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The Borgias: The Face of Death

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

Episode Info


Episode number: 3x1
Airdate: Sunday April 14th, 2013

Director: Kari Skogland

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jun 17, 2013

Main Cast
Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons
As Rodrigo Borgia
Joanne WhalleyJoanne Whalley
As Vanozza
Lotte VerbeekLotte Verbeek
As Giulia Farnese
Derek JacobiDerek Jacobi
As Cardinal Orsini
Colm FeoreColm Feore
As Cardinal Della Rovere
Holliday GraingerHolliday Grainger
As Lucrezia Borgia
David OakesDavid Oakes
As Juan Borgia
François ArnaudFrançois Arnaud
As Cesare Borgia

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. ..

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