Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II embarks on a grand mission to overtake the Byzantine capital of Constantinople. This season explores the events as well as their impact which has been felt for centuries since.
Mehmed proposes a tempting bargain to Giustiniani to counter the waning morale of the troops and heightening violence. Later, Mehmed contemplates peace with his nemesis at the counsel of his grand vizier.
In an unorthodox and bold move, Mehmed transports his ships across land to besiege the Golden Horn. Meanwhile, Giustiniani launches an attack against the Ottoman forces in retaliation to their betrayal.