'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3: Why is Spadino unhappy about having a daughter? Here's what changes his mind

Although healthy, the new discovery puts Spadino off his enthusiasm. It seems odd at first, but like most things in the heartwarming political thriller, this too sorts itself out


                            'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3: Why is Spadino unhappy about having a daughter? Here's what changes his mind
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Spoilers for 'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3

Season 3 of 'Suburra: Blood on Rome' begins with Alberto 'Spadini' Anacleti and his wife Angelica celebrating their new pregnancy. They have a name picked for the unborn baby too - Cesare - a fitting one at that. Preparations are in full swing, with a nursery and color-coded drapes in their bedroom for what the couple things is their soon to be arriving baby boy. But the first trip to the gynecologist throws a curveball at them: Spadino and Angelica are actually going to have a baby girl. Although healthy, the new discovery puts Spadino off his enthusiasm. It seems odd at first, but like most things in the sometimes heartwarming political thriller, this too sorts itself out.

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As Spadino opens up in the car ride back home, he was looking forward to a boy because he couldn't wait to teach his little one the rules of this vicious but enticing game of corruption the Ancletis are embroiled in. Spadino, often insecure and blatantly closeted about his sexuality, wanted to produce an heir to the Ancleti throne who would carry on his legacy. So when he finds out his baby is going to be a girl, he concerned about being able to bond with his child. He doesn't know how to talk to girls, neither does he have any idea about what to bond with them over, as he explains to his darling wife. 

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This, however, changes later in the show when Angelica starts to take the reigns of Spadino and Aureliano Adami's drug trafficking side of the business. Angelica proves to have a real eye for pawned jewelry and together with Nadia, she is able to spot what's original and what's fake, thus saving them a lot of money in the process. Her grit and firm determination to stick by her husband's side is also displayed when she stands up to his brother Manfredi, who's recently back home from the hospital and wants to reclaim the Anacleti reign.

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Noticing these minute details in Angelica's devotion to their family business, Spadino has a change of heart. Eventually, he ends up admitting to Angelica that he is more than glad to have a daughter as long as she turns out to be exactly like her mother.

'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3 is now available for streaming on Netflix.

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