Bernardo Saracino as Chuy
“Midnight, Texas” star Bernardo Saracino said that Chuy would never harm his neighbors because his love for them is what keeps his demonic alter ego at bay. NBC/Ursula Coyote

“Midnight, Texas” star Bernardo Saracino said that the revelation of Chuy’s demonic identity in Season 1, episode 7 of the NBC series will only tighten the bond between Midnighters going forward.

“That was a tough secret for Chuy (Saracino) and Joe (Jason Lewis) to keep from their neighbors,” Saracino told Latina of Chuy’s real form. “[But] coming out to his Midnight family [will] bring them closer as a community.”

Although Chuy is a demon, Saracino said his character would never do anything that would cause harm to his neighbors. “He loves them,” the New Mexico native said of Chuy. “It is his connection to love that keeps the demon at bay. And it was because of love that he risked everything to save Joe from Bowie (Breeda Wool) knowing that he was running the danger of staying a demon forever or even being exterminated. He was ready to risk his life for him, but luckily things didn’t go that far this time.”

Although Chuy managed to get back to his human form after killing Bowie, he and Joe were forced to left Midnight at the end last episode because Chuy could no longer fight the pull coming from the veil to hell that’s about to open in the town. According to Saracino, “the Midnighters will have to come together by any means necessary to try to stop” the veil from breaking. But will they be able to remedy that huge problem when everyone in town has their own issues to resolve?

According to the synopsis for Season 1, episode 8, Creek (Sarah Ramos) struggles after a great loss, while Manfred (François Arnaud) confronts his constant self medicating. Meanwhile, Lem (Peter Mensah) and the Rev’s (Yul Vazquez) hunger increases to dangerous levels as they fight the effects of the veil. And Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) finds herself in a very precarious situation as the demon that has been tormenting her since Season 1, episode 2, is about to get out of the veil.

“Midnight, Texas” Season 1, episode 8, titled “Last Temptation of Midnight,” airs on Monday, Sept. 11 at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC.