As what a famous song says, love moves in mysterious ways.
Arguably, most of us have our respective ideal scenarios that we wish to happen the moment we meet the person who is going to be our future lover. However, the universe sometimes has its own magical and unpredictable plan to lead our paths to that someone we are really meant to be with.
Just like the awe-inspiring couple whose love journey we have devotedly watched every afternoon on the series Asintado for almost nine months – Ana Dimasalang (Julia Montes) and Gael Ojeda (Paulo Avelino).
Ana was a courageous, trustworthy, and independent young woman who used to work as a paramedic in a crisis support organization. On the other hand, Gael is a lawyer who is the lovechild of the corrupt Senator Salvador del Mundo (Nonie Bunecamino) to his reliable and equally cunning assistant Miranda Ojeda (Lorna Tolentino).
Although they came from different walks of life, their paths still intertwined literally by accident. Just when they thought that it was another ordinary day at work for the both of them, a disaster paved their ways towards each other. That day, Ana and her team was deployed in the opening of the mining site owned by Gael’s family.
A few minutes after the ceremony, when Gael and some of his underlings were already inside the cave, an earthquake suddenly occurred which left him unconscious. Fortunately, Ana was there to his rescue and safely moved him out of danger.
Perhaps smitten by her beauty and the way she took care of him, Gael didn’t let their connection to simply end there as he requested for her to be his personal nurse until he felt better. But as days went by, from only having mere client relationship, their feelings for each other grew into something romantic.
Despite Miranda objecting to their affair, they still pursued it until an unforeseen incident separated them, and this led to the marriage of Gael to his childhood friend Samantha del Mundo (Shaina Magdayao), the foster child of Salvador and Hillary (Agot Isidro) who happened to be the estranged biological sister of Ana.
As she already knew that the real culprits behind the murder plot against her were the senator and his trusted aide, Ana vowed to seek revenge with the help of the vigilante group spearheaded by Celeste (Cherry Pie Picache).
In order to seamlessly accomplish their secret plan, she was obliged to take on the identity of the demised heiress and Xander’s ex-flame, Stella Dela Torre-Guerrero who was her spitting image. But despite the complicated situation, Ana and Gael weren’t able to control their unwavering love for one another, thus their romance got rekindled and they got married.
Just when they thought that it’s going to be a happily ever after for them, plus there’s a baby on the way, Salvador’s greed for power and money proved them wrong as Gael got accidentally killed by his dad’s henchmen in an ambush actually intended for Anna and Samantha.
While their love story might have ended tragically, the couple certainly inspired us to fight not only for what is right and just, but also to do everything to save your relationship amidst the challenges that would come your way.
Find out if Ana is going to finally achieve the happiness she truly deserves by not missing the remaining episodes of Asintado, weekdays after It’s Showtime on Kapamilya Gold.