*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Money Heist season 5*
The characters of Money Heist (aka. La Casa De Papel) live their lives in constant danger and that’s hardly surprising given the high-stakes heists they take part in.
Throughout season 5, the fate of the gang’s leader, the Professor, has been left up in the air after he was captured by the rogue police officer, Alicia Sierra, before the pair began tentatively working together.
After the dramatic events of season 5 part 1, fans were left fearing for the character but just what happens to the Professor in Money Heist season 5, does Sergio die?
The Professor captured in season 4 finale
Since Money Heist first began in 2017, Sergio Marquina (aka. The Professor) has been a key component of the show’s gang of criminals as he’s their leader and masterminds their daring heists.
However, the season 4 finale proved that even the Professor’s best-laid plans don’t always succeed as the rogue and pregnant police officer, Alicia Sierra, managed to track the Professor to his secret storm drain hideout.
Fans were left in shock as season 4 ended with the Professor being held at gunpoint by Sierra just as the credits rolled and viewers were forced to wait more than a year to find out what happened next.
Does the Professor die in Money Heist season 5?
No, the Professor does not die in part 1 of Money Heist season 5.
It certainly doesn’t look good for the Professor in the early episodes of season 5 as Sierra attempts to extract information from him about his plans for the ongoing heist.
The Professor reveals nothing, however, even when Sierra shoots him in the foot.
Eventually, the pair are joined by Benjamin and Marseille but despite their greater numbers, Sierra manages to subdue them all and holds them all prisoner. That is until her water breaks and she goes into labour.
In excruciating pain, she gets the Professor and co to help deliver her baby, which she names Victoria, but when she has a moment alone in the bathroom, she readies herself for a potential fight and escape to come in season 5, part 2 as the Professor turns his attention back to the chaotic heist in progress.
In the second half of season 5, released on December 3rd, Alicia Sierra does make a bid for freedom but the Professor is able to catch up to her as Sergio was tracking the car she escaped in.
Their uneasy allegiance is put to the test again as they both find themselves hunted by Colonel Tamayo’s forces.
The uneasy partnership begins as a ‘marriage of convenience’ but the pair’s trust grows and they become friends as the episodes go on.
However, there is still the small matter of the bank heist to attend to and the final part of the Professor’s plan involves putting himself firmly in harm’s way as he enters the bank itself and comes face to face with Tamayo.
Understandably, the colonel is itching to kill the Professor and his team but Sergio’s plan to cut a deal with Tamayo succeeds and he, as well as all surviving members of the team, manage to get away.
As the season comes to a close, the various gang members bid farewell to each other and go their separate ways.
Volume 2 of Money Heist season 5 is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on December 3rd, 2021.