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'Money Heist' aka 'La Casa de Papel' Part 1, 2 and 3 Recap: Everything you need to know before binge-watching Part 4

Spanish crime-drama 'La Casa de Papel' has created quite a rage and fans are desperately waiting to watch the new set of eight episodes on Netflix
Álvaro Morte as The Professor (Netflix)
Álvaro Morte as The Professor (Netflix)

Spoilers for 'Money Heist' aka 'La Casa de Papel' Season 1, 2 and 3

'Money Heist' aka 'La Casa de Papel' is all set to make an explosive return to Netflix with Season 4 or Season 2 Part 4. The Spanish crime-drama has created quite a rage and fans are desperately waiting to watch the new set of eight episodes.

The series follows El Professor (Álvaro Morte), who brings con-artists and criminals together, to pull off the ultimate heist of the Royal Mint of Spain. As the episodes unfold, the missing pieces of the puzzle start to fit in together. The team gets together for another assault on the Bank of Spain after the success of the first heist. Part 3 ended on a major cliffhanger as Nairobi (Alba Flores) found herself battling death after a brutal bullet shot. 

Before the show premieres, here are all the major plot points you need to keep in mind.

Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo and Darko Perić as Helsinki (Netflix)

Season 1

Dressed in red jumpsuits and Spanish painter Salvador Dalí's masks, a group of robbers led by the Professor (Álvaro Morte) takes hostages as part of their heist at the Royal Mint of Spain. To make it a success, they spend months in seclusion to plan each move with total intricacy. Until the second part, we only know the characters according to names of cities — Tokyo, Nairobi, Moscow, Berlin, Rio, Denver or Oslo. The brainchild of the mission is also known as just 'The Professor'.

Instead of harming people, their plan is to capture hostages until they print money worth 2.4 billion euros. In one scene, the Professor says, "The moment there is a single drop of blood, we'll stop being Robin Hoods and become simple crooks." 

They are banished from getting involved in a relationship, but first, Tokyo and Rio start dating and soon after, Denver gets involved with the hostage Mónica Gaztambide. What's more, it is found out that inspector Raquel Murillo of the National Police Corps has no clue that the man she gets intimate with, Salva, is the Professor indeed. 


Season 2

El Profesor chalks out a new plan as he sneaks into Toledo House before the cops, giving his team more time to pull off the robbery. However, Tokyo starts to question his tactics and that proves to bring much chaos and confusion. Berlin steps in and bans her from the Royal Mint of Spain. Lo and behold, she is arrested by the cops.  
In a major twist, the inspector of the National Police Corps, Raquel (Itziar Ituño) has no clue that she has been romancing the man who is the brain behind the heist. Suspicious of his identity, she brings Ángel (Fernando Soto) into the picture to get the mastermind to the hospital. However, the Professor is two steps ahead of her and notices that it is simply a trap. He does so by masquerading as a clown, and his costume gives his identity away as Raquel spots a strand of hair. The Professor is captured and kidnapped by the cops.

Meanwhile, Helsinki (Darko Peric) kills Oslo (Roberto Garcia) in an act of mercy and Tokyo gets in touch with Rio to help her back into the Mint. As she gets inside in a motorbike stunt, Moscow (Paco Tous) gets shot and bleeds to death.

Just as everyone gets set to escape through the tunnel, the cops break in. Berlin sacrifices himself so the gang could escape. It is then that we find out Berlin and the Professor have been brothers all along. After the heist, Raquel tracks the Professor in the Philippines and begins their love story again with the alias name Lisbon. 


Season 3

Tokyo and Rio's relationship has been a major point of 'Money Heist'. The two began their love affair even when they knew the Professor had banned the team from getting involved. Yet, the two stuck together and the third part began with them relaxing in paradise. Trouble ensued soon after as Rio was captured by the Panama authorities.

While Tokyo brought the gang together to rescue him, the two decided to go their separate ways. Moreover, Tokyo almost hooks up with Denver and the latter confronts Rio to get back with Tokyo. 

What's more, Nairobi fights for her life after inspector Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri) manipulates her by teasing her with information about her nine-year-old son. Shot by a sniper, she bleeds in the arms of Helsinki (Darko Peric). And it is yet to be seen whether she lives or dies. Moreover, the Professor's love interest Raquel Murillo is still alive and there's a lot of suspense around that.


In a brilliantly-cut trailer for season four, we see Nairobi being wheeled in on a stretcher and he is clearly hurt. Then we hear Tokyo narrate, "Our mastermind was losing his mind and so are we." To make her point, the trailer then shows the group men try to pull off a heist pointing weapons at each other. They were promised by The Professor that there was a way out, but from the looks of it, that might not be true.

We also see Raquel is very much alive, and she has been promised freedom if she goes along with the plans of the police. The trailer also shows Helsinki get hanged, but why is something we have to wait and watch.

As the new season hits Netflix this Friday, March 3, 2020, all the unanswered questions will come into focus and there's hope that the mission is successful at the end of eight episodes.