Review: Money Heist Season 5 Part 2

The Professor without a Plan B would put a lot of stress on the core of La Casa De Papel or Money Heist, so put the onus on the filmmakers if you were misled by the trailers and pre-release stuff. In the fifth and last part of the Spanish criminal thriller, there are no more killings or compromises, but there are still plenty of violence, surprises, tragedies, and laughter.

It was time to bring in the remaining ingredients for Part 2 after exhausting the emotional graph in Part 1. The group was shaken by Tokyo’s tragic death, but only for a short time. They returned to their original mission of obtaining gold from the Bank of Spain, a goal that had now become a tribute to Tokyo and Nairobi. The Professor grabbed his belongings as well, for the instant mess that Alicia Sierra had left by exiting his cave needed to be cleaned up. Colonel Tamayo appears to be as lost as we had anticipated. But there’s more from him this time.

Palermo is back in control to show why he is the right man for the job. We’re transported back to a period when he and Berlin would rejoice every time they overcame the slightest stumbling obstacle while plotting the near-impossible crime. While Part 1 focused on Tokyo’s “many lives,” Part 2 delves more into Sergio and Andres’ loss of their father.

We expected Part 2 would bring the drama to a conclusion, so tying up some loose ends was expected. Denver-Stockholm-Manila reach a deal. And so starts The Professor’s enmity with Alicia Sierra. A Deja vu moment occurs as the Professor proposes to Raquel while tied and dangling. Some notable episodes were Berlin’s sadness, Benjamin taking command in The Professor’s absence, and Arteche in action. Unexpected fan speculations have come true, as well as some surprises. Sagasta, Rafael, and Tatiana were among the characters we¬†anticipated to see more of. However, the filmmakers chose to focus on the most important plot aspects from their characters rather than wasting time on them.

And just when the audience was about to give up hope for the gang’s survival, we were treated to a slew of unexpected turns. The Professor walks into the bank, but not in the way we expected. When the gang sings “Bella Ciao” one more time, we get some giggles, ‘Pamplona,’ and tears of happiness.

The most dramatic takeaway is the gold granules finding their way to the stormwater tank. Actress Ursula Corbero expressed her desire to return in flashback “partying” with her fellow thieves in one of the BTS videos, and she did so. She even got The Professor to do a little dance!

Money Heist 5’s freshest episodes, like those from prior seasons, will keep you glued to the screen. The programme has pampered us with heart-pounding sequences and action that keeps us on the edge of our seats.

How frequently do you find yourself rooting for the villains while condemning the heroes? Money Heist’s core idea delivered to the very end, and we chuckled as the group walked away with the gold in their hands.

The goal wasn’t to let the viewers to decide if the season was excellent or awful. The writers, like us, understood all they had to do was tie up the loose ends, complete the circle, and bring the narrative to a satisfying conclusion without going overboard. The answers to what they did and why they did can be found in all five seasons together. We only needed to seek for a nice viewing experience, sad moments, charming characters, and a show that had kept us captivated for years. That was accomplished through Money Heist. And we’re smiling, despite the fact that it’s still sinking in that one of Netflix’s most popular shows has just ended.