December 10, 2022


Cash Heist

The Finish Of The Highway

Season 5

Episode 1

Editor’s Ranking

2 stars

Picture: MANOLO PAVÓN/NETFLIX

Whereas I’ve usually loved Cash Heist all alongside, I’m certain I’m not the one one who felt, towards the tip of Half 4, like producers have been taking their candy time with the Financial institution of Spain job. Within the Half-5 premiere, those that had been content material with the pacing might need joined me in being barely impatient with it when Lisbon had time to hit pause on heisting to TAKE A NICE BATH. The principle op in “The Finish of the Highway” includes closing the loop on Lisbon’s jail break — the explanation she’s so stank when she returns to the gang.

What are they going to do with that navy helicopter? Properly, Marseille goes to land it in a subject, the place Benjamín and El Polaco can be posing as farmers. They’ll declare to the cops — who arrive on the scene instantly, having been monitoring the helicopter through satellite tv for pc — that the pilot took off in a crimson Volvo; since cops already noticed a automobile matching that description close to the courthouse and find it close to the farm, they’re completely happy to arrange a roadblock. Besides, whoops! The motive force is the husband of the girl who, earlier that day, was kidnapped exterior her hair salon to get pushed to the jail as a decoy Lisbon; additionally, he has a bomb strapped to his chest. Whereas the cops are swarming him, Benjamín, El Polaco, and Marseille drive off in an nameless yellow truck — since, in spite of everything, they didn’t know what Marseille seemed like, so if he was simply one other man in Wellies after they searched, he seemed like he belonged there.

Again on the financial institution, the enjoyment of getting recovered Lisbon is changed by suspicion on Tokyo’s half. Since Lisbon was as soon as a cop herself, Tokyo isn’t satisfied that Lisbon didn’t break underneath strain from her former colleagues and spill greater than was required for the plan. One other situation is that Lisbon’s jailbreak has pressured everybody to pivot: They’ve three to 4 hours to soften down what gold they at present have and put together to maneuver out. Palermo and Bogotá aren’t wild about this since improvising in a heist is what will get folks killed.

Within the tent, Tamayo is performing some improvising of his personal, making an attempt to regain management of the state of affairs. First, he calls in Sagasta, a navy officer and veteran of, it appears, doing all types of shady shit abroad, however, as Sagasta factors out, he’s not wanting to deliver these practices dwelling for a nationwide viewers, together with the legal professional normal, to evaluate them. Sagasta relents (whereas … sitting on the john taking a shit — a captivating element that does, I suppose, reveal one thing about his character), offered he can deliver all his favored guys with him.

Tamayo’s subsequent notion is to present the cops cowl for his or her failures by scapegoating Sierra. Somebody within the tent was a mole, and it would as effectively be her; they will manufacture proof displaying she was colluding with the Professor. (The precise mole, Antoñanzas, manages to not blurt out his guilt.) That is an excessive amount of for Ángel, who refuses to take part in something so corrupt and prepares to storm out. Tamayo then blackmails him with the embarrassing voicemails he left Lisbon throughout a drunken drive looooooong in the past; Ángel agrees to remain, because the staff’s official negotiator, however repeats that he’s not going to do something unlawful. Watch this house to see how lengthy that lasts!

Talking of Sierra: We closed Half 4 on her holding the Professor at gunpoint in his hideout. She makes it clear that, although she would like to, she’s not truly going to kill him — she has her unborn child to consider. She’s additionally not going to take him to the cops or jail, since he would certainly have a plan to interrupt out. As an alternative, she’s going to do what she does finest: torture him for data. First, she shoots him within the foot, whereupon he’s extra amenable to telling her how they intend to get the gold out of the financial institution: flip the ingots into grit and flush it out via the sewers; if it’s lined in mud, the cops who’re posted there received’t discover it. Sierra additionally wraps a metallic chain round his arms and torso and hangs him from it, dangling inches above the sewer water adjoining to his command heart. (It’s not clear how she determines the precise proper size of chain is required for this to work — she simply casually hooks one hyperlink as the Professor is within the means of falling — so though I abhor her and her strategies, she is sweet at this horrible job!)

The subsequent time we see the Professor after his endanglement, he’s again at his put up with Sierra, giving the gang the dangerous information: Sierra is aware of in regards to the stormwater tank, so the plan is off. (For what it’s value, we additionally get a flashback scene of Lisbon and the Professor in mattress pre-heist, as he tells her the identical factor in regards to the tank and its essential significance within the heist, so I suppose it’s true … or is it?) The Professor apologizes individually to every gang member within the room — who, by the way in which, don’t get that Sierra has gone rogue and that her being with the Professor doesn’t imply he’s in custody. As soon as they’ve hung up, Tokyo refuses to consider that is actually it, hectoring Lisbon, “He’s so smug he doesn’t have a Plan B? He has one for every little thing, however not in case he fails?” Lisbon insists that Plan A is the one plan.

However is it, although? As a result of all through the episode, we’ve additionally been flashing again and checking in with Berlin, out for lunch along with his 20-something son Rafael in Copenhagen, 4 years earlier than D-Day. At first, that is simply normal Berlin bastard enterprise: All he ever wished from Rafael’s mom was to take her out for dinner and bone her all around the world — I’m paraphrasing — however then Rafael needed to go and get himself conceived: “You confirmed up and ruined all of it. You have been like a nuclear warhead. You fully destroyed our goals.” He’s simply gotten again on Rafael’s good facet when Berlin’s spouse Tatiana exhibits up and, away from the desk, asks Berlin if Rafael is aware of he’s there to do a heist? He doesn’t, and when he finds out, he’s livid. He’s a decent citizen! Berlin is aware of: Rafael’s an digital engineer with a post-grad in cybersecurity, because of an MIT training Berlin paid for: “Why do you suppose I did it?” Berlin tells Rafael that he’s providing him a path to liberty, although it received’t come with out a value. Rafael counters that when it’s time to pay that value, Berlin received’t be there. However so far as we all know, Rafael remains to be kicking round …

… so whilst the military autos roll as much as the financial institution and Tokyo narrates everybody’s horror on the dying of the plan — Denver and Stockholm’s worries about child Cincinnati’s future now that Manila has unmasked herself; the likelihood that Nairobi won’t be correctly avenged; Tokyo’s personal recollections of the love of her life getting killed in entrance of her whereas they have been pulling off a holdup collectively — we’ve to marvel if the stormwater tank is actually the linchpin of the heist, or if there’s a sport inside a sport for which Berlin enlisted his son.

• Palermo educating Denver in regards to the provenance of all of the colonial treasure on show within the financial institution’s Museum of Gold could be very accountable of him, however I’m undecided I belief Denver to not soften it down relatively than, as Palermo suggests, repatriate it.

• And the anger that flares up in Denver when he thinks Stockholm is defending Arturo for threatening the hostages factors to those two having unresolved points of their relationship! If Lisbon has time for a shower, these two ought to have time for a fast remedy sesh. Absolutely somebody within the gang listens to a variety of recommendation podcasts?

• Shouts to Tatiana’s nice huge doggie! All of us deserve a big Nice Dane who will sit at consideration subsequent to the desk at even the best of fine-dining eating places and never, let’s say, perch over the plate like a vulture whereas we’re simply making an attempt to eat a bagel in entrance of the TV like SOME folks’s canine (mine).



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