'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3: Samurai's death is end of an era, but who betrayed and ambushed him?

Right at the end of Episode 1, Samurai gets ambushed and murdered, thus digressing from his active reign in the 2015 neo-noir Italian thriller 'Suburra'


                            'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3: Samurai's death is end of an era, but who betrayed and ambushed him?
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Spoilers for 'Suburra: Blood on Rome' Season 3

The biggest difference that Netflix's 'Suburra: Blood on Rome' establishes between its narratives in the final season is a central character's death. Right at the end of Episode 1, Samurai (Francesco Acquaroli) gets ambushed and murdered, thus digressing from his active reign in the 2015 neo-noir Italian thriller 'Suburra'. With Samurai's death the game changes more than just in terms of power dynamics. But the question is, who killed him?

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The answer, clear as day, is Aureliano (Alessandro Borghi) and Spadini (Giacomo Ferrara) of course.  The plan is actually quite smart. The two family bosses of the Adami and Ancleti clans hatch a foolproof plan to draw Amadeo Cinaglia (Filippo Nigro) into the game too. Cinaglia spends the day trying to get the Church on their side, but the pope is unbending. He warns the newly elected Mayor of Rome that no matter what he spews out, the words coming out of his mouth — recurring as they might be — are still Samurai's words. Cinaglia catches up with Samurai to convey the same, claiming it's the older overlord who has to do God's work in convincing the church, but little does the auteur know, he won't live long enough to accomplish that.

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Earlier in the episode, when Cinaglia is frolicking in pillow talk with Sara Monaschi (Claudia Gerini), she leaves him jilted saying Rome isn't enough for her anymore. Cinaglia's wife however is at a park with their two children, inevitably losing them out of sight. Frantic and panicking, her ray of hope comes in the form of Nadia who asks her to get in a car with them, evidently kidnapping Cinaglia's family for bait. 

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The plan is revealed only at the end of the episode when Cinaglia drives Samurai to a deserted warehouse and throws him into the pits of Aureliano and Spadino's ambush. The two enraged men corner Samurai as a panicked Cinaglia overlooks the tragedy about to unfold. Avenging the death of their third musketeer Lele, Aureliano then shoots Samurai in the head first, and leaves Spadino to take the final aim — a gunshot in the head. Samurai falls flat on the floor, dead on the spot as Cinaglia bargains for the safety of his family. An era comes to a bloody end as Ostia and Sinti's gangs progress towards their ascension.

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