Why Inno and Eva die in Now and Forever
Now and Forever (Ngayon at Kailanman) is a compelling story which has the most shocking revelations at every turn of the story.
With its theme of Vengeance, L^ve, Lust, Lies, deceit and unforgiveness set the tone for the characters in accomplishing what is “Now and Forever.”
In its finale, most surely did not expect what fate had in store for the star-crossed l^vers Inno (Joshua Garcia) and Eva (Julia Barretto) who were supposed to die at the beginning when Eva hit her head on a canoe and Inno transplant a bone marrow for Oliver returned to life to accomplish the task ahead of them.
As Eva had seemingly escaped from the clutches of a wrathful Oliver (Jameson Blake), Inno had rushed to her aid only to find his brother up and about, pointing a gun at them.
At that time, Stella (Alice Dixson) and Rebecca (Iza Calzado) had their own gun-toting altercation, yet the latter had been pleading for them to bury their hatchet as their hostilities had since affected their children.
They then received word about the whereabouts of Oliver, Eva, and Inno.
Nothing can be farther from the truth, as Oliver had been aiming his gun at Inno and Eva relentlessly, venting a lifelong ire on Inno for being their late father Hernan’s seeming favourite and on Eva for her mom Rebecca’s supposed slaying of his mother Stella.
Inno had repeatedly assured Oliver that such is not the case, Stella is very much alive, and even revealed that Inno was not her son and confessed she was behind the death of their father, who protected her real target, Rebecca. He also told him Hernan had unconditionally l^ved him.
But Oliver would have none of that. After telling Inno to leave him alone and the couple had begun to flee, a distraught Oliver called them chillingly.
As they stopped, Inno and Eva stared back and heard one terrifying remark.
It was as if the world came to a halt, when Oliver suddenly brandished his gun and mercilessly shot Eva and Inno, who tried to shield her from the gunfire as they both rolled on the sandy ground.
Mortally wounded, Eva could only look at Inno, who still calmly assured her that he would be fine and take her to a hospital.
As he carried her, Inno also succumb to the bullet that pierced his body.
They fall and gasping their last breath, they glance at each other one last time, whispering faint utterances of a l^ve that could not be broken, not even by a tragic fate that befell them.
And as they held on to one another, each pass on, leaving a distraught Oliver who could only say, “What have I done?”
Police arrived as the sun rose on that majestic yet gruesome beach, finding Oliver still shocked by his own actions and remaining near the lifeless bodies of Inno and Eva.
He then pointed the gun at them but an officer shot him first, making him sprawl to the ground.
Oliver was shocked to see a very much alive Stella approaching, weeping as she went by his side and had him taken to a hospital as he was arrested for murdering Eva and Inno.
Stella could only then glance at Inno and Eva’s lifeless bodies, before Rosa (Rio Locsin) and Rebecca (Iza Calzado) arrive, crying unabashedly over their terrible loss.
But, beyond the grief everyone felt, Inno and Eva’s deaths were actually blessings in disguise to achieve peace and forgiveness.
An incarcerated Stella become remorseful over her actions and asked Rebecca for her mercy when the latter visited her in jail.
But Rebecca was even more regretful for the vengeful rage she harboured that eventually led to the death of her daughter.
Before they could ask forgiveness from each other, Rebecca said it was more pertinent that they could forgive their own selves above anything else.
It was touching to see the Corteses and the Mapendos enjoying a hearty meal together, with Rebecca joining them and eventually reconciling with Dona Carmen (Rosemarie Gil), who also faced such profound loss with the deaths of son Hernan and grandson Inno.
She then give back the necklace Nostalgia, a Cortes family heirloom inherited by her late husband Rodrigo (TJ Trinidad) from the Cortes patriarch Don Julian (Dante Rivero).
At Inno and Eva’s tombs, Rebecca asked them for forgiveness and to help her achieve the inner peace she longs for.
Eva’s soul then reawaken in a small boat at an island paradise. As she alights, Inno then emerge from afar.
Eva then screams his name, and they both run to each other and embrace tightly. Vowing that they are now together for all eternity, Inno and Eva then walk towards the same beautiful light they encountered, when they also faced near deaths when they were children.
It showed how their destiny was from the onset—being together in l^ve, in this life and beyond, now and forever.
Ngayon at Kailanman’s not-so-ordinary conclusion was indeed a fitting end to all the heart-rending, vicious complexities that involved the well-played out characters.
Its theme of achieving peace and forgiveness is the drama’s defining moment in leaving an indelible mark in viewers’ hearts and minds.
Yet while the tragic end of Inno and Eva was already foretold in the beginning of the series, viewers are still shocked with how things turned out, a definite “unusual” ending in a conventional teleserye.
But its r^mant!c statement is by no means scuttled. It even emboldened the kind of l^ve Inno and Eva shared in quite a Shakespearean manner—l^ve that is held, nurtured, flourished beyond life albeit tragically.
This tragedy, however, springs a better life for those involved, and most especially for the two who had their deaths made their forever possible.
As many would have wanted a comic end the tragic end of Eva and Inno made the title of the movie suiting as they spent the now which is living on earth in l^ve, they also spent their forever (death) in l^ve.
The l^ve which no mortal could separate, not even the hatred in both the Mapendo and the Cortes could separate that special bond between the two l^vers.
Their death made the two family realised the need to settle their feud and live happily ever after as the l^ve between the two deceased rekindle the lost peace in both family.
As always in the series, the episode showcased breakthrough, intense acting that truly marveled viewers.
From Iza Calzado’s on point, deeply felt characterisation of the vengeful yet forgiving Rebecca to Alice Dixson’s mesmeric, best ever dramatic performance as the fiendish Stella.
It is overwhelming how Jameson Blake really emerged as a brilliant actor, whose character swayed left and right, up and down in eventually doing the unthinkable.
The way Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia scaled thespic heights in portraying Eva and Inno got people impressed.
In the final episode, they took this further with their exceptional depiction of those excruciating moments in their characters’ slow demise.
They gave a natural, memorable, unblemished performance that truly broke the hearts of many.
The writer of Now and Forever achieve the mood of sorrows as viewers could not hold back their tears seeing Eva and Inno’s death.
The story also achieved the mood of forgiveness. With its tragic end viewers saw the need to be vengeful but to forgive and gain inner peace.
It also preach on the need to make l^ve lead in every situation as it gives peace and solves all problems in every situation.
Through the l^ve of Eva and Inno the Mapendos and the Corteses braced themselves to continue the l^ve journey which Inno and Eva treked on.