Juan- "A cleric prays. He doesn't fight."
Cesare- "Well this cleric does both."
It may not have had as much pomp and circumstance, or as much energy, as the first season premiere, but "The Borgia Bull" may have been a more promising beginning for The Borgias.To read the rest of my review of last night's season two premiere of The Borgias, head over to TV Fanatic.
The second season premiere set up a number of new situations, and began to develop in more depth the important relationships we got to know over the course of the first season.
Jeremy Irons may be the name used in promoting the series, but Francois Arnaud proved to be the star of the show throughout last season and in this year's opener. His Cesare Borgia is all kinds of engaging, a master of deception with a number of intriguing relationships.
The way that Cesare and Lucrezia act together is interesting for all the wrong reasons. I mean, they are a bit too close for brother and sister, right? The way he is treated by his father continues raise questions about where their relationship may lead in the future.
The Borgias 201 - "The Borgia Bull"