MANILA - A confrontation between the characters of Julia Montes and Kim Chiu in "Ikaw Lamang" turned physical in the series' episode aired on Wednesday, making the scene a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.
In the June 25 telecast of the top-rating series, Mona (Montes) accuses Isabel (Chiu) of carrying her husband Samuel's (Coco Martin) baby.
An offended Isabel slapps Mona, who then pushes her rival before they are restrained by Samuel and their respective families.
Isabel tells Mona to have Samuel tied to her at all times, if it is the only to cast away her suspicions. Mona, however, is convinced that Isabel has been going out of her way to seduce her husband.
A furious Samuel charges towards Franco (Jake Cuenca), Isabel's husband, to warn him against planting doubts in Mona's mind. Eduardo (Tirso Cruz III), however, manages to stop Samuel before the confrontation between his sons turns for the worse.
As the scene aired, netizens tuned in to "Ikaw Lamang" shared their reactions, making the episode one of the most talked-about topics of the night. Its official hashtag, #IkawLamangTheScandal," eventually ranked among the worldwide trends on the micro-blogging site.
"Ikaw Lamang," which is under the direction of Malu Sevilla, Avel Sunpongco, and Manny Palo, airs weeknights on ABS-CBN after "Dyesebel."