The BEST episodes of Borgia

Every episode of Borgia ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Borgia!

The story of one of the most powerful families of the Renaissance period, which became known as one of its members, Rodrigo Borgia, came to occupy the throne of San Pedro.

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The Serpent Rises
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8.54
90 votes

#1 - The Serpent Rises

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/7/2011

Cesare leads an investigative commission into Juan's death, but cannot find the guilty party and soon fears he himself killed his brother.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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1503 (1)
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8.51
100 votes

#2 - 1503 (1)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/13/2014

Lucrezia meets her new family with mixed results, while at home a malaria outbreak has historic consequences for the Borgias.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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1506
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8.47
59 votes

#3 - 1506

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/27/2014

Cesare is brought to La Mancha and goes on trial before the Inquisition, while Lucrezia must use extreme measures to save her marriage.

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1503 (2)
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8.47
95 votes

#4 - 1503 (2)

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/13/2014

Rodrigo's death sets chaos in motion on many fronts and forces Cesare to practice his most sophisticated politics yet as stakes are raised.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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1502
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8.43
102 votes

#5 - 1502

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/6/2014

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.

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1501
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8.43
103 votes

#6 - 1501

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/6/2014

Cesare loses his lover and his daughter, leading to a painful defeat, and Lucrezia's betrothal becomes politically and emotionally complex.

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1500
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8.38
107 votes

#7 - 1500

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/29/2014

Outside of Italy, rebellion stirs and the Cardinals fear they'll lose their power, while plans begin for Lucrezia's next marriage.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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1499
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8.37
112 votes

#8 - 1499

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/29/2014

While Rodrigo engages in delicate politics, Leonardo da Vinci offers Cesare a powerful weapon and murder visits the Borgia family.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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1498
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8.36
109 votes

#9 - 1498

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/22/2014

When one of his commanders captures a city without authorisation, Cesare must appease a ruler. Lucrezia's son suffers a potentially mortal fall.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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1497
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8.33
106 votes

#10 - 1497

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/22/2014

Cesare's new mistress could trigger a diplomatic incident, and public allegations of debauchery are made against the Borgia family.

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1504
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8.28
65 votes

#11 - 1504

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/20/2014

With a new pope crowned and order breaking down, Cesare finds himself with more and stronger enemies than ever.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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1496
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8.25
110 votes

#12 - 1496

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/15/2014

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 ...

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1507
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8.05
62 votes

#13 - 1507

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/27/2014

Cesare's ultimate judgment is realized while Lucrezia struggles to make sense of her family's history and its future.

Writer: Tom Fontana
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The Invasion of Rome
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8.04
120 votes

#14 - The Invasion of Rome

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/30/2011

Rodrigo has his back against the wall as the French troops occupy the Eternal city, but thanks to his son Cesare, a fragile peace can be negotiated.

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God's Monster
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8.01
89 votes

#15 - God's Monster

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/7/2011

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.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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Maneuvers
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7.92
96 votes

#16 - Maneuvers

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/23/2011

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.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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Miracles
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7.88
90 votes

#17 - Miracles

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/30/2011

By the intervention of Spain, France is forced to withdraw, but Isabella of Spain demands a purge of the Jews from the Eternal City.

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1505
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7.81
62 votes

#18 - 1505

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/20/2014

Cesare stands trial for treason against the Holy See and the Ten Commandments, with his old friend Niccolo Machiavelli as prosecutor.

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1495
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7.80
148 votes

#19 - 1495

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/15/2014

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 ...

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Prelude to an Apocalypse
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7.79
95 votes

#20 - Prelude to an Apocalypse

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/23/2011

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.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
Writer: Thomas Kelly
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A Sacred Vow
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7.63
233 votes

#21 - A Sacred Vow

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/9/2011

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.

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The Bonds of Matrimony
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7.60
129 votes

#22 - The Bonds of Matrimony

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/16/2011

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.

Directors: Dearbhla Walsh
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The Assumption
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7.60
80 votes

#23 - The Assumption

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/15/2013

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.

Directors: Metin Hüseyin
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1492
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7.54
485 votes

#24 - 1492

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/10/2011

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.

Writer: Tom Fontana
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Pax Vobiscum
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7.51
83 votes

#25 - Pax Vobiscum

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/25/2013

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.

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