From captivating us with her portrayals as the endearing protagonist in her previous teleserye and movie projects, seasoned actress Jessy Mendiola has astounded us with her latest stint in the afternoon soap opera Sandugo as the fierce kontrabida Melissa "Melai" Pamintuan.
As the action-drama series is now down to its few remaining episodes, let's revisit the 10 moments when the actress compelled us with her acting prowess as her character engaged in scorching clashes with Elisse Joson's Grace via this Kapamilya Toplist!
Her being a self-confessed "baliw sa pag-ibig" and getting easily jealous always put herself in intense skirmishes with her long-time best friend Grace, who she alleged accused of flirting and even stealing her ex-boyfriend JC (Ejay Falcon) after she left for Singapore to work.
Learning about their closeness got Melai unsettled, thus she immediately confronted Grace about it. The latter strongly denied it and advised her to not easily believe with everything that the naysayers spread.
As she observed how her best friend and former beau really got along well, the possessive Melai kept on asking Grace about them, which the latter consistently refuted. She assured her that she only loves JC as a friend and that there's nothing going on between them.
However, there were instances that she wasn't able to control her outrage as she assaulted Grace several times and called her a harlot, such as when she overheard them secretly talking through the phone and when she caught them embracing while JC's whereabouts were unknown.
Melai even defamed Grace in the presence of her beau Leo (Aljur Abrenica) as she warned him to be careful about her because she might be only using him.
Although there was one instance when Grace humbled herself and was the first one to reach out to her to make amends after one of their altercations, Melai still gave her a cold shoulder and continued with her detestable deeds.
However, it was not only Grace who experienced Melai's ferocity as JC's mother Joan (Cherry Pie Picache) and Grace's mom Lulu (Arlene Muhlach) also figured in arguments with her as well.
Now that she claims being pregnant with Leo's child, will her obsession with JC finally end? Well, that's for us to see in the remaining episodes of Sandugo, weekdays on Kapamilya Gold.