The Five Juanas (2021) s01e07 Episode Script


[Federico] Valentina.
I'm sorry. I thought
that we both wanted to do this, and
- [exhales]
- [knocking at door]
Valentina, believe me. I'm sorry.
We should've talked first
or had a drink or something.
Valentina, talk to me, please!
[knocking at door]
[tense music playing]
Valentina. What's wrong?
- What's the matter?
- I have to go.
There's no there's no rush, all right?
Let's take our time.
We can wait as long as you want.
I'm serious.
I just
What's wrong?
I I don't get it.
Half an hour ago, we were
[Valentina] It's like we know each other
from way back.
[Federico] I don't believe in destiny,
but running into each other again
in a city of more than 20 million
You thought I was gonna barge in
and take off your clothes?
I'll just make sure
destiny doesn't get in the way this time.
[emotional music playing]
[retching, coughing]
I just wanna die!
[emotional music continues]
[music fades]
You lied to us in Cancún.
You vanished into thin air,
and now you're back
with some absurd story.
How do we know this is not a setup?
This wasn't my plan.
I wanted to get out of Mexico
and call you when I was far away
to tell you who our father was.
It's hard to believe you, Manny.
[Manuela] Can't you read
my body language, you witch?
I'm telling you the truth.
- Why would he try to kill you?
- Your story is completely unbelievable.
I blackmailed him.
I asked for 200K
in exchange for keeping my mouth shut.
I should've known
the bastard had other plans.
He told me
to go to his house for the money.
Like a fool, I went.
[mysterious music playing]
The last thing I remember
was feeling like I'd won the lottery.
Then I woke up in a fucking nightmare.
[dog barking]
[Víctor] Ah!
[tense music playing]
[breathing heavily]
[tense music continues]
I didn't have my phone,
and I don't know anyone's number.
Then you felt hopeless, and that's when
you remembered your sisters.
Have you no shame at all?
With all that money,
I could've gotten the hell out.
[Bautista] So why did you come back?
Because there's a bastard
capable of murdering his own daughter.
It's not the first time he's tried
to shut someone up to protect himself.
[knocking at door]
[Federico] Valentina!
Valentina, please talk to me. Come on.
[Valentina] What does Federico
have to do with all this?
Federico Marroquín, how is he involved?
- [Valentina] Tell me the truth.
- [Bautista] Does he know who you are?
Say something.
I used him to get close to his family.
He has a terrible relationship
with his father. They barely speak.
Who is Federico Marroquín?
My cousin.
My half brother.
[Manuela] Our half brother.
How do you know him?
[phone chimes]
["Owing to Wonder" playing]
Federico is Federico with no last name?
What's the matter?
[breathing heavily]
- Did you
- No.
He won't stop calling me.
You need to tell him something.
Tell him anything but the truth.
[Camilo] "I can't explain."
"Please don't come looking for me.
Goodbye, Federico."
I swear, girls don't even
understand themselves, bro.
It's not just me saying this.
That's what women say.
Yeah, but you agree something went wrong?
I don't think you have to rack your brains
to figure out exactly what it was.
I'm sure she'll get in touch
in a couple days.
[phone buzzing]
[Camilo] Is that her?
No. It's Manny's mom.
[Camilo] Hey.
About that cousin of yours,
the one who works as a bartender,
is that some kind of code
that you guys use to mean something else?
A code?
I don't know. Why?
No way. Seriously, you know nothing?
When I showed Simón my birthmark,
he didn't look like he was expecting that.
He doesn't know we exist.
Otherwise, we would've met the same fate.
He didn't see me asleep in the car.
That's what saved me.
But he did let your mom die.
Why would he do something like that
if he didn't know he had a daughter?
For the same reason
he killed Matilde's mother.
To silence her.
[Bautista] Just like he silenced Alice.
The foundation that owns the hospital
where Caridad's mom is treated
belongs to the Marroquín family.
Simón's mother's name
was Eloisa Santisteban.
It's in the email your assistant sent you.
So if what Manny says is true, that means
Simón or someone who knew about her
had something to do with her overdose.
Simón is a psychopath.
And it's clear that drugging women
is the way he operates.
I can't accept that my mom could be dead.
That's not possible.
Makes more sense than her being a singer
who didn't wanna see you all these years.
But then who sent all the postcards?
the other day?
It could've been anyone.
I mean, it's clear this guy has people
who help him with his
dirty work.
[Matilde sniffles]
And while you and your family
were sure Dominga was alive,
he knew you would never
declare her missing.
[Daniel] She was acting weird, Claudio.
She was in a strange mood today,
and she barely spoke to me.
[Claudio sighs]
Maybe you should give her some space.
Don't be so intrusive.
Stop asking her
about her life all the time.
When she has something
to tell you, she will.
Daniel. [tuts]
Don't you think that the time has come
to tell her who her father is?
We can send her information
and make it look like
it's not coming from you.
What do you think?
Because knowing Simón Marroquín,
Matilde and her four sisters
are better off not knowing,
don't you think?
We would all be safe
if I hadn't found out anything.
I told you we should leave it at that,
but you insisted at getting to the truth.
So now it's our fault
you wanted to make a ton of money, right?
[Valentina] Enough.
What's important now is figuring out
what to do with what we know.
First, we should contact my mom.
She's the only one of the five
who's alive and sane.
Simón is watching her, waiting for me
to show up so he can get rid of her.
[tense music playing]
[Manuela] There's always someone there,
day and night.
What if we go public with the story?
And say we're his illegitimate daughters?
That's what you mean?
In this macho country,
he'll become a hero.
[Valentina] Mm-mm.
Without any evidence,
it would be the word of five women
against that
of the future attorney general.
And our mothers would be painted
as hustlers who tried to scam him.
And a doe-eyed Simón
would throw up his hands in horror
and play the part.
He would get the position right there.
And in three years, become president.
So what should we do?
We don't say anything,
and we keep a low profile, or what?
That's not fair for any of us.
Simón doesn't know we exist,
and we have to take advantage of that.
We're gonna make him pay
for everything he's done.
I have a plan.
[loud thump]
[indistinct chattering]
[eerie music playing]
[tense music sting]
[tense music swells to crescendo]
Mommy! Ah!
If you wanna take a hot shower,
you have to get up early.
Breakfast is served at 8:00.
And the kids eat before we do.
Hey, nun
Manny, enough! Please!
Will you stop calling me nun?
My name's Caridad.
I don't go around
calling you stripper, do I?
I was just gonna say thank you.
[sentimental music playing]
Here, have some of this chamomile tea.
We both need it, Valentina.
I can't believe I almost had sex with
with my brother!
Now we understand
why destiny prevented that from happening.
[contemptuous laugh]
The same destiny
that supposedly brought us together.
Sometimes we don't understand the reasons
until much later.
Other times never.
And what if it was all a setup?
Maybe we didn't even meet by coincidence?
If he knew he was your brother, you think
he'd have tried to have sex with you?
His father is a psychopath, Bautista!
[whispers] Ours, too, remember.
Manny could be right.
Maybe he didn't know, just like us.
I'm not sure.
I don't know.
I'm not convinced he's innocent.
What does your heart say?
My heart used to say
that between my mom and I,
there weren't any secrets.
I can't believe
anything this asshole says now.
Shivers sent down my spine ♪
[woman] Where will you always be, sweetie?
I'll always be in your heart,
and you in mine.
By your side ♪
I'll be yours ♪
By your side ♪
I'm yours alone ♪
Your sister left the convent.
She didn't move to the North Pole.
I know, Pocho,
but I'm still worried about Caridad.
That's why you went running to her
after the show?
That's because she needed my help.
You're a man. You wouldn't understand.
By your side ♪
I'll be yours ♪
[song ends]
[Simón] There he is.
I won't take too much of your time.
I just need you to sign some documents.
Ah, well, I'm doing fine.
Thanks a lot for asking.
[man sighs]
How are you?
You're like a zombie. You never die.
I see you haven't lost
your wonderful sense of humor.
Which I obviously didn't inherit from you.
Little brother, how you doing?
Those are just protocol. Documents.
Nothing very important.
You're gonna take your name
off the foundation?
With Simón's nomination,
the foundation
could have its accounts audited.
It's to protect us and the family.
Oh, I see how serious he is about this.
No wonder you're such a good attorney.
A value a playboy who parties all the time
wouldn't understand.
Just sign it. Stop clowning around.
Everything's above board.
You have my word.
Your word?
I see you definitely inherited
the old man's sense of humor.
Family, family, family. Not here.
[Susana] A congressman.
My friend said
they did that to settle the score.
Apparently, Manny owed some money.
Maybe all she wanted was
to escape from that life once and for all,
like her friend Nina said.
But why would she leave
without saying anything?
I don't know.
I swear,
women are really hard to understand.
You shoulda told me, Auntie.
Yeah, I was going to tell you
last night when we talked.
Well, I have to go now.
I'll head out with you.
I go down to the market every day
to keep myself busy.
[sighs] And all this over a girl.
She broke up with me,
but she didn't even tell me why.
I'm sure she had her reasons, huh?
Sometimes it's better
not to know anything, Fede. Believe me.
[broadcaster] who passes the ball
directly to Navarro.
Navarro's going upfield.
- Pass.
- Gets by Campbell and with space ahead.
- But they're closing in.
- Pass.
- Finally, Navarro gets into the area
- Pass.
- but it's well-defended.
- Son of a bitch.
Navarro finally finds a way through
for a deserved equalizer.
He hits the post,
and Suárez is there
to nod it in from point-blank range.
Martínez puts the ball back in the box
where Navarro volleys in from close range.
Cool move from the Spaniard.
The only problem is,
he was at least three yards offside.
[phone buzzing]
This is Pérez.
Federico just left.
The lady went to the market.
[Caridad] Hi, Susana.
Don't turn around.
Don't look at me. You're being watched.
There's a gray car that's parked
outside your building every day.
They're waiting for Manny to come to you.
That's why she hasn't contacted you.
- What have they done to her?
- Don't look at me!
[tense music playing]
Manny is fine.
She's gonna call you on this phone.
Act normal,
and please don't say anything to anyone.
Not Simón, not anyone. Do it for her.
[broadcaster] Not sure
who he was aiming for,
but Martínez makes it awkward
for the team.
Back from Ruiz, and here's Navarro.
He's in there again!
Martínez put the ball back in the box
where Navarro volleys in from close range.
Cool move from the Spaniard.
[suspenseful music playing]
The touch was accurate,
and it was a good idea to steer it forward
into the path of Suárez.
She gave her the phone.
She's on her way back to the convent.
Now we just have to hope
Susana gives her daughter a chance.
[suspenseful music continues]
[Simón] If Manny is in trouble,
she might try to deceive you in some way.
I don't know. Come up
with some crazy things to scare you.
- No, I don't think Manny would do that.
- Unless she's being threatened.
[phone tone]
[phone ringing]
Simón, it's Susana.
I think someone's kidnapped Manny
and is holding her for ransom.
[bell ringing]
I never understood
why people ask statues for things.
[bell ringing]
Does it work?
It isn't the statue.
It's faith.
Your faith.
It's difficult to have faith
when you've been fucked-up
your whole life.
You were never curious about
your aunt or your family?
I always thought she was a snob
and that she didn't care about her sister.
Those are the reasons I came up with
to explain why she had everything
and we were struggling.
Pray to your statue
my mom doesn't say anything to Simón.
Because she could screw up our plan.
Or my mom could end up dead.
Trust her.
She's your mother, Manny.
She's still in love with him.
It isn't the first time I've turned to her
when I'm in trouble, and she betrays me.
[Simón exhales]
[Susana] I think someone kidnapped Manny
and is holding her for ransom.
[Manuela] It means
that the honorable attorney general
was out there screwing his sister-in-law
while his wife was pregnant.
- [Simón] Did someone call you?
- [Susana] No, but
Susana, tell me if Manny
got in touch with you in any way.
[phone buzzing]
[Susana] Simón, I'll call you back.
- Hello?
- [Manuela] Mom, it's me.
Manny, thank goodness! Where are you?
I'll explain later.
I need you to listen to me.
[Susana] Why are you calling me
on this phone,
and who was that nun?
Simón tried to kill me.
[in disbelief] Simón?
I found the letter you wrote
in the trash can.
I know I'm his daughter.
[Manuela] I tried to blackmail him.
[Susana] Honey, if someone
is forcing you to say
No one is forcing me.
I told him to give me $200,000
in exchange for not telling anyone
I was his daughter.
Instead of giving me the money,
he ordered someone to kill me.
He withdrew $200,000 from our account,
but I didn't know.
Mom, I need you to do exactly as I say.
[tense music swells to crescendo]
[indistinct chattering]
I can't fuckin' believe it!
Tell me where we're going.
First, we have to make sure
you didn't say anything to Simón.
I didn't say anything. I promise you.
Tell me where we're going.
Manny didn't mention anything about this.
Manny will explain it to you later.
Don't worry.
Can we please go now?
They don't have any security cameras
in the damn store.
She must've used another exit.
I would've seen her.
- Did you check the whole block?
- Yes.
We gotta keep looking,
and we'd better find her.
Otherwise, the boss will put your head
on the chopping block for this screwup.
- Go on.
- Yes, sir.
- Where is my daughter?
- Manny's on her way.
Please, have a seat, Susana.
Would you like some tea?
Tell me who you are
and how you know Manny.
Tell me now,
or I'll leave, and I'll call the police.
We're Manny's sisters.
You think I'm an idiot?
We're half sisters.
We have the same father.
Silence when you hear me calling ♪
Hear me calling ♪
But if you say the words
You know I'll come crawling ♪
[knocking at door]
How am I supposed to hold you ♪
When you're ghosting? ♪
Always passing through me ♪
Passing through me ♪
Treat me like a stranger ♪
Though you know me ♪
Always passing through me ♪
Passing through me ♪
[song ends]
I don't know which one of you two
I should kill first.
[loud thump]
[glass rattles]
[loud thump]
Get out of here. You're fired.
[door opens]
[door closes]
Manny contacted her.
How do you know that?
Susana called me yesterday
saying she thought
someone had kidnapped her.
Then I don't know what happened, but, uh,
she said she would call me back, and
That damn girl contacted her!
Well, if she met her daughter,
then she knows everything.
- What do you think she'll do?
- How the fuck should I know?
You know her.
Do you think she'd go
to the police station and file a report?
No, no. She'd have too much to explain,
and she would put
her own daughter at risk.
Take a chance and phone her.
Let her decide who to trust.
You, who have always helped
and supported her,
or her daughter,
who always disappoints her.
[upbeat pop music playing]
You designed it yourself?
Yeah. The software I use
is not very complicated.
Still, you're very talented, Fede.
It's inspired by your girlfriend, right?
When do I get to meet her?
Don't tell me, Fede!
No! You broke up?
Are you kidding?
What happened in three days?
The worst part is I don't even know why.
We were gonna stay at a hotel,
and I reserved a suite
with champagne and flowers.
I called her on the way over to the hotel,
and she was excited.
But the moment I entered the room,
she looked at me
as if I was some kind of monster.
Then she left. She was about to cry.
She didn't even explain why.
Afterward, she sent me a message
saying I shouldn't bother to contact her.
- Just like that?
- Yeah, just like that.
Something happened between our call
and the moment I arrived.
I just don't I don't know.
It's like she's afraid to tell me.
Whatever it is that went down,
she chose to keep it to herself
and let you hate her.
A woman would only do something like that
to protect you.
Protect me from what?
That I don't know.
But if I were you,
I wouldn't give up so easily.
I'd try to figure it out.
- Come on. Let's play.
- Hm.
You ready to lose again?
[chuckles] Don't be so cocky.
Just watch me.
Here it goes.
- Damn it!
- [laughs]
[Susana] This is a nightmare.
And here I was thinking
after all these years that the two of us
What an asshole!
If it's any consolation,
you're not the only one he deceived.
And you're lucky he didn't kill you.
Valentina's mom got off the hook
because she died of cancer.
If Simón had something to do
with the deaths of your mothers,
then I have to tell my sister
she's married to a serial killer.
No, no. Absolutely not.
That's too dangerous.
As long as she doesn't know anything,
she's safe.
Susana, why did you choose
the name Juana Manuela?
After my mom. Why?
I was named Juana after Joan the pope,
which is a tarot card.
Me, after Juana Inés de la Cruz.
She was an author.
My mom read all her books.
I was named after Juana la Cubana.
She was a very famous singer in the '30s.
I was named after Joan of Arc.
So you're all named Juana?
But it's not a coincidence.
It's the same with our birthmarks.
It was the universe's way of making sure
we would all find each other
at the right moment.
[Catalina screams] No!
[Catalina cries]
[Catalina sobs]
[Catalina] Simón! Simón.
[Susana] The right moment for what?
[suspenseful music playing]
[breathes deeply]
To make Simón pay
for everything he's done to us.
[Simón] What happened?
[Simón] Susana, wha what happened?
You have to help us.
Manny's dead!
[sobs] Oh God! Somebody help me!
My Manny! My Manny!
- My Manny is dead! No!
- [Catalina sobs] Oh, Susi!
[Valentina] We're gonna make him pay
for everything he's done.
["Soy Tu Mala" playing]
[song ends]
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