Rebelde stylized as REBƎLDE is a Spanish-language Mexican teen Tv series directed by Santiago Limón. It is a sequel to the 2004 Mexican telenovela Rebelde, which is, in turn, a reboot of Cris Morena’s Argentinian telenovela Rebelde Way, and is the fifth version produced worldwide. The series premiered on Netflix on January 5, 2022.
On January 9, 2022, Netflix announced the renewal of Rebelde for its Rebelde Season 2. Rebelde Season 2 was released on July 27, 2022.
However, the most fundamental conflict in Rebelde Season 2 is caused by a new Music Excellence Program (MEP) music instructor named Gustavo “Gus” Bauman, who, as a bully, makes the students’ lives hell and tortures them. his toxic teaching methods. So without further ado, let’s find out who Gustavo is and what he wanted from the students. Now, know about Rebelde Season 2.
Gustavo was a famous music producer and everyone in the music industry wanted to work for him. However, for some reason, it ceased production and became the organizer of the Trend-Z awards. His whole personality, set of beliefs, and teaching techniques reminded me of the ruthless Terence Fletcher from “Whiplash” (2019). However, Gus’s character didn’t have that much depth.
Once he arrived at EWS, he told the students that there would be no “Battle of the Bands” this year. Instead, he would judge students based on their solo performance. With his new label GB records, he would launch the winner into superstardom and this launch would take place at the Trend-Z Awards at the end of their academic year.
Gus obviously wanted to push each student out of their comfort zone, but the methods he used were extremely ruthless. Through a new student, Oscar Cabargo Negrete, he turned drummer Andi Agosti into a drug addict and in one case even OD-ed at school. It is later revealed that Gus used the incident to convince the board to fire current EWS director Celina Ferrer and hire him instead. Once in power, Gus revealed his true intentions. He wanted to make EWS a factory that would produce the best musicians in the country.
The arrival of Gus also caused an argument among the students about what was more important to the artist. Making music or gaining fame, fans, and followers? Gus apparently believed that in order to become a successful musician, one needed to know how to gain new fans and retain them through controversy or other gimmicks. However, Dixon believed that making music should be a musician’s sole purpose, and if he had soul in his art, then fans or followers would eventually come.
At that point, Dixon and the others raised their voices against Gus and started a disturbance in a remote warehouse outside the school, later called “The Under”. However, once Gus learned of the rebellion, he gave Dixon one last warning. Although none of the students were happy with Gus’s administration, they could not rebel against him because their artistic future was in his hands as he had the highest authority in the EWS.
As Gus had already told the students that there would be no “Battle Of The Bands”, Gus organized a solo singing competition for their final performance of the academic year. Gus had previously expelled Dixon from the MEP, but after his tragic accident, Dixon realized the narcissistic nature of his friends, so he wanted to prove to them that he was better than them.
He asked Gus to let him perform in the finals and if he lost the competition, he would transfer to another music school in the country. Seeing an opportunity to put down the rebel Dixon, Gus quickly agreed, as Gus had the final say in the competition and would never make Dixon the winner.
During the final performance, Dixon performed one of the best rap musicals of his life, yet Gus declared Esteban the winner, knowing that Esteban was a greedy musician who would do his bidding to achieve success and stardom. Gus knew how to play with a musical desire for fame, and Esteban was an easy target for him. Rebelde Season 2.
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Oscar was in love with Luka and the news of his accident was extremely heartbreaking for him. He blamed himself for the tragedy because he believed he could have helped Luke get away from Marcelo, but he didn’t, which is why he tried to kill Luke. However, one night at the hospital, Gus arrived in Luke’s room to get rid of his cell phone, which had evidence against him. Gus, who was sleeping there, saw Oscar.
Before he could destroy the evidence, Gus threw Luke’s cell phone in the trash, which Oscar later discovered. He went through Luka’s last chat thread with Gus and found that he was the last person Luka met. He connected the dots and figured it was Gus who knocked Luke off the roof.
At EWS, Jane, Andi, MJ, and Dixon were also certain that it was Gus who gave the pills to Andi through Oscar, so they sought Oscar’s testimony to expose Gus. At first, Oscar refused to help them as Gus offered him the opportunity of a lifetime and promised to sign him to a contract that would revive his career. However, when Oscar found out the truth about Luke’s accident, he released his video testimony which revealed Gus’ true identity. But it was a little late.
In order to gain Gus’s trust, Seba had already informed him that his classmates were conspiring against him, so he quickly posted a video on his Twitter about the rumors surrounding his involvement in Freddy’s overdose incident. In short, Oscar’s words meant nothing after Gus posted his own video. And now there was only one person who could expose Gus, and that was Esteban Torres.
Since the beginning of “Rebelde” Season 2, Esteban has denied it. In the previous season, he had no real passion for music and only came to EWS to find out the truth about his mother. Even season 2 portrayed his carefree attitude without a definite goal or focus. However, he tried to convince himself that he wanted to win the competition to become a successful musician, and Gus exploited his weakness.
He brought him to the Trend-Z Awards but changed his last name from Torres to Colucci because it looked more commercial. Even at this point, Esteban knew the truth but refused to accept it. He knew that Dixon was supposed to win the final competition, and he knew for sure that it was Torres and not Colucci, but he was playing along just to gain Gus’s favor. However, when Oscar reveals to him that it was Gus who tried to kill Luka, Esteban has a change of heart and decides to do what is right. When he came on stage, he wasn’t performing; instead, he revealed to the world that Gus is a murderer.
Gus, on the other hand, tried to quell the chaos, but it was too late. He came backstage in the lobby and tried to attack Oscar for betraying him. At the same time, Esteban arrived there and saved Oscar from Gus. Esteban’s father made remarks that further enraged Esteban and he lost control. He punched Gus hard in the face and suddenly Gus slipped on the stairs and rolled down.
Oscar ran to Gus and was shocked to find him dead. He quickly fled the scene and in the final shot, we saw Esteban being led away by the police while Luka opened his eyes in the hospital. So yes, Luka has woken up from his coma, but can his testimony save his brother Esteban? Maybe not Luka, but there’s another Colucci who comes to Esteban’s rescue in the mid-credits scene. Rebelde Season 2.