Mobster Frank Costello operated in a dangerous business, but it was his attempts at mental peace that nearly got him killed.
In the above exclusive clip from the “Making of the Mob” season finale, the Luciano Family crime boss fielded threats from his own underlings for confiding in a psychiatrist. So much for doctor-patient confidentiality.
“I can’t talk to anybody,” an actor portraying Costello tells his shrink. “I’m not even supposed to be talking to you.”
“I gotta wake up every morning and look over my shoulder, Doc,” he continued. “I’m gonna be walking down the street one day and I’m gonna get a bullet in my head.”
Watch the video above.
Though at least one famous attempt was made on Costello’s life, he actually lived to 82, when he died of a heart attack.
“Making of the Mob” was recently renewed for a second season, which will focus on Chicago. From Stephen David Entertainment, the eight-episode Season 2 will premiere in 2016 and tell the stories of Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel.
The season finale of “Making of the Mob: New York” airs Monday night at 10 p.m. on AMC.