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The Borgias Season 3 episodes

The Prince Season 3, Episode 10

The third series ends with Alexander and Cesare reconciling. Cesare marches his army to lay siege to Forli; and Micheletto reappears. Meanwhile, a drunken Alfonso nears death following a fight with Cesare, and Lucrezia turns to her potions to painlessly end his life. read more

The Gunpowder Plot Season 3, Episode 9

Devastated by his betrayal, Micheletto kills his lover and disappears. Meanwhile, Cesare races to Naples to rescue Lucrezia; and Alexander tries to corner the market in Italian sulfur, which is the key ingredient to gunpowder. read more

Tears of Blood Season 3, Episode 8

Catherina Sforza plans to ruin the Jubilee celebration in Rome; Lucrezia realizes that she is under constant watch from the royal guard; a plot to deceive the Borgia family is uncovered. read more

Lucrezia's Gambit Season 3, Episode 7

Cesare burns Constanzo's palace in order to contain the plague. Meanwhile, Lucrezia seeks a Neapolitan power base for herself and her family, and she blackmails Prince Raphael; and Prince Frederigo replaces Ferdinand as king. read more

Relics Season 3, Episode 6

Alexander believes his authority is being challenged when Cesare lands in northern Italy with a French army and plans to destroy the Sforza dynasty. Meanwhile, Catherina plots to use biological warfare; and punitive taxes are imposed on the newly arrived Jewish community to fund Alexander's Crusade. read more

The Wolf and the Lamb Season 3, Episode 5

Machiavelli ensures that Cesare's diplomatic mission to France is a success. Back in Rome, Bianca makes a drastic statement. Meanwhile, Lucrezia travels to Naples accompanied by her husband and Micheletto, and she plots against King Ferdinand, when she learns that the king will not recognize little Giovanni at court. read more

The Banquet of Chestnuts Season 3, Episode 4

Cardinal Farnese is placed in the Treasury and quickly discovers Versucci's theft. Meanwhile, Alexander calls for a Crusade when he learns of Venice's request for help; the Cardinals participate in the banquet of chestnuts; and King Ferdinand discovers that Lucrezia and Alfonso's marriage has not been consummated. read more

Siblings Season 3, Episode 3

One of the purged cardinals sets the Vatican treasury ablaze; and Cesare travels to Naples to deal with King Ferdinand's arrogant refusal to accept Giovanni as Lucrezia's child. Later, after his wedding to Lucrezia, Alfonso senses the political winds are shifting, and not to his liking. read more

The Purge Season 3, Episode 2

Pope Alexander seeks revenge against the cardinals who moved against him; and Catherina Sforza orders Rufio to rally support from the mercenary warlords of the Romagna families. Meanwhile, Lucrezia becomes annoyed with her future in-laws. read more

The Face of Death Season 3, Episode 1

In the series 3 premiere, the poisoned Pope Alexander fights for his life and the cardinals jockey to take over the papacy, while Cesare and Micheletto try to track the assassin. Meanwhile, Della Rovere readies to make his move; and Catherina Sforza dispatches her own personal assassin to unseat the Borgias. 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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