Rodrigo- "Know your enemy, Cardinal. Know him better than your friend."
Following four episodes that had me singing the praises of The Borgias, the fifth installment of season two - "The Choice" - was markedly worse in terms of episodic entertainment.To read the rest of my review of last night's The Borgias, head over to TV Fanatic.
The hour continued to drag on and drag on until Catherina turned down Cesare and Pope Alexander's offer to come to Rome willingly. The best moment of the entire episode was probably watching Catherina toy with the Cardinal after pleasing him many a time in the bedroom.
Her simple way of skirting around the subject, and continuing to mention how much she was enjoying her duck, was irresistibly charming. The fact that we had just watched the two of them enjoy each other's company so much, and then do so again after dinner, made Catherina's eventual "no" that much more intriguing.
She was fun to watch, and could make for a great foe in the future. Unlike her cousin Giovanni, who was never interesting to see on screen and will be doing nothing in the future thanks to the amount of times Cesare stabbed him in the gut and neck.
The Borgias 205 - "The Choice"