'Dirty Linen' pilot: Death of Dolly de Leon's character sets revenge into motion

Josiah Antonio, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 24 2023 12:09 AM

Olivia (Dolly De Leon) struggles to give birth after getting shot in the premiere episode of 'Dirty Linen' on January 23. ABS-CBN
Olivia (Dolly De Leon) struggles to give birth after getting shot in the premiere episode of 'Dirty Linen' on January 23. ABS-CBN

The Fieros had a long night as blood spilled throughout their home after four of their workers died in one night, as seen in the pilot episode of the ABS-CBN drama "Dirty Linen."

In maiden telecast of the primetime series, Olivia (Dolly De Leon) was shown hiding in a closet while on the phone with her daughter Alexa (Janine Gutierrez). While she was saying her goodbyes, Olivia was shot by an unidentified person.

Leona (Janice de Belen) discovered that Olivia was pregnant, as the latter appeared to go into labor just before she died. Further, Leona found out that her husband, Carlos (John Arcilla), was the father. To cover up the crime, they both dragged Olivia's body to the car while Feliz (Angel Aquino) was left to clean the trail of blood.

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Feliz attempted to hide and clean all the dirty linen in the laundry, but was caught by Lydia (Ruby Ruiz), who screamed at the sight of the blood. Noel (Karl Medina) opened the compartment and saw Olivia's body. 

Risa (Liza Diño), together with Noel and Lydia, rushed to a vehicle in an attempt to escape. Pursued by Ador (Epy Quizon), the three workers ended up dying in a road crash.

Carlos told Ador to bury all the bodies at a construction site, with would become the Blazing Fiero Arena, the family's cockpit arena.

The matriarch, Cielo (Tessie Tomas), expressed her dismay over the incident, saying: "Walang aalingasaw ah. Hindi ko talaga kayo maaasahan gumawa ng mabuti. Hindi ko kayo mapagkakatiwalaan, pare-pareho kayo."

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Alexa (played as an adult by Janine Gutierrez) sought updates from the Fieros as to her mother's whereabouts; she ended up meeting Aidan (played as an adult by Zanjoe Marudo) for the first time.

She left the mansion with no news about Olivia, and had to grapple another tragedy soon after — the death of her father (Arnold Reyes).

The police later called the families of the victims with a claim that Olivia instigated a robbery at the Fiero mansion. However, they refused to believe what the authorities were insisting.

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As the pilot aired on Monday, the series' official hashtag ranked among the top trending topics in the Philippines, with nearly 40,000 tweets.

"Dirty Linen" airs weeknights, 9:30 p.m. on Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV, A2Z, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and TFC.

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