Sofia Andres returns to ABS-CBN's fantasy-themed series Bagani.
Viewers of the show were surprised to see the return of her character Mayari in the July 17 episode.
During the last scene of the episode, a lady wearing a yellow hood suddenly appeared in front of Malaya (Kristine Hermosa) and Gaki (Justin Cuyugan).
When the lady removed the hood, her identity was revealed to be Mayari.
It seemed like Malaya resurrected Mayari and will use her as a pawn against the Baganis, composed of Liza Soberano, Makisig Morales, Zaijian Jaranilla, Matteo Guidicelli, and Enrique Gil.
Sofia's comeback comes three months after her controversial exit from the show.
It may be recalled that in April 5, Mayari was killed after lightning struck her.
This fueled various speculations about Sofia's career, including a rumored network transfer.
However, she already said in an interview that her character was meant to be killed during the seventh week.
Sofia also posted a photo of herself wearing the yellow hood on her Instagram story.
Meanwhile, Sofia's Bagani love interest Enzo Pineda, who plays Datu in the show, tweeted about Mayari's comeback.
He wrote, "#BAGANIprOppose Buhay si mayari!?!?"
In response to this development, netizens shared their reactions on Sofia's Bagani comeback via Twitter:
BAgani mayari is back! i love the twist that bagani give to us :) sana maikasal na si BAGANI GANDA at si BAGANI LAKAS ???? #BAGANIPrOppose— Norien Barodi (@norienbarodi) July 17, 2018
It's been weeks since the last time I saw an episode of Bagani, then nakita ko here sa Twitter that Mayari is back. Kaso nasa evil side na siya. Oooh, hanep na plot twist ah. Kala ng lahat hindi na siya mabubuhay eh.— Jerame Shun (@MsJerameShun) July 17, 2018
Nakaka shock si Mayari!!! Welcome Back Sofia Andres! #BAGANIPrOppose— HopeIQuenStay??????????????????????? (@umj102490) July 17, 2018
koya M, di ko gets.. bakit kayang buhayin ni Malaya si Mayari pero di nya magamot si Sarimaw?????— Para sa Ekonomiya ng Sansinukob???? (@SimplengFaney) July 17, 2018
unless na lang na tama ang hula ko dati na sa DPR kinulong si Mayari, tapos dun sya nakita ni Malaya.???????????????????
if so, may chance din na nasa DPR si tatay Agos ha!????????????
O M G !!!! MAYARI IS BACK!!! ILANG BUWAN KO HINITAY YON ANO BA?!!! SOFIA ANDRES ANO NA?!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH #Bagani— Joshua Basquinas (@heybaskee) July 17, 2018
Mayari is back ???? @iamsofiaandres grabe nagparamdam tlaga e nuh tinigil ko mga gawain ko, khit gabi na dahil namiss ko mapanood ang bagani matagl na hindi ko pinapnuod, unexpected talaga grabe ang saya ko ngayon lang ako nanuod ulit ng Bagani iba tlaga pag idol mo e magpprmdam???? pic.twitter.com/mR7ht27ndJ— DGuzman Soto Dimple (@IamDimpleSoto) July 17, 2018
Evil Mayari(anong power?) vs Liksi. interesting to see former Bagani fighting current Bagani #BAGANIPrOppose— Ron Reiel A. Rolloda (@RReiel42) July 17, 2018
The question is paano nabuhay si Mayari? tinamaan siya sa stomach part noon Sarimaw Purple Lighting strikes. #BAGANIPrOppose— Ron Reiel A. Rolloda (@RReiel42) July 17, 2018
sana lang hindi yan pakana ni Malaya
Mayari is baaaaackkkk!!! ????????????— Tine ? (@imtiinepangan) July 17, 2018