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Season 3

Pope Alexander survives an assassination attempt and comes back stronger than ever, reaching the pinnacle of power, influence and wealth; Cesare marries a French noblewoman, defends Rome and his family against the very determined Caterina Sforza and fights to prove himself to his father; Lucrezia's marriage to Alfonzo falters as she and Cesare draw closer than ever, and she successfully dabbles in the black arts; Micheletto finds love and faces the ultimate betrayal.

The Face Of Death
Episode 1: The Face Of Death

Original Air Date: Apr 14, 2013

Season 3 premiere. As Pope Alexander (Jeremy Irons) fights for his life after being poisoned, the Cardinals jockey for position to take over the Papacy. Cesare (Francois Arnaud) and Micheletto (Sean Harris) trace the assassination plot back to its source, but Della Rovere (Colm Feore) is ready to make his move. Catherina Sforza (Gina McKee) dispatches her own personal assassin, Rufio (Thure Lindhart), to dethrone the Borgias. However, thanks to Lucrezia's (Holliday Grainger) quick thinking, the family's grip on power may not be lost.

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The Purge
Episode 2: The Purge

Original Air Date: Apr 21, 2013

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.

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Siblings
Episode 3: Siblings

Original Air Date: Apr 28, 2013

As the purged Cardinals are dismissed and stripped of their titles and wealth, one of them angrily sets the Vatican treasury ablaze. Incensed by the new King Ferdinand's arrogant refusal to accept Giovanni as Lucrezia's child, Cesare travels to Naples to fix the problem. After Lucrezia and Alfonso's wedding, Alfonso realizes that the political sands are shifting - and not in his favor. Upset, he abandons Lucrezia alone on their wedding night, driving her into the arms of someone else.

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The Banquet Of Chestnuts
Episode 4: The Banquet Of Chestnuts

Original Air Date: May 5, 2013

Newly appointed Cardinal Farnese is placed in the Treasury and quickly discovers Versucci's theft. Micheletto is sent to find the wayward Cardinal. Meanwhile, upon hearing of Venice's request for help, Alexander, seeing this as an opportunity to replenish the coffers, dramatically calls for a Crusade. The Cardinals participate in the "banquet of chestnuts". Elsewhere, King Ferdinand learns that Lucrezia and Alfonso's marriage has not been consummated.

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The Wolf And The Lamb
Episode 5: The Wolf And The Lamb

Original Air Date: May 12, 2013

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.

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Relics
Episode 6: Relics

Original Air Date: May 19, 2013

When Cesare lands in northern Italy with a French army, Alexander is furious at what he sees as a challenge to his authority, but reluctantly accedes to Cesare's plan to destroy the Sforza dynasty. Catherina, meanwhile, has come up with a plot of her own: biological warfare. Concerned about the lack of funds for his Crusade, Alexander imposes punitive taxes on the newly arrived Jewish community.

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Lucrezia's Gambit
Episode 7: Lucrezia's Gambit

Original Air Date: May 26, 2013

Cesare burns Constanzo's palace in order to contain the plague. Lucrezia, aware that the political wind has changed towards France, seeks a Neapolitan power base for herself and her family. Lucrezia blackmails Prince Raphael and Prince Frederigo replaces Ferdinand as King.

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Tears Of Blood
Episode 8: Tears Of Blood

Original Air Date: Jun 2, 2013

Pilgrims are flooding to Rome for the Jubilee year celebration, but Catherina Sforza has a plan to ruin Alexander's lucrative festival. Meanwhile, Lucrezia senses a change in newly crowned Frederigo and realizes that she is under constant watch from the royal guard. A plot to deceive the Borgia family is uncovered by Lucrezia, Cesare and Micheletto.

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The Gunpowder Plot
Episode 9: The Gunpowder Plot

Original Air Date: Jun 9, 2013

Devastated by his betrayal, Micheletto kills his lover and disappears. Cesare races to Naples to rescue Lucrezia. Brother and sister are eventually reunited and are so overjoyed to see one another that Alfonso begins to suspect that their relationship seems more than that of ordinary siblings. Alexander schemes to corner the market in Italian sulfur - the key ingredient to gunpowder.

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The Prince
Episode 10: The Prince

Original Air Date: Jun 16, 2013

Season 3 finale. Alexander and Cesare are reconciled at last. The Papal Armies have been fortified with the money saved from the Crusade and the proceeds of the Jubilee. Cesare marches his fearsome army to finish what Juan started - lay siege to Forli. Micheletto reappears. Following a scuffle with Cesare, a drunken Alfonso is near death and Lucrezia turns to her potions to end his life painlessly. Cesare vows that Lucrezia will now be his for good.

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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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