- "Instead of sending you a black hand, I could've killed you in the night without knowing why. But I want you to know why, and I wanna suggest to you that we fight this vendetta with honor."
- —Luca Changretta
Luca Changretta is an Italian American, son of Vicente Changretta and Audrey Changretta and a leader of the Changretta mob. His mob does work in the liquor business stationed in New York. The mob has a heavy rivalry with Chicago's Al Capone, as New York is an important trading port for transporting alcohol from Europe. Changretta is also a soldier for the Spinietta family.
In approximate 1919-1920 Luca Changretta came from New York to Birmingham to be best man at his cousin's wedding.
SERIES 4 · 1925-1926 Edit
After his father and brother, Angel Changretta, are killed by the Peaky Blinders he obtains enough information from his surviving mother, Audrey, to launch a vendetta in Birmingham against Thomas and the rest of the of the surviving Shelby family.
Luca would make his first appearance in Episode 4.1 while crossing into Liverpool. The guard at the passport check noticed something was amiss after admitting passage from several Italian Americans in a row. He proceeded to question Luca who answered indirectly. The guard became nervous, and with nothing legitimate to stop admittance, stamped Luca's passport.In Episode 4.2, Luca makes his first acquaintance with Thomas Shelby. He set up a meeting through Thomas' factory and went by the title "Monsieur Pan". The two began a duel of words, talking back and forth, attempting to get the best of one another until Thomas openly called Luca by his real name. It was then Luca revealed that he was in Birmingham for the sole purpose of destroying the Shelby family and name in a vendetta for the death of his father, Vicente Changratta. The two agreed that the war would be fought with honor, no children were to be harmed and no police were to be used (which Thomas would later break). As Tommy later finds out in Episode 4.2, Luca and his mother planned to either let Thomas Shelby live, or leave him to die last after the rest of his family is killed off, as this would cause him the most amount of pain. It was during the events of Episode 4.3 where Luca would make contact with Polly Gray who would agree to the terms of giving Thomas up and let Arthur, Finn and Michael Gray live. It was at this meeting where Luca would utter the threatening words "you're dancing with me", indicating Polly should not cross him if they want to live.
Audrey Changretta Edit
Like most Italian mob/mafia dynamics at the time, Luca and his brother, Angel, had extreme respect for both his mother and father. Since the death of Vicente Changretta, it was Audrey Changretta who would launch base orders from her position in New York. Luca made sure to mention the wishes of his mother to Thomas upon their first meeting. Luca would later reference his mother throughout the rest of the season.
Thomas Shelby Edit
Luca Changretta and Thomas Shelby began their relationship in a battle of wits during the final few scenes in Episode 4.2. The two tried to outwit the other, back and forth, and was later revealed in the conversation that even under the circumstances, they could still possess a sense of respect for one another. Luca would become frustrated with Thomas, however, on the method of warfare Thomas would impose. Mafia code would always promote "no police", which was an asset that Thomas would commonly use. The two would almost duel in Episode 4.5 after a long chase between Luca and Thomas, however it was Thomas' police that would interrupt the fight and prolong the conflict. In the end, it was Tommy who would beat Luca in a fist fight, smashing his head into broken glass repeatedly before Arthur Shelby Jr. delivered the final shot in Episode 4.6.
Luca's mother Teacher Audrey Changretta knows Polly's mother and she taught her how to read. Audrey knows Polly and said to his son that "Polly Gray would never let go of a grievance.". Luca Changretta makes direct contact with Polly. Polly makes a deal with Luca, offering to sacrifice Thomas in exchange for sparing Arthur, Michael and Finn. They, moreover, charm each other. At last he realizes that she lied him. It's was the plan that Polly and Thomas agreed on from the beginning. He's angry at her calling her "that bitch" after that.
"We are an organization of a different dimension." - Luca Changretta to Thomas Shelby
I heard you dress well, Mr. Shelby. But now I see, not so well as me. - Luca Changretta to Thomas Shelby
"You know, my mother used to say this about you. She said, "That Polly Gray, that child would never let go of a grievance."- Luca Changretta to Polly Gray
That's a shame cos you're dancing with me. - Luca Changretta to Polly Gray
"All that is left of the Peaky fucking Blinders." - Luca Changretta to Thomas Shelby, Polly Gray and Finn Shelby
"I would have buried you all. But my mother, she knows you. She said it'll be worse for you and take away everything that you have." - Luca Changretta to Thomas Shelby, Polly Gray and Finn Shelby
"Especially don't trust this bitch."- Luca Changretta to Polly Gray
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