Money Heist Part 5 – Story so far and what to expect in volume 2?

Nobody could have predicted in May 2017 that a Spanish heist drama would become a worldwide hit. Yet today, Money Heist, or La Casa De Papel, has become one of the most recognized non-English television shows ever. The show is now set to end on 3rd December 2021, with Volume 2 of its fifth and final part. Here’s what you can expect in the final volume.

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Story So Far…

Money Heist begins with a man named The Professor recruiting several people. He explains that he plans to pull off a heist at The Royal Mint of Spain with them by taking several people hostage. During that time, the robbers will print and escape with an amount of €2.4 billion. To maintain secrecy, The Professor provides each team member with aliases Berlin, Tokyo, Rio, Nairobi, Moscow, Denver, Oslo, and Helsinki. At the end of both the parts of season 1, the robbers escape with an amount of €984 million, with Moscow, Berlin, and Oslo dying in the heist.

The team from Money Heist
“In this world, everything is governed by balance. There’s what you stand to gain and what you stand to lose. And when you think you’ve got nothing to lose, you become overconfident.” – The Professor

Season 2 begins with The Professor and his ex-nemesis & now-partner Raquel bringing the team back. Their plan now is to rob the Bank of Spain, but not for the money. Their ultimate motive is to force Europol to free Rio in return for stopping the heist. This season brings back many old characters and also adds a few new characters who will ultimately become severely important to the plot. Similar to the previous season, a few integral characters die in this season as well.

Season 3, consisting only of Part 5, serves as the final season of Money Heist. The final part picks up from where the previous part left off, with volume 1 showing the team’s attempt to safely avoid confrontation with the Spanish army. Their attempts prove unsuccessful, and the team ends up in the middle of an assault with the army. At the end of volume 1, we see well-known characters sacrifices themselves to save the rest of the team, leaving the audience waiting for volume 2.

Release History and Release Date of Money Heist

Salvador Dalí mask
The now iconic Salvador Dalí mask

Money Heist was initially conceived as a limited series in two parts. All the fifteen episodes aired on Antena 3, with Part 1 airing from 2 May 2017 to 27 June 2017. Part 2 aired from 16 October 2017 to 23 November 2017. Unfortunately, the original run of Money Heist has been deemed a failure due to declining ratings. That is until Netflix acquired the show, giving it worldwide reach. Netflix re-edited the show for their platform as every episode was too long, reaching up to 70 minutes. Therefore, Part 1 and Part 2 now had 13 and 9 episodes instead of the original 9 and 6 respectively.

Due to its success, Netflix renewed Money Heist for another season with two parts. Part 3 was released on Netflix on 19 July 2019 with 8 episodes, and once again widespread acclaim from its fans. The rest of the 8 episodes of Part 4 were released on 3 April 2020. Following this, Netflix made an announcement in July 2020 that Money Heist will return for another part divided into two volumes. Volume 1 premiered on 3 September 2021 with 5 episodes, with the rest of the 5 episodes releasing on 3 December 2021, ending Money Heist.

What to expect from Money Heist: Part 5 – Volume 2

The team from Money Heist
The team from Money Heist

With only five episodes left, the creators of Money Heist have to deliver an ending that does justice to all of its characters. Given how the previous parts have been like, we can also expect a few more characters to die. We can also expect all the couples in the show, of which there are several, to get their happy endings. Though wishing a happy ending for each one of them is a very naive thought.

From what we have seen so far, it seems that in the end, it’ll be by The Professor’s planning that the team will get out of their current situation. We even saw The Professor gearing up in the recent teaser of Volume 2, which may point towards something. It’s possible that The Professor himself may be the one who dies at the end of Money Heist, beautifully capping off his arc. Though no matter what we expect, we all know for sure that the creators will deliver us several unexpected plot twists and turns that will, once again, leave us shocked.

Aryaman Kumar

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