Rivalry among siblings is no longer new to us. Those of us who grew up in huge families have arguably gone through a lot of quarrels and misunderstandings with our sisters and/or brothers to whom we have love-hate relationships ever since we were born. While some of our fights are reparable, there are instances when things get too personal and painful for us to move on easily, making it hard for us to forgive.
And the latter has been the case for estranged sisters Rhian Bonifacio (also known by her natal name Arabella de Leon) and Jessie de Leon, portrayed by equally talented, versatile, and gorgeous actresses Angel Locsin and Ryza Cenon, respectively, in the well-loved action-drama series The General’s Daughter.
The bad blood between them not just began when it was finally found out that the former is the long-lost daughter of Brigadier General Marcial de Leon (Albert Martinez) and Corazon (Eula Valdez), but actually stems way back when they were still both serving in the military as both Second Lieutenants. Ever since, Jessie has been apparently insecure with Rhian for some reasons, particularly of her blooming romance with her ex-beau Major Ethan del Fierro (JC de Vera), thus she perceives her as a stiff nemesis.
Because of their personal strife, it’s hard for us to actually recall any moment that they got cordial towards each other as their encounters were usually marred with heated tiffs, sarcastic retorts, and scrutinizing remarks, especially in the recent episodes when the truth about Rhian’s mysterious identity was already unraveled and they had to live under one roof.
Who would forget their nearly unstoppable argument, wherein Jessie tried to force Rhian to surrender to the authorities for the sake of their family, while the latter refuses to do so for she’s after the welfare of Sabel (Maricel Soriano) and Elai (Arjo Atayde) who helped her recover from the accident she got involved in the past?
However, regardless of Rhian’s efforts to foster rapport between them and their parents’ demand for them to end whatever grudge they have against one another, Jessie remains unbridled and wishes for her to eventually be incarcerated and be kicked out of her life permanently despite the odds.
Is there still a chance for Rhian and Jessie to iron out their differences and rebuild their relationship as sisters? Or the war between them will just continue until one of them surrenders in due course? Let’s all find out in the upcoming episodes of The General’s Daughter, weeknights on Primetime Bida.