The Barrier (2020) s01e05 Episode Script

Los inocentes

My wife will end up
finding a cure for the virus.
-[Laura] Do they let you test on humans?
-[Alma] Guinea pigs.
Are you the only one responsible
for secretly keeping those kids here?
She gave the orders, Alma López-Durán.
The minister's wife. That's her signature,
It's on every directive.
We discovered some kids developed
antibodies to the virus.
We lost several kids.
[Julia] We went into the CIM tonight
and saw our daughter.
Marta, I love you.
I promise I'll come back for you.
Come back soon, Daddy.
[Julia] There were bodies in the morgue.
They were no older than ten.
Please, help us. My mother always said
you were a good man.
-Get them all out.
-[Hugo] Where are the kids?
My daughter was here!
[Emilia] See this notebook?
It's a list of people they'll go after
if we don't warn them first.
Memorize this address.
-Remember me?
I helped him with some paperwork
at the registry.
He just arrived in Madrid
and seemed very naive.
[Luis] This is Álex.
This is Daniela, my daughter.
Why do I keep bumping into you?
I have some shitty luck.
What a bullshit revolutionary!
Sara Pérez Noval? I need you
to come to the station.
-I'm not letting my wife go alone.
-Let's go, then.
You and your sister are very pretty.
I have some things for Julia,
if you happen to see her.
Carlos's things.
And there's more… His ashes.
Julia would want to keep them.
You'll stay here. And tomorrow morning,
we can chat again.
Find her.
[Alma] How can I find out
where she is, dear?
[ominous music plays]
[tense music plays]
[Hugo] "Don't forget me. M."
Why not write your full name?
[Julia] Maybe there was no time.
I think about Carlos and…
…and my father.
I bet he was in a cell like this
after they took him.
Poor thing.
-[continues sobbing]
-[mutters comfortingly]
It's okay.
[continues sobbing]
It's all right.
-[buzzer sounds, gate opens]
-It's all right.
-[footsteps approaching]
-[Julia gasps]
[buzzer sounds]
[suspenseful music plays]
[gate closes]
They're here for me.
I won't let them take you.
You got that?
-[banging on door]
-[door unlocks]
[door opens]
[theme music plays]
Hi, Marta. Hey.
Don't worry, dear. Don't be afraid.
I'm Alma.
I told you a story.
I took care of you at CIM.
Remember me?
We'll take you to your parents, okay?
-You will?
-[Alma] Of course.
They can't wait to see you.
But I need you
to do something very important.
You're well, aren't you?
Tell your parents you're well,
that nobody did anything strange to you.
Can you do that?
This is my son, Iván.
I'm a mommy too.
If only you knew
how much I worried about him
even though he was always fine.
But that's how parents are.
We worry and fear for our children
all the time.
You're so beautiful,
I know you can put your parents at ease.
I know it.
Promise you'll do it?
[whispers] Come on. Let's go.
You must leave the room.
I told you I won't go
until you tell me where my daughter is.
[Julia] Mom?
Mom, why are you here?
You shouldn't have come. It's dangerous.
What happened?
[Julia scoffs]
[Carlos] I love you.
[Julia sighs]
[Carlos] I swear I'll always love you.
[somber music plays]
[Julia sniffles]
[door unlocks]
[Julia sniffles]
-[door closes]
-[PA beeps]
[woman over PA] For your safety,
please have your safe-conducts
and your documents
at law enforcement officers' disposal.
You must leave, dear.
[Julia sighs]
-Please, Mom.
-[Emilia] We must get you out of the city.
-If they know you're not Sara--
-[Hugo] Well…
we're not entirely sure of that. Right?
Not now.
I'm talking to my daughter… Come.
[Emilia] Listen, Julia.
[Julia sighs]
It's very dangerous,
very dangerous for you to stay here.
I don't want to go, Mom.
But if you stay, they'll kill you, honey.
What if, for once,
just this one time, Mom,
we tricked them?
They can't always win.
They can't tear us apart again.
I'm begging you, dear, no…
I couldn't bear to lose you.
I couldn't bear it if you were killed.
I can't lose another child.
I can't. [sobs]
[Julia sighs, inhales deeply]
[Julia sighs]
-[Álex] Yes?
[Emilia] Come here.
Yes, Emilia.
Do you remember
how to get back to that building?
-You have to go back.
Tell them it's very urgent.They must get
my daughter out as soon as possible.
If they say there's no room, insist on it.
Don't take "No" for an answer, OK?
[suspenseful music plays]
[tense music plays]
[Carlos] Where are you taking me?
Where are you taking me?
[Carlos exhales]
Guess what.
We found your girlfriend, Julia.
She's pretending to be her sister, Sara.
She has guts.
We gave her your ashes
and she didn't shed a tear, not a one.
Unlike your mother.
She fainted when we told her.
[Carlos breathes heavily]
Watch your mouth.
[breathing heavily]
These stains represent all the people
who died against this wall.
-You'll be… what number, Navarro?
-[Navarro grunts]
No fucking idea.
Just one more.
[Jiménez chuckles]
[Carlos grunts]
[breathing heavily]
Just do it already!
It will be my pleasure.
Wait a moment!
I was just thinking…
that… no one is looking for you.
No one is waiting for you.
You no longer exist.
That's not necessarily
a bad thing, is it?
I mean, it's bad for you… certainly,
because you're just a ghost now, but…
[Carlos gasps, breathes rapidly]
[Jiménez] It could be good…
for your mother
and your girlfriend.
Think about it:
if you work for me,
instead of having them arrested them
and shooting them in the head right here,
-[Carlos exhales sharply]
-…I'd let them live.
And you too.
[breathing rapidly]
How about it?
[Carlos seethes]
[rat chitters]
[PA beeps]
[woman over PA] For your safety,
please have your safe-conducts
and your documents…
[tense music plays]
Come on, dammit.
[door unlocks]
What is it?
Can I come in?
You can’t show up here unannounced, okay?
My sister-in-law.
She must leave the country.
-When's the next transport leaving?
-[Iris] It's full.
I wouldn't ask
if it wasn't life or death. Please.
Don't you get it? You need to go.
-You can't stay.
-Dammit, Iris!
You help people.
Not today, dammit. Listen to me.
Keep it down. Are you crazy?
And what are you doing here?
[distant crying]
[baby crying]
-[Álex] What's going on?
-None of your business.
-Hey, I can help.
-Come on, out.
Where are you going?
[ominous music plays]
-Why is he back?
-He's leaving.
She's sick.
We're taking her tonight.
Come with me.
You, stay here.
[baby cries gently]
Want me to hold him a while?
[ominous music plays]
Hey… Hey!
Come here!
Come here, dammit!
[Iris] What is it?
[Álex] Stand aside.
[boy] Look!
[PA beeps]
[woman over PA] Mandatory checkups
will take place next Tuesday,
from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
[indistinct muttering]
[Begoña] Stop, children!
Go play over there.
[doorbell rings]
[both giggle]
My love!
-Oh my!
Marta, Marta, Marta!
My love.
[Hugo sobs gently]
My love, how are you?
[relieved chuckling]
Marta, honey!
[Julia] How did you get here?
Thank you. Thank you so much.
Don't thank me, please.
Nothing makes me happier
than being able to save your daughter.
-[Hugo] How are you?
-[Marta] Fine.
Thank you.
I'm Emilia.
Thank you, Alma.
Nice to meet you.
Thank you.
May I please have a glass of water?
Of course!
Come in, come in.
[Emilia] Alma.
Thank you.
A friend of my husband, right?
Many years ago.
Many, many…
Funny, he never mentioned you.
The life of a minister: people come in
and out of your life all the time.
You end up forgetting some.
Politics… that's how it is.
[Emilia] Hmm.
Do you need anything?
No, thanks.
I can send some food, clothes…
I have lots of clothes to donate at home.
We needed my granddaughter.
-She's here now.
-[phone rings]
Excuse me. Thanks.
[Alma] Yes?
[PA beeps]
[woman over PA] For your own health,
do not drink water from uncertified wells.
So everything is okay, honey?
Are you sure?
Yes, Daddy, I already told you.
You know you can tell us anything, Marta.
-I know.
-You don't want to tell us anything else?
-About what?
I don't know, Marta, anything.
You have nothing to tell us?
Everything was fine, Daddy.
[Hugo] You're sure?
-Look at me. Are you sure?
-Yes, now leave me alone!
[Julia] It's all right. Calm down.
We just missed you so much.
-So very much.
-[Alma] Perfect. I'll be right there.
I'm sorry, I must go.
See you later at home, right?
-Yes, of course.
-Thank you, ma'am.
Bye, Marta. See you soon.
-[baby cries]
-[Daniela shushes]
[crying, shushing continues]
-How much longer?
-Wait! Try to calm him down.
[baby continues crying]
[Álex shushes]
There's no milk left.
The baby needs to eat.
Shit… Shit!
-Leave, quick! The police!
-[man] The police!
-[Iris] Run.
-How about the baby?
-[man] Take him, go!
[baby cries]
[ominous music plays]
[baby cries]
Psst [Álex mutters]
[police murmur indistinctly]
[muffled crying]
[banging on door]
-[officer 1] Police! Open up!
-[baby cries]
[officer 1 knocks] Open up!
[door unlocks]
[officer 1] There are reports
of unregistered people in the apartment.
[Iris] No, there's no one here.
[officer 1] We'll take a look, anyway.
[door closes]
[tense music plays]
[officer 1] The bedroom?
[tense music intensifies]
[Iris] My parents.
They're very old. He's disabled.
Should I wake them up?
What's wrong, dear?
Nothing, Dad. Go back to sleep.
[woman over PA]
…remain in your homes after sunset.
[radio beeps]
-What are you doing?
-They're watching us.
-'Cause you don't stick to your own.
-Hey, asshole. Enough with your nonsense.
This baby is sick.
You have to take him home.
You know I can't do that.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Of course not.
You're great at touring Sector Two,
but you leave the problems here.
The minister's daughter crosses scot-free,
with a clear conscience.
Give me the baby.
No. I'll take care of him, know-it-all.
You've been here four days
and don't know me at all.
Hey. Be careful crossing, okay?
I can take care of myself.
It's not my fault I am who I am, you know?
You're right.
That’s the one thing we have in common.
We didn't choose where we were born.
Minister. Ma'am.
A nurse found him one hour ago.
In his office.
It's not a pleasant sight.
Maybe you should wait outside.
[ominous music plays]
-[Alma gasps lightly]
Are you okay?
-Do you want to leave?
-[Alma] No.
This is my responsibility.
[Luis] Alma.
Leave, please.
[footsteps recede]
It'll be very hard on her.
First the children, and now… this.
Were they close?
You must investigate
any signs of foul play.
First, we find out about the children.
Now he hangs himself.
It's practically a signed confession.
Sometimes things are not what they seem.
Don't worry. I'll keep you updated.
[Luis] Please do.
I'm truly sorry.
If you apologize,
it means you didn't believe me.
[Luis] Don't say that.
I'm sorry things ended this way.
[Alma] We worked together for years…
How could I ever imagine?
We never truly know people.
Do we?
I don't know who to trust, Luis.
How about me?
At least the girl is back
with her parents.
Poor thing.
[ominous music plays]
[Julia] Daniela!
-Are you okay?
-[baby cries]
[Julia] Who's this baby?
Come inside.
I'll tell you everything.
He's hungry.
He's not even four months old.
He's dirty, obviously from Sector Two.
Don't say that, Sergio.
Many of us live in Sector Two.
-Isn't he a little pale?
-[baby cries]
-Don't tell me he's also sick!
-No, I think he's just hungry.
"I think…" I'm not going near him.
Neither are you, Sergio. Come here.
I don't want us all to get sick.
[Daniela] He's not infected, don't worry.
Babies don't contract
or transmit the virus.
[Rosa] You're a doctor now?
If your mother sees it,
we'll have to disinfect the whole kitchen.
Listen, Daniela,
what will you do with the baby?
-I suppose he belongs to a family.
-[Luis] Sergio!
There you are. Come.
[baby cries]
Need anything, sir?
Who's that baby?
[Sergio] Daniela brought him
from Sector Two.
But we can't say he's dirty.
[tense music plays]
I was about to tell you.
[Luis] I'll be there in ten minutes.
Start the meeting. I'm on my way.
I'm leaving.
Someone is coming for the baby.
What? Who's coming?
[Luis] An orphanage.
An orphanage? Poor baby!
An undocumented baby from Sector Two.
The baby of a so-called friend,
whose name you won't say.
Should I call the police?
Tell them about him
and how you knew his mother?
They'd tell me what you won't.
But, Dad…
[Luis sighs]
That's the baby's fate.
What were you thinking?
[door opens, closes]
[Emilia] How is it, Marta?
-I finished two sheets.
-[Emilia] Let me see.
Show me, dear.
Perfect! You're smart like your mother.
-[door opens]
-[Álex] Hi, Emilia!
-It's your uncle.
-[Marta] Uncle Álex!
[Álex chuckles]
-Fuck me!
-Hey! Don't swear.
Sorry! I just missed you so much.
-Did you know that?
[Álex] Did you, really?
-Did you? Of course I did.
-Stop it!
-You little tadpole!
-Grandma tell him to stop. Stop it!
It hurts.
-What hurts?
Let me see where it hurts.
-Please don't tell Daddy.
Who poked you like that, honey?
[Marta] They were just vaccines.
Vaccines? What for, sweetie?
It's because I'm a unique specimen.
A what?
Who told you that?
In that medical place.
[tense music plays]
[Marta] One night,
when we were going back to the bedroom,
my friend Felipe and I escaped.
[radio beeps]
[Marta] We went to this place
where the lady and the man in a white coat
were looking at photographs.
Pictures of the kids who were there.
It said we were unique specimens.
They're so beautiful…
What does "unique" mean?
Well… it's what we already know.
That you're a very special girl, honey.
[Emilia sniffs]
-[knocking on door]
-My girl.
[Álex] I'll get it.
[ominous music plays]
[Álex] Iris?
-Where's the baby?
-Daniela took him.
-Iris? It's been awhile.
-It has.
My father says hello.
Thank you… Likewise.
How did you find us?
I've come here many times
with my father.
All the meetings took place here
when I was five.
[Emilia] What is it, Iris?
-Why are you here?
-[Iris] The baby.
His father is waiting on the other side.
We must take him in the transport tonight.
The same one my daughter couldn't take?
[Iris] I'm very sorry.
could you go get the baby?
[Iris] The baby must leave.
There may not be another chance
for months.
He could go…
as long as you save my daughter
a spot tonight.
You need someone to take the baby.
If I have to get him and risk my neck
in Sector One, we need compensation.
I'll have to check.
Of course. You do that,
but tell your father it's nonnegotiable.
[woman groans]
[man and woman breathe heavily]
[man and woman moan pleasurably]
-This is for you.
-What is it?
A folder from the CIM researcher.
-Did you read it?
Son of a bitch.
Blaming me for what happened to the kids.
You have to get rid of it.
Burn it.
And don't worry.
Because this one…
is the official report.
Only the researcher has read
what's in there.
[choked gasping]
[choked gasping]
I can't thank you enough.
[tense music plays]
[woman over PA] For health reasons,
you cannot cross
if you haven't undergone the medical exam…
[man] Hey, kid.
-You're new, right?
-Never seen you here before.
I was out of town for a while, so…
-it's my first day here.
-Yeah? What garden did you get?
Uh… a classic one,
with trees and flowers, you know.
-Official center or private home?
-Excuse me?
[PA beeps]
Wait for me.
[PA] Entrance is strictly forbidden
to anyone who is sick…
Hi, good afternoon. I'm Álex.
I came to see my brother, Hugo.
He works here.
Yes, and you shouldn't bother him at work.
It's really important.
Well, tell me,
and I can pass on the message.
Hugo. Hugo!
Excuse me.
-Why are you here? What happened?
-No, calm down.
Where are Julia and Daniela?
We need to talk.
I'm sorry, Rosa!
It won't happen again!
Come on.
Álex, what is it?
Where's the baby?
My father called an orphanage to take him.
[Álex sighs]
-Out, everyone. You can't talk here.
-One moment, Rosa.
No, out. You can't be here.
Give us a second, please.
I don't want to know.
-The baby has a father.
Waiting on the other side.
-That's good news.
We must take him now.
A transport's leaving soon.
I'll go get him ready.
Julia, there's a spot for you too.
-They want you to take the baby.
They want me to go now?
[Julia sighs]
[Julia] Fuck…
I can't even say goodbye to my mom?
Or to Marta?
It's too hasty, Álex.
There must be…
-there must be another time later.
The longer she stays,
the more danger we're all in.
Maybe there won't be another opportunity.
[Hugo sighs]
[tense music plays]
[Iván] Hey!
Where are you going?
Come here. Come on.
Stay here.
[baby fusses]
What do you have there?
[Hugo] Uh…
Fuck me!
-A little one?
-Yes, a baby.
-Were you pregnant?
[Iván] Congratulations!
No… It's a long story.
-We have to go, sorry.
-[Julia] Would you mind…
not mentioning this to your parents?
My lips are sealed.
I'll take it to my grave. [chuckles]
-[Hugo] Come.
-[Iván] Just…
[ominous music plays]
name him after me.
-[Iván laughs]
-[Hugo chuckles]
[Iván] Ahh…
[tense music plays]
[liquid pouring]
When will I see you again?
I don't know. Soon.
When I can get away, I will.
What would happen
if your husband saw the files I gave you?
He wouldn't do what I did for you.
He doesn't love you like I do.
We've been married for 20 years.
What would you know?
[tense music plays]
[door closes]
[Luis] Did the orphanage people come?
What is it?
You should talk to your daughter.
[Luis sighs]
Have your ID ready
in case we go through a check point.
I suppose the baby has papers.
[Julia sighs]
[PA beeps]
[woman over PA] For your safety,
please have your safe-conducts
and your documents
at law enforcement officers' disposal.
-[guard 1] What a cute baby.
-[Julia] He is.
[guard 1] Your son?
Yes, we work for the Minister of Health.
We went to show him the baby.
They hadn't met him yet.
They hadn't met you yet, had they?
-[Julia] Yes…
-[Hugo] Of course.
[Hugo] Thank you.
[guard 1 tuts]
[beeping, buzz]
This is a temporary pass.
The exit code wasn't activated.
Where do you work?
-He works with us.
-At the Minister's?
Yes, I just started… today… as…
-a gardener.
-It's his first day.
It's his first day.
Our employers weren't home.
Is it crucial to activate the exit code?
-Follow me.
All three.
[Álex] Why all three?
I'm the one with no pass. They can leave.
Please, careful.
[Luis] They took him?
Daniela, tell me
what's going on right now.
Don't worry, Dad. The baby has a father.
-They're handing him over, that's all.
-You know how much trouble you're in?
That we're all in? And what for?
Things are tough out there.
-We must do something.
-[Luis] Things…
are as good as they can be.
You don't know
what the country went through to get here.
[knocking on door]
Barrier control on the phone, sir.
It's urgent. They want to talk to you.
Yes what is it?
Uh-huh. Yes.
I see.
All right.
I'll be right there.
Your friends and the baby were caught.
What did you expect?
[ominous music plays]
[guard] Do you know them?
Yes, I do…
All three work for me.
[Luis] Give me the baby.
[baby fusses]
This baby belongs to them.
They asked me to be the godfather.
Shall we?
[Luis] Is this it?
[Álex] Yes.
My wife told me
you got your daughter back.
I'm very glad.
Thank you very much.
Thank you.
[Luis] Not only
do you have your mother's eyes,
but you have her way of…
looking at me silently,
as if words weren't necessary.
See you tomorrow.
Good luck, okay?
Let's go.
My daughter must be wondering
whether I helped you or reported you.
[car beeps]
May I ask you, why help?
No, you may not.
Here are the passes and papers.
Quick, you have to go.
-You'll go with cargo.
-[Julia] Okay.
It won't be comfortable.
-Do you have formula and water?
You leave in five minutes.
-Give him to me.
-Take this.
My brother gave me this.
It's from your mother.
-Only read it when you're safe.
-[chuckles sadly]
My mom…
always with the rules.
[chuckles, sniffles]
I won't see her again.
No, don't think that.
[sighs] Maybe, when things get better…
I bet we can come and visit.
Or you can come back.
I'm sure we'll meet again, Julia.
That will never happen, Hugo.
It won't.
[Iris] Come on, let's go.
I have to go.
Tell my mother and Marta I love them.
-Take care.
[sentimental music plays]
I'll take him.
Do you mind if I hold him a bit more?
[woman] I love doing this.
You know, we're meeting our grandson.
Good luck.
[Emilia] My dear daughter,
you're the only thing left
from a time when I was happy.
[Emilia] The day you and your sister
were born was the happiest day of my life.
Happier than my graduation day,
or when your father told me he loved me.
But then, the world changed.
It became dark and hostile…
as if we were in an alternative reality.
I don't want to lose you, dear.
That is why I'm asking you to go.
As long as you're alive, my love,
the world is a better place.
Truly yours, Mom.
[siren wails]
[tense music plays]
Good evening.
[ominous music plays]
[screaming inside truck]
[ominous music plays]
[baby fusses]
[Álex sighs deeply]
[door opens, closes]
[breathing heavily]
But, Julia…
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, Mom. I can't!
I can't.
[breathing heavily]
[Julia sighs]
I'd rather die by your side
than live alone.
[Emilia chuckles]
You're as stubborn as your father.
[Hugo] Hey…
how's Marta?
She's sleeping.
Relax. I’ve been with her this whole time.
[door opens]
[ominous music plays]
[lock closes]
[jangling door knob]
Marta, open up.
Hey! What are you doing?
-Marta… Marta!
-[Álex] What happened?
-[Julia] Marta, are you okay?
-[Emilia] Marta, sweetie!
Are you okay?
It's okay.
He's gone. He's gone. He's gone.
remember to call Aunt Julia "Mom."
You'll do great.
Wait, Dad! Have you seen this?
-Not now, Daniela.
-You knew!
[PA] The National Government has raised
the security alert to Level five.
-Did anyone else know?
-The minister helped us.
-Nobody knew they were leaving!
-[knocking on door]
I know you're Julia. You smell like her.
-Can I make sure the girl is okay?
-Careful… All right!
-[man] Freeze.
You’re going to smash everything.
-No, please.
We have a reason to celebrate.
[Alma] A new stage lies ahead.
A toast to the eradication of the virus.
-The future belongs to us.
-[all] The future belongs to us.
The hidden agenda is that they want
to kill many people, Luis.
Someone will succeed in doing so here.
[Luis] I don't like
what you're insinuating.
The children are fine
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