Viewers of Walang Hanggang Paalam despise Araceli (Sherry Lara) for her misdeeds but in the eyes of her children, she is just a mother full of compassion for them. After all, she has provided them love even if desperate, wicked acts come out of this motherly affection. In this Kapamilya Toplist, we rounded up the top scenes of Araceli proving that she just wanted to become a good mother to Amelia (Cherry Pie Picache), Anton (Zanjoe Marudo), and Arnold (Javi Benitez).
The Hernandez matriarch vowed to look for a heart donor for Amelia’s child, Lester, as she empathized with her pain. The latter scenes revealed that Araceli also went through the same suffering for then-young Anton which led her to an illegal organ trafficking business.
Lester’s life-and-death situation forced the family to abduct Robbie (Robbie Wachtel), son of Anton’s fiancée Celine (Angelica Panganiban), for a possible transplant. At that point, Araceli had to make a little sacrifice at the expense of Anton’s feelings. But she stressed that the decision doesn’t diminish her love for him. She just had no other options. “Akala mo ba hindi masakit sa kalooban ko ito? Alam kong mahal mo si Celine na parang anak ko na rin pero ano ang magagawa ko?,” she told Anton.
This hopelessness was further established in a succeeding scene where Araceli pacified an emotional Linda (Lotlot de Leon). She promised to help Linda and Celine in Robbie’s search. She would want to reunite the family, if only she could. “Sino bang hindi natatakot? Kung merong ibang paraan, ginawa ko na,” she said to Linda, hinting at her desperation.
The unusual medical procedures and abduction would further complicate their lives yet Araceli managed to control everything. She kept her children under the canopy of her love, protection, and even lies and wickedness as well.
As the Hernandezes continued to conceal their dark secrets, Araceli often found her children clashing. While Anton is undoubtedly concerned over his nephew’s welfare, the familial obligations were starting to strain his relationship with Celine. In those moments, Araceli would meddle and remind them of what really matters – family.
The doting mother also knew that despite the misunderstandings, her kids would take a bullet for each other because such is the length she’s willing to do for them. At the end of the day, they remained a solid family, and that’s all that mattered to her. She smiled at the sight of Amelia and Anton exchanging words of comfort.
As a mother, Araceli was not scared to express her love in words. There was a scene where she apologized to Amelia for a slight misunderstanding. She said she understands how Amelia feels because she knows her by heart. She can read her mind. Araceli also took the chance to give Amelia a pat on the back for all her hard work.
Araceli’s lofty motherly love shined further in a revelation about Arnold (Javi Benitez)’s identity. She’s not supposed to grow emotionally attached to her adopted son but she inevitably learned to love him like her own. The succeeding events would unfold the family’s plan for Arnold, whose heart is supposed to be Anton’s reserve spare. Recall that Anton had a heart surgery as a child.
The family’s dark secret was bit by bit unravelled following Araceli’s arrest. Yet, even at a time of disaster, Araceli made sure to leave her kids unharmed. She was willing to make a sacrifice for Amelia and Anton, and even jeopardize her reputation, or die for them. “No one will ever know na sangkot kayo. I will take it to my grave. Kahit mamatay ako, masaya akong mamamatay knowing that you both are safe,” she told them.
Amelia and Anton vow to carry their mother’s legacy. But how long will they be able to hide the truth? Don’t miss an episode of Walang Hanggang Paalam, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.