'Money Heist' aka 'La Casa de Papel' part 4: Is Berlin alive? Here's how the Professor's brother could be back from the dead
In the third season, the Professor goes to meet his half-brother Andrés aka Berlin in Florence, Italy. Confused? Didn't Berlin die in season two? While it may have been a flashback, viewers are wondering if he is still alive.
The fourth part of 'Money Heist' is expected to roll out soon on Netflix and there are many loose ends to be explored in the Spanish crime series. Known as 'La Casa de Papel', the show centers on robbers who use aliases Tokyo, Nairobi, Moscow, Berlin, Rio, Denver, Helsinki and Oslo and are guided by The Professor. In season three, the group comes out of hiding and hatch a plot to steal 90 tonnes of solid gold bars from the Bank of Spain.
Chaos reigns in every frame as the gang members struggle to escape. In the third season, the Professor goes to meet his half-brother Andrés aka Berlin in Florence, Italy. Confused? Didn't Berlin die in season two? Pedro Alonso, who plays the part, is seen in snippets and flashbacks leaving viewers curious as to whether he may still be alive. In a major setback to fans, Berlin sacrificed himself in the second part when he stayed back while other members escaped the Spanish Mint through the tunnel they had been digging.
As a result of his sacrifice, the cops caught him and shot him several times in his chest. Surely, that must have killed him. However, now a theory is going around that Berlin may still be alive. How? Perhaps, he was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Or even if he wasn't, perhaps the Spanish authorities might have wanted to keep him alive to get more clues about the conmen's future plans. If you remember, Berlin disclosed he suffered from a degenerative disease and injected himself every day with Retroxil.
Decoding how Berlin still has a chance to be alive, a Reddit user posted a theory and there's a strong possibility it could be true. "He will get into a coma for a few months but less than a year," he wrote, adding, "After he wakes up, he finds he's been cured of the deadly disease."
The theory further hints at how the Spanish intelligence force interrogates him and either he is on their side or he strikes a deal with them in exchange for being freed with surveillance. Either way, it could also connect the dots to how they find out about Tokyo and Rio's Dream Island plan. Moreover, that could be the missing link in the theory of how the new inspector Alicia Sierra is connected to his ex-girlfriend, Tatiana.
Meanwhile, many don't want him to make a comeback. "As much as I love Berlin, I don't think he will or should live in season 3. He went out the most dignifying for himself, and even if he did survive the bullet wounds he would've died eventually from his degenerative disease," one user wrote on a Reddit thread, while another commented, "As much as I love Berlin, I hope he's dead. If he isn't, that means his sacrifice was for nothing as his a free man after a period of time."
"I really hope it's a flashback. It's not a fantasy series, so it would be awfully unrealistic to resuscitate a character. Plus, the scene of Berlín's death was moving and it had an intrinsic meaning of dying as a member of the Resistance, so, I hope the screenwriters won't ruin anything," another fan said.
There are many other burning questions left to be solved too: right from whether Nairobi is dead to how Tokyo's impulsive decisions could lead to their doom. Part four is currently in production and it will be intriguing to see if the show makers actually decide to bring Berlin back from the dead.