When last we left, young Paul and Angelo were on the run after Primo decided to kill Paul because of the lowball ransom offer by Getty. This episode opens with Primo at the gas station where apparently he was too drunk and high to get gas and he had to wait until morning for the attendant to arrive. When he makes back with the can of gas he plans to use to burn up young Paul, his pathetic accomplice explains that Paul and Angelo have run off. Primo, not wanting to waste a gas that was such a pain in the ass to acquire throws the guy into the grave and covers him in gasoline. Just before the match is lit the mafioso don and the accountant arrive to inspect the merchandise. Primo is terrified of this guy. The don rings the bells of all the mountain towns and let’s them know he is looking for Paul. They must all form search parties and bring Paul to him alive. If they aid him in any way, the penalty is death.
While on the run, Angelo says that his Nana will be shunned because of his actions and will be alone until she dies.
Back in Rome, Fletcher Chace is being a handyman at Gail’s house. Gail is worried sick about Paul because she has not heard anything from the kidnappers. She goes on TV and begs the kidnappers to tell her something because the silence is cruel.
Angelo and Paul manage to jump on to a train. Angelo gets dragged for a bit and injured himself badly before Paul was able to yank him up onto the platform.
Back at Sutton Place, the eldest Getty has received a few donations from people wanting to help him get the money for young Paul. This pisses him off. Bullimore still hasn’t figured out what the list of flowers the gardener gave him have in common. (They are all deadly if ingested by humans). Getty can’t figure out why the kidnappers are not making a counter offer.
Primo finds Angelo’s broken glasses and blood on the train tracks and figures out they have gotten on the train. I find this scene to be totally unbelievable. Primo is a dumb as a sack of Biermanns, as navymommy would say. When they stop the train to search it the two boys make a run for it. All of this running is in the Calabria mountains. There is literally nothing there, they are starving and need water. Paul has had enough running he tell Angelo that he is going to find a house with a phone. Angelo tries to tell him that they will kill him but he doesn’t listen. Angelo, who is injured, very reluctantly follows Paul. When the come to a village, they can’t figure out why no one is there. Everyone is out looking for him. They go in a house and Paul calls his mom but it takes her too long to get to the phone. The dogs and the search teams are all back. Primo is magically at the house as the boys make another escape. He hears Gail on the phone asking for Paul and tells her “Seventeen million dollars” before he hangs up. There are starting to be an annoying amount of plotholes in this script.
The boys jump into a farmer’s truck in the village and ended up being allowed to use the phone. Unfortunately the phone lines are down because of winds or something. The boys know they should go but the farmer’s wife offers them a home-cooked meal and they are starving. Paul realizes that there has not been a storm. Something is up with this nice couple. The wife says her husband will give them a ride to the main road but they must eat first. They are giving a lot of brandy. Even with all the food they have eaten they are getting drunk.
Holy crap! The farmer’s wife is praying like crazy in the bedroom when Primo walks through the door with a rifle, says, “That’s All Folks” and shoots Angelo’s head all over the place with the majority of it landing on Paul. We hear but do not see a second shot. In Rome, Gail drops her glass as if she knows something has happened to Paul.
This was the fifth episode of ten, so we are halfway through. Are y’all still watching this? Still interested in recaps?