During a raid in the hideout of a fearsome mafia boss, officers find a statuette of the Madonna which cries tears of human blood. This discovery will have life-changing consequences for all who witness it, including an elite few recruited to study it.
The Conservation of Matter
The Special Forces raid the bunker of mob boss Molocco and find him on the floor covered in blood. In the kitchen, they find an even more curious sight -- a statuette of the Virgin Mary that weeps human blood.
Except for Lazarus
In Calabria, Beatrice, the daughter of mob boss Molocco, suffers a tragic fate at her First Holy Communion party. In Rome, The Prime Minister and Father Marcello visit the Virgin Mary statue, an experience which the priest finds overwhelming.
The First Duty of Living
Nicolino’s family is banished, even though is father is one of the boss’ henchman; The General asks Sandra to send the blood to a laboratory in Phoenix; The Prime Minister begins to have strange dreams which he believes are part of a grand design.
The Black Substance
Grieving mob boss Molocco asks Salvo to kill his own son. Meanwhile, Sandra receives the lab results on the origins of the Virgin Mary statue’s blood; Sole slaps her son in the middle of a shopping mall and the images of this incident go viral.
The Pilot Flame
The Prime Minister wants his wife to apologize publicly for slapping her son. Against Sandra’s wishes, the Madonna is frozen and stops weeping; Votta’s investigations turn to the sanctuary of Barbana, where it seems the statuette was bought.
The Princess of Swimming Pools
In Rome, the Prime Minister begins to have strange visions. During a road stop, Alma convinces Carlo to steal a small glowing cube. Later, she throws the cube into a pool but finds that her brother has developed a strange obsession with it.
Salvo can’t bring himself to kill his own son, even after Molocco’s insistence. Meanwhile, tests reveal that Amin’s blood doesn’t match that of the Madonna and the statue is returned to its pedestal - where it starts to weep again.
- Francesca Manieri, Stefano Bises, Francesca Marciano, Giacomo Durzi