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Trish asks Sinag to keep watch of her boyfriend while she’s away, Benjie and Sinag go on a road trip at Trish’s request, and Catalina gets more desperate to get rid of Benjie.

Recap

After the office brawl, Benjie gets comforted by Trish. She also asks Benjie if her company could have their company outing at one of their resorts. Meanwhile Ninay laughs at Sinag’s dilemma with both Benjie and Trish while denying her pervious advice. Sinag (being the paragon of goodness and uprightness) decides to come clean with Trish and just face the consequences.

Benjie drops by the Rosales home while they’re having dinner. He gets scolded by Don Vicente for tarnishing the Rosales name (which is true even though it’s kinda frustrating) while Catalina silently gloats. Benjie apologizes and brings up Trish’s request. Catalina, of course, rejects his request while lightly insulting him. Benjie dejectedly turns away but his fairy grandmother saves the day again by granting his request, after hearing that Trish was going to promote the resort. Note that she approved the request without even seeing the proposal for promotion. Don Vicente sides with his wife and Catalina and Benjie get into a glaring contest.

Teddy is still fuming over his encounter with the arrogant Don at the museum. No matter how much his wife tells him to calm down, he storms out to deal with his rage (I think Teddy is turning into an alcoholic, the kind that needs a rehab intervention).

Catalina gets some “quality time” with her right hand henchman Elton. She refuses his kisses and warns him that if her name gets dragged in his “crime,” she will personally fire him.

Trish informs her boss-ninong that the company outing is set and gets a surprise when he sends her to Singapore for a 5-day seminar for station managers (is that even a thing?). It’s insane how he’s so casual about it, “You’re leaving the day after tomorrow.” Like she doesn’t have a life or plans outside of work. Sinag drops by her cubicle, intending to come clean but retreats when she sees the boss-ninong. Trish calls her back and volunteers her to do the ocular while she heads to Singapore (like she doesn’t have her own plans as well).

It’s been a day but Teddy is not over what happened at the museum. He’s still drinking away at daylight (wasting money) with Lolo Elvis as his companion. He drunkenly rants about the old guy and makes empty threats to the wind.

Sinag tries to get out of the trip with Benjie but Trish asks her to keep an eye on her boyfriend while she is away (unaware that she’s the Sinag that Trish has been stressing about). When Sinag informs her family about Trish’s request, the parents are strongly (and loudly) against the idea while the siblings make compelling arguments for it. Sally ends up siding with Tala and Sol, saying that Trish might get suspicious if Sinag keeps on turning her down, and Teddy is outnumbered. Meanwhile Trish and Benjie are out for dinner and she informs him about her trip to Singapore and that she’ll have someone from the station accompany him.

The next day, Trish lays on the guilt on Sinag until she reluctantly agrees to her request. When Sinag was about to spill the beans, the earthquake drill interrupts her and she loses her chance again.

Catalina presents her designs for the Tiera Alta mall to Don Vicente and gets rejected once again. He tells her bluntly not to get involved with Benjie’s project. She (wearing a new OOTD) vents out to Elton (who is not helping at all) and makes cryptic remarks about forcing Benjie out of the company using questionable means.

Sinag prepares for her trip with Benjie, and her parents are still worried about their daughter’s decision to go on a trip with the devil Benjie. She assures them that she will tell Trish the truth before they leave (and destiny be like, “keep on dreaming, girl”). Also, Badong (her boyfriend) does not know about all this and she asks her parents to hide it from him as well.

Our star crossed lovers meet again. Trish is now at the airport and drops the bomb on her boyfriend over the phone: Sinag is joining him to the ocular, giving him no time to make adjustments to thwart destiny. Trish gives Sinag strict orders over the phone and before Sinag could come clean, she loses the chance again.     

Sinag and Benjie bicker like rom com leads, and Benjie hides his smile (argh!!! That small smile killed me. His eyes are like in a different level of happy than when he is with Trish). Sinag lays out ground rules before they embark on the trip, still throwing shade at Benjie.

Alden and Maine Sinag and Benjie make a road trip the most epic thing on TV even without extensive dialogue. Meanwhile, Trish’s mom is at it again with her doubt-seeding, and we finally find out what Trish really thinks of her “friend.”

Sinag gets off Benjie’s car and decides to just commute to the place. Of course, she gets a hard time getting a ride as Benjie watches her with an amused smirk. He finally drives back to her and she gets back in, swallowing her pride (cause her work is still important to her). Sinag goes back to ignoring Benjie, using her headphones as a shield. But Benjie turns up the volume of his car stereo to drown out what Sinag was hearing.

Badong (finally) shows up and asks the Obispos where Sinag was. Sally ends up telling Badong that Sinag was with Benjie.

Finally, we get a song that is not the DTBY OST playing on the background. Sinag ends up falling asleep as Benjie drives and we get the classic “asleep on the shoulder” scene. Of course, Sinag snores unlady-like to break the romantic atmosphere. And Benjie flashes that cute boy next door smile.          

 

Random thoughts

*OH EM GEE. Was my hunch right? Is Catalina not really her mother’s daughter?

* What if Trish meets her ex (the guy she cheated on Benjie with) while she’s in Singapore?

* Teddy is diverting his rage against himself (for being an unreliable padre de pamilya) to a pompous old man. That’s why he is so angry and why he cannot let this incident go.

* Why can’t Sinag use Badong as an excuse to Trish, tell her that he’s jealous AF so spending time with another man is a terrible idea?

* Hmmm…Trish is getting those migraines so often. I wouldn’t be surprised if later on they’ll reveal she’s sick, making it hard for Benjie to break up with her. 

* Argh! I can’t get over how different Benjie’s eyes are when he’s looking at Sinag.

* In this universe, all rich people are ill-mannered, self-centered, self-entitled brats who are disconnected from reality.

* Jusmiyo. Badong is such a bland character. Even though he’s been promoted to boyfriend, he is still kinda useless as third wheel character.

In conclusion

Ugh. Alden and Maine are just too cute for words. Even though I hate infidelity themed stories, where the writers use destiny to excuse getting involved with another while in a relationship, our bibis are just magical together. I get that Sinag and Benjie are not cheating on their respective partners now and just because they’re in romantic situations together against their volition does not mean that they are being unfaithful to their partners, but that’s how it starts. No matter how they explain, their partners will still feel cheated on, which will lead to more sneaking around, more bursts of jealousy until both parties break up. 

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