Top Five Moments Of Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 10

Queen of the South’s season 5 episode 10, left a satisfying final episode to fans of the series. As expected, the series answered many questions while staying socially relevant the entire time, without losing every actor’s powerful performances. Without a doubt, there is a lot to unpack in the series’ “El Final” episode, and it leaves a lasting impression with many rooms for discussion.

Surprisingly, the USA Network series isn’t a popular show even after completing its five-season story. What’s more surprising is that Queen of the South was never on the verge of cancellation, especially as other bigger TV shows from Hulu, HBO, and Netflix overtook people’s televisions. The show may have also received so-so reviews, but those who have seen it from the first episode until the last know that it deserves so much more.

So, if you’re curious to read about what happened in the final episode, we have something that could help you make sense of it all. But, of course, if you haven’t seen Queen of the South’s season 5 episode 10 yet, you should know that there will be spoilers ahead, so please scroll at your own risk. We hope you have already watched the episode, so you can relate to the top moments of the series that we listed here.

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Queen Of The South Is Based On La Reina Del Sur

The M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller-helmed criminal drama TV series Queen of the South first aired on USA Network from June 23, 2016. Many fans of the original telenovela La Reina del Sur and the Spanish novel of the same name were pleased, even if the critical response were mixed.

On June 9, 2021, Queen of the South’s season 5 episode 10 or their 62nd and the final episode aired. So if you’re still waiting for Queen of the South’s season 6 release date announcement, none is coming, as the series has wrapped up after five seasons. The finale was a cherry on top that many fans needed some time to absorb what happened. Fortunately, we’re here, and we have the top moments of the finale.

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El Final’s Top Five Moments

The Queen of the South’s Season 5, Episode 10 depicts the events following the assassination of Alice Braga’s Teresa. Of course, a series full of gut-wrenching and shocking moments wouldn’t leave their fans with a dry ending, so it was only expected for the finale to be climactic and intense. Here are some of the best moments of the episode:

Samara And Pote’s Heartbreaking Moments

Eve Harlow’s Samara, the series’ newcomer, tells officials her account of Teresa’s death and bids farewell to Hemky Madera’s Pote, Queen of the South’s beloved character. Since he is Teresa’s closest confidante who tragically witnessed her cremation, he took it upon himself to return to Culiacán to spread her ashes. It was a tear-jerking moment as everyone knows how much the two have been through.

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Devon And Boaz’s Anger-Inducing Scenes

Meanwhile, Peter Gadiot’s James messages Jaime Hector’s Devon photos of Teresa’s body in the mortuary, confirming that he has kept his word. Joseph T. Campos’ Boaz has wasted no time and seized control of Teresa’s New Orleans home, business, and bar. During these scenes, fans felt more hatred towards the antagonists after a heartbreaking moment with Pote.

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Pote’s Revenge

Teresa, Pote, Chicho, and Dumas were the dream team. Source:
Teresa, Pote, Chicho, and Dumas were the dream team. Source:

After Pote finished serving his term, he looked for Boaz to avenge Teresa, which started a confrontation that ended with a “mano a mano” or a “Sinaloa style” knife battle. Anyone watching this scene would be left at the edges of their seats as they badly injure one other. But of course, just as it looks like Pote has reached his end, he was able to give a deadly blow to Boaz.

Pote reunites with his best mates, Chicho and Dumas, before fleeing town to finally live a life he deserves – a life with all the drugs and violence behind him. He transfers ownership of Siete Gotas to the former and Teresa’s seaside property to the latter, which could make any fan of the series happy as everyone knows the two deserve their share of a happy ending.

The Big Reveal

Despite the scenes showing Teresa’s death and cremation, everyone is holding on to that hope that Teresa is still alive, and she is! It’s the finale’s biggest moment revealed after Kelly Ann introduces Pote to his daughter and they enter a beach house. In it, James greets Pote and takes him to a safe place where Teresa has been hiding.

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Teresa’s Final Moments

After the series explains how they pulled off Teresa’s fake death, she glances into the distance to see her former self. During this time, all the series’ characters that fans have come to love finally get a chance to sit down for a family supper without fear of the violent life they all left behind.

Teresa’s last words were, “That Teresa did die, but she wasn’t murdered by an enemy or a rival. She was killed by me, a money-changer from Culiacán who defied all odds to survive. And if either prison or death were my own options, what do you know, I chose life.” What a twist and satisfying ending!

Queen of the South Season’s 5 Episode 10 Ending Explained: El Final (The End)

Teresa Chooses Life!

Alice Braga as Teresa. Source:

If at the end of Queen of the South’s season 5 episode 10, you were crying, laughing, clapping, or doing all of them at once, you’re not alone. After all, the series has built up the world with characters you need to root for, and the discovery that they have the ending they deserve gives you a rewarding feeling. It may not be the finale that some are hoping for – it’s not perfect, and there were plot holes that the writers didn’t smooth out, but it gives everyone a proper closure, which is what matters.
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Leonard hails from the Philippines and works as a freelancer, author, poet, and visual artist. He discovered his passion for writing and painting at an early age, leading him to pursue a degree in Mass Communications. He worked at a few places after college before landing what he thought was a "life-changing" writing career. He was also the lead singer and songwriter for a band. His career as an English teacher, poet, and visual artist took him to Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2018. You can see more of his work on Instagram at @anumalei.