Da Vinci’s Demons Finale Reenacts A Clockwork Orange Renaissance Style in Season 2 Finale
The season 2 finale of Da Vinci’s Demons brought every thing to a head that’s been building since the premiere. While no one found the Book of Leaves, Leonardo did finally find his mother. Vanessa’s baby was born, causing her to be the most powerful person in all of Florence. Riario got seduced by yet another evil man, causing him to sacrifice what’s left of his soul to the Enemies of Man. Lucrezia outs the Fake Pope Sixtus, who discovers the real Pope has escaped. The finale was hectic, thrilling, and ended with a cliffhanger that will leave viewers in fervent anticipation for the next season. While this finale didn’t really top season one’s, it was still a great finale filled with many twists and surprises. Now that you’re all caught up, let’s discuss the episode.
“Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?”
When Riario was “saved” by the Enemies of Man in the previous episode following his suicide attempt, we just knew he was going to be in for a world of hurt. After waking up in some kind of cave, Riario was forced into some weird contraption where his eyelids were held open by eye clamps. After countless hours, or even days, Riario succumbed to the stranger’s brainwashing and was inducted into the order. This turn of events wasn’t necessarily shocking given Riario’s track record, but it is disappointing. Riario had turned a leaf, somewhat, during his time in the New World. Most of us hoped this meant he’d become Leonardo’s ally, instead of remaining his enemy. Now, Riario has joined forces with a group of people even more evil than his crazy father. Has he let his chance for redemption pass him by? Only time will tell. (Cont…)