Sooner or later on Da Vinci’s Demons, Lucrezia’s alliance with Count Riario and the papacy was bound to catch the attention of Lorenzo. Though they may be rapidly expanding in cultural, financial, and political areas, Rome and Florence are both still very small, segregated areas where news travels fast. Those in power, in particular, have a tendency of bumping into one another repeatedly, contending for control and looking for whatever advantage they can have over one another. In this case, it was Riario revealing the details of Lorenzo’s arrangement with Leonardo, something that could only be learned by an association with someone within the Medici camp.
On the next episode of Da Vinci’s Demons, Lorenzo’s hunt for the one leaking information has intensified, with a very public, very heinous execution awaiting the perpetrator. Medici wants to send a message that he’s not one to betray, so the outcome of the manhunt has to be swift, direct, and powerful. Lucrezia is, of course, worried that her activities will be uncovered, particularly since she isn’t on the best terms with Count Riario; the Florentine beauty is living very dangerously right now, a woman without an alliance biding her time until she’s found out. While Lorenzo’s wife Clarice gives her advice to lay low, since even the most minor of action could lead to suspicion, it seems that unless Lucrezia does something drastic to protect herself, she’s just waiting to die.
Elsewhere on Da Vinci’s Demons, Leonardo searches for a rational explanation when an outbreak of demonic possession occurs at a convent, while Pope Sixtus sets his sights on bringing down Lorenzo Medici, though Count Riario attempts to get his uncle to spare Leonardo, considering his importance in finding the Book of Leaves.
Da Vinci’s Demons airs Fridays at 9:00 on Starz.
Would Lorenzo have Lucrezia executed if he were to find out that she was the mole? Do you think that Clarice would stick her neck out to protect her husband’s mistress? Is Count Riario trying to talk the Holy Father into sparing Leonardo a sign that he wants to be the one to finish the inventor off?