Alexander strikes a deal with the French, saving his papacy, and then turns his attention to the annulment of Lucrezia’s marriage, which goes through just before she gives birth to a son.
The Borgias: War is Hell
Everyone learns this lesson big time when Juan sets the outnumbered and outgunned Papal Army against the French, who get to play with their devastating new toys.
The Borgias: Apocalypse Now
The French invade and seriously trash Lucca before heading south, scaring the hell out of everyone along the way, including della Rovere.
The Borgias: Family Ties
Alexander asks his vice chancellor, Cardinal Sforza, to lean on his cousin, the Duke of Milan, and convince him not to let the French come parading through. When that doesn’t work out, he decides to start planning another wedding. Meanwhile, both Lucrezia and Cesare get crushes that will probably end tragically.
The Borgias: Nice Day for a Spite Wedding
Alexander meanly bars Vannozza from Lucretia’s wedding and makes Cesare perform the service, so Cesare gets revenge by bringing Vannozza to the reception. Juan predictably screws up the entertainment, and the groom is so appalled by it all he takes it out on poor, sweet Lucretia.
The Borgias: Dine and Death
Della Rovere tries to drum up support, and finds himself at the dinner party from hell. In Rome, Alexander agrees to take in a sultan’s sweet, lovable brother, for a price. Naturally, the guy’s too likeable to stick around for long.
The Borgias: Poison in Every Cup and an Assassin on Every Corner
Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys himself a papacy, and a whole lot of enemies along with it.