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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

Guest Stars
Abraham BelagaAbraham Belaga
As Vitelezzo Vitelli
Recurring
Antal LeisenAntal Leisen
As Cardinal 2
Recurring
Attila ArpaAttila Arpa
As Bodyguard #1
Recurring
Bosco HoganBosco Hogan
As Cardinal Piccolomini
Recurring
David DencikDavid Dencik
As Cardinal Orsini
Recurring
John RadoJohn Rado
As Cardinal Colonna
Recurring
Joseph MacnabJoseph Macnab
As Prospero Colonna
Recurring
Peter KerteszPeter Kertesz
As Cardinal 1
Recurring
Peter StebbingsPeter Stebbings
As Cardinal De Luca
Recurring
Peter Sullivan (1)Peter Sullivan (1)
As Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Recurring
Pilou AsbækPilou Asbæk
As Paolo Orsini
Recurring
Prometheus AleiferPrometheus Aleifer
As Roberto Orsini
Recurring
Sebastian De SouzaSebastian De Souza
As Alfonso of Aragon
Recurring
Thure LindhardtThure Lindhardt
As Rufio
Recurring
Vernon DobtcheffVernon Dobtcheff
As Cardinal Versucci
Recurring
László KeszégLászló Keszég
As Bodyguard #2
Oliver DohertyOliver Doherty
As Young Juan
Main Cast
Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons
As Rodrigo Borgia
François ArnaudFrançois Arnaud
As Cesare Borgia
Holliday GraingerHolliday Grainger
As Lucrezia Borgia
Sean HarrisSean Harris
As Micheletto
Joanne WhalleyJoanne Whalley
As Vanozza Cattaneo
Lotte VerbeekLotte Verbeek
As Giulia Farnese

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. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorNeil Jordan
Executive ProducerJames Flynn  |  Sheila Hockin  |  Neil Jordan
Consulting ProducerSteve Matthews
Costume DesignerGabriella Pescucci
HairstylistJudit Halász
Art DirectorAdam O'Neill
Prosthetics Make Up DesignerRita Horvath
Music ByTrevor Morris
 
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