The Borgias (2011–2013)

The Wolf and the Lamb 

Lucrezia and Micheletto plot the death of King Ferdinand II when he refuses her her baby as Cesare's promise of an annulment for Louis XII gain him a wife and army.


Kari Skogland


Neil Jordan (creator), Neil Jordan

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... Rodrigo Borgia
François Arnaud ... Cesare Borgia
Holliday Grainger ... Lucrezia Borgia
Joanne Whalley ... Vanozza Cattaneo
Sean Harris ... Micheletto
Thure Lindhardt ... Rufio
Julian Bleach ... Niccolo Machiavelli
Gina McKee ... Caterina Sforza
Peter Sullivan ... Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Sebastian De Souza ... Alfonso of Aragon
Sophie Goulet ... Joan of France
Edward Hogg ... Georges D'Amboise
Prometheus Aleifer ... Roberto Orsini
Pilou Asbæk ... Paolo Orsini
Serge Hazanavicius ... Louis XII of France


Lucrezia will soon have to leave for Naples with her new husband, and is upset at having to leave her child behind. She soon develops a plan to rid herself of her principal opponent, but Micheletto proposes patience. He finds a solution to her dilemma. At Forli castle, Caterina Sforza formally proposes a union of the five powerful families against Pope Alexander. In Avignon, Cesare meets King Louis XII of France who wants his marriage to be annulled. Also in Avignon is Machiavelli, who advises Cesare that the King can be bought. Cesare wants an army most of all, but he is also looking for a bride, along with a French title and a dowry. The Pope tries to convince Bianca Gonzaga to return to her husband, but she has news for him. It is soon apparent that she is mad. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

12 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Louis XI and Louis XII were cousins. Queen Joan was the daughter of King Louis XI and at age 12 was forced to marry Louis XII, who succeeded her brother King Charles and ascended to the throne on the latter's premature death. After he was free of Joan, Louis XII married Charles' widow. See more »


Rodrigo Borgia: [In bath with Bianca] Scandal may be the perrogative of kings, but we are the Pope of Rome. We have a church to run.
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