'My Brilliant Friend' Season 2 Episode 4: Lila betrays Lenu by kissing [spoiler], fans say she's just 'awful'
Spoilers for 'My Brilliant Friend' Season 2 Episode 4 chapter 12 'The Kiss'
In yet another brilliant episode, HBO's 'My Brilliant Friend' tugged at our hearts. Taking place just after Rino Cerullo (Gennaro De Stefano) and Pinuccia Carracci's (Federica Sollazzo) wedding by the blue waters of Ischia, Elena Greco (Margherita Mazzucco) and Lila Cerullo (Gaia Girace) are accompanied by Pinuccia and Lila's mother Nunzia Cerullo (Valentina Acca). There, they are joined by Nino Sarratore (Francesco Serpico), who, as we all know, was the key highlight for Elena's visit to Ischia.
But what had transpired by the end of the episode is probably something that Elena aka Lenu would never have thought.
Frankly, if you have read the books, this would not come as a surprise. Lila steps up her efforts to look relevant to Nino, which culminated in the titular 'kiss'. After an episode of stealing glances, the two swim off into the waters leaving Lenu behind. In the night, back in their house, Lila tells Lenu that Nino kissed her - his lips still feel hard and painful against her.
But the last scene - as our hearts ached for a broken Lenu - it showed that Lila was indeed the one who kissed him.
Twitter is livid.
"Lila is such a bitch," tweeted a fan. "Lila is an awful person. Just ugly," concurred another.
Her attraction towards Nino doesn't have many takers. More than that, fans are upset about how she hurt Lenu with her actions. "Lila be pissing me off. She’s a horrible friend," wrote a fan.
"I felt sad from the start of S2 Ep4 "The Kiss," on #MyBrilliantFriend@HBO. I've mentioned I'm always partial to Lenu. And I always fear Lila will hurt her. And the men surrounding her, well, who can trust *them*? I ended this episode feeling even sadder and my tears flowed," added another upset fan.
Lila had spent the entire episode trying to catch Nino's eye. "Why is she wearing makeup to the beach? I mean, it’s super obvious where this is all going, but eesh," cringed a fan.
At one point, she even passed a jab at Elena saying she isn't paying her to have fun in Ischia. Lenu was supposed to spend the summer working in the bookstore. But Lila suggests she pay her to accompany her on the holiday. "Elena and Lila have such a love/hate relationship and the fact that Lila wants her to look after her Mom is crazy," wrote a fan.
Fans are more upset about Lila's betrayal over Nino's interests, who has already earned himself the tag of a 'f**kboy'. "What a shit. You deserve better, Lenù. Let Lila have the f**kboy and let her think she won something," wrote a fan.