It is believed that dreams provide a mystifying insight into our minds or help us discover the truth about a situation we are in or foretell upcoming events. And since teleseryes reflect what happens in real-life, we’re also able to get a glimpse of what is running in the mind of a character or what to expect in future episodes through one’s dreams -- or even nightmares -- which are called dream sequences.
So, in this episode of Kapamilya Snaps, let’s revisit the sleepytime visions of the characters in the ABS-CBN teleseryes we’ve seen in the recent years that either blew our minds and warmed our hearts because of how realistic and well-paced they are.
Recently, avid viewers of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano were certainly shocked upon seeing longtime cast member John Prats, who plays the role of Jerome Girona, was suddenly killed off just outside the temporary hideout of Task Force Agila in Ilocos Sur.
He was shot point-blank in the head when he encountered a group of armed men while taking a stroll along the street. He pleaded to them and screamed for help to no avail and bathed in his own blood as he repeatedly uttered Cardo’s (Coco Martin) name. Much to our relief, he was only having a nightmare, which is probably brought by the anxiety he felt for being away from his family for a long time.
While that scene sent chills down our spines because of how horrifying it was, the dream of Cassie (Francine Diaz) in Kadenang Ginto was comparatively wonderful as she imagined the lovely wedding ceremony of her parents Romina (Beauty Gonzalez) and Robert (Albert Martinez), which everyone had been anticipating. However, what happened was the opposite as it turned out to be the worst day in their lives.
On the other hand, dreams made it possible for the characters in The Killer Bride (2019), Asintado (2018), Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit (2020) to reunite with their deceased loved ones.
In The Killer Bride, Emma (Janella Salvador) was haunted by her foster dad Fabio (Miko Raval) in her sleep to ask her to forgive her mom Camila (Maja Salvador) and help her in her predicament. The same went for Samantha (Shaina Magdayao) in Asintado as his late father Robert (Adrian Alandy), who she last saw when she was still a kid, visited her in her dream to ask her to reconcile with her sister Ana (Julia Montes).
Meanwhile, as Michael (RK Bagatsing) finally got to live with his daughter Mikmik (Sophia Reola) in Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, he also had the chance to be reunited with and talk to his deceased fiancée Ella (Kaye Abad) -- at least in a dream.
In Walang Hanggang Paalam (2020), Anton’s (Zanjoe Marudo) fear that his partner Celine (Angelica Panganiban) would leave him for her ex-husband Emman (Paulo Avelino) further grew because of a nightmare. And it’s actually what happened in the end.
And lastly, we were able to get a glimpse of what the characters aspire to do in Sino Ang Maysala? Mea Culpa (2019), Sana Dalawa ang Puso (2018), and Got To Believe (2013).
Out of her love for her adoptive daughter Leyna, Juris (Bela Padilla) will do anything to protect her in Sino Ang Maysala? Mea Culpa, even though it means killing her biological mother Fina (Jodi Sta. Maria).
It is also love that made Mona (Jodi Sta. Maria) want to topple down her rival Primera (Denise Laurel) in the heart of Martin (Richard Yap) at least in her dream in Sana Dalawa ang Puso.
The same goes for Joaquin (Daniel Padilla) in Got To Believe, who woke up from his deep slumber with a smile on his face as he imagined serenading the apple of his eye Chichay (Kathryn Bernardo).
Which of these teleserye dream sequences tricked you the most?