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20 :03x01 - The Face of Death

Apr/14/2013
Pope Alexander fights for his life; the cardinals fight for control of the papacy; Cesare and Micheletto track the assassin; Della Rovere prepares to make his move.

Source: Showtime
Guest Stars: Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza | Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza | David Dencik as Cardinal Orsini | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | Peter Stebbings as Cardinal De Luca | William Ruane as Papal Physician | Barna Ilyes as Dominican Monk | Tam Dean Burn as Dominican Prior | John Rado as Cardinal Colonna | Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Versucci | Bosco Hogan as Cardinal Piccolomini | Peter Kertesz as Cardinal 1 | Antal Leisen as Cardinal 2 | Mackenzie Munro as Concetta | Andrew Gower as Assassin 1 | Ákos Horváth as Vatican Guard | Lukács Bicskey as Guard | Mark Phelan as Morgue Worker
Director: Kari Skogland

21 :03x02 - The Purge

Apr/21/2013
Pope Alexander tasks Cardinal Sforza with initiating an inquisition among the Cardinals who were politicking against him. With the evidence he needs, Alexander dismisses and banishes all the Cardinals he does not trust. Meanwhile, Catherina Sforza orders Rufio to seek support from the mercenary warlords of the Romagna families. Lucrezia is annoyed with her in-laws to be and her situation is complicated further as she realizes her feelings for Cesare are becoming something more than sisterly.

Source: Showtime
Guest Stars: Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | David Dencik as Cardinal Orsini | Peter Stebbings as Cardinal De Luca | Prometheus Aleifer as Roberto Orsini | Pilou Asbæk as Paolo Orsini | Abraham Belaga as Vitelezzo Vitelli | Joseph Macnab as Prospero Colonna | Attila Arpa as Bodyguard #1 | László Keszég as Bodyguard #2 | Oliver Doherty as Young Juan | Peter Kertesz as Cardinal 1 | Antal Leisen as Cardinal 2 | Bosco Hogan as Cardinal Piccolomini | Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Versucci | John Rado as Cardinal Colonna
Director: Kari Skogland
Writer: Neil Jordan

22 :03x03 - Siblings

Apr/28/2013
As the purged Cardinals are dismissed and stripped of their titles and wealth, one of them angrily sets the Vatican treasury ablaze. Incensed by the new King Ferdinand's arrogant refusal to accept Giovanni as Lucrezia's child, Cesare travels to Naples to fix the problem. After Lucrezia and Alfonso's wedding, Alfonso realizes that the political sands are shifting - and not in his favor. Upset, he abandons Lucrezia alone on their wedding night, driving her into the arms of someone else.

Source: Showtime
Guest Stars: Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza | Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | Peter Stebbings as Cardinal De Luca | Prometheus Aleifer as Roberto Orsini | Pilou Asbæk as Paolo Orsini | David Dawson as The French Ambassador | Matias Varela as King Ferdinand II of Naples | Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Versucci | Gábor Nagypál as Papal Soldier Snitch | Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Gian Paolo Baglioni | Ivan Fenyo as Florentine Swordsman | Béla Gados as Il Cerimoniere | Mike Kelly as Armourer Naples | Abraham Belaga as Vitelezzo Vitelli | Joseph Macnab as Prospero Colonna | Richard Rattner as Neapolitan Guard

23 :03x04 - The Banquet Of Chestnuts

May/05/2013
Newly appointed Cardinal Farnese is placed in the Treasury and quickly discovers Versucci's theft. Micheletto is sent to find the wayward Cardinal. Meanwhile, upon hearing of Venice's request for help, Alexander, seeing this as an opportunity to replenish the coffers, dramatically calls for a Crusade. The Cardinals participate in the "banquet of chestnuts". Elsewhere, King Ferdinand learns that Lucrezia and Alfonso's marriage has not been consummated.

Source: Showtime
Guest Stars: Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza | Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | Leo Bill as Cardinal Costanzo | Cyron Melville as Cardinal Farnese | Matias Varela as King Ferdinand II of Naples | Antal Leisen as Cardinal Grimani | Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Versucci | Wendy Nottingham as Abbess | Paul Putner as Venetian Envoy | Patrick O'Kane as Francesco Gonzaga | Péter Polgár as Monk | Jonah Russell as Cardinal Petrucci | Réka Sinkó as Sister Angela | Szilvia Pinter as Sister Sylvia | Melia Kreiling as Bianca

24 :03x05 - The Wolf and the Lamb

May/12/2013
Cesare's diplomatic mission to France is a success, with the help of his old advisor Machiavelli. Back in Rome, the seductive and dangerously insane Bianca makes a drastic statement. Lucrezia travels to Naples accompanied by her husband and Micheletto. King Ferdinand remains steadfast in his determination that little Giovanni will not be recognized at court. Upon learning this, Lucrezia plots against him.

Source: Showtime
Guest Stars: Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Julian Bleach as Niccolo Machiavelli | Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza | Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | Sophie Goulet as Joan of France | Edward Hogg as Georges D'Amboise | Prometheus Aleifer as Roberto Orsini | Pilou Asbæk as Paolo Orsini | Serge Hazanavicius as Louis XII of France | Matias Varela as King Ferdinand II of Naples | Melia Kreiling as Bianca | Joseph Macnab as Prospero Colonna | Abraham Belaga as Vitelezzo Vitelli | Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Gian Paolo Baglioni | Antal Konrád as Major-domo | Linda Marlowe as Old Lady | Tristan Sturrock as Doctor | Gabriella Fon as Nun #1 | Gerda Pohánka as Nun #2 | Patrick O'Kane as Francesco Gonzaga | András Sándor as Gonzaga Servant | Brendan Cowell as Mattai the Hebrew | Ana Ularu as Charlotte D'Albret

25 :03x06 - Relics

May/19/2013
When Cesare lands in northern Italy with a French army, Alexander is furious at what he sees as a challenge to his authority, but reluctantly accedes to Cesare's plan to destroy the Sforza dynasty. Catherina, meanwhile, has come up with a plot of her own: biological warfare. Concerned about the lack of funds for his Crusade, Alexander imposes punitive taxes on the newly arrived Jewish community.

Source: Showtime
Guest Stars: Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza | Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza | Charlie Carrick as Pascal | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | Edward Hogg as Georges D'Amboise | Prometheus Aleifer as Roberto Orsini | Pilou Asbæk as Paolo Orsini | Leo Bill as Cardinal Costanzo | Brendan Cowell as Mattai the Hebrew | Cyron Melville as Cardinal Farnese | Noah Silver as Benito Sforza | Athina Papadimitriu as Sobbing Woman | Jonah Russell as Cardinal Petrucci | Abraham Belaga as Vitelezzo Vitelli | Matt Devere as Messenger from Liguria | Tom Keller as Gamaliel | Csaba Vékes as Jewish Merchant #1 | Árpád Barta as Jewish Merchant #2 | Péter Horkay as General | Alexis Latham as Stefano (Servant) | Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Gian Paolo Baglioni | Joseph Macnab as Prospero Colonna

26 :03x07 - Lucrezia's Gambit

May/26/2013
Cesare burns Constanzo's palace in order to contain the plague. Lucrezia, aware that the political wind has changed towards France, seeks a Neapolitan power base for herself and her family. Lucrezia blackmails Prince Raphael and Prince Frederigo replaces Ferdinand as King.

Source: Showtime
Guest Stars: Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Julian Bleach as Niccolo Machiavelli | Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza | Charlie Carrick as Pascal | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | Prometheus Aleifer as Roberto Orsini | Luke Allen-Gale as Fredirigo | Pilou Asbæk as Paolo Orsini | Leo Bill as Cardinal Costanzo | Jamie Blackley as Raphael | Brendan Cowell as Mattai the Hebrew | Serge Hazanavicius as Louis XII of France | Cyron Melville as Cardinal Farnese | Noah Silver as Benito Sforza | Abraham Belaga as Vitelezzo Vitelli | Joseph Macnab as Prospero Colonna | Callum Turner as Calvino | Ivan Kaye as Ludovico Sforza | Edmund Kingsley as Medic | Linda Marlowe as Old Lady | Barney Glover as Vincenzo Salvatore
Writer: Neil Jordan

27 :03x08 - Tears of Blood

Jun/02/2013
Pilgrims are flooding to Rome for the Jubilee year celebration, but Catherina Sforza has a plan to ruin Alexander's lucrative festival. Meanwhile, Lucrezia senses a change in newly crowned Frederigo and realizes that she is under constant watch from the royal guard. A plot to deceive the Borgia family is uncovered by Lucrezia, Cesare and Micheletto.
Guest Stars: Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza | Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza | Charlie Carrick as Pascal | Luke Allen-Gale as Fredirigo | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | Cyron Melville as Cardinal Farnese | Peter Stebbings as Cardinal De Luca | Brendan Cowell as Mattai the Hebrew | Kevin Griffiths as Cardinal | Robert Gogo-Fawcett as Bishop | Noah Silver as Benito Sforza | Akos Inotay as Sinner | Zsolt Vicei as Artist | Dénes Bernáth as Pilgrim | Andrea Takáts as Pilgrim 2 | Pál Makrai as Major-Domo | Edmund Kingsley as Medic | Linda Marlowe as Old Lady | Richard Rattner as Neapolitan Guard

28 :03x09 - The Gunpowder Plot

Jun/09/2013
Cesare and Lucrezia are reunited but Alfonso begins to suspect them.

Source: Showtime
Guest Stars: Eric MacLennan as Gatekeeper | Ferenc Hujber as Guard 2 | Balint Adorjani as Guard 1 | Brendan Cowell as Mattai the Hebrew | Pilou Asbæk as Paolo Orsini | Luke Allen-Gale as Fredirigo | Prometheus Aleifer as Roberto Orsini | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | Charlie Carrick as Pascal | Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza | Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Linda Marlowe as Old Lady | Abraham Belaga as Vitelezzo Vitelli | Joseph Macnab as Prospero Colonna | Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Gian Paolo Baglioni | Tom Keller as Gamaliel | Tom Stuart as Sulphur Mine Overseer | Edit Balázsovits as Nurse | Kata Sarbo as Nurse 2 | Declan Hannigan as Servant | Liam McMahon as General
Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Neil Jordan

29 :03x10 - The Prince

Jun/16/2013
Season 3 finale. Cesare vows that Lucrezia will now be his for good.

Source: Showtime
Guest Stars: Thure Lindhardt as Rufio | Julian Bleach as Niccolo Machiavelli | Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza | Peter Sullivan (1) as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza | Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon | Prometheus Aleifer as Roberto Orsini | Pilou Asbæk as Paolo Orsini | Cyron Melville as Cardinal Farnese | Abraham Belaga as Vitelezzo Vitelli | Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Gian Paolo Baglioni | Jamie Beamish as Siege Overseer | James Robinson as Sforza Soldier 2 | Alex Mugnaioni as Sforza Soldier 1 | Gyula Mesterházy as Guard | Simon Gregor as Doctor
Warning: The Borgias guide may contain spoilers
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
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