ABS-CBN’s well-received crime-thriller series, Dirty Linen, continues to captivate its audience with its characteristic bold and intense storytelling.
From its remarkable and widely acclaimed first episode, online users are once again experiencing a strong emotional connection to the series’ reflection of social and political parallels, just a fortnight before its conclusion.
In a scene from the episode aired on Thursday, August 17, viewers couldn’t help but draw a striking comparison to the way the Marcos family left the country during the 1986 People Power revolution.
During this episode, the character Dona Cielo, portrayed by the esteemed actress Ms. Tessie Tomas, is depicted instructing Carlos, played by the accomplished actor John Arcilla, to gather and conceal their gold, jewelry, and other precious items within their mansion’s underground chamber.
This particular scene resonated with many viewers, evoking memories of how the Marcoses packed away their collection of currency and ornaments as they departed the nation.
The Twitter account @AtlStarMagic conveyed its astonishment in a tweet, deeming the scene as highly “Imeldific.”
“WAIT THIS IS SO IMELDIFIC CHRUEEEE??? #DLPredator”
— ALTStarMagic 💫 (@AltStarMagic) August 15, 2023
Similarly, @jub_alberto took to Twitter to draw a direct parallel between this scene and the analogous situation at Malacañang in 1986.
“Parang eksena sa Malacanang noong February 1986! Sasakay din kaya sila ng bangka sa Pasig River?! Mahusay, #DirtyLinen! #DLPredator #TessieTomas #JohnArcilla”
— Jubert Alberto (@jub_alberto) August 16, 2023
Injecting humor, journalist Jules Guiang quips, “After 30 years naman happy sila uli kasi 3 decades nilang tatrabahuin nanlinisin ang pangalan nila, dami nilang pera to make that happen”
After 30 years naman happy sila uli kasi 3 decades nilang tatrabahuin nanlinisin ang pangalan nila, dami nilang pera to make that happen 🤭 https://t.co/RvR3KnXVbG
— Julliano Fernando Guiang (@julesguiang) August 16, 2023
@icedmackyata shares a similar sentiment, tweeting, “Parang alam ko na magiging ending nitong Dirty Linen. Magiging presidente ng Pilipinas si Carlos Fiero para linisin lahat ng kalat ng pamilya nya. Final answer! Charot. #DLDirtySecret”
Parang alam ko na magiging ending nitong Dirty Linen. Magiging presidente ng Pilipinas si Carlos Fiero para linisin lahat ng kalat ng pamilya nya. Final answer! Charot. 😂 #DLDirtySecret https://t.co/H4BI9XIpEm
— Ⓜ️ (@IcedMACKYato) August 16, 2023
@renzdvr points out the familiarity of Tomas’ dialogue in the scene.
“‘Walang makaka-alam, we are leaving’ The design is very familiar qqqaa #DLPredator”
"Walang makaka-alam, we are leaving"
— Renz Daniel De Vera (@renzdvr) August 15, 2023
Parody account @momshiedivine humorously connects the scene to the popular Tallano gold myth.
“Tallano Gold na pala ito ng mga Marcos. Makihingi ka na bes @Senyora yan na inaasahan mo sa idol mong korap charing whahaha”
— Marlou Motel (@momshiedivine) August 15, 2023
Similarly, @raymund_orpiana tweets about the infamous Tallano gold.
“Hahaha yung Tallano Gold. Charot”
Hahaha yung Tallano Gold. Charot https://t.co/Ay0yfK4XvF
— Engr. RCO (@raymund_orpiana) August 16, 2023
Meanwhile, @lucaswinterber2 jests, “Marcoses be like: wait, is this fucking play about us? #DirtyLinen”
— lucas_winterberry (@lucaswinterber2) August 16, 2023
Dirty Linen is set to conclude its run on August 25, 2023, after seven months on the air.