The Borgias (2011–2013)
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Tears of Blood 

Micheleto learns his kept lover is a Sforza informant, Caterina Sforza mounts the Shroud of Turin as a rival holy relic, and Fredirigo puts Lucrezia under house arrest.

Director:

David Leland

Writers:

Neil Jordan (creator), Neil Jordan

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... Rodrigo Borgia
François Arnaud ... Cesare Borgia
Holliday Grainger ... Lucrezia Borgia
Sean Harris ... Micheletto
Thure Lindhardt ... Rufio
Gina McKee ... Caterina Sforza
Peter Sullivan ... Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Charlie Carrick ... Pascal
Luke Allen-Gale ... Fredirigo
Sebastian De Souza ... Alfonso of Aragon
Cyron Melville ... Cardinal Farnese
Peter Stebbings ... Cardinal De Luca
Brendan Cowell ... Mattai the Hebrew
Kevin Griffiths ... Cardinal
Robert Gogo-Fawcett Robert Gogo-Fawcett ... Bishop
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Storyline

Micheletto discovers that his new lover is spying on him. Caterina Sforza grieves over the loss of her dead son and plots her revenge. She puts the Shroud of Constantinople on display and arranges for a fake miracle to draw the crowds. When she learns from her spy that Cesare will be checking into this new holy site, she plans to kill him. The Pope has decided to officiate at the investiture of King Fredirigo of Naples. In return the King asks that he name an ambassador from the Vatican and specifically requests that he name Lucrezia. He agrees and she is quite pleased but they have been duped. Once back in Naples, Fredirigo makes it quite clear that she is his prisoner. Meanwhile, the Pope has come to an agreement with the Jews of Rome. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

2 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

A series of seven conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice between 1423 and 1718 were known as the Ottoman-Venetian Wars. This episode was set during the second of these (1499 - 1503.) The burning of the Turkish fleet as depicted did not occur. See more »

Goofs

The replica Shroud of Constantinople bears damages that were not sustained until decades after Pope Alexander VI's death. See more »

Quotes

Micheletto: [after both he and Cesare narrowly escape from the catacombs alive after an explosion] Jesus must love you, Cesare Borgia.
Cesare Borgia: [Referring to the Shroud of Turin] Yes, he wept. He wept bloody tears. He does... he does... He loves me!
Cesare Borgia: [shouting joyously] Jesus loves me!
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The Borgias Main Titles
Written by Trevor Morris
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