The internet went abuzz as Maricar Reyes-Poon made her “grand entrance”, reprising her role as Samantha Imperial in the third book of the Moonstone Trilogy, La Luna Sangre.
Samantha looked fabulously fierce in her all-white ensemble with dark-painted lips as she strutted in slow motion and effortlessly gunned down the vampires trying to conquer the Moonchasers. After she vanquished Sandrino’s (Richard Gutierrez) minions in the awesome action scene, the Moonchasers also tried to attack her but Prof T (Albert Martinez) stopped them, saying that she’s an ally.
It can be recalled that in Imortal, her character is the daughter of Magnus Imperial (Jake Roxas), the chief evil vampire. But eventually, Samantha turned her back on her father and sided with the group of Lia (Angel Locsin) and Mateo (John Lloyd Cruz) in their journey on fighting against the beastly Lucas (Rico Blanco). In the end, she took her own life to prevent herself from turning into a monster after Lucas bit her during their fight, and was cremated by her friends afterwards.
Thus, most viewers were stunned to see her on the Monday episode of La Luna Sangre, making the #LaLunaSangreLadyInWhite hashtag lop the trending topics on Twitter.
But for those who followed The Hidden Chapters of Imortal: Anino’t Panaginip webisode entitled Mababangong Bangungot: The Malia Prophecy, Samantha’s dramatic entrance wasn’t surprising at all. After her “death” in Imortal, Samantha came back to life in the webisode, even wondering why she was alive again, given her self sacrifice. She then tried to take her own life again repeatedly, but failed and asked herself, “Bakit nandito pa ako? May kailangan ba akong gawin?”
And on Monday, we saw the answer.
As a vampire-slayer, Samantha will certainly be a big help to the Moonchasers in defeating the evil vampires and their Supremo, Sandrino, who happens to be her half-brother.
Samantha is also a character in the RPG Pangil, which was released before Imortal.
La Luna Sangre is Maricar’s television comeback after her stint as Isabel in the cop series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano in 2015.