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. ..