'Elite' Season 3: A second murder gets the show sputtering forward as the teens of Las Encinas graduate
Spoiler alert for 'Elite' Season 3
The third season of 'Elite' on Netflix picks up right after where the last season left off: Carla, after being manipulated by Samuel into thinking he was killed, has told the investigators that it was Polo who killed Marina.
However, Carla's confession alone is not enough unless Polo himself confesses or the cops get their hands on the murder weapon. As such, Polo is freed in the first episode itself when Carla - under pressure from her father - then tells the investigators that she was lying.
However, Samuel's and Guzman's quest for justice for Marina does not end there, but in the flash-forwards that are shown, we see the students being investigated for yet another murder - this time, the victim is Polo.
'Elite' introduces new characters Yeray and Malick in the new season. With the two episodes that were provided for review, these two characters are both cementing their places as important people for the old characters - Yeray for Carla and Malick for Nadia.
With yet another investigation, 'Elite' looks to be recycling its own story to take the show ahead - how well it does depends on how the show is made. At some point, we have to wonder whether the parents of these kids will sit them down. These kids seem to be talking more to investigators than their own parents.
There are, of course, other challenges introduced. Ander is diagnosed with cancer and though he tries to push Omar away, the latter stays. Ander's and Omar's relationship is undoubtedly the best part of 'Elite' and continues to be so.
Meanwhile, Lu admits to her father that it was she who seduced her half-brother Valerio. And so, she is cut off by her father which leads her to compete with Nadia for a scholarship to an Ivy League school in the United States. Valerio is cut off as well and goes to live with Samuel, whose mother leaves Spain to go to Nano, his older brother.
Though Samuel and Carla may have fallen for each other, last year's events have caused irreversible damage. Samuel still wants justice, but it may be possible that he wants Carla more. Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with him after his manipulation of her feelings.
Rebe, who is a compelling character on her own, is still pining after Samuel, whom she kisses and Samuel, the f***boy that he is, kisses her right back. Thankfully, Rebe's storyline as the one person in Las Encinas that can be counted upon continues, as she helps Ander through his diagnosis.
However, graduation is nigh. Polo's murder occurs during the graduation party, meaning that Guzman and Samuel still could not get him to confess. Though Guzman is the first choice to suspect for Polo's murder, it could even be Cayetana, whose relationship with Polo has become quite toxic.
As such, 'Elite' Season 3 is more of the same. It may not be enough for critics but it would be for fans of the show. Hopefully, the case of Marina's death is done and dusted with this season. For the already confirmed Season 4 to do well, 'Elite' will need to move on from the enigmatic teenager that started it all.
All episodes of 'Elite' Season 3 are now streaming on Netflix.