We all have childhood peers who made our younger years more exciting and filled with fun, laughter, and adventure. And they remain constant in our lives despite the inevitable distance moulded by adolescence. In Make it With You, Stephen “Sputnik” Perez (Khalil Ramos) is Billy (Liza Soberano)’s stalwart childhood pal who always kept her special. Hence, in this Toplist, we curated the top moments when Sputnik displayed his undeniable admiration for Billy.
For Sputnik, nothing – not even continental boundaries – can come between him and Billy. In Nueva Valencia, Sputnik ecstatically ran towards Billy upon hearing her shout his name. She has just arrived from Croatia, thousands of miles away from home. But, the cheerful reunion simply put distance and time to shame. They poked fun at each other without the shy politeness. Looking more dignified after putting his glasses on, Sputnik said he wanted to be addressed as Attorney Stephen and not by his icky pet name. But Billy laughed it off, jesting that he would always remain as the Sputnik boy who loved ‘putok’ bread. He wasn’t seemed offended and he just gave her a hug full of longing and happiness.
Sputnik was Billy’s go-to person for legal advice during her dispute with Tinapay Corner about the bread pudding recipe. Knowing Billy to the core, he felt that her anger was driven by something more personal, a painful past with Gabo (Enrique Gil), he assumed. She burst into tears, enough to validate his assumption. Sputnik was noticeably uncomfortable and affected yet seeing Billy crying and hurt just fuelled his determination to help her win.
He was stunned by her ethereal beauty when he invited her as a date to a company event. “You look perfect. Walang kulang, walang sobra,” he uttered upon seeing her come out of the room dressed elegantly in white. He retorted, “Ako kaya biggest fan mo! Baka nakakalimutan mo, ako kaya nag-nominate sa’yo na muse ng Mababang Paaralan ng Nueva Valencia”, when she downplayed the compliment. Sputnik telling Billy that she is enough and that he is her number one fan was nothing short of heartwarming.
When Billy announced the now cancelled goal of leaving for Paris, Sputnik also dumped his plan to confess his feelings for her. He opted to hide the hurt and rejoice with the Dimagibas. What better way to show admiration than be supportive of your friend’s dream even if it means getting your heart broken.
Last on the list is the scene where Sputnik tried to chase his busy pal all day hoping to share a meal with her. Billy lost track of time, either and ended up starving after running errands for her boss. The good this is Sputnik surprisingly showed up bringing a picnic basket. That moment when Sputnik and Billy stood there, smiling at each other while she expressed appreciation for the effort, was totally sweet and heart-fluttering.
Find out how will Sputnik fight for his feelings in the upcoming episodes of Make it With You.