Elite – Season 2 Episode 5 Recap & Review

 

Halloween

Episode 5 picks up right where it left off, with Nano arriving back at school and telling Guzman he’s not to blame for Marina’s death. As Samuel pulls him aside in the aftermath of this encounter, he tells his brother not to come to school again while the rest of the class question just what this means for them.

Wound up, Guzman decides they should all blow off some steam and head to the upcoming Halloween party. This prompts Polo to confront Ander who bites back and tells him if he wasn’t for him, Nano wouldn’t have been in prison in the first place. Heading back home, he invites Omar to the party and even convinces him to dress up for the occasion. 

Back home, Nano confronts his brother about the delivery jobs he’s been doing for Rebecca to pay for Nano’s bail and he warns him against going down that road any further. It’s a slippery slope and as he’s reminded, easy money is as addictive as heroin.

As our students get dressed up, the guests arrive at the Halloween party in wondrous and imaginative outfits, while Nadia is forced to look after the store. Spying on Nadia’s phone, her Father sees a picture message of his son dressed as a woman and embracing his sexuality. As the group gather in the party, they begin playing Never Have I Ever before Guzman takes Lu aside to break up with her. He tells her he doesn’t love her anymore and admits to sleeping with Nadia.

As tensions continue to rise, Carla pokes fun at Omar and Anders’ outfits while outside, Nano lurks in the shadows after drinking and smoking to his heart’s content at home. Disguised in a Michael Myers mask, Nano takes Rebecca aside and speaks to her privately. However, as he leaves the room, Cayetana spies him leaving while Samuel arrives at the party and corners Carla. It’s here he learns it was her that posted the bail money. Outside, she kisses him while Nano watches from afar.

After breaking up with Lu, Guzman arrives at the shop and tells Nadia he wants to be with her. She tells him it’s impossible and cries, rejecting him as she can’t deal with her family being heartbroken. As he heads back to the party, Cayetana messages him, telling him about Nano while Ander tells Polo he should be the one in prison. As he walks away, Polo grabs a bottle and chases after him, only to stop at the last second and stopping himself from another death on his head.

While Valerio and Lu hook up, only to be interrupted by Samuel who quickly leaves, outside Carla is confronted by Nano who demands to know what she wants with his brother.

In the future, the Inspector continues to interview the students, eventually leading her on to discussing the Halloween party with Rebecca. At the end of the party, Samuel beats Nano within an inch of his life, prompting the Inspector to wonder whether this was the catalyst of events that occurred that led to his disappearance.

With a distinct Halloween flavour, Elite delivers another episode chock full of melodrama and teen angst. With plenty of deceit, lies and double crossing going on, Elite often feels in danger of veering a little too far into melodramatic waters. For now though, the drama continues to heat up and there’s some nice moments here that make it worth sticking with.

 

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