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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
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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.

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