Laura Cereta is no fool.
“Leo says Riario wants to kill me because I love him as a mother, and he can’t accept that love. ILL SHOW THEM!”
Also that is not how most people kiss their mother, just saying. But since the writers have forgotten about Zita, Riario’s mother issues are what Leo had to focus on. And of course we need to keep up the pretence that this is a heterosexual show. No gay or bi here. Bromance until boobs show up.