Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

June 24, 2022
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The ending of part 1 drops many bombs on the story; there’s plenty more story to come, and hopefully more twists along the way.

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The ending of part 1 drops many bombs on the story; there’s plenty more story to come, and hopefully more twists along the way.

This recap of the Netflix K-Drama series Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area season 1, episode 6 — the ending explained of part 1 — contains spoilers.

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As usual, Money Heist leaves us at a crossroads full of twists and anticipation. This is the ending of part 1, but there’s much more to come in part 2 that we will have to be patient for.

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained of part 1

Episode 6 opens up with a flashback where The Professor was an actual professor — he was an expert on the reunification model of North and South Korea. He claims it would create peace, and it would be a dream. His ideas were turned into reality. He meets Oh Jaeyun at the Demarcation Zone. Oh Jaeyun wants The Professor to create an economic reunification plan with North Korea desiring to open their doors.

In the present day, The Professor is on a high-speed chase, driving away from Seon Woojin and the police in a car heavily suspected of being part of the heist team. He ends up off the road in desperation, setting the vehicle on fire while leaving it in a river. Seon Woonjin is stunned that they managed to get away, and she’s told that the person in the car driving away was likely to be The Professor.

In the bank, the undercover police officer is aiming his gun at Tokyo. Denver warns her that she’s about to walk into a trap. The policeman is shot, but he manages to radio into Cha Moohyuk to say that The Professor is not inside the Mint. Berlin then shoots the officer multiple times and tells Tokyo that the team needs him. The media starts reporting on the gunshots heard. Politicians start calling the heist team terrorists.

Seon Woojin is furious at Cha Moohyuk’s idea to have a secret mission in the Mint and blames him for the death of an agent. Cha Moohyuk reveals they believed she was a spy. Back to business, Seon Woojin wonders why the heist team would cover up the agent’s death. She wants to use this moment to get the upper hand on The Professor, knowing he isn’t inside. She wants to go inside the Mint herself. She wants the public on the police side, not the heist team. A wet and exhausted Professor listens to all this and looks concerned.

Tokyo admits the situation happened because of her, and she thinks Berlin should be back in charge. She recognizes she would have been dead if it wasn’t for him. However, Berlin doesn’t care if he’s in charge; he just wants them to succeed in this heist.

Seon Woojin rings The Professor and asks about the gunshots. She tells him it’s chaos outside the Mint. The Professor claims they got bored and practiced shooting. Seon Woojin wants to go inside the Mint and check all the hostages to see if they are safe. If he doesn’t accept, she will not provide the food promised. The Professor feels he has no choice, but Seon Woojin also wants a live video feed when she enters that can be shown to the media outlets for the public interest. The heist team knows they are in a corner, but The Professor wants to show the world that the hostages are fine. He tells them to be prepared for the hostage check.

With the hostage check coming, Berlin reveals his identity to the other hostages and how he’s likely to be caught first because he’s a well-known fugitive. But he insists that they will all be treated humanely. Cho Youngmin schemes again and thinks they should sneak a note to the police about the dead policeman. He thinks Anne Kim should do it because they will not hurt her due to being the ambassador’s daughter. And so, a note is passed to Anne Kim as part of the plan.

And then a huge moment happens; Seon Woojin walks into the bank. Berlin reveals his face to the media and introduces himself to the negotiator, causing excitement and a strong commotion outside as it’s televised on a large screen; The Professor is in the crowd outside too. Seon Woojin wants to check each hostage.

Seon Woojin interviews Cho Youngmin first, and she apologizes for the gun wound. He provides an emotional plea to his family. When Anne Kim is interviewed, she contemplates passing on the note. She cries, and her parents watch this live, and they are distraught. Seon Woojin comforts her, and as Anne Kim is about to pass the note over, Tokyo catches the moment, grabs her wrist, and she’s escorted away. Anne Kim claims she thought of this idea herself.

Seon Woojin turns the cameras off and asks Berlin to bring all the hostages to the front to save time. She confirms that all hostages are safe, but she states a “security guard” is missing — she’s really talking about the policeman Agent Park who Berlin shot. She asks the hostages where Agent Park is. Anne Kim and Cho Youngmin try to tell her that he was killed, but the heist team silences them. Berlin gets angry and tells Seon Woojin that they acted in self-defense with the agent.

And so, Seon Woojin argues about the next steps, and it turns hostile; Seon Woojin believes that the public is now on the police’s side due to the alleged death of the policeman. But then, Berlin brings in another hostage; it’s Agent Park. He isn’t dead. The man had a bulletproof vest on. Berlin knew he did when he shot him in the chest. This was The Professor’s ace in the sleeve. And then, The Professor sends a video of Agent Park planning an attack through the Mint. Berlin asks Seon Woojin what would have happened if Agent Park had reached the hostages and raises the danger they were in. Berlin then tells the public that they will not let anyone die.

Seon Woojin walks out of the Mint, dazed and confused. She’s been outsmarted again.

The heist team celebrates their victory over the police. And then, more good news; Moscow confirms he’s done digging the escape route. Nairobi also confirms that they’ve nearly printed all the money. There’s a lot of hope amongst the team.

During the night, Denver checks on Youn Misun to change her dressing. She wonders why he’s checking so late at night. Denver apologizes to her and tells Misun to date a decent man moving forward. Misun then explains that she will quit the Mint, and then she kisses Denver. He kisses her back passionately, which leads to steamy sex in the vault. It does not look like an “only-physical occasion.” There’s a lot of emotion between the two. It’s love.

Seon Woojin returns to the tent and learns they will not replace her because there is no one to replace her. She tells them she will quit unless Cha Moohyuk leaves the task force. She then speaks to Cha Moohyuk afterward, and he tells her not to go. He then aims his suspicions at The Professor because he entered the tent once when he came to say to her that her mother had called. She’s stunned at his accusations. The Professor hears all this, and he looks concerned.

And then, Seon Woojin meets The Professor for drinks. She’s already drunk, and she’s immediately flirting with him. The Professor decides to get drunk with her. Seon Woojin forgets reality for a while and enjoys the company of The Professor.

On the way home, The Professor asks Seon Woojin if she can quit the case; he tells her that he can see she is exhausted. Seon Woojin hugs him and appreciates how much he cares; The Professor is surprised he even said that because he needs her on the task force team as part of his plan. The Professor realizes at this moment that he’s in love with her. Oh, dear!

The ending

The ending of part 1 will leave the audience wanting more as it ends with a couple of twists.

Seon Woojin finds the corner of a cash note in her pocket that was handed to her by Anne Kim; this will be important to the case. Suddenly, Seon Woojin has a lightbulb moment and leaves The Professor for the night.

When The Professor heads back, Cha Moohyuk is waiting for him. Ah, s**t!

The ending of part 1 drops many bombs on the story; there’s plenty more story to come, and hopefully more twists along the way.

Additional plot points worthy of noting

  • Cho Youngmin accuses Youn Misun of sleeping with Denver again and threatens her. Denver steps in, twists his wrist and tells him to leave her alone. He insists nothing happened in the storage room.
  • Berlin injects himself with drugs.

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