Netflix’s “Money Heist” was given life after death

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

Netflix released part four of the Spanish show “Money Heist,” originally named “La Casa de Papel,” on April 3. 

Part four continues right where part three left off. Nairobi (Alba Flores) was shot in the final episode of the third part and the gang must do whatever they can to attempt to save her in the fourth part. 

The first half of the season was boring. There was not much action going on, there were lots of stale mates, and it was somewhat predictable that the police was going to have someone working on the inside with them. 

The main thing that brought boredom was the cut scenes to Berlin (Pedro Alonso), Palermo (Rodrigo de la Serna), and the Professor (Alvaro Morte). Lots of the scenes were pointless. 

The main one was Berlin’s wedding. There was no point to that at all. Yes, it demonstrates the motives of some of the characters, but it was not really captivating. 

A character that was pointless was Arturo (Enrique Arce). I found a hatred for that character in the first two seasons that carried on to the third and fourth. He tries to act all heroic, but is a major coward that will throw others under the bus to save himself. 

Arturo the true villain that no one likes. Not even the antagonist Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri) is disliked more than him. His story line should have ended in season two. It made me glad that he got shot in the leg after episodes of tears.

The show starts to become interesting in the sixth episode which brought the biggest shock. It is the climax of the season where the robbers are given that push to fight back and the start of the “war.”

I was not happy how it went about, but it was that push that needed to happen so that the story could move forward and start to get the attention of the audience because the fact of the matter is that the fourth season was not as captivating as the first ones. It was the last three episodes that gave the season life. 

With the escape of the arrested and the fate of the gang, there is still more to be told, and a story to be finished. It is safe to say that there will be a guaranteed fifth season of “Money Heist.”