With only six episodes in Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, it is a no-brainer that the K-drama will have a second season. By the finale of the K-drama, there is still a lot of storyline from the Spanish original that has not been seen or explored. The heist team has just gotten through phase one of their plan, and a Money Heist: Korea Season 2 will likely begin according to the events in the original series.
[WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Money Heist and Money Heist: Korea.]
The K-drama’s storyline ends a few episodes shy of ‘Money Heist’
In the Spanish original, there are a total of 13 episodes in the first season. Money Heist: Korea ends at six, with the finale equivalent of Money Heist Episode 11. The drama ends with Moscow (Lee Won-jong) seeing the other members in the control room and revealing his hands full of dirt.
The sight means they have drilled through the Mint floor to start the next phase of their plan: the escape tunnel. The finale is a montage of the characters celebrating, Denver’s (Kim Ji-hoon) sex scene and the Professor (Yoo Ji-tae) meeting with someone unexpected at his cafe.
In the Spanish original, a lot more storyline occurs after Moscow (Paco Tous) drills through the floor. But the episode roughly follows along with the last episode of the K-drama, except for a few missing pieces. One of them is the disaster that ensues when the hostages try to escape. Money Heist: Korea Season 2 might start with a bang.
‘Money Heist: Korea’ Season 2 could begin with the sad future outcome of Oslo
After Money Heist Episode 11, the team is in for a rude awakening of what the hostages have been planning in secret. Arturo (Enrique Arce) has concocted a plan with some of the hostages to steal tools for a possible escape. While Arturo becomes distracted by Denver (Jaime Lorente) and Monica’s (Esther Acebo) relationship, the rest of the hostages take action.
The crew in charge of mining the fake escape route attack Oslo with a blow to the head. They reach one of the exit doors rigged with explosives. They take cover and set off the bombs. The SWAT team is alerted and begins infiltrating as the heist team secures the hostages. They set up their backup plan to reinforce the doors while using gunfire as a cover.
The episode ends with Helsinki (Darko Perić) finding his brother on the floor bleeding from a severe head wound. In the following episode, Oslo has severe brain damage and is in a vegetative state. Money Heist: Korea Season 2 could begin with the same storyline, cementing the fate of one of its characters.
‘Money Heist: Korea’ Season 2 will have to make a few changes to the storyline
In the K-drama, a select few of the hostages form a plan to try and escape. All with the help of an outside agent who infiltrated the Mint. Their plan is anything but successful. The agent character does exist in the Spanish original but aborts his mission to infiltrate. Money Heist: Korea Season 2 will have to tweak its storyline even more than the first season to possibly have another escape plan created by the hostages that parallel the original series.
But the first season of Money Heist ends with Raquel (Itziar Ituño) realizing where the team’s safe house could be located. Money Heist: Korea Season 2 could also begin with Woo-jin (Kim Yun-jin) discovering the same at some point.
The K-drama throws in a curve ball that does not occur in the original. In the finale, the Professor meets Moo-hyuk (Kim Sung-oh), Woo-jin’s temporary partner. He has a feeling that Woo-jin’s boyfriend is not who he says he is. But fans should be aware the K-drama does not develop a relationship between Woo-jin and Moo-hyuk the same way Raquel and Angel (Fernando Soto) have.
Moo-hyuk is a combination of Angel and Raquel’s superior. Money Heist: Korea Season 2 could also begin with Moo-hyuk questioning the Professor, but fans should not expect the same car crash scene from the original.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is available on Netflix.