'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3: Do Nadia, Angelica become new bosses of drug trafficking? Here's how they bond
Spoilers for 'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3
While the blooming brotherhood between the Ostia Adamis and the Sinti Anacletis is highlighted and touted in equal parts, Season 3 of Netflix's 'Suburra: Blood on Rome' focuses on another budding friendship that soon becomes one for the storybooks. In an unexpected twist of fate, Aureliano Adami's (Alessandro Borghi) new girl Nadia Gravone (Federica Sabatini) and his rival-turned-partner Alberto 'Spadino' Ancleti's (Giacomo Ferrara) wife Angelica Sale (Carlotta Antonelli) sparked a sisterhood so solid and touching, that the consequence of it not only sees them soar to the ranks of their male counterparts but also hints at major couple goals.
Season 3 kicks off with Angelica expressing doubt over Nadia's possible involvement with Lele's tragic suicide in the previous season. She has some strong feelings about Aureliano dragging Nadia to their business, which is soon dismissed by the other two men, sparking some envy in her. As someone still fighting for her place in the man's world that is their business, it's understandable why Angelica might not be fond of Nadia at first. But soon that changes when they are on their first trip to Titto's drug trafficking warehouse and Angelica is able to spot some fake items being pawned for cocaine.
Angelica's expertise in what she's doing earns Nadia's respect and the two start frequenting the joint together, taking care of Titto's turf for Aureliano and Spadino becomes their little rendezvous every day. Their bond is further strengthened by the party Spadino throws at a pub and Angelica can't stop being jealous of the passion between Aureliano and Nadia. Watching them wrapped around each other, kissing, aloof and lost in their own world gives Angelica a pang of jealousy, knowing this is something she will never be able to achieve with her deeply caring but gay husband. Their marriage was one of convenience and she's extremely blessed that Spadino takes such good care of her, but Angelica can't help but wonder if there's more to relationships than care and riches.
This is when Nadia spots her away from the party, about to drink, although she is pregnant with Spadino's baby. Nadia offers Angelica comfort, support and faith in her marriage, something Angelica soon has the chance to pay her back with when the party is crashed by Manfredi's (Adamo Dionisi) men and they pull a gun at Aureliano. Nadi, afraid for her lover's life, shoots Boris — one of the Sintis — and he dies. Normally this would earn her a death sentence, but at the moot trial at the Ancleti home, she is saved by Angelica's vote of confidence, where the latter claims she saw Nadia pull the trigger only after Aureliano's life was threatened.
Angelica claims she would do it for her husband too and later when Manfredi again sends men to shoot the two women outside Titto's joint, Angelica saves Nadia by rushing her to the hospital. Nadia also gets a chance to return the favour. When forced to get into Manfredi's car and unsuspectingly ambushed by Aureliano, Angelica ends up losing the baby in all the crash and chase. As she walks out to her hospital balcony, contemplating suicide, Nadia shows up to offer a shoulder once again. Hugging the grieving woman on the stairs, Nadia calls her 'best friend' and this bond has solidified beyond overseeing Titto's joint together.
Even in the end, when Manfredi sends his men to bring Angelica to him, unable to contact her husband, she informs Nadia of their ambush. As she is being driven by Manfredi's henchman, who professes his feelings for Spadino's wife, Nadia arrives with her SUV, shoots the man on the steering wheel and frees Angelica from being taken to Manfredi. Talk about a ride or die situation. Sure, they are pretty much the trump cards helping their men ace at the game but what they achieved and how far they have come as a dynamic duo is also deeply commendable.
'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3 is now available for streaming on Netflix.