Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Borgias: A Behind the Scenes Look at Season 3 Written By Shilo Adams on March 5th, 2013 at 7:24 pm (TV OVER MIND)

The Borgia family suffered a series of blows last season that left them staggering. While Lucrezia lost Pablo and was forced to think about remarrying before she was ready, Cesare fell further out of favor with Rodrigo and Juan never recovered from an infected leg and humiliation on the battlefield, all but forcing Cesare to put him out of his misery. However, arguably the toughest blow was dealt by Cardinal della Rovere, who managed to infiltrate the Borgia camp and execute a hit on Rodrigo with a dosage of poison. This season on The Borgias, will Rodrigo be able to retain the papacy and recover from what happened before anyone can either finish him?

In a behind the scenes look at the third season of the historical drama, currently filming in Budapest, Rodrigo is shown being in full health, directing orders while on horseback. There was never any doubt that he would recover from the attempted assassination, but the fallout from there even being an attempt could be far reaching and have more significant impact than if he had succumbed to della Rovere's latest attempt at revenge. The cardinal will likely be inspired to go bigger and bolder in his next plan to make sure that it's successful, which could eventually lead to his undoing, while the Pontiff could become even more paranoid about his grasp on the papacy and the power of his enemies. That paranoia, seeded in the way he was elected to the throne, doesn't have to be a bad thing, however; it may cause him to go over his closest confidantes to suss out anyone not 100% loyal to him, increasing his safety and peace of mind.


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