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The Borgias

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  Rated: 18+ (TV-MA)2011 - 20133 Seasons,Series EndedOn:   Tags:    

Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family.The Borgias featuring Jeremy Irons and Holliday Grainger has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix, streaming on Showtime, available for purchase on iTunes, and 6 others. It's an action & adventure and crime show with 29 episodes over 3 seasons. The Borgias is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 84% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (44,502 votes).

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#3 Ranked in Faith & Spirituality TV

#5 Ranked in Medieval TV

#16 Ranked in TV on Showtime

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29 Total Episodes of The Borgias Where to stream every episode from all 3 seasons of The Borgias. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Poisoned Chalice

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Apr 4, 2011
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The Poisoned Chalice Apr 4, 2011 "The Poisoned Chalice" is the pilot episode of the Showtime-Bravo! series The Borgias. It was written and directed by series creator Neil Jordan and originally aired on April 3, 2011, as the first half of a 2 hour premiere.The episode deals with Rodrigo Borgia's election as Pope after the death of Pope Innocent VIII, and introduces the supporting cast of Borgia's family, and the College of Cardinals.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Assassin

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Apr 4, 2011
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The Assassin Apr 4, 2011 With Cardinal Orsini's assassin in custody, Cesare Borgia plots to ensure the man's loyalty but Cardinal Della Rovere isn't so sure that the man knows nothing and also seeks his loyalty. The Cardinal soon organizes those who voted against the Pope and searches for a legal means to dethrone the him For his part, the Pope installs a new mistress, Giulia Farnese, in Orsini's palace. The Pope's 14 year-old daughter Lucrezia tells her mother of Giulia's presence in the Papal rooms leading to a major confrontation. It may also provide Della Rovere what he needs to depose him. The Pope moves to neutralize Della Rovere and announces the appointment of 13 new Cardinals, including his son Cesare.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Moor

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Apr 11, 2011
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The Moor Apr 11, 2011 His coffers depleted by his expensive rise to power, Rodrigo seeks funds through a profitable marriage for Lucrezia that will ally with him Milan, and charges a fee for safe haven in the Holy City to Jews displaced by the Spanish Inquisition; the Borgias host a charming Turkish prince; Micheletto is ordered to rid his patrons of the ongoing threat posed by Della Rovere.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Lucrezia's Wedding

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Apr 18, 2011
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Lucrezia's Wedding Apr 18, 2011 Lucrezia's financially and politically motivated wedding to Milanese nobleman Giovanni Sforza is a disaster thanks to Juan's inappropriately bawdy play in his sister's honor, Cesare's brazen flirting with a married baroness, and the arrival of the Borgia children's illegitimate mother; Della Rovere seeks the aid of the illustrious Medici family and their counselor, Machiavelli.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Borgias in Love

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Apr 25, 2011
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The Borgias in Love Apr 25, 2011 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.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The French King

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May 2, 2011
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The French King May 2, 2011 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 (guest star Emmannuelle Chriqui), but Juan nearly sabotages the plan by seducing his prospective sister-in-law.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Death, on a Pale Horse

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May 9, 2011
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Death, on a Pale Horse May 9, 2011 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 (guest star John Lynch) shows his drawings and blueprints for war machinery to the invaders.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 The Borgia Bull

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Apr 9, 2012
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The Borgia Bull Apr 9, 2012 Pope Alexander VI takes a new lover and throws a grand, pagan fete for the citizens of Rome when a cache of ancient artifacts is discovered; the rivalry between brothers Cesare and Juan spills into the streets; Lucrezia tends to her newborn child; now a pastoral priest once again, Della Rovere narrowly escapes an assassination attempt

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Season 02, Episode 02 Paolo

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Apr 16, 2012
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Paolo Apr 16, 2012 The stable boy who fathered Lucrezia's child travels to Rome to rendezvous with her but suffers an unfortunate fate at the hands of Juan; the Pope's lovers Giulia and Vittoria take him in disguise on a revelatory tour of Rome's indigent.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Beautiful Deception

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Apr 23, 2012
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The Beautiful Deception Apr 23, 2012 Alexander VI refuses to allow a Catholic burial for Paolo, despite his doubts about the stable boy’s suicide, causing Lucrezia to embark on a hunger strike that threatens the life of her infant son; the French army heads back to Rome, allied with Sforza; Della Rovere slips back into the city unnoticed to launch a plot against the Pope’s life.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Stray Dogs

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Apr 30, 2012
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Stray Dogs Apr 30, 2012 Cesare recruits a band of mercenaries with the help of Micheletto to seek revenge on the retreating French troops for burning the nunnery where his beloved Ursula lived; the Pope forges more strategic alliances and enriches himself in the bargain; Lucrezia joins Giulia's quest to aid Rome's poor.

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Season 02, Episode 05 The Choice

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May 7, 2012
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The Choice May 7, 2012 Cesare deals with the cunning Sforzas decisively; Alexander disguises himself and travels to Florence to hear the fiery preacher Savonarola, not realizing that Della Rovere is trying to recruit the rebellious holy man to his cause.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Day of Ashes

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May 14, 2012
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Day of Ashes May 14, 2012 Alexander is convinced that a lightning strike on St. Peter's Basilica during mass was a sign of God's disapproval; Cesare tries to prove his worth as a military commander; the Pope pressures the reluctant Lucrezia to enter another political marriage.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Siege at Forli

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May 21, 2012
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The Siege at Forli May 21, 2012 Juan's triumphant return from Spain is marred by his unsuccessful siege of the Sforza castle; Lucrezia purposely scuttles a scheme to marry her off to a rich Genovese merchant; Savonarola's forces conduct the infamous "Bonfire of the Vanities."

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 The Face of Death

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Apr 15, 2013
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The Face of Death Apr 15, 2013 Thanks to Lucezia's remedy for cantarella, Rodrigo makes a miraculous recovery to everyone's surprise, but there is a Sforza plot to kill the Pope's family.

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Season 03, Episode 02 The Purge

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Apr 22, 2013
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The Purge Apr 22, 2013 Alexander tasks Cardinal Sforza with purging the College of Cardinals, old Roman families conspire against the Pope, and Lucrezia tries to seduce Cesare.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Siblings

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Apr 29, 2013
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Siblings Apr 29, 2013 The King of Naples refuses to accept Lucrzia's child as part of the marriage agreement and pointedly invites Caterins Sforza and other Borgia enemies to the wedding.

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Banquet of Chestnuts

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May 6, 2013
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The Banquet of Chestnuts May 6, 2013 Cardinal Farnese exposes the embezzlement of Cardinal Versucci while the King of Naples insists the consummation of Lucrezia's marriage to his cousin be witnessed.

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Season 03, Episode 05 The Wolf and the Lamb

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May 13, 2013
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The Wolf and the Lamb May 13, 2013 Lucrezia and Micheletto plot the death of King Ferdinand when he refuses her her baby as Cesare's promise of an annulment for Louis X!. gain him a wife and army.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Relics

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May 20, 2013
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Relics May 20, 2013 Cesare unites the sons of the five Romagna families with his own army against Forli, and the Pope negotiates for a with Constantinople Jews for a holy relic.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Lucrezia's Gambit

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May 27, 2013
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Lucrezia's Gambit May 27, 2013 After the French king occupies a deserted Milan, he tasks Cesare with killing Ludivico, and Lucretia becomes involved in Neapolitan palace intrigue.

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