Da Vinci's Demons: Episode 3 -The Prisoner
Staring: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Elliot Cowan, Lara Pulver, Black Ritson
"I've yet to touch the board, but yet I've begun. The First principle. Is to take the corners. The strategy is obvious. The corners are easier to defend. But even as we engage in localized conflicts it's important to keep the broader landscape in mind.
The game can only be won by pursuing seemingly opposing objectives simultaneously.
An opponent who can control the flow of the game why appearing to play defensively is often the most formidable." - Prisoner, who's narrative alludes to the political games being explored in the episode.
"Do you think your pursuit of knowledge makes you immune to your emotions? You can't outrun them you know." - Lorenzo's Mistress and Leonardo's secret lover.
"I'm not running I just have competing interests" Da Vinci Demon's Da Vinci
“Intellectual passion drives out sensuality. ” - Real Life Leonardo
"Africa and Europe. see how they fit into this. Europe and Africa and the Jews map . It can only be that there were two land masses that were once one and drifted apart over ages. And between them the great Atlantic." - Da Vinci's Demon's Leo
"The earth wears away the mountains and fills up the valleys and if it had the power it would reduce the earth to a perfect sphere." - Leonardo da Vinci
"The moments before she died I saw the light of god in her eyes!"During this time medicine and psychology as we know it were non-existent. When someone started to act abnormal they were considered to be possessed by the devil - and if they didn't change they would be killed or burned - and/ or called "witches" or heretics. The scenes presented in the show actually happened and it would take hundreds of years before various problems were taken out of religion and into a more rational diagnosis. Leonardo was way before his time when it came to this and was not only against the "Doctors" and "Medicine" of his time, but also Necromancy and the ideas of evil spirits. He actually describes in detail how "spirits" wouldn't be possible since they would create a vacuum and eventually rise into a lesser dense atmosphere - and up into space.
"I know what goes on in your workshop, the nude modeling, the carnal relations the cadavers you debase in the name of science. We want none of your assistance." - Nun
"Wisdom is the daughter of experience."
"Distinct properties of light shows what can't see normally. Some fungi for instance appear bright red in certain lights." - Da Vinci's Demon's Leo
"Oh! speculators on things, boast not of knowing the things that nature ordinarily brings about; but rejoice if you know the end of those things which you yourself devise." - Leonardo da VinciAfter diagnosing the real problem - the fungal infection - he remembers reading about it and how to cure it. Thankfully he explained the antidote, and leeching (using leeches to suck out the blood) before being infected himself.
"You know the medicines when well used restore health to the sick: they will be well used when the doctor together with his understanding of their nature shall understand also what man is, what life is, and what constitution and health are. Know these well and you will know their opposites; and when this is the case you will know well how to devise a remedy." - Leonardo da Vinci
"One misstep leads to another."
"They poisoned the pious."
"As one game ends another begins."