Juan Borgia returns from the siege the Catherina Sforza's Forli castle with a tale of his bravery and of standing by his men. Cesare learns the truth from Hernando de Caballos and also that Sforza's son is being kept in the dungeons. Rumors however begin to circulate about what really happened but Juan denies it all. The Pope's doubts are proven correct when Benito Sforza is released from his prison cell and tells the Pope what truly happened. The Pope orders Cesare to return the boy to his mother. Cardinal della Rovere's plan to poison the Pope is moving forward with his young assassin now ready to strike. They must eliminate the Pope food tester first. The Pope is growing ever more impatient with Lucrezia's delay in choosing her next husband. Her mother tells her that she doesn't have to chose between the Duke of Genoa and his brother: she should marry one and take the other as her lover. Written by
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(at around 15 mins) During the dinner in which the Pope says there is still 15 days of lent. Once the shot changes to a general shot the cardinals position themselves like the apostles in Da Vinci's "last super" See more
At Lucrezia's proposal scene, the scale model on the table is far too modern: her three cannon decks, rig and lines show she is either a the late 1700's ship of the line or a heavily armed East Indiaman from the same period. The action takes place around 1500. See more