was not ready to let go of the business for money, but for Igor and Monique, selling the company was the next logical step. Teto requested that Igor and Monique give him a week to come up with a proposal that would help revive their business; if he failed, he would allow them to sell the company. Teto’s plan was to create sustainable agroforestry by making a ‘Teto Fresco’ co-op in partnership with the Hipanaa community. Teto had to win the trust of the Hipanaa community, and only then could he start building the co-op. He discussed his idea with Wunin, a member of the community who helped Teto heal from his injury. By farming tomatoes for the co-op, the community would not have to depend on working at the illegal mine. The money that the community would earn could help them fight for their land. While the idea was promising, he needed the approval of every leader that existed within the community. As an outsider, Teto had to first prove that he could become a part of the community. While Teto was initially lousy, Wunin helped him understand how his negligence was affecting everyone around him. She taught him the importance of learning to live as a collective. Teto was a spoiled brat who never had to care about others’ opinions, but as he started to live within the community, he realized the importance of listening to others and working together. After proving that he was worthy of becoming a part of the community, Teto was accepted by the leaders, and he was declared a member of the collective.
Who Was Behind Pawi’s Kidnapping? And Why?
After watching Teto evolve from a self-obsessed individual to someone who was ready to dedicate himself to the community, Paula chose to get back with him. Their romantic moment under the waterfall was interrupted when they heard faint screams. They noticed Wunin there and watched the people working at the mine from a distance. Paula noticed that the men were adding mercury to the deposits they collected, and she realized that it was the reason why most of the people in the community were rapidly falling ill. Community members who worked at the illegal mines knew the reason behind the sudden sickness, but they were helpless and chose to remain silent.
Teto noticed Everaldo arrive at the mine. As it turns out, Everaldo was not selling tomatoes for the price of gold; he was selling gold! The tomato business was simply a cover for the illegal mine. Everaldo planned on expanding the business, and he was bribing his way to get the regulations modified according to his interests. Teto’s partnership business idea was a threat to Everaldo, and that was the reason why he wanted to buy the company. Paula was surprised to see Dr. Tawan meet Everaldo in private. Since Tawan was trying to raise awareness about the impact of mercury on the community, Everaldo bribed him to maintain silence. He asked Tawan not to attract attention, at least until the mine was regulated and under law. Tawan accepted the money offered by Everaldo, further shocking Paula. Wunin later revealed that their community member, Pawi, was kidnapped by Everaldo’s men to force their community to move out of their land. They could either sacrifice their lives by staying, or abandon their sacred land.
‘Rich In Love 2’ Ending Explained: How Was Igor Related To Teto?
Igor and Monique were ready to accept Everaldo’s deal, but they wanted to wait for Teto’s approval. As they boarded the steamer boat, Teto, Paula, and Wunin climbed in and threatened Everaldo to ask his bodyguards not to react to the sudden hostage situation. Igor and Monique were clueless, so Paula discussed Everaldo’s illegal mining business to explain the ambush. The only way for Everaldo to escape the situation was by allowing Pawi to go free. Since Igor had introduced himself as Teto to win Everaldo’s trust, he asked Igor (who he thought was Teto) to somehow come to an understanding with Teto (who, according to Everaldo, was Igor). Teto admitted that he was Teto and not Igor, but he did not understand the secret that Everaldo was talking about. Igor informed Teto that, according to Everaldo, he was Teto’s uncle. Teto’s grandfather had a son out of wedlock, and Everaldo was the one who handed the baby over to the farm housekeepers to raise him. While Igor was not sure about Everaldo’s story, Teto decided to support him. He always considered Igor to be his brother, and he was elated upon finding out that they were indeed related.
Everaldo asked his men to release Pawi, but he refused to admit that he was at fault for investing in an illegal mine. Everaldo was convinced that someone someday would take advantage of the land, and he was not apologetic about the decisions he made. He pointed his gun at Teto and shot him for ruining his business. Tato fell into the water, and he was brought to Hipanaa to be treated. Meanwhile, when Dr. Tawan returned, Paula revealed that she knew about the bribery. Tawan showed Paula the video he had secretly shot during his conversation with Everaldo. He was not on Everaldo’s side; he simply wanted to show the world how corrupt Everaldo was. The video started to trend on social media platforms. Rich in Love comes to an end with the arrest of Everaldo five days after the release of the bribery video. Nine million dollars in cash were recovered from the operation. Teto, Paula, Igor, Alena and Monique were back at Paty do Alferas. The family gathered for Alena’s baby shower, and Teto’s father, Teodoro, recognized Igor as his half-brother. Even though it was awkward at first, they were all glad to be together as a family. Teodoro offered Igor to become the Vice President of the Trancoso company. Igor could not accept the offer because Alena wanted to continue working after giving birth, and he decided to look after their baby and focus on completing his college thesis. Teto asked Teo to consider Alena for the VP position, and he accepted his son’s proposal. Teto announced Monique as the CEO of ‘Teto Fresco.’ After starting the partnership, ‘Teto Fresco’ became a booming business.
At the end of Rich in Love, we find out that Teto was onto his next innovation after finding a sustainable way to keep ‘Teto Fresco’ afloat. When Wunin first met Teto, she mentioned having had golden tomatoes as a child. Teto was fascinated by the idea of golden tomatoes, and he decided to travel to the border where Wunin grew up to find a way to grow them. After spending a year apart, Paula headed to the border to find Teto. As it turns out, Teto was successful in growing back the golden tomatoes. Teto wanted his life to be purposeful, and finding solutions and innovations gave his life meaning. He intended on taking the golden tomatoes to Wunin and the community, and only if they agreed would he take the tomatoes around the globe. Paula realized that Teto was no longer the spoiled brat she once met. He was a lot more focused and dedicated. He found his identity without constantly relying on Paula to give his existence meaning. Paula was proud of him, and she fell in love with him all over again. Rich in Love ends on a happy note with the reunion of Paula and Teto. Teto needed to grow up, and life turned out to be his best teacher.