'Elite' Season 3: Forever enemies Lu and Nadia becoming friends is what the show needed and fans agree
There was nothing connecting these two characters until Guzman — then Lu's boyfriend — started growing closer to Nadia in Season 1
Spoilers for ‘Elite’ Season 3
When 'Elite' first premiered on Netflix in 2018, most of the characters seemed like typical caricatures of what teens might actually be like. There's "rich bi**h" Lu, and then there was poor, immigrant student Nadia.
There was nothing connecting these two characters until Guzman — then Lu's boyfriend — started growing closer to Nadia. By Season 2, Guzman breaks up with Lu and enters into a secret relationship with Nadia.
Of course, Lu is absolutely enraged at this and takes the opportunity to release a sex tape of Guzman and Nadia. This eventually leads Nadia to break up with Guzman. In Season 3, Nadia starts dating a new character, Malick, who is Muslim like her.
But, Nadia and Lu's tryst wasn't to end just yet. When Lu comes clean to her father about the illicit relationship she chose to have with her half-brother, she is disinherited. So now, the scholarship that Polo's parents set up is important to Lu as well as to Nadia to accomplish their dreams.
Over the course of Season 3, we see Lu and Nadia grow to respect each other and by the end of the season, they stand together to call out the injustices that have occurred to their friends and end up losing their scholarships. When Lu accidentally stabs Polo and everyone agrees to keep it their secret to help Lu out, it is Nadia who gives her strength to carry on.
This unexpected friendship was one of the best parts of the season, and fans can't help but agree.
One fan tweeted, "We, the only thing I [needed] from Elite is the friendship of Nadia and Lu, I was crying in all the scenes, what a great storyline."
Another tweeted, "the friendship-hate relationship between Nadia and Lu have me glued to the series. haha, from the first season there was that competition between them and I am happy to see that it continues during the third as well #Elite#EliteNetflix#Elite3." A fan wrote, "I couldn't have liked Nadia and Lu's friendship more this season."
All episodes of Season 3 of 'Elite' are now streaming on Netflix.