Diablero (2018) s01e01 Episode Script

Los demonios están entre nosotros

- [DOG BARKING] - [CAT MEOWING] [GIRL] Mom? [WOMAN] Yes, sweetie? It's time for bed.
Give me that phone, it's getting late.
I was working on my list of presents.
Mariana, you know that we're hard up for money right now.
Don't worry.
I won't ask for an iPad like Claudia and the others.
I only want cheap stuff.
We'll see, all right? For now, go to sleep.
You have a big day tomorrow.
- Are you all right? - I heard something.
[CLATTER] See? I told you I heard something.
No, sweetheart, I'm sure it's nothing.
Go to sleep.
You're probably scared because you watched a scary movie.
Go to sleep, sweetheart.
There's nothing to worry about.
Sleep tight, sweetie.
I love you.
I already told you, monsters aren't real.
Is anyone there? I already called the cops.
My My husband just called me.
He's on his way now.
[INTRUDER GROWLS] [COUGHING] [CLATTER] [INTRUDER GROANS] Mommy! [WOMAN] Help! [COUGHING AND GASPING] - [CLATTER] - [KNIFE RATTLES ON THE CABINET] Mariana, stay there! Don't leave your room! - [NERVOUS BREATHING] - [DOOR CREAKING] - [INTRUDER GRUNTS] - [WOMAN SCREAMING] [GIRL BREATHING NERVOUSLY] [INTRUDER GRUNTS] - [GIRL BREATHING NERVOUSLY] - [INTRUDER GASPS] [WOMAN SCREAMS] [BREATHING HEAVILY] Are you okay? [GROANS] Mom! [WOMAN SCREAMING] [DEMON GROWLING] - [GLASS SHATTERING] - [CAR ALARMS WAILING] [SCREAMS] [GIRL] Mom! Leave her alone! Mom! [SCREAMING] Mom! Let go of me! Stop it! Mom! Mom! - Mariana! - Let go of me! Mom! - [GIRL SCREAMING] - [DEMON GROWLING] [YELLS] Mariana! A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES [THEME MUSIC PLAYS] [MAN] Nice to meet you, I'm Elvis Infante.
Professional Diablero.
Welcome to my city.
Mine and 25 million others.
Mexico City.
Let me tell you about what I do for a living.
In this world, there are two kinds of forces.
One is good, and the other, really fucking evil.
That is, angels and demons.
Those forces used to be in balance.
For each angel, there was a demon and vice-versa.
But the problem is, the angels took off.
They abandoned us because we were bad.
But that's why we're here.
We are Diableros.
We're in charge of keeping order.
And here, in Mexico City, that order is long gone.
- When can I go demon hunting? - No way.
If I wanted kids, I'd have gotten married.
Plus, if your mom finds out, she'll have my balls.
All in good time, little dude.
Hey, Elvis.
- [WOMAN SCREAMS] - That's the guy I told you about.
- [WOMAN SCREAMS] - [MAN GROWLS] Keep the change, for the soda bottle.
I'm gonna need it.
- All right.
- Take care, see you around.
Look, that's a good example.
See? There, that guy.
He is in serious trouble.
Don't worry, you'll understand.
Hello, Felipe.
How's the work going? - Will you finish this month? - No, impossible.
We've dug up interesting stuff.
Take a look.
This city is like a colander.
Only God knows what's underneath.
You can't keep digging.
We should report this to Anthropology.
- I already told the Cardinal.
- Very good.
Felipe.
You can't drink in church.
No one has seen me.
But He has, and He matters most.
Don't do it again.
It's easy for you to say.
You chose the righteous path.
Haven't you ever had vices? I had a life before this too.
- I'll check out the progress.
- All right, Father.
Good day.
- [DRILLING] - [METAL CLANGING] [MAN] That's the hole we're repairing.
It has opened again after so many earthquakes.
What's down there? [MAN] We're forbidden from going down.
- [DRILLING] - [HAMMERING] [PHONE RINGING] Yes? Yes, I'm Ramiro Ventura.
Yes.
Yes, thank you.
I'm on my way.
[WOMAN SPEAKING OVER P.
A.
] Excuse me.
It's an urgent matter, last rites.
Lucía Cruz, please.
- That way.
- Thanks.
Last rites.
Thank you.
[MACHINES BEEPING] She's in critical condition.
What she needs is rest, not sacraments.
- What happened to her? - She got mugged last night.
Lucía.
Lucía.
Find her.
Find who? Mariana.
My daughter.
- You have a daughter? - Mariana.
She is your daughter.
They took her.
- [WHEEZES] - [BEEPING QUICKENS] Get a doctor, please! Keta! Keta! [KETA] What's happening? She's having a seizure.
Get the doctor! - Leave! You're in the way.
- You're gonna be fine.
[QUICK BEEPING] [GROANS] [DOCTOR] We're losing her.
[LUCIA GROANING] [DOCTOR] [MUFFLED SOUND] The defibrillator, please! [DOCTOR] [MUFFLED SOUND] She's gone.
[LONG BEEP] [WOMAN SPEAKING OVER P.
A.
] I'm looking for Mariana Cruz.
She disappeared a few hours ago.
The girl must be ten, eleven years old.
You know how many girls go missing every day in this city? So, you won't do anything? - [POLICEMAN] We're in a hurry, Father.
- Thanks.
We're not on the case, plus, you have God's ear.
Why don't you pray? She might turn up sooner.
You want me to pray? You're fucking useless! Calm down, Father.
Don't say something you'll regret.
Father? Father.
- What do you want? - I - Accept my condolences.
- Thanks.
She told me about the girl.
I know someone who can help.
Do you know where she is? - Do you want money? Fine.
- No.
I'm sorry, I don't know where she is.
But my brother can help you find her.
- Is he a cop? - No cop will be able to help you.
They won't do anything.
Even if they wanted, they can't help.
Elvis can.
He can find her.
Tell me what I have to do.
[RAMIRO VENTURA] Diablero? - Is this some kind of joke? - Whatever took that girl isn't human.
- [MAN SHOUTING] - [WOMAN SCREAMING] [MAN] Walk, damn it! [WOMAN] Help me! Someone help! - [WOMAN SCREAMING] - [MAN GRUNTING] [WHISTLES] Everything okay, dude? [INCANTATION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [GROWLING] [ELVIS CONTINUES INCANTATION] [WOMAN] Help me! For fuck's sake.
[WOMAN] What's with you? Help me! [ELVIS] Ma'am! Calm down! Hold this, step aside.
Your husband is possessed.
JESUS LOVES YOU - [SCREAMING] - [CAR ALARM WAILING] [MAN WHEEZING] [ELVIS SHOUTING] [CAR ALARM WAILING] [ALARMS WAILING] [ELVIS] Hey.
Did you see that? This poor guy didn't know that what was inside of him was a demon.
It was right there in his body.
- What's your name? - Paco.
- You're gonna be fine.
- [WOMAN] Paco! [ELVIS] And his poor wife thinks he's drunk, or crazy.
He's gonna be hungover, so get him some spicy food.
Get him a cold beer with lime, and everything will be fine.
Normally, I would've negotiated a good price, since a Diablero's services comes at a price, sometimes steep.
But this time it might be better to give her a freebie.
I already told you, be patient.
You'll understand soon.
[ELVIS] Get him some food, please! Where are you going, asshole? Thanks, have a nice day.
Good afternoon.
Hello.
One moment, please.
Certainly.
[CLACKING NOISE] Thanks.
- Ramiro.
- Your Eminence.
- How are you? - Fine.
The game's second half already started, come on.
I'd like to talk to you.
Get me two tequilas.
Follow me.
I'm not getting my hopes up.
They'll probably lose, like always.
Did they find out anything? Is this that same Lucía? I think she was murdered.
Any news about her daughter? They think she ran away.
She was kidnapped.
You have to help me find her.
How could I help? The girl must have a family, a father.
No, it seems she has no one.
- I'll visit the commissioner on Friday - No, Friday is too late.
- The first 72 hours are crucial! - Ramiro, enough.
You're not responsible for any of this.
Besides, that Lucía almost led you astray once.
Don't lose your focus.
This is the most important moment of your career.
You're preparing to be a bishop.
Stay focused, for goodness' sake.
Very well.
Hey, don't leave like that.
- Stay and watch the game, Ramiro.
- [DOOR BANG] THE PIRATE CANTINA - [COMMENTATOR ON TV] - [MAN] Cross it for fuck's sake! For fuck's sake, Oribe! I don't know why I keep betting on you! Are you serious? Still betting on the national team? It's about loyalty, sis.
So, guess what.
I found you a job, Elvicho.
Really? How come? It's a great job.
A priest looking for a missing girl.
The priest and the mom were lovers.
Those horny priests.
So where do I come in? It reeks of demon.
How many demons do you owe El Indio? About 13? Twelve, actually.
I just caught one.
As soon as the Korean's store opens, I'll get it appraised and bring it to El Indio.
He doesn't take just anything.
This is not just about paying your debts.
We need to eat, and my wages are not enough.
Besides, the priest is loaded.
Loaded? How loaded? I don't know, you can probably get 100,000 out of him.
- Let's see.
- What? Since when do you find me Diablero work? Look, I just worry about you.
But if you don't care, neither do I.
Thanks, Tomás.
- Look at you, deep throat.
- Ugh.
[ELVIS] Fine, you win.
Where can I find this priest? - Ramiro Ventura? - Yes.
Sorry, I can't talk right now.
Just give me a minute, Father.
Like I told your sister, I'm not interested.
I'm sorry.
You know? My sister and I have been through this before.
And believe me when I tell you, the cops won't help at all.
[RAMIRO] And you will? Maybe.
You believe in the devil? There is good and evil inside all of us, yes.
True evil exists, Father.
That evil leaves traces, and my job is to follow them.
Tell me one thing.
Do you think that all this is normal? Or do you feel that something supernatural is going on? You know that what happened to Lucía Cruz isn't normal.
That whoever attacked her isn't a real human being.
Tell me.
How far would you go to get your daughter back? Who told you she is my daughter? You want my help or not? Take my card, go ahead.
I don't have all day.
I have many gigs lined up, so I can't wait forever.
[DOOR CREAKING] [DOOR CREAKING] What now, partner? [ELVIS] Do you think all this is normal? Or do you think something supernatural is going on? You know it, don't you? You've noticed.
[RAMIRO] Dear brethren, God watches over us.
And I'm sure you wonder, why does he test us so harshly? Why does he take from us the people we love most? I thought God protected us from demons.
But that's not true.
You see, demons walk among us.
They walk among all of you.
You don't believe me? You don't? I swear to you, if we don't do something, we're all fucked.
[FOOTSTEPS] Let us pray.
[DOOR BANG] - [JOYFUL RINGTONE] - [MAN CHUCKLES] [RAMIRO] You were here.
Well said, man.
You have a way with words.
Seriously, I was moved.
So that's how you seduce all the girls.
You better shut your mouth! Relax, man.
I'm just kidding.
How are you going to help me? First, we need to make a deal.
Let's say 50,000? You're nuts.
If I say I'll find your daughter, it's because I will.
I can only withdraw 6,000 from the ATM.
You can do better than that.
May God forgive me.
[MUSIC PLAYING ON THE RADIO] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATION] Don't have a car? I'll tell you the story of my car some other time.
Where are we going? To see an old friend.
Excuse me.
Let's sit.
[SIGHS] What's all that stuff you have there? Isn't it dangerous to bring that here? What, the gun? No, not the gun.
Now, this is dangerous, Father.
You have no idea what kind of demon I have in here.
They walk among us.
And by the time we realize, it's already too late.
It was already getting in your head.
Come on, Father.
This is our stop.
MORE THAN 1500 DISAPPEARED THIS YEAR WE WON'T STAY SILEN Good evening.
- [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] - [MUSIC PLAYING] [WOMAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY] [MAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY] [ELVIS] Don't worry, Father.
Don't be scared.
Everyone here knows me.
Here are the best of the best.
Where the fuck are you taking me? [ELVIS] Don't worry, you'll see.
I don't drink.
Are you sure? You're going to need it.
Let's just go.
[POLICE SIREN WAILING IN THE DISTANCE] Hey, hey.
Don't wander off.
- [MUSIC PLAYING] - [ELVIS KNOCKING ON DOOR] Martita! Did you miss me? What is your secret? You look prettier each day.
My name is Son Hee, asshat.
Your uncle says that Son Hee is as common in Korea as Martita is here.
- Who's this? - Hello.
Ramiro Ventura, a client.
[SON HEE] Song, you dirty old man! That asshole Elvis brought some goods.
When will you go out with me? I'd rather be possessed by 2,000 demons.
- Song! - She's so into me, man.
[MAN] What's with all this shouting, girl? You lazy fuck, your asshole friend is here.
Don't talk to clients that way, or I'll spank you.
Try it.
This is Song, the best demon appraiser in the city.
And the one with the best prices.
Isn't that right, Song? So Appraise this fucker for me? [ANIMAL SQUEAKS] - Son Hee, the vessel.
- [ANIMAL SCREECHING] [ANIMAL SCREECHING] [HEN CLUCKING] Besides, he doesn't like to waste his time.
High quality products only.
Export quality products, lemon-lime flavored.
[RAMIRO] What is he doing? You'll see.
[BUBBLING] Here comes the fun part.
[SQUEAKING] [SCREECHING] Son Hee, get the mercury! [SCREECHING] [SCREECHING] - [SPLUTTERS RAGINGLY] - [RAMIRO SCREAMS] [WHEEZES] [WHEEZING] Mercury.
The only thing that can stop them.
I'm fine.
It's okay.
I'm fine.
Thanks.
[ELVIS] Relax, it's dead now.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY [SONG] Stamped.
Thanks.
A Type C? Don't give me that, Song.
It's a good demon, you saw what it did.
The priest shit his pants.
At least an A.
Fine, then, B.
It's a Type 1, very common.
At this rate, I'll never settle my debt with El Indio.
I could find you a better buyer than that cheap bastard.
But El Indio doesn't want money, he wants demons, and good ones.
That prick will never let me retire.
People don't choose the way.
The way chooses them.
Like they say in my hometown, you are not what you want, but what you can be.
This is crazy! - What was all that? - Relax.
I told you the first time is shocking, didn't I? You can't fool me.
This was all a trick.
This was one of your tricks.
There are no tricks here.
Everything you saw is real.
Demons do walk among us.
Where does the girl come in? A demon took your daughter.
That's what your girlfriend told Keta.
But it makes no sense.
Demons don't take children.
God would never allow it.
God? Seriously? First of all, I'm not sure that guy even exists.
Maybe he did once, but your church got it all twisted.
What you heard and what I have here is very much real.
If God does exist, he doesn't give a fuck about us.
If you really want my help, you'll have to open up.
We met a long time ago.
We did have a history.
She is the only woman I've ever been with.
Wait a second.
You've only had sex with one woman? Just one? Seriously? You guys can't even have sex with one, right? I thought she forgot about me, but she had the hospital call me.
- Keep walking.
- Who are they? Just act natural, smile.
- Hi, Uncle Elvis! How are you? - Hey, what's up? [ELVIS GRUNTS] Hi, Uncle.
How are you? - Was that too hard, Uncle? - No, it's all good.
Your technique is improving.
I'm glad to see you.
I was on my way to see El Indio.
Who? Easy.
I meant Isaac, your dad.
That's what you said last week.
- Really? - Yes.
I said that? I mean, there's no need for you to follow me around.
I'll pay him the demons I owe him.
Don't you trust me? Of course, we do, Uncle.
But Dad asked us to remind you, since you keep ignoring his texts.
So how did that go? - Good.
Yeah.
- Really? Whoa, dude! At least say hello first.
I'll be the judge of that.
It says here that it's a Type 1, Class C.
Were you trying to trick us? Forging the ticket again? No way, sweetie.
Don't sweat it, Uncle.
This will help calm down Dad.
He's been in a mood lately.
Your dad is always pissed off.
That's not my problem.
Will you look at that? Very nice.
Got a problem? Are you going to tell Dad? You know what? We're leaving.
- Goodbye.
- Bye, sweetie.
- Bye, Uncle Elvis.
- Goodbye.
Our band has a gig next week.
Drop by if you can.
Let me know the details, I'll be there.
- Bring your priest friend.
- You got it.
Don't stand us up, though.
You'd break our hearts.
Diablero's honor.
- Bye, Father.
- Goodbye, Uncle.
- Smell you later! - Those are your nieces? Sort of.
I've known them since they were little, but they've grown too much.
Damn bitches.
Hey.
How much can you withdraw again? No, no, no.
You won't get a cent until you guarantee you'll find the girl.
Easy, I guarantee it.
We're just getting started, a preliminary investigation.
In fact, this next part requires my team.
Let's go get Nancy.
Who is Nancy? [ELVIS WHISTLES] Taxi! Taxi! [ELVIS] If there are demons, then there are angels.
Used to be.
They're gone, they left.
They hate us, I don't know.
Wait.
[MUSIC ON THE RADIO] [SINGING UNDER HIS NOSE] - [ELVIS WHISTLES] Nancy! - [GASPS] [NANCY] Ten Nine Eight Seven Six Five It's your turn, baby.
Four Three [CRACKLING] Two - [CRACKLING] - [NANCY GROANING] One [NANCY HISSES ANGRILY] [ROARS] - [NANCY BEATING THE MAN] - [MAN SCREAMING] Can you wait? I'll make it worth your while.
Come on, Elvis.
Always pulling the same crap.
Nancy is an amazing young woman who will be very useful.
[GROWLING] Nancy? - [RAMIRO] What the fuck? - Nancy, sweetie, it's Elvis.
Dog's paw, hen's heart.
[GASPING] [ELVIS] Dog's paw.
Steak sandwich.
- Elvis.
- Nancy [CHUCKLES] Help me, man! Help me, man! Don't just stand there.
- Fuck this.
- What do you mean, fuck this? - Don't be a wimp.
- This is crazy.
[TAXI DRIVER] Don't put that in here.
[ELVIS] Calm down, guys.
You sure scare easy.
Relax, scoot over.
[taxi driver No shit! I'll charge you an extra fee.
[NANCY GASPS] Thanks, Keta.
Like a cold beer on a hot day.
Those demons you put inside you might really hurt you one day.
Come here.
Let me help you.
Careful.
There's another batch coming up.
All the demons have been very riled up lately.
I don't understand what they're saying.
I can't even sleep at the loony bin.
Since when? What are we doing here? We should be looking for her.
Who's this guy? I don't like priests, Elvis.
Relax, Father.
She needs to rest.
When demons get inside her, they mess her up.
She needs her strength, so be patient.
Nancy has special abilities.
You need her to track down the demon.
What demon? Well, my Nance we got a job.
No, I'm hungry.
Please.
You don't need to get any demons inside you.
Just help me find this dude's daughter.
Daughter? Since when do priests have daughters? Who said she's mine? Listen up, dude.
No need to play coy.
We all know she is your daughter.
All demons have tails, even if some wear cassocks.
Elvis, leave him alone.
I didn't know until today.
Really, I didn't know.
Cool, but we still know she's your daughter.
[NANCY] Elvis, I'm borrowing a T-shirt.
[ELVIS] Hurry up, before they get cold.
Are you absolutely sure that… a demon took her? A possessed person.
Demons need us.
In order to fuck with us, they need flesh, a host.
Why are we still here? We should be looking for her.
- What if they eat her? Let's go! - Are you scared, priest? First, we need to visit the crime scene.
Do you know where your kid lives? I can find out.
Well, get to it, then.
We're leaving after we eat.
When I first introduced myself, I didn't know you'd meet my sister, or Nancy, and, well Aren't you saying grace? I never thought I'd meet Father Ventura.
- [ELVIS CHUCKLES] - [RAMIRO PRAYING] [ELVIS] The forces of good and evil can put you somewhere unexpected.
It's true what they say, you don't choose your family.
See you soon.
Time to get ready for what's coming.
Help! Help me, please! MEXICO CITY NO RECEPTION - [DEMON SCREECHING] - [MARIANA SCREAMS]