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Who killed Leo in Kaleidoscope? Ray’s Fate Explained

January 4, 2023

*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Kaleidoscope*

While it’s safe to say that many recent Netflix arrivals have become somewhat formulaic to appeal to as many viewers as possible, that’s something that can’t be said for the streaming service’s latest series. , Kaleidoscope.

The unique anthology centers around a bold heist with the episodes presented in a non-linear fashion, which means viewers may end up watching the series in a completely different order than others.

There’s a lot to dissect throughout Kaleidoscope’s eight episodes, but one of the most pivotal moments comes in the final scene of Episode Pink as we see Giancarlo Esposito’s Leo Pap get shot and seemingly killed by a mysterious gunman.


Kaleidoscope release date and premise

Kaleidoscope made its way to Netflix on January 1, 2023.

Set over 25 years – spanning from 24 years before the heist to six months after, the show tells the story of master thief Leo Pap who assembles a team to attempt a daring operation that will earn them $7 billion.

Loosely based on true events, the heist team is tasked with breaking into one of the world’s most secure vaults in the midst of a violent storm.

As the episodes unfold, we learn more about Leo, the various members of his heist team, and the complex motivations behind the ultimate caper.

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Jordan Mendoza as RJ, Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis, Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap, Jai Courtney as Bob Goodwin, Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin, Paz Vega as Ava Mercer in episodeKaleidoscope © Netflix

Who is Leo Pap in Kaleidoscope?

Played by Giancarlo Esposito, Leo Pap is a career criminal and the mastermind behind the heist at the center of Kaleidoscope.

However, Leo’s life is full of secrets, including his name, as his original identity is actually Ray Vernon.

In the episode Violet, which takes place 24 years before the heist, we learn that Ray was partnered with Rufus Sewell’s Roger Salas, formerly known as Graham Davies.

In what was to be their last heist together, Ray and Graham set out to rob the country club where Ray’s wife Lily worked.

However, during the operation, Graham set the building on fire in order to cover their tracks, but the couple did not realize that Lily had been called into work and was caught in the fire and died.

Ray was arrested and sent to prison for his part in the heist while Graham managed to regain his freedom, later changing his name to Roger Salas and establishing the security company SLS.

Left bent on revenge and his health declining after developing Parkinson’s disease, Ray managed to escape from prison and with the help of his fence, Ava, changed his name to Leo Pap and set out to plan the complex heist to get back to Salas.

While the $7 billion bond appeared to be the main target of the heist, Leo’s plan was actually focused on framing Roger Salas in order to get revenge for his role in the country club hug that took place. resulted in the death of his wife, Lis.

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Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap in the episodeKaleidoscope © Netflix

Who killed Leo (aka Ray) in Kaleidoscope?

Roger Salas’ son, Brad, was the mystery gunman who killed Leo Pap in the final scene of Episode Pink.

After visiting Salas in prison towards the end of the episode, we see Leo walking through an underpass when he is followed by a sleazy figure wearing a brightly colored t-shirt, adorned with a series of animals. of cartoon.

We don’t see the shooter’s face in episode Pink, but his identity is confirmed to be Brad in the episode finale White, as we see Salas’ son wearing the same colorful t-shirt.

Like Leo, Brad was also driven by revenge as he wanted to kill the man responsible for sending his father to prison.

Nate Katsuki as Brad Salas in KaleidoscopeKaleidoscope © Netflix

Kaleidoscope is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on January 1, 2023.

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