The Borgias Season 1 Episode 2: The Assassins is the second part of the two-hour special premiere broadcast of the newest and most controversial TV series in the Showtime. The first episode which was entitled The Poisoned Chalice chronicles on how Rodrigo Borgia, now the newly crowned Pope Alexander VI, manipulate his way toward the Papacy.
As Rodrigo Borgia rise into power, his enemy doubled and they become more aggressive and fiercer in bringing the new Pope down. On this episode it was revealed that Orsini has employed the assassin to poison Pope Alexander VI. However, Rodrigo’s son Cesare offers to double the assassin’s payment if he works for him instead. The assassin has to poison Cardinal Orsini instead.
This episode was virtually like the first episode. Jeremy Irons and the rest of the cast delivered solid, authentic, believable performances in these roles which me makes me more excited of the next episode. Intrigues after intrigues are building up which makes me crave for more.
The Borgias Season 1 Episode 2: The Assassins aired in Showtime on April 3, 2011 it is the second part of the 2-hour premiere broadcast.
The Borgias Season 1 Episode 2: The Assassins Synopsis:
Rodrigo, now Pope AlexanderVI, takes a new mistress in the person of Giulia Farnese which enraged Vanozza. While Pope Alexander installs his new mistress in the late Cardinal Orsini’s palace, his enemies are gathering against him. He, then appoints his son Cesare to become the Cardinal of Valenica, allies with Sforza as Vice-Chancellor of the Curia, and seeks security by creating 13 new cardinals sympathetic to his rule. Della Rovere makes inquiries while Michelletto is firmly embraced by the Borgias as their loyal servant assassin.
Watch The Borgias Season 1 Episode 2: The Assassins @ freepoptv.com. The Borgias airs on Showtime every Sunday at 11/10c. It stars Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI, David Oakes, Francois Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, and Aidan Alexander as siblings Juan, Cesare, Lucrezia, and Gioffre Borgia respectively.