The Borgias Recap: “The Purge”
Alfonso was back, and planning his wedding with Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger). Lucrezia seeing Alfonso play with her baby must have gotten her “ovaries exploding” because she soon started groping him (while he was still coddling the kid!). It was at this time, Alfonso revealed he was a virgin, and vowed to remain so until marriage. Lucrezia was not pleased. Later, when he revealed his uncle, the King of Naples, would not accept baby Giovanni at court because he was illegitimate, she was downright livid.
Lucrezia ran to Cesare and demanded he change the king’s mind, as he was soon departing to arrange the dowry. Cesare was in the middle of an armor fitting. Lucrezia pouted and asked her brother, “Must I trade one love for another?” Cesare made his servants leave, and then asked, “…You mean me for [Alfonso]?” You could see Lucrezia melt at this line. Then, she got pretty handsy, and started undressing, or removing, her brother’s armor.
Cesare promised Lucrezia her happiness and that he’d make the King bend. If the King refused, much like Giovanni Sforza, things would not end well for him. Then, they got way closer than was natural and nearly made out. If you could snog someone’s face off, without ever technically kissing, that’s what they did. Keep in mind; this all went down with several servants just chilling at the other end of the room. No wonder there’s rumors, am I right?