The Wong family proves that kinship is no longer confined to the basic social structure we all got accustomed to. Of course, conflicts arise in their polygamous set-up, but thanks to the patriarch Adam Wong (Christopher de Leon), who does everything to protect the family’s welfare and keep it intact despite the differences, as shown in these scenes from Love thy Woman.
When his eldest Dana (Yam Concepcion) got pregnant out of wedlock, Adam showed his compassionate side by soothing his daughter’s worries and wife Lucy (Eula Valdez)’s rage. He made a stand to support Dana’s pregnancy and her child in spite of other people’s judgment. The scene ended with Adam embracing Dana and Lucy, giving them enough courage in that hour of vulnerability, even he himself was scared.
Then again, Dana’s marriage with David (Xian Lim) opened up a chain of misfortune and conflict. His illicit affair with Dana’s half-sister, Jia (Kim Chiu) would widen the gap between the two families. When the betrayal was brought out in the open, Adam served as the mediator between the warring camps. He never played favorites. He condemned Jia’s mistakes and calmed Dana’s emotions while making sure that both daughters will end up on good terms.
The differences pile up and Adam’s wish to unite his two families seems unattainable at the moment. Yet, he continues to serve as the middleman between Lucy and Dana, and Kai (Sunshine Cruz) and Jia. An allegiance between the Red Dragon Empire Builders and Jia’s RJ&E Design was created, due to Adam’s insistence. He thought it was a good way to rekindle the decency among all of them.
“Don’t let this happen again. Nakakahiya,” Adam told his two families when he acted as the umpire in yet another squabble. In another scene where tension brewed up between Lucy and Kai because of the latter bringing dried fish to the office, Adam fixed the potential drama by making things light.
The Wongs seem living in a world of endless strife. To unravel a thicker layer of conflict, the truth about Michael (JJ Quilantang)’s identity was proven by a DNA Test, forcing Jia to fight for her rights as the child’s real mother, even if it entails a legal process. Then again, Adam meddled. “We don’t sue family here. This should be handled with care. Maaayos ‘to,” he said.
Proving that he loves his two daughters with equal amount, Adam humbly begged Jia to let Dana say goodbye to Michael despite the display of violent tendencies.
Will Adam still manage to unite his two families? Don’t miss the next episodes of Love thy Woman on the Kapamilya Channel.