Now he feels terrible remorse and foolish for chasing after The Book of Leaves for some kind of redemption. Leonardo: I owe Verrocchio everything I am. But it is too late to convince the slaves. Did that brazen head take you by surprise? Learning what made Riario tick gave his current actions a great deal of weight. The show has been generally well received by critics and has been nominated for three. Vlad is then shown to be undead. Lorenzo: You ever consider staying? We had seen the two of them interact during Season 1, and they were great together, but their brief alliance here elevates the series to new heights and both characters evolve from their experience, especially Riario.
Find more by Ron daily at and. Meanwhile in Naples, Lorenzo is also having to face a life-or-death trial. Was the trip worth it after leaving without The Book of Leaves? Goyer April 12, 2013 2013-04-12 1. This means we're not dealing with a spirit that can only contact Leonardo right? That's a pressing problem for any kingdom of that era, as the Ottomans have the fervour of Islam and the might of an empire behind them, let alone a collection of fractured city-states who are more content to war amongst themselves for a few miles of land than to band together to face a serious threat to their sovereignty and lives. Vlad is introduced to Sixtus by Nico. Was anyone else surprised that Topa Inca was the one crushed by the entrance to the Vault? Amerigo decides to return to the ship to chart the newly discovered land, vowing to Leonardo to stay on the coast for three months. A woman in chains and markings on her hands is brought before Lucrezia.
I wasn't sure if Riario did actually hear Leonardo's mother call out last week, but Leo confirms that he did. Clarice had a limited role in Season 1 but with her elevated position she is given the opportunity to shine. The only way you will find its location is if you give up your quest for me. Will we ever hear from Ima again? However, it's just such an event that gets the warring parties, Lorenzo Medici of Florence, King Alfonso of Naples, and Pope Sixtus of Rome, to put aside their differences and. It's hard not to meander when you're travelling across oceans, and the show has tried to keep things interesting and work in a lot of history in the process , but it hasn't always been successful. In his supposed final moments on Earth, Riario regrets the terrible things he's done in the name of faith. However, they escape, and Leo takes the key to the vault back from Ima.
Leo plans to fix it upon his return to Florence, so maybe the damage is not so great. The Architect decides to administer a poison guaranteed to either convert Da Vinci to the Labyrinth or kill him. This week, it's Duke Alfonso's wife, Ippolita Maria Sforza Jeany Spark who shows up our fearless, mostly-helpless leader with a daring scheme of her own. In his dreams he sees his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, and meets himself as an old man, who reveals that the enemy stalking Leonardo and the Sons of Mithras is known as the Labyrinth. Season 2 has a great wealth of historical characters that are either brought over from the first season or introduced in the second. His belief system is shattered. I certainly wasn't expecting the Inca leader to go out like that.
At the Carnival, Leonardo's mechanical pigeon flies and he has a sexual encounter with a masked Lucrezia, who's later revealed to be an agent of Riario and the Vatican. I'm sure the emphasis on action comes from the script's writers, Marco Ramirez who wrote The Devil and Brian Nelson who wrote Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night. In the background was Machu Picchu and the answer to his current dilemma. She encounters an unseen individual whom she recognizes. Da Vinci and Zo head back to Florence with Sophia, while Nico stays in Naples to help with rebuilding. Riario confesses his murder of Clarice to Lorenzo. Leonardo and Zoroaster escape, but Alfonso takes the ship, which has a cargo of slaves.
Riario proceeds on his way to the Americas, while Leonardo attempts to help Lorenzo to regain control of Florence. The eight episode historical fantasy quickly came into its own during its inaugural season, introducing us to a memorable group of characters and an intriguing mythology and continued to deliver the same consistent level of quality. Sometimes a cooler head, like Carlo's almost casual murder of a plotting Medici Bank employee who probably set up the assassins, works better. Strangely enough, The Vault Of Heaven takes these same puzzles and reuses them, with only a few minor tweaks: there's an Incan disco ball and some magic triangles, a keypad with a hundred different keyholes and a rock that disappears into the wall like the one in Star Wars , and a person-masher instead of a person decapitator, but the tricks are familiar enough even with their very minor differences. In Naples, Lorenzo is still waiting to meet with King Ferrante.
Nico and Zo are warmly greeted by Vlad. Leo must arrange seven sphere's on one side and two in the other while Ima begs from outside for Leo's mercy. Flashbacks reveal how the false Pope replaced his brother, murdering Lucrezia's sister in the process and driving her on to revenge. After nearly failing, Leonardo and Zoroaster get on board the ship with Amerigo's help. He informs the Pope that Lorenzo lives, inspiring a change of plans.
He rigs up a form of amplifier using bells, so that Lorenzo can be heard in much of the city center. A captive and very worried Lucrezia meets with the Sultan's Italian advisor who knows exactly who Lucrezia is but is curious why she's there. Da Vinci notes that he and Sophia are only half-siblings, her father likely being Aslan Al-Rahim. Lucrezia tracks down Lupo Mercuri in an attempt to gain information as to the whereabouts of the Book of Leaves. This is a man who was willing to murder someone he loved to get his hands on the Book of Leaves, and it was all for nothing. Outside Constantinople, Lucrezia convinces the Sultan's son to visit the Pope in Rome, who promptly rejects his offer of peace and humiliates him. Leonardo invents a pedal-powered submarine in order to sneak under the ship unseen, while Amerigo Vespucci joins Alfonso on board.
In the New World, Leo still has one mystery to solve before accessing the vault and The Book of Leaves. Clarice heads to Rome to hunt Carlo de Medici. Riario doesn't doubt its existence only if it's worth all the trouble. Lorenzo benefits from the hard work of others yet again, slaying the pirate leader and earning Ferrante's favor with a new body for his corpse museum. Our heroes parachute to safety and has Riario got balls or what? Especially not an evil Pope like Sixtus. However, as the season progressed this was dealt with and the obstacles that da Vinci had to face were much more intellectual in nature. I'm not sure you can travel from Naples to Rome on horseback or carriage that promptly, but perhaps I'm wrong about my geography Google Maps says it's a 45-hour walk.
I could not keep The Book of Leaves here. It was a little frustrating to see complicated issues swept under the rug by simply taking advantage of the fact that da Vinci was a genius. Sixtus agrees to fund Da Vinci under the condition that he assists Riario in solving the recent murder of a powerful cardinal. Lorenzo gives his blessing, and, to signify their new bond, gives him the smaller of the two Medici longswords, cleverly hidden within the larger one by Cosimo. No kidding, wasn't what I was expecting that's for sure, but that's the beauty of this show.