Season 2, Episode 6 Day of Ashes

First Aired: May 13, 2012

Alexander is convinced that a lightning strike on St. Peter's Basilica was an ominous sign of God's disapproval, so he begins a taxing fast for Lent. Elsewhere, Cesare plans a daring heist of Medici gold in an effort to prove to his father that he is capable of leading the papal army.

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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)

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