“63 Hours Missing” delivers typical Halloween shenanigans: Fancy outfits, dangerous games, and a brutal development.
This recap of Elite Season 2, Episode 5, “63 Hours Missing”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
If you’re a kid, Halloween is good for a few things: Tricks, treats, sweets, costumes, all that wholesome cosplaying fun. If you’re a teenager, Halloween is good for an excuse to dress up, just like when you were a kid, but also to get drunk, party, and potentially ruin your life. I’m telling you, kids, there’s nothing fun about getting older.
Halloween and an upcoming party is the focus of “63 Hours Missing”, but it begins right where the previous episode left off, with Nano (Jaime Lorente) having shockingly returned to school. He insists to Guzmán (Miguel Bernardeau) that he wasn’t responsible for his sister’s death, and we know he’s telling the truth, but unfortunately, nobody else does. Well, nobody besides Polo (Álvaro Rico), Ander (Arón Piper) and possibly Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), anyway, the latter of whom tells his brother not to return to school again.
Brotherly love is complicated. All this time, Samuel has been campaigning on Nano’s behalf, but now Nano is free, his attempts to involve himself are complicating matters — especially for Samuel. And that’d be the case at any time of year, but especially during Halloween, when elaborate outfits and cursed drinking games are sure to make an appearance. Seriously, has anything good ever come from a game of Never Have I Ever?
It certainly doesn’t in “63 Hours Missing”, which is absolutely rife with teenage theatrics and melodrama. As Nano continues to lurk in the shadows, more secrets and truths are exchanged among the students, and their relationships continue to become more complex. Guzmán calls it off with Lu (Danna Paola) in favor of Nadia (Mina El Hammani), whose conservative father makes a relationship all but impossible — and let’s not talk about the photo of Omar (Omar Ayuso) their father sees on Nadia’s phone. Lu finds comfort in the arms of Valerio (Jorge López) — probably best not to read too much into that. And Carla (Ester Expósito), whom we learn posted Nano’s bail money, becomes closer to Samuel.
Ander is becoming increasingly unable to deal with Polo’s truth, and by extension, Polo is becoming increasingly unable to deal with his own truth. His attempts to halve his burden only created additional pressure for him, and in a bizarre way, you can kind of understand why he almost bottles Ander. Luckily he doesn’t, since bludgeoning his way through his problems hasn’t exactly worked out well for him in the past.
In the present-day investigation, the police interview Rebeca (Claudia Salas). The final moments of “63 Hours Missing” reveal a possible motive for Samuel’s disappearance and probable murder: At the end of the party, he viciously beats Nano.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.