Paolo makes his way back to Rome to find Lucrezia. She agrees to see him for one night if he will leave for good the next day. Cesare helps her set up the night of passion. After Paolo leaves the next day, and Juan finds out what was going on between him and Lucrezia, he murders the stable boy.
Rodrigo learns that his new mistress was a commoner before her apprenticeship, so he wants to help out the poor. He goes into Rome and doesn't like what he sees. He decides to give the poor the money they are supposed to get, and wants to get rid of all of the pigeons living in the streets.