Hands down, that intense fight scene to the death between Lily (Maja Salvador), Diego (Joseph Marco), and Arnaldo (RK Bagatsing) was one of the best executed scenes in teleseryes—a mix of heart-pounding action, suspenseful and unexpected turns, well laid-out creative elements such as camera work, direction, and writing, and of course exceptional acting.
And what would happen if one of those central to this impressive work had actually watched it in its on-air glory?
This happened on Tuesday, January 24, when RK Bagatsing sat with ABS-CBN.com for Kapamilya Chat wherein a simultaneous viewing party was held while this riveting episode was being aired.
As you can judge by his reactions as the unfolding events were being played out, RK was also deeply affected—intensely watching how the thrilling clash was transpiring. It was obvious how emotional RK was, seemingly recalling all the travails and challenges he went through and came out triumphant as the character we deeply loved to hate, Arnaldo.
When the time came when Lily had blurted out a dare to Arnaldo to just kill her and that she would not ever love a criminal or a demon like him, it was like a deep tug in the heart, both to the character Arnaldo and the actor RK who was just beside us. This led to his thespic desolation leading to his self-inflicted demise, which everyone felt in the room with RK himself holding back tears.
Watch how RK further reacts to this most-talked, top trending scene as it unfolded on nationwide TV as he answers questions on how he portrayed this acclaimed character towards his heartbreaking end.