Control Z season 1, episode 6 recap – “How Well Do You Really Know Javier?” kicking off

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Summary

“How Well Do You Really Know Javier?” throws some shade at the new guy, but the real danger might be elsewhere.

This recap of Control Z season 1, episode 6, “How Well Do You Really Know Javier?”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.

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Living up to its title, Control Z episode 6 opens with Sofi imagining the hacker pulling off his mask to reveal he’s Javier — it’s a dream, obviously, but that’s the implication. Nora insists that things are going to be much stricter at home, which should make Sofi’s investigation a bit more difficult; Gerry is also still knocking around the hospital feeling all guilty, although his insistence that he’ll kill the hacker proves that he hasn’t really learned anything.

It’s Natalia’s first day as a drug dealer in “How Well Do You Really Know Javier?”. Isabella also thinks that Nati is the elusive honey bunny, and Maria doesn’t do much to dissuade her from the notion. Javier’s dad is also on deck for a parent meeting, much to the excitement of virtually everyone — well, except Javier, obviously.

Bruno is missing after being discovered. Quintanilla is acting ridiculously shady after his infidelity and his general uselessness, He’s banning phones, cancelling the NONA, and launching a full investigation, though I’m not sure I’d trust him to find his backside with a mirror on a stick. News of the no-NONA causes quite a stir among the students.

While Sofi is standing on the roof — why does nobody care that they’re up there? It’s just glass! — Raul arrives with a photograph of Javier and his best friends; one died and the other blocked him. It’s hardly a murder charge, but it’ll do. The two of them go to visit Javier’s old teammates, all of whom seem eager to reveal themselves to Sofi. She once again proves her stellar deductive powers by… spotting one of the naked player’s warts (this even prompts a really quick flashback, like she’s discovered a big secret) but Raul removes her from the locker room before she can offend anyone else.

As luck would have it, they’re pursued outside by Javier’s old friend, who tells them that their other friend was killed by Javier as part of a hazing ritual. Apparently deep down, despite the nice-guy routine, he’s a bully. He has proof of this, but his dad got him off the team without a scandal and paid the rest of the team to keep quiet. This revelation is cut together with Javier playing football on the school team, losing his cool, and his father telling him to calm down since it’s him who has to get him out of all of his problems. Raul says that Javier’s behaviour is very similar to the hacker’s, and it’s hard to disagree.

There’s more drama at school since Maria tells Nati that Isa thinks she’s honey bunny but doesn’t realize that spontaneous vomiting and sore ***** imply she’s pregnant. Oops! Sofi and Raul confront Javier about the video. He claims not to have made his friend jump and is weirdly upset when Sofi doesn’t believe him. I mean… there’s a video. She’s well within her rights not to.

Things aren’t going well for Sofi in Control Z episode 6, really, and at home, she has a bad argument with Nora which prompts a series of flashbacks related to her father’s death. The ins and outs of what this is trying to imply still aren’t clear. Either way, she literally runs to Raul’s and they have sex. As they’re in the middle of it, the camera pans down to reveal the hacker mask under his bed.


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Jonathon Wilson

Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.

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