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Five seasons after its premiere in 2017, the popular Spanish crime drama Money Heist is coming to an end. The award-winning Netflix series follows a crew of robbers through two different high-stake heists, the first at the Royal Mint of Spain, and the second at the Bank of Spain, neither of which go according to plan. Now entering its final season, the show faces the challenge of how to wrap up its characters’ stories.

According to Netflix’s official synopsis, the start of Season 5 finds the gang in the toughest situation they have faced yet, stuck in the Bank of Spain with an army waiting to attack. As if that is not enough, the Professor has been captured, and even he doesn’t appear to have a way out of their mess. Similar to many other shows, production on Season 5 of Money Heist faced setbacks amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Pina, the creator of the show said those obstacles challenged them to think of something unexpected for the final part of the series. “In Volume 2, we focus more on the emotional situation of the characters. It is a journey across their sentimental map that connects us directly to their departure,” he said in a release.

Season 5 is set to be the final season and it has been split into volume 1 and 2. Most loyal fans have already finished watching volume 1 and eagerly await volume 2 which is set to air in December. The highly anticipated season 5 seems to have lived up to its expectations, though it took most on a roller coaster ride. The last episode of volume 1 has left fans in tears, shock and despair. Despite many fan theories that Tokyo would be the only one who survives since she is the narrator of the story, the most badass character has died. Fans hadn’t still processed the dead Nairobi, and then this happened in the middle of a war, which is more about surviving and not winning for the robbers.

Fan reactions to the death of Tokyo on twitter;

“In the last four seasons, I wanted her to die because she’s annoying and selfish, but now I love her. She became selfless and now she cares for her colleagues. Tokyo’s death is not just a heroic death but also an iconic one. A big character lost”

“She was courageous too. She had the guts to stand up for herself and for the gang. She redeemed herself in season 4 and emerged a hero in season 5. She was dedicated to Professor, only cared about her gang, loved her heist family and selflessly encouraged Rio to love a new life”

Fans are definitely impressed with the new season, despite the show taking a toll on them emotionally it has been worth every emotion. Volume 2 promises to be even more emotional according to the creator Pina.

Money heist initially flopped in Spain when it premiered as a two part series in 2017, by the time the second half premiered that fall, enthusiasm and viewership had cooled enough to render the 15-episode series a virtual flop. That would have been the end if not for Netflix, which picked up the show at the end of 2017, repackaged it into shorter episodes across two seasons, and ordered a third and fourth instalment. The show’s presence on the streaming platform, where the first half of its fifth and final season arrived Friday, elevated “Money Heist” into a global cultural phenomenon that has inspired memes and Halloween costumes.

It has received several awards including the International award for best drama series, The Italian communist song ‘Bella Cao’ which plays several times through out the series became a summer hit across Europe. By 2018, the series was the most-watched non-English-language series and one of the most-watched on Netflix and is currently at number 1.

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