Like a superhero meant to spread goodwill and save people from distress, James (Kit Thompson) came into the picture, literally and figuratively, just in time when Betty (Arci Munoz) was mending her broken heart after falling for her best friend, Chico (JM De Guzman).
He even boldly professed his love for Betty in a man-to-man conversation with Chico, saying the Mabunga family has nothing to worry about as he never intends to hurt their well-loved friend.
Not only did he become Betty’s knight-in-shining armour but he also saved the Mabunga family from trouble quite a few times. He was their answered prayer when they were in search of a buyer willing to take the property situated near the beach in San Cristobal. Azon (Glenda Garcia) dumped her reluctance and began her sales talk, desperate to sell the family inheritance as the only way of saving them from debt.
However, as the plot thickens, James’ true nature was slowly unravelled. He turned out to be a spawn of the Mabungas’ biggest enemy. James was revealed as Loida (Irma Adlawan)’s son meant to exact vengeance against the family who pushed his mom behind bars. With this evil intention in mind, James continued to put an act in front of the Mabungas while using Betty as the ticket to entering their lives. “She’s so stupid for falling for me. Kahit kailan hindi dapat pinagkakatiwalaan ang puso. Betty is my ticket para makapasok sa bahay at buhay ng mga Mabunga,” he declared.
As he moved along her devious plans, James lurked around the Mabungas in the guise of a concerned friend. He showered Betty with comfort while the Mabungas are dealing with Beri (Kiko Estrada)’s troubles, while in reality, he was the one who orchestrated the series of misfortune.
Yet, no secret remains hidden as Betty and Chico started to become suspicious of the ‘good’ guy. There was an instance when Betty caught James laughing while watching Peachy (Maris Racal) being revealed as Nathan (JC De Vera)’s paramour in a viral video scandal. Despite having been caught in the act of rejoicing over a Mabunga’s humiliation, James still managed to save himself from the tricky situation by making an alibi.
Further, Chico found out that James is associated with Atty. Malvar, Loida’s legal adviser. The cunning James still won Chico’s confidence at that moment by pretending to be clueless of Atty. Malvar and Loida’s connection. He even quickly dismissed his business relationship with the lawyer.
Then again, the wise Chico thoughtfully analyzed the series of disaster involving his family. He arrived at a conclusion that all the miseries began when James, who’s always been too good to be true, entered their home and lives. Will the Mabunga famiy finally discover James’ wickedness? Find out on Pamilya Ko, weeknights on ABS-CBN.