REVIEW: Selfless love, forgiveness, and acceptance prevail in Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit’s “Heavenly Finale”

After eight months of filling our mornings with good vibes and inspiration, touching our hearts with stirring scenes, and thrilling us with intense moments, Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit has finally bade us farewell through a remarkable and delightful ending aired on Friday, October 18.

The last episode was indeed a breather from the extremely gripping episodes leading to the #TheHeavenlyFinale. Although it commenced by making us cry through Mikmik’s (Sophia Reola) emotional encounter with her deceased mother Ella (Kaye Abad) in “heaven”, it still concluded in a good note as her infectious bright smile and the laughter they shared will surely be etched in our hearts and minds for a very long time. Heavenly indeed!

In the latest episodes leading to the finale, we witnessed how the main antagonist Katrina (Cristine Reyes) has gone really mad in her pursuit of exacting revenge against those who have crossed her and hindered her wicked plans. The wrath fueling her instantly turned her into a criminal as she almost got Mikmik (Sophia Reola) killed after supposedly shooting Michael (RK Bagatsing) during their intense encounter.

The heartfelt finale

The finale episode started by showing the latter portion of Mikmik and Ella’s heartfelt meeting in heaven, which was similar to the house they used to live in, that truly tugged our hearts and brought us to tears. Ella told Mikmik how proud she was of her for everything great that she has done not just for her family, but for the other people around her as well. She reminded her to always make the most out of her time and her life and to constantly show affection to her loved ones. Besides, she also asked Mikmik to tell Michael that she approves his relationship with Grace (Shaina Magdayao), citing her kindness, and she wants the three of them to have a
happily ever after.

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It might already be the conclusion, but it has also ignited to a lot of new beginnings. There was Ruth (Matet de Leon giving birth to her second child with husband Benjie (Keempee de Leon) and named the newborn “Ella”, Mikmik gaining consciousness from being comatose, the truce between the Villalunas and the Salvadors who were once stiff rivals, Katrina starting to changed her life in prison and repenting to mistakes and crimes she committed, the blossoming friendship of Joseph (Miguel Vergara) and Amber (Krystal Mejes), and Grace and Michael being officially together.

Avid viewers of Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit certainly noted that it ended just like how it started last March -- Mikmik’s birthday celebration to which she’s also the one to surprise the guests instead of the other way around. Ella might already be already at peace in heaven, but she made sure to still attend her beloved unica hija’s by showing up as a ghost and only being visible to Mikmik.

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Lessons learned

Certainly, every story has its lessons. As for Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, what has probably ingrained to us the most is to always choose to fight for our happiness, which includes our families and those people who have made our lives worthwhile. This was actually what Ella reminded Michael in the last letter she gave him before her demise.

Another one is from Katrina, who told her two daughters that every action that we do has its consequences, so we should keep in mind to do good at all times. At the same time, everyone deserves a second chance and unconditional love, even a bad person like her. We should also learn to humbly accept our mistakes and to sincerely forgive.

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And most importantly, love and family can conquer all, amidst the challenges and hardships we have to go through.

Incredible performance

Of course, the daytime drama’s finale wouldn’t be unforgettable without the exceptional brilliance showcased by each cast members in portraying their respective roles.

We were all surely roused with Kaye’s recurrence as her character Ella got reunited with Sophia’s Mikmik and left us in tears with their stirring exchange. The same with Cristine who, from annoying us as an effective villain, warmed our hearts with how her character sincerely apologized to her daughters Amber and Britney (Heart Ramos) and expressed how much she regretted doing every bad thing she did.

The four kids also incessantly shone in this episode as they’re able to already demonstrate their versatility and astounding dramatic chops as promising young actors who are braced to conquer the local entertainment scene, especially lead actress Sophia Reola and young kontrabida Krystal Mejes.

However, among the performances that we’ve seen, it was RK’s acclaimed portrayal of a distressed dad that arguably stood out the most as he’s able to effortlessly convey his emotions with just his facial expressions and movements, especially when Mikmik gained consciousness – no words needed. Award-winning indeed!

Thus, the netizens also thanked and praised those people who were working behind the camera for giving them a remarkable teleserye that’s definitely hard to forget. The writers indeed did a wonderful job in coming up with a well-written script and a satisfying finale, as well as directors FM Reyes and Marinette Natividad-de Guzman for painstakingly helming it and in helping the actors in exuding the right emotions and delivery needed in every scene.

Rave feedback

Speaking of netizens, here are some of their comments they posted on Twitter while and after watching Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit’s “The Heavenly Finale”: