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.

Mass

#1 - Mass

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 2018

The day of reckoning arrives as the circle of conspirators tightens around the Medicis during Mass, and rivals attempt to take control of Florence.

star 8.33
70 votes
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Epiphany

#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.

star 8.09
230 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Nicholas Meyer
The Fate of the City

#3 - The Fate of the City

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 11, 2019

star 8.00
9 votes
Survival

#4 - Survival

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 2, 2019

star 7.95
20 votes
Purgatory

#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.

star 7.93
252 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Nicholas Meyer
Betrayal

#6 - Betrayal

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2018

As forces threaten a fragile alliance, the Pazzis embark on a murderous plan to destroy the Medicis while Lorenzo seeks to make peace with Rome.

star 7.86
73 votes
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The Dome and the Domicile

#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.

star 7.83
327 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Nicholas Meyer
Trust

#8 - Trust

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 3, 2019

star 7.80
15 votes
Ascendancy

#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".

star 7.77
261 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Nicholas Meyer
Judgement Day

#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.

star 7.75
260 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Nicholas Meyer
Alliance

#11 - Alliance

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2018

The papal army advances as important coalitions shift. Meanwhile, Lorenzo negotiates a crucial treaty, and Jacopo attempts a major power grab.

star 7.72
72 votes
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The Ten

#12 - The Ten

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 2, 2019

star 7.72
18 votes
Obstacles and Opportunities

#13 - Obstacles and Opportunities

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 30, 2018

The death of the pope brings strategic challenges as Lorenzo negotiates with the Duke of Milan and welcomes his new bride, Clarice, to Florence.

star 7.69
74 votes
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Temptation

#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.

star 7.69
264 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Nicholas Meyer
Blood with Blood

#15 - Blood with Blood

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 2018

Lorenzo aims to strengthen ties with the Pazzis and proposes a treaty with Venice. Clarice appeals to Lucrezia and learns the way to Lorenzo's heart.

star 7.66
73 votes
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Pestilence

#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.

star 7.64
286 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Nicholas Meyer
Original Sin

#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.

star 7.54
416 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Nicholas Meyer
Ties That Bind

#18 - Ties That Bind

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 2018

In opposition to the pope, Lorenzo moves quickly to acquire the strategic city of Imola. A forbidden love flowers between Giuliano and Simonetta.

star 7.53
68 votes
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Standing Alone

#19 - Standing Alone

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 23, 2018

Lorenzo's power play comes at a cost and stirs up outrage. With leadership comes sacrifice as he travels to Rome and weighs an advantageous match.

star 7.49
80 votes
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The Holy See

#20 - The Holy See

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 9, 2019

star 7.45
11 votes
Old Scores

#21 - Old Scores

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 23, 2018

After a surprise attack, Lorenzo and Giuliano search for the culprits. The trail leads the brothers to the Pazzis, but treachery lies closer at hand.

star 7.38
86 votes
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Lost Souls

#22 - Lost Souls

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 11, 2019

star 7.33
9 votes
Innocent

#23 - Innocent

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 3, 2019

star 7.25
12 votes
A Man of No Importance

#24 - A Man of No Importance

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 9, 2019

star 7.00
10 votes