Soap trends worldwide as cheating drama unfolds
MANILA - "The Legal Wife" generated buzz online as it finally reached on Friday the anticipated unfolding of infidelity involving the lead characters, two months after it premiered with the promise of a mature treatment to the subject.
In the episode of the primetime series aired on March 28, Nicole (Maja Salvador) and Adrian (Jericho Rosales) end up having sex during a work-related trip to a resort.
The two immediately regret the act, with Nicole asking Adrian to keep it only between them. Nicole later breaks down in tears over the thought of betraying Monica (Angel Locsin), her best friend and Adrian's wife.
Meanwhile, an unsuspecting Monica apologizes to Adrian, with whom she has a son, for being caught up with the demands of her father (Christopher de Leon) and their family business.
The reconciliation has Adrian deciding against confessing what happened between him and Nicole, as he had planned upon returning home from his trip.
As the episode showed a sex scene, "The Legal Wife" on Friday had a Strong Parental Guidance rating, which also served to caution viewers about the sensitive subjects tackled.
The scenes aired also stirred conversation among viewers online, making the episode's official hashtag, "#TLWTheBetrayal," a top trending topic on micro-blogging site Twitter worldwide.
"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.