'Elite' Season 3: The Spanish teen drama matures as the kids finally take control of their lives
Spoilers for 'Elite' Season 3
When Netflix's 'Elite' premiered nearly two years ago, the Spanish teen drama took the world by storm. On March 13, the third season of the show was released and while it may feel like it is more of the same, the show becomes something else towards the final episode.
Early on in the season, we learn that Polo is dead — but someone killed him. However, who killed him is not clear and the interrogations of the Las Encinas students (former and current) are not helping the investigation.
Of course, now that they are being interrogated for the third time, it's expected that these kids have learned the rules and decided to bend the game for themselves. And in the final episode, all of them come together in a rare form of unity to spin a narrative that will let them all go free. One that we are sure even Polo would have wanted.
In Season 1, Polo killed Marina by accident as he tried to get Carla's father's watch from her. When we saw these kids for the first time, most of them, if not all, were under the control of their families.
By Season 3, each of them learns to take control of their own lives and this includes Carla, Lu, Nadia, Omar, Valerio, Rebe, and even Polo. This season, we also see characters going through the growth that we wished to see in the previous season. As such, Season 3 more than makes up for Season 2's mistakes.
The final episode displays a maturity that has been absent in the show. As things finally close up for good (most of them graduate) both Polo and Marina's cases are closed satisfactorily and the show bids farewell to most of the characters who are going abroad to study.
But not to worry, Samuel, Guzman, Ander, Omar, and Rebe are back at the school as students to finish their final year. Cayetana is present too but not as a student. She has decided to accept her life as it is and work hard for what she wants.
Some of our favorite stories of this season include Omar and Ander's relationship through Ander's cancer treatment (Omar and Ander are always favorites), Lu and Nadia unexpectedly finding strength in each other, and of course, Samuel and Guzman's blooming friendship.
While we may miss those who mostly won't be coming back (Carla, Lu, Nadia, and Polo), we cannot wait to see what 'Elite' has in store for us.
All episodes of Season 3 of 'Elite' are now streaming on Netflix.