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From Academy Award-winning screenwriter Neil Jordan comes THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE, the epic conclusion to Showtime’s acclaimed TV series THE BORGIAS, which was cancelled after its third season. Fans left wanting more can now read the screenplay for the two-hour finale and see how Jordan planned to bring the family to a suitably apocalyptic end.


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From Academy Award-winning screenwriter Neil Jordan comes THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE, the epic conclusion to Showtime’s acclaimed TV series THE BORGIAS, which was cancelled after its third season. Fans left wanting more can now read the screenplay for the two-hour finale and see how Jordan planned to bring the family to a suitably apocalyptic end.

30 review for The Borgia Apocalypse: The Screenplay

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kei • fiction court •

    I never thought I would be happy that they cancelled the show but the finale was epic in comparison to this... whatever it is because it is not a proper script for The Borgias. Now this was epic. I never thought I would be happy that they cancelled the show but the finale was epic in comparison to this... whatever it is because it is not a proper script for The Borgias. Now this was epic.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karla

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. For the past couple weeks, I've been binging The Borgias. I knew it got canceled, but I didn't know just how much of an excruciating note it ended on. I didn't take it well. "Hey, look!" I said, as I scouted around the internet. "Neil Jordan wrote a 'sequel' screenplay of sorts! Awesome!" The Goodreads community reviews were not encouraging, but there was a mix of opinion. OK, open mind and all. It wasn't too long before it became obvious: By Cesare's holy codpiece, WTF was that???!!!? Was this a fir For the past couple weeks, I've been binging The Borgias. I knew it got canceled, but I didn't know just how much of an excruciating note it ended on. I didn't take it well. "Hey, look!" I said, as I scouted around the internet. "Neil Jordan wrote a 'sequel' screenplay of sorts! Awesome!" The Goodreads community reviews were not encouraging, but there was a mix of opinion. OK, open mind and all. It wasn't too long before it became obvious: By Cesare's holy codpiece, WTF was that???!!!? Was this a first draft? An outline? A fast grab to claim the legacy from motivated, unhappy fans? Because no, Neil. NO. What a hot mess of things that don't make sense, a ramshackle plot, and a horribly inept & rushed way to bring the story to a conclusion. OK, I can actually see why the Cesare/Lucrezia storyline goes the way it does, because it was going to have to take a turn for the nope!HEA even though, as we all know: Ugh, at least it was short because while the last scene of the series was indeed epic, this.....thing was an epic waste of time. Bad Neil. Try again.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    After reading Neil Jordan's very passionate and sincere introduction, I really felt as if this would be a swan song for The Borgias and all of its wonderful characters. It took a few read-throughs for the full impact of what Mr Jordan had actually written to hit me. I must admit I enjoyed a few of the characters storylines, it was good to see Micheletto, Machiavelli and Caterina again. Caterina's storyline took a particularly gruesome tone that I'm sure was only inserted into the story for shock After reading Neil Jordan's very passionate and sincere introduction, I really felt as if this would be a swan song for The Borgias and all of its wonderful characters. It took a few read-throughs for the full impact of what Mr Jordan had actually written to hit me. I must admit I enjoyed a few of the characters storylines, it was good to see Micheletto, Machiavelli and Caterina again. Caterina's storyline took a particularly gruesome tone that I'm sure was only inserted into the story for shock value as it was historically inaccurate and really horrendous. Now onto other character's stories. Lucrezia and Cesare again took the limelight, despite Neil's insistence to throw Rodrigo in everywhere no matter how clear it was that it stopped being 'his' story after season one. Lucrezia's fear of Cesare in the screenplay would be warranted if she had been any one else but all this build up to her being the only person who understood and accepted him was all for nought when Neil puts her forward as a sort of Ursula (Cesare's love interest from season one) doppelganger who fears him and escapes to a nunnery. It is as if Lucrezia's character has not only done a 180, but has flown off the track and onto Ursula highway. The differences that were so stark between Ursula and Lucrezia's reactions to their husbands deaths in season one and two have now disappeared and we are left with a Lucrezia who is not only afraid of her brother (the man she loves) but has the ability to heartlessly bring harm to him. This, I believe, is one of the main things that has turned so many fans against this screenplay. The fans of the show never expected a perfect ending where everyone lives happily in an united Italy but Neil has mutilated the history. I firmly believe that this ebook release has been a ploy to ensure people do not fund the Save The Borgias campaign as this screenplay would be the product of all that hard work. It is underhanded and extremely money-grabbing way of doing things by Showtime but that's what it is. Such a shame The Borgias had to end this way. I for one won't be considering this as the true ending to Cesare and Lucrezia's story. I like to think that Lucrezia would have truly loved her brother until the end of her life and never stopped trying to help his military efforts as she did in real life.

  4. 5 out of 5

    ❄️ Antonella ❄️

    Thanks God they didn't made this shit into a movie. Just awful. Thanks God they didn't made this shit into a movie. Just awful.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Erica Hopper

    With the removal of The Borgias I was desperate for the continuation of a show I had grown to really enjoy. I loved Cesare and Lucrezia, separately and together, and hearing that the script for the unmade movie was released I was eager to get my hands on it. It wasn't the fourth season I wanted, it wasn't the movie, but it was better than nothing. But all this proved was that I would not have been satisfied. This screenplay left me feeling very glad that Neil Jordan didn't get his hands on the mov With the removal of The Borgias I was desperate for the continuation of a show I had grown to really enjoy. I loved Cesare and Lucrezia, separately and together, and hearing that the script for the unmade movie was released I was eager to get my hands on it. It wasn't the fourth season I wanted, it wasn't the movie, but it was better than nothing. But all this proved was that I would not have been satisfied. This screenplay left me feeling very glad that Neil Jordan didn't get his hands on the movie and quite thankful that the show ended when it did. So, this measly star is not for the material or creativity, it's for the existence of this screenplay to make me so satisfied that the 4th season and movie did not happen because I would much rather live in a dreamworld where I make up my own ending.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sasha

    Well, this was unexpectedly...odd and utterly disappointing. I binge watched the television show of "The Borgias" from Showtime on Netflix and it was utterly incredible. No words for the exquisite storytelling and lavish costumes that took you somewhere new (technically old) and beautifully fascinating. I have always been a huge fan of The Prince by Machiavelli, and it didn't occur to me (yes, I know, slow me), that this was the same Cesare Borgia, I had been fascinated with and in awe of ever s Well, this was unexpectedly...odd and utterly disappointing. I binge watched the television show of "The Borgias" from Showtime on Netflix and it was utterly incredible. No words for the exquisite storytelling and lavish costumes that took you somewhere new (technically old) and beautifully fascinating. I have always been a huge fan of The Prince by Machiavelli, and it didn't occur to me (yes, I know, slow me), that this was the same Cesare Borgia, I had been fascinated with and in awe of ever since. Once that realization came to be, I was totally undone by the stellar acting of François Arnaud and you could say I became a massive fan! So while "The Borogias" was gruesome at times, it certainly was not the unnecessary lands of "Game of Thrones" or "Spartacus" and I was happy for that. When the third season was over, I was sad. I wanted to know what happened next and if there was ever going to be a fourth season -- that's how I came across the eBook for the never bought screenplay... Spoilers worth mentioning: (view spoiler)[ Spoiler 1: “I am afraid of him now. The one I love most in the world.” - Lucrezia This is this thing called 'character assassination' and it happened. How awful, alternate universe, out of character and downright wrong. First, she utters those words in reference to Cesare, of whom is her entire world, the person she feels the safest with, and then joins a nunnery. That makes absolutely no sense, lol. Not to laugh, or downplay how ridiculousness it is -- but this is the same girl who seduced her brother twice over, toyed with words telling him she wanted to marry him and have his child as well as consistently ran to him for everything, time and time again. Someone - anyone - no matter what circumstances, when you love someone as deeply as she loves Cesare, that whole nunnery and/or fear of said person doesn't happen. I mean, this is also the same girl who literally ran into his arms and made out with him, in front of her husband and his guards, after she escaped Naples in the third season. She would never ever be scared of him nor want to be away from him. That's not how love works -- even the crazy kind. Especially, love 2x -- as her brother and as the person she's madly in love with. They're equally obsessed with one another. So this whole storyline looks like Stephanie Meyer wrote it. Yea, no. Just no. Stop. Spoiler 2: Cesare. Okay, so I know from history books -- and obviously and most famously from The Prince -- that Cesare Borgia was as cunning and intelligent, as he was borderline a sociopath, ruthless to his own convenience and consumed by his passion for power. This is a man who potentially had the power to undo Christendom (had things played out slightly differently) via his father's papacy. That being said, throughout the series, we've known him to be sometimes cruel yes, but always within reason, the man certainly had a soul. The entire eBook/screenplay read as if he didn't have a soul anymore. I still can't get over how he cut off Caterina Sforza's lips AND the entire scene written out how she looks like Death's Person with her teeth exposed is just DISGUSTING. I wish I didn't read that. No. No. No. Cesare isn't a psycho. Sociopath potentially, psycho dark murderer, no. Nah uh. Even Machiavelli would disagree. Just stop. Stop. Stop. Spoiler 3: Cesare poisoning the water of Naples and basically killing off the entire city. Okay, now we're talking. Here is our calculated boy, cold-blooded murderer at times, yes, but not gruesome cuckoo-man. I thought this scene was pretty awesome because it fit right in line with his character. The same way he got rid of Giovanni Sforza, etc. etc. etc. all in the name of saving Lucrezia. See, this made sense -- we like this :) (hide spoiler)] What should have happened : - Lots of good Cesare/Lucrezia storyline full of love, passion and an actual ending worthy of the first three seasons combined. You know something happy, not psychotic or off base. All the rest should have been details. All in all, I had a really hard time believing that this eBook/script was written by the same man who so beautifully wrote out three gorgeous seasons. Let alone, that this was written by the same head writer who made the second season come alive. It reads like some strange fan fiction (and this is what I'm going to tell myself), written by some wonky nut job who apparently had never, ever seen the show. The more I read, the more I was actually really, really, really HAPPY that this screenplay did not come to past as a movie/fourth season. So bad. Bad. Bad. Bad! Make up your own endings in your head, but definitely don't go by this nonsense. Awful! Me no likey.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Heller

    Okay. So, this happened. When Showtime and Neil Jordan announced that the third would be the last season of 'The Borgias', but that they were leaving it at a place where it "felt done" I was a little miffed. When I saw the final episode I was downright annoyed. In Jordan's introduction he sounded genuinely heartfelt in the way he explained the way the show's cancellation went down. But, every other interview came of as if he, and star Jeremy Irons, used to the constant movement of, you know, mak Okay. So, this happened. When Showtime and Neil Jordan announced that the third would be the last season of 'The Borgias', but that they were leaving it at a place where it "felt done" I was a little miffed. When I saw the final episode I was downright annoyed. In Jordan's introduction he sounded genuinely heartfelt in the way he explained the way the show's cancellation went down. But, every other interview came of as if he, and star Jeremy Irons, used to the constant movement of, you know, making movies, were sick of spending so much time in Renaissance Rome. Jordan announced their might be a movie to finish up the story but then Showtime nixed it, leaving our murderous family to sit in the annals of history rather than play out their lives, somewhat fictitiously, on screen. One can only assume that call was made after reading this mess of a screenplay. I really don't feel like I can go into detail about the plot of this screenplay without spoiling the third season of the show for those who haven't watched it, so I will just say it's the continuing adventures of Rodrigo, Cesare, and Lucrezia Borgia as they plot and maneuver around their many many enemies. Except... sometimes I found myself wondering if Jordan even remembered what happened in season three of the show. Characters changed on a dime, betrayed when they'd been staunchly advocates, and made erratic and nonsensical decisions. The show seemed to go out of it's way to show that these people were ruthless, but they had a very human side too. This read like a completely detached history lecturer who basically thought all Borgias, save Lulu, were batshit crazy. Jordan famously gave away his proposed ending, patriarch Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander, dying and begging to give a confession no one will hear. When he does find someone the guy says "Coolio pops, but you're too late, you're already burning in hell". Okay, so the dude had sex with ALL the ladies and bribed his way into the papacy, he had plenty of sins, but the show went so out of its way to show him tortured and sincerely pious, admonishing the bad that way done by his family that I REALLY have to call into question the validity of this ending. Perhaps Borgia was a dickhole in life, but the version we saw here did not deserve this ridiculous ending. Cesare and Lucrezia. Okay, so the show did end up going to that place that I thought they'd just pussily skirt around the whole time. Great. STICK WITH IT. If you're fan pandering, fine. STICK WITH IT. The way their relationship was drawn out here was completely absurd. Especially if you just got done watching the last season. Seriously. I'll leave that there. And don't even get me started on the title. The Borgia Apocalypse? Sure. Suuuuuuure. In short. No, I wouldn't recommend reading this. If you're a big fan of the show you'll probably read it anyway. If not and you're just a little curious and figure this wont take very long to read; you're right. It look an hour. But this took less time: http://telanu.tumblr.com/post/5827459...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bethany C

    I thought this would read awkwardly, but I blew through it and could picture everything happening in my mind. I wish The Borgias had gotten its final season/movie, but I found I was pretty satisfied with this. An appropriate ending for where it was going.

  9. 4 out of 5

    MsSwisis

    'Are you a shepherd of souls now? And I see before me a lost sheep. Utterly lost, my love. Then, by hook or by crook I shall save you.' A quote from the series because this is how I wish to remember it, preferring the ending of the show to the screenplay. 'Are you a shepherd of souls now? And I see before me a lost sheep. Utterly lost, my love. Then, by hook or by crook I shall save you.' A quote from the series because this is how I wish to remember it, preferring the ending of the show to the screenplay.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    If I could give negative stars, I would. This is The Worst.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Ciortuz

    ew, neil. have you even watched the show?

  12. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Zuvich

    Well, I liked it. I'd have preferred a final season of the show, but this is better than not having any closure to the story. Well, I liked it. I'd have preferred a final season of the show, but this is better than not having any closure to the story.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    IF YOU ARE A CESARE AND LUCREZIA FAN DO NOT READ THIS EBOOK. I am serious. This ebook will leave you feeling gutted. I have said before that the atmosphere of the Borgias reminded me of some Jacobean plays (the Revenger's tragedy), the grand, the lruid and the horrendous all combined together, except the Borgias still had a lighter tone through their family love. Well here lightness goes out the window, family goes out the window, romance is dead, cue the fatal revenge tragedy ending with lots an IF YOU ARE A CESARE AND LUCREZIA FAN DO NOT READ THIS EBOOK. I am serious. This ebook will leave you feeling gutted. I have said before that the atmosphere of the Borgias reminded me of some Jacobean plays (the Revenger's tragedy), the grand, the lruid and the horrendous all combined together, except the Borgias still had a lighter tone through their family love. Well here lightness goes out the window, family goes out the window, romance is dead, cue the fatal revenge tragedy ending with lots and lots of blood. (view spoiler)[ Cesare is on the last stage of the 5 stages to becoming a complete monster, with his dad not far behind. this cesare is a complete stranger, to lucrezia and to the reader. They have changed so much, their relationships becomes completely perverted as Cesare is more and more controlling, Lucrezia is just fed up of it all, poisons Alexander and Cesare and escapes with her new beau, her mom and Giovanni to Ferra. Thew orst is, we've seen those aspects of the characters in season three (Cesare becoming controlling, Lucrezia poisoning her husband when she had no choice)but here it really goes straight to hell. (hide spoiler)] For those who aren't Cesare/Lucrezia shippers (or wholike me arent die-hard shippers) , it's interesting to see how a screenplay is constructed. screen play here. Do tell me about it.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ilias Sellountos

    I will start by saying my rating is borderline between 2 and 3 stars. There were things I liked, the interplay between Cesare and Micheletto was one; how Cesare's 'allies' are being played; i will not spoil the rest. I will only say (without further spoilers) that a) aside from a tiny bit that was important, Lucrezia's role in this 'finale' was pitiful and a complete letdown nor was there any sense of closure, b) what led to Alexander's exodus was confusing and nonsensical and was totally anticlim I will start by saying my rating is borderline between 2 and 3 stars. There were things I liked, the interplay between Cesare and Micheletto was one; how Cesare's 'allies' are being played; i will not spoil the rest. I will only say (without further spoilers) that a) aside from a tiny bit that was important, Lucrezia's role in this 'finale' was pitiful and a complete letdown nor was there any sense of closure, b) what led to Alexander's exodus was confusing and nonsensical and was totally anticlimactic and c) the very end was an epic fail, because Jordan did not bother with building a proper momentum. You are left with a 'what the hell?' Historical truth or not, there were a hundred ways this could be manipulated into a proper end. It was not. So, if you loved the Borgias, I suggest you stay clear. I do not regret reading this, but if Showtime ever pays to film it, I will feel sorry for them. (Borderline) 3 stars, just because i love those characters.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Zenashine

    Cesare - psycho. Lucrezia - schizo. Definitely not! I want REAL Cesare, REAL Lucretzia and REAL Borgias

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ayna

    So glad the series ended the way it did. If this had been I would've been angry as it's character assasination. Lucrezia is ruined. So glad the series ended the way it did. If this had been I would've been angry as it's character assasination. Lucrezia is ruined.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Irka

    I really like the way plot has evolved, sadly this wasn't filmmed. I really like the way plot has evolved, sadly this wasn't filmmed.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Risha

    Considering the fact that Neil Jordan had to wrap up what was supposed to be a 10 hr season in a two hour movie, it was a commendable effort. As a huge fan of the series, however, I felt it was a bit rushed, jumping from Catherina Sforza to the French to the Wild Bunch to Della Rovera.. Lucrezia seemed out of character but I guess we were supposed to see her in a dark pit by the end of season 4; we were unable to see her fall, though, since two hours is too short a time. I felt the same about Ce Considering the fact that Neil Jordan had to wrap up what was supposed to be a 10 hr season in a two hour movie, it was a commendable effort. As a huge fan of the series, however, I felt it was a bit rushed, jumping from Catherina Sforza to the French to the Wild Bunch to Della Rovera.. Lucrezia seemed out of character but I guess we were supposed to see her in a dark pit by the end of season 4; we were unable to see her fall, though, since two hours is too short a time. I felt the same about Cesare, especially when he murders practically half a city. Again, we see him at the bottom of a pit but have no idea how he got there. I'm glad, though that Lucrezia, used as a puppet by her father and brother in the entire series, was able to find happiness. This was better than nothing, I guess but would have preferred a complete season 4. There should be a clause in contracts binding channels to inform show runners at the start of a season's development stage if a show is to be cancelled. :P

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mariella

    This was a satisfying ending to a mediocre show I only watched because the actor playing Cesare was kinda hard not to stare at. (Francois Arnaud, le sigh). Its available on netflix, and even with Jeremy Irons it was hard to not get sucked into the circular path of the storylines, someone is poisoned, someone is mad at the pope, someone's lips get cut off. So the show was cancelled before its final season so the creator wrote a 2 hour script for the movie to tie up loose ends. And it is exactly w This was a satisfying ending to a mediocre show I only watched because the actor playing Cesare was kinda hard not to stare at. (Francois Arnaud, le sigh). Its available on netflix, and even with Jeremy Irons it was hard to not get sucked into the circular path of the storylines, someone is poisoned, someone is mad at the pope, someone's lips get cut off. So the show was cancelled before its final season so the creator wrote a 2 hour script for the movie to tie up loose ends. And it is exactly what you expect, people die, people betray, and the writing makes it crystal clear on how it could have been. Nothing groundbreaking, but I'm giving it 4 stars because it was fun quick read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Maj

    I didn't find it as bad as most people here. In fact I rather enjoyed it until about the last fifth of the script, which pretty much seemed like Jordan just couldn't be arsed any more. Too bad about that. The show needed a proper fourth series to depict Cesare's vain battle to regain power. Come on, that would have been very interesting. Oh well. As for Lucrezia, I really liked her in this script. "What have they built? What artists have they patronised?" Indeed. I didn't find it as bad as most people here. In fact I rather enjoyed it until about the last fifth of the script, which pretty much seemed like Jordan just couldn't be arsed any more. Too bad about that. The show needed a proper fourth series to depict Cesare's vain battle to regain power. Come on, that would have been very interesting. Oh well. As for Lucrezia, I really liked her in this script. "What have they built? What artists have they patronised?" Indeed.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    It was truly an - APOCALYPSE. Terrible. Heartbreaking. I'll pretend that this heartless nonsense aka "screenplay" aka "where are my true Cesare and Lucrezia from TV series "The Borgias" never happened. --- So - THIS is an ART. A masterpiece. So let's remember them that way. It was truly an - APOCALYPSE. Terrible. Heartbreaking. I'll pretend that this heartless nonsense aka "screenplay" aka "where are my true Cesare and Lucrezia from TV series "The Borgias" never happened. --- So - THIS is an ART. A masterpiece. So let's remember them that way.

  22. 4 out of 5

    L'aura

    Can't seem to decide whether "it was okay" or "I liked it". It's not the best thing I would have seen on tv, had they made it, but I can't bring myself to find it worse than the last two seasons. In fact, I might find it better. Anyway Lucrezia's character hardly looks like the same as she was in season three. Can't seem to decide whether "it was okay" or "I liked it". It's not the best thing I would have seen on tv, had they made it, but I can't bring myself to find it worse than the last two seasons. In fact, I might find it better. Anyway Lucrezia's character hardly looks like the same as she was in season three.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Antonija J.

    This show steered away from historical accuracy long ago but I still enjoyed the overall conclusion. Of course, a whole fourth season would have been a better choice. He had a lot to cram into the finale so at times it seemed rushed, a tad boring and not developed. The main characters get a conclusion, whilst others just disappear once they fulfill their purpose. If edited, could be just right.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Andy

    I read this book purely on the basis that I have recently watched all 3 series consectively. I am pleased this was written, creating an end to the story. Negatives: the book was far to short, feeling like it had been rushed.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Iolanda

    *Looking at Lucrezia* Fix it, Neil. You don’t end a series on a note like that. *Looking at Lucrezia* Fix it, Neil. You don’t end a series on a note like that.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    I'm just gonna forget I read this... I'm just gonna forget I read this...

  27. 5 out of 5

    arabia

    **3 stars** For the life of me, I can't understand why there's so much hate toward this book. The only thing I can think of is that maybe the characters went in directions that the readers didn't care for. But seeing as I had just finished the show minutes before reading Apocalypse, I gotta say this screenplay makes sense to me. (The show ended with Cesare turning possessive and Lucrezia becoming despondent, so his possessiveness and her apparent whimpy-ness here did not seem out of character to **3 stars** For the life of me, I can't understand why there's so much hate toward this book. The only thing I can think of is that maybe the characters went in directions that the readers didn't care for. But seeing as I had just finished the show minutes before reading Apocalypse, I gotta say this screenplay makes sense to me. (The show ended with Cesare turning possessive and Lucrezia becoming despondent, so his possessiveness and her apparent whimpy-ness here did not seem out of character to me.) Additionally, this screenplay stuck true to what apparently really happened to the actual Borgia family: Cesare was just as bad -- if not worse -- than Juan, so his progressing asshole-ness made sense to me. I think people were turned off by this apparent change in him, but considering Juan was meant to be the "bad" brother in the show, it makes sense that they no longer need Cesare to be the "good" brother. (Apparently in real life, not only was Juan sleeping with his younger brother's bride, so was Cesare -- but they needed him to appear good, so this was taken out of the show.) (Fun fact: Supposedly Machiavelli's The Prince was inspired by Cesare, hence the subtle mentions of princes that Machiavelli makes to Cesare in the third season.) Some historians believe that Cesare and Alexander were both poisoned during dinner, with Cesare likely only surviving due to his youthfulness (Alexander was in his 70s, I believe, so there was little chance for him). Cesare dies in the battlefield. After his father died, he was unable to hold on to the power he'd built with his machinations and his many enemies saw an opening: He was stabbed, supposedly removed of his clothing, and left to die. So no, there was no chance in hell for him and Lucrezia to end up together. In fact, she really does marry for the third and final time, only to die in her early 30s due to complications from a difficult childbirth. So again, what was the problem with this screenplay?

  28. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    WHAT IS THIS SHIT??? DONT READ IT IF YOURE A LUCREZIA AND CESARE SHIPPER!!! I really wanted to know what was going to happen after season 3 because the ending left me with so many questions as a die hard Lucrezia and Cesare shipper and well I thought read this because it’s better than no season 4 or film at all.. but damn Neil what happened ?? Did you totally forgot about season 1-3? 3 especially? Lucrezias character is totally destroyed. The lucrezia we know would never be afraid of Cesare ( the WHAT IS THIS SHIT??? DONT READ IT IF YOURE A LUCREZIA AND CESARE SHIPPER!!! I really wanted to know what was going to happen after season 3 because the ending left me with so many questions as a die hard Lucrezia and Cesare shipper and well I thought read this because it’s better than no season 4 or film at all.. but damn Neil what happened ?? Did you totally forgot about season 1-3? 3 especially? Lucrezias character is totally destroyed. The lucrezia we know would never be afraid of Cesare ( the man she loves by the way? ) she would never run away from him and be a cold hearted bitch. She wants to be free of him and the family ?? I’m sorry are you serious ??? And Cesare wtf?? He was from time to time frightening but he was never a psychopath I really really never thought I would say this because I love this show since years but I’m glad it ended after season 3 .. season 4 or this film would’ve been a total disappointment I never expected a fairytale ending but damn the characters we loved were not themselves they all changed 110% I’ve waited years to read this and I wish I never read it to all the people who are going to read this and love the show really don’t do it!! So sad to say this because Neil did an excellent job with season 1-3 but the last seasons would’ve destroyed the whole show and all that building for Cesares and lucrezias story would’ve been for nothing

  29. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I don't think I have read such a devastating character assassination before. Was Neil Jordan so utterly fed up with the characters he created? No, no and no. Clearly this was never going to end happily... I would have preferred something closer to historical fact mixed with the characters we know and have followed through the three series. Pope Alexander trying to help Cesare while on his death bed... but knowing it is probably futile. His deathbed scene in this screenplay is absolutely the worst I don't think I have read such a devastating character assassination before. Was Neil Jordan so utterly fed up with the characters he created? No, no and no. Clearly this was never going to end happily... I would have preferred something closer to historical fact mixed with the characters we know and have followed through the three series. Pope Alexander trying to help Cesare while on his death bed... but knowing it is probably futile. His deathbed scene in this screenplay is absolutely the worst thing in it. Gradually darkening but obsessive relations between Lucrezia and Cesare but with their love at the bottom of it which can overcome any trials. How would being imprisoned for years have affected Cesare? Perhaps he could have been shown in his brother-in-law's army trying to create a new family with Charlotte - but striving somehow to reunite with Lucrezia and driven into increasingly rash behaviour because he knows it is impossible. Lucrezia, hearing of Cesare's death in Spain and thinking that it is all over with her family gradually starts coming into her own as a patron in Ferrara and strives to leave a different Borgia legacy. And the ghastly Della Rovere (Julius II) undermining everything. Because murder and having bastards and warfare is good when he does it. Obviously. I am glad this was never made because it would have destroyed the series.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sigrid Delphine

    The screenplay is not really accurate... though I suppose the series is quite liberal on that front as well. I'm just not sure this particular recourse agrees with me, mostly because it depicts Cesare as the Devil incarnate. An immoral man he certainly was, and violent too, but I doubt very much that he would poison the water supply of an entire village. It makes for good ratings, without a doubt, but it would be refreshing if the public were reminded for once that Cesare did well as a ruler and The screenplay is not really accurate... though I suppose the series is quite liberal on that front as well. I'm just not sure this particular recourse agrees with me, mostly because it depicts Cesare as the Devil incarnate. An immoral man he certainly was, and violent too, but I doubt very much that he would poison the water supply of an entire village. It makes for good ratings, without a doubt, but it would be refreshing if the public were reminded for once that Cesare did well as a ruler and was loved by most of his subjects. And the Caterina Sforza kiss-of-death-thing is a little much. Also the Cesare-Lucrezia ending could have been much much better. I fear the fans would have rallied had this script materialized on screen. Don't get me wrong, it is juicy and would have made for some good episodes, but it's just a little too far from historical record, which is quite spectacular in its own right and could be romantized quite easily.

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