|Age Range(s)||Young Adult (20-35), Adult (36-50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Speech, Reminiscing life story/Telling a story, Praising|
|Description||Juan's let's toast to family speech|
|Details||Season 2, Ep. 3, "The Beautiful Deception"|
Family tensions rise after Juan has her sister's lover, Paolo, killed. Lucrezia finds out her brother is responsible and in turn she kills her brother sisters. In this scene we find the Borgia family, their mother, Cesare, Juan and Lucrezia, having dinner. To break the tension, Juan gives this speech praising their family history and their mother.
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|JUAN: "May I make a speech, mother....we were outsiders when we came here. Spaniards, Catalans. And we endured the insults. The taunts of Murano...the bile...the poison....the insidious invective of the Roman nobility. [He stands up] And you, dear mother, endured it most of all. But if we managed to triumph, and triumph we did, we did because of the warmth that we discovered around this table. The warmth of the Spaniard sun, of our Catalan blood. That you recreated in your hearth, in your home. At this table. The huge, unstoppable, beating heart of La Madre. Let us drink to...to family!|