The BEST Episodes of My Brilliant Friend
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 3, 2020
A woman recounts the lifelong friendship and conflicts with a girl she met at primary school in Naples during the early 1950s.
#1 - The Blue Fairy
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 4, 2020
Close to graduating, Elena is seized by a creative impulse that gives birth to her first novel.
#2 - The Island
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 3, 2018
On the island of Ischia, Elena runs into the Sarratore family, reigniting her childhood crush on Nino; Lila's resistance to Marcello's pressing courtship reaches a breaking point; an unexpected encounter leaves Elena shaken on her 15th birthday.
#3 - The Betrayal
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 13, 2020
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.
#4 - The Promise
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 10, 2018
With sales of Cerullo shoes lagging, Stefano cuts a business deal with the Solaras; after Elena gets kicked out of a class for voicing her opinion, Nino encourages her to write an article about her experience for his magazine.
#5 - Dissolving Boundaries
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 26, 2018
Entering high school, Elena vows to stay ahead of Lila, academically and romantically. Lila eschews a parade of suitors vying for her affection, choosing instead to focus on her ambitions in the shoe shop. Promising a better future for the neighborhood, Stefano Carracci invites Elena, Lila and their families over for New Year's Eve. Things escalate quickly during a fireworks faceoff with the Solaras, leading Lila to see a new side of her brother Rino.
#6 - The Money
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 19, 2018
As fourth grade draws to an end, Elena and Lila fight with their families for the chance to continue their education. Later, a trip out of town becomes a day Elena will never forget, and a death changes things in the neighborhood forever.
#7 - The Kiss
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 6, 2020
Elena agrees to a holiday in Ischia with Lila, knowing that Nino Sarratore will also be on the island.
#8 - The Metamorphoses
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 25, 2018
Now a teenager, Elena grapples with the onset of puberty, her studies and her friendship with Lila, who now works in her family's shoe-repair store. After a library awards ceremony reveals what Lila has been keeping secret, Elena learns what her friend's grand plans might be. As the girls' encounters with the opposite sex become more frequent, Lila takes a stand against the dangerous Solara brothers.
#9 - The Shoes
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 2, 2018
Elena grows tired of Gino, while Lila rejects two potential suitors at a cost; a rare outing into the city turns violent; Elena worries about not being there for Lila after accepting an invitation to spend the summer away from the neighborhood.
#10 - The Body
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 23, 2020
Antonio is mad as Lenu for trying to stop his draft to the army. Stefano hits Lila and opens his heart to Lenu. Lila is mad at Lenu for trying to reconcile Stefano and her.
#11 - Erasure
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 2020
Lila continues to hold a grudge against Stefano as the shoe shop opens and she goes to work at his new grocery store; Elena brings Lila to a party at her teacher's home.
#12 - Rage
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 20, 2020
The relationship between Elena and Lila becomes considerably colder. Elena plunges headfirst into studying for her finals, whilst Lila is having to tackle problems of an entirely different nature.
#13 - Ghosts
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 27, 2020
University life in Pisa has deeply changed Elena. Back in Naples for the Easter holidays, she discovers that just as many changes have affected the neighbourhood, and with it Lila's life.
#14 - The Fiancés
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 9, 2018
Elena returns to Naples to find Lila has made a romantic connection with Stefano, despite the looming presence of Marcello.
#15 - The New Name
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 16, 2020
Lenu and Lila continue their lives in different path: Lila works in the show store and Elena returns to school.
#16 - The Dolls
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 18, 2018
The disappearance of her old friend, Lila Cerrullo, causes 60-year-old author Elena Greco to reflect on the early days of their friendship in 1950s Naples, when Elena and Lila are two very different girls at the top of their class. When the girls discover the underground lair of Don Achille, a criminal figure who controls the neighborhood, they decide to confront him, facing their fears together and laying the cornerstone of a lasting friendship and rivalry.