Helena attempts to escape the premises which are surrounded by bodyguards. The Pope, Mandragora’s second in command, shows up and helps her get away. It is unknown how, but he has put together that Helena Bertinelli and Huntress are one in the same. She has done him a favor by killing Mandragora as he privately resents him as leader of the mob and has higher ambitions. With his death, The Pope ascends to the position of boss of bosses and takes over the global head of the mafia, and also one of the five fingers of the hand that controls the world, A Mano Iddio.
The Pope also tells Helena the name of the man who killed her family, Omerta, pertending to do her a favor. He doesn’t believe that Helena can win against Omerta who is a valuable asset to him. He believes by sending Helena Omerta’s way, he will kill her. She is a a real threat and loose cannon who he won’t be able to control. He wants the matter of the Bertinelli’s put to bed once and for all so that he can begin his reign as mob boss and a controlling entity of A Mano Iddio.
At the conclusion of Huntress Year One, The Pope nor anyone affliated with the mob or A Mano Iddio was aware that it was Helena that stole back her fortune that night. That secret went with Stefano Mandragora to his grave. What is obvious is that even as a new person ascends to the Godfather title, Helena is still seen, not as a nuisance, but a legitmate threat to A Mano Iddio. The question remains why? And what, if any ties or ambitions did Helena’s father, or grandfather, or great-grandfather, have to A Mano Iddio?