Unveiling the Truth Behind a Twisted Mystery
Álex Guzmán, played by Manolo Cardona, has many questions about his life and what happened while he was in prison. But he is certain about one thing: he did not kill his sister Sara, even though he was sentenced to eighteen years for the crime. Accused of a murder he didn’t commit, Álex is determined to not only find the real culprit but also clear his name and uncover his sister’s secrets.
‘Who Killed Sara?’ became one of Netflix’s most popular series upon its release. However, as the plot becomes more complex and melodramatic, it progressively loses its ability to surprise. This modern take on ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ with elements of a thriller and a chilling procedural loses its steam as Sara’s story becomes more mysterious, confusing, and less effective. What used to be puzzling and intriguing in previous seasons now becomes tedious, especially when Álex’s elaborate revenge plot against a powerful family becomes excessively convoluted.
It’s inevitable for a series that relies on surprise to decline in effectiveness as the enigma surrounding Sara becomes more absurd and indecipherable. Despite maintaining its intriguing sense of drama and suspense in the new episodes, the final outcome is a combination of a lackluster script and a far-fetched twist. To add to the disappointment, a renowned actor unexpectedly joins the cast.
The Chaotic State of the ‘Who Killed Sara?’ Enigma
Throughout three seasons, the Netflix series goes through implausible situations in its quest to uncover the identity of Sara’s nameless killer. What was initially a clever hook in the early episodes becomes a burden by the end. The plot starts to display the flaws of a senseless premise that progresses haphazardly and without coherence. From Álex’s ridiculous hacker skills, explained in an unconvincing manner in the third season, to the ultimate answer to the main mystery, ‘Who Killed Sara?’ ends up being a combination of incomplete storylines with an almost absurd conclusion.
The show’s ability to transition from high-level corporate intrigues to surprising pregnancies, insinuations of depraved relationships, and psychiatric disorders is bewildering. It becomes even worse when the third season rushes towards an abrupt resolution without any logical sense. The series proves to have used morbid plots or, at best, a twisted sense of mystery to captivate the audience. However, it fails to construct a solid narrative that allows a comprehensive understanding of Sara and the crime at its core.
In fact, the series finale is a mishmash of several possibilities offered by the script, each more outlandish than the last. Sara’s killer never actually existed because the character committed suicide. However, this revelation comes after a tragic, incomprehensible, and violent story that the series never hinted at. In other words, the grand failure of ‘Who Killed Sara?’ was using the script as an immense trap without depth or coherence.
A Death within a Web of Absurdity
The series, which confuses a diagnosis of schizophrenia with a dissociative disorder, suggests that Sara was somewhere in between. Incredibly, the storyline carelessly implies that the character suffered from both conditions or that the two illnesses are somehow the same. To make matters worse, the entire plot is resolved by introducing a new character, a kidnapping, and a hidden agenda.
This is where ‘Who Killed Sara?’ reaches its most ludicrous point. Psychiatrist Reinaldo Gómez decides to abduct Sara and use her as a guinea pig for his personal project. This outlandish initiative includes “cures” for homosexuality and schizophrenia. As if all of the above wasn’t enough, Reinaldo is portrayed by French actor Jean Reno, who creates an absurd character closer to parody and twisted humor than drama. In an unintended satire, Reno becomes the center of an unexpected and deceptive alternative storyline.
Ultimately, Sara ends up committing suicide after being violated and turned into an involuntary subject of a delusional medical experiment. What does this revelation have to do with all the previous seasons? Nothing, or at least not in the central way that the series suggests and analyzes in its earlier installments. Consequently, ‘Who Killed Sara?’ turned out to be the most deranged mystery of all. It destroyed its own previous arguments and betrayed the essential essence, if there ever was one, of its premise.
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