With Pope Alexander poisoned but still alive, Cesare takes charge of the situation. It takes him little time to learn that Della Rovere was behind the assassination attempt but his mother suggests he think of what they will do if Alexander die. He seeks Cardinal Sforza's assistance in learning who aspires to being Pope. Della Rovere is arrested but manages to escape. He also learns that there is a second plot, this one concocted by Caterina Sforza and her new henchman. She means to kill all of the Borgias. After Alexander recovers he doesn't understand why, on the verge of death, he did not see the face of God.
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[after Lucrezia has instructed the Papal physician on how to force the liquid charcoal down her poisoned father's throat
But this is witchcraft!
[Pointing a dagger at the physician
This is physic!
Do what she says... every detail... and if his soul departs. I shall insure it does do so alone!
The UK release of this episode was cut, the distributor was required to remove sight of cockfighting. In line with the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. See more
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Written by Trevor Morris See more