After sealing a barain with the Feds back in New York, testifying against his "familys" new boss and entering the witness protection programme, Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt) is known to the inhabitants of Lillehammer as Johnny Henriksen. Frank's new life is going well. His club, the Flamingo, is a gret success. He rules Lillehammer like a don, occasionally helping out locals with problems the law is unable to solve. His ex, Sigrid, shares the custody of their newly born twins, and Frank is planning a grand party at the club for their baptizing, despite having concerns about the names Sigrid has chosen for them. Meanwhile, Frank has encouraged Jan to explore a new 'business opportunity', a refugee centre in the mountains, run by Jan's former girlfriend. With scams, extortion, "protection", and bribery on the menu, it's business as usual for Frank / Johnny.