Three years into her time in Pisa, Elena has developed into an elegant and cultured young woman – but still feels like an outsider. When she falls ill, she takes to reading Lila’s diaries – where she discovers Lila’s dedication to her new role in the face of Stafano’s increasingly violent behaviour.
Then in the season finale, with graduation in sight, Elena is overwhelmed by memories of her past and copes by drafting her first novel. Meanwhile, she finds a new suitor in Pietro Airota, the son of an esteemed academic. Meanwhile, Lila’s circumstances undergo a dramatic change.
My Brilliant Friend – Friday at 9.00pm on Sky Atlantic and Now TV.