MANILA - "The Legal Wife" on Tuesday finally aired a popular confrontation scene between lead stars Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador, which was first shown in the debut trailer for the primetime soap released last New Year's Day.
In the May 20 episode of "The Legal Wife," Monica (Locsin) gets enraged after finding out that Adrian (Jericho Rosales) and Nicole (Salvador) saw each other again. This, after Monica finally forgave her husband for having an affair with her best friend.
Monica, who was planning to start anew with Adrian in Canada, decides to confront Nicole to leave them be. The scorned wife turns violent when Nicole puts up a fight and claims Adrian to be hers.
The scene, as in the trailer, unfolds with Monica slapping Nicole and shouting the now-famous line, "Akin lang ang asawa ko!"
As the highly anticipated scene aired on Tuesday night, the episode's official hashtag, "#TLWTheDoomsDay," and "Go Monica" both ranked among the worlwide trending topics on Twitter.
Netizens' loud reactions to the scene are no different from when a version of the confrontation was first shown in the January 1 trailer for "The Legal Wife," which generated an online meme.
In the weeks following the trailer's release, several takes on the memorable scene surfaced online, with netizens putting in mock subtitles on screenshots of the exchange to comedic effect.
The mock arguments range from topics like the first day of school, the local boy band Chicser, dandruff (in reference to Locsin's product endorsement), to the actresses' real-life relationships.
"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.