Salvatore falls in love with a classmate, Alice, but when people tell him you can die for love of a woman, he doesn't pursue her. Meanwhile, his family's urge to avoid the Mafia runs aground.
When Salvatore realises that Alice's boyfriend has not died, he decides to ask her out. Lorenzo hopes his family can move to a new house but comes up against the construction industry Mafia.
Salvatore discovers the dark side of Palermo when an anti-mafia journalist comes to his school to talk about his work and is murdered soon after. Lorenzo's mortgage application is turned down.
Uncle Massimo has an idea to change their fortune and the family travel to Ficuzza to convince their grandpa, Tore, to sell some land but Tore refuses as the land hides an awful secret
Salvatore has a diary, but mainly writes about the Mafia, so Pia and Lorenzo decide to take him to a psychoanalyst. Meanwhile, Lorenzo is also worried about the consequences of a promotion.
Salvatore's sister, Angela, has a new boyfriend, Alfonso Puccio, but unfortunately Alfonso's father turns out to be a front man for the Mafia. Salvatore decides that it's time to declare his love.
When Pia tells Lorenzo that she did not get offered a permanent teaching position because the system is rigged, reluctantly, Lorenzo asks for Massimo's help in seeing justice served
In prison, Massimo strikes up a friendship with a respected Mafia boss, Tommaso Buscetta, who knows Pia from long ago, and Tommaso helps Massimo obtain permission to marry Patrizia from the jail
Can Palermo beat Juventus in the Coppa Italia final and boost the city's fortunes? Meanwhile, Lorenzo is optimistic about the mortgage, and Massimo becomes aware of the cost of being in the Mafia.
Lorenzo suspects Pia of being unfaithful and comes to accept the idea of compromising in order to achieve his dream of a new home for his family, while Massimo realises that he's not Mafia material
Lorenzo finds the new home a heavy burden on his conscience. Salvatore asks officer Boris Giuliano, who is under a Mafia death warrant, for help but ends up seeing something he shouldn't.