Leonardo is dealing with the repercussions of sodomy charges. His father Piero defends him. The episode focuses on his sexuality and the ingenious way he arranges for his escape and to have the charges dropped.
- Directed by: Paul Wilmshurst
- Written by: Joe Aheame
The episode begins with dignitaries from Spain coming to Florence to attempt to arrange a deal with the Medici's. As they are being shown around the home and seeing various artworks they come across a statue of "David" and find it immoral. They are "Patrons of the arts, particularly those based on the Holy Faith." and haven't quite embraced the "Humanism" of Florence. The statue used in the show is actually supposedly modeled after Leonardo when he was young. It gives us an idea of what Leonardo would have looked like, and also what went on in Verrocchio's workshop that has been alluded to in the series and by many historians.
On April 9, 1476 Sodomy Charges were filed a…