The recent events in Bagong Umaga have been shocking and heartbreaking. The agonizing death of Cai (Barbie Imperial) created a domino effect in the characters’ emotions and relationships. As we look back on the impact she left, let us also reminisce on the memories of Cai’s affecting transition from evil to good via this Kapamilya Toplist.
Barbie Imperial gives viewers behind-the-scenes sneak peek of her death scene in Bagong Umaga
They say that a person’s character is shaped by her environment. This is probably true in the case of Cai who used to be so entitled while living under the Veradona roof. She changed little by little when she finally embraced her biological parents Jose (Keempee de Leon) and Monica (Nikki Valdez).
Through Jose and Monica’s example, she learned the essence of forgiveness. It was moving to see Cai trying to cleanse away her sins through a tearful confession to Monica. She apologized for everything she’s done to Tisay (Heaven Peralejo) and assumed she’s unworthy of a second chance. But, then again, Monica’s judgment is always fair and driven by unconditional love. The loving mother said they might condemn Cai’s actions and let her suffer the consequences but that won’t make them love her any less.
In another scene, they visited the grave of Cai’s twin sibling to remind her that she is not a loser but their biggest miracle. Jose told Cai that a good heart is the only treasure they could give her.
Soon, Cai moved in with the Magbanuas. It might have been driven by a selfish, ulterior motive but she quietly fell in love with the simplicity. Jose and Monica’s big-heartedness was a vital agent of Cai’s transformation. In a scene, she had fun touring around their small community in Jose’s tricycle, and then she thought of buying a ‘pasalubong’ for Monica.
However, it wouldn’t be easy to completely eradicate the bitterness in one’s heart. In her anger towards Tisay, the helpless Cai was easily tempted to connive with Diana (Glydel Mercado). Their evil plan resulted in Gab (Ali Abinal)’s death. While she isn’t as innocent as she claims, Cai is truly sorry and saddened by what happened.
Cai passed the test of honesty when asked about her cheating scandal during her job interview. She owned up to her mistake and asked for a second chance to prove herself. For the first time, she displayed genuine humility.
However, traces of her past would continue to haunt her. She tried to step out of her deal with Diana but it was too late. In a conversation with Dodong (Yves Flores), she expressed her wish to start anew, clueless that it would be goodbye for the both of them. Dodong told her to forgive herself first to heal the past. He inched closer to kiss her.
What seemed like a hopeful beginning for Cai turned into a tragic end. How will the Magbanuas and Veradonas learn the truth? Don’t miss an episode of Bagong Umaga on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.