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Episode #1.10 

As he deals with the Kurtwell case and the demands of Catholics, the Pope makes an important decision, while Sister Mary is given a new mission.


Paolo Sorrentino




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Lenny Belardo
Diane Keaton ... Sister Mary
Silvio Orlando ... Cardinal Voiello
Javier Cámara ... Cardinal Gutierrez
Scott Shepherd ... Cardinal Dussolier (credit only)
Cécile de France ... Sofia
Ludivine Sagnier ... Esther
Toni Bertorelli Toni Bertorelli ... Cardinal Caltanissetta
Stefano Accorsi ... Italian Prime Minister
James Cromwell ... Cardinal Michael Spencer (credit only)
Guy Boyd ... Archbishop Kurtwell
Andre Gregory ... Elmore Coen
Kevin Jackson ... Pete Washington
Tony Plana ... Carlos García
Jan Hoag ... Rose


Impressed by the work of Gutierrez, Lenny asks him to take on the role of his personal secretary, and then expels Kurtwell to Alaska. Lenny sends Sister Mary to Africa to take Antonia's place, saying that she can call him by name, while he can call her "Ma." Upon learning that one day he may be declared a saint, Lenny agrees to spend Christmas in Guatemala among the patients of Blessed Juana. However, at the last moment, Lenny decides to meet his demons and sets off for Venice. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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You Can't Have White Smoke!
16 July 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a phenomenal series. I'm not Catholic and I'm pretty uncertain when it comes to the teachings of Christianity. But I am aware what an impact Catholicism and other world religions have on our world (perhaps way too much). This series captured the ethos of the Vatican. I don't know how much was spent on sets and costumes and creating such a world. In this final one, we have the final determination of Pope Pius XIII as to what should be done with the pedophile Archbishop. We have Lenny beginning to see the value of his flock, but there is quite a concluding scene. I loved the scene where he tells the little kids that they must be bad because the rain is Christ crying because of them. He say he meant it as a joke, but he hated being there. This allows for some epiphany as the episode rolls to a conclusion. And he finally turns his head. I guess if there is to be a second season, it's going to be way down the line because of commitments by Jude Law and the director and creator. This is one of the most interesting productions I've ever seen. It is intelligent, edgy, and new.

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