The Purge
001 The Purge episode still of Cesare Borgia and Rodrigo Borgia 250px
Episode still of Cesare Borgia and Rodrigo Borgia
Episode number Season 3
Episode 2
Directed by Kari Skogland
Written by Neil Jordan
Advisories Graphic violence, adult language, adult content, brief nudity
Air date April 21, 2013
Running time 50 minutes
Episode chronology
Previous 3x01 The Face of Death
Next 3x03 Siblings

The Purge is the second episode of season three, and the twenty-first episode of the series. It was written by Neil Jordan, and directed by Kari Skogland. It will premiered on April 21, 2013.


Plot synopsisEdit

Now fully recovered, Alexander tasks Cardinal Sforza with instigating an “inquisition” among the Cardinals who were politicking against him when his life lay in the balance. With the “evidence” he needs, Alexander dismisses and banishes all the Cardinals he does not trust. But one of them – Cardinal Orsini – does not leave quietly, forcing Alexander to handle it with his bare hands. Meanwhile, Catherina Sforza orders Rufio to seek support from the mercenary warlords of the Romagna families – Orsini, Vitelli and Colonna. Lucrezia is annoyed that her in-laws to be – the royal family of Naples – will not welcome her son Giovanni at court; plus she is realizing her feelings for Cesare are becoming more sexual than sisterly.[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
Peter Sullivan as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Bosco Hogan as Cardinal Alessandro Piccolomini
Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Julius Versucci
Sebastian De Souza as Alfonso of Aragon
Thure Lindhardt as Rufio
David Dencik as Cardinal Giovanni Battista Orsini
Peter Stebbings as Cardinal De Luca
Pilou Asbæk as Paolo Orsini
Abraham Belaga as Vitelezzo Vitelli
Joseph Macnab as Prospero Colonna
Oliver Doherty as Young Juan Borgia
John Rado as Cardinal Rocco Colonna
Attila Árpa as Bodyguard #1
László Keszeg as Bodyguard #2
Péter Kertész as Cardinal #1
Antal Leiszen as Cardinal #2
Prometheus Aleifer as Roberto Orsini


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Episode stillsEdit



The Borgias Season 3 Next on Episode 200:54

The Borgias Season 3 Next on Episode 2

Sneak peeksEdit

The Purge sneak peek 101:05

The Purge sneak peek 1

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 2 Clip - The Conspirators01:55

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 2 Clip - The Conspirators

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 2 Clip - Purged01:45

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 2 Clip - Purged

Behind the scenesEdit

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 2 - Dissecting a Scene02:19

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 2 - Dissecting a Scene



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