My Brilliant Friend

The Shoes

Series 1 - Episode 5 The Shoes



A shift in perspective in the Italian drama brings us into the Cerullos’ home, where Lila and Rino are confronted by their father over their shoe-making scheme – although at least this time no one gets thrown out of a window.

Then, just as Elena ends her alliance with Gino, Lila receives two proposals of her own, both of which you’ll have seen coming after last week’s episode. There’s the same sense of inevitability about the girls’ night out in Naples, which ends in – what else? – a full-on brawl.

But as the world closes in on Lila, Lenù, at least, has the chance to escape – in tomorrow’s episode, she leaves home behind to spend a transformative summer on the island of Ischia.


Elena grows tired of Gino, while Lila rejects two potential suitors at a cost. Elsewhere, a rare outing into the city turns violent. In Italian.