Elite Premiere Recap: New College 12 months, Similar Raging (Murderous?) Hormones
Elite‘s new college students actually don’t waste any time through the Season 4 premiere, making waves and stirring up teenage hormones as quickly as they arrive for the primary day of faculty.
The trio of newcomers are the youngsters of latest principal Benjamin, a former CEO who’s been introduced in to repair up Las Encinas after, you already know, a sequence of murders and scandals. His daughter Ari catches the eye of each Guzman and Samuel when she nearly beats the previous throughout a swim race. Her twin brother Patrick, in the meantime, flirts with Ander within the boys’ showers whereas evaluating battle scars. (Patrick has one alongside his backbone after a automobile crash left him bedridden for 2 years.)
Then there’s Mencia, their brainy, rebellious youthful sister who was moved up a grade. Whereas Ari is tremendous supportive of their dad, Mencia always calls him out and squabbles together with her siblings. There’s clearly much more occurring with this household dynamic that we don’t learn about but, as a result of Dad tells Ari, “You’ve acquired sufficient to deal with with Mencia, and also you’re not making progress.” And later, Ari lashes out at Mencia and exclaims, “Haven’t you harm us all sufficient already?”
In school, Mencia takes a liking to Rebeka, however as soon as Rebeka learns that Mencia can be the principal’s child, she switches seats. Benjamin isn’t precisely serving to his kids make pals, what with him abruptly firing Ander’s mother and telling Samuel and Omar that they should take an evaluation check to show they deserve their scholarships.
Whereas video-chatting with Nadia (extra on that long-distance romance right here), Guzman guarantees that he’s caring for her brother. The subsequent day, Benjamin, Ari, Patrick and Mencia arrive to seek out Guzman, Ander, Rebeka and a number of other different youngsters staging a sit-in outdoors, though I’m unsure they solely acquired the idea, for the reason that principal is ready to simply sidestep them. Mencia joins the protestors in solidarity, then suggests the one method to get by way of to her dad is thru his one weak spot: Ari. Somebody wants to talk her up so she’s going to discuss to their dad, and everybody agrees that individual must be Guzman, who’s reluctant seeing as how he’s with Nadia. “You don’t must fall for her,” Ander says, and it certain looks like foreshadowing.
So Guzman takes Ari out for drinks, and so they two hit it off, though Ari is stunned to be taught that Guzman has a girlfriend. Ari additionally opens up and divulges that she, too, misplaced somebody: Her mother died in a automobile crash. Then she agrees to speak to her dad, however one other spat together with her sister leads Mencia to disclose that Guzman is simply utilizing Ari and would by no means be concerned with somebody like her. A harm Ari tells her dad to check Samuel and Omar.
In the meantime, Patrick invitations Ander to go clubbing and guarantees to get the check solutions for Omar, who insists they don’t want Patrick’s assist. Regardless of that, Ander meets up with Patrick on the membership, the place the brand new child proceeds to really feel him up by way of his garments (“For those who’re not bare, it isn’t dishonest,” Patrick causes). Ander appears to be having fun with it, however finally pulls away and says he would do something to assist Omar — besides betray him. Patrick nonetheless offers Omar the solutions, and he passes with a whopping 97 out of 100. It’s not precisely refined, however there’s nothing Benjamin can do. (Samuel will get a passing 73.)
Again on the pool, Ari approaches Guzman and says she’s been chatting on-line with Nadia. She even informed Nadia about their date, leaving a shocked Guzman standing there as everybody else begins racing. When she beats Guzman, Ari reveals that it was a lie, however she received’t be taken for a idiot.
Elsewhere, Rebeka admits to Mencia that she additionally likes her vibe, so that they hit a rooftop membership. (When do these youngsters ever do homework?!) Mencia guarantees to get Samuel’s identify out of Rebeka’s head and substitute it together with her personal, then kisses the opposite lady. Rebeka leaves abruptly after the smooch and avoids Mencia at college. Issues don’t go a lot better at house for Mencia. After a struggle together with her dad, Benjamin takes away Mencia’s entry to her accounts and his cash. She runs off to the membership, hoping to fulfill up with Rebeka, however when she doesn’t present, Mencia hooks up with an older man, who leaves cash for her on the nightstand.
And naturally, what would Elite be with out one other flash-forward thriller? This time, there’s a feminine physique floating in water outdoors the lake membership restaurant, and Guzman is being requested what occurred by the authorities as fireworks go off. Then at episode’s finish, we see Ari being given CPR as everybody watches on. (Samuel appears particularly distraught.) Lastly, a voice proclaims that Ari is alive!
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