Valeria season 2, episode 8 recap – the ending explained

By Daniel Hart
Published: August 13, 2021 (Last updated: June 5, 2023)
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Netflix series Valeria season 2, episode 8 - reflection - the ending explained


The ending of season 2 gives more juice to the audience that will surely make us all scream for a third installment.

This recap of Netflix’s Valeria season 2, episode 8, “Reflection” — the ending explained — contains spoilers. 

Read the season 2 review.

Well, we’ve made it to the end of another season of Valeria, and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. And as a finale, we are treated to Christmas celebrations! Christmas episodes are instant-feelers, and as this is a romantic comedy series, what could go wrong? Right?

Valeria season 2, episode 8 recap

Episode 8 opens up with Val feeling good as she writes away and discusses the pull of inexplicable connections and their strength. She’s still toying with the divorce papers; once it is signed, it’s ironically the end of a chapter for the author. And Christmas is the time of the year that comes with plenty of reminders — she wants zero reminders of her soon-to-be-divorced husband. She speaks to her friends about the divorce papers, and she’s anxious. They tell her not to stress. Yes, great advice — “don’t stress”. That’ll do it.

It doesn’t take long for sex to arrive in the finale as Carmen jumps Borja, but then Borja’s mother walks in, making it extremely awkward. Sharing this moment with friends brings plenty of giggles. Evidently, Carmen is worried about this situation with Borja’s mother. Borja arranges a meal between the three, and the mother is annoyed that they have disrespected their home, but Borja highlights that he loves Carmen and they are engaged. He defends his fiance, and it’s a wonderful moment.

And then we move to Lola, who is in a rush on Christmas Eve to have food and celebrations with the family. She reveals to her friends that she’s taking a leave of absence over Christmas and is off to Vienna to heal. When she heads to Victor’s place, she’s surprised to see another woman in his place. However, Victor asks if she’d like to stay and watch a film with them. Lola quickly departs. Feeling nervous, Lola tells Val about the woman she saw in Victor’s apartment. Lola acts like she is fine about it. Of course, it’s Christmas time, and it was clear Victor had family around. Val concludes that she ended things, so she has to take the consequences.

As for Nerea, she’s busy away working. She has a new customer — Victor; he wants her to plan a baptism for his nephew. She’s surprised he has come to him, but Victor explains that Lola recommended her. This is where we learn that the woman in Victor’s apartment was his sister as she comes over to help plan the baptism.

As part of the festivities, the women take part in a dinner-in-the-dark party, and Val is nervous as Victor will be there. They bump into each other quickly, and she quickly learns the woman in his apartment was his sister. He tells Val that he cannot get over her and always thinks about her. They are soon snogging in the dark. Their yearning for each other was too much, and scenes flit to them both having sex. After sex, Val is disappointed that Victor does not want to stay the night due to “work in the morning.” He tells her it isn’t what she thinks, but she isn’t interested. You can understand her perspective.

The ending

The next day, while contemplating a title for her sequel, Victor comes over and asks if she’d like to go for a walk, so they do — enjoying the markets at Christmas time. He drops the truth; that he cannot be with her. He claims he doesn’t want to be hurt again as a couple, and it’s always 1 step forward, 2 steps back with her. Victor asks for a “no strings attached” and asks her to think about it. The audacity!

With time to reflect, Valeria signs the divorce papers with her friends, and they all celebrate by clinking wine glasses — this is a new phase in Val’s life. They also celebrate her best-selling book. The women then celebrate their own individual successes as they do secret Santa and reminisce recent times.

As the episode ends, the audience is treated to all the memories of Victor, from the perspective of Val. She has a new title for her sequel — “Valeria in the Mirror.” And then, Victor asks for an answer on “no strings attached” via text. She smiles as she responds, which will leave audiences pulling their hair out! Will she say no and give herself the power in this struggle between them, or will she accept the situation as it is at the moment?

What did you think of Valeria season 2, episode 8, and the ending? Comment below.

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