I watched the entire first two seasons of this enthralling Italian crime drama in three days. And suddenly, Genny, with some pressure from Imma, slowly starts to emancipate himself from his mentor Ciro. Only Imma's intervention prevents an all-out war and reestablishes a however fragile order. And among the inmates Pietro is the undisputed top dog. But without her realizing it, she, too, is already caught in the web of intrigue Ciro has so meticulously woven: Only moments before confronting Ciro, Conte's men shower her with machine gun fire - Conte's revenge for Daniele.
Genny now faces a civil war on the inside of his own clan: a deadly battle between his own boys and the old lieutenants. Does Ciro have a secret agenda? Normally I stay away from foreign shows with subtitles, but the shockingly-true Italian aspect if this series, including the language, makes it a must to watch in Italian -- with subtitles of course, for those of us who don't speak it. Increasingly keeping Ciro at a distance, Genny might just have to be careful when he demands subordination and loyalty: There's something in the air. It takes time for the Danish subs to be released because someone has to translate the audio and create the text file. So when the pavement reaches boiling point even Ciro has to flee to Rome with his wife and daughter.
His main objective for the moment being to get rid of the current mayor, he soon replaces him with a personal friend, Michele Casillo. This is why they transfer him to the less guarded lunatic penitentiary. It seems as if the throne is vacant. Ciro seems to have made it to the top. Libel, slander, rigging votes, extortion or murder if necessary: Genny leads the campaign with cold determination.
Genny, now knowing, hunts down Ciro seeking justice for his betrayal but Ciro turns the tables once again. She even gets to the bottom of Giuliano's murder, discovering that none other than Ciro was behind it. If only he were aware that Imma left Genny a message revealing the truth. . Even being behind bars won't stop him sending Ciro and his men to eliminate the Nigerian crack-dealers in a brutal massacre. All clans opposing or holding grudges against the Savastanos rally around Conte forcing Genny to cut all ties to him he had still been upholding for strategic reasons.
Both clans barricade themselves in their apartment bunkers, waiting for the enemy in a lethal stalemate. When squadrons of police arrive at the scene, it is the last straw that breaks the camel's back. Meanwhile, Genny finally succeeds in impressing Noemi, the girl he had set his sight on, by surprising her with Alesso, her favorite Italian singer. With a couple of clever moves and a lot of courage she is suddenly in the pole position. I couldn't get my eyes, ears, and mind off of it -- it's that good. Currently there's been subtitles released for the first 7 episodes and I'll update the folder when a new subtitle is released and I finish translating it. However, Pietro's time as clan leader is finally up when he is transferred to a high security prison and kept in solitary confinement under twenty-four hour observation.
If anyone is interested and you should be, this show is amazing! Ciro is left with no choice but to take his orders from her now, with particular concern to her son Genny. Ciro finally seizes the reins of power, especially with his old boss, Pietro Savastano, now officially turned mentally ill in solitary confinement. . . . .
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