The Borgias (2011–2013)

The Beautiful Deception 

Lucrezia is inconsolable after Paolo's death, but it is ruled a suicide as King Charles marches north to revenge themselves on the Pope and the Eternal City.




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Lucrezia is devastated when Paolo is found hanging and his death is ruled a suicide. It leads the Pope to refuse him a Christian burial and Lucrezia goes on a hunger strike to get him to change his mind. Her protest also means her baby is not being fed. Lucrezia accuses Juan of killing the boy and has proof that Paolo did not take his own life. The Pope decides to send Juan to Spain to find a bride but Lucrezia has her own plans for him. Caterina Sforza and her cousin Giovanni, Lucrezia's ex-husband, offer their support to King Charles VIII of France should he decide to march against Rome. Micheletto arrives in Rome with news that the King will soon be on the move. The Pope has a plan to defend the city but Cesare is forced to improvise. Cardinal Della Rovere meanwhile returns to Rome and seeks to join the Dominican order and obtain their help in eliminating the Pope. Written by garykmcd

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22 April 2012 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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King Charles VIII: [Reclining in his tent] Your Spanish Pope has more appetite for war than you imagined, Lady Caterina.
King Charles VIII: [He gets up but it is obviouslty an effort] So we must will ourselves to battle once more.
Caterina Sforza: [as Charles is washing his face in a water pan] You think the blood of the Borgia Pope could cure us, Caterina Sforza?
Caterina Sforza: We could bathe in it together, Your Majesty.
[Charles laughs ironically]
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Written by Trevor Morris
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