Both Pope Alexander and Cesare realize that Lucrezia is now being held hostage in Naple and that the King has allied himself with Caterina Sforza. As such, any attack on Caterina's Forli castle will result in Lucretia's death. Cesare leaves to rescue her. He does so without Micheletto who has eliminated his lover but has now disappeared. In Naples meanwhile, the court celebrates the festival of Bacchus and Lucrezia has made plans for her escape by spiking the wine with a sleeping potion. Once safely in Rome, Alfonso begins to suspect that Lucrezia and Cesare's feelings extend beyond simple sibling relations. The Pope conspires with Mattai the Hebrew to control the supply of sulfur, used to make gunpowder.
Did You Know?
The title of this episode has nothing to do with the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Guy Fawkes attempted to kill King James by blowing up the English Parliament. See more
In the discovery of the sulfur that had fallen off the wagon, the guard at the gate lights it on fire. The sulfur burns with a shower of sparks like gunpowder. In reality, sulfur burns slowly with a short blue flame. See more
Mattai the Hebrew
[to Gamaliel about his affecting appearing to be a Christian
I serve a Christian Pope so you can remain a Jew.
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Performed by Trevor Morris See more