Elite – Season 2 Episode 4 Recap & Review

Polo’s Ultimatum

Episode 4 of Elite marks the halfway point of the season, and we begin with Nadia awakening after a particularly raunchy dream about Guzman. Meanwhile, a distracted Ander slides out of bed with Omar and prepares for school. Alone, Ander confronts Polo over his secret and curses him for telling the truth and bestowing this burden on him. He offers him an ultimatum – he has 24 hours to admit the truth to Guzman or he will.

Ander approaches Samuel at school and tells him that, for what it’s worth, he believes Nano is innocent. Panicking, Polo tells Carla what’s happened and she tries to calm him down, hugging and seducing him into admitting part of the truth but not implicating her. As he’s barraged with numerous messages from his friends telling him to tell the truth, he heads to Guzman and tells him he’s sorry. Guzman shakes it off though, seeing it as his friend being stupid and subsequently falling asleep, leaving him unable to tell the truth. Instead, as Guzman sleeps Polo heads over to the window sill where he sits and pops pills, drowning his sorrows in his own guilt.

Meanwhile, Valerio tries to convince Nadia to head to the club while Guzman pressures Ander into revealing just what’s going on with Polo. At the club, Rebecca admits she has a crush on Samuel before sending him messages asking just where he is. Nadia suffers the same stand-up woes too as Guzman fails to show up. However, just as she’s about to give up hope, Guzman appears and the two kiss while Rebecca watches on from afar.

As it happens, it’s Carla who shows up at Samuel’s door, not Rebecca, and as they discuss the possibility of sharing their loneliness together, Samuel grows closer to her, despite knowing she’s lying. After a heated dinner date, Ander tells Polo how furious he is with him for smothering him with the lie too. He tells Polo to withdraw as much money as he can and gather it, ready to give to the police to release Nano.

Back home, Omar senses how pressured his boyfriend is and tries to get him to open up, but in response he’s told it’ll be over soon.

In the future, 59 hours into Samuel’s disappearance, the Inspector turns the attention on Polo and the events that happened with him. It’s here we see Polo drugged up and by the side of the pool nearly drowning. Cayetana struggles to keep her composure as she’s shown security footage of herself trying to resuscitate her friend. Ander arrives shortly after and tells her they can’t phone the police but they do take him to the hospital where Cayetana lied about his condition.

As the episode closes out we learn that Samuel suspected Polo to be involved which the police were aware of, but Polo confidently tells them he knows nothing about it. The final scene in the episode drops a bombshell as Nano arrives back at school, prompting Guzman to lust for blood and be held back by everyone as the two students stare one another down.

Building on the drama that’s come before this, Elite delivers another good episode here, this time with some nicely implemented twists along the way. Ander and Omar’s tortured relationship adds an interesting dimension to proceedings while Nano being released at the end of the episode is a lovely little turn of events that certainly wasn’t expected. Quite how everyone will react to him being free remains to be seen but for now, Elite delivers another decent episode here.

 

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