From The New Normal: King Fredo


I’m a huge fan of The Godfather movies – especially Part II, with its incredible dynastic sweep. In Part II, Mafia kingpin Michael Corleone’s older brother Fredo betrays the family’s interest. In Havana on New Year’s Eve 1958 (the same night the Communists took over Cuba), Michael reveals his knowledge of Fredo’s disloyalty by kissing him at a party, telling Fredo, “You broke my heart.” Later on, Michael tells his brother, “You’re nothing to me.” Years later, Michael has Fredo killed for betraying the family.

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