When love is infused with too much jealousy and obsession, the relationship tends to become dangerous. This unhealthy facet of human relationship is depicted in the action-drama series Walang Hanggang Paalam through the character of Anton (Zanjoe Marudo), whose obsession with Celine (Angelica Panganiban) is becoming suffocating and borderline scary. Here’s a Kapamilya Toplist showing how he controls her, leading up to intense quarrels and violence.
We all had an inkling of Anton’s obsessive behavior as early as his first appearance on the show. He almost got into a squabble when accidentally bumped a stranger. We all smelled trouble brewing for Celine and their relationship.
Viewers of Walang Hanggang Paalam saw Anton’s passion heightened following the shocking revelation about his family’s involvement in Robbie (Robbie Wachtel)’s abduction. His efforts to help Celine turned out just a front to cover up his true nature and his family’s misdeeds.
But, Anton loves Celine for real, so much so his emotions turned into an intense obsession. The first sign was his desire to accelerate the relationship. He kept on insisting on their wedding plans despite Celine trying to ask for more time so she can focus on Robbie’s search.
He always demands an explanation and doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. So, when Celine appeared half-hearted over the wedding, Anton had to dig up his illusions just to have something to blame his misery for. He found Emman (Paulo Avelino) the perfect target of his rage. He accused Celine of rekindling her romance with Emman and using Robbie’s case as an excuse to get near him again.
Another warning sign of extreme obsession was the scene where he ordered his henchmen to kidnap his own girlfriend, so he can emerge as the hero and make Celine feel indebted to him. This way, he can easily wrap her around his little finger. “Hindi ako papayag na mahulog ang loob mo kay Emman dahil akin ka lang,” he declared while contemplating his devious plans.
He stalks Celine, scared that she may be telling lies and trying to meet with Emman again. Of course, he despises seeing them together.
Amid the chaos and the grief, Anton asked Celine’s hand in marriage for the second time, for fear of losing her to Emman. Despite the hunches, Celine said ‘yes,’ scared of how he might react if rejected.
Running hot and cold is an ugly part of Anton’s character. He can go sweet and turn violent the next moment. There was a scene where he tried to impose his eager, selfish decisions about their wedding plans which Celine doesn’t have the time, and heart for. Her slight intention to beg off pushed Anton to his limits and this time, he wasn’t scared to show his temper in public.
The ultimatum didn’t work, all the more igniting his rage. Suspicions and accusations fuelled an extreme argument where Anton raised his hand to hit Celine. Add to that his aggressive habit of throwing things when mad even in public or in front of his family.
Where will Anton’s obsession lead him to? Don’t miss an episode of Walang Hanggang Paalam on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z Channel 11.