MANILA – "The Legal Wife" dominated trends on Twitter locally and worldwide again on Wednesday, as Nicole (Maja Salvador) breaks down in tears and kneels before Monica (Angel Locsin) just to see Adrian (Jericho Rosales).
In the June 11 episode of the primetime series, Adrian figures in a road accident after he finally agrees to the marriage annulment that Monica (Locsin) asked for.
Adrian was immediately brought to a hospital, where Monica and Nicole (Salvador) see each other.
Pushing for her right to also see Adrian because he is the father of her child, Nicole makes a scene at the hospital as she blames Monica for the accident.
Monica, however, asserts herself and tells Nicole to just leave because she is still the legal wife.
Later in the episode, Nicole is seen breaking down in tears while her friend Rowena (Matet de Leon) comforts her. An inconsolable Nicole repeatedly professes her love for Adrian, saying she can’t live without him.
She later returns to the hospital, only to be barred by security. Monica then arrives and for the first time, Nicole kneels before her, asking if she could see Adrian even just for a minute.
As the scenes aired on Wednesday evening, "TLWTheLastStand" quickly became the most talked about topic on Twitter. The hashtag held the first spot among the trending topics both in the Philippines and worldwide even minutes after the episode ended.
Several netizens lauded the acting skills of Rosales, Locsin, and Salvador, saying the episode brought tears to their eyes.
Now down to its last two episodes, it remains to be seen if Adrian, who is currently in a coma, will survive.
"The Legal Wife," which is under the direction of Rory Quintos and Dado Lumibao, airs weeknights after "Ikaw Lamang" during ABS-CBN's primetime block.