The Borgias

The Borgias

In the tradition of The Tudors, The Borgias historical drama delves into the lives of the most notorious family dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Jeremy Irons stars as Borgia family patriarch Rodrigo Borgia who becomes Pope Alexander VI.

Episode Info

Prev: 3x10 -- The Prince (Jun/16/2013)

Using the army, Cesare makes do with Juan's original intentions as Caterina Sforza attempts to kill herself.

Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons
As Rodrigo Borgia (2011 - 2013)
François ArnaudFrançois Arnaud
As Cesare Borgia (2011 - 2013)
Holliday GraingerHolliday Grainger
As Lucrezia Borgia (2011 - 2013)
Colm FeoreColm Feore
As Giuliano Della Rovere (2011 - 2013)
Joanne WhalleyJoanne Whalley
As Vanozza Cattaneo (2011 - 2013)
Lotte VerbeekLotte Verbeek
As Giulia Farnese (2011 - 2013)
Sean HarrisSean Harris
As Micheletto (2011 - 2013)
Simon McBurneySimon McBurney
As Johannes Burchart (2011 - 2013)
David OakesDavid Oakes
As Juan Borgia (2011 - 2012)
Aidan AlexanderAidan Alexander
As Gioffre Borgia (2011)

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Reviews: 63
Rating: 6 likes, 0 dislikes

as close to worthless without being the per se definition of it
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Review posted on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 at 6:31 am


Reviews: 55
The borgias. Great entertainment but that's it.Rating: 2 likes, 7 dislikes

People the borgias is a show. 99.999999% is all hollywood speculation. So is it worthless? From a historical viewpoint ABSOLUTELY worthless. Read more

Review posted on Saturday, December 21st 2013 at 2:30 pm

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3x6: Relics recap: The episode begins with Black Heart walking through an area that has been massacred by plague. There are rotting corpses all around. He covers his face, while he tears out a piece of cloth from a rotting corpse with his sword and puts it in a bag. In Naples, Micheletto brings to Lucrezia her infant son, while the citizens are mourning King Ferdinand’s death. At the papal court, Rodrigo tells the consistory that there will be a huge celebration, to mark the year 1500, which is next year. He says that he wants the celebrations to be the greatest the church has ever seen... read more.

3x5: The Wolf and the Lamb recap: The episode begins with Lucrezia being consoled by Rodrigo for the humiliation she had to go through. In the night, while immersed in a bathtub with Gonzaga’s wife, Rodrigo tells her that she has to leave him and go back to her husband. She is reluctant, but Rodrigo tells her that he can’t afford a scandal; hence she has no other choice. Caterina has a talk with the members of all the rival families of Italy, who hate the Borgias, asking them to join forces with her. They decide to hold off on giving her an answer till Cesare returns from France, so they can gauge, what he has been up to... read more.

3x4: The Banquet Of Chestnuts recap: The episode begins with a ceremony in which Rodrigo is appointing a new cardinal. The new cardinal is Giulia’s brother and it is her wish that Rodrigo has fulfilled by making this appointment. After the ceremony, Cardinal Sforza briefs the new cardinal about his duties. After arriving at a nunnery, Cardinal Versucci, who was recently ousted by Rodrigo, hands a nun some documents. He then tells the nun that he has to be on his way. At the papal palace, Rodrigo sees Lucrezia approach him and asks how married life is suiting her. She is at a loss for words, but smiles, while Cesare, who she spent the night with, hangs his head in shame... read more.

3x3: Siblings recap: The episode begins with Rodrigo overseeing Cardinal Vesucci being stripped of all his titles and property. Vesucci gives Rodrigo a piece of his mind before walking out of his court. Cesare reminds Rodrigo that he is running out of cardinals, but he retorts that it’s important to get rid of the traitors. Before clearing out his office, Vesucci gathers all the important documents lying there and puts them in a bag, so he can take them with him. While Vesucci sets fire to all the remaining documents there, Cesare is busy telling Rodrigo what all is required if they are to strengthen the papal army... read more.

3x2: The Purge recap: The episode begins and Rodrigo is busy taunting Cesare for being carless enough to let Della Rovere escape. Rodrigo says he has lost faith in everyone including god after all that’s happened. He also hasn’t gotten over the fact that the cardinals were waiting around his bed like vultures for him to die. He as a result wants to teach each one of them a lesson. In abandoned old ruins somewhere, Caterina’s cousin, who is only known as the Black Heart, meets the members of the families that hate the Borgias. He suggests they all join hands to take down the Borgias. They seem to like the idea and agree... read more.

Creator: Neil Jordan
Executive Producer: Neil Jordan, James Flynn, Sheila Hockin
Co-Producer: Bill Goddard
Consulting Producer: Steve Matthews
Costume Designer: Gabriella Pescucci
Hairstylist: Judit Halász
Art Director: Michael Fleischer, Adam O'Neill, Antonio Calvo-Dominguez

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Recurring Guests

Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza (28 eps)
Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Versucci (18 eps)
Bosco Hogan as Cardinal Piccolomini (16 eps)
Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza (13 eps)
David Alpay as Calvino (12 eps)
Julian Bleach as Niccolo Machiavelli (11 eps)
Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso d'Aragona (11 eps)
Thure Lindhardt as Rufio (10 eps)
Ronan Vibert as Giovanni Sforza (8 eps)
Steven Berkoff as Savonarola (8 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | History
Status: Canceled
Network: SHOWTIME ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 03, 2011
Ended: June 16, 2013
• Rodzina Borgiów (Used In Poland)
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