The season two finale of Los Espookys airs tonight and we receive closure on many of the storylines introduced. It’s election day and the team have their biggest job ahead of them. No pressure, but the direction of the country could be in their hands.
Mayor Lobos needs to deliver a speech of a lifetime considering she is so behind in the polls. As the show humorously puts it, she is losing voters one cousin at a time. Despite the humor, the situation is a pessimistic view on politics with a focus not on policy and change but the shallowness of looks. People don’t even care her speech is ripped off from former President Obama showcasing the apathy among the electorate.
For their part, Los Espookys pull off one of their greatest cons yet: a solar eclipse. A fact that the entire country believes it happens demonstrates the ignorance of the general population. It’s a little disappointing that the U.S. ambassador only plays a minor role in the charade. I expected something epic was going to happen in the finale based on the previous build up with all these different interests changing sides and working against the current regime. But I guess the series isn’t one for overt spectacle so it’s still on brand.
The character arcs come to an agreeable conclusion. Andrés finally has his epiphany with regards to his selfishness and his friendships. It isn’t a complete turnaround, but his sacrifice and apology are accepted by the crew. It’s sweet that Los Espookys is back together again like one big happy family. What’s even more funny is how the former chocolate heir regains his fortune. Truer words have never been said.
Renaldo also finds closure to his hauntings. It’s not the Hollywood ending you would expect and kind of even crappy. But it does push him to be more assertive in his life. He’s the one who will put others in front, but now he realizes that his needs come first. So much so, that he can even stand up to his cousin, Sonia. A significant step considering his Uncle Tico can’t even keep his daughter in check. Though the payoff to the plot and time invested to the narrative seem a bit too much for the change in Renaldo.
Mostly everything from the season of Los Espookys is tied up with a nice little bow. Andrés learns his lesson. The team reconcile with each other. Uncle Tico gets his happy ending as well. There are even little seeds planted for a possible storyline regarding Tati if the show receives another season.
“El Eclipse” is a satisfying ending to an entertaining season that ties up loose threads, develops its characters, and has some cutting commentary on societal aspects including politics and wealth.
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