Since the pilot episode of Walang Hangganga Paalam, avid supporters already had hunches about the Hernandez clan’s true colors and it did not take long until these suspicions were proven true. As the plot thickened, viewers also unearthed something to add to Amelia (Cherry Pie Picache)’s growing list of mortal sins – sharing a secret affair with the married man Leo (Tonton Gutierrez).
This Kapamilya Toplist opens with a snaky scene where Clarissa (Ana Abad-Santos) accompanied her husband Leo for a consultation with their friend-doctor Amelia. The couple was noticeably affectionate towards each other. However, the exchange of glances between Leo and Amelia was just as obvious to the viewers but, unfortunately, not to the unsuspecting wife. That scene also revealed that Amelia and Clarissa are best friends.
So, in times of confusion, Clarissa would confide in Amelia, clueless that she’s opening up to the ‘snake’ she dreads to encounter. Clarissa said she feels something off, as if Leo is cheating on her again despite his constant assurance. Of course, Amelia simply called it paranoia and clouded thoughts and judgment.
The illicit affair was clearly established in the succeeding episodes where Leo and Amelia would meet in secret to talk about their vicious plans against Emman (Paulo Avelino) and their enemies. As it turned out, Leo is the Hernandezes’ watchdog at the NIA. They promised to help and protect each other. He also tried to kiss her.
On that same night, Leo went home to a suspicious Clarissa digging up the signs of a philandering husband based on his own actions in the past. History and a woman’s intuition are a deadly combination. But like a true felon, a cheating husband will still attempt to escape the verdict despite all the evidence and secrets sneaking out in the open. Because an unfaithful man’s conscience has been poisoned the moment he took a bite into temptation.
We knew this isn’t just an ordinary affair, the kind that’s all about fun and escape, when Leo said he’s willing to jeopardize even his own reputation for Amelia’s gain. He is willing to throw away years worth of hard work just to protect her.
In that meeting, Clarissa showed up, determined to catch her husband with his mistress. He saw him with Amelia instead. Tension enveloped the scene but Amelia managed to make excuses and avoid potential confrontation. She told Clarissa that Leo asked for help to throw a surprise birthday party for her. Oblivious and completely devoted to her best friend, Clarissa bought all the lies.
At the said party, Clarissa caught her husband and best friend talking quietly again. Yet, nothing would seem to break her loyalty towards Amelia. All it took was just a little manipulation to make her believe Amelia’s innocence, from sharing a suspicious affair with her husband and her family’s alleged involvement in a child trafficking syndicate.
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