Netflix's 'Elite': What will season 2 reveal about Samuel and the murder of Marina, his one true love?
The next season will likely concentrate on the lives of Samuel, Nano, Polo and Carla and how each of them copes with the murder that has taken place in Spain's most elite school.
Las Encinas is the most exclusive school in the country where the elite send their children to study. Things are set in motion in Netflix's 'Elite' when three working-class teens -- Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), Nadia (Mina El Hammani) and Christian (Miguel Herrán) -- are admitted to the facility after an earthquake destroys their school.
The clash between those who have everything and those who have nothing to lose creates a perfect rollercoaster of events. The Spanish drama series has made a mark for itself ever since premiering on Netflix. The plot, characters, ideology, and new age thinking has brought out a very relatable feeling to the youth of the current generation.
Created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona and directed by Ramón Salazar and Dani de la Orden for Netflix, the first season of 'Elite' has become so popular that the series will be followed soon by a second season that will come out sometimes in the latter half of 2019.
The initial plot of season one is filled with teenage drama, gossip, backstabbing, relationships and much more. The story starts with these three working-class teens trying to adjust to the spoilt student populace of the school.
The three are initially shunned by wealthy students. However, Samuel soon becomes acquainted with the rebellious Marina (María Pedraza), whose corrupt father controls the construction company, which is to blame for the rooftop collapse of their school.
At the same time, Nadia becomes close to Marina's charismatic but arrogant brother, Guzmán (Miguel Bernardeau), whose girlfriend Lu (Danna Paola) challenges him to take her virginity.
Nadia being of Islamic background is supposed to remain pure till she is wed. During which time Christian becomes involved in a polyamorous relationship with snobbish couple Polo (Álvaro Rico) and Carla (Esther Expósito).
Outside the walls of the Las Encinas, Nadia's brother Omar (Omar Ayuso) secretly begins to deal with drugs to escape from his conservative family background and live a life of freedom. Omar soon becomes close friends with the principal's son Ander (Aron Piper), who is also best friends with Guzman and Polo. They start having a secret relationship and make every attempt to meet each other as often as possible.
The season's plot solidifies when Marina and Samuel start dating, while at the same time she has an affair with his elder brother Nano (Jaime Lorente) - just out of prison and looking for easy ways to make quick cash to pay off his debts.
The lives of the teenagers are upended with the murder of Marina and all the twists that follow. As the school year proceeds, they all get involved in each other's lifestyles in a mash of resentment, envy, and heightened sexual attraction. Since the beginning, viewers were trying to figure out who was the person behind Marina's murder. In the middle of the season, Marina finds herself in a love triangle and is conflicted between the good boy Samuel or the bad boy Nano, who ends up getting her pregnant.
Her being in love with Nano made way for a decison that could have cost her life. She helps him in blackmailing by stealing a very expensive watch from her best friend Carla's father. The only problem is that Marina was unaware that the watch contained some important information incriminating Carla's dad and his businesses.
After Samuel finds out about his brother's plan to take Marina and move to Mexico, he tries to convince her that she would be putting her life in danger if she decides to move. Her refusals makes him try and convince her brother Guzman to put some sense into her head, but he too refuses.
During which time, Polo heads to the pool to confront Marina and retrieve the watch. She laughs at him for thinking that getting a watch will fix anything with Carla, who wants nothing to do with him. Polo becomes infuriated over Marina’s giggling. and begins shoving and assaulting Marina. When Marina finally slaps Polo and says she spares him, he retaliates by picking up the scholarship statue in anger and striking her and leaving her bleeding on the floor.
How does the story continue after Marina's murder? Samuel is so devastated he is unable to believe that the love of his life is no more. He was the last one to be seen with the body after his brother Nano ran away. When police show up, it is Samuel who is caught covered in blood with Marina's body near the pool. There are many questions that come attached to the ending of season one, for example who called the police in the first place?
The details of this may seem insignificant at this point but could be answered in the upcoming season and help in catching the real offenders, Carla and Polo, as they try to bury their guilt.
The arrest of Nano as the wrong suspect and Samuel fighting to prove his brother's innocence. The drama has just begun and is far from over. The next season will concentrate on the lives of Samuel, Nano, Polo and Carla and how each of them copes with the murder that has taken place in Spain's most elite school.