Infiesto ending explained: Is the Prophet dead or alive?

Infiesto follows the abduction case of a girl, who reappears months after she went missing, during the first few days of the state of alert in Spain. The film is now streaming on Netflix.

Warning: This article contains heavy spoilers

Plot summary

The Spanish government declares a state of alert for 15 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A young girl is found by two police agents, Ramos and Altuna, in a disheveled state. The girl screams when they approach her.

Inspector Samuel and Deputy Inspector Castro are appointed to the case. The girl is in shock and does not speak, but using her fingerprints, they find out that she is Saioa Blanco, a girl who went missing almost three months ago.

The binding marks on her hands and feet, along with the state of her body and eyes, suggest that Saioa was kept in captivity. Agent Ramos tells the two inspectors that everyone assumed the girl to be dead except her mother, who is still hopeful.

The inspectors meet her mother, Julia, and inform her that her daughter has been found. Saioa instantly recognizes her mother in the hospital.

The commissioner tells the inspectors that they will have to handle the case on their own, as the rest of the staff is busy because of the state of alert.

Meanwhile, due to the pandemic, Samuel is not allowed to see his old mother in the retirement home, and Castro’s boyfriend is self-isolating in their house.

On the second day of the investigation, Samuel and Castro go to the San Vicente intersection, the place where the girl was first spotted. However, they find nothing there except for two people who have been growing drugs.

Saioa is still not speaking, and Paz from the IMA Center for Post-traumatic Stress informs the inspectors that the girl should not be reminded of the traumatic event for her recovery’s sake, so they will have to start the investigation from scratch.

The inspectors go to meet Saioa’s stepfather, who admits that he hated the girl but never laid a hand on her.

They also pay a visit to the house of a man, Manuel Gómez, who lives near the intersection and was accused of forcing a girl into his truck a few days ago.

The man points a gun at the detectives, but they manage to convince him to let them search his stables. They are forced to leave when they find nothing suspicious there.

However, on their way back, they receive a call, informing them that Saioa was bitten by a dog and that traces of ethanol and tartaric acid were found on her body. Gómez had a dog and wine in his stables that contains ethanol and tartaric acid.

The inspectors go back to Gómez’s stables to find that he has killed his dog and fled from the scene. They find a hidden door in his stables that takes them to the room where kidnapped victims were possibly kept.

When the police try to stop Gómez at a checkpoint, he gets into an accident while avoiding the checkpoint. Samuel and Castro reach the checkpoint, but they fail to catch him because Gómez shoots himself dead.

On the third day of the investigation, the inspectors search Gómez’s stables and find evidence that hints that there has been more than just one person who was kidnapped by him.

They pay a visit to his cousin, who leads them to Santiago Marquina, also known as the Demon. The Demon was Gómez’s close companion.

When they reach his trailer to question him, they realize that he had been expecting them and had planned to cause a blast to harm them. The inspectors manage to run in time without getting injured.

They then discover photographs of teenagers, both boys and girls, who have been kidnapped by the Demon and Gómez, also referred to as the Dog Killer by the inspectors.

The commissioner decides not to take the help of the local agents, even though everyone knows everyone in small towns, as he does not want the news to get out just yet.

The same day, Castro’s boyfriend’s condition gets worse, and he is taken to the hospital. She is asked to self-isolate, but she chooses to go back to work the next day because of the urgency of the case.

On the fourth day of the investigation, the commissioner tells Samuel and Castro that the victims, who have been identified, were taken from different places in Spain to prevent the authorities from recognizing the link between the kidnappings.

The perpetrators have been kidnapping one teenager every three months. The photographs also point to the fact that the crime was committed for ritual purposes.

All the victims bear the same mark on their bodies and were dressed in similar attire with a particular doll tied to them.

The police find the Demon’s truck but not him. Samuel and Castro visit his brother for more clues. When Samuel threatens him, the brother gives them the location of a hermitage, a place that the Demon used to frequent.

The police reach the Demon, but he opens fire on them. They manage to arrest him once he runs out of bullets. However, when Samuel interrogates him, they find out that the Dog Killer and the Demon are not the only people involved in the kidnappings.

The Demon laughs in Samuel’s face and tells him about conducting sacrifices to please Taranis. The mastermind behind these sacrifices is someone who is known as the Prophet.

The Demon refuses to reveal the identity of the Prophet, even when he is threatened with life imprisonment. He challenges Samuel to hit him and warns him that the Prophet’s masterpiece is not finished yet; there is still work to be done.

While Samuel assumes that the Demon might be misleading them, Castro is not so sure; she does not think he is smart enough to make this up. The inspectors convince Julia to talk to Saioa, who confirms that there was a third man with the Dog Killer and the Demon.

The inspectors discover that people used to conduct sacrifices to appease Taranis, the god of storm and tempests, during the summer and winter solstices or during the spring and autumn equinoxes.

With Castro’s boyfriend on the ventilator and Samuel not being allowed to see his mother, the two inspectors need to put aside their personal lives to focus on finding the Prophet within the next 48 hours before the start of spring.

Infiesto ending explained in detail:

Why does Samuel get suspended?

On the fifth day of the investigation, Samuel finds out that his mother has passed away. He is not even allowed to see her face one last time due to the COVID protocols.

He does not get enough time to mourn her death, as another girl, a nurse, gets kidnapped outside her workplace.

A furious Samuel takes the Demon to the hermitage, where the sacrifices were conducted. He tries to get the Demon to reveal the real name of the Prophet by beating him up, choking him, and shooting him in the leg, but to no avail.

Castro tries to stop him from taking things too far, but he pushes her aside. Finally, the commissioner arrives there and suspends Samuel for torturing and shooting a prisoner.

Who is the Prophet?

The night before Samuel gets suspended, Castro catches a hooded figure lurking outside the police station. The person is a girl named Lidia Vega. Castro does not think much of it and lets her go.

Later, Paz contacts Castro and tells her that she knows a person at their center who has the same symbol on her chest that was seen on Saioa and other victims. She takes Castro to meet the woman, who turns out to be Lidia.

Lidia reveals that she used to live with hippies in an abandoned mine, where they used to smoke weed and have sexual relationships with each other.

The guru of their cult, who was known as the Prophet, then became obsessed with sacrifices and druids. He wanted to perform a ritual on her, but she was saved by some of the boys.

She then tells Castro that the Prophet’s last name was Ramos, and Castro realizes that the agent who has been offering his help to them since the first day and the one who found Saioa is the Prophet.

What happens to Samuel?

After getting suspended, Samuel finds a clue among the photographs they had earlier retrieved. In an old photograph of the Demon and the Dog Killer, he notices another figure wearing a necklace of the doll that was linked to the sacrificial ritual.

Samuel takes the photograph to Ramos, who identifies the person as the Prophet. He tells Samuel that the Prophet’s father was to live near Infiestio and offers to take him there. Samuel sends a message to Castro, informing her of his whereabouts.

At the Prophet’s father’s house, they find the car of the girl who recently went missing. They also find the skeleton of a decomposed body tied to the bed in the house.

When they come out of the house, Castro calls Samuel to warn him that Ramos is the Prophet, but before Samuel could act, Ramos shoots him from behind. Ramos shoots Samuel multiple times and kills him.

Is the Prophet dead or alive?

After finding Samuel’s body, on the sixth day of the investigation, Castro goes to the mine near the house of the Prophet’s father. While other officers search the area, she goes down to the mine alone.

She hears the screams of a girl. She follows the sound and Ramos starts shooting at her. Ramos declares that he is the Prophet and that he knows the destiny of men.

Castro follows him and finds the girl, who was recently kidnapped, tied to a wooden X. Ramos shoots her in the shoulder and tells her that this is the end of the world.

He is about to kill Castro, but he gets distracted for a second. Castro takes advantage of that and shoots him. When he tries to attack her once more, she shoots him again, killing him on the spot.

A few days later, Castro recovers and is now allowed to meet her boyfriend in the hospital. They hear the news of thousands of people falling sick, and Castro thinks perhaps this is the end of the world.

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