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Season 1, Episode 10 – The world is in awe of Lenny in the aftermath of his published love letters on The Young Pope. His image has softened, and he gives a public address where people can actually see his face for the first time. Kurtwell awaits his trail in Vatican City, and Sister Mary takes over a new important role in the Church.
Season 1, Episode 9 – Lenny suffers another personal loss as his father figure and mentor Cardinal Spencer succumbs to his illness on The Young Pope. In New York, Gutierrez has trouble getting any of the abused to come forward and press charges against Kurtwell. In an attempt to embarrass Lenny, Kurtwell releases information to the press, but it backfires and works in Lenny’s favor.
Season 1, Episode 8 – In an attempt to save his image, Lenny travels to Africa to visit Sister Antonia’s Village of Goodness on The Young Pope. He’s grieving Andrew’s death, has decided not to resign the papacy, and needs to fix the destruction he’s done to the Catholic Church. Esther and her husband have also disappeared without saying goodbye, and no one knows where they went.
Season 1, Episode 7 – In the aftermath of Angelo’s suicide on The Young Pope, Andrew and Lenny both have crises of conscious. Lenny receives a gift in the mail he believes to be from his parents, and Voiello and Caltanessetta conspire to get rid of Lenny and install Spencer as the new Pope.
Season 1, Episode 6 – Nine months into Lenny’s Papacy things are beginning to get dire for the Catholic Church on The Young Pope, and Lenny doesn’t seem to care at all. Esther’s miracle comes true, and she gives birth to a child. Lenny plays politics with the Prime Minister of Italy, and the two seem to be on a collision course. Does Lenny have a long term plan in mind, or does he just revel in chaos?
Season 1, Episode 5 – There are two sides to Jude Law’s The Young Pope, a tender side he reserves for those he trusts, and the vindictive, angry face he gives the public. His childhood abandonment by his parents seems to be the driving force behind this behavior. Will he ever find his parents, and if so will it change or heal him in any significant way?
Season 1, Episode 4 – Voiello concocts a plan to put Lenny in his place on The Young Pope, but will it work? The Kurtwell incident finally gets Lenny’s attention, and the Cardinals continue to wait for the new Pope to address them so they may leave Vatican City. Lenny has big plans to purge the church of sin, but will anyone be left when he’s finished?
Season 1, Episode 3 – In the aftermath of Lenny’s first public address as The Young Pope, the church scrambles to undo the damage and confusion his performance has had on both the members of the Catholic Church and the media. Will Lenny double down on his harsh words and actions or does he soften and take the advice of his mentor and others?
Season 1, Episode 2 – The Young Pope turns conventions entirely on their heads, shocking his fellow Catholics who begin to fear what Lenny has in store after his first public address. Veillo and Sister Mary begin to see things similarly, and Lenny’s old mentor rejects him outright. Lenny’s a man alone before God, but if he cannot connect with his fellow Catholics will he be long for the office?
Season 1, Episode 1 – Jude Law stars as The Young Pope in HBO’s newest series. He was chosen for his youth with the idea he could be bent to the will of the older Cardinals, but will he prove himself to be so easily manipulated, or will he shake things up in the Holy City?