The Borgias Concluded With “The Prince,” but Did It Leave You Satisfied? Jenna Dorsi June 20, 2013 Drama, Pop Confidential, Showtime, Soap Opera, The Borgias, TV, TV Recap 1 Comment I wish I could’ve just written a recap of the third season finale of The Borgias. However, with Showtime’s recent cancellation of the papal sudser, this post must deal with how effective “The Prince” served as a series finale. First, let’s discuss the plot. The episode finally saw Cesare (François Arnaud) ascend to the role of powerful military leader like he’d always wanted. He received unofficial permission from Machiavelli allowing him to bring the Papal Army through Florence at night on their way to Forli.