Netflix 'Elite' Season 5 Ending Explained: Will Samuel cut a deal with cops or help Benjamin?
What happened between Samuel and Benjamin which led to the latter getting arrested
Viewers have witnessed Samuel's (Itzan Escamilla) stunning revelation that he killed Armando De la Ossa this season. Also, how Benjamin (Diego Martin) promised but never fulfilled his commitment to saving Samuel, and how Ari enlisted the support of the school to raise cash so Samuel could be freed. Ivan (André Lamoglia) is the one who essentially organizes all of the funds, and yeah, Samuel is finally out of jail.
But here's the twist: the cops want to strike a deal with Samuel; if he presents proof that Benjamin and Armando were working together, the cops would dismiss Samuel's case. Samuel, knowing that Benjamin was not interested in bailing him out, considers the police deal, but he remembers how he was deceived by the cops in previous seasons.
Samuel tells Rebe (Claudia Salas) about what he's been up to, and she adds that Mencia (Martina Cariddi) did manage to mention about a few files relating to Benjamin.
Samuel and Rebe both want to sneak into the house to find the proof. Samuel and Benjamin are conversing when Samuel suggests that they have dinner at Benjamin's house so that they can chat comfortably, especially with Ari (Carla Diaz), Menica, and Patrick (Manu Rios). Benjamin then invites Rebe since he thinks Mencia and Rebe are dating. During the dinner, Patrick creates a scene, and in the meantime, Rebe sneaks in and finds the proof; Rebe and Samuel then leave, but Benjamin receives a call that janitor Caye is rummaging through his belongings in his office.
Ari arrives at Samuel's home to speak with him, and she attempts to persuade him not to hand in the card to the cops; all she wants is for her father to be safe. Phillipe (Pol Granch) and Ivan, on the other hand, think something happened in Ibiza while they were all partying together, but Isadora (Valentina Zenere) insists nothing happened. While everyone else was in a mess, it appears that our janitor Caye has finally figured out how to get out of it, as she is fired from her job. She goes to her NGO guy and it appears that she has finally met her soulmate.
After listening to everyone's views, Samuel takes the card from Rebe and decides to proceed to the police station. Samuel receives a call from Benjamin at the police station, asking to speak with him. Finally, Samuel agrees and returns to his home. There, Benjamin offers Samuel a deal, essentially his entrance to a prestigious university and a financially secure future.
Samuel has the impression that his integrity is being auctioned. He rejects Benjamin's offer and returns to the police station with his stuff. Benjamin follows him, and yanks Samuel's bag from him. Things become heated, and Samuel is knocked unconscious and he falls into the pool.
Benjamin waits there for a few minutes not taking Samuel out, but then Patrick appears and they both get Samuel out of the water Patrick then says he wants to call an ambulance, but Benjamin refuses to do so.
After Benjamin enters the house, Patrick phones Ari and says something has happened between Samuel and his father. Ari and Mencia were with Rebe at the time, so they all agreed to come; and Rebe calls and inform Omar (Omar Ayuso) about it.
When Benjamin notices his daughter approaching, he tells Patrick to hide Samuel's body behind the bushes. Samuel wakes up unexpectedly, and they begin walking from there. Everyone, including Ari, Menica, Rebe, and Omar, notice this, and Benjamin begins to explain himself, while Rebe and Omar help their friend. Mencia confronts her father, but not before calling the cops.
Samuel starts calling Ari and when she came, Omar sent her away, since Samuel does not want these people near him. Benjamin is arrested, and Samuel appears to die, although there is nothing in the episode that shows if he died or not.
The season started with the truth behind Armando De le Ossa's death, but it appears that the following season will feature murder. Moving on to the other characters, Phillipe admits to Isadora that he likes her, and the two of them head to the police station to report her rape. Cruz helped in the reconciliation of Ivan and Patrick, and Ivan also came to see Patrick after his father was arrested. However, their relationship remains a mystery. In the end, you'll witness Benjamin ultimately go to jail for all of his misdeeds, while Rebe and Omar abandon the Commerford siblings.
‘Elite’ Season 5 is now streaming on Netflix.