Money Heist season 5: Major death revealed in first ever episode?

Money Heist: Netflix release teaser for Part 5 Volume 2

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Warning: This story contains spoilers for Money Heist season five, volume one.

Money Heist, or La Casa de Papel, has seen some of its most important and beloved characters killed in the past. From Moscow (played by Paco Tous) in season two to Nairobi (Alba Flores) in season four, every death has shocked fans. However, the death of Tokyo (Ursula Corbero) devastated Netflix viewers as it was so unexpected.

When season five first dropped on Netflix, no fans were expecting it to result in the death of Tokyo.

Arguably the protagonist of the show, her character narrated the journey every step of the way since the first season.

As a result, many fans expected Tokyo to be the only survivor of the group, not the next to go.

While it was a shock, and one some fans refused to accept, it was teased in the very first episode of Money Heist.

Filmmakers use the technique of foreshadowing events all the time in TV and film, giving fans another reason to go back and watch again.

Thematically, it can subconsciously set up the idea of upcoming events in the mind, long before they actually transpire.

Going back to watch season one again, a fan on Reddit uncovered some of the teasers hinting at Tokyo’s end.

They picked up on Tokyo’s first lines from the show, with many of them being very on the nose for her death in hindsight.

Tokyo said: “Growing old in a prison cell isn’t for me. I’d rather be on the run. Body and Soul. And if I can’t run with my body, at least let my soul escape.”

This is paralleled with her last lines from in the season, and in turn the entire show.

Tokyo added: “Growing old in a prison cell isn’t for me. I’d rather be on the run. And if I can’t run with my body, at least let my soul be free.”

Puzzleheaded noted: “I just love the way rephrases her own words from the very beginning about running away with her body and freeing her soul in the end.

“I know this may seem super obvious and simple to some, but I think it is very telling to the care put into the show.” (sic)

Not only does Tokyo’s dialogue bookend the season, but it also brings the entire show full circle.

Right at the very beginning of the pilot episode, Tokyo introduced herself to audiences, saying: “That is when I started to run.

“In a way, I was dead too. Well, almost dead.”

With Tokyo narrating the show up until season five, it now means her narration is posthumous, adding an extra level of confusion about the fate of her character.

It isn’t known if she will continue to narrate season five, volume two, or if another character will take over duties, such as The Professor (Alvaro Morte).

Money Heist season five, volume two will premiere on December 3 exclusively on Netflix.

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