Talk about the possible death of his character Cardo have been met with fair skepticism, given that he was already seen shooting scenes with Judy Ann Santos, a new addition to the cast.
And while the show insisted that Coco Martin might actually say goodbye, through the other characters clinging desperately to prayers and turning emotional beside Cardo's hospital bed, plenty were in no doubt that it was only a matter of time before they were reassured that no, of course, he won't.
And on Friday's episode, Cardo, it appeared, is a hard man to kill.
The cop with "unli-life" didn't only wake up, but was already shown raring to jump out of bed and hunt down Bungo (Baron Geisler), the manic killer who repeatedly stabbed and shot him.
It was a good thing that sanity was still with police chief Delfin (Jaime Fabregas), who advised Cardo to rest up and regain his strength before he ends up dead — for real this time.
Trust the other cops to catch Bungo, he told him.
Though a glimpse at Monday's episode next week teased that he might have not exactly taken this to heart.
Reaction to the twist that Cardo was still alive have been generally people feeling that this was yet another cop out. But it is not like this was without precedence (he has lived through many near-death experiences), nor that it meant that the show is afraid to kill off its heroes and heroines (Cardo's son dying).
Cardo may have his "unli-life" to lean back on but do the other characters like Alyana (Yassi Pressman) do too?
Bungo is still on the loose and one can be dead certain that he'll make sure he finishes the job, if given another chance.