We start with Rose Clericuzio seeking assistance from her priest and blurting out family secrets. Then, Danny Aeillo returns as the Last Don but dies shortly thereafter, after having celebrated a birthday with his family and friends. At this birthday party, we are reintroduced to Claudia De Lena, her betrothed, and Billy D'Angelo, the family's number one hammer.
The next scene takes us to a shipyard where a Clericuzio is murdered. Giorgio, overwhelmed, seeks Cross' help but Cross enjoys his life in Paris and ultimately refuses. This is of course until his own wife Athena is killed from a bomb meant for Cross. Cross returns and Lia Vazzi, former compatriot, follows suit after his own family is murdered in his stead.
Cross then begins having dreams where he converses with his dead father. He later, at the prompting of the duplicitous D'Angelo, hires a hit on an innocent son of an innocent mafioso family. Rose Marie Clericuzio continues her role as the deranged mother of a deranged son only now she also falls in love with her confidante priest and also learns that Cross was guilty of killing her son Dante.
More time passes and Claudia weds in the Clericuzio home though yet another attempt is made on the Clericuzio's. Claudia's husband is caught cheating. Josie, Bethany's nanny and undercover FBI agent, is going native as she falls for Cross. Cross, Josie, and Bethany are nearly murdered in a mall parking lot. The chapter ends with Cross and Josie sharing an intimate moment.