The dashing and courageous hero of Wildflower Diego Torillo bade goodbye three days before the show’s highly-anticipated conclusion.
Just when everyone was expecting a happily ever after for Lily and Diego now that the ruthless Ardientes fled from the small town, a shocking and heart-wrenching event ensued. Don Julio Ardiente (Tirso Cruz III), Diego’s own grandfather, suddenly emerged and killed him as he celebrated with supporters as the new “people’s governor.”
While we all hoped his life would be saved, it wasn’t meant to be. His death will surely add fuel to Lily Cruz’s (Maja Salvador) wrath, making all of us look forward to a riveting, unforgettable ending.
Certainly, that scene when Lily was devastated seeing Diego’s lifeless body lying in the morgue was truly heartbreaking and left viewers in tears. Joseph Marco, who played the character, was himself emotional as he watched the February 6 episode while it aired live in a Kapamilya Chat Viewing Party with ABS-CBN.com.
Even Joseph found it hard to hold back his tears as he witnessed his character’s death scene and how his co-stars, especially his partner, Maja Salvador, reacted to it. He relaxed and made faces during the burial procession, but got teary-eyed once more as Lily uttered her farewell.
At the end of the episode, he flashed a bright smile and gestured “X” with his two arms as Diego got marked out in the title card.
Watch the video to witness the candid and cute moments of Joseph reacting to his character’s farewell episode and to hear his touching message to his loyal fans.