A Big Congratulations to John Lloyd Cruz for winning the 2014 Dekada Star Award!!! Here’s a snapshot of Lloydie (love the goatie and haircut) in the company of other awardees like Aga Mulach (slightly on the heavier side), Piolo Pascual (red hot!), Dennis Trillo (mysterious in black).
Quick recap: The proud ex-general Armando is unable to cope with the truth about his son, Vincent being gay. Vincent is kidnapped by his father’s military henchmen and is forced to join a 45- day boot camp. Armando insists this will be the best cure for his son’s “malady”. Vincent’s odd disappearance raises Lally’s suspicions. She feels that something bad has happened to Vince and seeks help from Eric. Armando finds out that Lally and Eric are headed to report their suspicions to the CHR (Center of Human Rights). He quickly takes action and tells Vincent to convince Lally not to do it and threatens to hurt Eric. Vincent calls Eric and reassures him he is ok but he really isn’t.
Three days into the camp, Vincent tries to escape but fails. In the process he steals a handgun. He’s summoned to see one of the top officials at his office who reveals that he sympathizes with him because he too has a brother who is gay. Sadly, the official says he can’t let Vincent discontinue the program because Vincent’s father is still his superior. But he lends Vincent his cellphone, a paper and pen. Agitated and desperate Vincent calls his father and tells him he is who he is. Armando once again succeeds in insulting his son with unkind words and insists that he finish the camp and be a real man. Vincent threatens to kill himself and end it all.
Vincent pulls the trigger and Armando listens in complete horror.
A mother’s worst nightmare. Vincent is in a coma and not out of the woods yet.
Elaine summons Lally to the hospital. She arrives just in time to hear the doctor report Vincent’s fragile status. Here’s the dramatic IPhone falling to the ground.
Lally’s situation mirrors her own mother’s predicament of coming to terms with her ailing husband.
On Lally’s way out, one of the soldiers gives her letters they’ve found in Vincent’s room. Goodbye letters…
Lally is overwhelmed by emotion. This could be the end.
There is a letter for Eric. Lally calls Eric to meet her in person immediately and tell him what has happened.
Flashback of Vincent writing his letter to Eric.
Eric insists on seeing Vincent. Lally agrees to meet him in the morning at the hospital. Vincent’s father is far from being remorseful for what he has done. Instead, he finds fault in Eric influencing his son and decides to pay him a visit.
Armando goes to Eric’s mom’s home to confront him. Eric speaks to Armando. After an exchange of words, Armando throws a punch at Eric who falls to the ground. He pulls a gun out and points it at Eric. Sinag quickly runs out with a knife and challenges Armando. He fires his gun up towards the sky and retreats.
Eric gets ready to meet Lally. He’s late. Lally has gone in without him. Armando has arrived at the hospital and joins Lally. Eric finally arrives and goes into the hospital. Eric and Armando’s paths once again cross. After a heated exchange, Lally manages to convince Armando to back off. Eric remains steadfast. The waiting game begins.
The love triangle.
Lally leaves to take care of her children. Eric and Vincent alone at last. Wake-up Vincent, wake-up.
Vincent opens his eyes.
Armando’s doctor suspects he has HIV. The upcoming episode trailer definitely shows karma’s pending wrath on Armando with the confirmation of an HIV positive blood test plus Paul’s return and Armando’s arrest. Plus, Vincent is really awake and sees Eric and Lally.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens next. I just hope they don’t use the amnesia approach in the upcoming episode. Who will Vincent recognize first? Remains to be seen.
Wouldn’t you say Episode 47 of My Husband’s Lover is worth an eyebrow raise?! Kuh Ledesma’s character, Elaine would definitely agree. The episode begins with Paul joining Lally and Vicky for some drinks while Vincent sees Eric at the club dancing with Martin. Enraged, Vincent approaches the two and throws a punch at Martin. They get thrown out of the club. Eric puts Vincent in his place by reminding him, “You chose to let me go. You let me go.” and “…bago mo pakialaman ang buhay ko, ayusin mo muna yung sa ‘yo.”. Ouch.
While Eric and Martin have decidedly created a new bond between the two of them. Vincent is left alone and overwhelmed by his emotions.
Well, Vincent wasn’t entirely alone. For some reason, this cute cuddly bear was conveniently there to comfort him. (I don’t mind being that bear, hehehehe)
Poor Lally gets an uninvited kiss from Paul. SLAP! Worse, someone’s been following Lally and has taken a picture of the kiss. Yikes!
Vincent’s dad shows Elaine the pictures. Surprisingly, Elaine’s eyebrow raising moment’s pretty mute here compared to her previous reactions in past episodes.
The preview to episode 48 shows Lally getting thrown out. Poor Lally. Will Vincent come to her rescue? Hay naku! Can’t wait to see next episode!
It’s been months since John Lloyd and Bea’s teleserye, “A Beautiful Affair” has come to a close. For months, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for any new JLC teleserye developments but no luck. Let’s just say I needed a teleserye fix bad, real bad!!!
Recently, I came across a new GMA teleserye called, “My Husband’s Lover”. I hadn’t seen any GMA shows in years. This new Kapuso tv offering definitely takes teleserye storytelling to another level. Here comes a new love triangle between a married couple and the husband’s lover who turns out to be the least expected suspect. Tom Rodriguez plays lead character Vincent who is torn between his love for his wife Lally (portrayed by Carla Abellana), family and his returning past high school friend Eric (played by Dennis Trillo ).
The handsome Tom Rodriguez plays Vincent with true raw emotion, vulnerability, ambivalence and did I mention he’s easy on the eyes!!! (Photo Images below Courtesy of GMA Network)
Beautiful Carla Abellana plays Vincent’s wife Lally with great poise, grace and strength.
Talented and equally good looking Dennis Trillo plays Vincent’s lover Eric with a quiet yet moving presence.
In my opinion, the writers have so far successfully written out a plot that daringly tackles a very sensitive issue about sexual orientation but is very aware of the fine line it threads. It also brings new and improved visual aesthetic to Philippine television. I think the show, its cast and crew are definitely deserving of a nomination for its unique story and incredible performances.
My Husband’s Lover has to be the most promising and refreshing teleserye this year. With its beautiful and talented cast of actors and an intriguing plot that slowly builds up towards the ultimate betrayal, risking a marriage, a relationship and putting Vincent’s reputation on the line, plus Lally’s seemingly impending revenge and Eric’s increasingly emotional downward spiral. Who can resist all these ingredients?! I can’t ! I am definitely hooked!! Are you?