The Choice
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Episode still of Catherina Sforza and Cesare Borgia
Episode number Season 2
Episode 5
Directed by Kari Skogland
Written by Neil Jordan
Advisories Adult content, nudity, violence
Air date May 6, 2012
Running time 53 minutes
Episode chronology
Previous 2x04 Stray Dogs
Next 2x06 Day of Ashes
The Choice is the fifth episode of season two, and the fourteenth episode of the series. It was written by Neil Jordan, and directed by Kari Skogland.


Plot synopsisEdit

The Pope dispatches Cesare to the castle of Catherina Sforza to demand her allegiance, and Cesare deals with the cunning Sforzas decisively; Alexander disguises himself and travels to Florence to hear the fiery preacher Savonarola, not realizing that Della Rovere is trying to recruit the rebellious holy man to his cause.[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
Steven Berkoff as Girolamo Savonarola
Julian Bleach as Niccolo Machiavelli
Peter Sullivan as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Colm Feore as Giuliano Della Rovere
Gina McKee as Catherina Sforza
Barbara Flynn as Isabella
Ronan Vibert as Giovanni Sforza
Jesse Bostick as Antonello
Roger Lloyd-Pack as Friar
Noah Silver as Benito Sforza
Bosco Hogan as Cardinal Alessandro Piccolomini
Anton Giltrap as Choir Boy
Darwin Shaw as Augustino
Cesare Taurasi as Piero de Medici
Katie McGuinness as Beatrice
Jacqui Dankworth as Rosa
Vernon Dobtcheff as Cardinal Julius Versucci
Sophie Thompson as Catherina's Servant


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Historical notesEdit


Sneak peeksEdit

The Borgias - Intruder

The Borgias - Intruder

The Borgias - Definitely Fatal

The Borgias - Definitely Fatal

Behind the scenesEdit

The Borgias - With the Creators The Choice

The Borgias - With the Creators The Choice


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