'Money Heist' Season 5 Part 2 Review: The Heist Team saved the best for last
‘Money Heist’ was one of those shows that made Netflix what it is today. It was one of the first non-English language shows that turned out to be a worldwide phenomenon and took the Spanish entertainment industry to a whole new level. Now, 5 years after the series started and numerous iconic moments, the show has finally come to an end with Season 5.
For the first four seasons, the heist team did a lot of unthinkable things but it was the ultimate showdown this time and things can’t get bigger than this. Part One of Season 5 ended with the tragic death of Tokio (Ursula Corbero) and the entire Heist Team came to a standstill as they lost one of the most important members of the team. Part 2 starts with the aftermath of her death and everyone is still shocked, planning what to do next. Now, the heist team and Professor are known for giving some unbelievable moments and what happened next was completely amazing.
Fans wanted to see a finale that was action-packed, but they also wanted to see how they planned everything. From the heist to how to get out of the bank, viewers wanted to know about everything. Did they get that? They did and additionally, they got a show that will be remembered for a long, long time.
‘Money Heist’ has been known for doing everything out of the box and when it comes to the finale, they came out all guns blazing to treat viewers with some of the finest content in recent years. The best thing about Part 2 is that it primarily focuses on the dynamics of how the heist team manages to stay together and execute the plan even when the Professor is invisible for a good period of time. Even when the action is not like the previous editions, the dramatic and emotional scenes are so well-performed and directed that it makes you forget that this is a series that was known for its action sequences.
The story part comes forward in the final set of episodes and the action takes a step back, which was a gutsy decision, but the makers handled it so well that the result is fabulous.
As far as acting is concerned, Part 2 belongs to Alvaro Morte. Morte has given an extraordinary performance and shown us a side of professor that we never knew existed. Morte is undoubtedly a gem of an actor and he knocks it out of the part with his gritty performance. Meanwhile, Itziar Ituno also does a magnificent job as Lisbon.
Another performer who impresses with her performance is Esther Acebo (Stockholm). She gets out of her skin to perform the character and whenever she is on the screen, she gives a genuine performance that connects with everyone.
Pedro Alonso (Berlin), Miguel Herran (Rio), Jamie Lorente (Denver), Darko Peric (Helsinki), Belen Cuesta (Manila), Hovik Keuchkerian (Bogota), Rodrigo de la Serna (Palermo), and Luke Perros (Marseille) have done extremely well in their respective roles and their roles will be remembered by fans for many years to come.
Since 2019, ‘Money Heist’ has been a part of our culture. The song Bella Ciao became a symbol of resistance while the Red Jumpsuit also turned out to be iconic. People actually wear that dress whenever they need to protest against their government and sing ‘Bella Ciao’ when they need to express something. These kinds of shows don’t come every year or even every 5 years. They are once in a lifetime and hold a special place in our culture. ‘Money Heist’ is one of such shows that began as an action show, but became a cultural phenomenon where people resonated with the character and made them a part of their lives.
All in all, it is truly an end of an era and a show like ‘Money Heist’ might not be able to come in the next 20-30 years. Till then, let us just enjoy this insane show that has so much to cherish for.
‘Money Heist’ Season 5 Part 2 is the perfect farewell for these characters and a strong ending to a show that gave us so many memorable moments.
‘Money Heist’ Season 5 Part 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.