MANILA - "Last time I checked, ako pa rin ang legal wife."
For the first time in "The Legal Wife," Monica (Angel Locsin) issued the statement in a confrontation with her husband's mistress in the top-rating series' episode that aired Friday.
Concerned that Monica and Adrian (Jericho Rosales) would rekindle their relationship, Nicole (Maja) follows the former couple to a company teambuilding to see if she has reason to worry.
Nicole arrives just in time to see them together, as Adrian approached Monica to plead her to reconsider pursuing the annulment of their marriage.
While Adrian has made it clear to Nicole that they are not a couple despite having a child, she still claims him and tells off Monica for supposedly clinging on to her ex-husband.
"Alam ko kung bakit ka bumalik, dahil nalaman mo na akin na si Adrian," Nicole tells Monica. "And just like a vengeful, unhappy, bitter ex-wife, hindi mo matanggap na sa akin na napunta si Adrian."
"Saan galing lahat ng selos?" Monica answers. "Sino ka ba para bakuran si Adrian? Kasi last time I checked, ako parin ang legal wife. E ikaw? Hindi ko kasi alam kung ano ka ba ni Adrian, eh."
Monica assures Nicole that she has no reason to worry, and she is set on separating from her husband for good.
Now on its last week, "The Legal Wife" has approached the promise of its title with Monica exhausting legal possibilities to end her marriage with Adrian.
Directed by Rory Quintos and Dado Lumibao, "The Legal Wife" will air its highly anticipated final episode on June 13. It airs weeknights on ABS-CBN's primetime block after "Ikaw Lamang."