One Last Summer Fling
Episode 8 of Summertime Season 3 starts with Dario getting himself drinks and flying off the handle. He gets into a fight, vomits on the floor and even makes a drunken call to Ale. Ale doesn’t pick up, of course, give he’s shacked up with Lola and asleep.
Do Dario and Rita talk through their issues?
Dario is left to deal with his hangover in the morning, while Summer and Sofi catch up and leave him to it. There’s also the subject of Davide though, whom Dario speaks to about his strained relationship with Rita. However, it turns out she doesn’t actually know that he’s there with him., forcing the pair to face their problems head-on.
Dario takes Davide back to Rita, who apologizes to him for what happened with Stefano. She admits it was an accident and reveals that she’s still not over him. Rita misses what they had together but for Dario, that pain is just too much to bear right now. Give it a good 20 minutes Rita, Dario might change his mind!
What does Luca offer Summer?
Down by the docks, Summer catches up with Luca, who reflects on how it’ll be a shame to lose their place. He doesn’t want the party to end and suggests they continue with their duet. Summer though, is conflicted over whether to follow this or go and do her studies. She’s left with a big decision to make.
Summer speaks to Blue about what’s going on. Blue admits tentatively that she’s in love, but the girl she likes actually likes another guy so she’s going to wait for her feelings to pass.
What do Ale and Lola decide to do?
Ale heads back to the racetrack, where he expresses his concerns about Lola riding. This time though, he decides to head out racing as well. After this, Maurizio wants to announce the pair as his new racing duo.
Of course, Lola is shocked by this and eventually walks away. In doing so, Ale talks to his father and admits that he’s brought him an amazing racer. Ale decides to give up racing for good.
After their early season drama, Ale and Dario eventually head out for a ride together. Down by the docks, Ale and Dario lie together, where the former admits he’s going to leave.
Ale has decided he wants to travel, starting in Croatia and then branching out from there. He needs something new and different, something away from Italy.
The only thing left of his old life is the bike, which he decides to hand over to Dario. Dario is torn up, struggling to hold back tears as we’re left with the sense that this feels like a passing of the torch. Anyway, as Ale leaves, Lola agrees to go with him and the pair sail off into the sunset. Or, well, the blinding white light of a fade edit.
Does Dario get back together with Rita?
Following this meeting, Dario heads back to see Rita and decides he’s going to open a club of his own. He’s also going to give their relationship another go, admitting he’s not ready to give up everything quite so soon. As they kiss, it appears they’re in the clear too.
How does Summertime Season 3 end?
Meanwhile, Edo heads over to see Summer and decides they should go out for a walk together down at the beach with Sofi. He’s got his own house now that he’s patching up and is sticking around for a while while he indulges in renovations.
Elsewhere though, Sofi is going to go and see Jonas who’s in Australia. She’s leaving toward the end of summer, admitting that there are a few programs that she wants to check out.
Given Summer also wants to go traveling, Sofi suggests she come with her, patching up their issues for good. This fitting ending, with all of our characters given some finality, ends with Summer reflecting on her time with Ale, stripping off and heading in for a swim with her friends.
The Episode Review
So Summertime rounds out all of its drama with a pretty simple paint-by-numbers ending. It was perhaps obvious how all of these stories were going to play out, with lots of contrived drama over the season to keep things interesting and to pad out the run-time.
It’s good that Netflix have at least allowed this show to have a decent conclusion, although one can’t help but feel this was a completely unnecessary season. A lot of the drama here has been orchestrated from the start, with little in the way of surprising twists and turns.
The ending does give closure to all the characters we’ve followed over the course of the show though, so at least in that respect there’s some good work done to close this out, but Summertime has not been a show to remember.
Read More: Summertime Season 3 Review
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