from the newsroom, I met this very intriguing character by the name of Nina Howard.
Will, while under the influence of illegal substance, sent a voice mail to his estranged wife, Mackenzie (Mac), telling her that he never stopped loving her. Years ago, Mac cheated on Will. Now, they are working together in a newsroom, trying to bring back the glory days of television news reporting.
That voice mail got hacked. It was diverted to Nina Howard’s phone, a reporter for a gossip magazine commissioned to bring down and crush Will. Nina heard the message. Obviously, it was a scoop. Will was high – while covering a big news event. But surprisingly, she went to Mac and told her that she knew Will was high, but she doesn’t want to break the news.
That moment I knew Nina feels something special for Will. O masyado lang akong lumaki sa pinoy teleserye. She was hurting when she played the voice mail, when she knew Will still loves Mac.
Weeks passed, Nina told Will that she knew what the message was. Mac was dying to find out what the rest of it was. Will only told him the first part of the message (“I am not only telling this because I’m high”) and pretended he forgot the rest. Of course, Mac did not believe Will because she’s still hoping that they would get back together, or at least that Will has already forgiven her.
Of all people, Mac asked Nina if she knew what the rest of the message was. Kanino pa ba sya magtatanong di ba? AND HERE WAS WHAT HAPPENED. She said she “doesn’t really remember word for word”. She said a lot of things, but she made sure she would not say what Mac wanted to hear.
LESSON (or note to self):
Ang galing ni Nina! Tama naman eh. Bakit kailangan sa kanya pa manggaling na “Oo mahal ka pa n’ya” eh masakit nga sa kanya. One way or another, fate will bring them together, so bakit kailangang magpakamartir di’ba? She could have done Mac a favor, but she just chose to protect herself from additional pain. Maybe she was hiding the truth, but what good would it bring if she tells Mac about the message? They would still end up together (I guess), kahit hindi sa kanya manggaling. She saved herself, and I guess that was the best thing to do.