El Final del Paraíso, Season 4/Episode 33: La batalla (The battle)
El Final del Paraíso spoilers for Thursday, September 26th reveal Catalina Santana (Carmen Villalobos) faces Mariana Sanín Santana (Stephania Duque) again, Lizeth Muriel (Margarita Torres) is ready to put her plan into action, and Albeiro Marín (Fabián Ríos) is trapped. Doña Hilda Santana (Catherine Siachoque) has another humiliation on the way, and Yésica “La Diabla” Beltrán (Kimberly Reyes) comes to the rescue. If you missed it, let’s catch up with an El Final del Paraíso recap.
El Final del Paraíso spoilers: Tip off
Pilar (Margarita Reyes) is ready to help take on the NWO cartel. To do so, she calls Cata Grande to tell her that she knows where they’re hiding. She does this from Aurelio “El Titi” Jaramillo’s (Gregorio Pernía) phone, which gets Cata Grande’s attention. Pilar warns Cata Grande not to try tracking this phone, and Cata Grande is inclined to take the tip seriously.
While she is organizaing a DEA op, Pilar and Titi are gloating over how they’re about to take down Mano Negra (Juan Pablo Gamboa) and the others. While the DEA and the NWO people are fighting, Pilar is going to be infecting all their devices with a virus and steal the formula back.
El Final del Paraíso spoilers: The plan goes wrong?
The plan seems to be going off without a hitch. The cartel is getting ready to head out when they’re surrounded by DEA vehicles. This is where things get really dumb. See, the two groups are at a standoff, and Mariana sure isn’t looking to obey and surrender to mama. Mano Negra sends her to get something, and we can’t right now. The DEA is seriously just letting Mariana get out of the vehicle and run off with no one trying to stop her?
When she gets back, Mariana is a total mess (more on that in a second), and it’s getting tense. The agents and cartel are still at a standoff, which the cartel eventually wins by not flinching in their game of chicken with their vehicles. There is one problem for all involved, which is the fact that no one’s phones are working, nor are the walkie talkies the DEA is using.
El Final del Paraíso spoilers: Mariana’s downfall?
So what actually happened? Mariana went inside to find Titi going through their stuff. She confronts him and shoots him, which immediately sends her into a spiral. The acting here is seriously impressive. Almost makes us forget how much we hate Mariana’s pathetic self. She breaks the news to the rest of the cartel when she returns, empty-handed. They’re shocked, but not exactly upset.
Throughout the rest of the episode, Mariana is a wreck and keeps going on about how she killed him. At one point, they’re running from the DEA on foot after a car accident and Mariana stops at least twice when she hallucinates seeing Titi. She apologizes to him both times. Dayana “La Demonia” Muriel (Elianis Garrido) has to work to calm her down and keep her moving.
El Final del Paraíso spoilers: Diabla to the rescue
After a run-in with Cata Grande in which Vanessa Salazar (Estefanía Gómez) is grazed with a bullet and Ramón “Moncho” Montecarlo ultimately spares both agents (he wants Cata Grande to live with her daughter hating her), Diabla is called. They tell her they need a ride, and she agrees to help.
When she gets there, she’s surprised to learn that Mariana killed El Titi. Once they make it to their destination, though, Diabla is seeing this as a great thing. With Titi dead, it’ll be that much easier to take out Pablo Móron (Alí Humar) and Armando Cardona (Julián Trujillo).
What they don’t know is, Titi was wearing a bullet-proof vest. He and Pilar do what they came to do, then go back home victorious. We totally knew they were not killing Titi. Telemundo, your promo people need to go home. They’re drunk. And very much obsessed with fantasy sequences, dreams, and hallucinations.
El Final del Paraíso spoilers: Admitting defeat
As for Cata Grande, she is embarrassed about the complete disaster that was tonight’s mission. She feels like her work has really been going downhill ever since her daughter came into the picture, and she doesn’t know what to do. She just can’t stop thinking like a mom when she comes into contact with Mariana. Vanessa and the rest ultimately advise her to really let the idea that her daughter is a criminal into her heart.
She needs to get it through her head that trying to capture her daughter doesn’t make her a bad mother. They believe it will make her a good one, because she’ll be saving her daughter from death, a very likely fate in the drug business.
El Final del Paraíso spoilers: Mouthy Albeiro
Albeiro continues to be a pain in Esteban Calvo’s (Manuel Gómez) you-know-what today. He’s refusing to hand over the kid, and angry that they’re still keeping “Agent Valeria” under their thumbs. After a visit to an underground fight location and a meeting with the trainer, Calvo advises Albeiro to get a good night’s sleep and stop being a whiner.
El Final del Paraíso spoilers: Trouble in paradise?
As for Diabla, she’s also still plugging away at her assignment of seducing Alfonso Berrio (Leonardo Acosta). She claims to have been a fool to say what she did last time. She is willing to give being with him a chance. She and Berrio kiss and Diabla is giving the most awesome “ew, gross” looks as they hug. There is no one on this show that can snark like this character. Seriously. The writers deserve props for that.
Unfortunately for Berrio, as the debate approaches, his team has been looking into “Agent Valeria”. Lucrecia Olivares (Eliana Diaosa) says that her DEA friend who owes her a favor can find nothing about her past. It’s like “Valeria” is a ghost. When this doesn’t concern him much, Nelly Bayana (Lina Nieto) points out his last love also had no verifiable past. He isn’t listening, though.
Elsewhere, Doña Hilda and Salvatore Miranda (Martín Karpan) are getting very close and personal while Joana (Bárbara Najas) spies on them. Doña Hilda may be happy now, but she isn’t going to be smiling when the video Joana records is inevitably released (or used as blackmail material to make Doña Hilda go away).
El Final del Paraíso spoilers: Also
Salvatore has also enlisted the help of a PI to find Catalina Marín Santana (Carolina Gaitán), and Lizeth is waiting outside the DEA headquarters. She isn’t leaving until she Cata Grande returns so she can show her the videos stolen from Demonia.