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The Borgias: Siblings

The dismissed Cardinals are stripped of the wealth and titles as the Vatican Treasury is set ablaze by Cardinal Versucci.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x3
Airdate: Sunday April 28th, 2013

Director: Jon Amiel
Writer: Guy Burt

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jul 01, 2013

Guest Stars
Abraham BelagaAbraham Belaga
As Vitelezzo Vitelli
Björn Hlynur HaraldssonBjörn Hlynur Haraldsson
As Gian Paolo Baglioni
Béla GadosBéla Gados
As Il Cerimoniere
Gina McKeeGina McKee
As Caterina Sforza
Joseph MacnabJoseph Macnab
As Prospero Colonna
Matias VarelaMatias Varela
As King Ferdinand II of Naples
Peter StebbingsPeter Stebbings
As Cardinal De Luca
Peter Sullivan (1)Peter Sullivan (1)
As Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Pilou AsbækPilou Asbæk
As Paolo Orsini
Prometheus AleiferPrometheus Aleifer
As Roberto Orsini
Richard RattnerRichard Rattner
As Neapolitan Guard
Sebastian De SouzaSebastian De Souza
As Alfonso of Aragon
Thure LindhardtThure Lindhardt
As Rufio
Vernon DobtcheffVernon Dobtcheff
As Cardinal Versucci
David DawsonDavid Dawson
As The French Ambassador
Gábor NagypálGábor Nagypál
As Papal Soldier Snitch
Ivan FenyoIvan Fenyo
As Florentine Swordsman
Mike KellyMike Kelly
As Armourer Naples
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


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. ..

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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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