MANILA - Viewers of "Wildflower" hoping for a happy ending for Lily Cruz, whose series of personal tragedies turned her into the vengeful Ivy Aguas, have yet another reason to expect otherwise after the primetime hit's episode on Tuesday.
This time, the latest heartbreak to beset Lily (Maja Salvador) is the death of her husband, Diego (Joseph Marco), who was shot thrice by Julio (Tirso Cruz III) during a town square rally supporting Diego as the "people's governor."
While Diego was brought to the hospital, and despite Lily's fervent prayers, his gunshot wounds to the chest ultimately proved fatal.
What followed was a scene reminiscent of Lily's breakdown at finding the hanging body of Carlota, her second mother, earlier in the series. In Tuesday's episode, Salvador once again proved her mettle in acting as she grieved for Diego.
"Walang mang-iiwan 'di ba? Paano ako?" Lily said, in tears.
Diego's death was also reflected in the finale week title screen of "Wildflower," where his portrait is crossed out before fading, similar to that of Arnaldo (RK Bagatsing).
"Wildflower" concludes Friday, after nearly one year on air.