Leo and Zoroaster Discover a Whole New World This Week on Da Vinci’s Demons
Da Vinci and Riario have been in a race for the Book of Leaves all season, but on this week’s Da Vinci’s Demons, the two men finally end up in the same place. While Riario, Leo, Zoroaster, Nico, and Zita make the acquaintance of the natives, Leonardo uncovers an even bigger mystery. Meanwhile back in Italy, Lorenzo and Piero wind up in a Neapolitan dungeon, and Clarice forges a new ally in more ways than one. “The Sun and the Moon” was filled with danger, beautiful costumes, and enough gore that left viewers wondering if they’d accidentally turned to NBC’s Hannibal. So let’s dive in a discuss the episode, shall we?
Heart of Darkness
After four episodes, we finally learn the outcome of da Vinci’s time with the Incans we glimpsed in the episode 201 opening. Leo, Zoroaster and crew finally reach land, and it isn’t long before they’re taken captive by the natives. After a hilarious scene where Amerigo Vespucci decides to stay aboard the ship after seeing a lizard, the men are captured and sacrificed in a strange variation of Russian Roulette. Of course, da Vinci saves the day, and it isn’t long before Leo and Zo are reunited with Nico, Riario, and Zita who were taken captive weeks earlier. Guess Leo isn’t the only one smart enough to figure out the Incan riddle?
Leonardo: Whatever is about to happen, she’s not happy about it.
Zoroaster: Yeah, makes two of us.
The New World scenes were spectacular! From the vibrant colors of the land to the beautifully decorated Icans, the series not only captured the beauty of this essentially untouched land, but the advanced civilization of the native peoples. Often times we see native tribes portrayed as backwards, but one of the great things about the writing on Da Vinci’s Demons is how all civilizations shown are depicted with respect. Not only the native tribe, but all peoples of color. Even tough we still know little about the Book of Leaves, we now know what became of Leo’s mother, and it will be interesting to see where the show goes with this. Not only that, but it appears Leo may have found a new love interest. Leo and Ima all the way! (Cont…)