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The Borgias Season 3 Episode 8 “Tears of Blood”

The Borgias Season 3 Episode 8 "Tears of Blood" airs Sunday, June 2 at 10PM ET/PT on Showtime. Episode Synopsis: The Borgias Season 3 Episode 8 "Tears of Blood" – Pilgrims are flooding to Rome for the Jubilee year celebrations, and the Spear of Longinus is the centerpiece of the show. However Catherina Sforza has a plan to frustrate Alexander’s lucrative festival. Across the sea in Kefalonia, the Turkish fleet is destroyed by Mattai’s (Brendan Cowell) Jewish contacts – Alexander shows his gratitude with a Bull exempting the community from taxes. Meanwhile, Lucrezia senses a change in newly crowned Frederigo, and realizes that she is under constant watch from the royal guard. The Borgias have walked into a trap: Lucrezia learns that Frederigo faked his near death to get Raphael out of the way, while at the same time in Rome, Cesare and Micheletto discover that the latter’s lover Pascal is a spy working for Rufio (Thure Lindhardt), reporting to a conspiracy of Catherina Sforza and King Frederigo of Naples. Lucrezia is not an honored princess in Naples, she is a hostage against any military moves against the Sforza family. READ MORE...

The Borgias 3.08 Sneak Peeks: Lucrezia Becomes a Prisoner of Naples

Lucrezia Borgia thought she was backing the right brother in Prince Frederigo, the man who showed her kindness and whose reign seemed like it would be most conducive to her interests. With Raphael outright stating that he planned to send Giovanni back to Rome and almost daring her to make a stand against him, warning her about how little power and influence she would have around Naples under his rule, Frederigo seemed the right way to go for the Borgia daughter. His gentler spirit and the attempt on his life helped persuade her to blackmail Raphael into backing down, but on the next episode of The Borgias, Lucrezia finds out just how wrong of a decision she made. READ MORE...