10 scenes of Carlos as a loving and protective Kuya to Feliz in “Dirty Linen”

The Fiero family will kill for money and status, but they will never betray each other – Leona (Janice de Belen) is an exception maybe. But for the other members of this clan, we saw them save each other from mess when needed. Barring the criminal record of this family, we can sense that Carlos (John Arcilla) is a good and caring brother to Feliz (Angel Aquino). Check out this Kapamilya Toplist from Dirty Linen showing he will go to great lengths to protect her.

He is ready to ward off harsh parental criticism, even if that means he might be in trouble with their mom Doña Cielo (Tessie Tomas). In one scene, the matriarch called for an emergency meeting to look into their company’s losses allegedly caused by their thieving staff, who Carlos already had investigated. Doña Cielo was surprised by the sudden news, with Feliz claiming that their mother missed some parts of the discussion. The old lady, of course, was offended and mad, so Carlos had to butt in and help Feliz take half the blame. The sibling tandem was so solid, all Doña Cielo managed to say was, “Sige, magsama kayong magkapatid na magagaling.”

Carlos understands Feliz even in her quiet moments. And whenever he senses her pain, he’s there to lighten up the load. In one scene, Feliz opened up about her feelings of hurt and neglect, saying she feels empty as Doña Cielo never showed her trust and love. Feliz said she feels alone, to which Carlos rebutted, “Nandito ako. Kasama kita.”

He will march with his sister to hell if needed, evinced when he didn’t pull away during one of her darkest moments. If not for her, Carlos would shun (or maybe kill) Ador (Epy Quizon) after the latter’s porn business was exposed. But, out of sympathy and love for Feliz, he cleaned up the mess himself by burning down Ador’s secret red room. He then lectured her about being gullible, then backpedaled, “I got your back. Ikaw lang ang matigas ang ulo.” Is that what we call tough love? 

Here comes another hassle. Feliz found herself buried in debt due to gambling, owning Hector (Ping Medina) 50 million pesos. Then, here comes ‘kuya’ to the rescue. Though disappointed, Carlos did his best to get Feliz out of trouble by producing the lump sum she needed. Cunning, he secretly ordered his men to take the money from Hector, but his plan backfired when another group – that of Mila (Janine Gutierrez) – took one bag containing 20 million pesos.

Carlos faced Hector on his sister’s behalf and didn’t let him step on any of their family members, especially their kids. He ordered the safety of their children Chiara (Francine Diaz), Clint (Raven Rigor), and Tonet (Xyriel Manabat) while he fixes the problem.

That way, he proved that when all hell breaks loose, he will stick by Feliz. He also demanded Feliz to seek professional help for her gambling addiction, which she dismissed.

For Feliz, there is a sense of security and comfort in knowing she has a brother to rely on in times of difficulty.

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