The Borgias

Series Summary
The Borgias, led by patriarch Rodrigo, are a family of outsiders from Spain who try to take over control of Renaissance-era Italy. Through the use of bribery, extortion and torture, Rodrigo rises up the ranks to become pope. Two of Rodrigo's children are used as pawns by being married off to members of rival families at a young age. Vanozza, Rodrigo's long-time mistress and mother of his children, and Giulia Farnese battle for the elder Borgia's affections. The story of the Borgias has inspired such works as Machiavelli's political treatise "The Prince" and Mario Puzo's "The Godfather."

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Historical drama, Crime

Network: SHOW

  • Season 3, Ep. 10 : The PrinceJun 16, 2013

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    Alexander and Cesare have reconciled; the Borgias are ready to move against their enemies; Catherina is determined to resist a siege; Cesare learns that Alfonso has become aggressive.

  • Season 3, Ep. 9 : The Gunpowder PlotJun 9, 2013

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    Micheletto kills his lover and disappears; Cesare races to rescue Lucrezia; Alfonso begins to drink heavily; Alexander and Mattai scheme to corner the market in Italian sulphur.

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : Tears of BloodJun 2, 2013

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    Pilgrims travel to Rome for the Jubilee year celebrations; Catherina wants to hinder the festival; Mattai's contacts destroy a Turkish fleet; Lucrezia sees a change in Frederigo; Micheletto learns his lover is a spy.

  • Season 3, Ep. 7 : Lucrezia's GambitMay 26, 2013

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    Cesare burns Constanzo's palace to contain the plague; Lucrezia seeks a Neapolitan power base for herself; one of the candidates for Ferdinand's replacement is accused of trying to kill the other.

  • Season 3, Ep. 6 : RelicsMay 19, 2013

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    Cesare lands in northern Italy; Catherina sends a plague-infested cloth to Alexander; Alexander taxes a newly arrived Jewish communtiy; Mattai gains the Pope's respect.

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