For all those who have experienced unintentionally falling in love with their best friend, you might probably relate to Betty (Arci Muñoz) in the teleserye Pamilya Ko. In the story, Betty is best friends with Chico (JM De Guzman), the eldest of the Mabunga siblings, with whom she has fallen in love. Meanwhile, Chico only sees Betty as his best friend although he had a crush on her before but has learned to outgrow that feeling.
Here are five scenes which can either make you sad for their potential love story or make you hope that there still can be a chance between the two:
1. Betty’s ‘jelly’ moment
Betty was teased by their friend of being jealous of Pia (Alyssa Muhlach). Since Betty is a photographer, she took a photo of Pia but did not bother anymore showing it to her while Pia was with Chico. When Chico asked why she did not show it to Pia, that was when their friend teased her that she felt jealous. She denied it but admitted to Chico that she was actually pissed because the place where he and Pia stayed was their tambayan. Chico promised then that he will not again stay there with Pia.
2. Betty’s ‘hopia’ moment
Elena Lombardi (Rosanna Roces) asked Betty if she was expecting Chico to come to the photo exhibit. She did not deny it but Betty only said that it’s because she just wanted someone she can tease. Betty almost lost hope that her best friend would still come but she looked surprised and happy as she saw Chico in his formal attire walk towards her. However, it was evident how she got jealous in an instant when she saw how Chico looked at Pia.
3 .Betty’s realization
Betty was looking through her developed pictures and when she saw a picture of Chico, she stopped and smiled as she remembered the way Chico looked at the photo exhibit and the moment when Chico hugged her in the same event. However, she told herself it cannot be - meaning, she cannot fall in love with her best friend. She then decided to get some clothes and prepared to go to Sagada alone, maybe to think things through.
4. “Friends lang kami”
Betty and Chico slept together in just one bed. She can’t sleep properly because Chico was snoring loudly. She tried to wake him up but later decided to just sleep downstairs so she cannot disturb her best friend’s sleep. She told herself repeatedly that they are just friends but it’s funny how she looked sad that she cannot have something more than friendship with Chico.
5. “Walang papantay sa’yo”
Betty was pretending she was really rooting for “ChiPi” - short for Chico and Pia. She looked worried when she asked Chico how it’s gonna be when they become official. Chico assured her that no one can ever take her place as his best friend. Betty knew she was being sarcastic when she told Chico that if ever he and Pia enter into a relationship, it is going to last for a long time.
Catch more of Betty and Chico’s blossoming relationship on Pamilya Ko, weekdays before TV Patrol on Primetime Bida.