In the 22nd week of Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin, we’re able to witness several rounds of intense showdowns not just between Marissa (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Ellice, but their respective moms Lucing (Maricel Soriano) and Belen (Rita Avila) as well.
Marissa’s former bodyguard Blue (Nicco Antonio), who’s now already in-charge with Lucing, is also seemingly sparking a silent competition with her new aide Avel (Joseph Marco) as he felt jealous over her preference to him.
While Ellice and Gabriel (Sam Milby) had misunderstandings again, the bond of fake siblings Jake (Grae Fernandez) and Hope (Kira Balinger) is getting tighter and sweeter in each episode.
Revisit the happenings in last week’s run of Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin via this linyahan feature!
Prior to the hearing of the case filed by Ellice to Marissa, Doña Adelina Guevarra (Carla Martinez) and Belen (Rita Avila) had a little squabble inside the comfort room.
“I’ve heard great stories about you,” the former said.
“I’m sure they’re all good stories,” the latter retorted.
“I’d rather not say.”
“Nandito ka para suportahan si Marissa? Kumusta naman si Lucing? Mabuti na lang wala siya rito para hindi niya makita ang pagkatalo ng anak niya.”
“I hate to be the judge of that. Pero mukhang pupulutin kayo sa kangkungan. You’re just for it anyway.”
As the hearing went on, Marissa admitted buying the shares of several board members, yet she denied coercing them. However, Doña Adelina owned up to it by saying that it was actually her idea to blackmail them.
Worried about her boss’ plight once convicted, Marissa attempted to stop Doña Adelina. But she asked her not to since the worst punishment that she could get is probably house arrest for few weeks. Besides, she also has connections who could help her. Instead, she told Marissa that the only thing she could wish for in return is for her to “deliver Ellice’s head in a platter” to her.
As she finally learned about the whole truth behind everything that happened in the past between their families through her late father’s letter, Marissa couldn’t help but be emotional.
“Masakit na malaman na tama ang kutob ko. Pagkatapos ng mahabang panahon, tama ang paniniwala ko – na may inagaw ang mga Ceñidoza na tunay na para sa atin. Kaya, ‘nay, ‘yong mga paninilbihan na ginawa ninyo, ‘yong sakripisyo, ‘yong utang na loob, ‘yong loyalty natin, dapat ‘di natin ibinigay sa kanila,” she tearfully stated.
Marissa then went on to tell Lucing (Maricel Soriano) regarding her presumption that Ellice and Cesar (Simon Ibarra) have something to do with the disappearance of the pertinent documents left by her dad and the threat in the life of Lucing. Thus, she vowed to make the Ceñidozas pay.
“Lalaban tayo, ‘nay. Lalaban tayo. Magbabayad sila,” she promised her mother.
In their conversation at her office after the hearing, Adelina told Marissa not to be sad about her current situation and reminded her of the promise she made.
“Huwag kang malungkot para sa akin. Soon, I’ll be reunited with my son. Ang tagal na rin akong nalayo sa kanya. Kaya importante sa’kin na kapag nakaharap ko na siya, napaghigantihan ko na siya,” she started off.
Then she added, “Nangako ka sa akin, Marissa. Sabi mo, pagsisilbihan mo ako at handa kang pumatay para sa akin. Ilang beses ko nang niligtas ang buhay mo. It’s the least you can do for me before I die. Gusto kong malaman mo na ‘pag hindi mo ginawa ‘to, mapipilitan akong gawin sa anak ni Ellice ang ginawa niya sa anak ko.”
Meanwhile, Marissa’s son Jake (Grae Fernandez) was having a fun bonding time with his “father” Gabriel (Sam Milby) and his “half-sister” Hope (Kira Balinger). As they all stared at a painting that seem to signify them, Jake suddenly uttered, “Kahit may mga problema tayo, everything seems bearable dahil magkakasama tayo,” which apparently touched their hearts.
They were supposed to have a round of dessert, but Gabriel had to attend to an emergency so he had to leave his children in each other’s company going home. Unfortunately, Jake’s car broke down that caused the delay of their arrival at the Cenidoza’s residence. Yet, both him and Hope were still happy to be able to bond with one another longer.
Unbeknownst to them, a looming threat was just around the corner as a henchman of Adelina called to tell her that he spotted her with Marissa’s son.
As she failed to contact Hope, Ellice immediately went to Marissa’s house to confront her about her child.
“Kapag may nangyaring masama sa anak ko, mananagot sa akin ang anak mo,” she warned Marissa.
“Bakit ba pinag-iinitan mo na lang lagi ang anak ko?” Marissa fiercely responded to her.
“Dahil alam kong ginagamit mo siya para gantihan ako.”
“Talaga? O iniipit mo siya dahil alam mong hindi mo ako kayang labanan?”
This caused an altercation between Ellice and Gabriel, with the former being more decided on getting Jake out of Hope’s life, to which the latter highly disagreed. Thus, she did what Belen probably advised her to do – to file a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Jake.
Upon reading the court order the next day, Marissa unhesitatingly confronted Ellice at her office due to anger.
“Ellice, bakit mo dinadamay ang anak ko sa laban natin?”
“Dahil anak mo ang naglagay sa anak ko sa panganib. Kaya gagawin ko ang lahat para protektahan ang anak ko at ilayo siya sa anak mo.”
“Bakit hindi mo kausapin ang asawa mo? E siya ang may gustong magkalapit ang dalawang bata?”
“Siya lang ba talaga? Hindi ba’t ikaw ang may gusto na mapalapit sila dahil ginagamit mo ang anak mo para mapalapit sa asawa ko?”
“Be careful, Ellice. Kung sa tingin mo na ako ang sumisira ng pamilya mo, nagkakamali ka. Sa inaasal mong ‘yan, I don’t even have to lift a finger. Ikaw ang gumagawa no’n. Ikaw ang magiging dahilan kung bakit lalayo ang loob ng asawa at anak mo sa’yo.”
And it seems that Marissa was talking sense as it indeed stirred another dispute between Ellice and Gabriel, which delighted Belen.
The following day, it was Ellice’s turn to receive a subpoena after Marissa filed a case against her, with regards to the validity of the Cenidozas ownership of their company. This infuriated her and vowed to defeat her anew inside the court.
After her conversation with Ellice, Belen went on to meet with Cesar to ask for his assistance regarding their new trouble. But when he asked her about the contents of the documents his henchman Red (Manuel Chua) was able to take away from Lucing, she found it difficult to ‘fess up.
“Kung gusto mong tulungan kita, kailangan malaman ko ang buong katotohanan para alam ko kung anong klaseng baraha ang lalaruin ko,” Cesar told her.
As their paths crossed along one of the hallways of the courthouse, Belen and Lucing, along with their daughters, had a brief clash.
“Talagang ‘di kayo titigil, ‘no? Hanggang ngayon, pinipilit n’yo pa rin angkinin ang hindi naman inyo. E pareho lang kayo. Para kayong lintang dikit ng dikit at sinisipsip ang dugo ng pamilya namin,” Belen started off.
“Huwag mo akong mapanga-pangaralan tungkol sa pang-aagaw. Dahil sa ating dalawa, alam mo kung sino ang mang-aagaw. Ipokrita!” Lucing fiercely retorted and went on to slap her hard.
Both of them proceeded to the hearing, wherein the daughter of Lamberto Fernandez, who’s the sole witness when her father confessed what he knew about Jorge (Lito Pimentel) and Nestor’s (Allan Paule) negotiation decades ago.
As the case got dismissed and the judge favored Ellice and Belen, Lucing couldn’t help but be emotional. Thus, Marissa consoled her by saying, “Hindi pa tapos ‘to, ‘nay. Nagsisimula pa lang tayo.”
On the other hand, Belen and Ellice were celebrating their victory at their house.
“Thank you. You just came back at a perfect time,” Ellice told her mom.
“I’m glad to be back. Hindi ko sila hahayaang apihin ka. And now, we have two wins against them,” Belen delightfully uttered.
“Pero ‘wag tayong papakasiguro, Ma. Kilala ko si Marissa, hindi magpapatalo ‘yon. At hindi siya titigil hangga’t hindi niya nakukuha ang gusto niya.”
“I can’t wait to see them try.”
As Lucing blamed herself for not listening to what her daughter had been telling her before, Marissa assured her that the battle isn’t over yet and that they’ll continue to seek justice. “’Nay, nagsisimula pa lang ang laban. Gagawin ko ang lahat para mabawi natin ang lahat ng inagaw nila kay tatay noon. Makakamit natin ang hustisya.”
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