Money Heist season five part one ended on a cliffhanger. But aren’t we used to this Spanish drama leaving us hanging on an emotional note? Berlin’s death, Lisbon’s fake encounter, Nairobi getting killed and Alicia Sierra getting hold of The Professor, all of these followed the same pattern in the past, leaving fans counting days till the release of its next set of episodes.
Money Heist finale isn’t unfolding as one planned, at least not in terms of character graphs. While new faces have joined, promising to change the ongoing plot, what’s already happening has debuned all popular fan theories. Yes, we even saw another death, this time a daring one from the writers’ end.
If you’re still reeling from its repercussions, we take you a little deeper into what happened at the end of episode five of Money Heist’s finale season.
The new season began with a hostage ambush lead by Arturo, who went berserk in his attempt to kill Denver. As a result, Stockholm shot him, only to live with guilt for the remaining part of the season. She hallucinated about seeing Arturo’s ghost and got anxiety attacks. So much so, that she had to take a morphine injection.
And as Stockholm lay unconscious, her gang fought the infiltrating army lead by Sagasta and his team of soldiers, including Gandia, who had blood in their eyes.
Sagasta blasts the terrace and lands inside the building, only to find the gang prepared with tear gas bombs and grenades. Thus begins the war. While Helsinki has almost lost his one leg, the team has got separated. An iron wall has locked Palermo, Lisbon, Bogota and Rio on one side of the museum, and Tokyo, Denver and Manila on the other side of the pantry. While Palermo’s side is trying to cut the wall, Tokyo’s side is fighting against Sagasta.
It wasn’t long enough when we got a sense that one of the three – Tokyo, Denver and Manila would get hit by continuous bullets raining from all corners, including the snipers outside the bank.
Tokyo gets incredible moments. She infuriates Gandia as per The Professor’s instructions to create a rift within the army. She even catches a grenade and throws it back at the attacking side, giving audience a moment worth applause. Tokyo’s sharp mind also comes into play when she shoots at the army men trying to drill through the wall to enter the pantry. In short, Tokyo was single-handedly defending her fort, with Denver and Manila mostly giving her a cover. Not long enough after that she gets shot.