Monday, 21 March 2016


[Spoiler-Free] Irene Larra catches the Spanish flu during a mission in 1918 with Dr. Vargas, the boss of the Ministry's medical staff.

Vargas prefers to leave her behind given the risks of contagion but Susanna Torres orders him to bring her back. Her decision threatens the civil servants of the Ministerio del Tiempo and the History of Spain itself.

Amelia, Pacino and Alonso cannot go to the Seville April Fair in 1991 because all the missions are cancelled. The Ministry is quarantined and two agents are trapped in the Cave of Altamira during the Upper Palaeolithic era. The great Velázquez, Alonso and Germán (the Ministry's beadle) are infected. Ernesto informs Salvador of the situation.  

Galician heroine Maria Pita, who prevented the soldiers of English pirate Francis Drake from invading La Coruña in 1589, appears in 2016 because of a door glitch, which forces Ernesto to give a History lecture to Susanna ("Fish and chips in Sangenjo"). Angustias helps as a nurse. Pacino convinces Amelia and Ernesto that Dr. Vargas hides something.

A great episode punctuated by some moving flashbacks about Velázquez, Alonso and Germán. The scenes with Mariano and Pepe, the two agents of the Ministry stucked in 15000 BC, will stay as some of the best moments of this series. Starring Hugo Silva (Pacino), Aura Garrido (Amelia Folch), Nacho Fresneda (Alonso de Entrerríos), Cayetana Guillén Cuervo (Irene Larra), Juan Gea (Ernesto Jiménez) and Francesca Piñón (Angustias Vázquez). 

With Jaime Blanch (Salvador Martí). Guest starring José Luis Torrijo (Vargas), José Ramón Iglesias (Germán),  Tania Villamarín (Maria Pita), Mar Saura (Susanna Torres), Julián Villagrán (Diego Velázquez), etc. Created by Pablo Olivares & Javier Olivares (Victor Ros, Isabel).   Produced by Cliffhanger TV, Onza Entertainment and RTVE.  

María Roy & Maite L. Pisonero (TVE), José María Irisarri & Gonzalo Sagardía (Onza Entertainment) and Javier Olivares (Cliffhanger TV) exec produce. Anaïs Schaff and Abigail Schaff are the content coordinators for Cliffhanger TV. Music composed by Dario González Valderrama. El Ministerio del Tiempo is distributed by Onza Distribution.

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