Day of Ashes
001 Day of Ashes episode still of Rodrigo Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia 250px
Episode still of Rodrigo Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia
Episode number Season 2
Episode 6
Directed by John Maybury
Written by David Leland
Advisories Adult content, violence
Air date May 13, 2012
Running time 51 minutes
Episode chronology
Previous 2x05 The Choice
Next 2x07 The Siege at Forli
Day of Ashes is the sixth episode of season two, and the fifteenth episode of the series. It was written by David Leland, and directed by John Maybury.


Plot synopsisEdit

Convinced that a destructive lightning strike on St. Peter's Basilica during a mass was a sign of God's disapproval, Alexander begins a Lenten fast; Cesare tries to prove his worth as a military commander with a raid to steal Medici gold; the Pope pressures the reluctant Lucrezia to enter another politically advantageous marriage.[1]


Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia
François Arnaud as Cesare Borgia
Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia
Joanne Whalley as Vanozza Cattaneo
Lotte Verbeek as Giulia Farnese
Sean Harris as Micheletto Corella
Steven Berkoff as Girolamo Savonarola
Julian Bleach as Niccolo Machiavelli
Peter Sullivan as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Colm Feore as Giuliano Della Rovere
David Alpay as Calvino Pallavicini
Tom Austen as Raffaello Pallavicini
Jesse Bostick as Antonello
Bosco Hogan as Cardinal Alessandro Piccolomini
Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Julius Versucci
Cesare Taurasi as Piero de Medici
John Arthur as Brother Bernardino
Roger Lloyd-Pack as Friar
Camilla Rutherford as The Woman
Zoltan Rihmer as Latin Reader
Szilárd Várnai as Doge of Venice's Nephew
David Papava as Carlo Baglione
Giacomo Gonnella as Battista Colonna
John Rado as The Bystander
David Kabelitz as Lucio
Nathan O'Toole as Vincenzo
N/A as Giovanni Borgia


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Sneak peeksEdit

The Borgias - Rare Beauty01:09

The Borgias - Rare Beauty

The Borgias - Darkness into Light01:20

The Borgias - Darkness into Light

The Borgias - Hear My Confession00:51

The Borgias - Hear My Confession

Behind the scenesEdit

The Borgias - Behind the Episode Day Of Ashes03:21

The Borgias - Behind the Episode Day Of Ashes



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