Episode #3: "Third Episode"
Debut date: SUNDAY, JAN. 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 22 (10:00 p.m., 12:45 a.m.), 23 (8:00 p.m.), 25 (10:10 p.m.) and 26 (6:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 24 (8:00 p.m.) and 28 (5:00 p.m.)
Baffled by the pope's intentions and desperate to retain control in the Vatican, Voiello (Silvio Orlando) considers his options in the face of public reaction to Lenny's (Jude Law) speech. In a press conference, Sister Mary (Diane Keaton) outlines the pope's policy towards questions and concerns from the media. Elder Cardinal Caltanissetta (Toni Bertorelli) enjoins Spencer (James Cromwell) to put his resentment aside and accept Lenny's offer. Moved by Lenny's message, Ester (Ludivine Sagnier) is summoned by Valente (Ignazio Oliva), the pope's aide, to meet her pontiff. Gutierrez (Javier Cámara) finds that his shared confidences with Lenny are jeopardized by a secret.
Written by Paolo Sorrentino with Stefano Rulli; directed by Paolo Sorrentino.