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After seven episodes of excitement, it’s about time to sit back and recap this complicated and intriguing story. Let’s see whether we can find more hints from episode 7.5!
So the whole story begins on that one merry night. Young Angelo (later Avilio) was hiding in the closet with his brother, Luce, to surprise their father, Testa Lagusa. Before their father could find them, Vincent Vanetti came in, along with two other men whose faces were covered. However, we could see that one of them had brown hair, the other black hair. So they were most probably Vanno (black haired) and Nero (brown haired).
Vincent, who just killed the Don of their family, demanded for the mafia family’s ledger. Why did he want the ledger so badly? So he could officially take over the family. A ledger had all the business records of a mafia family. Obtaining the ledger means that you gained control of all the business. I mean, what kind of leader is he if he does not know how a group operates?
When Luce ran out from the closet to go to his mother, Angelo tried to stop him but he missed! He couldn’t grab his brother in time and thus he saw the death of his brother. This definitely increased the burden of his guilt because not only he could not protect his family, but he also failed to save his brother from death when he had the chance.
Testa refused to hand over the ledger and fought back to protect his family. When Vincent was wounded by him and fell on the floor, the other two shot at him. Well, I don’t think Vincent had the chance to shoot because he just fell down with a serious cut on his face. Therefore, we can say that Vincent did not kill the father, one of the other two did.
Angelo’s mother begged them to spare Luce but a man, probably Nero because the voice was young and did not sound like Vanno’s, said they had to kill Luce or else he would never forget what he saw as long as he lives. Now, here’s an interesting point: this man decided to kill Luce not because he was cold-blooded. He killed him out of mercy so little Luce would not live in fear or hatred. You can tell by the sadness of his tone. Check it out yourself!
After finishing the mother and little brother, the black haired drew across in front of his chest. That was definitely Vanno, alright. You can see him doing that again when he killed Serpente later in this episode. Vanno seemed quite clam and used to these killings. However, Nero, the brown haired, walked away from the bodies and eventually discovered Angelo’s presence.
Yes, Nero shot at Angelo when he was running away. But once again let’s think about this: Why did Nero hesitate when he fires his gun, after killing Angelo’s family? If he had shot the three people in the house, shouldn’t he be calmer and more experienced now? Is it possible that he become soft-hearted after killing two adults and one child back there? Probably not. After all, this is his first mission, according to his confession in episode four. It is highly possible that he hadn’t shot his gun so far. Shooting at Angelo was probably his first try. That’s why he hesitated. Just a guess.
Now, here’s a question: Who are the people Avilio (or Angelo) is seeking revenge on? The men who killed his family? Or the men who were involved in the murder that night?
If Avilio’s family were the only ones who died that night, the fourth man outside the house might not be directly involved, since Vincent, Vanno and Nero were the ones who appeared in the house and started shooting. Then, is Avilio going to kill this fourth man, who was involved in that incident but did not lay a hand on his family?
Moreover, if Nero was present at the scene but he did not shoot Avilio’s family, will Avilio kill him simply because he was there and he did not stop the tragedy? We know that Avilio is seeking revenge, but what and whom is he seeking revenge on? Although Avilio had killed some innocent men, namely Vople, in order to achieve his target, is he firm enough to kill Nero after what they had been through together, especially if Nero did not kill his family? Well, these are just some of the questions I thought to myself. We can’t say for sure whether or not Nero had killed Avilio’s family, until the secret is revealed.
So after Angelo escaped from his house, he ran to his childhood friend— Colteo. Interestingly, Colteo said something which sounds extremely familiar: From now on, we are brothers. That’s right! Avilio said this to Nero in episode seven, after he indirectly took away all Nero’s siblings! And he’s going to repeat that in the end of this episode too. Cliché, cliché!
Fast forward: Angelo, whose name is Avilio now, received the mysterious letter and went to see Colteo because he knew Colteo’s brew is good, which eventually helped him A LOT in his future plans. Once again, we are impressed by Nero’s brilliant disguise, so was Avilio. Then during Fio and Ronaldo’s wedding, Nero, Frate and Vincent discussed about the family’s future inside a dark room. We can clearly see how naïve young Frate was and how protective Nero was to the Vanetti family, while Don Vanetti just wanted to retire and leave Vanetti family on solid footing.
Vanno went to see Avilio and asked him to kill Fango (In case you’ve forgot the reason, it’s time to watch episode two). After Vanno left, Avilio showed Colteo the letter he received, saying that it was bizarre as the man who claimed to be his father’s friend volunteered to help and even wrote down all the names of his revenge targets. Somehow, Avilio must have sensed that this so-called friend was trying to use him to kill these men on the list. But why? Another mystery to solve.
Then Avilio went to Lacrima’s apartment to kill Fango. Yes, once again, we get to see Fango’s maniac interest, which was probably not Avilio’s kind of thing, judging by his expression. Fango got away, Serpente was caught by Vanno and executed at the graveyard, so was he by Avilio. The news spread to the Vanettis and Ronaldo said Nero must die or else Don Galassias would not forgive him. Well, who knows what Don Galassias actually had in mind? We never saw this man and every orders came from Ronaldo’s mouth. Now that Ronaldo was killed by his wife Fio, I wonder what the Galassias plans to do next?
If you can’t recall how Ronaldo died under Avilio’s genius plan, do watch episode seven! See how Avilio’s evil genius plan got rid of Ronaldo and Frate, tore the Vanetti family apart, without bringing any trouble to himself! He even helped Nero to build up a good impression to the Galassias, by providing a perfect explanation to Fio, who was probably heading to the Galassias as she was pregnant with Ronaldo’s child.
Now you may be wondering: Why did Nero allow Avilio to return the gun to Frate? If Avilio took away Frate’s gun and left the brothers to talk in peace, maybe the tragedy wouldn’t happen. All I can say is: Nero was gambling. He wanted to see whether his brother would kill him after what he had been through. If Frate couldn’t let go of his hatred and blaming, he would probably come back for Nero one day. As the future Don of Vanetti family, Nero couldn’t and shouldn’t allow that risk. After all, to Nero, the mafia family is way more important than his own blood-related family.
Well, that was a good revision for the story so far. It’s a bit pity that they ruled out all the funny plots in episode four, but I guess that was totally irrelevant with the main plot. What kind of excitements will 91 days bring to us next? Wait another seven days to find out!