'Money Heist' Season 4: Berlin, Palermo's gay kiss makes fans squirm and label scene a 'piece of s**t'
The season finale of 'Money Heist' begins with a stormy relationship and sparks fly between Berlin and Palermo
Spoiler Alert for 'Money Heist' Season 2 Part 4 Episode 1-8
Touted as a Spanish crime-thriller, 'Money Heist' aka 'La Casa de Papel' is more about love, human complexities, and betrayal than anything else.
The biggest proof comes towards the beginning of episode eight when an intimate flashback from Berlin (Pedro Alonso) and Palermo's (Rodrigo de la Serna) past comes into the picture. The episode begins with a stormy relationship. Sparks fly as Berlin (Pedro Alonso) and Palermo (Rodrigo de la Serna) stand across each other.
Their eyes speak. The relationship is as complex as it can get. "I really like women and you really like me," Berlin warns Palermo, but he is in no mood to give up on his love. The two share a steamy, sensual kiss, with a deep passion. The sequence comes across as one of the most thunderous scenes in the history of gay romance.
Right after they caress each other, Berlin tells Palermo that there is no scope for them to have a future. "I'd give anything so I could feel this... But it's impossible," Berlin's stern words break Palermo's heart. Berlin is clear: "Sometimes distance is the only way to find peace." His betrayal makes Palermo drown in a tub of grief.
The controversial scene has grabbed many eyeballs on social media and fans can't stop the chatter. "When Berlin and Palermo broke up and they started kissing, that saved 150 secs for me, Brocode743 never watch that piece of shit," one wrote and another said, "Why this Berlin Parlemo kiss? Kiss ruined Berlin's character for me."
Many others called out Berlin for his betrayal. "Why aren't we talking about Berlin's manipulation of Palermo's feelings? HE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF PALERMO. I love Berlin but he really crossed a line there. He left Palermo depressed and alone. Let's stop putting Berlin on a pedestal," one tweet read and another fan slammed him as 'sick' and twisted'. The tweet read, "As sick and twisted as Berlin was I wish he didn't die. He wouldn't have betrayed them like Palermo did and he would've been a better leader #MoneyHeist."
Meanwhile, a few understood their character graphs and posted how they loved Palermo's character. "Didn't care much for Palermo last season but fell in love with him in #MoneyHeist4 Palermo and Berlin friendship is beautiful," one tweet read.
Another fan even pointed out how 'Money Heist' constantly breaks the "traditional sexes". "I love it that #MoneyHeist has characters that go beyond the traditional sexes. We have queers (Helsinki and Palermo), bisexuals (Berlin and Tokyo) — they both love the same of their sexes (Berlin loved Palermo, Tokyo flirts with women), and transexual (Manila)," the tweet read.
With the explosive revelation and a sensational season finale, the Spanish heist drama left us at the edge of the seats, and now we can't help but wait to catch sight of more mayhem if the new season is confirmed.