The final volume of Money Heist was just released and the wait has been long enough already. As this is the last season, the expectations of the audience now toward the end of the second heist were uncertain after the previous part ended with Tokyo’s death, a big blow for everyone. As a quick recap, the show started out with a group of unknown people being part of the largest heist in the Royal Mint of Spain, which was carried out under the guidance of the Professor, the mastermind behind it all.
In the previous seasons, the gang has lost Berlin, Moscow, Oslo. Each loss was very emotional and traumatic for everyone – the audience and the crew! So, in order to pay a tribute to Berlin and rescue Rio from the third degree torture of the police, Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó) and the Professor (Álvaro Morte) reunite the entire gang for one last heist in the Bank of Spain. This time they want to steal 90 tons of gold right from under everyone’s noses. In this heist, we also face the loss of another main character, Nairobi (Alba Flores) at the hands of Gandia (José Manuel Poga), ex-army man.
At the start of this final season, the Professor can’t seem to breathe and chokes on his own breath at the loss of Tokyo. To make matters worse, Alicia (Najwa Nimri) has ditched them and has left to save herself. Inside the bank, everyone is silent and numb, grieving in their own way, unable to process the loss of such an important member of their gang. The Professor then gets very determined to get his plan back on track and leaves no loose ends on his path and thus goes on to catch Alicia who has other plans for him.
While all the gold is being taken care of by the very experienced Bogota (Hovik Keuchkerian), we see Monica in a delusional state unable to deal with the ongoing stress in the bank. Raquel and Palermo (Rodrigo de la Serna) are in-charge of the heist and they are seen to be working in sync. Rio bids one last farewell to Tokyo’s soul which is heart-wrenching to watch. While Denver (Jaime Lorente) is confused of his own identity with two ladies, Manila (Belén Cuesta) and Stockholm (Esther Acebo), Major Sagasta has a secret plan of his own with Archeta, which almost ruins the heist at the end.
In this last season, we see a few glimpses of the past where Berlin was alive, telling Sergio about the plan of this heist with Palermo. Through an incident in the life of Berlin (Pedro Alonso), who is proud of his son Rafael (Patrick Criado), but whose heart is torn by his deed at the same time, the audience may also witness what betrayal looks like. Another character worth mentioning is Marsellie (Luka Peroš), the silent hero who ties loose ends throughout the show along with Benjamin, who is ready to help the Professor with his army of Serbians.
There is a developing bond between the Professor and Alicia who although does kidnap him a few times, but the unsaid friendship they make is visible and touching. This show is about accepting oneself as who they are without putting fake filters, it is to be proud of oneself with no judgement and that is what the Professor teaches us. He has a plan up until the very end but all he asks his gang is to have faith in him no matter what. This becomes slightly dangerous as there are some moments in which the Professor was almost defeated. What I loved about this season is how it tied all the characters together to a long impending family tradition that dates back to Sergio and Andres’ father.
This show resonated with me because it showed how people can bond together based on one common goal – to create a family that transcends bloodlines. This was a show that inspired the audience to work towards the impossible despite the odds, and it also inspired me personally. Finally, we often think that we are worthless and irrelevant, but all it takes is a little bit of self-confidence and self-reflection to see that we are capable of achieving whatever we desire.
This review will be incomplete without mentioning the final set of plans used in the last few episodes as it banked on the most basic yet the most crucial details of the police and political system and it was fabulously executed by the gang. As much as it’s exciting to write a review for Money Heist one last time, it is also a farewell to the Professor, Berlin, Tokyo, Raquel, Nairobi, Rio, Denver, Stockholm, Palermo, Bogota, Benjamin, Marsellie, and the entire crew, Bella Ciao!
You can now stream the final season of Money Heist on Netflix!