‘Money Heist’ is one of Netflix’s most popular dramas. It follows a group of people who execute an elaborate heist. Headed by a man who calls himself the Professor, a team, members of which are named after cities, is assembled to target the Royal Mint of Spain. The first two seasons focus on this heist and give us a picture of the relationships of the characters and the power dynamics of the team. The third season deals with the consequences of their actions and the tough situation that prods them to undertake another impossible plan. If you haven’t yet seen the show, head over to Netflix.
Summary of the Plot
After successfully pulling off the biggest heist in history, the Professor and his team disperse to different parts of the world. Like everything else, the Professor had planned the aftermath of the heist as well. He knew that the chase wouldn’t be over just because they were out of the bank. The pressure would increase now because they had no hostages to use as leverage, no cards left to play, and unlike when they entered the bank, they have a lot more to lose now.
Despite the first and most important rule of robbery, strong personal relationships were developed during the planning and undertaking of the heist. Even the Professor wasn’t exempt from this mistake. He divides the whole team, which now also includes Monica, into various pairs and sends them to different places. He has a plan for every situation but still asks the team to stick to the rules. After saying their goodbyes, they enjoy the next couple of years partying and spending the money they had worked so hard for. Meanwhile, we discover that they are not the only ones reaping the benefits of the heist.
Arturito has managed to turn the situation into his favour. Obviously, he lost his job at the Royal Mint, but now, he has the status of being not just a survivor of the heist, but also a hero. He has become a bestseller author and a public speaker. He enjoys a massive fan following and doesn’t miss any opportunity to use his experience at the bank to attract attention. His personal life, on the other hand, is a complete mess. His wife has left him, his children despise him, and his mistress chose to run away with the robber who had almost killed him. Also, he will never get to meet his illegitimate son.