|Night of the Murder|
|July 9, 2016|
|Rain or Shine|
On a rainy day, Avilio Bruno walks home. By his door, a group of old women stand in a circle, talking. As he starts to walk up his stairs, his landlord tells him that she received a letter to his address, though it's to Angelo Lagusa. Though he was walking away as she said this, he runs back and snatches it out of her hand without saying anything. He then turns to go back to his apartment. After he closes the door, the landlord says that he's creepy and that she can't tell if he's alive or dead.
In his barren room, Angelo throws his wet clothes on the back of a chair and sits down on a chair. There are empty cans of pineapple in the room, one filled with cigarette butts. He pulls his wallet out of his pocket and takes some money out. Afterwards, he throws it under his bed in a pile of them. After this, he pulls the envelope and looks at it. He takes out a pocket knife and opens it. It contains a picture of his younger brother, Luce and a letter. Avilio says "Vanetti..." then smiles as lightning strikes.
At the Lagusa household, two bikes are parked outside. The same photo from the letter sits on the mantle. Luce is about to pinch the flame on a candle, but stops himself and asks Corteo if it really isn't hot. Corteo explains that it isn't, because it's actually the paraffin burning. Excited, Luce tells him to do it to show him. Corteo is taken back, and looks uncomfortable. He bends down and goes to touch it. Angelo watches, smiling, as he taps on the table. As he is about to touch it, though, he pulls his hand back, scared. He is about to again but hesitates. Angelo puts it out instead. Luce is overjoyed and asks if it really wasn't hot. Angelo says that it's true and Angelo agrees and shows him to look at his hand. Luce asks again, amazed and Angelo answers happily again. Corteo too looks amazed at his bravery.
In the kitchen, Elena Lagusa cuts something up. Corteo says that he better get going. Luce says that they should have cake together first. Corteo says maybe next time. As Corteo puts on his coat, Luce says that cake is tasty. Angelo says that they're nothing Corteo can do about it and Luce accepts this. Elena comes out of the kitchen with a container. She slips it into Corteo's bag and tells him to share it with his mother. She also takes out some money and says that it isn't much before slipping it into his bag. Corteo looks embarrassed and thanks her for everything. Elena helps him put his scarf on and asks how she's doing. Corteo hesitates but then smiles and says that she's been doing a lot better lately. Elena says she's happy to hear that. Across the room, Luce has begun playing with the candle as Angelo stares at them talking.
Outside, Luce says goodbye to Corteo and Corteo does the same. Luce then closes the door and Corteo and Angelo walk down the steps. Corteo asks Angelo if he'd ever put out a candle with his fingers before. Angelo shakes his head no. Snow begins to fall lightly and the two look up. Corteo is surprised, since it's already April.
In a parked car, someone ashes a cigarette as a car drives by them. On his bike, Corteo smiles and says goodbye and happy birthday to Angelo. They do their special wave to each other and Corteo rides away. Angelo hears his fathers car and, smiling, runs into the house. On the road, Testa Lagusa slows down to wave at Corteo and they wave at each other. After the two depart, the second car full of men starts up their car and goes in the same direction as Testa.
The two brothers hide together, smiling in a closet facing their front door. Luce tells his brother not to make a sound. Their father walks in and takes off his hat and Elena meets him there. He asks where they are and Elena says that he should call them and see. Smiling, he calls them and then begins looking as the two quietly laugh from their closet. Suddenly, Vincent Vanetti loudly knocks on the door and tells him to open up. Luce is disappointed but Angelo tells him not to worry, because he'll leave soon.
Testa lets Vince, Nero, and Vanno Clemente inside and Testa asks if he wants a drink, noting that he doesn't usually come there. Vince refuses this, and tells him to listen calmly. Vince says that their don has been taken out. Facing a drawer, though he was about to take out a bottle opener, he instead grabs a pocket knife. He then asks if it was Orco's men. Vanno and Nero look at each other. Vince pulls out his gun and points it at Testa. He says that it was himself.
Luce is about to cry out in the closet, but Angelo puts his hand over his mouth and tells him to be quiet because they'll leave soon. With tears in his eyes, Luce pulls his brother's hand from his mouth and watches on. Vince says that it's to protect the family. Testa is mad, after everything the don has done for Vince. Vince says that he's wrong and that he doesn't understand anything. Testa says that if he'd investigated, he'd know how much got back to the Galassias. Vince says that that's enough and tells him to give him the ledger. Testa tells him that it isn't there, it's at the bank. Vince gets mad and demands the ledger immediately. Dropping to her knees, Elena begs Vince to stop. He turns around and clocks her with his gun. Angelo and Luce both witness this, and though he grabs at his shirt, Angelo is unable to stop Luce from running from the closet.
Testa calls out to his wife. Luce runs out to his mother and they hug on the ground. Nero and Vanno are now pulling their guns on the two as well. Luce asks if she's okay. As the three men are now distracted, Testa pulls out his knife and stabs Vince through his right hand. He tries to stab him again, but merely slashes the left side of his face and the knife flies behind him and Vince falls to the ground. The two other men have their guns pointed at him and he looks at Vanno before three shots are fired.
In the closet, Angelo begins to cry and Elena tells Luce not to look. Elena tells Vince to spare her son. She swears that he won't tell anyone. Vince tells her to listen carefully, and says that he would never forget about them as long as he lives. Four shots are fired and blood is spattered on their mantle.
The three men stand over the pair's bodies and Vanno kneels as he crosses himself. Vince asks if they have anything to wipe up with. Vanno pulls a handkerchief and hands it to him. Nero starts to walk away and Vince says that they'll look upstairs and Nero downstairs. Nero walks into the room with the closet and cocks his gun, nervous. He opens the other door to it and is relieved to find nothing there. He enters a room to the side of a closet. Under the couch, Angelo covers his mouth as he hides, scared. Once he's in the other room, Angelo leaves the room. There his father lays in a pool of blood and his mother and brother lie dead in each other's arms. Angelo begins to tear-up but a door behind him closes and he begins running out the door.
Angelo leaps off his step. A man sits in front of the car and Nero runs after Angelo, but trips. Standing up, Nero aims at Angelo and fires. He doesn't hit and there are now two men outside with Nero, who seem to be looking at him.
Corteo sits at his table, reading when someone knocks on the door. He goes to the window to see Angelo. He runs to answer the door.
Crying, Corteo mixes a drink for him as he wipes his eyes. He brings it to his green sofa where Angelo sits, crying, wrapped up in a blanket. He offers the cocoa to him, but he doesn't look up from the blanket. His mother coughs from the other room. Angelo apologizes and says that he shouldn't have come there. Corteo says it's okay, because they wouldn't have chased him that far. Corteo tells a crying Angelo that he should get some rest. Corteo is about to blow out the candle lighting the room, but instead puts it out with his finger. Corteo says that, starting now, they're brothers. And they always will be.
The next morning, Angelo wakes up early and Corteo sleeps on the couch. Angelo looks at him sleeping and does his special wave at him. He returns to the house to find it burnt down and a group a people watching. Police investigate as his family is in body bags on the ground. He walks away down the path from his house.
Seven years later, in Lawless, Angelo gets off his train. He stops at Cerotto's Bar and Scusa and Cerotto can be seen at the counter. Scusa is disappointed when Cerotto shows that there is no more of Corteo's alcohol.
At Corteo's apartment, Cerotto downs a glass of alcohol and says that it has an awesome kick and that he should sell to the Orco family and make three times as much money. Corteo says that he can't stands the mafia. Cerotto says that his older brother works with Fango, who's a new guy working with the family, but that he's a psycho. Corteo asks his to leave. Annoyed, Cerotto asks how long he's going to stay in "this dump." Corteo opens the door and orders him to leave. Cerotto downs his drink and tells him not to blame him for whatever happens. As Cerotto opens the second door, his brother stands on the other side holding a bat. The two are both surprised and his brother asks if he got the sale. Cerotto nervously says that he hadn't because he hates the mafia. His brother head-butts him and he falls to the ground. His brother walks past him and puts his arm behind Corteo's neck. He tells him to sell to the family. He doesn't answer, so he knees him in the stomach and Corteo falls to the ground. He asks again and Corteo refuses. The brother walks into the kitchen, whistling, and starts smashing alcohol supplies with his bat. Corteo tells him to stop, but he continues anyway. About to swing again, he says that they have to nip the competition in the bud. Suddenly, Angelo rushes in and hits the brother in the head with a wrench and he passes out. He turns and looks at Cerotto and Corteo who are both staring at him.
Sitting down at the table, Corteo pours him a drink and tells him that it's good and that he should try it. Angelo says that he knows it's good as he lights a cigarette and begins to smoke it. Corteo says that he doesn't actually want to make moonshine, and just does it so he can go to school. He asks where Angelo had been for the last seven years. Angelo tells him to call him "Avilio Bruno." Corteo asks if it's okay for him to be back in town. Angelo takes a drink and then a drag of his cigarette without answering him. Looking uncomfortable, Corteo stands up and says that he must be tired and says that he can use the room they're in. Angelo asks about his mother. Corteo says that she died last summer. Angelo drops his cigarette on the ground and stomps it out with his foot. He says that he doesn't have anyone holding him down, then. He asks if he wants to make money with him because he wants to sell his alcohol to the family. He says that he doesn't want to get involved with the family. Angelo says please as the letter falls on the floor. He says that a raison d'être gives people power and that friendship is a more reliable tool than a knife. And that they're brothers, after all.
Overlooking the Island, Corteo says that that's where it will probably fetch the highest price. Ever since Prohibition, it's become a haven for dangerous types. But the speakeasies cater to a higher breed of clientele, and probably won't let them in. As they enter to Island, Angelo sees Tigre sitting in his car, reading a newspaper before spitting out his window. Corteo tells him that the church on the Island was converted into a bar.
Inside the church, Granchio tries some alcohol. Vanno asks how it is and Granchio asks if it's brand-name. Vanno says that it is, it's the best from over the border, and that he'd never had better. Granchio says that he thought Vanno wasn't a drinker. Vanno smiles and says that you can tell good booze purely from smell. Granchio tells him to take a whiff if his own asshole, then. Granchio says that he thought the Orco family controlled all the routes over the border. Vanno smiles, embarrassed, and avoids his gaze. Granchio asks if they're flinching off the Orcos. Nero doesn't seem to be paying attention and instead looks ahead smoking. Vanno asks how he knew. Playing with his fake mustache, Granchio says that he had that look to him. Serpente can be seen sitting on the couch.
Angelo suddenly interrupts their conversation, addressing Granchio. Vanno and he both turn to look at Angelo and Corteo as Angelo puts his briefcase on the desk.
Outside, Fango approaches Tigre's car and greets him. Fango says that someone swiped a little of their booze. And he's out looking for it. Tigre says that he doesn't know anything and asks who he is and if he's with the Orco family. Tigre opens his door and spits tobacco on Fango's boot. He says he is and introduces himself as Fango. Gatto stands quietly behind. Fango again asks where he got it and Tigre says that he brought it in from "that way" as he points behind him. Fango looks unimpressed before laughing and saying that he's honest. He then steps to the side as Gatto begins punching Tigre with brass knuckles. Fango lights up a cigarette and begins smoking it as he takes off his boot. Still smiling, he rubs the boot on Tigre's face and asks him again.
Avilio says that he wants him to buy their booze. Granchio says to get lost because he doesn't want any of their "bathtub gin." Ignoring this, Avilio pours him a glass and slides it over to him. Instead of drinking it, he pours it on the ground. Corteo is surprised by this but Angelo looks unfazed. Granchio grabs Avilio's collar and calls him a brat. As he does this, Avilio pours him another glass. Granchio is about to punch him when Nero grabs his arm. Granchio steps to the side and Nero lights a match and sets the alcohol on fire. It maintains a blue flame and the three are taken back. Nero puts the flame out with his hand and then takes a sip. He seems to enjoy it and hands it to Granchio as he says that they'll buy it. After drinking it, Granchio says that they could probably stock it after all as he hands the glass to Vanno. Nero slams his fist on the counter and says that he already dumped it out. Vanno sniffs it a few times, then takes a sip. Granchio tells Nero not to get so mad. Vanno then makes a disgusted face and asks Granchio for a coffee. Granchio agrees and leaves with the glass.
Nero asks Avilio for how much a bottle, suggesting 3.5. Avilio holds his hand up, 5, and says that 3.5 is out of the question. Nero laughs and asks how much they can sell them per week. Before he can answer, a man at the front door yells and falls to the ground. A man beside him opens a latch at the bottom of the door and is about to shoot Fango's legs when Serpente appears behind him and puts a knife to the side of his neck, ordering to him to open the door. Vanno says that it seems the old man's getting the works. Granchio tells him to shut-up. The decide to wait and and watch.
The man steps back and Fango takes his gun. Serpente continues to hold a knife against his throat. Fango asks if he minds if he takes the gun. The man calls him a son of a bitch before Fango clocks him with it and the man falls to the ground. Fango apologizes for interrupting and says that he's looking for Nero Vanetti. Avilio quietly asks Nero who that is, and Nero says that he's Don Vanetti's son. Granchio says not to bring his arguments to the Island, that's the rule. Fango agrees that rules are important and says that that's why he's there. He found some booze stolen from then in their parking lot. Granchio says "good for you," so Fango shoots the ceiling and asks if he said something. Granchio says he hadn't so Fango again asks about Nero. He calls Corteo and tells him to come over. Corteo looks very uncomfortable and looks over nervously at Avilio as he walks over. Avilio seems to take something from behind him.
Corteo walks over with his hands up and Fango asks if he's Nero. Corteo says that he isn't, so Fango asks loudly if there are any other Neros there. No one answers so he says that it must be him. Nero looks over to see Avilio rummage through a box behind him and pull out a pocket knife. Fango points his gun at Corteo and says that thieves deserve to die as he cocks his gun. Avilio calmly says that he's Nero. Fango asks who Corteo is then, and Avilio says he doesn't know. Fango says he should speak up sooner as he pushes Corteo towards Serpente. Vanno smiles and looks over to Nero who's watching intently. Fango tells the "New Nero" to come over then. Avilio walks over with his hands behind his head. When he stands in front of Fango, he pushes up Avilio's hat with his gun. Avilio suddenly grabs his gun and shoves it to the side as he pushes a knife into Fango's throat. Fango's impressed and Avilio tells him to let Corteo go. Fango tells Serpente to slit Corteo's throat because he doesn't think Avilio can kill him. Serpente inches the knife closer as Corteo's neck as he tries to push his hand away. Avilio slowly pushes the knife into Fango's throat and blood begins to trickle out. Fango urges him to do it. Suddenly, Nero throws a bottle at Serpente and they all manage to break apart, with Avilio and Corteo managing to jump behind the counter. Fango runs over and pick up his gun.
Fango shoots wildly around the room. Luckily, the counter is iron-plated. As this is happening, Granchio manages to escape. Vanno tries to stand up and is almost shot. Crouching, he tells Nero that if Nero spots him, he's dead. Corteo brews something and tells Avilio to throw alcohol at him. He does, and Fango begins shooting the bottles out of the air. Vanno says that Fango is playing around. Nero says that he must be the crazy guy that joined Orco. Vanno says that Orco's gotten serious. Corteo tells them to throw something and then run for the exit. They listen and after the bottle is thrown, it ignites and fire erupts around Fango. As they run outside, with Avilio holding he briefcase, they don't stop until they make it to where Tigre is parked. Nero notices that Tigre is slumped over in his seat with a handkerchief tied in front of his mouth. He yells his name and runs over and opens the door. He tells Tigre to wake up, but Gatto is secretly hidden in the backseat. He tries to stab Nero from the back, but Nero dodges this and grabs Gatto's arm. Vanno winds up and punches Gatto in the face.
The four men drive along the road, with Nero driving, Vanno in the passenger seat, Avilio behind Nero and Corteo to the right of him. Nero notes that it was something and Vanno says that it was pretty fun, though. Corteo thanks Avilio for before. Avilio asks if the candles were made out of paraffin. Corteo says that if you liquefy paraffin, then mix it with water, it'll blow. Smiling, Vanno smokes a cigarette and says that they can't go back there for a while. He passes his cigarette to Nero and he says the the booze was good after taking a drag and that it'll make them lots of money. Across the river, the drive past the Playhouse. Vanno points it out and starts to pull off his face mustache as he says that he can't wait to show it to the don when it's finished. Nero says that it looks out of place in Lawless. Avilio asks if Nero was there. Nero says that he was as he pulls off his beard and smooths back his hair. Avilio is taken back. He turns around and says that he is Nero Vanetti.
- Avilio Bruno
- Land Lady
- Luce Lagusa
- Elena Lagusa
- Testa Lagusa
- Vincent Vanetti
- Nero Vanetti
- Vanno Clemente
- The cans of pineapple appear in later episodes.
- ↑ ある誕生日の晩、少年の幸せな生活は突然終わりを迎えた。マフィアの抗争により、目の前で両親と弟を殺された少年アヴィリオ。7年後――差出人不明の一通 の手紙を読み、静かに嘲笑うアヴィリオ。その手紙をきっかけに、彼はローレスの街へと舞い戻る。そして幼馴染のコルテオと再会し、ヴァネッティファミリー に密造酒を卸そうと持ちかけるのだった。
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