The BEST Episodes of Medici
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2020
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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.
#2 - Epiphany
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 8, 2016
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.
#3 - The Fate of the City
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 11, 2019
#4 - Survival
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 2, 2019
#5 - Purgatory
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 8, 2016
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.
#7 - The Dome and the Domicile
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 18, 2016
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.
#8 - Trust
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 3, 2019
#9 - Ascendancy
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2016
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".
#10 - Judgement Day
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2016
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.
#12 - The Ten
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 2, 2019
#14 - Temptation
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2016
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.
#16 - Pestilence
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 25, 2016
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.
#17 - Original Sin
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 18, 2016
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.