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The Borgias Season 3 Episodes

Season 3 Episode Guide

10 Episodes 2013 - 2013

The sumptuous Renaissance-era soap opera-costume drama that is a blend of Corleones and Sopranos family-and-palace intrigue along the Appian Way and other European locales launches a third season. The poisoned Pope Alexander (Jeremy Irons) fights for his life as cardinals jockey to wrest the papacy from him, and Cesare(François Arnaud) and Micheletto (Sean Harris) try to track the assassin. Meanwhile, Della Rovere (Colm Feore) readies to make his move; and Catherina Sforza (Gina McKee) dispatches her own personal assassin to unseat the Borgias. Machiavelli (Julian Bleach) works his malevolent magic to ensure that Cesare's diplomatic mission to France is a success as Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) devises a plot against King Ferdinand (Matias Varela). The season ends with Alexander and Cesare reconciling, and Cesare marching his army to lay siege to Forli.

Episode 1

The Face of Death

Sun, Apr 14, 2013 50 mins

In the Season 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.

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Episode 2

The Purge

Sun, Apr 21, 2013 50 mins

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.

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Episode 3

Siblings

Sun, Apr 28, 2013 50 mins

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.

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Episode 4

The Banquet of Chestnuts

Sun, May 5, 2013 50 mins

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.

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Episode 5

The Wolf and the Lamb

Sun, May 12, 2013 50 mins

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.

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Episode 6

Relics

Sun, May 19, 2013 50 mins

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.

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Episode 7

Lucrezia's Gambit

Sun, May 26, 2013 50 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Tears of Blood

Sun, Jun 2, 2013 50 mins

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.

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Episode 9

The Gunpowder Plot

Sun, Jun 9, 2013 50 mins

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.

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Episode 10

The Prince

Sun, Jun 16, 2013 50 mins

The third season 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.

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