1. The Poisoned Chalice In the season one premiere, Rodrigo successfully bribes and intimidates his way into an election as Pope Alexander VI, making him the new leader of the Catholic Church.
2. The Assassin The new Pope wastes no time consolidating power and balancing opposition to him in the College of Cardinals by elevating his children to high office.
3. The Moor Rodrigo seeks funds through a profitable marriage for Lucrezia that will ally him with Milan. Micheletto is ordered to rid his patrons of the ongoing threat posed by Della Rovere.
4. Lucrezia's Wedding Lucrezia's financially and politically motivated wedding to Milanese nobleman Giovanni Sforza is a disaster thanks to Juan's inappropriately bawdy play in his sister's honor, Cesare's brazen flirting with a married baroness, and the arrival of the Borgia children's illegitimate mother.
5. The Borgias in Love Alternately neglected and abused by her cruel husband, Lucrezia has an affair with Paolo, a handsome stable boy. Cesare strikes a bargain with Machiavell.
6. The French King Della Rovere reaches France and strikes a bargain with its ruler to invade Italy and install him on the Papal throne in exchange for control of Naples. Rodrigo attempts to thwart the invasion through an alliance.
7. Death On A Pale Horse The invasion by King Charles of France and Della Rovere proceeds with victory seemingly inevitable as the French sack the city of Lucca and the Italian powers flee to their banner.
8. The Art of War The invaders capture a fleeing and pregnant Lucrezia as they march on Rome, but she charms King Charles and is allowed to persuade her brother Juan to withdraw his hopelessly outmatched defensive troops.
9. Nessuno Abandoned by even his cardinals, Alexander meets King Charles with humility and saves his throne. Della Rovere despairs as Charles abandons him. Lucrezia safely gives birth to a son in a convent as the Borgias secure an annulment of her marriage and plot revenge on their enemies.
|Genres||Drama, Crime, Historical|
|Starring||Jeremy Irons, Joanne Whalley|
|Supporting actors||Francois Arnaud, David Oakes, Holliday Grainger, Colm Feore, Sean Harris, Lotte Verbeek|
|Network||CBS Studios International|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
Really Enjoyable Season, Lots of Exciting Story lines happening at the same time.Published 1 month ago by Optimusprime
I can honestly say after watching both series I prefer 'borgia' with John doman. I find myself getting easily distracted while waiting for Jeremy irons to finish his sentence. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ashleighlw
Saw this originally on the tv. Bought the following two series on dvd and wanted an inexpensive used
copy to complete my collection, and remind me of how it all started. Read more
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