Gomorrah ‘O Track Season 2 Episode 6 Recap – In the previous Episode 5 of “Gomorrah, the meeting between Genny and Ciro results in a peace deal. The accord, guaranteed by the top mafia bosses, is completed without violence. Azzurra has a gift for Genny’s birthday that might change his plans. She’s pregnant with his child.
Gomorrah ‘O Track Season 2 Episode 6 Recap
Fathers and Sons
Throughout the Gomorrah series, there’s been head to head tension between Gennaro and his father, both of them strong-willed and competitive. In Episode Six, Don Pietro erupts when he learns of Gennaro’s decision to make peace with Ciro’s organization. He tells Patrizia that Genny has sold him out. “I would kill him if he weren’t my son,” he shouts angrily.
Don sadly tells his son of the hopes he and Imma had upon his birth. Imma had been told she couldn’t have children. This was the ultimate disappointment. A mob boss needs an heir. Don Pietro’s father told him he should get another wife but he chose to remain with his beloved Imma, saying he would kill any man who would insult Imma. Then Gennaro was born, giving him hope. He does not now appreciate that this son, this hope, would end in later disappointment.
Gennaro listens to his father’s tale but states his own point of view. He tells Don Pietro that he’s living in the past. The future lies in Rome, he says, and Ciro’s death is not in the family interest.
Don Pietro Savastano understands finally that he’s not been the best of fathers. He confesses to Patrizia that he should have had more faith in Gennaro. Hearing of his son’s long term plans of expansion, Don Pietro is now willing to abide with the peace – at least temporarily.
This schism between father and son also destabilizes the gang members under their leadership. Gennaro is the popular leader of the young street punks who menace the neighborhoods. Don Savastano’s older and less volatile bunch worry about the trouble the younger mobsters might bring upon both their houses. Where the clans are concerned, it’s much like the Capulets and the Montagues.
The peace deal between Ciro and the Savastonos may have averted a major war but it does not avoid a rebellion of the younger street hustlers who work the piazzas. They are not receiving their due. They are bottled up in their neighborhoods and not sharing in the profits made by the senior gangsters.
The temperature gets hotter when one of Gennaro’s ‘boys’ buys a gun and with some cohorts robs a betting parlor. This angers the older Savastanos who retaliate by beating up on the young thugs. Thus begins a cycle of retaliations that erupts into a full scale war between Track, the leader of the rebels, and Malamore, a Savastano captain. Wearing masks, stolen uniforms, and wield baseball bats, Track’s crew organizes a bloody takeover of Malamore’s operation.
Since the operations are conducted in a warren of apartments in Scampia, the thugs drive all the people in the apartments – men, women, and children – into the streets. The violence is so intense that Gennaro goes to meet with his former associates in an attempt to quiet them down. The volatile Track pulls a gun on him, kills one of Genny’s bodyguards but spares Gennaro’s life. Malamore also survives the gunfight.
Word of the street war is bad news for Don Pietro. It is Patrizia who has the thankless job of delivering it. She is puzzled by the violence. She doesn’t understand how such a thing could happen when Gennaro and Ciro had struck an accord and the mob bigwigs had supported it.
“It’s because Gennaro’s word is no good,” explains Don Pietro.
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Gomorrah ‘O Track Season 2 Episode 6 Recap characters and cast include:
Ciro di Marzio – Marco D’Amore (A Quiet Life, Love Is All You Need, Alaska)
Pietro Savastano – Fortunato Cerlino (Hannibal, Ribilla per caso)
Genny Savastano – Salvatore Esposito (They Call Me Jeeg, Zeta, Carvina)
Rosario O’Nano – Lino Musella (The Young Pope, Happy Days Motel)
O’Mulatto – Luca Gallone
Malammore – Fabio De Caro
Annalisa ‘Scianel’ Magliocca – Christina Donadio
Patrizia – Cristiana Dell’Anna
O’Principe – Antonio Folletto
O’Zingariello – Gianluca Di Gennaro
Pitbull – Vincenzo Fabricino
O’Cardillo – Christian Girosa
Azzurra Avitabile – Ivana Lotito
Azmera – Liana Balogun
Capaebomba – Giovanni Buselli
Nicola – Riccardo Ciccarelli
A Lince – Antonio Ciccone
Sandrino – Ciro Cipullo
Moglie Malammore – Floriana de Martono
Figlio Malammore – Mimmo Esposito
O’Boxer – Giuseppe Fonzo
Manolo – Ivan Improta
Fausto – Enzo Mazzarella
O’Track – Carmine Monaco