The Five Juanas (2021) s01e01 Episode Script


My name is Simón Marroquín,
and I'm recording this
in case something happens to me.
[Simón moaning]
To be a perfect man,
you have to know how
to perfectly hide your secrets.
The problem is that secrets,
the darkest secrets, never die.
They lie in wait, silently,
waiting for the perfect moment
to take revenge.
[both moaning, panting]
[sensual music playing]
Why don't you sit down ♪
Take the weight off ♪
That suit don't suit you, babe
Why don't you take it off? ♪
How can something so bad ♪
Feel so good? ♪
How can something so bad ♪
Feel so good? ♪
Let me burn with this man ♪
[dance music playing in background]
No shit!
All that money for a private dance?
- Is this your first private?
- Can you tell?
[man] Manny, baby.
Get out.
- Who's the asshole that grabbed my ass?
- Godoy?
- Uh-huh.
- Some sort of idiot.
Your next show is in an hour.
A little blow?
Come on.
How about a duo with Lucy?
You're my best customer.
- Your friends are gonna love it.
- Uh-huh. [inhales]
Will it cost more?
- Double.
- No way.
Didn't you say
your friends were important?
Yes, but I'm paying for your flight,
the hotel
They'll ask questions.
Nobody asks questions
when you're an attorney.
Hell no.
Hell no. [chuckles]
But I wanna watch everything.
But but what for? Why me?
[door opens]
All right?
I don't have any drugs or anything, okay?
I'm only here on vacation. I promise.
Why are you doing this to me?
Because I didn't eat on the plane?
That's because last night I had a show,
and I went to bed late.
I was really tired,
and that's why I fell asleep.
Mm, listen, young lady.
It says here that you run
a grocery store in Colombia.
Yes. It's my grandparents'.
But I'm also a singer.
[mysterious music playing]
Just relax and breathe.
Be patient.
[door opens]
[dance music plays muffled]
[tense music playing]
Oh, hi. Is everything all right?
We've set up the table and the candles.
Do you need anything else?
Just some fresh water, please.
Perfect, then. I'll see you in a minute.
[reggaeton music playing]
[women laughing]
Go on! Tell me! What is it? No!
You're gonna make me fall! Be careful!
- One, two, three!
- Let me look!
[screaming, cheering]
He will change his mind
due to an unexpected turn of events.
Charlie's gonna ask me to marry him!
In fact, he's thinking of leaving you.
Sorry, I can't lie
when I see something in the cards.
No, it can't be.
Let's see. Charlie's madly in love.
Yes, with someone else.
You goddamn fucking bitch!
- Go fuck yourself!
- [woman] Hey, Carola! Sorry.
- She's just She's mad, man!
- No, no, no, no.
- [Carola] She's just a fucking liar!
- Calm down.
[Carola] Why would Charlie leave me?
It doesn't make any sense.
[tense music playing]
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
[tense music continues]
Hello, Sister. How are you?
You can go in, Sister. Go ahead.
[indistinct chattering]
[tense music continues]
[woman] When you go in, go up the stairs.
At the end of the hall, you'll see a door
with newspapers in the windows.
[echoing] That's it.
But don't walk too quickly.
Make sure no one notices you.
Everyone here knows who Chango is,
and they protect him.
Knock three times, wait,
then knock once more so I know it's you.
[Caridad] Are you sure
Chango's not gonna notice?
They kidnapped three other women.
That's why it had to be today.
By the time they realize I escaped,
we'll be long gone.
Put this on.
- Caridad, it doesn't fit me.
- Of course it does.
Oh my God! If they catch me, I'm dead.
We're both going to leave this place.
It's going to be okay.
Trust me. Put it on.
How is it gonna fit
if you don't unbutton it?
["Solos" playing]
It was her favorite song.
Until we meet again, here's to you, Mom.
["Solos" continues playing]
[song fades]
[indistinct chattering]
[officer] We won't get the report
from the Colombian police until tomorrow.
Okay, but you can't keep me here
until tomorrow, can you?
No, we can't keep you.
But if the case goes through,
we'll go looking for you at the hotel
where you said you were staying
when you filled out the form.
The Agua Marina. Be ready if we call you.
You can leave now.
Thank you.
[vocal dance music in Spanish playing]
[announcement chime]
[indistinct announcement]
[indistinct announcement]
The High Priestess is a figure
which symbolizes the mother,
or an important figure
who watches over us.
- In this case
- [woman] Don't start with me!
You don't want me to mess with you,
but you can mess with my boyfriend, right?
[women arguing]
[Carola] Why did you do this?
[woman 2] Hey, put that down!
[woman 3] Why are you doing this?
This is supposed to be a party!
Everyone just calm down! Calm down!
Who would've thought
this would end like this, huh?
[women arguing]
Get your hands off me!
- López, report.
- [radio] All clear. You can proceed.
Chango and the others
are partying on the top floor.
Okay, go to the back entrance.
Castro, Maldonado, and I
will go in from the front.
[radio beeps]
[man 1] He said he wanted to go
to the beach tomorrow.
[indistinct chattering]
- What are you doing? What the hell?
- Hands behind your back.
Spread out.
[detective] López, go in.
[López] On the ground!
You're under arrest!
Get down on the ground!
Get down on the ground, you punk!
- [agent 2] Get down!
- [agent 3] You're under arrest!
[tense music playing]
[agent] Let's go! Get on the ground!
Put your hands behind your back.
[agent 4] This way.
Caridad, we won't get out of here alive
if this is war.
Bring in the next one. Hurry up.
Come on over here. Hurry up.
You gotta take this off.
Smile. Keep your head up and smile.
Yeah, that's it. Come on!
- [agent 1] This is the police!
- [agent 2] Everybody on the floor! Now!
- [agent 2] You! On the floor!
- [agent 1] On the floor!
[agent 1] On the floor! Right now!
Get on your knees, motherfucker!
[people screaming]
Fucking Chango.
I finally got you, you bastard.
Don't go out.
No, there's no other way, Caridad.
I'd rather be killed here
than keep working for Chango.
It's now or never.
Open the door, then. Let's go.
[both gasp]
[agent] Relax, Sisters.
We're the police. This is an operation.
Put that down.
I thought Lorenzo was going to travel
with you to keep you company.
They found some guy
they've been looking for for months.
When they heard Lorenzo was here,
they asked him if he could lend a hand.
Please be careful, guys.
I'll pick it up.
Listen, Juana.
I don't have to leave tonight.
I can stay with you.
No, Auntie. You've been here a month,
and you've already helped me a lot.
I don't know what I would've done alone
in Mexico City. I go crazy when I'm away.
She was my sister.
It was a pleasure to help you.
[aunt] What's that?
It looks like my birth certificate,
but it says here my father's unknown.
Did you know about this?
[Lucy whimpering]
Where the hell is she?
[groaning, whimpering]
- [Manuela] You fuck!
- [Godoy screams]
[Godoy groans, grunts]
You bitch!
- I'll beat the shit out of you!
- What the fuck are you doing? Calm down!
Welcome to the Agua Marina Hotel.
What is your reservation number?
Um, I don't have one.
Do you have any rooms available?
Let me check.
Um, if you have something
under 1,000, maybe?
I don't mind if it's small.
I've got a room.
Great, thank you.
[Valentina] I can't believe it.
Twenty-five years of my life,
I've been lied to.
I'm such a brave investigative journalist.
Don't take it so hard, my dear.
My whole life,
I thought Marcos was my dad.
Marcos was your dad.
Because a father
is not the one who provides the sperm,
but the one who raises you.
Marcos loved you the moment he met you.
That's why he adopted you.
Who was it?
I need to know his name,
place, and date of birth.
Everything you know.
Please, Auntie, tell me who it was.
- I don't know anything.
- [sighs]
I swear.
Rosa never told me anything,
no matter how many times I asked her.
But why does it matter to you now?
It's just that
if her own sister didn't know,
it means there must be some sort of
A dark secret
that no one should know about.
I have to know who he is.
You're gonna miss the bus.
I can't leave you like this.
I'll be all right.
Don't worry about me, Auntie.
[message tone]
Lorenzo Márquez. Please leave a message.
It's me.
Call me, please, when you can.
I need to talk to you.
[Lorenzo] Márquez.
Lorenzo Márquez.
Do you have any questions?
When can we leave?
Are we under arrest or what?
We're both starving.
Sister, please be patient.
We can't let you leave. Not until
all the detainees are out of here.
I'm sorry you were caught
in the middle of this,
but there was a risk
of compromising the operation,
and you two may have been injured.
What convent did you say you're from?
Our Lady of Perpetual Succor,
in Santa María de los Ángeles.
I'm gonna need your names.
And the name of the Mother Superior
of the convent.
[DJ] It's gonna cost them a fortune.
You should try to get your money
while you still can, eh?
I got paid in advance.
This isn't my first bachelorette party.
You live here in Cancún?
- Temporarily. And you?
- Nah. I just came for this.
So what are you doing tonight?
I'm goin' to the bar next door.
A good friend is playing there.
Actually, I'm going there
with a girl I met earlier tonight.
She's totally gorgeous.
She says she can predict the future,
so she probably already knows
I'm gonna ask her out.
I saw you called,
but I was busy, and I couldn't answer.
You okay?
Can we meet up?
I need to investigate something,
and I need your help.
We caught Chango.
Were there any women?
Yes, but Ana wasn't among them.
Are you sure?
One of these days,
I'm sure she's gonna get caught in a raid.
Okay, but there must bephotos,
documents, contacts of people in the US.
- We must find everyone
- Yes, I know the protocol.
You should reconsider my offer
and stay at the hotel.
It's a comfortable room.
We can order in,
have a few drinks, and talk.
You need to relax,
and you shouldn't be alone.
Yes, I know. Thank you, but
I've got so much left to do here.
I'll see you tomorrow at the airport.
[hip-hop music playing]
My driver's gonna take you home.
And you'll leave out the back door,
like the maids and the servants.
Where's the rest of it?
Give me a break, Manny.
You smash my customer's face in,
don't finish your show,
and you still wanna be paid in full?
It was your asshole friend's fault.
Make him pay.
Congressman Godoy?
- Who else?
- Don't be stupid, Manny.
Just walk away.
[Manuela] Let's go.
Fucking bitch.
[hip-hop music continues muffled]
[song ends]
Of course I know them.
They are sisters of our congregation.
They were on a mission.
Um, are they okay?
Thank you so much
for protecting them, Detective.
- God bless you.
- [phone hangs up]
What kind of trouble
did Caridad get into now?
Something that will cost me ten Hail Marys
as penance for covering up for her.
[siren blasts]
- Here.
- Thank you, Detective.
[Lorenzo] So where do you
want us to take you?
Well, our plan was to go back
directly to Mexico City today.
However, because of this,
we missed the bus.
And we don't have any money.
And we don't have anywhere
to stay the night.
This is a nice hotel.
Oh, Detective, what are you saying?
Sister Teresa and I
are not going to spend the night with you.
[chuckles] No, of course not.
I'm gonna spend the night at headquarters.
The room is all yours.
It's room 301.
Thank you, Detective.
Castro, take them
to the Agua Marina Hotel. Have a good day.
- Same to you.
- Goodbye.
["Ella no suelta nada" playing]
So are you Spanish or something like that?
It's just that you don't look Mexican.
I'm from Monterrey.
And when I was about 16,
I moved to the Canary Islands.
I came back four months ago.
Now I live in Mexico City.
Why did you come back here?
I don't understand.
You know, the Canary Islands
sounds like a pretty cool place, no?
A city with 20 million people
is a pretty good place
if you don't wanna be found.
That's your son?
I only see him once a month.
My ex-husband stripped me of custody
because of my job.
You'll never guess how I first met him.
- He was drunk and waving dollar bills.
- Mm-hmm. Exactly.
Look at that girl, the one over there.
She's a Mayan clairvoyant.
- Chairs.
- Okay, let's sit down.
I can tell by the necklace she's wearing.
I remember one of them
read my cards once, like, ages ago.
And she said I was going to become a nun.
- [laughs]
- No way.
Now that Chango is behind bars,
there's no need for me to go with you
and stay at the convent.
He'll never use me again
or have his way with me or anyone else.
Where are you planning to go, Teresa?
I don't know.
Maybe I'll go back to Chihuahua.
[Teresa] Thank you
for coming to rescue me.
Promise me that you'll call us
every now and then
to see how you're doing, okay?
And I'll send you the habit back.
Tell the Mother Superior
it was all my fault.
[Teresa chuckles]
Oh, I'm sorry.
[sentimental music playing]
[Valentina] My whole life,
I thought Marcos was my dad.
[aunt] Marcos was your dad.
[man] Be careful, darling. You all right?
[aunt] Because a father
is not the one who provides the sperm,
but the one who raises you.
[girl] Do you like it, Daddy?
[chuckles] Yes, honey.
Well, then, why are you crying?
Because people cry
when they're happy sometimes.
[band playing, singing in Spanish]
So you don't believe in destiny.
I believe in coincidences.
In beautiful coincidences like tonight.
Coincidences don't exist.
[Bautista] But serendipities do.
Little things that happen for reasons
that are connected to each other.
You didn't come to Cancún
only for a bachelorette party.
You and I were meant to meet.
Why is that?
I don't know, but we'll see.
The night is still young.
Because Teresa called me, and I couldn't!
I couldn't leave her on her own, Mother!
Because that guy found her
and had her working for him again.
But Because Ugh.
Because if I told you I was going
to Cancún, you wouldn't have let me go.
No, I'm not going out again.
I'm just going to get some dinner.
[upbeat instrumental music playing]
Mamá Ela? Mamá Ela, it's me.
How are you? And how is Papá Antonio?
I'm fine. I'm in Mexico City.
It's just that I couldn't find my phone
to give you a call.
Okay. No, don't worry. Yeah, fine.
You just have to keep pretending
you don't know anything,
and you believe
something happened to me, okay?
Yes, me too. I miss you a lot, Grandma.
[singing in Spanish]
Do you really have to leave now?
I don't know if you noticed,
but the bartender
can't keep his eyes off you.
After the assholes we met today
I prefer a woman.
If you're up to it, I'm down the hall.
And if not, good night, sweetheart.
And good luck.
Go ahead.
Nobody's gonna bite.
[singing continues]
Do you mind if I sit here?
So, tell me.
How's my luck looking tonight?
What is it?
[tense music playing]
You're leaving? Waiter, bill, please.
Wait here. I'll be right back.
[bartender] Esteban, come here a minute.
- [woman] Where are you going?
- [grunts] Ouch!
- Sorry. Excuse me.
- [groans]
- Could I have a cigarette, please?
- I don't have any. Excuse me.
[DJ] Waiter, the bill!
[tense music playing]
Who is he?
Is he gone?
Yeah, but who is he?
Please don't ask me that again, okay?
[DJ sighs]
Mr. Márquez is not answering.
But he said you might be coming.
Thank you.
Is there a bar here?
The bar and the restaurant
are next door to the hotel.
- Are you ready? [chuckles]
- Yeah.
- You know that song?
- No, I don't know it.
[singer] It's easy. I can show it to you
before we go on stage.
- Ah, thank you.
- Here's your bill. Thank you.
Here it comes! Okay, here we go.
- Tequila shots for everyone.
- [all cheering]
- Come on. You'll have a good time.
- All right, then.
Let's go! Yeah!
All right, guys. You ready?
- Hello. Uh
- [microphone feedback]
For our next song,
I'd like a friend to join us on stage.
She's a singer from Colombia,
and she arrived today in Cancún.
Here is Matilde Heredia.
[crowd clapping]
[Matilde singing "Solos"]
[Valentina] Tequila, please.
[man] Ooh!
[man] Mm.
[song continues muffled]
[man] Come on. Let's dance!
[exhales sharply]
- [man 2] Let's go swimming!
- [man 3 yells]
[all cheering]
[all cheering, exclaiming]
[song ends]
So what's your name?
- Sorry. Was it something I said?
- No. No, no. It's me. It's okay.
It's just me. I'm sorry.
- No. Please don't go now.
- No, no. Really.
Hey! At least tell me what your name is!
Damn it.
[grunts in frustration]
Lorenzo, it's me.
I'm sorry. You were right.
I shouldn't be on my own.
- Lorenzo!
- [both gasp]
What? No. I didn't do it!
[Valentina] I'm sorry. It was my fault.
I told Lorenzo I wasn't coming.
So you and the
the detective are together?
No, he's my friend.
A good friend.
Forgive me again for scaring you.
It's really embarrassing.
I'll let you sleep.
[Caridad] Hey, um
You you don't have to leave.
You can stay if you want.
I'm already used to sharing the bed
with the girls at the convent.
Plus, you and I are not really strangers.
You're friends with Lorenzo,
and earlier I saw you on the beach.
Yeah, I saw you too.
I never would have thought you were a nun.
A nun, no. I'm in training.
Valentina, right?
Juana Valentina de la Paz
is my full name, Sister.
What a coincidence!
My name is also Juana. Juana Caridad.
- Pleased to meet you.
- Pleased to meet you.
[woman on TV]
As we recall, a few days ago,
the president mentioned
in his morning conference
he would propose attorney Simón Marroquín
as a new candidate for attorney general.
- [Manuela] That's your son?
- [Lucy] Mm-hmm. Only see him once a month.
My ex-husband stripped me of custody
because of my job.
You'll never guess how I first met him.
[male reporter] Mr. Marroquín,
what does it mean to you
to be nominated as attorney general?
[Simón on TV] Well, being attorney general
is the highest recognition
for someone in my position,
and I'm very honored
that the president has named me
on the short list to be presented
to the Senate any time now.
[reporter] Mr. Marroquín,
are you traveling to Cancún tomorrow
to meet with the president?
[Simón] No.
This trip is strictly business.
But I've been told
the president will also be in the city,
so, yes, it's quite possible that we meet.
- Thank you. Do you wish to add anything?
- My pleasure.
[suspenseful music playing]
[Valentina] Caridad, it's an earthquake!
Let's go!
[Valentina] We have to get out of here!
Let's go, quick!
- Caridad, come on. Hurry!
- I'm coming! I'm coming!
- [Valentina] Where are you going?
- I can't go out in my pajamas. No way!
What does that matter now? For God's sake!
I'm coming! I'm coming!
[rumbling intensifies]
[Caridad] Oh my God.
- Come on, Caridad! Let's go now!
- I'm ready!
I don't know what you're talking about.
I don't know if I have a birthmark.
I don't look at myself there, ever.
Caridad, I have a birthmark
on the same butt cheek as you.
It's also in the shape of a fish.
Don't you think that's weird?
- Thank you.
- Sure.
[Valentina] Come on, Caridad.
Think about it.
- Thank you.
- [Valentina] I've never seen it before.
[Valentina] This means something.
There has to be
[DJ] Listen.
Remember that girl
who just sat down in the deck chair?
The one with the green eyes?
She was at the beach party.
- Yeah?
- But I don't know who she is. Why?
I overheard her conversation.
She was saying that she has a birthmark
in the shape of a fish on her butt cheek,
just like yours.
[Valentina] Birthmarks can be hereditary
- [Caridad] I don't understand.
- Hi, my name is Juana Bautista Mai.
We met a while ago at the bar.
My friend happened to overhear you talking
about a birthmark on your butt cheek.
I have one that no one in my family has,
even though it's hereditary.
My great-grandmother used to say
it was the sign of my destiny.
Yes, a lot of people have birthmarks,
not only you.
- What was I saying before?
- In the shape of a fish?
[Bautista] Does yours look like this?
[mysterious music playing]
My name is also Juana.
And hers too.
[Bautista] Can I see your birthmark?
[Caridad] Is it the same?
[Valentina] Holy shit.
[Manuela] Hey!
I have the same fucking birthmark.
On my butt cheek too.
It's the same birthmark.
And the three of us are named Juana.
How strange.
Let's see.
Is there anyone else here named Juana
with a birthmark on her ass cheek,
by any chance, in the shape of a fish too?
["Girls Stars" playing]
I do my best, I never rest ♪
I do my best
Ay, I never rest ♪
Game on, I'm gonna be the one ♪
Game on, I am ♪
Game on, I am the only one ♪
I am the only one ♪
Every day playing nice girl ♪
See myself live among the stars ♪
See myself live around the light ♪
I can be the light, I can be the light ♪
Every day I tell my mirror ♪
Show me what I really want to see ♪
Make me how I really want to be ♪
All I see is light, all I see is light ♪
Game on, they just call out my name ♪
Game on
That's what I've always expected ♪
Expected ♪
Game on, I'm gonna be the one ♪
Game on, I am ♪
Game on, I am the only one ♪
I am the only one ♪
I am the only one ♪
I do my best, I never rest ♪
I do my best
Ay, I never rest ♪
I do my best, I never rest ♪
I do my best
Ay, I never rest ♪
I do my best, I never rest ♪
I do my best
Ay, I never rest ♪
I do my best, I never rest ♪
[music fades]
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