Recaps3x5: 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.3x1: The Face of Death recap
: The episode begins with Cesare bringing a poisoned Rodrigo to a physician, who has been summoned to the Pope’s palace. The physician figures out Canterella is the poison that has been used and says there is no way to save Rodrigo, who is quickly fading away. Lucrezia isn’t ready to give up just yet, saying she has heard charcoal can be used as an antidote against the poison. While charcoal is being grounded, mixed with water and forced down Rodrigo’s throat, Cardinal Sforza arrives and hands Cesare a bible that has been recovered from the assassin’s room... read more.