My Brilliant Friend Season 2 Episode 5


My Brilliant Friend

Airs: Apr 13, 2020 , Monday at 22:00 on HBO

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Episode Summary: Pinuccia leaves Ischia to go back to Rino and the group of five becomes of four. There's now a rift between Lila and Elena - one that goes by the name of Nino.
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