It’s thrilling to look back at one of the most remarkable teleseryes that touched on marital infidelity. Tubig at Langis, a hit afternoon Kapamilya drama series aired in 2016, was definitely the talk of the town and started viral trends and memes during those times. Even if such a premise in TV or films is not new, aggressive exchanges between wife and mistress—the catfights, verbal tirades, and face slapping—will never grow old.
And this was how most of the scenes between Irene (Cristine Reyes) and Clara (Isabelle Daza-Semblat) went. It all started when Irene and Natoy (Zanjoe Marudo) reconnected with each other. Irene and Natoy had been high school sweethearts, would soon rekindle their romance and eventually get married. However, just like other married couples in real life, Irene and Natoy also had to face hardships as husband and wife.
Their marital problems came a little bit too early as Natoy’s family opposed their relationship, especially Lucy (Dionne Monsato), Natoy’s sister. This led to vicious confrontations with Irene. One setback in their marriage was that Irene could not bear her child with Natoy. This gave rise to Natoy’s betrayal, and he began his affair with Clara, who eventually became pregnant.
Let’s recall Irene’s fierce lines and quotes directed at the people who broke her heart, including Natoy in this gallery. Maybe Irene’s verbal tussles with Carla and Lucy will make you reminisce how the catfight and confrontation scenes went. You’ll surely stan once again a brash and strong Irene who will not give up in fighting her love for Natoy until the very end.
Moreover, on the lighter side, you might also recall how these scenes prompted the urge of the netizens to create witty memes, which became viral on social media. What probably added to the excitement in watching the series was that the antagonists, Lucy and Carla, also showed how ferocious their characters were.
Read more of Irene’s “palaban” quotes in this gallery.