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    Episode 8 ("The Legend of Time") 
  • Amelia, who is falling in love with Julián, agrees to try and help him save his wife from dying. It's all for naught, though, because it turns out that Julián's attempt to save Maite ends up causing her death.

    Episode 10 ("The Time in His Hands") 
  • Alonso telling how much he admires Amelia, in a non-romantic way of course. At first Alonso's Deliberate Values Dissonance, when he arrived to the Ministry, didn't take Amelia's leadership seriously as she was a woman but as time went by, he grew fond of her.
  • Salvador is willing to bend the rules to make sure an orphanage does not close down after Morán (who was using his knowledge of future events to fund it as penance for his murders) gets Pacino to prevent Morán's mother's death.

    Episode 11 ("Time of Hidalgos") 
  • The patrol is faced with the problem that Miguel de Cervantes has hit the Despair Event Horizon after the failure of his play... so they bring him to the future and show him the enormous impact his novel Don Quixote will have in the world's culture.

    Episode 17 ("Oil on Time") 
  • Salvador finally relents and allows the team to save the paintings lost in the fire of the Royal Palace. Though the terms of his deal with Lola don't force him to, he has the paintings hung in the cloister for every agent to see.

    Episode 18 ("Separated by Time") 
  • Salvador and the rest of the team supporting Amelia, who is feeling guilty for firing Enriqueta and seeing she turned into a child killer.
  • Julián, the series' depressed and traumatised hero, remembers Maite again, this time with a smile instead of tears and guilt.
  • Salvador reveals that he was a San Ildefonso kid (the ones that sing the numbers in the Christmas Lottery) and that he was Happily Adopted at age 9, a time when he did not expect to be adopted at all.

    Episode 19 ("Time of the Occult") 
  • The Ministry gives Lombardi a chance to work for them as a TV presenter, even after all the trouble he has caused.

    Episode 20 ("Till Time Do Us Part") 
  • Velázquez asks what dowry does the bride bring, and the others tell him that's not done anymore. He asks Salvador what his wife brought to him, and Salvador immediately answers "40 years of happiness".
  • Ernesto has a happy encounter with a former fling, and, while cut short, it was good to see him smile after being such a dour stoic for most of the series.
  • Ortigosa and Natalia's marriage. Though it is still sad compared to Constanza's Arranged Marriage, they seem to be very deep in love.
  • Amelia and Julián's dance at the castle's outdoors. They finally have an intimate moment after Julián's return to the Ministry. Only to be interrupted by Constanza's attempted suicide.
  • Constanza's fate. She is sent to the same convent where Angustias befriended some nuns and Napoleon, and far away from the violent Fadrique.

    Episode 21 ("Time of Change") 
  • The Alternate Timeline shows that Maite is still alive and Alonso is not only married to Elena, but she is expecting a baby. However, the two realize soon that they are not the independent, strong women they know (or knew) and love... they end up deciding they prefer the real women they love, and they help Amelia fulfil her plan to restore history as it should be.
  • When the patrol arrives back to the original timeline, they are all happy to see everyone as they usually were, but most of all they are happy to see Irene, who was a closeted lesbian in Philip II's timeline, and greet her.
  • Elena, who was shocked and scared after the events of Ortigosa's wedding, left Alonso but she returned at the end of the episode, waiting for the swashbuckler with a smile.
  • Amelia staying with Philip II in his last moments, after all the pain and suffering he caused, helping him to die peacefully by remembering him his childhood days with his mother when he wanted to be king.

    Episode 23 ("Time of Spies") 
  • Amelia, Alonso, Pacino, William Martin and the Naylor family spend some time in the beach playing football and playing with each other. What was supposed to be a working day for Operation Mincemeat, becomes a nice evening with everyone happy.
  • Ernesto taking care of and comforting the young Lola Mendieta from the horrible torture they are suffering in the concentration camp, even not killing her when they told him to do so in case she spoke.
  • Doubling as Tear Jerker, Alonso saying goodbye to William Martin before performing his Heroic Sacrifice, respecting his decision after trying to convince him not to do it.
  • Pacino tells Lucía, the little Naylor girl, to bring flowers every year to the grave of William Martin. As time passed, Lucía kept her promise even as an elderly woman and she was accompanied by her granddaughter.

    Episode 24 ("Time of Spells") 

    Episode 25 ("Time of Enlightenment") 
  • Goya telling Amelia that, if he were a few years younger, he would be madly in love with her. Later, Amelia offers herself to be the model for the "La maja desnuda" painting.
  • The Duchess of Osuna offering her house for the orphans to have a better place to play and having fun.
    • When Manuel Godoy's soldiers later take the orphans out of the house, Bolívar confronts the military men peacefully and calling them out.

    Episode 26 ("Time of Splendour") 
  • Queen Margaret asks Amelia to sleep with her, in a non-romantic way, as she misses her husband. When she tells Amelia to tell her a story or tale, Amelia has a flashback of her childhood with her mother reading along with her before sleeping.
  • King Philip III listens to his wife instead of the Duke of Lerma to arrange the Treaty of London. The queen convinces him when she reminds him that her newborn son, future King Phillip IV, will inherit an empire in ruins.
    King Philip III: I must go. Admiral Howard waits for me. I have to give the bad news.
    Queen Margaret: First say goodbye to your son.
    [The queen takes the baby. King Philip III turns around, approaches his son and kisses his forehead.]
    King Philip III: He will be a great king. The best of all.

    Episode 27 ("Time of Slaves") 
  • Like in episode 26, Amelia has another flashback, two in this case, of her memories reading with along her uncle whom she considers her biggest inspiration for her passion for books.
  • When uncle Pere is arrested, he looks at Amelia one more time and what he sees is that little niece he helped how to read and tell stories.
  • Pacino confronts the Marquis of Comillas for the slave trade business he had in Cuba during his youth. The Marquis reveals to Pacino that after he arrived from Cuba, he financed philanthropic duties to clean his conscience from all the terrible things he did. Later, he happily offers his home to the young Tomasín and his mother who were saved from the past when Pacino asks the Marquis one last request.
  • After Salvador tells Amelia the bad news of her father passing away due to the historic rearrangement, he offers her a solution to her family's broken economical status.
  • The farewell of Amelia with the promise of meeting again in the future.

    Episode 33 ("Contratiempos") 
  • The homage to Pablo Olivares, brother of showrunner Javier Olivares and also co-creator of the series, sadly deceased before the premiere appeared on TV. "The best Undersecretary the Ministry has ever known", indeed.
  • Alonso rescuing Elena.

    Episode 34 ("Entre dos tiempos") 
  • The last image of the series is of Alonso having his happy ending with Elena. Julián died on the job, Amelia retired after losing her father... but both would surely be happy to know their companion has managed to return to a normal life.
  • Fittingly, the last scene in the credits is a small memorial to Julián and Amelia, when the former recited "Maneras de vivir" to Lope de Vega.

    Episode 37 ("Bloody Mary Hour") 
  • In the time since she left the Ministry, Amelia has clearly not sat on her laurels, as she lifts her family business back - but she never forgets about others, as shown when she opens a school for illiterate women on her own money, not caring for what others may think. Then, when Angustias arrives, she goes to the Ministry without a thought.
  • After recovering his memories, Julián brings Lorca to 1979 so he can see Camarón de la Isla singing "La leyenda del tiempo", the poem that first brought them together. Much like Cervantes back in Episode 11, Federico is amazed and happy to see the impact his work has had in Spain's culture.

    Episode 40 ("El tiempo vuela") 
  • In a scene that homages Up, we see an unknown face to Salvador: his thirty years of marriage with his wife Sofia.
  • In his first mission in 1980, Salvador ends up saving the life of a young boy, and his father (after checking that his son is alright) invites him to a snack, no questions asked.
  • When he returns to 1980, Salvador worries that he may have saved someone that could become the next Hitler, but Sofia shows him that the boy he saved, Emilio Herrera, will become one of the most important (yet, sadly, unacknowledged) Spanish scientists of all times. This show ends with Sofía kissing Salvador.
  • When Emilio realizes that Salvador has been involved in his life many times (almost like his guardian angel), he publishes an announcement in a newspaper, requesting a meeting. Salvador, wanting to show the man that everything he did was not in vain, chooses to bring him the moon rock that was given to Emilio's student by Neil Armstrong (as Emilio had already died when Apolo XI went to the Moon). Like other characters in past episodes, Emilio gets actual proof of the positive mark he will leave in history, and the two men share a hug.
    Emilio Herrera: Can a guardian angel be hugged?
    Salvador Martí: Can a genius be hugged?
    (Manly Hug)

Alternative Title(s): El Ministerio Del Tiempo


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