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The Borgias S3 EP1 The Face of Death


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.

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Pope Alexander fights for his life after being poisoned from last season, and the Cardinals plot at his deathbed. Cesare and Micheletto trace the assassination plot back to its source, but Della Rovere is ready to make his move. Caterina Sforza has dispatched her own personal assassin Rufio to dethrone the Borgia family. However, thanks to Lucrezia's quick thinking, she saves her father, and he awakens. Della Rovere is arrested, but is later released by a traitorous cardinal, and flees, and Rufio's attempt to assassinate the Borgia family is thwarted.

Posted by George Freund on May 23, 2019 at 6:36 PM 213 Views