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Season 2

Pope Alexander solidifies his power and influence with the help of two loyal allies: Cesare secures the family fortunes and defends the papacy and Rome itself from its enemies, and Giulia Farnese helps Alexander achieve the good works that will ensure his legacy; Lucrezia strives to establish control over her own destiny; Juan drives a permanent wedge between the Borgia siblings that leads Cesare to commit the ultimate crime; Della Rovere schemes to bring down the Pope by any means necessary.

The Borgia Bull
Episode 1: The Borgia Bull

Original Air Date: Apr 8, 2012

In the Season 2 premiere, Pope Alexander VI takes a new lover and throws a grand, pagan fete for the citizens of Rome when a cache of ancient artifacts is discovered; the rivalry between brothers Cesare and Juan spills into the streets; Lucrezia tends to her newborn child; now a pastoral priest once again, Della Rovere narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.

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Paolo
Episode 2: Paolo

Original Air Date: Apr 15, 2012

The stable boy who fathered Lucrezia's child travels to Rome to rendezvous with her but suffers an unfortunate fate at the hands of Juan; the Pope's lovers Giulia and Vittoria take him in disguise on a revelatory tour of Rome's indigent.

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The Beautiful Deception
Episode 3: The Beautiful Deception

Original Air Date: Apr 22, 2012

Alexander VI refuses to allow a Catholic burial for Paolo, despite his doubts about the stable boy's suicide, causing Lucrezia to embark on a hunger strike that threatens the life of her infant son; the French army heads back to Rome, allied with Sforza; Della Rovere slips back into the city unnoticed to launch a plot against the Pope's life.

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Stray Dogs
Episode 4: Stray Dogs

Original Air Date: Apr 29, 2012

Cesare recruits a band of mercenaries with the help of Micheletto to seek revenge on the retreating French troops for burning the nunnery where his beloved Ursula lived; the Pope forges more strategic alliances and enriches himself in the bargain; Lucrezia joins Giulia's quest to aid Rome's poor.

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The Choice
Episode 5: The Choice

Original Air Date: May 6, 2012

The Pope dispatches Cesare to the castle of Catherina Sforza to demand her allegiance, and Cesare deals with the cunning Sforzas decisively; Alexander disguises himself and travels to Florence to hear the fiery preacher Savonarola, not realizing that Della Rovere is trying to recruit the rebellious holy man to his cause.

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Day Of Ashes
Episode 6: Day Of Ashes

Original Air Date: May 13, 2012

Convinced that a destructive lightning strike on St. Peter's Basilica during a mass was a sign of God's disapproval, Alexander begins a Lenten fast; Cesare tries to prove his worth as a military commander with a raid to steal Medici gold; the Pope pressures the reluctant Lucrezia to enter another politically advantageous marriage.

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The Siege At Forli
Episode 7: The Siege At Forli

Original Air Date: May 20, 2012

Impressed by Juan's triumphant return from Spain with General Don Hernando at his side, Alexander sends his son to lay siege to the castle of Catherina Sforza's castle, but a surprising turn of events reveals Juan's cowardice; Lucrezia purposely scuttles a scheme to marry her off to a rich Genovese merchant; Savonarola's forces conduct the infamous "Bonfire of the Vanities."

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Truth And Lies
Episode 8: Truth And Lies

Original Air Date: Jun 3, 2012

Juan returns to Rome trying to spin his combat injury as proof of his valor, but Cesare exposes his brother's ignoble behavior; Lucrezia takes a lover in her intended husband's younger brother; Della Rovere has recruited an angel-faced young friar as his suicide assassin, and the young man advances their agenda with a bold move against the Pope's food taster.

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World Of Wonders
Episode 9: World Of Wonders

Original Air Date: Jun 10, 2012

It's Easter and Alexander makes plans for a celebration to end his pious fast even as Della Rovere's assassin ascends to the position of the Pope's taster; Lucrezia's lover asks for her hand in marriage but her father dismisses him and his request; Juan's wild behavior threatens the life of Lucrezia's child, forcing Cesare to make a chilling decision about his brother.

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The Confession
Episode 10: The Confession

Original Air Date: Jun 17, 2012

In the Season 2 finale, tragic news for the Borgia family is followed by a shocking revelation from Cesare; Lucrezia surprises herself by falling for a new suitor, Alfonso of Aragon, and accepts his proposal of marriage; Cesare tortures the rebel leader Savonarola but can't extract a confession, so he fakes one and burns the heretic; the assassin finally strikes with a poisoned chalice of wine.

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3 Seasons, 29 Episodes

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  • Season 3

    Pope Alexander survives an assassination attempt and comes back stronger than ever; Cesare defends Rome and his family against Caterina Sforza and and fights to prove himself to his father, while drawing closer to Lucrezia.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Pope Alexander solidifies his power and influence with the help of two loyal allies, Cesare and Giulia Farnese; Juan drives a wedge between the Borgia siblings and pays the ultimate price; Della Rovere schemes to bring down the Pope.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Rodrigo bribes his way to power and becomes the new Pope Alexander VI, then uses the cunning talents of his children to secure his position; Cardinal Della Rovere conspires to depose the new Pope with a French invasion of Italy.

    Season 1
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