After seven months on the air, GMA-7 aired the final episode of the afternoon series Haplos.
In this Kapuso show, Sanya Lopez and Thea Tolentino play half-sisters who are both attracted to the character of Rocco Nacino.
During the February 23, 2018 finale, viewers got to see how their rivalry ended.
Benny (Pancho Magno) and Angela (Sanya Lopez) take a chopper to help Gerald (Rocco Nacino) out of his car that is about to fall off a ravine. Benny kisses Angela and tells her that he will save Gerald.
Benny goes down and sees a bleeding Gerald. After struggling to help Gerald, Benny finally tied a rope around Gerald’s foot and helped him up the rope. As this happens, Lucille (Thea Tolentino), who had just opened her eyes after the accident, looks up to Benny and Gerald and becomes angry. She raises her arm and performs a spell, which created lightning, which, in turn burned the rope holding Benny and Gerald.
In an effort to save Gerald, Benny suggests that he sacrifice himself. Gerald reminds him of the time that Gerald tried to commit suicide, which he still regrets up to this day. Gerald asks him to hold on.
As the rope was about to be severed by the fire, Benny tells Gerald that he knows Angela still loves him. He asks Gerald to promise him that he will take care of Angela. Benny then cuts the rope and falls to his death.
Upon seeing that Gerald didn’t die, Lucille screams in frustration.
After the incident, Lolo Doods (Lito Legaspi) finds out about Benny’s death and punches Gerald, blaming him for the death of his grandson.
News immediately spread that a business tycoon died after falling from a helicopter.
Lucille admitted to her mother Mercedes (Francine Prieto) that she was responsible for the reported death. Lucille says she will tell Angela that it was her who killed Benny, and will wait for Angela’s revenge.
In the next scene, Lucille approaches Gerald and confronts him. Gerald tells her to back off and that he will defend Angela to the death, saying that it was him and Angela who first fell in love with each other.
In the heat of the moment, Lucille accidentally reveals to Gerald that she was responsible for Benny’s death. Gerald almost chokes her to death, but lets her go when passersby start surrounding them.
An angry Angela then knocks loudly on Lucille’s door. When Lucille opens the door, Angela grabs Lucille and slaps her. Mercedes comes to Lucille’s aid.
In her rage, Angela performs a spell and pushes Lucille and Mercedes into a puddle of mud. The mother-daughter tandem vow to take revenge. Lucille then performs a ritual that will force Angela to be trapped inside a doll.
At Angela’s home, she finds Lola Biring (Celia Rodriguez) waiting for her. Lola Biring gives her a sheet of paper. It is revealed that the paper was torn by Lola Biring from the book of magic, and contains the “pinakamalupit na orasyon.”
Lola Biring tells Angela to use the spell written on the paper to defeat Lucille. The spell, she says, will drive Lucille’s spell back to her.
Angela attacks Lucille at the latter’s home and they begin a battle of spells.
Lucille unleashes her spell on Angela who chants the “pinakamalupit na orasyon.” In the end, Lucille is trapped inside the doll.
Meanwhile, Mercedes who goes out on the streets in disguise is captured by the cops.
Angela visits Benny’s grave and asks for forgiveness for not being able to give back what he had given her. She tells Benny that she loves him. “May isang sulok sa puso ko na nando’n ka,” she says.
Gerald arrives at Benny’s grave and promises his friend that he will take care of Angela.
Angela and Gerald then end up in a tight embrace.
Four years later, a scavenger finds the doll and gives it to her daughter, who is later killed by the doll.
Later, another girl suddenly picks up the same doll that is discarded at a park where Angela, Gerald, and their family are having a picnic. As the girl holds the doll, Lucille’s voice can be heard saying that she feels like she’s burning.
It turns out the girl is Angela and Gerald’s daughter.
As she approaches her daughter holding the doll, Angela suddenly feels the presence of Lucille.
AGB RATINGS. How did the Haplos final episode fare in AGB Nielsen ratings?
According to data gathered from Urban Philippines, Haplos got an AGB TV rating of 6.6%.
GMA-7's Afternoon Prime teleserye aired from 4:17 p.m. to 5:08 p.m.
ABS-CBN's counterpart show, Hanggang Saan, got an AGB TV rating of 4.4%.
This teleserye top-billed by Sylvia Sanchez and Arjo Atayde aired from 4:34 p.m. to 5:28 p.m.
Haplos got a TV rating that is 2.2 points higher than its rival show.