The Borgias

Day of Ashes

  • Season 2
  • , Episode 6  | 
  • Aired: 5/13/2012
    • Length: 50:10
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

Convinced that the lightning strike was a sign of God's disapproval, Alexander begins a fastidious regime of Lenten fasting. Alexander's political problems worsen: Cesare's intemperate killing of Giovanni has hardened the enmity of the powerful Sforzas, while Piero de Medici flees to Rome with news that Savonarola now rules Florence and that Papal deposits with the Bank may be lost. Desperate for new allies, Alexander recruits Vanozza to persuade a reluctant Lucrezia to marry again. Lucrezia resists and plays the diva. Meanwhile, she and her mother along with Giulia, confront Cardinals Versucci and Piccolomini and demand that they channel curia money to the poor for whom it was intended. In Florence, Cesare confronts Savonarola, but is almost killed by the friar's chilling child army. Seeking to prove to his father that he is capable of taking control of the Papal armies, Cesare and his wild bunch attempt a daring heist of Medici gold, but he is disappointed when he learns that Juan is coming back from Spain to take military command once again.

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