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The Borgias: The Purge

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

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x2
Airdate: Sunday April 21st, 2013

Director: Kari Skogland
Writer: Neil Jordan

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jun 24, 2013

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (2 Votes cast)
Main Cast
Jeremy Irons
As Rodrigo Borgia
Joanne Whalley
As Vanozza
Lotte Verbeek
As Giulia Farnese
Derek Jacobi
As Cardinal Orsini
Colm Feore
As Cardinal Della Rovere
Holliday Grainger
As Lucrezia Borgia
David Oakes
As Juan Borgia
François Arnaud
As Cesare Borgia


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. ..

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