Stray Dogs
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Episode still of Cesare Borgia, Rodrigo Borgia and Ascanio Sforza
Episode number Season 2
Episode 4
Directed by Jon Amiel
Written by Neil Jordan
Advisories Adult content, nudity, violence
Air date April 29, 2012
Running time 53 minutes
Episode chronology
Previous 2x03 The Beautiful Deception
Next 2x05 The Choice
Stray Dogs is the fourth episode of season two, and the thirteenth episode of the series. It was written by Neil Jordan, and directed by Jon Amiel.


Plot synopsisEdit

Cesare recruits a band of mercenaries with the help of Micheletto to seek revenge on the retreating French troops for burning the nunnery where his beloved Ursula lived; the Pope forges more strategic alliances and enriches himself in the bargain; Lucrezia joins Giulia's quest to aid Rome's poor.[1]


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
Sean Harris as Micheletto Corella
Peter Sullivan as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Colm Feore as Giuliano Della Rovere
Ruta Gedmintas as Ursula Bonadeo
Roger Lloyd-Pack as Friar
Michel Muller as King Charles VIII of France
Jemima West as Vittoria
Ivan Kaye as Ludovico Sforza
Patrick O'Kane as Francesco Gonzaga
Melia Kreiling as Bianca
David Papava as Carlo Baglione
Andrew Pleavin as Rhodente Orsini
Giacomo Gonnella as Battista Colonna
Emil Hostina as Gascon Leader
Thomas Thoroe as Gascon Scout #1
Dermot Keaney as Gascon Scout #2
Imre Sipos as Gascon Scout #4
Zsolt Zágoni as Gascon Scout #5
Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Julius Versucci
Bosco Hogan as Cardinal Alessandro Piccolomini
Harry Boyd as Papal Guard
Edward de Souza as Doctor


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Sneak peeksEdit

The Borgias - Dogs of War

The Borgias - Dogs of War

The Borgias - Something Called Honor

The Borgias - Something Called Honor


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