REVIEW: Epic Cardo-Joaquin final battle leaves viewers stunned in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”

Two thrilling, heart-pounding nights kept viewers at the edge of their seats.

Truly, people watching that epic final battle between Cardo (Coco Martin) and Joaquin (Arjo Atayde) on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano would not veer away from their TV sets that night.

But who could?

Coco and Arjo really outdid themselves in their fiery portrayals in those gripping scenes—from the time Joaquin abducted Alyana (Yassi Pressman) after her otherwise festive wedding to Cardo and Joaquin’s final confrontation on a wet, muddy garden.

This was a battle long anticipated and drawn out to end in such an epic manner. Viewers were stunned at the horrific violent exchange as they fought till the end.

All the outstanding creative elements of a gripping action scene were at play—intense acting, impressive fight choreography, arresting set design, exemplary visual effects, and splendid photography that kept viewers glued.

Even the serene yet striking chorale tunes in the musical score made the mood extra dramatic.

But, above all of these, characterizations and story development became the top draw as viewers were mesmerized with how the series reached this climactic turn.

While everyone cheered for their noble hero, it was the villain’s gruesome dramatization that earned much admiration. Arjo Atayde really made one final performance to remember with unspeakable evil that was awesomely portrayed. His depiction was never the cartoonish kontrabida but a moving despicable characterization people will never forget.

Of course, Coco still won our hearts with his driven, no-nonsense portrayal of Cardo, moreso in this physically demanding face-off. Definitely, his action hero persona will keep on and further define him as an artist.

Yassi Pressman also held her own in the grandiose episodes as not a mere damsel in distress but one who fights back. In her first intense dramatic outing in her career, we are sure she is ready for the big time with her impressive performance.

Netizens also expressed acclaim.