'Cable Girls' Season 5B Preview: Everything you need to know before Netflix's first Spanish show wraps up
After more than three years, Netflix's first Spanish original series 'Cable Girls' aka 'Las Chicas del Cable' is wrapping up its run. Catapulting its stars to international fame and forever dividing viewers over its various ships, 'Cable Girls' was especially important as it told the story of the women of Spain in the years prior to the Second World War.
The first season opened up with Lidia and the girls in 1920s Spain. Over the past few seasons, the show has moved forward a few years and the final episodes will be presumably set just before the onset of the Second World War. In the first part of the final season of 'Cable Girls', we saw Lidia (Blanca Suarez) come back to Spain so she could find Sofia (Denisse Peña) whom she had been raising with Francisco (Yon Gonzalez), whom she left to America with Eva. Sofia left America to fight in the Spanish Civil War to fight against Franco's regime (a real historical character who has not been portrayed on the show).
In her attempt to locate Sofia, Lidia comes across her former lover and Eva's father, Carlos (Martino Rivas). While they are antagonistic to each other at first -- Lidia did run away with their daughter without telling Carlos. Although, in Lidia's defense, she was doing it to protect Eva from Carlos's mother, Carmen (Concha Velasco), who wanted to harm her.
While we did get a reconciliation between the two characters, they got arrested just as the first part of the final season ended. While Lidia ended up in a prisoner camp, Carlos was forced to write a suicide note and killed. Horrifyingly, the one in charge at the camp where Lidia is in is Carmen herself, who was earlier thought to have died off-camera.
This opens up a plethora of opportunities for the remaining episodes of 'Cable Girls'. We are sure Carmen will be trying to make Lidia's life hell, not only for past grievances but also because she would blame Lidia for Carlos's death. It is only a matter of time before Francisco, Marga (Nadia de Santiago), Carlota (Ana Fernández), and Oscar (Ana Polvorosa) conspire to free Lidia.
Speaking of Lidia's friends, these ladies will have some big finales coming up as well. The last time we saw them, the regime's soldiers had forced Oscar to revert to becoming Sara, while we also learned that Marga is pregnant. Marga was also reunited with her husband, Pablo as well as his twin brother, Julio (both characters played by Nico Romero).
With the final episodes, we hope that our characters get a semblance of a happy ending after everything they have been through -- they all certainly deserve it. Watch the promo for the final episodes below. All episodes of 'Cable Girls' Season 5B/Season 6 will be released on Netflix on July 3 at 12 am PST.