Despite sharing a kiss with each other, Palermo and Berlin never had an official relationship, and the Professor may have been concerned their personal baggage could have interfered with the heist.
Another fan elaborated: “Berlin didn’t want Palermo to get involved with this plan because he knew that he might sacrifice himself.”
Palermo has already proven himself to be one of the most unpredictable members of the Professor’s team when he helped set Gandía (José Manuel Poga) free.
Had Palermo been in the Royal Mint to witness Berlin’s tragic demise, he may have been emotionally compromised and caused even more trouble during the heist’s tense final moments.
Money Heist Part 5: Volume 1 will be released on Friday, September 3 on Netflix. Volume 2 is coming Friday, December 3.