ABS-CBN's new teleserye The Good Son aired its pilot episode yesterday, September 25.
The new Kapamilya primetime series opened with the 40th birthday party of Victor Buenavidez (Albert Martinez).
It was a surprise from his family: his children Enzo (Jerome Ponce) and Calvin (Nash Aguas), and his wife Olivia (Eula Valdes).
After his children delivered their messages for him, Victor invited everyone to a wine toast.
At the other side of the story is the second family of Victor.
Racquel (Mylene Dizon) is seen also busy preparing for Victor's birthday celebration, along with her father Matias (Ronnie Lazaro) and Obet (McCoy de Leon), her son from a first boyfriend.
However, Joseph (Joshua Garcia), the illegitimate son of Victor and Racquel, gave his mother notice that she shouldn't expect him to be there that night.
Back in the first Buenavidez household, Olivia noticed that her husband Victor had left the party.
In their bedroom, Olivia saw that Victor was already packing his things and preparing to leave.
Calvin (Nash Aguas), who heard his parents arguing, witnessed how Olivia pleaded for Victor to stay.
It turned out that Victor would go to Racquel and Joseph, his other family.
While having the pancit Racquel cooked for him, Victor felt a sudden pain in his chest but let it be.
Later, Victor joined his son Joseph in basketball, and convinced him to accept his scholarship offer.
However, Joseph remained aloof towards him.
Victor then went inside to talk with Racquel and drink coffee, but he suddenly showed signs of having a heart attack.
Victor's brother, Anthony (John Estrada), rushed to the hospital, only to find his brother already dead from cardiac arrest.
Anthony asked Racquel's family to leave since Olivia and her children were already on their way to the hospital.
At the hospital, Olivia and her children were devastated to see Victor's lifeless body.
In the next episodes, viewers will witness how Olivia will deal with the existence of Racquel and Joseph in their lives.
The Buenavidez clan will also find out that Victor had a cardiac arrest after being poisoned.
The four sons—Enzo, Obet, Calvin, and Joseph—will be investigated in the search for who killed Victor.
AGB RATINGS. How did the pilot episode of The Good Son fare in the ratings game based on AGB Nielsen data?
Pilot episodes are normally expected to rate better.
The new ABS-CBN teleserye, which had the hashtag #TGSTheBirthday, succeeded. It registered a TV rating of 6.3%.
Its rival program in GMA-7, My Korean Jagiya, registered a TV rating of 6.1%.
The Good Son rated just 0.2% higher than the Kapuso rom-com starring Heart Evangelista and Alexander Lee, which has been airing since August 21, 2017.