The finale is OK but does not make up for a poor series.
We recap Netflix’s Miseducation Season 1 Episode 6, “RET (Radical Emotional Transformation),” which contains significant spoilers and explains the Ending.
Miseducation has the chance to save a lackluster series with an explosive finale. And it delivers the best episode of the series so far, but it wasn’t a hard task to achieve. What will be the consequences of the election rigging? We find out.
Miseducation Season 1 Episode 6 Recap
The finale opens up with Sivu beginning life as the President of the University. Mbali tells Sivu to relax. Then, Rae asks Mbali to join the Angels and Demon party — she finally feels she is part of the social elite again.
Meanwhile, Aphiwe’s father finds a bin bag of ballot papers not registered in the numbers and gives them to Aphiwe. It doesn’t take long for trouble to arrive for Sivu.
Do Mbali and Sivu get together?
After the party, Mbali makes her move on Sivu and kisses him. The pair embrace briefly, and Sivu confesses to liking her and wants to take it slow after recently ending his relationship with Pearl.
However, it does not take long for Mbali and Sivu’s kisses to turn into heavy petting—the young move on fast.
Why does Ceasar accuse Sivu of an illegitimate presidency?
The next day, Sivu delivers a speech, but he’s rudely interrupted. Mbali takes over and delivers the speech with passion, which irks Sivu. But then, Ceasar calls out, calling Sivu’s presidency illegitimate, accusing him of hiding votes. Ceasar throws unregistered ballot papers in the air. The crowd sides with Ceasar.
Mbali and Natalie talk to Jay. They tell him Ceasar knows about the burned ballots but has no reason to suspect them. Meanwhile, Sivu is asked by the University staff to come clean, but he denies everything — he doesn’t know that his election was not a fair win.
Mbali directly confronts Ceasar in the middle of the night about the elections. She tries to persuade Ceasar to tell the faculty that he faked the burned ballot papers. She even offers Ceasar a meeting with her mother.
But Ceasar knows she is behind the corruption, and he does not care to negotiate. He menacingly gets close to her, making Mbali fear for her life.
Why is Jay suspended from the university?
The university suspends Jay — he is accused of crashing the election app to help Sivu. Jay walks around campus looking for the person who may have potentially crashed the service with his USB stick. He confronts Junior, who tells him that he gave the USB to Mbali.
Jay realizes Mbali was behind all of this and confronts her about it. He’s furious. Mbali tells Jay she cannot be suspended as the friends have an emotional argument.
Sivu speaks to his sister Natalie, believing she’s been avoiding him. He apologizes to her for not being a good brother. Natalie then tells Sivu that she was part of the election fraud, including stuffing fake ballots in his name. She tells Sivu that she, Jay, and Mbali carried out the fraud. Sivu is dismayed.
Jay tries to speak to his lover Thato — he tells him that he’s going off and apologizes. However, Jay is hit with a football straight in the groin after apologizing. Jay apologizes again, and Thato agrees to have one more night with him.
Sivu is late night drinking at the bar, and Aphiwe confronts him about the fake and burned ballots. Sivu tells her that he did not deserve to win the election but never cheated. Mbali finds Sivu at the bar. Mbali reveals that Ceasar assaulted Jay because he wanted revenge. Before Sivu confronts Mbali about the election cheating, he walks out.
Miseducation Season 1 Episode 6 Ending Explained
Mbali speaks to Natalie and learns Sivu knows she was involved in the election tampering. Natalie then realizes that Mbali used her to get close to her brother. Mbali tries reassuring them that they are best friends, but it becomes an argument. Natalie feels her life went wrong when Mbali entered her life.
Mbali rings her mother and asks for support — she asks her to “be her mother.” However, her mother is resentful that Mbali walked out of her life.
Does Mbali get expelled from the university?
The university is now in shutdown after the rogue election. It’s chaos. Ceasar will not cower unless his political agenda is met. Outside the university, riots are breaking out. Seeing the chaos, Mbali comes clean for what she did and takes full responsibility. However, she is not expelled because her mother has paid off the university. The mother reveals she has a new home, bringing a decent twist to end Season 1.
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