GMA-7's newest afternoon teleserye Ika-5 Utos aired its pilot episode yesterday, September 10.
The show, which revolves around the fifth commandment "Thou shall not kill," opened with the birthday celebration of Eloisa's (Jean Garcia) daughter.
Her friends Clarisse (Valerie Concepcion) and Kelly (Gelli De Belen) were also introduced as viewers learned about their lives while living with their spouses.
Clarisse is the rich friend of Eloisa who is not happy anymore with her husband Emil (Tonton Gutierrez). Emil happens to be the former suitor of Eloisa way back in high school.
However, this does not affect her friendship with Eloisa, and she even helped her organize the birthday party.
Kelly is the materialistic close friend of Eloisa who always argues with Clarisse. Deep down inside, Kelly is envious of her, which is why she makes sure they have the same bags and clothes. The only difference is that Kelly's bags are fake while Clarisse buys authentic items.
Kelly is married to Benjie (Antonio Aquitania) and they have one child, Carlo (Jake Vargas).
Benjie told Kelly that Eloisa's husband Randy (Neil Ryan Sese) might be cheating on her with other women.
Kelly, despite being told to remain silent about the issue, informed Eloisa of Benjie's observations.
Clarisse then promised to watch Randy closely, since they work in the same office.
Clarisse caught Randy flirting with another woman and confronted him. Still, she assured Eloisa that her husband is not cheating on her.
However, Clarisse started having doubts about Emil's capabilities as a man. She then started fooling around with Randy and caused them to cheat on their spouses.
Their sin of infidelity would later branch out to various crimes, and even involve their grown-up children who have yet to appear in the episodes.
How did the pilot episode of Ika-5 Utos fare based on AGB Nielsen NUTAM ratings?
The new GMA-7 show registered an AGB rating of 5.7%.
Meanwhile, its rival ABS-CBN program, It's Showtime, got a rating of 5.1%.
Ika-5 Utos got a TV rating that is 0.6 points higher than its Kapamilya counterpart.
Take note that the Kapuso drama, which is directed by Laurice Guillen, has a 2:30 p.m. timeslot while It's Showtime airs from 12:15 to 3:30 p.m.