The Five Juanas (2021) s01e05 Episode Script

30 Days

- How did she get out of her room?
- Don't know.
- You gave her her pills?
- Yes. At 6:00, like I do every day.
- [nurse] Alice.
- [door slams]
[dramatic music playing]
Don't worry. Everything's all right.
Bring a wheelchair.
[Alice groaning]
Calm down.
Everything's all right. Don't worry.
There you go.
- [nurse] Take her to her room.
- [man] Are these words?
They're just scribbles.
They don't mean anything.
[nurse] Take her to her bed.
- But, boss, they're letters, look.
- Just do as I say!
[Alice sniffles]
[menacing music playing]
[nurse] She's never had an episode before
like the one she had last night.
What did you say to her?
I I talked about my father.
About your father?
The thing is that I need to know him.
I need to know his name,
and she's the only person who knows it.
Alice suffered
a very serious brain injury.
Her face just changed.
I saw it.
I know my mom is there
somewhere in her head.
[phone buzzing]
- This is Pérez.
- [man] Anything to report?
Everything's in order here.
Good. Remember,
you gotta keep an eye on her.
All right.
[Víctor] If she suspected something,
she would've left.
She hasn't been out all evening, boss.
Still, make sure Romero doesn't let her
out of his sight for a second.
I sent Pérez, sir.
He replaced Romero at 7:00 this morning.
I've told you,
I don't want anyone else involved in this!
Nobody knows
why she's under surveillance, sir.
- Romero needed a few hours off.
- [phone ringing]
- [secretary] Señor Bernardo is here, sir.
- Send him in.
I must go now.
- [Bernardo laughs] Simón.
- Bernardo.
How are you doing?
It's good to see you. What's up?
The president is going to announce
your official nomination this afternoon.
- [Simón] Mm.
- Congratulations.
That's great.
I need you to look for more information.
What position did they hold
after Conaculta?
Did they have family? Where did they live?
- Is Valentina de la Paz here?
- [woman] She's over there.
Thank you.
Thanks, Gregorio.
There's 58 guys on the list. Seriously?
[Valentina] What are you doing here?
[Lorenzo] Val.
Listen to me.
That wasn't cool.
You had no right to do that.
I won't say anything else.
You have my word.
There's an operation tomorrow.
You can come if you want.
Is it Chango again?
He went back to his old ways,
but we intercepted his communications.
- [Valentina] How?
- Thanks to Teresa.
Sorry. Just wanna get some coffee.
Gregorio Robles.
I'm Valentina's assistant.
This is Detective Lorenzo Márquez.
- Is this about the investigation?
- Investigation?
No. He's here for something else.
Let's go to my office.
[Lorenzo] Nice to meet you.
The Senate has 30 days to make a decision.
During that time, they will put your life
and work under a microscope.
People will come here.
Others will contact your son,
your wife, Rogelio.
They'll make it look like a social call,
but don't trust them.
[both chuckle]
They're just hounds
looking for a weak spot.
Hey, I've already told you.
I have nothing to hide.
- [phone buzzing]
- Now what's important is that
[buzzing continues]
I'm sorry. Go on.
Right. As I was saying,
it's important to take care of yourself.
[phone line beeps]
Simón Marroquín.
Please leave your message.
Simón, it's Susana.
Catalina gave me your number,
and, well, you said I could come to you
if I needed anything, and
It's about Manny.
Please call me when you can. It's urgent.
[suspenseful music playing]
I'm sorry. I can't tonight.
I'm having dinner with my mom.
How about tomorrow?
I've got an important meeting at work.
How about Wednesday?
I have to go to Puebla
for a business thing.
You can come with me.
I really wish I could,
but I can't get off work.
When will you return?
[tuts] Not before Friday.
Let's go to a hotel.
Okay. [laughs]
The Urbano?
Eight o'clock.
No phones,
no laptops, no tablets,
or anything like that.
Please make sure you tell the front desk
not to interrupt us
even if there's an earthquake.
I'll just make sure
destiny doesn't get in the way this time.
See you Friday, Federico.
See you Friday, Valentina.
[pop song playing in Spanish]
Is the story on the reform ready?
Congress goes into session tomorrow.
Yes, I've got it.
It's right here. I'm coming.
Oh, hi.
I talked to my grandma.
She didn't say anything
about the police warrant,
but she did talk to my mom.
Where in the world is she now?
I don't know.
She didn't say, but she asked about me,
and they told her I'd traveled to Mexico.
[Pocho] Did you tell her
about your sisters?
What do you think, Pocho?
I can't tell her about my sisters.
I'm sure she'd have a heart attack.
But it's weird. I don't understand
why my mom starts calling me now
when she always used to send letters.
And what if she's been watching me
for all of these years, huh?
You know what I think sometimes?
That it was her
who planned for me to come to Mexico.
[chuckles] That's impossible.
Well, look, Pocho. How did Papá Antonio
suddenly get all this money?
The store makes barely enough to live on.
He was the one who told me to come here.
He said, "You just fly to Cancún,
and when you can, go to Mexico City."
The postcards
What about the bastard who attacked you?
That was also part of the plan?
It's okay
if you wanna believe these stories,
but you're not alone anymore, Mati.
You have me.
And you don't need your mama
or your grandparents or anyone else.
- The food is gonna burn.
- Stay here a little longer.
No, it's just
[Pocho breathing heavily]
I have to tell her now, Claudio.
No. Wait, Daniel. We agreed you'd wait
until you knew each other better,
gain her affection,
gain her confidence.
Yeah, but I didn't know
she had sisters at the time.
Look, if you tell her the truth now,
she'll see you as a traitor.
Can't you see?
As long as Matilde
doesn't learn the truth about her mother,
we can protect her.
[footsteps approaching]
What time is the announcement?
- You're not going dressed like that.
- [chuckles] Sorry, I'm not going with you.
Of course you are. You're my wife.
Yes, but I'm not some
decorative piece of furniture.
Anyway, I've got plans for dinner tonight.
- If you told me earlier
- Ah, please don't start.
I didn't know till now.
Your lady friends can wait.
Damn it!
No, Simón. You don't need me.
Rogelio and you are more than enough.
- Let's see.
- I'm not done yet.
[Catalina] Mm.
No. The blue looks better on you.
Did you see Alice?
Yes. It's just that last night,
my mom had an anxiety attack,
and she's sedated.
The head nurse told you that?
Listen, Caridad,
your mom got up on her own
and tried to write something on a canvas.
Did she tell you about the pills?
What do you mean?
We found some pills
your mother was hiding.
That's not anxiety.
Tell me what's going on.
That's all I know.
But if I were you,
I'd take your mother somewhere else.
[suspenseful music playing]
[phone buzzing]
[Simón] Hello. What's wrong?
[Susana] Simón, I was calling about Manny.
She's disappeared.
I haven't heard from her since yesterday.
Well, what do you mean?
She must be with a friend
or her boyfriend.
No, no!
She doesn't have a boyfriend.
She hasn't called me,
and she's not answering her phone.
I think something's happened to her.
Look, Susana,
Manny knows how to defend herself.
Don't you think
you might be worrying over nothing?
No. No, it's not just that.
Some guy is parked
outside the building since this morning,
and he keeps looking over here.
- Do you recognize him?
- No.
I'm scared, Simón.
I'm gonna call the police.
What if he knows Manny?
Get moving.
Move out of there. I'll call you later.
[Simón] I wouldn't worry about it.
It's probably someone's driver is waiting.
Waiting all day?
No, I'm sure she's in danger, Simón.
Please, what can we do?
Look, I'm just about to attend
a very important event.
As soon as it's finished,
I'll call you, okay?
[Simón] Are you in Manny's apartment?
Okay. Stay there in case she comes back.
And calm down. There must be
a logical explanation for all this.
All right, then.
Thank you, Simón. Goodbye.
[suspenseful music continues]
[door closes]
I've got the rent money right here,
doña Julia.
Look, if you wanna get more clients,
I'd be more than happy
to give you a good discount
on fliers, business cards,
or a nice poster
that you can hang on the front door.
Whatever you'd like, my dear.
Well, I was thinking of trying
digital advertising.
I just opened an Instagram account.
I have 16 followers.
Well, I'm sure if you keep posting
cool stuff here every day,
it won't be long
before your account gets more popular.
[man 1] This is the place. Check in there.
I'll go in on the other side.
- [man 2] Okay.
- I think I'd better go and hide.
[man 1] Have you seen the old lady
from the print store?
Someone told your wife everything.
She's going to kick you out tonight.
[man 1] Let's go, Martínez.
Bautista, thank you so much
for not ratting me out.
So tell me,
you you can see the future, for real?
[sensual music playing]
[man] Let me get that.
Excuse me.
Excuse me, but I'm looking for Manny.
She hasn't shown up.
Customers from the bar
are not allowed in here.
No, I know.
Just tell me if she's working today.
Would you, please? I'm her mom.
Listen, do I look like
her babysitter or what?
Get out of here. Come on!
[rattling, glass shattering]
- Tell me. What's the matter?
- [man indistinct on radio]
Goddammit! I'll be right there.
Is it true? You're Manny's mom?
- Nina.
- Hello. I'm Susana.
So how much do you need this time?
This time I need
fifteen thousand dollars.
But this is the last time
I'll ask you for money.
Really, the last time.
Please, Mom.
The last time.
Without your father finding out,
maybe eight or nine. No more.
Okay, okay. Anything's good.
Actually, what I really need
is an investor.
In fact, I was thinking about
Uncle Ignacio.
He already has two bars in California.
I think he might be interested
in the deal. What do you think?
- But if your dad finds out
- I know, I know. He'll be mad at me.
But if you don't say anything Hm?
I won't say anything, that's for sure.
But you have to tell me
who's the girl that's driving you crazy.
- I knew it. You're so nosy.
- Come on. Who is she?
- No, Mom. Right now
- Come on.
I'd rather wait and, you know,
see how things are going.
Yeah, but tell me her name,
how you got to know her!
Well, okay, I'll tell you.
- Don't laugh.
- Mm-hmm.
- It was destiny.
- [laughing]
- Mom, you said you wouldn't laugh.
- I'm not laughing.
Actually, this woman, she saved my life.
Oh, are you serious?
- Yes.
- [Catalina laughing]
I actually thought I'd die
before this day came.
But we're 30 days away
from your nomination.
Thirty days is a pretty long time.
Ah, it's one month.
[chuckles] Besides, I'm in perfect health.
Bernardo says that they're going to launch
an in-depth investigation
into my private life
and that of my family.
Well, we already knew that.
And we have don't have anything
to worry about.
No, you don't. Never.
Neither do you.
That's unless
there's something I don't know about.
[whispering] Simón, you finally arrived.
Susana is here.
She is stressed out over Manny.
She's convinced that someone hurt her.
And why are you whispering?
Because she's in the living room.
She was waiting at the door
when I arrived, bawling like a child.
[Catalina] She also said she called you.
Yes. My sister. She's in Mexico.
She came back from Spain.
Didn't Simón tell you?
Please, can you come with me?
I can't cope with this alone.
Is that the Susana that
[ominous music playing]
[phone beeps]
[phone line ringing]
This is Pérez.
Pérez, where the hell are you, idiot?
Manny's bartender friend told me
she hasn't seen her
and that she doesn't know anything.
She only said that she was really upset
that day and hasn't been back.
But, Auntie, didn't Manny tell you
some guy had hit her the other day?
Well, no,
she doesn't tell me much about her work
because she knows I worry.
So that guy possibly threatened her
or followed her.
And someone is watching her apartment too.
Anything missing from her apartment?
The question is,
is there a sign or any evidence to show
that someone really did take her by force?
Well, let's see.
One bag, her laptop computer are missing.
Some clothes also.
No, no, no. She didn't go on vacation.
Look, she's not responding to my calls
or my text messages. This is not normal.
Well, in that case, we should wait.
And let's say that if by this Thursday
we haven't heard anything,
then don't worry,
I promise I'll file the report myself
at the police station. You have my word.
[Federico] Besides,
Manny will be fine, Auntie. I know it.
She's tough. She can handle herself.
- She'll be all right.
- Yes, yes.
- [man] You want some?
- No, thank you.
Drinking alone is boring.
[man] What's your name?
I've seen you go out and come back alone.
And that body. Mmm.
I can imagine it naked.
Where's your man, huh?
What? Tonight he's not gonna give you
your shot of Mmm.
The walls in this building are paper thin.
And the doors are even worse.
It's better than porno.
[tense music playing]
[keys rattling]
- [grunts] Let me come in.
- [panting]
[man] Come on! Let me come in!
[both grunt]
No! No, no.
- [Bautista whimpers]
- [man grunts]
- [man grunts]
- [Bautista shouts]
[menacing music playing]
[Valentina] What happened?
[Bautista whimpering]
I simply just couldn't do it.
I was going to stab him,
but then I remembered Matilde.
[tense music swells to crescendo]
[Bautista grunts, shouts]
[tense music playing]
[man shouting in pain]
[man's shout echoing]
You must report that asshole
to the police, Bautista.
So that when I go to the police,
they ask me why I smiled at that scumbag?
Or why I was wearing a miniskirt?
In their opinion, it's always our fault.
You should know that by now.
Then we must talk to Lorenzo.
Maybe he can give that scumbag
a good scare.
And when he sees me alone, what?
Moving from there is my only option.
[wistful music playing]
And you
you didn't foresee this was gonna happen?
That he was gonna rape you?
It's impossible for me
to see my own future.
I can't read my tarot cards either.
It's like the universe doesn't allow it.
But you saw the accident.
That's a memory, and it's strange.
Okay, I'll get your bed ready.
Thank you.
It's really good to know I've got someone
to go to when I need some help.
That's the least you can expect
from your sister.
Bautista, you can stay here
for as long as you need.
[wistful music continues]
[Valentina] Good morning.
The guy I'm looking for
had sex with five women
and got them all pregnant.
Did he did he rape them?
I don't know, but I wouldn't be surprised.
They didn't say anything to anyone,
not even their daughters.
I found out from one of them
who is determined to know
who her father is.
And where are the women?
Two of them passed away.
One has brain damage from an overdose.
Another one disappeared,
and no one knows who the other one is.
I can't wait till the day
when men finally take responsibility
for what they do with their pricks.
What's up, bro? How are you?
Couldn't be better.
[Federico] Hey, do you have any time
to meet up today or tomorrow?
I don't think I can, man.
I have a ton of work.
The attorney arrives on Wednesday.
I have the mayor of who knows where
today and tomorrow.
Okay, no problem. We'll use what we have.
Yeah, do it with whatever you have.
- Okay. Well, let me know when you're free.
- Okay.
[man clears throat]
Uh, I gotta run.
I'm sorry, sir.
[suspenseful music playing]
- [Valentina] Do they have women in there?
- No, this is their meeting place.
They're all mid-level gangsters,
but they're the quickest way
to get to the heads of the network.
So who are all those guys
on the list you gave me the other day?
Beneficiaries of the business.
[suspenseful music continues]
[vehicle approaching]
[Valentina] Who's that?
I don't know. Never seen him before.
[camera shutter clicking]
Look, I don't think anyone is trying
to harm Alice.
The only thing the foundation has done
is take good care of her.
But why?
In exchange for what?
They didn't know her.
Mother, please tell me the truth.
I need to know what happened.
All we did was
include her in studies
to investigate new treatments.
It was her only hope, Caridad.
What else could we have done?
[pensive music playing]
Dr. Zapata? Good evening.
I'm calling because you told me
to report anything out of the ordinary
with Alice McAllister.
she is reacting.
[Matilde] How nice of them.
That explains why your mom's mental health
hasn't improved in 20 years.
Let's start by figuring out
who the owners of the foundation are.
What did you say it was called?
That's really the worst part of it.
On top of that, it's named after a woman.
The Eloísa Santisteban Foundation.
[sighs, sniffles]
What's this?
Bautista, what happened?
[Valentina] Tell them.
[phone chimes]
Valentina, the session starts
in 40 minutes.
- I'll be in the car.
- I'm coming.
I'll be at the House of Representatives
all day until dawn.
I need you to look for information
on a foundation called Eloísa Santisteban.
Okay? I need to know who works there,
who the owners are,
board members, everything. See you.
- Does this have to do with the list?
- I just have a feeling.
She just has a feeling. Let's see
[knocking at door]
- Good morning.
- Are you here for the bags?
- This has just arrived for you.
- Oh, thank you.
["Passages" playing]
[Manuela] Mom, I hope you're all right.
Don't worry about me. I'm fine.
I can't explain much right now.
It came a while ago.
Do you still think there's something
that could give us a clue in there?
I don't know.
What I do know is
that it's all that's left of my mom.
[Gregorio] "Eloísa Santisteban.
The Marroquín family."
[phone beeps]
Simón Marroquin. Please leave a message.
["Passages" continues]
[Simón] No.
Don't you like that?
["Passages" continues]
Señora Catalina, what are you doing here?
Everything is a lie, Grace.
All of it.
[Catalina sobs]
And this. [sobs]
Someone else knows who your father is.
[Catalina] Did you know he had a daughter?
No, you didn't. Of course not.
And he doesn't know either.
Look. This letter arrived a year ago,
but I didn't give it to him.
He hasn't seen it.
"Simón, you never would have
heard from me"
"but I'm about to die."
[woman] and my daughter Valentina,
your daughter,
will be alone in the world.
Ah, you bastard!
You bastard!
[woman] That's right, Simón.
I didn't have an abortion
as you told me to do
because I loved her
ever since I knew she was inside me.
[woman] Valentina doesn't know
you exist and never will
unless, after all these years,
you finally find a place for her
in your heart.
Rosa Martínez.
Tell me all your problems ♪
While we're on the run ♪
You can sleep forever ♪
Forever is our next step ♪
She's a siren, sings the blues ♪
Don't you lose yourself
Don't you lose ♪
She's a siren, sings the blues ♪
Don't you lose yourself
Don't you lose ♪
She's a siren, sings the blues ♪
Don't you lose, don't you lose ♪
She's a siren, sings the blues ♪
Don't you lose, don't you lose ♪
[music fades]
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