The Surrogacy (2023) s01e19 Episode Script

Episode 19

[somber music playing]
[door opens]
What happened with Julia?
She left with your brother,
apparently, to go find their son.
But they just left Tessa here
like they didn't care.
Of course, they care, Mama.
But they've waited for years
to find that boy.
Only this time, I'll get to him first.
Pascal convinced Luciano
to come in for an interview
because I want to have that time
to have a talk with Yeni.
Good idea.
Make sure you convince that woman
to disappear.
I can put up with Carlos and Julia
having contact with their son,
but that boy,
he will never be a member of this family.
The deal we made with Roberto and Pascal
was justice for the women in the protocol
but it won't be enough for them
to see Briseno behind bars, darling.
It won't. No.
They'll be coming after Arturo.
Will you hand him over?
[opening theme music playing]
[knocks on door]
[intense music plays]
Thank you.
Have a nice day.
Hey, Roberto.
Are you at home?
- Can we talk?
- I'm just heading out but
Listen, Julia and I
are in Yeni's hometown.
We went to visit Mubu's grave
and saw Cuca's right next to his,
which makes me think that all this time
Sonia and Francisco
knew that Yeni was alive
and they never told us.
- So they must be in Puebla?
- Yes. Exactly.
- I'll wait for you here.
- Okay.
- Be quick.
- Of course.
- We'll head right over.
- Great.
There's nothing else online.
We'll go see Roberto.
He'll know what to do. Come on.
It should only take us about two hours.
[door lock clicks]
[Keyus] What's wrong?
Keyus, I can't find Luciano.
What do you mean?
Where could he have gone?
I don't know. I went to his room
to see how he's doing and he was gone.
Don't worry.
He can't have gotten far with that sprain.
That's what I figured, so I went looking
and talked to the neighbors
but no one saw him at all.
- Did he take clothes, food, his backpack?
- No.
All his stuff is still there.
I saw it. Nothing's missing but
- Oh, no.
- What? Yeni?
Keyus, he took the money that
we keep in here in case of emergency.
Okay. Take it easy, Yeni.
But we need to act fast.
Francisco mentioned
that Kika was contacted by a reporter
because they wanted to talk to Luciano.
Okay. That's something.
I'm gonna call Francisco right now.
You get in touch with the police
so they can issue an alert,
maybe an AMBER alert,
so we can find him as soon as possible.
Stay calm, Yeni.
He'll be fine.
[tense music playing]
[car engine rumbles]
[Pascal] Come on, Fer.
Pick up your damn phone.
Listen, things have gotten complicated.
Yeni got the cops to issue an AMBER alert
when she realized Luciano had run off.
Also, um, Kika, the girl from Twitter,
is actually Francisco's daughter.
She found out that we'd be here
in Marcela's office
so they'll most likely show up here.
Can you please call me back?
We need to talk about this mess. Bye.
[indistinct chatter]
If you're afraid of heights,
then you should step away.
I actually love heights.
- I'm a Volador.
- Hmm.
The reason I'm here, ma'am,
is to tell you that
I'll never look down in shame again
- or hide from anyone.
- Mm-hmm.
Is that something you got
from your mother?
Did she say you had to hide?
My mom was forced to hide
because of your family,
the ones who rejected me
for being born with club foot. Look
I walk fine
because she got me treatment,
besides teaching me values
that I never would've learned
with you people.
That's why I'm dressed like this,
so you know you're not the only ones
who rejected me,
but at least other people
don't threaten me
and make us hide like criminals.
That's only one side of the story.
I trust my mom's side.
And since we didn't do anything wrong,
from now on,
we're gonna live without you bothering us
because if you threaten my mom again,
you'll have to deal with me.
She's not alone anymore.
She has me to defend her.
I'm going to an interview
with a journalist now,
but before telling the whole world
that I'm here,
I thought you should hear it
from me directly.
Are you okay?
Wait, wait, wait, wait. I'll help you.
You're Fernanda, right?
How do you know who I am?
I saw you on the website
when I looked it up to come here.
Hold on. That looks painful. Let's sit.
- Come on.
- No. I don't need your help.
I think you do
because you ran away
and now the police are looking for you.
We need to fix this
with your mother, Luciano,
otherwise she will have trouble
with the police.
Come with me. I'll help you.
Nestor, please come around.
I need you to meet me
at the executive floor elevators.
Thank you.
- Hi there.
- Hello.
- I need to, uh
- [Pascal] Yeni?
- Are you Pascal?
- Yes.
- Where's my son?
- He
[Marcela] Hasn't shown up.
Of course, you're behind this.
Yes, Yeni.
We've been looking for you.
- Why?
- To help you.
Every time you say that,
my son and I pay.
Now, where can I find Luciano?
- [sighs]
- [Yeni] Sweetheart?
Yeni, please wait.
- Luciano?
- I told you he's not here.
Where is he?
Listen, please,
because what I have to say is true.
We thought both of you died
in the explosion,
but when we got the results
of the forensic investigation,
we realized it wasn't you two.
It was another mother and son
from the protocol.
And how did you lure my son here?
Trust me, we never even talk to him Yeni.
It all went through Kika.
If you'd really wanted
to set things right,
you should have talked to an adult,
not a child.
- I agree. We should have.
- My son is a minor.
You tricked him
into coming here with lies.
We've already contacted the authorities.
You're gonna have to explain this
to the police.
Let's go.
[phone rings]
No, sorry I couldn't pick up
because we were talking to Marcela.
No, she's right here. I'll put her on.
Just a second. Francisco.
- No, Francisco.
- Excuse me.
He should have been here by now.
- Have you seen him?
- You know how Kika is though.
- He's about this tall.
- No, she only showed him
how to use the subway or the bus
since he doesn't have any money.
He actually does because he took the stash
that's for emergencies, and now he's gone.
Kika and I are at the bus station
right now,
asking if anyone's seen him around.
I'll let you know.
What'd he say?
[Pascal] Yeni. Yeni.
I'm glad I caught you.
Okay. Fernanda just called me.
Luciano's with her.
He went to the company headquarters
and he wants you to call them.
- Yeni, I'll go with you.
- No.
[tense music playing]
[Carlos] Why didn't you tell me?
I asked you so many times
if you had any news about Yeni
and you never said a damn thing,
but when you did,
you went and told Fer?
It was Pascal.
He's the link between Yeni
and your mother.
I told you.
I told you, Carlos.
They're doing the same thing
behind our backs.
We don't have time to hash that out.
Luciano must be
in Marcela's office by now.
[phone rings]
- That's her.
- Please let me talk to her.
No. I can tell him now.
He's right here with Julia.
They're looking for him too.
Let me talk.
- [Julia] Roberto?
- What's wrong?
Your sister has Luciano.
She can't do this.
She can't do this.
What are you doing?
I'm getting all these years
of pent-up rage off my chest.
- [phone beeps]
- [Julia] Her phone's turned off.
We'll go there then. Come on.
I'll come with you.
[tense music playing]
We've had this conversation
a million times
about not chatting with strangers,
hadn't we?
This guy, Pascal,
is a friend of Roberto's and of Marcela.
And you know who Marcela is?
Marcela is the doctor
who helped the Huizars
with Yeni's pregnancy, okay?
And none of them care
that it was all illegal.
But he's not with the Huizars.
You don't understand, do you?
I do though, Papa.
I just didn't think
I was doing anything wrong.
I just wanted to help Luciano.
He's tired of all the discrimination.
- That's so embarrassing.
- Where did he come from?
- Did you see the video?
- What a loser.
Yeah. That's crazy.
[indistinct chatter]
[Nico] Is Luciano my cousin?
That Totonac guy?
Don't bother lying
because I saw the look on your face.
He's Julia's son,
but you cannot breathe a word
of this to your cousin,
not until her parent's decide
what they'll do.
- You guys.
- What a loser.
Did you see that the guy
you're making fun of has gone missing?
Tessa, don't you think it's weird
how your mom reacted to that video?
That's just her.
You know that. She's such a softie.
She cries over stray dogs in the streets,
so does this guy.
[indistinct chatter]
Please wait.
I'm sorry, ma'am.
I tried to have her wait but
Please leave us alone.
Of course.
- Where is my son?
- Your son?
Well, he was here earlier
but then he left.
I asked that reception and
they told me that he was signed in
when he arrived but never signed out.
Where is he?
- What are you doing?
- Don't touch me!
Don't put your hands on me again.
If you don't give me back my son,
my hands will be around your neck
strangling you.
- I'm going to call security.
- Go ahead.
Meanwhile, I'll call the police
to tell them that you kidnapped Luciano.
I'd say the one who held that boy hostage
in a bubble with the other ethnics
was you.
I won't stand for you mocking us.
And don't you dare accuse me
of your failure,
because I'm not the one
who lured him out of hiding.
He is the one who showed up here
and walked out on his own.
But it's possible that a big city building
like this is new to him,
so maybe he got lost.
May I?
Can you tell security
to check all the cameras?
We're looking for the boy
who came to my office earlier.
Yes, the one in the costume.
I can't get to my phone right now.
Please leave a message.
[clicks tongue]
- She still has it off.
- Like mother, like daughter, right?
I told you this would happen.
Let's not assume the worst
but it is a possibility.
Hold on. Hold on. Hold on both of you.
Fernanda's always kept her word with us
and without her,
Briseno wouldn't be under investigation.
She has to have some other motivation
that we don't know about.
I'm sure that's what's going on here.
Or perhaps
I just know Fernanda better than you do.
- That's all.
- [scoffs]
Are you sleeping with her?
It's so much more than that, Marcela.
Of course it is.
Sure. Sure.
Now, it's crystal clear
that you're not making decisions
with your brain.
Stop it.
Did you know?
I went through this a long time ago.
I'm not about to tell someone
what to do between the sheets.
Oh, my God, Roberto.
Either you're being obtuse
or complete idiots
to think that these people
are able to change.
The Huizars don't change
no matter how much time goes by.
Sooner or later,
their true colors will show.
- Where is he?
- He's here.
We can have a few minutes with him
but then we take him back to Yeni.
- Where is he?
- Why is he with you?
- Where is he?
- I just wanna make up
- for what I did.
- Where is he?
He's in there.
[dramatic music playing]
[Julia] My baby.
I can't believe it.
The last time that I held you in my arms,
you were still so little.
What are you trying to say?
That you regret leaving me
and my mom alone on a park bench?
Everything has an explanation.
We looked for you for many years.
I asked we asked your mother, Yeni,
to let us see you.
She wouldn't let us.
We thought that both of you
had died in the fire.
Eventually, we found out
that wasn't the case
and we never, ever stopped
looking for you since then.
I swear.
You didn't protect me from Nora
like my mom has done
since the day I was born.
She hid me so well
that I didn't have a normal childhood
but it was happy.
She gave me everything.
I only see you two as the ones
who provided my embryo.
You're not my parents.
I don't care about your name
or your money.
All I want to tell you,
like I told Nora, and it's why I'm here,
you need to leave us in peace.
I understand that you're frustrated
and angry with us,
but if there's one thing you should know,
that we both swear to you,
is that you have always been wanted.
We tried so hard to have you
and even without knowing you,
we love you.
Security saw you leaving
with Luciano in the car.
We're together, yes.
Yes, with Julia and Carlos.
- We love you.
- Fer?
Yes. It's Yeni.
She's with mom.
It's fine.
- Please believe me.
- She's with her?
- At the office.
- Give me that.
Ma, listen to me. I know Yeni's there.
Put her on.
It's Carlos.
Give me back my son.
- can we talk first?
- No, we can't.
You're not going to lay down
any conditions to hand over Luciano.
According to the law, I am his mother.
There's also an active police alert.
So if you don't give him back,
I'll create a scandal and I will accuse
the Huizar family of kidnapping.
Keyus is downstairs waiting
to hear that I'm all right.
But if you don't do what I ask, Carlos,
my next phone call is to tell him
to call everyone
involved in Luciano's missing child report
and that will not be good for your family.
Please, Yeni, I proposed we settle this
as calmly as possible
without causing more trouble for anyone.
Is that good?
We'll bring him to you.
Please, can you forgive me?
I wanted to help
but now I've made things worst.
Don't worry, Fer. I know.
Your intentions were good.
Don't answer your phone.
Your mother is at headquarters.
- I told her we'd take you back to her.
- All right.
I don't wanna lose my son again.
What's going on?
- What'd she tell you?
- Yeni is at the office with my mom.
She is very upset.
Come on. Let's go.
Come on.
You've changed.
Yes, thanks to you.
I do owe you that.
- And the fact that you left me Luciano.
- Hmm.
Look, we agree on something.
No. The only agreement the two of us
we'll ever have
is that my son will never
come into contact with you again.
There hadn't been any contact until now.
And even though you put all those ideas
about your race into his head,
he can't deny that he's a Huizar.
He reminds me so much of Carlos
at that age.
However, unlike Carlos,
Luciano inherited my character,
my temperament.
- He's like me.
- No.
You don't know him.
The few minutes he was here
was plenty of time to size him up.
You might have brought him into the world
but you will never see yourself in him
like I do.
But I know how to recognize
a good person, Nora,
and Luciano has my values.
Luckily, all that can be remedied,
but not our instincts.
What's inside us.
[tense music playing]
Good afternoon.
How are you?
You don't look like your profile picture.
The picture is Pascal's.
I'm Roberto.
And I'm Marcela.
- Yeah. My dad told me all about you two.
- Yes.
I told her what type of people you are,
how manipulative you are,
and why we didn't want you to know
that Yeni and Luciano were alive.
After you hear what it is
we need to tell you,
we think you'll see that was a mistake
on your part.
You know what, sweetie?
We should go wait outside.
- Let's go, Kika.
- Good idea.
- Come on.
- Sweetheart, please go.
Tessa is Yeni's biological child.
These are the results of the DNA
testing that Carlos had asked for.
This is a bad joke, right?
It's very easy to check.
If Yeni wants,
then we could do another DNA analysis.
Although, I knew right away
- when I saw Tessa's birthmark.
- Hold on.
I don't understand.
Why are you giving this to me?
Because Marcela already tried
to discuss it with Yeni with no success.
And now she could think
Carlos is lying to her.
But she'll listen to you.
Medically speaking, it's complicated,
but if Yeni wants a through explanation,
I am here for her.
[phone vibrates]
[tense music playing]
- [knocks on door]
- [door opens]
Where is my son?
He's in Fer's office.
He's fine.
so grateful to see you
and know you're well.
That you and my son are all right.
Sorry, I can't say the same, Carlos,
because all you do is bring us harm.
No. I give you my word,
that won't happen, hmm?
No one's gonna hurt you or my son.
I promise.
Where is he?
Come. I'll take you.
[Luciano] Hey.
- Sweetheart.
- Mama.
Luciano, you can't ever do this
to me again.
You don't know how much it hurt
thinking you might be in danger.
I'm sorry but I had to tell them
that we're not gonna hide anymore,
as if we've done something wrong.
I wanted to come home but Fernanda
said you told the police I was missing
and that if I didn't go with her,
you'd be the one to get in trouble.
I'm sorry.
This is what they do, sweetheart.
These people manipulate and lie
to everyone.
I'm sorry that you had to experience
their deceit firsthand
but now you have a better idea
of who I had to protect you against.
From us? Yes, Yeni. But
- Hey, Fer, just don't say anything.
- Carlos.
- I'm serious.
- Your son has the right to know
- that you fought for him always.
- Fer.
It's not fair
that you should pay for our mistakes.
Come on, Luciano.
We're not listening to this.
No, no, no, no.
If anyone's leaving, it's her.
Fer, could you leave us alone.
your father never,
ever stopped looking for you.
Yeni, I'm gonna ask you
not to leave her with my son
thinking that I rejected him too,
and that you tell him the truth.
How hard did I look for you?
How many times did I ask about him?
I was being threatened.
You never told me.
Not once.
The day of the explosion,
you and I talked, in person,
and I begged you to let me meet my son,
but what did you say?
I nearly lost my mind
thinking that you two
were inside that place and that you died.
And when they told us
that you were both alive,
that's when I found out you'd moved
and taken him far from me,
so there would be no contact between us.
Can you please tell him that truth?
I needed to get away from everything
your family represents for me.
Pain, persecution, discrimination.
Yeni's right. Carlos, she's right.
I've wanted to leave so many times.
So why do you stay?
And you're with her and all the people
who've made us suffer.
I know. It's complicated
but there's an explanation for all of it.
Well, I'm not interested in hearing it.
And this is the last time you see my son.
The last time.
- Let's go, Luciano.
- Okay.
- We can't let them go.
- No, no, no.
Not like this, Carlos.
- Julia.
- Yeni!
- Julia.
- Yeni, please listen to me!
- What?
- Please.
You listen to me.
Luciano, go and wait for me outside.
- I won't be long.
- No, Ma. I'll wait.
I don't wanna leave you alone with them.
Luciano, I just need a couple minutes
but not with you here.
Please go.
Yeni, please listen.
What you did to my son is despicable.
I could only reveal the truth to him
in pieces
so it wouldn't be so overwhelming.
And I haven't even told them
that you're murderers.
Because what happened to Beatriz
and the others wasn't an attack.
What do you mean?
Everyone knows that it was an attack.
Roberto and I, the victim's families
read all those reports.
They planted explosives
and those involved were Briseno's enemies.
Only Balo told me that Arturo gave him
orders to get rid of me
and he's sure that you're the ones
who actually planned that explosion
- What?
- to kill him, my son, and me.
Hold on. Hold on. Hold on.
Let's back it up please, okay?
Uh, what do you mean?
Because I accept we both do,
that our actions hurt you,
but neither my mother or Fer or we
- are capable of something like that.
- Never.
Sure, because you have
your acceptable levels of evil.
Yeni, are you seriously gonna blame us
for something you heard
from a criminal like Balo?
I have proof Carlos.
And you know what?
I'm willing to do whatever it takes
to defend my son,
even if that means you two end up in jail.
Yeni, please.
- Yeni, don't go!
- No, no, no. Julia. Julia.
- Julia, listen to me.
- She's leaving with my son. Let go.
- She's leaving with my
- You're making a scene. Stop.
Hey, listen to me.
Just listen for a second.
Give her a minute.
She's angry and upset. I know her.
She won't listen now. Let her calm down
- and then we can talk to her.
- I'm not waiting anymore.
- I'm done with waiting.
- Come on. Wait a second.
You just had to do your good deed,
didn't you, Fernanda?
I only got out in front of what
was bound to happen anyway, Mom.
- And we scored a point in our favor.
- Oh, please.
My brother has no other choice
than to keep trusting us now.
What better proof of sincerity
than giving him his son?
If I didn't know you,
I would believe you,
just like all of those reporters
who you somehow managed to fool.
Mom, you can't always have your way.
And just this once,
you should believe in the good
that I'm doing
- because I'm doing it for you.
- Give me a break.
Think about it.
Carlos didn't forgive you
because you deserved it.
He did it because you needed it,
even if you're too blind to see it.
But he could always change his mind,
especially since he's starting to find out
everything his son went through.
I'm going to believe you this time,
but it wasn't necessary
to force a meeting with Luciano,
because just as he came here
on his own two feet,
he'll do it again,
but next time he will stay.
[phone rings]
I have to go.
Julia, she's not gonna listen,
especially after what she heard from Balo.
- I have to try.
- Julia, come one.
This is not the right time.
It might push Luciano further away.
I don't want that either,
but the only way to keep her
from disappearing with our son again
is to tell her Tessa's hers.
Yeni, I just need a second.
Tessa is your daughter.
I know that Marcela
tried to tell you once.
Yes, but after you tried to steal Luciano,
you turned your back on her.
Because it was the best thing to do
for my son.
Tell her.
Tell her Tessa is hers.
It's rather difficult to explain
and it must be even harder to hear, Yeni,
but, yes, she's telling the truth.
- She is yours.
- The only truth here
is that I can't believe how far
you two are willing to go.
- Let's go home.
- Sure.
Yeni, I would never use
my daughter for my own gain.
- You're doing it now.
- She's not.
Yeni, we'd like a chance
to tell you exactly what happened.
What do you want?
To trade me for your daughter?
- No. No.
- No. Of course, we don't, Luciano.
Julia, we should go.
Come on.
Please listen.
Tessa has the same birthmark
on her stomach as you do.
Can you go see Keyus, sweetheart?
Go. Please.
I'm sorry for any child
born into this world
and raised by a woman like you,
willing to sacrifice her
at a time like this.
I wouldn't have to tell my son
he's not of my blood.
I have no reason to.
Julia, honestly,
learn how to be a mother,
then maybe you can ask
to be treated like one.
The day you're brave enough
to acknowledge the truth
is the day you're free to judge me.
You will see whether or not
I've done my job as a mother,
because, like you, I have raised and loved
my child who is not of my blood.
Believe me when I say
I find this all so painful
because I know a child is forever.
[car engine revs]
[dramatic music playing]
[closing theme music playing]
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