Well, this episode begins by confirming what I have suspected since episode 1: Angelo’s only true motivation and allegiance is to his revenge. ‘Avilio’ tells Nero what happened to Vanno, all of which is a lie he fabricated, and Nero demands Serpente’s body in return. This is where the elaborate repercussions begin: The Orcos and the Vanettis will go to war if it’s shown very clearly that Serpente was captured and murdered. However his body has not been found, and so it is a matter of vital importance that they find it and conceal the truth from the Orcos. The only true player who is winning from all of this is Angelo, who very likely wants the entire Vanetti family to burn and the Orcos might just be a tool in this revenge.
What is very difficult about this show to watch is that Avilio’s enemies are hardly shown in a negative light after the events that destroyed his life. So while we saw the systematic murder of his family, we also see that Nero is intensely loyal to his family and wants to do what he believes more correct. That being said, Nero and his family are clearly murderers and in a game of cat and mouse trying to commit murder without being caught. This makes Nero no angel, but he is far more sympathetic than anyone in the Orcos camp. Because of this we as viewers realize we must take sides: either Angelo’s in his no-mercy style revenge scheme, or the Vanettis as they have to live through what Angelo deems their due punishment. Unless you’re just really into Fango and his crazy sadomasochist business.
I’m still interested in the show even though I’m in that awkward gray area. I’m tempted to both feel Nero is getting what’s coming to him and feeling bad for him, and feeling Angelo is righteous and realizing he is a psycho nut job destroying people rather than moving on. Because Fango is just that lucky he figures out the Vanettis killed Serpente and thinks ‘awesome we can go to war now’ which really just prompts the Vanettis to send Nero out of town to avoid any unfortunate circumstances (seeing as he intitiated the hit) honestly here is a tl;dr: Nero sends people to kill Serpente for killing someone else, Vanno kills Serpente, Angelo kills Vanno, then Serpente is a fucking douchenozzle and sells Serpentes body to someone who tries to blackmails the Vanettis, and then it doesn’t matter anyway because Fango figures it out after a deal to ‘trade’ captured members goes bad.
I have to wonder if Angelo really just keeps letting Fango get away or if he just sucks as killing him. In any case, right now Nero is on the run and Angelo is his ‘bodyguard’. I can only imagine the only reason Nero isn’t dead is because it would derail the whole situation and be obvious who killed him. Not to mention, then Nero’s dad would life on and Angelo wouldn’t have his complete revenge. What a bummer to be this guy. . . and I mean that for both Nero and Angelo really.
Next time. . .people try to kill Nero and Angelo! Hooray! They’re going to become friends then kill each other~!!