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Episode number Season 3
Episode 6
Setting 1499
Directed by Kari Skogland
Written by Guy Burt
Advisories Adult content, brief nudity, violence
Air date May 19, 2013
Running time 48 minutes
Episode chronology
Previous 3x05 The Wolf and the Lamb
Next 3x07 Lucrezia's Gambit

Relics is the sixth episode of season three, and the twenty-fifth episode of the series. It was written by Guy Bert, and directed by Kari Skogland. It will premiere on May 19, 2013.


Plot synopsisEdit

When Cesare lands in northern Italy with a French army, Alexander is furious at what he sees as a challenge to his authority, but reluctantly accedes to Cesare’s plan to destroy the Sforza dynasty, starting with Ludovico, Duke of Milan. Catherina, meanwhile, has come up with a plot of her own: biological warfare. With the help of Rufio she sends a plague-infected cloth, wrapped around a false message of peace, to Alexander. Cesare orders it destroyed unopened, but ambitious new Cardinal Constanzo disobeys and keeps the message for his own purposes, and soon, his household is in the grip of the plague. Concerned about the lack of funds for his Crusade, Alexander imposes punitive taxes on the newly arrived Jewish community. However one clever member of the community, Mattai claims to be able to procure a holy relic, the long lost Spear of Longinus. Cardinals Farnese and Petrucci vie to provide the Pope with the “real” relic, but Mattai gains the Pope’s respect and an unlikely alliance is born.


Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia
François Arnaud as Cesare Borgia
Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia
Peter Sullivan as Ascanio Sforza
Sean Harris as Micheletto Corella
Gina McKee as Catherina Sforza
Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon
Thure Lindhardt as Rufio
Cyron Melville as Alessandro Farnese
Noah Silver as Benito Sforza
Brendan Cowell as King Mattai
Jonah Russell as Cardinal Petrucci
Tom Keller as Gamaliel
Charlie Carrick as Pascal
Edward Hogg as Georges D'Amboise
Prometheus Aleifer as Roberto Orsini
Pilou Asbæk as Paolo Orsini
Leo Bill as Cardinal Costanzo
Athina Papadimitriu as Sobbing Woman
Abraham Belaga as Vitelezzo Vitelli
Matt Devere as Messenger from Liguria
Csaba Vések as Jewish Merchant #1
Árpád Barta as Jewish Merchant #2
Peter Horkay as General
Alexis Latham as Stefano
Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Gian Paolo Baglioni
Joseph Macnab as Prospero Colonna
N/A as Giovanni Borgia


Episode stillsEdit



The Borgias 3x6 promo00:37

The Borgias 3x6 promo

The Borgias Season 3 Next on Episode 600:44

The Borgias Season 3 Next on Episode 6

Sneak peeksEdit

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 5 Clip - A King's Demise00:56

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 5 Clip - A King's Demise

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 6 Clip - The King Died01:20

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 6 Clip - The King Died

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 6 Clip - In Your Name Father01:22

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 6 Clip - In Your Name Father


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