After seven months, GMA-7 aired the finale of its prime-time series Onanay featuring Superstar Nora Aunor and newbie actress Jo Berry.
This Kapuso teleserye revolves around Onay (Jo Berry) who was born with Achondroplasia, a bone growth disorder that leads to dwarfism.
In the finale episode aired last Friday, March 15, viewers got to see how the characters were able to heal from their wounds after the passage of time.
Maila (Mikee Quintos) performed a spoken word poem in the prison where her father Lucas (Wendell Ramos) was incarcerated.
Lucas was so touched by her performance that he shed tears. Onay saw their heartwarming moment and did not interfere with their reunion.
After some time, Lucas is allowed to leave prison after getting parole.
He tries to win back Onay by placing rose petals on the street where she passed by. He also showed a list of good deeds he did in the past in order to make up for his past mistakes.
Lucas disclosed his greatest wish: "I hope Onay forgives me."
In response, Onay told him:
"Wala namang sugat na hindi naghihilom kung tama ang paggamot dito.
"Wala ring wish na hindi natutupad kung totoo ang nasa puso.
"Matagal na kitang napatawad, Lucas."
Lucas then kissed the hands of Onay while tears welled up in their eyes.
The next sequence immediately showed the wedding of Onay and Lucas.
In her voiceover, the lead actress asked:
"Paano ma-i-in love ang isang gwapong lalaki sa isang maliit na babaeng kagaya ko?
"Sa ikalawang beses ko sa pagharap sa altar, malamang dalawang kilay na nila ang tataas.
"Buti na lang naihanda ako ng nanay ko sa marahas na mundo," Onay said, referring to the character of Nora Aunor.
"Ako si Ronalyn "Onay" Matayo at gusto kong ipahatid sa lahat na huwag tayong sumuko, gaano pa kabaku-bako ang dadaanan natin.
"Ang pagmamahal ay wala sa tangkad o sa laki. Nandito siya sa mga puso natin.
"Kapusin man tayo sa ganda, sa kinang, sa tangkad, hindi dahilan yun para maging iba tayo sa lahat dahil may puso tayo na handangagmahal, handang masaktan."
How did the finale episode of Onanay fare in the ratings game?
The GMA-7 prime-time series Onanay registered a Kantar rating of 22%.
Its rival program in ABS-CBN, The General's Daughter, registered a Kantar rating of 28.9%.
Nora Aunor and Jo Berry's Kapuso series got a TV rating that is 6.9 points lower than the Angel Locsin-led action-drama series.
Based on AGB Nielsen NUTAM People ratings, Onanay received more viewers when it aired its finale episode on March 15.
Onanay got an AGB rating of 14.8%.
The General's Daughter registered an AGB rating of 10.8%.