The Money Heist 5: Theory That Tokyo Has Not Died Gains Power
On social media and web forums, fans of the series formulate theories that Tokyo is not dead. Find out what the possibilities are.
Netflix released last Friday (03) the first part of the 5th and final season of The Money Heist. The series is one of the streaming service’s biggest original hits in recent years. The plot that tells the story of a group that plans and executes an assault in Spain has already brought many joys and heartaches to fans, and this part of season 5 was no different. The moment of greatest tension was the death of Tokyo, played by Úrsula Corberó. However, netizens around the world debate, based on details from the past, a theory that opens up the possibility that Tokyo is not dead.
WTF? Calm down, let’s explain.
The first part of season five featured 5 exciting chapters for fans, where our favorite gang of thieves was locked up in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. Meanwhile, the teacher, leader of the group, was discovered and captured by inspector Alicia Sierra. It will be the first time the team has no plans, and what started with a robbery will turn into a war.
Scene where Tokyo dies (or not?)
In episode 5, there is the sad moment when Tokyo is shot by the snipers and is seriously injured. But she’s not dead right now. Cornered by the snipers with her companions in the kitchen, she sees her partners flee, and she decides to hide in a kind of trench.
Denver and Manila manage to escape and save themselves, but she knows she can’t escape. When shooting at the snipers, she ends up receiving multiple rounds of bullets, but beforehand she removed the rings from her grenades. When Gandía and her colleagues approach, she explodes her 4 grenades.
Theory claims that Tokyo didn’t die
Many fans complained about Tokyo’s death, after all, it doesn’t make sense for her to die, as she is the narrator of the story. If she died, who will tell what happens from now on? As a result, some users on social media and forums such as Reddit claim that Tokyo may still be alive to tell the story we observe, just as it has been doing since the first season.
Later, when she says “The day I killed Gandia, all the odds were against me”, Tokyo would have to be alive, because otherwise, she doesn’t make sense of the narrative.
Finally, just before her death, she tells the Professor that she is “his guardian angel”. These same words are those that Lisbon said to the figure embodied by Álvaro Morte before faking his death. Therefore, it is suspected that the production repeated this piece with fans, and that in reality Tokyo did not die.
How could Tokyo have survived the grenades
Although Tokyo’s death itself did not appear in the scenes, her and Gandia’s bodies were presumably ripped to shreds in the devastation. Her apparent death traumatized the rest of the crew, the sight of Rio crying (Miguel Herrán) is the last thing we see before the end of the first half of the final season.
But despite the definitive end of Tokyo’s story, the slightly ambiguous setting of the final scene is discussed by some of the most skeptical fans. Some of them are convinced that Tokyo will come back to end the theft in Volume Two. Furthermore, the character’s own narration at the beginning of the episode also seems to confirm her survival.
Anyway, this is a theory. To be sure of Tokyo’s fate in The Money Heist, we’ll have to wait until December 3rd, when Netflix will release the last 5 chapters of the series.