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The Borgias Season 2 episodes

The Confession Season 2, Episode 10

In the Season 2 finale, a tragic revelation leaves the family in shock; Cesare tortures Savonarola to no avail; and a new suitor works his charms on a flirtatious Lucrezia. Meanwhile, Della Rovere's assassin makes a move. read more

World of Wonders Season 2, Episode 9

Alexander marks the Easter holiday with a glorious celebration and an end to his pious fast, while Della Rovere's assassin gets even closer to the pope. Meanwhile, Lucrezia's lover asks her father for her hand in marriage; and Juan's increasingly erratic behavior endangers his sister's child. read more

Truth and Lies Season 2, Episode 8

Upon his return to Rome, Juan spins an elaborate yarn about how he received his "battle wounds," but Cesare is unconvinced and determined to learn the truth. Meanwhile, Lucrezia takes a lover, the younger brother of her intended; and Della Rovere recruits an accomplice for his assassination plot. read more

The Siege at Forli Season 2, Episode 7

Alexander, proud and impressed by Juan's triumphant campaign in Spain, sends his son to lay siege to the castle of Catherina Sforza, where his ignoble behavior and a startling turn of events bring to light his true colors. In Rome, Lucrezia schemes to get out of a planned marriage to a rich merchant of Genoa. And in Florence, Cesare and Machiavelli bear witness to Savonarola's calculated and destructive "Bonfire of the Vanities." read more

Day of Ashes Season 2, Episode 6

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. read more

The Choice Season 2, Episode 5

The pope sends Cesare to the castle of the Sforzas to demand their allegiance, but Cesare returns with more than he bargained for. Meanwhile, Alexander goes incognito to Florence to listen to the fiery preachings of Savonarola. read more

Stray Dogs Season 2, Episode 4

Micheletto helps Cesare recruit mercenaries to exact revenge on the French troops who burned the nunnery where Ursula resided; Pope Alexander's canny alliance building proves richly rewarding; and Lucrezia embraces Giulia's mission to help Rome's poor. read more

The Beautiful Deception Season 2, Episode 3

Alexander tells a grief-stricken Lucrezia that, because Paolo committed suicide, he cannot be given a Christian burial, so she refuses to eat or feed her baby in protest. Meanwhile, the French army is on the march from Naples and intent on laying siege to Rome. read more

Paolo Season 2, Episode 2

Paolo, the young stable hand from Pesaro, arrives in Rome hoping to reunite with Lucrezia and their child, whom he's never seen; Giulia turns her attention to doing charity work and takes a disguised Alexander out among the people to observe the plight of the poor. Later, a kindly prostitute helps arrange a rendezvous between Paolo and Lucrezia. read more

The Borgia Bull Season 2, Episode 1

A cache of long-lost Italian artifacts is discovered, inspiring Pope Alexander VI to throw a pagan-theme feast for the people of Rome in the Season 2 premiere. Meanwhile, Alexander's mistress discovers he's taken another lover; and Cardinal Della Rovere settles into the simple life of a parish priest but becomes unsettled when Cesare attempts to assassinate him. read more

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Premiered: April 03, 2011, on Showtime
Rating: TV-MA
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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."

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