Last night October 9 episode of ABS CBN top rating teleserye Wildflower gives a blast to the viewing public as the main character of the show was revived from the grave.
Many got excited about the comeback of the character of Maja Salvador “Ivy Aguas”, as we can remember her character was buried alive by Emilia Ardiente the character portrayed by the actress Aiko Meledez and Julio Ardiente portrayed by veteran actor Tirso Cruz III, in the episode last Tuesday night October 3.
Let us look back to the main characters of the show Wildflower. Lily Cruz portrayed by Maja Salvador and later on by Yen Santos, is a compassionate and smart young girl who loves her family very much. When her family faces series of tragic events in the new place where they choice to settle, she was left with no choice but to leave. She was left to take care of herself until a wealthy widow, Prianka Aguas adopts her. With the help of Prianka she turns Lily Cruz into Ivy Aguas. She learns the importance of patience in her quest for justice. As Ivy Aguas, she grows up to become intelligent, beautiful and headstrong young woman. Camia Cruz played by Sunshine Cruz, the loving mother of Lily.
She is devoted wife and mother to Dante and Lily. She has an exception beauty but remains simple woman with simple dreams of having a quiet and happy life her family. She is a teacher by profession and offers free day care for the poor children of Poblacion Ardiente. Atty. Dante Cruz portrayed by Christian Vasquez, the father of Lily, he is a PAO lawyer who fights for justice for those who cannot defend themselves. He is righteous person who has unwavering devotion to his family. Julio Ardiente played by Tirso Cruz III, the patriarch of the Ardiente clan. He hails from the family that established Poblacion Ardiente, even the town was named after his family.
He is a charming leader but beneath is a dark tinge of ruthless man. He thinks women can never be as good as men, and this how he raised his child, Emilia his one and only daughter. He never sees his daughter to be his next successor but places his hopes for the Ardiente’s future on Emilia’s son Arnaldo. Emilia Ardiente played by Aiko Melendez, the only daughter of Julio, she is an intelligent woman who is constantly seeking affection and approval of her father. She married Raul the love of her life hoping that she can relinquish the love she longed to have.
Emilia’s quest for love drives her to indulge in her dark tendencies. Raul Torillo portrayed by Wendell Ramos the son of Julio’s trusted man. Raul’s father has died saving Julio’s life which keeps Julio in debt to Raul’s family. With that incident Raul deeply ingrained with the Ardiente family. For Raul, this is both a curse and a blessing. He survives his sham marriage by taking all the woman he can get. Diego Ardiente Torillo played by Joseph Marco, he is the younger brother of Arnaldo. He is seen as the outcast of the family and consider as the black sheep of the family.
Julio and Emilia harbour an inexplicable disdain to the youngest of the Ardiente Clan. Diego finds the love of the family he longed with parents of Lily and later on from the community. He becomes a man of the people. Arnaldo Ardiente Torillo portrayed by RK Bagatsing, he is the eldest son of Emilia. He is also the favorite grandson of Julio and the apple of the eye of Emilia. He is raised to be the successor of Julio and carry his family’s legacy.
As we can recall the burying alive of Ivy was not the only death she has conquered. First was when she was still young, she was abused and almost raped by a tricycle driver. She was able to escape the attempt when a young boy whistled after hearing her scream and draw the attention of the driver.
This is the part when she met Jepoy her childhood friend, which later on portrayed by Vin Abrinica whom helped her in her revenged to the Argiente family. Second was when Ivy accidentally shot by a gunman trying to kill Emilia. She protected Emilia and took the bullet instead. She received the bullet to proved that she has good intentions to the family and she is a friend to the family not a foe. Luckily she survived the tragic event.
Third was at her wedding ceremony. She was accidentally shot by Arnaldo on the shoulder when he was slowly losing his mind. He went crazy after Ivy confronted him and found out the truth about the death of Nanay Carlota. During the event Arnaldo is blaming Diego for the misfortune in his life because he jealous to him and Ivy.
Fourth was when she outlasted another evil plan of Emilia. She fought against the group of men who wanted to rape and kill her. The men were hired by her nemesis. The incident also reminded her of the rape attempt she experienced in her childhood.
Fifth was when Arnaldo tried to absuse her during their weekend getaway in the family yacht of Ardiente. She was saved by Diego. The rescue episode involved bloody fistfight between Diego and Arnaldo that ended up with an intense gun faceoff and later on the headshot of Arnaldo by Jepoy.
Sixth the confrontation between Julio and Ivy. He confronted Ivy if she was the one shot his grandson Arnaldo. Ivy told him that if she has plans to kill his grandson, she would have done it a long time ago. She also added not to accused her falsely again. Seventh was when she confessed to Emelia that she was the traitor of the Ardiente family when the two women had an intense and life-threatening fight. And lastly was when she was buried alive by the Ardiente family. Emilia offered flowers, lit a candle and bid goodbye to her foe.
During her last few breath, she tried to prove that she could handle everything. The episode recorded a national television rating of 31% according to data from Kantar Media, which kept fans on the edge of their seats as they saw Ivy lying lifeless in the coffin. The episode aslo dominated the twitter as netizens shared their sentiments on the death of Ivy Aguas and made the show’s official hashtag #WildflowerRIPIvyAguas trend nationwide.
The viewers were very entertained to the special entrance of Maja Salavdor’s character in the show. It has a magnificent light and smoke effects with matching dance number. It’s far from what the Ardiente family thought that Ivy Aguas was dead but she was alive walking own the stairway, wearing a glamorous long gown.The character of Tirso Cruz III, Julio Ardiente was very surprised and terrified while shouting “You’re not real. You’re already dead.” But the character of Maja Salvador just flashed her dashing smile and confirmed the death of Ivy Aguas saying “Ivy Aguas is dead, But Lily Cruz is not yet dead. I am Lily Cruz. I am the real Lily Cruz.Lily Cruz was together with her battalion of gunmen that were ready to shoot Julio Ardiente anytime.
She will now end the tyranny of the family Ardiente that night. But as expected the show will not end there, it’s just one of the demonstration of Lily Cruz’ influenced. She even bragged why she is not wearing black saying that “I’m not wearing black because I will not be grieving for all of you. Black is out. Gold is in.” she even added that just like gold she is indestructible. You can saw how vicious the real Lily Cruz was.
The terrifying effect of the character of Maja Salavador was not just felt by Julio Ardiente but also by the netizens who regularly watch the show. It even hit the social media, in twitter world the hashtag #WildflowerIndestructible is top-trending.
Here are some of the tweets of the netizens to the wildflower indestructible episode.
According to @ellaaaachubby “#WildflowerIndestructible Me while watching Wildflower:” with matching graphics interchange format video of a shock woman. According to @MrNelsonRemo “YASSS Lili Cruzzzz!!!! Long live Lily!!!! Pak na pak!! #WildflowerIndestructible with queen emoji and graphics interchange format video of Beyonce entering in ballroom like a queen. And to @heyitskeee “Lily Cruz a.k.a Ivy aguas is Back! #WildflowerIndestructible with pictures of biggest country with their armoury and Philippines with Lily Cuz. From @msalvadorzone says “LILY CRUZ, slay us all. I’d gladly offer my cheek for you to slap, my Queen. #WildflowerIndestructible” with graphics interchange format video of Ivy Aguas turning her back with a flip of her hair. And from @mateethh “GO LILY CRUZZ!!! #WildflowerIndestructible” with a heart emoji and photo of Lily Cruz wearing her sexy plunging V neck gold long gown.
With that intense comeback can Lily Cruz achieved her longed revenged? Watched for the upcoming episodes of Wildflower before TV Patrol.