Today, Showtime and Neil Jordan released as an e-book the script that The Borgias series creator Jordan wrote to wrap up all the show's story lines—The Borgia Apocalypse. While Jordan had originally intended to film the series finale for television (and says he'd still be happy to film if Showtime ever changes its mind), The Borgias was canceled just before the Season 3 finale aired, making that episode, “The Prince,” the last that fans would see on screen. After much protesting by disappointed viewers, however, Showtime and Jordan apparently decided to give them more closure by publishing the screenplay for that aborted grand finale today.
So. What did The Borgia Apocalypse have in store for the (Un)Holy family, and particularly for the fan-favorite/super controversial pairing Cesare/Lucrezia? Keep reading for a full run-down, but if you plan to read it for yourself, beware of MAJOR SPOILERS for the script.
(Also ask yourself: Do I really WANT to know? Or am I OK with how things ended on screen? No, really, you should consider this before reading any further...)
Still with me? OK. Below are my notes on/reaction to The Borgia Apocalypse: The Screenplay.