Former Pinoy Big Brother host Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla re-entered the PBB 737 house to serve as the third houseguest this season.
Last Saturday, October 31, Toni Gonzaga officially welcomed Mariel who last hosted PBB during the Teen Clash 2010 edition wherein James Reid emerged as the Teen Big Winner.
In the November 2 episode of PBB 737, Mariel learned about the task she is set to do for the Regular Big Four (Miho Nishida, Roger Lutero, Dawn Chang and Tommy Esguerra) and the Teen Big Four (Jimboy Martin, Franco Rodriguez, Ylona Garcia and Bailey May),
Viewers also got to see Mariel’s tearful reunion with Big Brother inside the confession room.
Kuya asked the actress what kept her busy.
The TV host dubbed back then as Kapitbahay ni Kuya answered, “Ito nanga-ngapit bahay ulit, Kuya. I’m very good.
“Well I’m married. We all are! Yung Kuya’s Angels, we’re all married, older and wiser.”
Big Brother then blurted out, “Alam mo Mariel, na-miss kita.”
Upon hearing this, Mariel shrieked and told Big Brother, “Na-miss rin kita, Kuya! That’s so sweet. I’m super touched.”
Big Brother then played a clip of his conversation with an emotional Mariel in the famous yellow house way back in 2007 during the Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2.
This was the time when Mariel accompanied housemate Jon Avila and she got trapped inside the PBB house. Big Brother told her back then that she will serve as a houseguest and will stay for the house for several months.
Mariel got teary-eyed when she saw the video.
Big Brother then asked, “Mariel naalala mo ba yung usap nating 'yan?”
Mariel answered, “Yes, of course.”
Big Brother then informed Mariel about her mission inside the house.
She was tasked to help viewers decide who to vote for as the Big Winner.
Big Brother instructed her to get a box containing a medallion representing the Big Winner. Big Brother wanted Mariel to personally bring it and show it to the housemates.
“Ipaalam mo sa mga housemates ko kung ano ang halaga ng medallion na 'yan and what it symbolizes.”
Mariel then went inside the house and the housemates warmly welcomed her.
She told the housemates, “Alam niyo bang sobrang na-miss ko 'tong bahay na to. Dati rin akong tumira dito."
PRANK. After the housemates welcomed and toured her inside, Mariel narrated to them how Kuya locked her inside the PBB house.
“I was hosting, then I brought a housemate in. And when I got here, I wasn’t allowed to leave anymore.
“And I stayed here for several months. That was what happened to me. Super crayola ako, di ba? Iyak ako ng iyak na talagang end of the world.”
Kuya then showed a throwback video of Mariel crying inside the confession room.
She continued, “And I ended up liking it. I enjoyed it so much. I learned so many things.”
Mariel chatted with the housemates and asked them who they think deserves to be the big winner.
In the middle of their conversation, Big Brother instructed Roger to get a gift box for Mariel. The TV host felt tense since she had an inkling that she might be locked again inside the house.
Mariel then shouted to Big Brother, “Kuya ha, hindi ako nagpaalam sa asawa ko na overnight ako ha.
When Mariel opened the box, she saw a set of towels with her name embroided on it, which made the housemates excited.
In previous editions, the set of towels given to the guests indicated that they will be staying inside the house for many days.
Still in a state of shock and denial, Mariel asked, “Ano ibig sabihin nito? Seryoso ba 'to? Kuya, pag-usapan natin ito.
“No, I have no clothes, this is not gonna happen.”
But she conceded, “Pero okay lang, baka para mas makilala ko talaga kayo ng mas mabuti.”
Franco asked, “Hindi na po kayo iiyak?
Mariel answered, “Graduate na ako do’n. Di ba kuya?”
The PBB Celebrity Edition theme song “Sikat Ang Pinoy” was then played in the house, adding to the tension of Mariel.
She reminded herself and the housemates, “Oo nga, it was Celebrity Edition kasi when I entered, e.”
At this moment, Mariel said she’s almost sure that she will stay inside the house for a long time.
In the meantime, Mariel bonded with the girls inside their bedroom and borrowed some slippers. After a while, Roger brought inside a luggage trolley for Mariel.
Mariel exclaimed, “Oh My God!”
The TV host then inspected the luggage and saw that it contained her clothes.
RELATIONSHIP WITH ROBIN. Inthe living room, Jimboy had a talk with Mariel and asked her to tell stories about Robin Padilla, Mariel’s husband.
Mariel described Robin by saying, “Mabait yun. Magalang. Pinakamagalang na tao lalo na sa babae, super.
“Makata, sobrang makata. Malalim yung mga salita niya.”
She revealed, “Yung unang beses na nagtext siya sa akin, hindi ko naintindihan yun, e. Sobrang lalim.
“Kunyari something that didn’t go well, sasabihin niya, may kalungkutan.”
REMINSCING WITH KUYA. At this point, Big Brother called Mariel to go inside the confession room.
Upon Mariel’s entry inside the confession room, she told Big Brother, “Uy kuya, di ba joke lang? Ano ba talaga?”
Big Brother answered, “E, nakatsinelas ka na, e.”
Mariel then told him, “E, siyempre para maniwala sila, para alam nila na I’m one of them!”
Big Brother continued to play a prank on Mariel and said, “Kumportable ka na yata ulit diyan, e.”
Mariel said, “O sige, magsho-shoes na ako ulit. Goodbye na ako? E, bakit mo kasi ako binigyan ng mga bath robe? For old times’ sake?”
Big Brother told her, “Oo, na-miss lang kita.”
The “Kapitbahay ni Kuya” then told Big Brother, “That’s so sweet, thank you, I appreciate it, iu-uwi ko yun.
“Alam mo ba yung robe from before, nasa akin pa rin hanggang ngayon. Ginagamit ko! May butas nga lang siya pero ginagamit ko pa rin.”
Big Brother answered, “O ayan, may pangalawang set ka na.”
Mariel then happily told Big Brother, “By the way, I’m so happy that we made it clear na props lang yung stuff inside, thanks!”
Big Brother then told Mariel that it’s time for her to leave. The TV host returned inside the house and wished the housemates luck.
“I’m gonna go and I wish you all good luck. It was really nice meeting all of you.
“Sana galingan niyo, be motivated, remember kung bakit kayo nagpunta dito. Kung ano yung pinaglalaban ninyo, kung ano yung pinagsisikapan niyo.”
When Mariel returned to the confession room, she became emotional after Big Brother’s parting words for her.
“Malayo na rin ang narating mo, Mariel.” Big Brother told her.
Mariel became teary-eyed this time, and Big Brother continued his touching words.
“Ang layo na ng naabot mo. Alam mo ba Mariel, kahit panandalian kang umalis ay hindi kita nakalimutan.”
Mariel then told Big Brother, “Big Brother really made an impact in my life also and I’m very grateful that’s why I’m here today no matter what.
“I’m here to celebrate the ten years with you.”
And Big Brother told her, “Hindi mabubuo yung sampung taon na yon kung wala ka. You will always be special, Mariel.
“At lagi kang may lugar dito sa bahay ko. And it looks like we’re back where we started.”
Mariel is set to return to the house to present challenges to the housemates before the Big Night takes place in Albay on November 8.