Season 1, Episode 2 The Assassin
First Aired: April 3, 2011
Newly elected Pope Alexander VI tries to solidify his power over the College of Cardinals by creating new posts and filling them with his hand-picked clerics. Meanwhile, Cardinal Della Rovere finds a servant who observed the new pope's sexual dalliances and hopes to use her against him. But Cesare's trusted new henchman, Micheletto, infiltrates Della Rovere's camp and takes care of the witness.
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- Premiered: April 3, 2011
- Rating: TV-MA
- Premise: Historical drama about the infamous Renaissance-era Italian family, one of whom became head of the Catholic Church as Pope Alexander VI. His son Cesare was the subject of Machiavelli's classic "The Prince." (more)