After exploring the stories of Merche and Inés in the previous chapters, “Tell Me How It Happened” immerses us in the current phase of the life of the eldest son of Alcántara in the episode titled “Toni, The Witness.” This installment follows Toni as she embarks on an intense election campaign in 1996, challenging her balance between work and family. However, an unexpected event will drastically change the course of his life. This is what we will see tonight at 10:40 p.m. on La 1 and RTVE Play.
What will we see that night?
In 1996, the general election was approaching, and Toni completely immersed herself in the political campaign. The polls are not encouraging for the socialist party of Felipe González, as the candidacy of José María Aznar is gaining momentum. The pace of the campaign was fast and Toni felt overwhelmed. He tries to balance his work and family responsibilities, but he finds it difficult to achieve everything. An unexpected event will change your life and lead you to rethink many issues.
Meanwhile, Antonio receives a notice that directly affects his vineyards and asks for Toni’s help to solve this failure. Mercedes is also facing problems in its business because competing and surviving in a globalized world is more difficult. Inés worries about her son’s future at work, even though Oriol seems to have found his true calling. For her part, María experienced the emergence of the Manos Blancas movement after the killing of Professor Tomás y Valiente on the campus of the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Each episode of this latest season focuses on one of the seven basic characters of the Alcántara family, including Mercedes, Inés, Toni, María, and Carlos. These episodes are set in different years, from 1994 to 2001. Throughout this time journey, Alcantaras will experience the effects of the digital revolution in Spanish households with the arrival of the Internet and mobile phones, changes in political leadership with the departure of Felipe González de la Moncloa and the arrival of José María Aznar, shocking events such as the tragic killing of Miguel Ángel Blanco by ETA in 1997, the feared impact of the year 2000, and the shocking attack against the Twin Towers.
In the last episode, Ricardo Gómez and Elena Rivera, who have not participated since season 19, join the main cast to complete the narrative cycle that describes the social history and cultural changes in Spain from 1968 to 2001.