It’s summer, and the Stancos are preparing to receive a visit from the Bartholomeis. Ned’s excited to see his friend Robert for the first time since the war; his wife Catelyn knows that everything has changed. Because they are not your average New York Sicilians. They command an army of bloodthirsty soldiers who’d jump at the opportunity to wage war again. Last time, Ned and Robert had been comrades-in-arms; this time, Ned’s meeting Robert to offer his daughter’s hand in marriage to his son. To consolidate this peace for once and for all, Catelyn knows, but no one says that.