Why Rio Broke Up With Tokyo After Being Set Free

Laveta Brigham

Money Heist couple Tokyo and Rio fell head-over-heels in love, but after Tokyo risked everything to free Rio, he broke up with her. Rio fell head over heels in love with Rio in Money Heist season 1 and the two of them spent two luxurious years together relaxing and canoodling […]


Money Heist couple Tokyo and Rio fell head-over-heels in love, but after Tokyo risked everything to free Rio, he broke up with her.

Rio fell head over heels in love with Rio in Money Heist season 1 and the two of them spent two luxurious years together relaxing and canoodling on a private island. After Rio was captured by Interpol and tortured for information, Tokyo and the rest of the crew planned an ambitious heist of Spain’s national gold reserves in order to arrange his release. Yet after he was made a free man in Money Heist season 3, one of the first things Rio did was break up with Tokyo.

With one more season of Money Heist (and of the Bank of Spain heist) left to go, some things about Rio’s time spent in the hands of the sadistic Alicia Sierra remain uncertain. His lack of physical injuries and healthy weight upon release led to some doubt amount the Dalí crew as to whether Rio had been tortured at all. But while Rio’s body may be intact, it’s clear that he was ripped apart psychologically by Sierra, and is still dealing with the emotional scars of his torture.

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The suffering he went through may have been one factor behind Rio’s decision to break up with Tokyo, but his rationale for doing so is actually quite mature and level-headed – especially when compared to the blind puppy love he had for her in Money Heist‘s first two seasons. Rio was captured by Interpol after Tokyo ran away from their island; she had grown bored in paradise and was desperate for the thrills, crime and life on the edge. It’s because of Tokyo’s addiction to being a criminal that Rio realized they couldn’t be together – no matter how much he might still love. And despite the bad timing, the moment in which Rio tells Tokyo he can’t be with her is actually quite telling.

Money Heist Tokyo and Rio Break Up

After Rio is handed over by the police and joins his old friends in the Bank of Spain in Money Heist season 3, they’re smart enough to know that he’s had a microphone surgically hidden inside his body. To communicate their plans for removing it to Rio, Tokyo takes him to a bathroom and performs a striptease for him, with words written on her body explaining that they need to keep quiet until the microphone is found. Briefly, when the striptease begins, Rio looks happy – but his face falls as he sees the words and is reminded that they’re not a normal couple, and never will be. The danger of the criminal life, and Tokyo’s addiction to it, will always be present.

“I thought a lot about it, and I realized I’ve always followed you like a lapdog. In that cell I learned that I’m strong. I was afraid before. I was afraid of a life without you. One the island, after three days, I was out of my mind. It’s a sh***y feeling. I don’t want to be like that again. Tokyo, you need this. I’m sorry, I really am, but I don’t want to live on your roller coaster.”

While Tokyo is shocked and shaken by the break-up, it’s clear that Rio has had a lot of time in his tiny cell to come to terms with it. Rightfully or not, he believes that he’ll ultimately lead a normal life and get married and have kids, while Tokyo continues to live her exciting life on the edge. Of course, a lot could still happen in Money Heist season 5. Rio could realize that he doesn’t really want a normal life after all, or Tokyo could decide that she no longer needs the thrill of the heist to feel alive. The entire crew could go out in a blaze of glory, or Tokyo (since she’s the narrator) could be left behind as the sole survivor. Or they could make it out with the gold, and have a happy ending. For Money Heist fans who are invested in Tokyo and Rio’s relationship, there’s still hope for the Bonnie and Clyde-esque couple yet.

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