And we come to the end… for now. Today Friday, HBO Max has released the sixth episode of ‘¡García!’ and, if the feeling continues, it is that he was being a great example of fantastic Spanish, this season finale (or series finale, since it is not confirmed by the platform) has definitely confirmed which is the best of this 2022.
By the way, spoilers for the final episode of ¡García!
to the valley
Following the derailed rescue from the previous episode, All roads have led us back to the Valley of the Fallens. And, in fact, that’s where we begin the journey discovering that Ortiz not only took the body of the Spanish super-spy to put into suspended animation, but also that of Neffenberg (Daniel Freire), the duo’s nemesis.
Already in the present, we see Don Jaime (Emilio Gutierrez Caba) talking to Winters (Daniel Freire) after he believes he has killed García (Francisco Ortiz) and kidnapped Antonia (Veki Velilla). The villain is in the Valley of the Fallen, where he has revived his father and creator.
Now the priority is to rescue Antonia and there is no time to waste. Jaime needs García again and, despite misgivings and quarrels between the two, the important thing is to bring the journalist back safe and sound. In this way, we arrive at a third act that brings us a fantastic fight to the death in the national monument.
Yeah I know Eugenio Mira had shown all his skill When it comes to directing, it is in this final act that he delights us with great shots, iconic images and perfect cartoons (yes, cartoons). The result is that, beyond the blows, the shots, the pirouettes and the turns of the fight, we remain absorbed.
I don’t know if it’s a consequence of having seen the final season of ‘The Good Fight’, but I think that where the adaptation fails is not in the story of this hero, but in the political climate where it develops. Not so much because we don’t know which sides there are and who they are referring to, but because I think the original work better conveyed the tension and the feeling of proximity to a political and social collapse.
Beyond that —which, I repeat, may be a sensation contaminated by other series in recent weeks—, I think that in general terms the duet formed by Carlos de Pando and Sara Antuña do a fantastic job transferring Garcia’s first adventure from paper to screen.
For the second season?
A first adventure that has played at all times with a certain melancholy of the man displaced in time. The present and future of the hero only bring echoes of what happened… and the last sequences are in that tune, whether they are in the cemetery saying goodbye to Felicity or on the train.
although the end pretty closes the story, in the last act of the season they throw out one of the loose ends that was out there: in that laboratory in the Valley of the Fallen there were three capsules. So the epilogue shows us who probably occupied the third…or so it follows.
An appetizer to see if we can have a season 2 of ‘¡García!’. Of course I think that we are not few who would like a new installment of the adventures of our hero. Could we go to ‘García! in Catalonia’ and complete the comic adventures of our local hero? I vote yes.