The Borgias: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 May 26
2012

The Borgia Bull

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…

2 Jun 02
2012

Paolo

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 a…

3 Jun 09
2012

The Beautiful Deception

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 l…

4 Jun 16
2012

Stray Dogs

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 Po…

5 Jun 23
2012

The Choice

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…

6 Jun 30
2012

Day of Ashes

Alexander is convinced that a lightning strike on St. Peter’s Basilica during mass was a sign of God’s disapproval; Cesare tries to prove his worth as a military co…

7 Jul 07
2012

The Siege at Forli

Juan’s triumphant return from Spain is marred by his unsuccessful siege of the Sforza castle; Lucrezia purposely scuttles a scheme to marry her off to a rich Genovese mer…

8 Jul 14
2012

Truth and Lies

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 hus…

9 Jul 21
2012

World of Wonders

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; Lu…

10 Jul 28
2012

The Confession

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 p…

About The Borgias

The Showtime Original Series The Borgias is the sordid saga of one of the most remarkable and legendary families in history. Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons) to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family. The unbounded audacity of this original crime family went on to inspire Machiavelli’s The Prince and Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. Don’t miss a minute of the lavish, sexy, scandalous drama from the creative mind of Academy Award® winner Neil Jordan.

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