|!||This article is about the episode "Polo". For the character with the same name, see Polo.|
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
The events that transpired the night of the murder unfold. The police interview several eyewitnesses who are ready to point fingers.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Polo arrives at the graduation party at Teatro Barceló, and demands the trophy from Cayetana. She tells him that the trophy is in a safe place. When Polo reveals that he will turn himself in, Cayetana tells him that it is not a good idea, but Polo replies that he wants the suffering to end. Polo grows increasingly angry with Cayetana’s refusal to cooperate, and asks if it was Cayetana who contacted the British schools and prevented him from moving. She confirms she did it as she loves Polo and does not want to lose him. A drunken Lu interrupts the conversation, telling Polo that he ruined her life and throwing her drink on him, much to his shock. He attempts to tell Lu that her scholarship will be reinstated, but she refuses to listen.
Rebeka and Carla begin talking, and Rebeka apologises for selling her the drugs. She tells Carla the she is jealous, and explains that Samuel worships the ground she walks on. Polo goes to the bar to ask for a napkin to dry off, however Omar refuses him, citing that he shouldn’t have come to the party.
Shortly after, Omar leaves the bar and a drunken Samuel notices that he has left behind the knife he was using to cut fruit. Samuel goes for the knife with intent to stab Polo, however he is stopped by Guzmán who tells him to leave the situation. At the bar, Valerio orders a bottle of champagne, however Lu takes it for herself. She comments to Nadia that it would be nice to attack Polo with the bottle. Meanwhile, Samuel asks Rebeka to send someone to threaten Polo, however she refuses.
Polo approaches Lu and Nadia, however he is stopped by Guzmán who tells him to leave the party before he is attacked again. Polo takes the opportunity to ask if Guzmán will ever forgive him — after he turns himself in — however Guzmán coldly remarks that he will never forgive Polo. Guzmán is distracted from the conversation with Polo when Lu drops the champagne bottle and it smashes. He helps Nadia to pick up the pieces, but is unable to find the neck of the bottle, which Rebeka kicks across the floor unknowingly.
Unbeknownst to Polo, Lu has followed him into the bathroom with the bottle-neck in her hand. She confronts Polo, telling him that he ruined her life, and all of the lives of those around her; specifically, he ruined Guzmán’s life by taking Marina’s life. Polo retaliates to Lu’s comment and begins deeply insulting her. This moment is reminiscent of his exchange with Marina immediately before she was murdered by Polo. Lu finally snaps and pins Polo against the wall, accidentally impaling him in the chest with the bottle-neck she was carrying. Realising in horror what she has done, she removes the bottle and frantically apologises to Polo, citing that she did not mean to hurt him — he tells her that he knows, but this is not enough to stop Lu’s hysterics.
Polo stumbles out of the bathroom with the wound ferociously bleeding. He attempts to walk to Guzmán who is metres away, however he slips and hits his head on the glass barricade which had cracked only days earlier. Severely weakened, the glass breaks and Polo falls to the dance floor below. Guzmán notices Polo fall and immediately exclaims his name whilst sprinting for the floor below. Carla witnesses Polo’s body and collects the bottle-neck, placing it in her bag in protection of Lu. Arriving at Polo’s body, Guzmán exclaims for someone to call an ambulance, however it is clear that Polo is severely weak. In a scene of emotion, a tearful Guzmán tells Polo that he forgives him, a notion otherwise out of reach for Polo earlier. Polo uses what little strength he has left to hold Guzmán’s hand, but dies moments later. Carla, Guzmán and those around begin to sob before Guzmán is forced away from Polo’s dead body.
Carla pulls Samuel to the side and whispers something in his ear — the fact that Lu is accidentally responsible for Polo’s death. The group decide to stick together, and a traumatized Lu proclaims that she didn’t mean to kill Polo. Valerio tells Lu that everyone witnessed her throw a drink on Polo, therefore nobody will believe she didn’t kill him. Samuel tells the group that they must put an end to the drama, leading to Valerio’s suggestion that everyone transfer their fingerprints to the bottle-neck, thereby eliminating crucial evidence that Lu caused the death. Carla proclaims that Polo wasn’t a murderer, and neither is Lu; Polo wouldn’t want her to spend the rest of her life punished for an accident. When everyone has touched the bottle, Rebeka suggests making the scene look like a suicide. Cayetana, masquerading as Polo’s widow, is allowed near his body. She tells him that she really did love him, and places the bottle in hand, transferring the fingerprints. She accidentally cuts herself with the bottle, but does not alert the others before discarding the bottle-neck onto the dance floor.
When the police arrive, Lu tells the group that she was seen picking up the bottle-neck and entering the bathroom after Polo, but cannot remember who saw her. Ander volunteers to take the blame for the death, given he is likely to die shortly, however Omar refuses to allow him be a martyr. With this, Guzmán comes up with the idea that each of the students tell the Inspector that they saw a different student enter the bathroom after Polo; this way, all of the statements will be worthless.
Taking turns, the students are interviewed. Samuel accuses Valerio of the murder, who accuses Cayetana. Cayetana tells the Inspector that she saw Ander, whilst Ander accuses Guzmán for the murder. Guzmán is strong in his response and tells the Inspector that Omar is responsible, and in his interview, Omar — much to the Inspector’s surprise — accuses his sister, Nadia. Nadia accuses Carla, Carla accuses Rebeka and Rebeka accuses Lu. Lu is weak in the moments preceding her questioning and tells Valerio that she cannot lie. Valerio recounts all of the times she lied in the past for him and asks her to lie one more time; not for him, but for herself.
Realising that he no longer wishes to die, Ander tells Omar that he needs him, and that everything he said about seeing someone was a lie to push him away. Omar is furious and tells him that he succeeded and has truly lost him; he leaves Ander alone in the club.
Lu breaks down in the interview, pleading that she doesn’t know. When the Inspector makes an off-hand comment about knowing that she and Polo were not friends, Lu tells the Inspector that she knows nothing and that, in fact, she and Polo were friends.
"What do you know? Polo was my friend. Despite everything, we're all friends. More like a family. We might not say we love each other every day..but you have no fucking clue what I've been through with these people. Year after year, and for the rest of our lives. I'm shaken up because it hurts my soul that the best people I've ever known have to go through this shit again; like with Marina. They don't deserve it."
Leaving the club in the morning, Guzmán and Nadia kiss, having finally admitted their feelings for one another. Samuel talks with Carla and she tells him that she is leaving to study abroad. He asks if he can visit, and she remarks only if he brings macaroni; with this the two kiss one final time on the cheek. Omar leaves with Malick, leaving Ander behind. Returning home, Rebeka tells her mother that she is fed up with the drug business, and pleads for a normal life.
At the station, the Inspector is handed a box containing the trophy Polo had used to kill Marina. Talking with Polo's parents, the Inspector tells them that if they find Polo's prints, they will have to re-open the investigation. Not wanting this, Begoña tells the Inspector that Polo finally confessed to the killing.
As everyone attends Polo's funeral, Begoña and Andrea approach Cayetana, revealing that they will pay for her university fees, given she stood by Polo even when they didn't, and it is what Polo would've wanted. Despite this, she declines the offer, remarking that public education is fine and that it is about time she accepts her background. Carla tells her father that Valerio will be in charge of the winery whilst she is studying abroad, much to her father's dismay. Meanwhile, Guzmán and Ander sit together at the side of Polo's headstone, having seemingly forgiven him posthumously.
Some unknown time later, Nadia and Omar are readying to leave for New York. Guzmán and Ander are leaving for the hospital where they will discover the results of Ander's chemotherapy. Having started to accept his son for who he is, Omar's father tells him that he is sorry it didn't work out with him and Ander, referring to Ander as his "boyfriend". Meanwhile, Lu reveals that her parents no longer consider her their daughter; with this, Imán tells Lu that she will always have a family with them. Nadia receives a heartfelt voicemail from Guzmán in which he promises he'll waiting for her upon her return. With everyone boarding the plane, Omar has an epiphany and realises that he cannot leave Ander behind. He leaves the airport and joins Ander at the hospital, where it is revealed that he is now in remission.
Two months later, Samuel, Guzmán, Rebeka, Omar, and Ander return to Las Encinas for their final year. It is seen that Cayetana has not returned to education, but is the new janitor at Las Encinas.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Main[edit | edit source]
Recurring[edit | edit source]
Minor[edit | edit source]
- Alex Ricart as Bouncer
- Jorge Segovia as Waiter
- Carlos Calle as Pub Barman 2
- Jordi Tamarit as Policeman
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Guzmán: "Hi, Nadia. First, an apology: this is going to be the corniest message ever. But I wanted to say that if you ever wanted to come back, I'll be here, waiting for you."
- Nadia: "Hi, Guzmán,. You know I'm a bit competitive, so here's a warning: this is going to be the corniest message ever. But I promise I'll come back for you."
- Omar: "You look familiar. Andres, right?"
- Ander: "Roman?"
- Omar: " I don't care if you push me away. I'm a fucking boomerang. And whatever the diagnosis is, I will be by your side, you hear?"
- Ander: "Omar.."
- Omar: "Even if the chemo takes 100 years. I'll be at your side in this hospital for 100 years — repeating the same grade. So what if I graduate when people retire? I don't give a shit. Because I won't leave you, because I love you, dickhead. I haven't stopped loving you even for one day."
- Ander: "You won't have to. It's in remission. They just told me. But that was a beautiful speech."
Music[edit | edit source]
|"King of Love"
|Rat City, Isak Heim||Beginning, Guzmán and Nadia talk before kissing.|
|"Forever"||Chvrches||Opening, Polo turns up at the party.|
|"The Last Goodbye"||The Kills||Everyone exits Barceló Theatre.|
|"Mesmerizing"||Cinthie||Samuel tried to take the bar knife but Guzmán stops him.|
|"Poison Lips"||Vitalic||Polo falls down searching Guzmán.|
|"Can't Take It No More"||Brigitte Laverne||Lu and Nadia talk in the club.|
|"Twisted Games"||Night Panda, Krigarè||At the end, Cayetana shows up as a janitor.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This episode is named after Polo Benavent.
- Although Cayetana cuts her hand on the bottle-neck — thereby transferring her blood — it is never mentioned by the police and is seemingly overlooked in the investigation.
- Cayetana declines Andrea and Begoña's offer to pay her tuition fees, citing that public education is fine for her; she is attempting to return to where she truly belongs.
- Valerio is put in charge of Carla's family wineries whilst she studies abroad.
- The scene between Ander and Omar, in which they refer to one another as Roman and Andres, is a throwback to the same conversation in Sábado noche, when they are officially introduced to each other.
- This episode marks the last appearances of Lu, Malick, Polo and Valerio.
- Samuel, Guzmán and Rebeka, along with Ander — who did not graduate either due to his illness — and Omar — who has enrolled as a full-time student — return to repeat their senior year at Las Encinas.
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