MANILA - "The Legal Wife" once again became a hot topic on Twitter on Monday as lead stars Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador figured in a physical confrontation that some dubbed a "royal rumble."
In the primetime series' April 28 episode, a fuming Monica (Locsin) storms Nicole's (Salvador) home and attacks her after discovering she had an affair with her husband, Adrian (Jericho Rosales).
As the scene aired, viewers took to Twitter to react to the scene, making several terms related to "The Legal Wife" trend locally and worldwide.
The episode's official hashtag, "#TLWTheRoyalRumble," became the No. 1 Philippine topic, but did not figure in the list of worldwide trends. Instead, a hashtag formulated by netizens, #TLWMasarapBa," peaked as the second most discussed topic worldwide.
The term is in reference to one of Monica's lines when she confronts Nicole -- "Masarap ba ang asawa ko?"
"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.
It also stars Christopher de Leon, Rio Locsin, Mark Gil, Maria Isabel Lopez, JC de Vera, Joem Bascon, Ahron Villena, Janus del Prado, and Matet de Leon.