Since Marissa (Jodi Sta. Maria)’s feisty comeback from jeopardy, she only had one goal – to take everything from her former best friend Ellice (Iza Calzado) who she blames for all her past miseries. And when she declared to take ‘everything,’ she meant including Ellice’s husband, Gabriel (Sam Milby). Luck seems to tail Marissa behind as she moves further and a lot closer to stealing the man.
The scorned woman is a secret drama queen and she makes sure to hatch perfectly plotted schemes. Is there a better way to win Gabriel than share an intimate moment with him and get pregnant after? When Baby Jacob arrived, Marissa knew she can wrap Gabriel around her fingers. She uses the child to win his attention and affection.
There was an instance when Marissa acted in need of a chaperone for Jacob’s check-up, making sure that Gabriel would hear about her problem. She knew Gabriel would volunteer to help her bring the child to the doctor. Them going to the clinic sparked images of a happy little family. But Marissa was quick to clarify that Gabriel isn’t the father, feigning innocence in her reaction.
Little by little, she saw Gabriel growing more concerned about the child. He rushed to her house upon learning that Jacob was sick. While she was surprised, Marissa secretly loved to see Gabriel worried over them. Finally, she spilled the truth about Jacob’s father when Gabriel tried to stop her from buying shares from Ellice’s company.
The temptation got more intense when they were tasked to create a presentation to win a potential client for Cenidoza Pearls. They worked closely and pulled an all-nighter at the office, much to Marissa’s advantage. Her devious plans are without a doubt working well. While they’re cooped up inside the office, Marissa would act a little tease. She was caught leaning closer to and stealing glances of him, and massaging her aching leg knowing that he is looking.
Gabriel was evidently affected, although he always makes an effort to resist temptation. However, he failed to gaze at Marissa with amusement as they rehearsed for the presentation.
When Gabriel dozed off in a chair, Marissa watched him sleep and brought her hands to his body. All the while giving in to the heat, flashbacks of their one-night stand visit her mind.
The meeting was successful. They landed a business deal with the client. Marissa and Gabriel hugged each other out of joy. She indeed knows how to make him smile just by the mere mention of her mother’s special rice cake recipe. They exchanged gratitude and have addressed each other as ‘partner’ since then.
As she moves to her next step, Marissa tries to win Gabriel’s family. She continues to take advantage of Ellice’s strained relationship with the Villarosas, to gain a point over her rival. Marissa attended Helena (Jenny Jamora)’s birthday party and enjoyed their company, leading to a family picture with her, Gabriel, and Baby Jacob in the middle.
Prepare for more ‘gigil’ courtesy of the vengeful Marissa in Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.