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The Borgias: The Wolf and the Lamb

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

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x5
Airdate: Sunday May 12th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

CA (bravo) May 12, 2013
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jul 15, 2013
NZ (TV3) Jun 02, 2014


Guest Stars
Abraham BelagaAbraham Belaga
As Vitelezzo Vitelli
Antal KonrádAntal Konrád
As Major-domo
Björn Hlynur HaraldssonBjörn Hlynur Haraldsson
As Gian Paolo Baglioni
Brendan CowellBrendan Cowell
As Mattai the Hebrew
Edward HoggEdward Hogg
As Georges D'Amboise
Gina McKeeGina McKee
As Caterina Sforza
Joseph MacnabJoseph Macnab
As Prospero Colonna
Julian BleachJulian Bleach
As Niccolo Machiavelli
Linda MarloweLinda Marlowe
As Old Lady
Matias VarelaMatias Varela
As King Ferdinand II of Naples
Melia KreilingMelia Kreiling
As Bianca
Patrick OPatrick O'Kane
As Francesco Gonzaga
Peter Sullivan (1)Peter Sullivan (1)
As Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Pilou AsbækPilou Asbæk
As Paolo Orsini
Prometheus AleiferPrometheus Aleifer
As Roberto Orsini
Sebastian De SouzaSebastian De Souza
As Alfonso of Aragon
Serge HazanaviciusSerge Hazanavicius
As Louis XII of France
Thure LindhardtThure Lindhardt
As Rufio
Ana UlaruAna Ularu
As Charlotte D'Albret
András SándorAndrás Sándor
As Gonzaga Servant
Gabriella FonGabriella Fon
As Nun #1
Sophie GouletSophie Goulet
As Joan of France
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 Lucrezia being consoled by Rodrigo for the humiliation she had to go through. In the night, while immersed in a bathtub with Gonzaga’s wife, Rodrigo tells her that she has to leave him and go back to her husband. She is reluctant, but Rodrigo tells her that he can’t afford a scandal; hence she has no other choice. Caterina has a talk with the members of all the rival families of Italy, who hate the Borgias, asking them to join forces with her. They decide to hold off on giving her an answer till Cesare returns from France, so they can gauge, what he has been up to. ..

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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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