Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) är på semester på Sicilien och bor på hotellet The White Lotus. Hon blir snabbt bekant med Quentin (Tom Hollander) som bjuder in Tanya till en strandklubb i Taormina. De sitter och småpratar och hon frågar om en liten ö som ligger i närheten.
Tanya: "This place is so beautiful."
Quentin: "It is."
Tanya: "I just wanna know the... What... what is that?"
Quentin: "Isola Bella. There's a story attached to that island. There's a house on it. It was owned by a wealthy Swedish family, and the old matriarch was the last one living in it. And there were these powerful local investors, if you know what I mean, who wanted the house, wanted the island. But the old battle-axe wouldn't budge. They made her all kinds of offers. And then one day, her body was found in a heap at the bottom of the rocks."
Tanya: "They killed her? Oh, my God!"
Quentin: "But now, the house is open to the public, so maybe it was worth it."