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The Borgias S2 EP4 Stray Dogs


The Borgias is a historical-fiction drama television series created by Neil Jordan; it debuted in 2011 and was canceled in 2013.

The series is set around the turn of the 16th century and follows the Borgia family. It stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI with François Arnaud as Cesare, Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia and David Oakes as Juan. Colm Feore also stars as Cardinal della Rovere.

The series follows the rise of the Borgia family to the pinnacle of the Roman Catholic Church and their struggles to maintain their grip on power. The beginning of the first season depicts the election of Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy through simony and bribery, with the help of his sons, Cesare and Juan. Upon winning the election, Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope Alexander VI, which then thrusts him and his family deep into the murky heart of politics in fifteenth-century Europe: from shifting loyalties within the College of Cardinals to the ambitions of the kings of Europe to the venomous rivalries between the noble families of Italy at the time.

13 4 "Stray Dogs" Jon Amiel Neil Jordan April 29, 2012 

During the celebrations of the retreat of the French, Cesare finds the nuns of the Convent of St. Cecilia raped and slaughtered, including his former lover Ursula Bonadeo. Pledging vengeance he sends Micheletto out to the streets to gather men to strike those responsible. A captured scouting party reveals Giovanni Sforza's involvement as well as secrets of the French army. Ludivico Sforza petitions the Pope to sanction a League to repel the French forces from Italy, with which he agrees. The Pope, Cesare and Cardinal Sforza ride north leaving Lucrezia in charge of Rome. Lucrezia takes this time to address the needs of the poor and the orphans of Rome to the Consistory. On the eve of battle Cesare and his men infiltrate the French camp and destroy their gunpowder, rendering their cannon useless.

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