The BEST Episodes of Borgia
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 24, 2020
He was a man whose name would become synonymous with ruthlessness, and whose reign as pope would be remembered as the most infamous chapter of the history of the Catholic church -Rodrigo Borgia. His four children -Juan, the oldest, a prideful, lazy, unscrupulous sexual predator, Cesare, a young man torn between a faith that was not his calling and his dark violent nature, Lucretia, a young girl discovering the secret power that a women's sexuality holds, and Goffredo, an innocent child who would come of age in a family riven by conflict- would provide Rodrigo with a challenge as great as the political maneuvering of his political and religious rivals.
#1 - The Serpent Rises
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 7, 2011
Cesare leads an investigative commission into Juan's death, but cannot find the guilty party and soon fears he himself killed his brother.
#2 - 1506
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 27, 2014
Cesare is brought to La Mancha and goes on trial before the Inquisition, while Lucrezia must use extreme measures to save her marriage.
#3 - 1503 (1)
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 13, 2014
Lucrezia meets her new family with mixed results, while at home a malaria outbreak has historic consequences for the Borgias.
#4 - 1502
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 6, 2014
Cesare's renegade generals mount a rebellion against him, while those close to Rodrigo conspire against him, all on the eve of Lucrezia's wedding.
#5 - 1503 (2)
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 13, 2014
Rodrigo's death sets chaos in motion on many fronts and forces Cesare to practice his most sophisticated politics yet as stakes are raised.
#6 - 1501
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 6, 2014
Cesare loses his lover and his daughter, leading to a painful defeat, and Lucrezia's betrothal becomes politically and emotionally complex.
#7 - 1500
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 29, 2014
Outside of Italy, rebellion stirs and the Cardinals fear they'll lose their power, while plans begin for Lucrezia's next marriage.
#8 - 1498
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 22, 2014
When one of his commanders captures a city without authorisation, Cesare must appease a ruler. Lucrezia's son suffers a potentially mortal fall.
#9 - 1499
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 29, 2014
While Rodrigo engages in delicate politics, Leonardo da Vinci offers Cesare a powerful weapon and murder visits the Borgia family.
#10 - 1497
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 22, 2014
Cesare's new mistress could trigger a diplomatic incident, and public allegations of debauchery are made against the Borgia family.
#11 - 1496
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 2014
Lucrezia is in a delicate position with the return of Rodrigo Borgia. It reigns supreme and does not hesitate to be cruel to his enemies. Pope became a counselor with him, Lucrezia can neither impose his word, nor to stop the fears of her husband, which occurred with the arrival of Cesare in Rome. The son Borgia is carried by his desire for conquest. Fierce, he is ready for anything ...
#12 - 1504
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 20, 2014
With a new pope crowned and order breaking down, Cesare finds himself with more and stronger enemies than ever.
#13 - 1507
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 27, 2014
Cesare's ultimate judgment is realized while Lucrezia struggles to make sense of her family's history and its future.
#14 - The Invasion of Rome
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 30, 2011
Rodrigo has his back on the wall as the French troops occupy the Eternal city, but thanks to his son Cesare, a fragile peace can be negotiated.
#15 - God's Monster
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 7, 2011
To prove himself worthy of the crown of Naples, Juan proposes to convert the Jews in a mass christening, but accidentally reveals a dark secret.
#16 - Miracles
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 30, 2011
By the intervention of Spain, France is forced to withdraw, but Isabella of Spain demands a purge of the Jews from the Eternal City.
#17 - Maneuvers
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 23, 2011
Instead of keeping the peace, Rodrigo gives in to Giulia's urging and has his men take up arms, but under Juan's command the campaign fails.
#18 - Prelude to an Apocalypse
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 23, 2011
With his enemies advancing and his troops deserting Juan's command, Rodrigo has to take a tough decision that puts Cesare's life at stake.
#19 - 1495
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 2014
While Lucrezia is head of the Vatican, Rodrigo Borgia continued his retreat. He tries to erase his feelings of love for Julia and her desire for her own daughter, now married to Alfonso di Calabria. But even away from all temptations, he struggles to get there. For his part, his daughter, a young woman who became regent seat with wisdom and moderation, qualities that are lacking in Cesare. The latter, still at war in Romagna, hopes to achieve with a little luck to defeat Catarina and all the enemies of the Borgia family ...
#20 - 1505
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 20, 2014
Cesare stands trial for treason against the Holy See and the Ten Commandments, with his old friend Niccolo Machiavelli as prosecutor.
#21 - A Sacred Vow
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 9, 2011
A quarrel starts among the cardinals and old reckonings are being settled, while Cesare offers his son as a sacrifice to God, abandoning the newborn.
#22 - The Assumption
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 15, 2013
Cesare and the King of France organize their wedding, one after another, the day of the Assumption, a date when it rains consistently. Cardinal Orsini, very sick, terrified of what awaits him after his death when he thinks about his relationships with friends and enemies of the pope. Lucrezia plays on the big surge of hope caused by the salvation and the power of forgiveness to ease political tensions.
#23 - The Bonds of Matrimony
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 16, 2011
The wedding of Lucrezia to Giovanni Sforza is to seal the union between the Borgia and Sforza families, but the marriage will not be consummated.
#24 - Pax Vobiscum
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 25, 2013
Savonarola was sentenced to death by hanging by the Pope Alexander VI after admitting acts of heresy under torture. He uses his last breath to curse Cesare Borgia and the whole family, in the name of God. Later, Cesare attend Midnight Mass and Easter lights the traditional fireworks fireworks Florentine. Alessandro, his lifelong friend, wish him "peace of God", but the peace of God is more interested Cesare.
#25 - 1492
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 10, 2011
Though officially their uncle, Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia gathers his three children, but Juan's and Cesare's lack of control threaten his life's work.