MANILA — Possessions and haunting in “The Killer Bride” may have been all smoke and mirrors for the most part of its run, but the hit series now appears to have finally crossed paranormal territory with the apparent death of its titular character, Camila.
In the January 10 episode of the ABS-CBN drama, Camila (Maja Salvador) was fatally shot by her nemesis, Alice (Lara Quigaman), whom she discovered to be the “killer groom” sowing terror in Las Espadas.
Earlier in the series, Camila sought revenge on those responsible for her tragic past, by perpetuating Las Espadas’ fear that the “killer bride” will return to bring misfortune to the superstitious town.
The moniker comes from Camila’s bridal gown being drenched in blood when she was accused of killing Javier (Dominic Ochoa), as shown in the pilot week.
Her life’s dark turn appeared to unfold again, as Alice successfully baited Camila into the same abandoned chapel where she was framed for the murder.
With Alice holding captive Elias’ (Joshua Garcia) father, Matias (Manuel Chua), she managed to coerce the young man to bring Camila to the chapel, specifically wearing a bridal dress, to relive her worst nightmare.
While Camila and Elias secretly connived against Alice, the “killer groom” bested them. Alice did not only kill Matias, but also Camila, who had earlier been shot by Agnes (Mara Lopez).
Waking up in a panic, believing she was only wounded, Camila headed to the hospital with the help of Iking (Pepe Herrera) — only to discover her own lifeless body in the morgue.
There, Emma (Janella Salvador), Vito (Geoff Eigenmann), and Manay Ichu (Malou de Guzman) mourned her death.
At that sight, Iking, who has long been hinted to sense the paranormal, realized that the Camila he was accompanying was her ghost.
Whereas once Camila only pretended, with the help of Emma, to be the “killer bride,” now she was an actual ghost in a bridal gown roaming the streets of Las Espadas.
The paranormal twist of “The Killer Bride,” which comes as the series nears its January 17 finale, catapulted the episode as the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter, with fans sharing their theory as to how Camila’s ghost will seek the truth and finally put an end to Alice.