Netflix’s The Barrier Episode 4 Review: A Happy Reunion?

The Barrier or La Valla is a Spanish-language TV series created by Daniel Ecija and starring Unax Ugalde, Olivia Molina, Eleonora Wexler, Abel Folk, Angela Molina. The series is produced by Atresmedia in collaboration with Good Mood Productions.

The Barrier episode 4 review:

The Barrier episode 4 starts off with Hugo and Julia snooping into CIM. And when they discover the grisly truths behind the facility’s calm exterior, they rush to meet Luis to tell him the truth. Luis is probably the only redeemable character here, other than Julia’s family, and he immediately springs into action. The politician tries his best, and gives us and the family hope that there are good people in the world. Although they try their best, they are unable to find Marta, and an investigation is launched.

On the other hand, Alma continues to be a terrifying presence in The Barrier episode 4. Her quiet and kind-hearted exterior cannot mask her terrifying intentions, and she lets her guard down infront of Julia to tell her what she exactly feels. It’s a moment of reckoning for the audience and Julia, and she quietly leaves. However, you can see the disbelief, anger and hurt in her eyes. On the other hand, you can also see how hurt Hugo is, and is reactions are a mixture of anger, sadness and frustration at his inability to take action.

The Barrier episode 4

Additionally, Alex is also on a mission to do something about the situation around him. He goes to meet some mysterious people, and the poor boy ends up beaten. However, he meets an old friend there, and when her real identity is revealed, both of them are left shocked. It’s great to see that both of them are, in some way, trying to create a revolution against the unjust practices.

Another interesting plot might just be Emilia and Luis’s past. The Barrier episode 4 gives us a hint of what happened between them, and it seems like there’s more to that story that meets the eye. I am interested to know what this relationship transpires to, since it is clear that Luis is very fond of Emilia and her family. The question is – why?

The Barrier episode 4

Last, Julia is taken in for questioning. Although she doesn’t know Carlos’s truth yet, it is scary to see how the police taunt her with his things to make her talk. They probably suspect her of switching places with Sara, but there isn’t any proof. It remains to be seen what comes out of this angle, since it is certain that this does not bode well for the family.

The Barrier episode 4 ends with Alma and Ivan doing something shady that leaves a lot of questions.

However, the sneak peek leaves some hope for the viewers, and promises something hopeful for the future.

The Barrier episode 4

Staying true to its tone till now, the pressure is mounting in the series as the mystery slowly starts to unravel. Will Luis continue to be a good presence? What is his equation with Alma? What will happen to Hugo and Julia? Will Alex join the revolution? And most importantly, will Marta return? The questions are important, and the series hopefully answers all of them soon!

The Barrier episode 4 is streaming on Netflix.

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The Barrier episode 4 promises intrigue and mystery as several plots run parallelly and also gives us a redeemable character to hope for.


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