Maricel Soriano made her television comeback via ABS-CBN's Maalaala Mo Kaya last Saturday, September 23, 2017.
She starred with JC de Vera in this MMK episode about a mother and her adopted son who are bound not by blood but by love.
Nung binasa ko yung script. Iyak ako ng iyak, sabi ko bakit kaya. Sobrang mabigat sa puso,” said Maricel in an interview with TV Patrol.
The Diamond Star reminded people, “Huwag natin ikakahiya kung sino tayo, kung ano tayo, at kung ano ang pinanggalingan natin. Wala tayong kahit na ano kung hindi an ating sariling pangalan kaya huwag na huwag itong dudungisan.”
Maricel’s last MMK episode was aired 14 years ago, and she was last seen by Kapamilyas in the movie Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy in 2013.
In her latest MMK appearance, Maricel plays Guily. Ever since Guily adopted Jayson as a little boy from her niece, Guily has always treated Jayson as her own. It did not take long for Jayson to find out the truth about his identity, after he noticed he was using a surname different from his parents’.
After learning that his biological mother was still alive, Jayson grew up longing to meet her. Being a child out of wedlock, Guily fully understood what he was going through, so one day she accompanied him to his mother Chona (Dimples Romana). Jayson’s much awaited moment, however, did not happen the way he pictured it to be.
Maricel was joined in this episode by Lito Pimentel, Lui Villaraz, Menggi Cobarrubias, Louise Abuel, Raikko Mateo, Michael Roy Journales, Wynril Banaag, and Perry Escaño.
The episode is directed by Dado Lumibao and written by Jaymar Santos Castro. MMK is led by business unit head Roda dela Cerna and Star Creatives COO Malou Santos.
Maricel Soriano and JC de Vera
AGB RATINGS. How did the TV comeback of Maricel Soriano fare in AGB ratings?
According to AGB Nielsen, the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode, which used the hashtag #MMKMomBeyondBlood, registered a TV rating of 10.8%.
Its rival GMA-7 program Magpakailanman got a TV rating of 9.9%. Here, Inah de Belen and Martin del Rosario portray LGBT lovers in the episode titled "Beki Ka, Tibo Ako, Forever Tayo: The Gemini Naraga and Myen Oronan Story."
The Kapamilya show rated 0.9 points higher than the Kapuso show that aired on September 23, 2017.