Money Heist is on its final season with volume 1 of part 5 currently streaming on Netflix. The series follows many of the trends from previous seasons with tons of drama, action and also some casualties.
With the escape of Lisbon (Itziar Ituño) from the police and her subsequent entry into the Bank of Spain, the intensity of the situation has reached a peak. Colonel Tamayo’s (Fernando Cayo) desperation reaches new heights as he calls in the army which is being led by the maverick Major Sagasta (José Manuel Seda).
Sagasta insists on bringing his own squad to infiltrate the bank, a team filled with wayward soldiers who will do anything to get the job done, even If it means using questionable methods or sacrificing hostages as collateral damage.
Inside the bank, Arturo (Enrique Arce) and a few of the other hostages grab a few weapons and vests while the gang is distracted and Arturo completely loses his mind with the gun, firing without any sort of control. They retreat onto the loading docks where all the weapons are stacked.
Arturo sees this as his opportunity to eliminate the rest of the gang and becomes obsessed with the thought. With him going power crazy trying to shoot the gang into oblivion, Stockholm (Esther Acebo) gets around him using the vents and shoots him close to the heart putting him in a critical condition.
With Gandía (José Manuel Poga) finally recovered after he was released in exchange for more time, he volunteered to join Sagasta and his team as they planned to enter the bank by blowing down the dining hall roof.
Once they drop down, all hell breaks loose with gunfire raining down from all directions. Palermo (Rodrigo de la Serna) orders Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó), Denver (Jaime Lorente), and Manila (Belén Cuesta) to attack them from the other side in a pincer manoeuvre.
With a war raging of this magnitude, there was bound to be losses on either side. Whose story ends here with one final hurrah?
Here are the noteworthy deaths from Money Heist Part 5 Volume 1:
Rene (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) was Tokyo’s partner before the Professor (Álvaro Morte) had ever reached out to her. They were madly in love and pulled small time heists like robbing high profile restaurants and other similar targets.
Rene wants to settle down with Tokyo and suggests hitting a bigger score so that they can first pay off her mother’s mortgage as that would bring Tokyo some piece of mind. Tokyo suggests robbing banks since their high reward, although they also have a higher risk factor.
One of their bank heists goes awry when Rene is shot in the back during the escape. Tokyo is completely distraught but manages to get away before eventually meeting the Professor who sets her on her current journey.
Tokyo was one the Professor’s first recruits. The ‘battering ram’ of the group, she exhibited a survival instinct matched by no one which helped her think on her feet during high-intensity situations.
She always believed that the Professor was her guardian angel as he always had a plan to get them out of whatever trouble they had fallen into. She also developed a close bond with Rio (Miguel Herrán) and it was his capture and the insistence of Tokyo which led to the Bank of Spain heist to be carried out.
While in the kitchen, she hears the soldiers drilling into the pantry wall and heads in there to investigate. However, as soon as the soldiers know she is in the pantry, the snipers outside take multiple shots, severely injuring her. With the soldiers finally entering the kitchen, Tokyo urges Denver and Manila to go ahead while she holds them off.
She has one final almighty stand-off with them before they riddle her with bullets as she commits one last act of defiance to help her fellow gang.
Gandía was the head of security for the Bank of Spain and had initially wreaked havoc after Palermo had encouraged him to get free from his handcuffs. He kidnaps Tokyo and runs the gang ragged with his intimate knowledge of the Bank infrastructure.
He’s eventually caught but not before he executes Nairobi (Alba Flores) in front of the rest, making him public enemy no.1. After being released as part of the negotiation between the gang and Colonel Tamayo, he joins Sagasta’s squad to head back into bank so that he can cause more chaos.
His rash decisions and personal vendetta with the members of the gang cause the deaths of one of the other soldiers as well as injuring many more. After taking Tokyo out, he stands over her body to gloat, but realises that she has removed the pins from her grenades. Before anyone can realise though, it’s too late as Tokyo’s sacrifice ends up killing Gandía and few others as well.
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