The Cleaning Lady on Netflix
The Cleaning Lady on Netflix – When whip-smart Cambodian doctor Thony De La Rosa comes to the United States for medical treatment to save her ailing son, she soon discovers her path won’t be as straightforward as she had hoped.
The Cleaning Lady on Netflix – As the system quickly fails her, pushing her into hiding, she resolves not to allow herself to be beaten down and marginalized, and becomes a cleaning lady for organized crime.
The Cleaning Lady on Netflix – Using her cunning and intelligence, Thony forges her own path in the criminal underworld, doing whatever she has to to survive.
The Cleaning Lady Plot
The Cleaning Lady is a drama that centers on Thony De La Rosa, formerly a Cambodian-Filipino surgeon who is currently working and living in Las Vegas.
Her reason for being in the US on an expired visa is her five-year-old son, Luca.
Luca has a rare and life-threatening medical disorder for which he needs a cutting-edge bone marrow treatment, which is only available in Las Vegas.
Until she gets treatment for her son, Thony makes a living not as a trained physician but as a cleaning service worker, alongside her sister-in-law, Fiona.
After Thony accidentally witnesses a serious crime and is discovered hiding by the perpetrator, Arman Morales, she is offered a job both as a cleaner and a doctor within their criminal organization that could pay well enough to help her son and her family.
Crossing into a moral gray zone, Thony begins living a double life, keeping secrets from her family, all the while cleaning up murder scenes and dodging the law.
The Cleaning Lady Episodes on Netflix
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep1
After witnessing a murder, while she is on a cleaning job, Thony is forced by circumstances to clean up the scene.
She’s offered a permanent cleaning job for the mob in exchange for her and her son’s life, whom is dying from a terminal disease.
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep2
The Lion’s Den
Thony turns to the syndicate to get medical help for her son.
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep3
Thony is given a dire ultimatum by Garrett that could compromise her son’s access to medical treatment; a rift forms between Fiona and her son, Chris, when a secret is revealed that has major consequences for his future.
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep4
Facing a setback with Luca’s treatment, Thony takes matters into her own hands.
But when a potential donor refuses to participate, she turns to Arman for help.
Garrett makes a risky demand of Thony, pushing her deeper into moral ambiguity.
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep5
Garrett forces Thony to choose between her loyalty to Arman and saving Fiona from deportation.
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep6
Fiona and Thony’s relationship is strained due to her lies. Arman uses Thony to get intel to the FBI.
Luca’s health declines, Thony must consider Mother Donna – a potential resource for a liver transplant for Luca, but at what cost?
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep7
Our Father, Who Art in Vegas
Thony’s marital issues are amplified as Marco asks tough questions about her methods of getting Luca life-saving treatments.
Arman is determined to make his way out from under Hayak, but Garrett is hell-bent on foiling his plans.
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep8
Full on Gangsta
Thony enlists Arman’s help to get to Mexico for Luca’s transplant, but plans go dangerously off course.
Thony finds herself in a desperate situation, forcing her to call upon both the former doctor and the newfound “gangsta” in herself.
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep9
Coming Home Again
Arman’s fallout with Hayak has severe consequences for Thony.
In hiding, Arman tries to help Thony, but it is Garrett who steps in to get Thony across the border.
But upon re-entry, things aren’t what they seem.
The Cleaning Lady Episode: S1, Ep10
Needing a way out, Thony tries to make a deal with Garrett to save herself and help Arman, but Arman doesn’t trust any promises made by the FBI.
A sting operation is hatched, but Arman’s distrust leads it off course.
The Cleaning Lady on Netflix – The crime drama created by Miranda Kwok is based on the Argentine series La Chica que Limpia.
The Cleaning Lady on Netflix – The American adaption shares the same premise as the original series focusing on a struggling mother who works hard as a cleaning lady to take care of her son who has an immunodeficiency disorder.
The Cleaning Lady on Netflix – A writer for “The Cleaning Lady” told Insider that he felt “immense pressure” to make the story accurate. Eddie Serrano told Insider that he used tales from his family and friends to write episode five.
The Cleaning Lady on Netflix – A scene where an FBI agent tries to save a migrant from deportation was based on a real event, he said.