10 Best Episodes of Medici - Season 1

The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 20, 2023.

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Medici - S1E1

#8 - Original Sin (Season 1 - Episode 1)

The Medici family suffers a great loss with the death of its patriarch Giovanni. When the designated heir Cosimo discovers that his father was poisoned, he decides to put Marco Bello on the assassin's trail.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 330 votes.

Medici - S1E3

#7 - Pestilence (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Albizzi has managed to foment the citizenry against Cosimo, accusing him of the crime of usury. When Cosimo learns of the situation, he decides to return to Florence. Albizzi then invents a ploy to get Cosimo arrested and held for trial.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 237 votes.

Medici - S1E2

#6 - The Dome and the Domicile (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The war is throwing Florence into chaos. Piero, Cosimo's only son, is eager to fight. Meanwhile, Cosimo manages to "buy" the withdrawal of Milan's troops, thus saving the city, but in the meantime Florence has again fallen into the plague.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 259 votes.

Medici - S1E5

#5 - Temptation (Season 1 - Episode 5)


While the Medici are in exile in Venice, the situation deteriorates day by day in Florence, with Albizzi imposing his rule over a city gravely depleted by the absence of the Medici.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 221 votes.

Medici - S1E7

#4 - Purgatory (Season 1 - Episode 7)

The Signoria now has a vacant chair, and Cosimo is asked to choose who should occupy it. Piero thinks that his moment has now come, but the banker Pazzi, too, has his eyes set on that seat.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 206 votes.

Medici - S1E4

#3 - Judgement Day (Season 1 - Episode 4)


From prison, Cosimo asks Contessina to try bribing a member of the Signoria, to buy votes in his favor. Albizzi starts poisoning Cosimo's food through his prison guard. Contessina negotiates exile rather than the death penalty.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 211 votes.

Medici - S1E6

#2 - Ascendancy (Season 1 - Episode 6)

The return of the Medici to Florence is an out-and-out triumph, with Albizzi in prison for his attempt to become the city's "tyrant".

The episode was rated 7.79 from 215 votes.

Medici - S1E8

#1 - Epiphany (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Pazzi has managed to convince the Pope to remove the Medici as Church bankers, but Cosimo is disinclined to surrender what he has worked so hard to attain.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 214 votes.

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