Starz’ Da Vinci’s Demons Picks Up Where the Series Left of Giving Fans the Action-Packed Premiere They’ve Long Waited For
Last season Executive Producer David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Starz brought us Da Vinci’s Demons and gave viewers a visionary new version of famed Renaissance Man Leonardo Da Vinci as a young man trying to navigate Florentine politics as he wrestled his own demons. The series was a feast for the eyes with lavish costumes and sets, and amazed viewers by bringing Da Vinci’s illustrations to life in ways never before seen. Though the history has been revised for dramatic purposes, the series was nonetheless entertaining as we watched Leonardo search for the fabled Book of Leaves, embark on a dangerous liaison with the lover of his patron, Lorenzo de Medici, and try to stay one step ahead of the pope and his henchman Count Riario.
In the season 2 premiere, we got a glimpse of what will befall Da Vinci and Riario once they arrive in the New World via a six month flashforward, but most of the episode showed what took place in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy. While Da Vinci tried to save both his and Lorenzo’s hides, Riario’s quest for vengeance caused him to hijack Da Vinci’s ship and hold Zoroaster, Nico and Lucrezia hostage with murderous intent. Meanwhile, Clarice struggled to keep her children safe from the mob awaiting to tear them apart in the streets, and the Pazzi who wish to finish what they started in the season 1 finale as they took control of Florence. Now that you’re caught up with everything that’s happened, let’s dive in and discuss the season 2 premiere, “The Blood of Man.” (More…)