Another year at Las Encinas brought plenty of drama and a new scandalous mystery.
As with previous seasons, the students at the elite school show us that there’s much more to them than meets the eye.
Here are the 7 biggest moments from Elite Season 4!
If you ask Nadia and Guzman, they’ll tell you just how difficult long-distance relationships are. The couple continued their romance despite being an ocean apart but quickly realized that being in two different time zones meant that they were no longer in sync. After Ari caught Guzman’s eye, he decided to end things with Nadia over video chat. It didn’t take long for him to move on either, but his new relationship wasn’t any less complicated.
This was, quite frankly, the season of love triangles and threesomes. It’s not surprising that everyone was sleeping with everyone — it’s what we’ve come to expect from Elite, but the fallout of these complex relationships was pretty substantial.
Omar and Ander allowed Patrick into their relationship and soon realized that sex isn’t just sex when feelings come into play. Omar got jealous of Ander’s desire to sleep with Patrick. He then developed feelings for Patrick, which led to an intense breakup. Ander found comfort in Patrick, who began to fall hard. When he saw Ander with other men, he was hurt. Omar then found comfort in Patrick, who tried to help him move on from Ander, but in the end, Ander and Omar found their way back to each other much to Patrick’s dismay.
The other love triangle found Ari, Samu, and Guzman. Ari was torn by the two men. Guzman was the rational choice while Samu was the forbidden lover. She pursued Guzman publicly and Samu privately, that is until he told her to make a choice as he wasn’t comfortable stabbing his friend in the back any longer. Ari couldn’t let either of them go, but Guzman wasn’t going to sit around and be second best. He broke up with Ari and allowed her to follow her heart’s desire, but unfortunately, we never found out if she continued her romance with Samu after the accident.
Not a Royal Affair
When Prince Phillipe came to Las Encinas, Cayetana was overjoyed. Every girl fantasizes about being with a prince, but those fantasies rarely become reality. However, in Caytena’s case, they did. She quickly caught the eye of the royal who wasn’t turned off by the fact that she was a janitor. But this was far from the fairytale she expected.
First, Cayetana found out that Phillipe secretly recorded them having sex. When she confronted him about it, he explained that it was a precaution as he was previously accused of sexual assault.
Unfortunately, those accusations weren’t entirely baseless. Ari tried to warn Cayetana about the rumors floating around — and even explained that it was the reason why he came to study in Spain — but she was hesitant to believe the mean girl at school.
One night after a few drinks, she and Phillipe began hooking up in the limo. When it got too intense for Cayetana, she asked him to stop but found that she couldn’t push him off of her. She bolted from the limo instead. Phillipe attempted to excuse his actions by stating that he “misinterpreted” her signal, while his mother tried to smooth things over by telling Cayetana that Phillipe’s impulses were biologically normal. Cayetana knew better and walked away from the whole situation.
Phillipe realized that he needed to accept the consequences of his actions and reached out to Elodie to apologize.
World Class Predator
Phillipe wasn’t the only one with “urges” he couldn’t control. Mencia’s relationship with her father, Benjamin, was fraught, so when Armando offered to be her sugar daddy, she jumped at the opportunity. And when he began paying her to sleep with him, she thought she found an easy way to make money. Armando sent another client her way, which is when things began to get dangerous.
Rebeka, with whom Mencia entered into a relationship, came to her rescue, and in return, Mencia promised to stop sleeping with strangers for money. Armando stuck around and seemed to be a genuine friend who used his wealth to help Mencia and Rebe when she ran away from home. However, his kindness came at a price, which Mencia found out the hard way when he attempted to blackmail her to her father after she refused to sleep with him.
Rebe eventually decided to put a stop to it by telling Ari what was going on in hopes that she would help her sister.
On New Year’s Eve, the night of the accident, Rebe also came to Mencia’s rescue when she saw Armando manhandling her on the dock.
Ari’s accident was the core mystery of the season and was introduced in the season premiere. By the end of the season, it was revealed that Ari confronted Armando on the dock after seeing him put his hands on her sister. He beat Ari and scurried off when Guzman came to her aide. Ari asked him to go after Armando as she tried to get up. She was so out of it that she lost balance and fell into the water where she was found floating and unconscious. Thankfully, doctors were able to revive her and she was on the road to recovery.
Bury the Body
Guzman pursued Armando and the two came to blows. Guzman fought hard as he defended Ari’s honor. When Armando tried to run away, he grabbed a firework gun and shot it at him. The sparkly death was fitting of the occasion as it was a little past midnight on New Year’s Day.
Guzman then confided in Samu and Rebe, who helped him get rid of the body. They weighed it down, tied him up, and dropped him into the bottom of the lake. He knew that despite being innocent, he would go to jail just like Samu’s brother, Nano, did.
Guzman then lied to Ari and told her that Armando knocked him out so he didn’t know what happened to him. And before telling her father everything, Mencia confirmed that the police weren’t able to find his body.
Ander and Omar eventually got back together, but Omar knew that he had to set him free if he wanted a lasting relationship. Otherwise, the two of them would grow to resent each other. There was still a lot of love between them, but they agreed on following their dreams and pursuing an open relationship for the time being.
Ander packed up his things and set off to travel the world just as he planned when they broke up. And this time, he was joined by Guzman, who needed a fresh start following the drama of the current year.
As everyone said their goodbyes, Omar found comfort in Cayetana, while Rebe promised Guzman she wouldn’t say a thing about what he did to anyone else.
What did you think of Elite Season 4?
‘Elite’ Season 4 Review: New Students, New Mystery, Same Scandalous Drama
The wait is almost over.
On June 18, Elite returns for its fourth season, but aside from a few new faces and a new principal hellbent on making a difference, things at Las Encinas haven’t changed much at all.
In fact, things are more dramatic than ever.
The premiere of Elite evokes the same feelings as the start of the school year — there’s a rush of excitement for what’s to come.
The series indulges in more of what has made it such a success: scandal, parties, threesomes, love triangles, intrigue, crime, and sex. So. Much. Sex.
I always forget just how many vivid sex scenes there are until I get pulled into a new season, but I’m very quickly reminded.
The first day of school for Guzman (Miguel Bernardeau), Samu (Itzan Escamilla), Ander (Arón Piper), Rebeka (Claudia Salas), Cayetana (Georgina Amorós), and Omar (Omar Ayuso) is bittersweet. While they may be getting another shot at repeating their final year, their classmates Carla, Lu, Nadia, and Valerio have moved on to bigger and better things. It’s a bummer to lose such a great group of characters, but you almost don’t feel their absence when the new crop of students takes their place, flips the world upside down for current students, and simultaneously ushers in a brand new mystery.
The new mystery anchors the story, and like in seasons past, it plays out with flashbacks that lead up to the fated moment.
However, unlike in previous seasons, we find out pretty early on who is at the center of the mystery with the how remaining the big question mark.
But there’s no question about whether the Blanco family is involved.
As Ander tells the investigator, the toxic family’s arrival “tainted everything.”
Benjamin (Diego Martin) is the extremely rich new school director. He comes in like a bulldozer with big plans to rehabilitate Las Encinas and its reputation after a tumultuous few years that led to two student deaths. He begins his reign by setting his sights on Samu and Omar, who he doesn’t believe belong at the elite school.
It’s honestly surprising anyone wants to send their children to get an education there at this point.
Benjamin doesn’t waste any time making changes, but with his focus solely on “discipline, excellence, and achievement,” he fails to realize that his family’s arrival brings the bulk of the drama.
Immediately, you begin to wonder how Benjamin plans to fix a whole school if he can’t even control his own children — Ari (Carla Diaz), Patrick (Manu Rios), and Mencia (Martina Cariddi).
Benjamin has a fraught relationship with his youngest, Mencia, who has brought the family pain in the past and continues to rebel and defy her father at every turn.
She has a genuine connection with new girlfriend, Rebeka, but the relationship stirs up even more problems for Mencia as Benjamin disapproves and thinks Rebe is a bad influence considering her mother’s reputation as a drug kingpin.
Little does he know, Mencia has gotten into a world of trouble all on her own.
While Rebe’s relationship with Mencia grows into one of the purest this season, following Samu’s betrayal last season, she’s understandably closed off and cautious with her heart.
Ander and Omar are still going strong but find their relationship is tested in unexpected ways when they invite Patrick, Benjamin’s son, into the fold.
Patrick knows the power he wields over them and intentionally meddles in their lives, but there’s also much more to him than meets the eye.
Ari is Benjamin’s star child who respects and listens to her father, but to her peers, she’s the resident mean girl who is oftentimes uptight and has a chip on her shoulder.
She catches the eye of both Samu and Guzman, which fractures their budding friendship. These two have always fought over women, but last time, Samu was being protective over his best friend, Nadia, who Guzman is still dating when the season commences.
Nadia appears only via video chat from her New York apartment, and their relationship allows the series to explore the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship that’s tested as temptation lurks right around the corner for Guzman.
While Guzman stands a chance with Ari based solely on social class and standing, Ari and Samu connect unexpectedly in an academic setting.
Who will the love triangle favor in the end?
Additionally, the school has attracted the youngest royal heir in Europe, Prince Philippe (Pol Granch). The series flips the classic “princess and the pauper” narrative to “prince and the pauper” as he connects with the school’s janitor Cayetana, making all of her fantasies come true.
But as the saying goes, “be careful what you wish for” as this fairytale quickly turns into a nightmare when it’s revealed the prince has a dark secret, and Cayetana’s past secrets with the late Polo and Valerio come back to haunt her.
Overall, you know exactly what you’re getting into when you press play on the fourth season. The writers have managed to deliver yet another incredibly intoxicating season about a group of lost souls looking for a purpose and tapping into the extreme lengths they’ll go to numb their pain.
Elite hits Netflix on Friday, June 18 with eight brand-new episodes.
*This review is based on the first four episodes of season 4 that were available to the press*
WATCH: Netflix Drops Scandalous Trailer for ‘Elite’ Season 4
Things are heating up at Las Encinas this summer!
Netflix just dropped the first trailer for the upcoming fourth season of Elite.
As new students arrive at the school, so does plenty of new drama and temptation for regulars Samuel, Guzman, Polo, Omar, Rebeca, and Cayetana.
Read the official synopsis and watch the trailer below:
“A new school year begins at Las Encinas, and with it comes a new director (Diego Martín): one of the most powerful businessmen in Europe, ready to bring the Las Encinas institution, which, according to him, has been running amok in the past few years, back on track. He brings his three children with him (Carla Díaz, Martina Cariddi and Manu Rios): three teenagers too used to always get their own way, and to have what they want when they want, no matter who falls, and who will jeopardize the union and strong friendship of the students who have stayed at the school.
Once again, a battle between the old (the long-standing students) and the new world (the new management and the new classmates, including Pol Granch) takes place. A clash of sides where the value of friendship, love, loyalty, the discovery of one’s own sexuality, the invincible power of the privileged and the culture of silence will be tested more than ever. A confrontation that will end up exploding and causing a tragedy, a victim, and a perpetrator whose identity must be unveiled.”
Elite Season 4 premieres on Friday, June 18!
Netflix Renews Spanish Drama ‘Elite’ for Fifth Season Ahead of Season 4 Premiere, Adds News Cast Members
We’ve got some elite news!
Spanish drama Elite has been renewed for a fifth season at Netflix!
The news isn’t all that shocking considering the drama, set in the ritzy private school of Las Encinas in Spain, is one of the streamer’s best performing Spanish originals.
Not only is the cast incredible, the first few seasons were hinged around an intoxicating murder mystery and plenty of steamy love scenes.
The renewal comes ahead of the fourth season, which currently doesn’t have a premiere date. In 2020, filming was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and an outbreak on set.
It’s possible the series will return in the spring/summer of 2021.
The upcoming season will see a handful of familiar faces including Samu (Itzan Escamilla), Guzman (Miguel Bernardeau), Omar (Omar Ayuso), Rebeca (Claudia Salas), and Ander (Aron Piper) as they were held back due to their shenanigans. The drama will also welcome new students Manu Ríos , Carla Díaz , Martina Cariddi and Pol Granch to shake things up.
Deadline also reports that the fifth season has added Argentinan actress Valentina Zenere (Soy Luna) and Brazilan actor André Lamoglia (Juacas) to its cast.
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