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105 Best Quotes from Netflix’s The Chosen One (Season 2)

The Chosen One, also titled O Escolhido, is a Brazilian television series on Netflix that premiered in 2019. Featuring Renan Tenca in its titular role, the drama follows a conflicted man as returned Jesus Christ, destined to heal mankind from disease and trouble. Residing in a remote village in the Pantanal, the Chosen One’s course is thrown into disarray when three doctors arrive to vaccinate the community.

Suspenseful, intense, and provoking, The Chosen One presents a compelling picture of our grapple with faith and science. Coupled with beautiful landscapes and costumes, its story delivers viewers onto a journey of great depth about the human heart.

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Here’s the scoop on our favorite quotes from Season 2 of The Chosen One!

1. “The Serpent is Back.” -Dr. Damião Almeida

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Renan Tenca as The Chosen One in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019

Deep in the forest, Dr. Damião Almeida is found trapped in a cocoon. He delivers a chilling announcement to his rescuers: the Chosen One’s nemesis, the Serpent, has returned. The evil force comes bearing chaos and destruction.

2. “The blessing will not come.” -Dr. Damião Almeida

3. “That’s the price of healing outsiders.” -Zulmira

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4. “He thinks you are part of some bigger divine plan.” -Santiago

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Lourinelson Vladimir as Santiago in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019

Santiago is the Chosen One’s eldest brother. Solemn and rigid, he dislikes Damião’s presence in the village— seeing him as a symbol of modern medicine that rivals the Chosen One’s influence.

5. “There’s no reason to doubt what’s written.” -The Chosen One

6. “Welcome aboard to the boat that will take you to the miracles of Aguazul.” -Silvino

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Aguazul is the Chosen One’s village. Many of the injured and sick arrive there in hopes of being cured by him. Mysterious and almost magical, the place has drawn much attention from media in the outside world.

7. “Some of the Chosen One’s decisions are hard to accept.” -Dr. Damião Almeida

8. “Sometimes I don’t think you understand the privilege of being accepted here.” -Mateus

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Mariano Mattos Martins as Mateus in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019

More fiery-tempered and impatient, Mateus is the Chosen One’s second eldest brother. Like Santiago, he dislikes the doctor Damião but is willing to bend the rules at times for his own benefit.

9. “That’s the kind of leader that you are. The kind of leader that people follow because they love him, not fear him.” -Dr. Damião Almeida

10. “This place is dangerous, even for me.” -Mateus

Mateus warns Damião against his interference with the village’s workings. He tells the doctor that Aguazul, albeit sacred, is a complex community surrounded by threats.

11. “There are things that only the Chosen One can see.” -Mateus

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Renan Tenca as The Chosen One in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019

12. “The purpose of my life is saving the Chosen One. I couldn’t ask for a better blessing.” -Angelina

Angelina is the Chosen One’s current Life, believed to be of angelic descent and holy blood. A life is someone who dedicates themselves to ensuring the Chosen One’s survival, even if it means sacrificing their own.

13. “I am full of Life.” -Angelina

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(L to R) Kiko Vianello as Dr. Alberto Lorenzo, Alli Willow as Angelina in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Although ever-faithful to the Chosen One, Angelina has fallen ill. To keep himself from Death’s harm, the Chosen One must select a new Life to replace her.

14. “We know more than the doctors.” -Silvino

15. “That is his real name. He has no other name.” -Silvino

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Francisco Gaspar as Silvino in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Silvino drives the boat which brings ailed visitors to the village. He is a sincere, honest man loyal to the Chosen One, as he and his wife had been cured by the saintly figure in the past.

16. “Did you forget I’m already dead?” -as Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

17. “There are no victims or villains here, Lúcia.” -Dr. Enzo Vergani

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Gutto Szuster as Dr. Enzo Vergani in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Dr. Enzo Vergani returns to the village with his colleague, Dr. Lúcia Santeiro, who is plagued by a mysterious disease. The two share a strained relationship over the events of the last season. Enzo has brought Lúcia to the Chosen One in exchange for knowledge about his saintly powers.

18. “And no heroes either.” -Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

19. “The Chosen One does heal. His love for us is immense.” -Choir

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Alli Willow as Angelina in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

The Chosen One’s rituals are often intense, filled with chanting, singing, and props. Angelina is his close assistant, responsible for affirming the ailed’s faith in the Chosen One and God.

20. “Is that what you bring to me? The doubt that you call disease.” -The Chosen One

21. “Against the evil of this world, God is all we need.” -Choir

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Renan Tenca in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

On this particular day, the Chosen One appears to cure a man with a wound on his head. Afterward, he turns to a young woman using crutches, before quickly realizing that she does not actually need them.

22. “Do you believe in the Chosen One?” -Angelina

23. “Diseases exist to remind us that our bodies are made of clay. And I exist to remind you that this clay was shaped by the fingers of God.” -The Chosen One

24. “You come from a land full of lies.” -The Chosen One

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Furious about her deceit, the Chosen One confronts the young woman. She reveals herself to be Eva, a journalist determined to uncover the veracity of his identity.

25. “I came all the way here to test your sainthood, to share it with the world.” -Eva

26. “Your poison has already reached me. They called me a charlatan.” -The Chosen One

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(L to R) Renan Tenca as The Chosen One, Giselle Itié as Eva in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Witnessing the Chosen One’s ability to see through her lie, Eva now believes he truly is extraordinary. She wants to spread the story of Aguazul and its miracles through her work.

27. “Your sacred calling. Your message. As told by yourself.” -Dr. Damião Almeida

28. “I can help you tell the real story.” -Eva

29. “The images will speak for themselves. They’ll convince the world.” -Eva

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Giselle Itié as Eva in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

With Chosen One’s permission, Eva is permitted to stay in the village and record his doings. Although wary of the outsider, he thinks Eva can bring greater credibility to his name.

30. “I can’t cure my life. It’s my life who cures me.” -The Chosen One

31. “I’m just a normal woman. I don’t deserve any of this.” -Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

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(L to R) Paloma Bernardi as Dr. Lúcia Santeiro, Renan Tenca as The Chosen One in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Against her wishes, the Chosen One keeps Lúcia locked in one of the village’s buildings. He thinks she is destined to be his new Life, though her worsening condition proves otherwise.

32. “What does God mean to you, Damião?” -Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

33. “Milk is bitter with water, but it’s not because of the taste. It’s because of the reason you have to mix it.” -Dr. Damião Almeida

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Pedro Caetano as Dr. Damião Almeida in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Sent to check up on Lúcia, Damião tells his former colleague about his difficult childhood. He recounts days of living in poverty with insufficient food, and how that has impacted his relationship with God.

34. “Sun is darkness because you can’t separate night and day?” -Dr. Enzo Vergani

35. “I am a human before being a doctor.” -Dr. Damião Almeida

Eva asks Damião why he seems so complacent with the village’s odd rules. He replies that spending time in the deeply religious community has made him more understanding of its distrust of medicine. Instead of treating it as backward, he has learned to approach such suspicion with patience.

36. “Faith also hurts.” -The Chosen One

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Alli Willow as Angelina in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

37. “Where is the balance in all of this?” -Santiago

38. “The Doctor must also get sick.” -Dr. Enzo Vergani

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Meanwhile, in Aguazul, everyone begins to notice the Chosen One’s deterioration. Damião, in particular, notes that he is unwell both mentally and physically.

39. “Take a good look, Silvino. How is this a miracle?” -Eva

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Giselle Itié as Eva in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

40. “I came out here to find the truth.” -Eva

41. “Only a Life can bring a new Life.” -Angelina

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Angelina is frustrated with the Chosen One’s search for a new Life. She is insistent that he needs no other woman than her in his divine mission to save mankind. Nevertheless, out of loyalty, she agrees to pick out someone worthy to carry her legacy.

42. “It’s impossible to understand you.” -Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

43. “This is our beautiful Divine bond. If you fail, we both die.” -The Chosen One

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44. “Tomorrow, you will see how beautiful my world is, journalist.” -The Chosen One

45. “You have upset the balance.” -The Chosen One

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Gutto Szuster as Dr. Enzo Vergani in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

46. “It’s a good time to set this whole circus on fire.” -Mrs. Cleuza

47. “Doctor, in my life, I’ve learned that there are always three paths. The right path, the wrong path, and the easy one.” -Silvino

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Francisco Gaspar as Silvino in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Realizing that Lúcia is not his new Life, but rather his messenger instead, the Chosen One sends her on a mission. With the help of Enzo and Silvino, she must find his next Life and bring her back to Aguazul—regardless of her own will.

48. “The path we choose defines what kind of person we are.” -Silvino

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49. “If one person is the price for the Chosen One to cure thousands, why have any doubt?” -Silvino

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Lúcia struggles to obey the Chosen One’s orders, as she sees her mission as kidnapping, immoral and criminal. Silvino attempts to ease her trepidation, telling her that she is doing mankind a favor. He himself holds much faith in the Chosen One’s destiny.

50. “I’ll be here, Doctor. With the engine running and no judgment.” -Silvino

51. “You can get all the love as long as there’s me to be hated.” -Santiago

At Mateus’ incessant complaints, Santiago explodes in anger. He cannot stand his younger brother’s ingratitude, seeing as he is the favored child with fewer burdens to bear and a divine-appointed marriage.

52. “You have nothing else to learn here. Life will teach you the rest.” -Mateus

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53. “He’s a force. An evil force that lingers about with an appetite for destruction.” -Mateus

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Leading the village’s young adults to a campsite, so they may be assigned their future roles, Mateus tells them about the Serpent. According to his knowledge, the evil creature can change its face to mirror any living being, even those sanctified.

54. “Do you accept your calling with all your honor and faith?” -Angelina

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55. “You can keep being the Chosen One’s Life forever.” -Dr. Damião Almeida

56. “If we say we’re in love, the Chosen One has to understand.” -Isaías

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(L to R) Bernardo Matos as Isaías, Mariana Amâncio as Raquel in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019

Isaías is a young man in the village, in love with a girl named Raquel. Although she returns his affections, the Chosen One has declared her to be the wife of another. Disheartened, they discuss ways to avoid Raquel’s impending marriage.

57. “I know the path of faith can be hard, but it’s necessary.” -Santiago

58. “I have to create my own destiny.” -Zulmira

Zulmira
Tuna Dwek as Zulmira in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019

Zulmira is Mateus’ older wife, who knows of his affair with Lúcia and is displeased with it. Headstrong and rational, she is one of the few in Aguazul who stands up to its rigid patriarchial system. Though somewhat hardened by her loveless marriage, she remains an important pillar of her community, particularly its women and children.

59. “I’m over this marriage thing anyway.” -Zulmira

60. “You wouldn’t believe the incredible scenes I have been shooting here.” -Eva

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Giselle Itié as Eva in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

In private, Damião manages to get a reluctant Angelina to take vitamins. This, however, is caught by Eva on camera. She begins to suspect that something ominous is afoot in Aguazul.

61. “Whatever he is, it’s enough to terrify you.” -Mrs. Cleuza

62. “I may be cured, but I’m a fucking criminal now.” -Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

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Paloma Bernardi as Dr. Lúcia Santeiro in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Lúcia succeeds in abducting a woman with looks similar to Angelina’s, but she is wracked with guilt. The cure for illness is steep, no matter through religion or medicine.

63. “And for what? For your fame, for your glory. You’re pathetic!” -Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

64. “You’re no saint.” -Mrs. Cleuza

65. “I’m not talking to the Chosen One right now. I’m talking to my brother! Who only happens to be the Chosen One.” -Mateus

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Mariano Mattos Martins as Mateus in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

66. “Let it be said. Here, lies are also used.” -Mrs. Cleuza

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Astrea Lucena as Mrs. Cleuza in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Mrs. Cleuza is the former good friend of Santiago, Mateus, and the Chosen One’s deceased mother. Although she helped raised the brothers, Mrs. Cleuza has now sided with the Serpent. She accuses the Chosen One of hypocrisy and points out the deception lurking within his village.

67. “Because whilst his story might be good, yours is even better.” -Eva

68. “It just doesn’t seem like God wrote this story.” -Zulmira

69. “But doesn’t it look like an illusion?” -Eva

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With no one trustworthy enough to turn toward, Eva seeks Damião out. In her footage of the Chosen One’s rituals, she notices something strange about his movements. It appears that he is using an organ-like prop of some kind.

70. “Do you think it’s normal for a sick person to be healing other sick people?” -Eva

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Giselle Itié as Eva in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

71. “The images. Memories. It was so violent as if they were showing me something.” -Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

The Chosen One has cured Lúcia of her sickness, but this also causes her to experience forceful visions. They span from memories to ambiguous images in her head, making her constantly nauseous.

72. “It means the Serpent’s work has begun.” -The Chosen One

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(L to R) Gutto Szuster as Dr. Enzo Vergani, Mariano Mattos Martins as Mateus in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

73. “A storm is coming, Santiago. The worst of all of them.” -The Chosen One

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74. “It’s a simple house, but we have a good life.” -Silvino

75. “We are simple people, you know?” -Silvino

Upon gentle probing, Silvino lets slip to Eva some vital information. Ever since being cured by the Chosen One, his wife has been feeling strange. She now refuses to step foot in the village again, having developed a wariness against the saintly figure.

76. “I don’t know how miracles work, but I can’t imagine they work like this.” -Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

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77. “Now you tell me, Lúcia, what kind of leader leaves their own behind?” -Dr. Damião Almeida

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(L to R) Pedro Caetano as Dr. Damião Almeida, Paloma Bernardi as Dr. Lúcia Santeiro in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

78. “It’s not a sin to talk about what’s hurting you.” -Silvino

79. “Since I was healed by the Chosen One, I feel like there’s a dark light inside of me.” -Ana

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Gabriella Martinez as Ana in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

In a further conversation with Silvino’s wife, Ana, Eva learns that the Chosen One’s healing has left undesired side effects. Frequently left with a sensation of emptiness and dread, Ana feels as though eery darkness inhabits her body.

80. “I’m tired of a bunch of men telling me what I can or cannot do in this place.” -Dr. Lúcia Santeiro

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(L to R) Paloma Bernardi as Dr. Lúcia Santeiro, Renan Tenca in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

81. “Of all the creatures, he chose the most innocent one.” -The Chosen One

Back in the village, the Chosen One receives devastating news: the Serpent has slaughtered his first cure, a majestic jaguar. Despite being heartbroken, he must begin preparations for his fight with the wicked creature.

82. “This place doesn’t need weapons, Mateus. It needs me.” -The Chosen One

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(L to R) Paloma Bernardi as Dr. Lúcia Santeiro, Pedro Caetano as Dr. Damião Almeida in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

83. “So, now you’re ready to see what you came for.” -The Chosen One

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84. “I don’t know what’s worse, being caught by the Serpent or the Chosen One.” -Silvino

85. “She couldn’t tell the difference, between reality and fantasy, like an animal.” -Mrs. Cleuza

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(L to R) Tuna Dwek as Zulmira, Renan Tenca in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

Mrs. Cleuza recounts the Chosen One’s days as a child. His mother Imaculada, obsessed with the idea of her youngest as God’s chosen, had a complicated relationship with all of her children.

86. “Like her, you’re religious. You’re educated. But even still, you don’t think before you act.” -Mrs. Cleuza

87. “It’s like an evil being, an energy that can harm us. As if, it wanted to suck our souls from us.” -Silvino

While leading Eva through the woods to a secret cabin, owned by the Chosen One for protection, Silvino grows uneasy about the jungle-like place. He senses a malevolent presence that hides among the trees.

88. “If we couldn’t prevent her death, brother, at least we can honor her departure.” -Mateus

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Renan Tenca in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

89. “It’s good to see that your faith is back.” -The Chosen One

90. “The things we’re going to see in this place, do you really need to tell the rest of the world?” -Silvino

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91. “Leave behind all memories of suffering and raise yourself towards my Father.” -The Chosen One

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The Chosen One sends his beloved jaguar off in a boat. However, he is visited upon by an abrupt fainting spell, and soon after falls into the river. It turns out to be the Serpent’s doing.

92. “I see people. And things about these people. It hurts.” -The Chosen One

93. “I had a dream about this jaguar.” -The Chosen One

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94. “It was a trap. It was all a trap.” -Juvenal

95. “It’s going to be a very long night.” -Santiago

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96. “How dare he try to control you like that? How dare he judge you for what he did himself?” -Zulmira

A fight breaks out between Isaías and Raquel’s betrothed, José. While Santiago reprimands Isaías for rebelling against the Chosen One’s words, Raquel confides in Zulmira about her troubling situation.

97. “It’s the law.” -Raquel

98. “The Chosen One decided my fate as well. I accepted it without question. Look what that got me.” Zulmira

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Tuna Dwek as Zulmira in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019

Hearing about Mateus’ interference with Raquel and Isaías’ relationship, Zulmira grows furious at her husband’s hypocrisy. She lets loose to Raquel some bitter feelings over his affair, warning the girl that not all divine callings are to be answered blindly.

99. “They’ll remember me as the woman who saw her mother die two times. As the woman with no children.” -Zulmira

100. “And I ask myself every day, Raquel. Was it really worth it?” -Zulmira

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Tuna Dwek as Zulmira in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019

101. “From now on, Raquel, I want you to ask yourself.” -Zulmira

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Bernardo Matos as Isaías in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019

Seeing her younger self in Raquel, Zulmira asks Raquel to consider her own dreams and desires. She does not want Raquel to be trapped in a loveless, dull marriage like herself.

102. “You came back to us. Once again.” -Juvenal

103. “The bastard is knocking on all the doors.” -Santiago

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104. “Hello, Mother.” -The Chosen One

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Renan Tenca in The Chosen One. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2019.

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