The BEST Episodes of Medici

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2019

The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.

Purgatory

#1 - Purgatory

Season 1 - Episode 7

The Signoria now has a vacant chair, and Cosimo is asked to choose who should occupy it. Piero thinks that his moment has now come, but the banker Pazzi, too, has his eyes set on that seat.

star 8.30
3 votes
Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz
The Dome and the Domicile

#2 - The Dome and the Domicile

Season 1 - Episode 2

The war is throwing Florence into chaos. Piero, Cosimo's only son, is eager to fight. Meanwhile, Cosimo manages to "buy" the withdrawal of Milan's troops, thus saving the city, but in the meantime Florence has again fallen into the plague.

star 8.00
4 votes
Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz
Epiphany

#3 - Epiphany

Season 1 - Episode 8

Pazzi has managed to convince the Pope to remove the Medici as Church bankers, but Cosimo is disinclined to surrender what he has worked so hard to attain.

star 8.00
2 votes
Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz
Original Sin

#4 - Original Sin

Season 1 - Episode 1

The Medici family suffers a great loss with the death of its patriarch Giovanni. When the designated heir Cosimo discovers that his father was poisoned, he decides to put Marco Bello on the assassin's trail.

star 7.80
5 votes
Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz
Pestilence

#5 - Pestilence

Season 1 - Episode 3

Albizzi has managed to foment the citizenry against Cosimo, accusing him of the crime of usury. When Cosimo learns of the situation, he decides to return to Florence. Albizzi then invents a ploy to get Cosimo arrested and held for trial.

star 7.70
3 votes
Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz
Judgement Day

#6 - Judgement Day

Season 1 - Episode 4

From prison, Cosimo asks Contessina to try bribing a member of the Signoria, to buy votes in his favor. Albizzi starts poisoning Cosimo's food through his prison guard. Contessina negotiates exile rather than the death penalty.

star 7.70
3 votes
Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz
Temptation

#7 - Temptation

Season 1 - Episode 5

While the Medici are in exile in Venice, the situation deteriorates day by day in Florence, with Albizzi imposing his rule over a city gravely depleted by the absence of the Medici.

star 7.70
3 votes
Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz
Ascendancy

#8 - Ascendancy

Season 1 - Episode 6

The return of the Medici to Florence is an out-and-out triumph, with Albizzi in prison for his attempt to become the city's "tyrant".

star 7.70
3 votes
Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Frank Spotnitz