#TIMYPressured: Kapit Hanggang Dulo

I get the point of this arc. That Basti is not a saint and Iris is not perfect. No matter how much Basti loves Iris, he will be prone to temptation especially if he is baited with the things he longs for. Meanwhile, as the pressure drives a bigger divide between the two, exhaustion and stress could compel Iris to do or say things that she normally wouldn’t. Its realistic, true. Annoying, for sure, because this is a side of the couple that has not yet been explored. And I totally get that the characters need to be challenged this way.

I have faith that the writers are planning something big for the last two weeks but I’ll be honest. It will indeed be a struggle to watch more of this painful bad acting from Madison. I’m doing my best to give Team TIMY the space they need to do their job. Its a sacrifice I will willingly make for the show I love. Kapit hanggang dulo, mga bes.

#TIMYManipulation: Seduction via what ifs?

No matter how irked I am about the idea of a third party to get between Iris and Basti, I must admit that it does happen in real life that men fall for women who have the qualities that their partners do not have. In all fairness to Basti, he was more amazed and starstruck with the motorbike than he was with Madison and for now, I think that’s a good thing. But Madison is not going stop at a motorbike to gain Basti’s attention. She has a goal set in mind and she has the means to make things happen. She is now appealing to Basti’s sense of adventure but pretty soon, she will be building up to the idea of herself as an alternative partner for Basti because Iris is “not putting family first.” She is basically seducing Basti with the idea of “what if?”

Dear Dreamscape, give TIMY/TIMYllenials the ending we deserve

I do not presume to know what the writers have up their sleeve for the finale nor do I presume to know better than the writers but if this drivel lasts for another week, there may be no more viewers tuned in to watch it, no matter how much we love JaDine. Don’t do this to James and Nadine. Don’t do this to the show. Don’t do this to us. Give us the ending we deserve para naman umabot tayo sa “Tayo Hanggang Dulo.”

#TIMYWrongMove: B is for BAD Trip. Hello Mama Lulu!

One bright spot in the episode however, is the cameo of Mama Lulu, who was one of the first shippers of Cleah. I hope she pops in again just to remind Basti not to fall into the trap set out by Madison, no matter how tempting or how obvious it may be. My heart is already breaking for Iris for all the pain that the malicious mistress wannabe will definitely throw her way. I hope after an initial bawl-a-thon, Iris ends her with an “Akin Lang Ang Asawa Ko” level line. I hope.

IsTi hanggang dulo. Kapit lang mga bes.

#TIMYSacrifice: And so it begins

Then came the baby issue again. It seemed like deja vu, but I’m beginning understand how this works. Team TIMY sped through the baby issue the first time around because it wanted to establish how the issue was not fully resolved by Basti or Iris saying sorry.

All in all, I’m beginning to see some future in these storylines. I have a feeling that they’re reserving one major conflict to threaten IsTi and Ali but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that its not gonna be Madison.

#TIMYNewYear: Please save our last three weeks. It isn’t too late.

Please save this show, writers, I implore you in the name of our entire fandom. The naysayers have all packed their bags and left and it is the loyal viewers like us who continue to support the show and what it stands for. Don’t falter on your original ideas and don’t insult our intelligence with this Madison drivel please. We have faith in you. Kapit lang kami kahit beast mode na.

#TIMYStrategy: Madison as Simon 2.0? Uh, no thank you!

It was totally uncanny for Iris to agree to such a loan especially since not too long ago, when the Love Team was experiencing a slump, she had no two pennies to rub together. I would understand if it was a P30,000 bag, but P300,000? Basti was right in scolding her for it, but it would have been better if instead of storming out, he had forced her to return the bag and get a refund. I understand peer pressure and Iris’ high regard for Madison but the Iris that we know is smart and determined and not anybody’s lapdog. She should not start being one now. And instead of Basti always caving in to Iris because he loves her so much, Iris should also not make major decisions and take her husband’s agreement for granted.

#TIMYTheBigBreak: Umayos ka, Madison; Ali’s homecoming

Ali’s courage and determination in wanting to be beside his father in his hour of need at the risk of his hurtful words and actions was a testament to Ali’s strong personality. Even when he was unsure about the outcome, he stood by the people he loved. And Sir Dad’s softening reaction to Ali’s statement was, for me, a positive indication that he will see the courage it took for Ali to return home and the determination that his son had in showing him his love — all traits of a good soldier, just like him.

I hope that Team TIMY does not pursue the love triangle arc for long. I credit Loren Burgos for her effective portrayal of socialite Madison but I don’t want anyone to come between Basti and Iris, especially after all they’ve been through. I believe in Basti though, in his loyalty and love to Iris and I believe that when push comes to a shove, Iris will fight for her man. On second thought, let’s see how this plays out. I want a spitfire Iris to come out soon. It would be really interesting and I’m pretty sure that Basti will enjoy every minute.