It is a bittersweet trailer drop for fans of the acclaimed Spanish series “Money Heist.” For some, it is exciting to see how it’s all coming to end and how our titular anti-heroes may or may not make it out alive. For others, it is clear that there is a definitive ending to the beloved show, and the trailer seems to indicate that we haven’t seen the last of shocking, final moments for beloved characters. “Money Heist” has made it a staple to delete fan favorites without a warning, a sort of proverbial “Game of Thrones” approach to a heist adventure story. One thing this final trailer makes clear: season 5 vol. 2 is truly the end.
The trailer gives off strong finality vibes. Anyone who watched Part 1 recently felt this theme permeate the entire season, and had to say goodbye to some of the most beloved and cherished characters on the series. Fans (including myself) were not ready for such a blow, as we’ve spent the last 4 seasons watching these thieves consistently come back from the jaws of defeat to outwit and outsmart everyone who’s out to thwart them. However, “Money Heist” season 5 vol. 1 showed us that this formula is a thing of the past, and that our favorite thieves are not invincible. The pending doom of heist too ambitious for their own good has come to pass, and we are set to bear witness to even more tragedy before everything is done.
I have to hand it to the creators. There is a tendency to simply collect your checks and ride the wave of hype and fame for as long as you possibly can. Instead, “Money Heist” seems set on ending it on their own terms, and allowing the story to come to an organic conclusion as opposed to dragging it on past its narrative means or ending it too abruptly. There is something to be said for letting filmmakers and TV show runners truly decide when and how a show will end, rather than the fatness of the checks calling the shots. “Money Heist” season 5 vol. 1 felt organic in its progression, and as devastating as the mid season ending was, the new trailer for vol. 2 looks to keep both of these things going.
There is still a lot to be tied up in the remaining episodes. When we left off, the entire show was in chaos and mired in tragedy. Nothing was going right for literally anyone on any side, and the trailer looks to continue the same downward spiral. Of course, “Money Heist” is never without surprises (both good and bad), so I’m confident that as bad as things look in the new trailer, there’s bound to be SOMETHING good to happen to our trapped anti-heroes.
Fans will have to wait until December 3rd on Netflix to see how it all ends, but you can watch the trailer below.
Are you excited for season 5 vol. 2?