Season 1 Episodes

Episode 8 - Art of War. The title of this episode explains it all. Yeah.

Episode 7 - Death on a Pale Horse. The invasion by King Charles of France and Della Rovere proceeds with victory seemingly inevitable as the French sack the city of Lucca and the Italian powers flee to their banner, with Lucrezia's husband Giovanni Sforza poised to join them in the name of Milan; inventor Leonardo Da Vinci shows his drawings and blueprints for war machinery to the invaders.

Episode 6 - The French King. Della Rovere reaches France and strikes a bargain with its ruler to invade Italy and install him on the Papal throne in exchange for control of Naples; Rodrigo attempts to thwart the invasion through an alliance by marrying his youngest son Joffre to Princess Sancia of Naples, but Juan nearly sabotages the plan by seducing his prospective sister-in-law.
 Episode 5 – The Borgias in Love. Alternately neglected and abused by her cruel husband, Lucrezia has an affair with Paolo, a handsome stable boy; Cesare strikes a bargain with Machiavelli: deny French troops passage across his masters’ lands in exchange for suppression of Savonarola, a fiery preacher of anti-Medici sermons; in love with baroness Ursula, Cesare takes drastic action to get rid of her husband.

Episode 4 - Lucrezia's Wedding. Lucrezia is deeply disappointed to discover her real mother has been banned from her wedding to Giovanni Sforza, whom she's never met. Meanwhile, Della Rovere goes to Florence to broker a deal with the powerful Medici family and meets with their adviser Machiavelli.

Episode 3 - The Moor. Jews displaced by the Spanish Inquisition receive a welcome in Rome---for a price. Meanwhile, the pope contemplates a marriage of political expedience for Lucrezia; Cesare sends Micheletto to Naples to assassinate Cardinal Della Rovere; and young Juan is given the task of killing a Turkish prince, which would help the Borgias replenish their seriously depleted coffers.

Episode 2 - The Assassin. This is the second part of the first episode, the crime continues.

Episode 1 - The Poisoned Chalice. Rodrigo schemes and bribes his way into being elected head of the Catholic Church as Pope Alexander VI, and has his son Cesare named a cardinal. Another son, Juan, is put in charge of the papal armies, and daughter Lucrezia is maneuvered into a politically expedient marriage.