‘La Luna Sangre’ finale recap: Did Sandrino manage to kill Tristan, Malia?


Posted at Mar 02 2018 11:30 PM

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And so "La Luna Sangre" ends, as many viewers might have suspected, in love prevailing over evil. 

The joy of watching Tristan (Daniel Padilla) and Malia (Kathryn Bernardo) hold hands as they defeated Sandrino (Richard Gutierrez) in Friday's episode certainly adds weight to the idea the show has been pushing in its final weeks: that rare is a thing more powerful than a heart that beats for someone. 

In the climactic battle, fans saw Sandrino stab his brother Tristan and Malia through their chests. His fatal mistake: not ripping their hearts out when he had the chance. A blinding light flashed as Tristan and Malia clutched each other's hands, tossing Sandrino back and ending his life. 

Left on the ground was his other self --the human side of him if you will, the one capable of reason. The showrunners went for a big emotional impact and gave Tristan's dying brother a moment to tell him: "Mahal kita, kapatid ko." 

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If one were looking for an uplifting, wishful story about how even the evilest of people are capable of love, they'd be satisfied. Although some might feel shortchanged as one of the show's biggest mysteries: the identity of Jacintha (Angel Locsin) was never confirmed. 

Still, it's a fantasy and some things might be better left to the imagination, discussion boards powered by fan theories, or the book that the show will be releasing as part of an "Untold Saga" series. 

The non-reveal did allow them to tell a straightforward finale, with an interesting notion about finding humanity in monstrosity, and vice versa. 

As Malia muses before the credits rolled: "Hangga't may naghahangad ng masama sa kapwa, mapa-tao, lobo, o bampira --hindi matatapos ang kalbaryo ng buhay."