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Da Vinci's Demons is a television show that is focused upon the life of Leonardo Da Vinci. The premise of the show is that this great mind "invented" the future with his many inventions. In one of the first scenes, Da Vinci is shown in a castle with another unknown gentleman and is being offered something to smoke. Da Vinci refuses it because he does not know what is in it. The show cuts away to a scene where an obvious important political figure is taking a shower. His servants inform him that he is late for church services, and when he arrives he proceeds to stab an individual in the side. The action then cuts away to once more, and Da Vinci is painting with a live nude model on the countryside. A friend shows up and he becomes the unwitting guinea pig of a set of life-like bird's wings that Da Vinci had invented. As Da Vinci hooks up the friend he is terrified. They tie him to a rope attached to a chariot and take off, and the friend's fear turns to excitement as the device actually works. Indeed, a recurrent theme (among many) in the first episode is Da Vinci's obsession with flight. There are a number of scenes where Da Vinci is showcasing his latest invention, such as a miniature mechanical bird in flight. The show portrays Vinci's studies of real-life birds in flight as well, including his original sketches and drawings of the same.

This first episode in the series is a precursor to the whole series, and as such we are treated to the complex individual that was Leonardo Da Vinci. This first episode touches on his genius, but also touches on his demons and how he struggles with not being able to know his mother. There are many allusions to his flashbacks about when he was younger as well.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on Starz
3 Seasons, 28 Episodes - Returning Series
April 12, 2013
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  • Following the Ottoman army's ambush on Crusage forces, Leo must put his faith in his friends and in himself if they're to have a chance to defeat the Turks.

  • Leo and Sophia struggle to control the mysterious device they've built. Back in Florence, Riario awaits judgment while Lorenzo and Vanessa take their partnership to the next level.

  • While Nico and Zo seek out support for the Crusade from an old foe, Leo is ambushed by the Labyrinth.

  • Crusade efforts are thwarted when an old nemesis returns to Florence and stands in opposition. Vanessa and Nico question their futures, while Leo struggles to decipher the Turkish armor.

  • The Monster of Italy is finally captured but danger still lurks, potentially threatening the upcoming Crusade Festival.

  • Leo's paranoia shuts him off from his friends while Lucrezia finds herself in danger as she searches for a way to make amends for past sins.

  • As Carlo tries to program Leo to become "one" with the Labyrinth, Leo escapes into an alternate reality that threatens both his mind and his life.

  • Leo's investigation of a grisly murder threatens to expose the Labyrinth

  • Leonardo designs a getaway from Otranto, but some of his dearest relations may continue to be endangered.

  • Otranto is attacked by the Ottoman Empire. Leonardo and his friends must evacuate.

  • Italy gets ready for an attack by the Ottomans.

  • Lorenzo negotiates with King Ferrants. Leo becomes aware that Duke Federico is taking no prisoners. In Rome, Riario is seeking redemption.

  • Leonardo and Riario have a near death experience.

  • Leonardo's quest for the Book of Leaves becomes dangerous. Carlo helps out Clarice. The son of the Sultan is fascinated by Lucrezia.

  • Leonardo and Riario enter the Vault of Heaven while Lorenzo participates in King Ferrante's bloody games. Lucrezia encounters the Turk on her way to Constantinople.

  • Leo, Riario and Nico meet up again in the New World. Lorenzo's former lover helps save Florence. Clarice discovers his hold on the Medici Bank is in danger.

  • Leonardo tries crossing the Atlantic without the use of maps. Lorenzo discreetly goes to Naples. Lucrezia is extended an invitation to a secret meeting at the Vatican.

  • Leonardo continues to search for the Book of Leaves; Pope Sixtus deals aggressively with Florence, leaving Lorenzo to make sacrifices; and Lucrezia accepts a mission in Rome.

  • Leonardo attempts to restore order to Florence, while Pope Sixtus unites powers to defy them. Elsewhere, Nico attempts to withstand Riario's temptations.

  • In the aftermath of the Pazzi conspiracy, Florence is thrust into chaos.

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