The Longest Night (2022) s01e01 Episode Script

Episode 1

[plastic crinkling]
[crickets chirping]
[plastic crinkling]
[anxious panting and wheezing]
[anxious panting and wheezing continues]
[plastic crinkling]
[panting and wheezing]
[anxious panting continues]
[panting stops]
["Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms plays]
[cell door slams shut]
[cell door slams shut]
Jingle bell
Jingle bell, jingle bell rock ♪
Jingle bells swing
And jingle bells ring ♪
Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun ♪
Now the jingle hop has begun ♪
Jingle bell
Jingle bell, jingle bell rock ♪
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time ♪
Dancin' and prancin'
In Jingle Bell Square ♪
Perfect. My pleasure.
Enjoy. Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas
Jingle bell time, it's a ♪
[cell phone buzzes]
I didn't expect to hear from you tonight.
[man] They know who you are.
They're going to arrest you.
Now. But I've worked out a plan.
- Simón.
- Yes, go ahead.
[suspenseful music plays]
[music gets louder]
Yeah, okay.
[call disconnects]
[cell phone beeps]
[suspenseful music plays]
[ominous music plays]
[car approaching]
[brakes squealing]
[cop 1] Police!
Hands where we can see them!
On the ground!
[Simón grunts]
[police sirens wail]
[on loudspeaker] Jingle bells
Jingle bells, jingle all the way ♪
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey! ♪
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way ♪
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh ♪
[cell phone rings]
Hey, what's up? Merry Christmas.
The cops just arrested Simón.
laughing all the way ♪
[man 2] Chema
But you said that'd be impossible
That you'd take care of it all.
That no one would lift a finger
without you knowing about it first.
I was mistaken.
What do you mean, you were mistaken?
Where are you at?
On the way to my daughter's place.
Don't do anything until I call you.
Chema, we clear?
I need to make some calls.
Listen to me.
We're gonna fix this.
[call disconnects]
[somber music plays]
[music becomes ominous]
[tires squeal]
[engine roars]
[horn blares continuously]
- [horn blares in background]
- [police siren wails]
- [police radio beeps]
- [man on radio] Central to PN002.
Go ahead.
New orders. Transfer the prisoner
to Baruca Correctional Facility.
Can you repeat, Central?
I said take the prisoner
over to Baruca Hill.
- Is that prison still open?
- [cop 2] I don't get it. Wasn't it closed?
[cop 3] We're taking him there
at this hour?
Central, are we sure they're ready
to receive the prisoner at Baruca?
[radio beeps] The warden
is being informed.
[cop 2] Yes, sir.
- Play that song again ♪
- Hmm. Are you sure though?
The baby's got to be safe
and well protected.
- [girl] Hello?
- Hey!
- [boy] Hi.
- [man 3] Hey.
That line took forever.
Why's it always me?
No whining.
I need a puppy.
- Is this the one I asked for?
- [girl] Yeah.
- [woman] You sure?
- I'm sure.
- [phone rings]
- [woman] Don't be so serious.
Cheer up, Ali.
- Here you go.
- A puppy!
Jorge! What's up?
Have you seen the news?
No, why?
They've arrested The Alligator.
They wanna take him to Baruca.
You only have to hold him for the night.
They'll get him in the morning.
[sighs] Look,
who made this call, Jorge?
We don't have the resources or manpower.
They're expecting you there in an hour.
- Sorry.
- [woman] Done.
We're ready.
[man 3 sighs]
- What's wrong?
- Something urgent came up.
I have to go to work.
And dinner?
[man 3Well, small change of plans.
You're comin' with me.
We're gonna go stay with Mom.
Don't start with that.
Guille and Ali aren't going.
Fine, then let the three of us stay here.
I want us to spend the evening together.
Seriously, Dad? In a nuthouse?
- [sighs] I'm going to Mom's.
- Laura, please
- [Laura] See you tomorrow, 'kay?
- Laura
[door slams]
[somber music plays]
[TV reporter] Our top story today.
The Alligator has been identified
and arrested.
The chilling story
Excuse me. Thank you.
began three years ago,
when nine bodies were found wrapped
in trash bags
How are you, Alberto? Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.
- Not that, man. That one.
At the time, detectives found no clues
to help identify the perpetrator
of these awful crimes.
He has since earned the nickname
The Alligator
Hey, cheers.
brutal way in which
he would kill and mutilate his victims.
Three months later,
another 11 bodies were found,
also in trash bags and buried
not far from a residential area.
This discovery had made The Alligator
the most prolific serial killer
in recent history.
As officials were previously
unable to find
[cheerful shouting]
No, no, no, no No, no, no!
No hugging! No, no, no hugging like that.
- I'm going home.
- No, come on.
You haven't finished your beer.
You can tell you don't have
a wife and kids. You can tell.
- No shit.
- Have fun.
- Bye.
- See ya.
- See ya, guys. Bye.
- Bye.
Good evening, gentlemen.
- Well, I'll be damned.
- Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Why are you here?
- Have you bought the girls' gifts?
- What do you think?
- [man 4 laughs] Good.
- [man 5] Hi, Sara.
Merry Christmas.
Why are you here?
Is something wrong?
Got a job for us.
Great. When?
Right now.
Hold on. What do you mean, "right now"?
We gotta tell the others.
It's gonna be quick.
We go in, grab someone,
get them out of there, and then disappear.
- Let's keep it simple.
- Get them out of where?
[suspenseful music plays]
[cop 2] It's Simón Lago.
[woman 2] Yes, yes, we know.
But why on earth would they send him here?
No idea.
The destination changed on the way.
Should we do the paperwork?
Yes, of course. Let's go.
Thanks so much, you guys.
[indistinct chatter]
- You late for something or what?
- No.
- All good.
- Hands on the counter then, buddy.
[man 3] Hey.
[woman 3] Hi.
Aren't we doing a video call?
I'm driving. I have to go into work.
There's an emergency.
What about the kids?
They're coming with. We're all in the car.
- You're taking them with you?
- Yes, Marta.
Taking them to work on Christmas Eve?
Judge is gonna love this.
Let's see if he still thinks
you're Father of the Year after this.
Look, please. Let's not do this.
Listen, Laura didn't want to come.
She's on her way to your place.
- Look, can you have her call me
- [line clicks]
I'm sorry, guys.
[ominous music plays]
- File that record.
- Of course.
- [man 3] Merry Christmas.
- [guard] Merry Christmas.
Here. There you go.
- Go say hi to Raquel.
- Hello.
Oh, wow, an angel!
It's a costume.
A costume, huh?
These are my kids, Guille and Alicia.
They're precious.
Where's he at?
Over in the holding room.
I'll take them to my office.
See you soon!
[Guille] Bye.
Why are there doctors?
They're psychiatrists.
This is where they lock up nutjobs.
If my room was this messy,
you'd kill me, Dad.
I'll be back in half an hour,
and we can have dinner together, hm?
Yeah, we'll eat when you come back.
[music plays through headphones]
- Hi, Edwin. Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.
[door buzzes]
[door buzzes]
[door buzzes]
[man 3] Hi.
Why's The Alligator here?
Last-minute orders.
But he needs to be in maximum security.
They're transferring him
first thing tomorrow.
- Hugo Roca?
- Yes.
Macarena Montes.
I've been asked to join you
as backup for the night.
This is Dr. Elisa Montero.
- A pleasure. Hey.
- Hello.
- Good to have you.
- Thank you.
[on PA] Dr. Luis Ortega,
please report to the infirmary.
Dr. Luis Ortega.
[door creaks and slams shut]
- Good evening.
- Good evening.
Where do we put him?
In a cell in the Green Block
until they come and get him.
I want him handcuffed the whole way there.
[man 6] Of course. We prepared cell 101.
[Hugo] That's great.
Transfer the inmates
from the adjacent cells.
I want him isolated.
[man 6] Yes, of course.
[ominous music plays]
[door buzzes and opens]
[PA] Inmates, the time is 7:50 p.m.
Please be prepared
to return to your cells.
Don't let any of the other inmates
know we have him.
Tell all of our employees to be discreet.
Already covered.
[door clangs]
[door buzzes and opens]
[suspenseful music plays]
[door clangs open]
[music continues]
The judge will be here
at 8:30 tomorrow morning
to take your statement and transfer you.
Dinner will be brought
to your cell at 9:00 p.m.
We can provide you with clean clothes
for your interview with the judge.
Any questions?
This'll be a very long night, Hugo.
[ominous music plays]
[door clangs shut]
- See his eyes?
- Yeah, he's dead inside.
- Who told him my name?
- What now?
- Told who?
- The Alligator. He called me by my name.
It must have been an officer.
Which officer?
I don't know.
Hey, Hugo,
we got the notice for Manuela Muñoz.
Let's go bring this to her.
What did he say?
It was gonna be a long night.
[ominous music increases in volume]
- Where's Manuela?
- In the canteen.
Men and women have separate timetables,
but they share a few joint activities.
Therapeutic stuff.
Sewing and pottery and such.
But watch out because they'll try to
sneak off to the bathroom and, uh,
do stuff.
Do "therapeutic stuff," right?
Good evening.
- Good evening.
- Merry Christmas.
[inmate] Merry Christmas, boss.
Today, we're happy to announce
a new team member.
Macarena Montes. Please welcome her.
[everyone gives greetings]
[music plays over radio]
I believe your lawyer will be getting
in touch with you sometime tomorrow.
It's official.
Your work release.
Congrats, Manuela. You've earned this.
We should celebrate, you know?
[inmate 2] Congrats, Manu.
- [female inmate] Awesome!
- [inmate 2] A work release.
[Elisa] Nuria.
[indistinct chatter]
The idea is for you to help out.
That way you can make connections in here.
Nothing, huh?
Well, then.
I'll see you after Christmas. Yeah?
All right, enjoy your dinner. See you.
[indistinct chatter]
You'll get out.
And where ya gonna go?
[Manuela] What's your problem? You
Why can't you just be happy for me
like a normal person?
'Cause I'm not a normal person.
And you're not normal either.
That's right.
- You are such a bully.
- No one's talking to you.
- You shouldn't be surprised.
- Javi, let's celebrate in peace.
Hm? Come on.
[barks like a dog]
Same every time.
Can someone turn off
that shitty music, already!?
Don't listen. Let's just go.
Come on.
[turns up music]
We got to do that thing.
We got to finish
before you leave this place.
No. I don't want any problems.
I have a work release.
- I don't wanna mess that up.
- You promised.
You can't back out now, all right?
[softly] Okay.
Is this your first post?
Spent two months at Acebuche.
This is different.
It's half prison, half hospital.
- [radio beeps]
- Bastos.
Yes, Diego.
Cherokee's in the yard
with the other inmates.
I'm on my way.
[Diego] Roger that.
Hugo, I gotta go.
It's Red Block.
Take them with.
Okay. Let's head out.
[door slams shut]
[both sigh]
What is it?
[sighs] Why would an officer
tell him my name?
Do you know much about him?
[sighs] Just what I've heard in the news.
That man is nothing like anyone here.
Not only is he a killer,
he's highly intelligent.
He knows how to manipulate and use others.
He said one thing to you, and look at you.
Don't even pay him any attention
and don't speak to him.
Not you or anyone.
What'd you do with the kids?
I had to bring Guille and Alicia
with me tonight.
Give me a second.
Laura was on her way to her mom's.
Hey, it's Laura.
Say what you gotta say after the tone.
Laura, it's Dad. Can you call me
when you get this message, please?
I love you, scamp.
[indistinct chatter]
[phone rings]
Diego, we're going to Red Block.
Via the underground passage.
Okay. We'll open up the passage.
[door buzzes]
[Bastos] Just watch your head.
[man 7] As you can see,
everything's pretty old here.
Baruca's on its last leg.
It's one of the last
psychiatric prisons left.
- [door buzzes]
- They'll shut it down any day.
This is a maintenance passageway.
It connects the different blocks.
Only prison guards use it.
Best not to have your back turned
around here.
Especially around the ones from Red Block.
[door creaking and slamming]
- [beeping]
- [indistinct chatter]
They're generally well-behaved.
But you never know what they're gonna do.
[Bastos] The Red Block yard.
It gives us the most trouble.
No two cell blocks ever mix here.
[Bastos] People, it's time.
Time to go in. Let's go.
Come on, inside, let's go.
- Let's go.
- Come on, boss, just a little longer.
Syringe, come on.
Rules are rules, all right?
Dammit. Don't be a hardass.
[clanging on metal]
Hey, the birds!
- Carmelo!
- [clanging stops]
- Buy me a few minutes more.
- Okay.
[clanging resumes]
Martín, what's going on?
Cherokee. I said in your cells at 8:00.
Come on, boss. It's Christmas. And her?
This is Montes. She's new here.
Hey, Montes.
You're gonna get eaten alive in here.
[Bastos] Where's Carmelo?
Taking a dump.
[Bastos] Carmelo.
Son of a bitch.
What was that now?
What did I say?
Go on. Hand me the ball and go in now.
- Just one more.
- The ball, Cherokee.
Boss, it's Christmas.
Cherokee. The ball.
- Just one more.
- Give me the ball.
- It's Christmas.
- Now!
[inmates exclaim]
It's Christmas.
[inmates jeering]
[inmates yelling and whooping]
You two stay and wait out here.
[inmate 3] Way to go, Cherokee!
[inmate 4] Well done, brother.
[inmate 5] All right
Good to have you back.
[inmates chattering and laughing]
Over there.
[inmates cheering and jeering]
[inmates continue chatting]
[inmates jeer and yell]
Get in there.
[inmates whoop]
[inmate 4] Welcome back, Cherokee!
[inmates yelling]
What's your deal?
- [gasps]
- [inmates shouting]
- [groans]
- What was all that?
- Huh?
- [groans]
- Hey, let me handle this, okay?
- What are you doing?
Yes, we've seen
Doctor. Doctor.
[inmates continue shouting]
Hold on. I'll call you back.
[Cherokee groans in pain]
Let's get you to the infirmary.
I'm fine.
I'm fine. I mean it. Relax, man.
Nothing happened here. Right, Bastos?
Cherokee, I have to check those bruises.
Doc, I'm telling you it's nothing.
Hm? See?
Dr. Espada, I can explain.
[Cherokee gasps]
[sighs and moans in pain]
Hey, you okay?
No, of course not. Does it look like I am?
- Where's Hugo?
- In Green Block with Dr. Montero.
Why did you let him through?
I tried to stop him.
Let's go.
[ominous music plays]
Hey, listen. Just listen. The present
I put the present in the closet
to hide it from Ariadna.
Listen, the yellow one is hers, okay?
Bye. I'll see you later, okay?
[call disconnects]
- Ready?
- [Ruso] Yeah.
[man 4] Richi.
Good to go.
On the move.
[suspenseful music plays]
[Sara] I've got the jammers
all in place, boss.
She blames me
for everything with her mother.
And have you tried explaining it?
There's nothing there to explain.
She knows about it.
But she thinks that it's my fault.
[Dr. Espada] Elisa.
- Doctor.
- Bastos attacked another inmate.
- Who?
- Cherokee.
- [sighs] Right
- No, not, "right."
You can't keep looking
the other way. He's
He's an animal.
- I know, but
- But what?
It's under control.
I hope so. Because if you don't handle it,
then I will, all right?
So It's your choice.
- [Hugo] For fuck's sake
- No, he's right on this.
- He terrifies the patients.
- The inmates.
No, the patients.
Remember they're here to get treated, huh?
But you guys forget that.
Sorry, I just got a message from Laura.
[voice trembles] Dad
- What is it?
- I'm sorry. [sobs]
They told me that
if you don't do as they say,
they'll kill me, Dad.
[ominous music plays]
I'm so sorry about this, Dad. [sobs]
[cell door slams]
- [pants]
- [door buzzes]
Open the cell!
[shouting inaudibly]
[door buzzes]
Where's my daughter?
So then you got the message?
Tell me where my daughter is now!
Hugo, focus.
[grunting and panting]
Where is she?
You're out of time, Hugo.
[chains rattling]
[suspenseful music continues]
- [click]
- [beeping]
[electricity crackles]
[mechanics powering down]
[indistinct panicked chatter]
They're all here.
[indistinct shouting]
So they just turned off the lights?
[inmate 6] Who turned off the lights?
It's not just here.
The whole prison's dark.
[Bastos] What the fuck's going on?
There's no signal.
- [grunts]
- [moans]
They've come here for me.
Tell me where she is.
if you will help me
then you'll help her.
There's no signal.
Cell phones aren't working either.
Access booth, Bastos here. Come in.
[attacker 1] On your knees!
I said on your knees, asshole!
Put your hands on your head.
[brakes squeal]
[attackers yelling and threatening]
- Nothing.
- What about Admissions?
- [attackers yelling and threatening]
- [inmates panicking]
[attacker 2] Fucking move it! Go!
Admissions, Bastos here. Raquel, come in.
- [attacker 2] Move.
- Oh my God.
[attacker 2] Go! [indistinct yelling]
What's happening?
Tell me what's going on.
They're attacking the prison.
They're coming in, Hugo.
[suspenseful music continues]
- Hugo!
- Come on.
What's going on?
What's he doing here?
They're coming for him.
Who is?
I don't know.
They have the block surrounded.
There's maybe 15 or 20 of them.
I'm not sure.
You think
you're breaking out of here, huh?
- It's not a jailbreak.
- Then what the hell are you doing?
[three knocks on door]
[window cover slides open]
[man 4] I wanna talk to Hugo Roca.
Hugo, are you there?
Yeah, I'm here.
You and I need to talk.
Make it quick. The Civil Guard is coming.
No, Hugo, no.
No one's on their way
'cause all the phones are down.
Landlines and cell phones.
So you listen carefully.
Here's the situation.
We've come here to take Simón Lago.
You have two options.
You can hand him over,
and we'll just leave.
Or you can refuse.
And if that's the case,
we'll come in and take him the hard way.
And believe me,
it won't be pretty.
You have one minute.
[Bastos] Shit.
What do we do?
[suspenseful music plays quietly]
The door's still shut, Hugo.
Are you gonna risk your life
and the life of everyone there
for that son of a bitch?
You know who he is, right?
Do you know the things he's done? Huh?
Is that a no?
[tense music plays]
It's a no.
Everyone to the canteen.
[Bastos] Come on. Let's go.
You heard him, go. Let's move.
Everyone upstairs, come on.
Move it. Let's go. Come on, quickly.
Put this on.
[man 4] Make them come out.
They come out,
we take Simón Lago, and we're outta here.
[Ruso] Get ready.
Who has my daughter?
A few friends.
If you do as they say,
she'll be just fine.
When'll they release her?
In the morning.
Once the judge arrives
and I can speak with him.
Then we'll be rid of all of our problems.
Come on.
[tense music plays]
- [glass shatters]
- [gasps]
- [inmate 6] Fuck! What's going on?
- [inmates screaming]
[man 7] Everyone against the wall, please!
Get away from the doors, please.
Javi, get away from the door.
Up against the wall!
Everyone stay away from the door!
- Is that fire? Is that fire?
- Spike, with the others.
Spike, with the others! It's not a fire.
Step back with the others.
- [coughing]
- [screaming]
[Bastos] That's enough.
Everybody step back.
Hey, what's going on, huh?
Relax, Javi. Everything's fine.
Away from the door.
Everything's fine.
Everything's okay. Stay calm
Hey! There's smoke coming in!
[panicked yelling over each other]
Okay, okay, okay.
[man 7] Stay calm, please.
[panicked yelling continues]
- [coughing]
- Admissions!
Is someone gonna tell us
what's going on out there?
- Where are the kids?
- They're in my office.
- Can you see them?
- No.
[Elisa] No.
There are people in Admissions. Oh God.
[Elisa] Hugo.
[metal bangs]
Hugo, come on.
- They're both fine.
- Okay.
I'm sure they're okay.
[tense music plays]
Can you call Dad, please?
Hey, Dad. Finally.
We've been waiting for you
over half an hour.
Oh, it's just a drill?
He says it's a drill, he'll be back soon,
and we should wait here, okay?
Wait. Let me talk to him.
He ended the call.
[Ruso] They're not coming out.
What do we do?
[man 4] You're about to find out.
[car engine starts]
[ominous music plays]
And who's he?
Simón, the new guy.
- [Spike] I thought she was the new one.
- The other new one.
Who's out there?
We're not sure.
- [inmate 7] Why are they attacking us?
- To get in here, obviously.
Yeah, to get in for what?
What do you think? To take someone.
- [inmate 7] Why, why
- Of course. It's a jailbreak.
Look, we don't know
if this is a jailbreak.
For now, we don't know anything.
Help's gonna get here soon.
Hey! What the fuck is going on?
You told me that we'd go in,
they'd give us Simón,
and we'd be outta here.
It's complicated, Ruso.
Well, why don't we just leave then?
We can't leave without Simón Lago.
But why not?
We just can't.
I want to know exactly what
we're putting our necks on the line for
and who the fuck this guy is.
Get those three outside.
[man 4] Hugo.
- Yes.
- I want you to look out the window.
You and all the other guards
listening to this.
No one leaves here.
[panicked breathing]
[man 4] Give me Simón Lago.
[shaky breathing]
[quiet panting and crying]
[quietly crying] Hugo.
I'm sorry. I can't give you Simón Lago.
Please, you don't have to do this.
[man 4] Give me Simón Lago, Hugo.
This is your last chance.
[heavy breathing]
[tense music plays]
[man 4] Get ready. We're going in.
[electric saw whines]
[electric saw continues]
[Hugo] Mom loves you so much.
You know that, right?
And I do too.
- [Laura] I miss her.
- [Hugo] I know.
I know you do, scamp.
[Laura] No, wait. [laughing]
[Hugo] In the pool you go!
[Laura laughs]
[Laura] Excuse me
Just stay down there.
- Please let me go.
- Shut up.
Please, let me out of here.
- Just be still.
- I haven't done
I said don't move. Lie back down.
No, just I haven't done anything.
I don't know why I'm here.
- Quiet!
- [crying] Please stop the car.
- I said, quiet!
- Stop the car, please. Let me go!
- Don't move. Lie down.
- Please stop the car.
- Don't move. Lie down! Shut up!
- Please let me go!
- Stop the car, I said! Stop the car!
- Stay where you are!
- [tires screeching]
- Let go!
[horn honking]
[theme music plays]
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