Most love triangles would stress, and maybe even annoy, viewers. The thing is TaPaCo is not like most love triangles.
We all remember how Cocoy (Henz Villaraiz) came into the scene. Sitti (Heaven Peralejo) borrowed Tads’ (Ylona Garcia) phone to take a photo with the school’s popular bad boy heartthrob. This encounter, however, ended in the phone broken on the floor and Tads ready to retaliate.
Her brave reaction is admirable, but it also resulted with a full onslaught from Cocoy and his friends. The tires on her bike were slashed. Her backpack somehow found itself hanging from the most unusual of places. Speaking of surprises, who could forget the two potted plants that were stuffed inside her bag.
Tads’ high school life had become completely miserable. But when she unexpectedly and reluctantly becomes Cocoy’s tutor, they started to warm up to each other. Not to mention, her genuine personality is making him slowly fall for her.
Enter Patrick (Markus Paterson) the responsible and kind Student Council President. His chemistry with Tads is instantaneous which is how they bagged the lead roles for a school play. Tads was noticeably starting to look at him differently.
At the time, Patrick was still smitten with Emily (Anna Vicente). This gave Cocoy plenty of opportunities to be there for Tads. Including that moment when he stepped in to save her performance. Meanwhile, Patrick had just realized that the one who truly cares about him is Tads.
At this point, we all thought we would see the two boys fight for Tads’ heart. Along the way, their love triangle turned into a beautiful friendship instead. Despite being supposed rivals, Patrick was more than willing to help out Cocoy when they discovered his problem. And a special bond was formed among the three of them.
By the finale, we saw how Tads had chosen Patrick over Cocoy. But this does not change anything for their trio. After all, they have a time capsule to visit in five years. Viewers know that both these boys are important to her. It is this honest and true friendship which is why we would miss TaPaCo.