With each passing chapter, I can only reaffirm my position that ‘¡García!’ is my particular series for this television course 2022. After last week’s fantastic episode, which left us in suspense with its shocking cliffhanger, the HBO Max production returns with a fourth installment that once again skillfully play the cards that many of us are falling in love with.
Again, Eugene Mira shines in the direction Veki Velilla and Francisco Ortiz they exude charisma, Unax Mendia ensures a visual spectacle to match and the duo composed of Sara Antuna and Carlos de Pando It offers us a handful of surprises to leave us nailed to the sofa between conspiracies, revelations and betrayal at multiple levels that anticipates a final heart attack.
- The recap of Chapter 4 of ‘¡García!’ starts next, so if you haven’t seen it yet and you intend to, come back later because there will be spoilers galore.
Almost above the agent that gives the series its name, The figure of Ortíz continues to be the great central axis to evolve the plot of ‘¡García!’. Therefore, it is not surprising that the episode starts with a flashback to the rhythm of Antonio Machín in which the spy turns from frustration drowned in alcohol at the intention of leaving his partner’s Section IX to what seems to be an unexpected alliance with the infamous Neffenberg.
But let’s go by parts, because the conspiracy that is being hatched in the Spanish sewers continues to entangle; which starts with media coverage of the kidnapping of Pablo Rodero, which Antonia and Riki find out while having dinner with the architect of the operation. And while we’re talking about kidnapping, let’s not forget the captainwho remains captive at the hands of his former ally Manolo, who tries to save his skin after getting involved with politics in corruption plots with unreliable people.
And what about our hero? Well, as he says in the episode, he’s had better decades. After the assault on Feli’s apartment —and the sad death of her former love—, the agent is falsely accused by the authorities of having perpetrated the attack from which he was able to escape with his life. Of course, it doesn’t take him long to inform Ortíz, who organizes an extraction for him that will end badly… halfway.
After Benito renders him unconscious, he is captured in extremis by Winters, who informs him of Ortíz’s true intentions. His ex-partner betrayed him before the mission to capture Neffenberg with which the series startsand there is a good chance that Ortíz sent Antonia to open García’s capsule, whose code only Winters and his father knew… but, how could it be otherwise, the meeting between Winters and García ended clean mamporro and the spy flees the premises.
Meanwhile, Ortíz continues conspiring left and right and putting the politicians who agreed to play his cloaquero game —including Manolo— against a rock and a hard place, and he does not hesitate to lie to Antonia. branding Garcia as responsible for everything that has happened after his daughter questions his innocence and integrity.
As Antonia is a lot of Antonia, she decides to check first hand if her father was being sincere, and Visit to García to finish confirming Ortíz’s double game, only to have to go out on foot in a SEAT 600 tuned for the occasion fleeing from the assassins of the Ninth. And what better place is there to take refuge with a Francoist officer than a gay wedding?
The celebration, in addition to reconciling Riki and Antonia after the distrust and bad gestures of the former, and to add a little more humor to the overdose of suspense, serves to reinforce empathy with a García who seems to begin to understand that times have changed and who decides to put a drastic solution to the situation, questioning Benito to find out the whereabouts of Pablo Rodero.
And in case we had had few betrayals -this already seems like a season of ’24’-, the chapter concludes when we discover that Benito has cheated on Garcia again giving him the location of the Captain’s whereabouts. Politics is dead with a head wound and our favorite spy not only doesn’t decide to run away, but leaves Antonia unconscious for charge him with all the blame for the crime.
Next week more and, it seems, better.