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World of Wonders
003 World of Wonders episode still of Giulia Farnese, Rodrigo Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia and Vanozza Cattaneo 250px
Episode still of Giulia Farnese, Rodrigo Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia and Vanozza Cattaneo
Information
Episode number Season 2
Episode 9
Setting April 1498[1]
Directed by David Leland
Written by David Leland
Advisories Rape, adult content, violence
Air date June 10, 2012
Running time 49 minutes
Episode chronology
Previous 2x08 Truth and Lies
Next 2x10 The Confession

World of Wonders is the ninth episode of season two, and the eighteenth episode of the series. It was written and directed by David Leland.

StorylineEdit

Plot synopsisEdit

It's Easter and Alexander makes plans for a celebration to end his pious fast even as Della Rovere's assassin ascends to the position of the Pope's taster; Lucrezia's lover asks for her hand in marriage but her father dismisses him and his request; Juan's wild behavior threatens the life of Lucrezia's child, forcing Cesare to make a chilling decision about his brother.[2]

AppearancesEdit

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
David Oakes as Juan Borgia
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
Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Julius Versucci
Bosco Hogan as Cardinal Alessandro Piccolomini
Edina Lezsak as The Witch
Péter Horkay as The Cistercian
Simon Nader as The Dominican
Caitlin Joseph as Elina / The Dancing Girl
Alex Lanipekun as Mohammed
N/A as Giovanni Borgia

PollEdit

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The poll was created at 13:46 on March 11, 2013, and so far 2 people voted.

Historical notesEdit

  • In actuality Girolamo Savonarola was never taken to Rome for torture. Everything that happened to him after his arrest happened in Florence.[3]

VideosEdit

Sneak peeksEdit

The Borgias - Hurtling Towards Ruin01:07

The Borgias - Hurtling Towards Ruin

The Borgias - Fatal Dose01:02

The Borgias - Fatal Dose

The Borgias - Vengeance01:28

The Borgias - Vengeance


ReferencesEdit

  1. 2x10 The Confession (which is set in 1498) picks up right where this episode ended, which makes this episode set in 1498 as well. The episode is set in Easter, which in 1498 was in April.
  2. http://www.sho.com/sho/the-borgias/season/2/episode/9#/index
  3. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1990839/trivia?tab=gf&ref_=tt_trv_gf

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