In the first episode of La casa de papel they established a connection with the Profesor outside the building.

They use a wire throught the toilets and it looks like the wire is already here when they arrive:

toilets la casa de papel

How did they manage to bring the wire until this toilet? Who installed it and when?

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It is shown/explained in Episode 8 of the first season. When the Professor explained to the team how they will escape, he mentioned a tunnel that he had dug 5 years earlier:

Professor: We’ll exit through another tunnel. A tunnel that they won’t be able to see. Because it is 26 metres from any other drain and, mainly, because it’s already there. We just need to make a hole in order to open it from here, from vault number three.

Tokyo: Who made that tunnel?

Professor: I had it built five years ago. Once you make the hole to connect the tunnel to the factory, you’ll find 486 metres already excavated to a hangar that has already been prepared.

After the explanation, the tunnel is shown, and we can clearly see the cable going down the tunnel from the hangar (where the professor operates) to the factory/mint.

It is not explained how exactly they got it from under the factory to inside the factory via the toilet bowl, but I imagine that won't be very hard to achieve once you get the cable right under the factory.


  • This does not explain how the wire got from the tunnel to the toilet. There will be solid rock in between, and the pipe going into the toilet will be solid too. There is no indication that the tunnel connects with the sewers or anything like that (more like the contrary).
    – sergut
    Jun 16, 2023 at 9:49

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