The Tudors

Season 2 Episode 1

Everything Is Beautiful

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 30, 2008 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Thomas Cranmer is wearing an Easter Orthodox Cross (cross with three bars) when he is introduced to King Henry, but that's a symbol that wouldn't be worn by an English cleric.

    • Goof: The action takes place in 1532, but an image of St. Peter's cathedral is seen in its modern shape. It was built throughout the 1500s so by 1532 it was merely a construction site, very far away from its final look. Gianlorenzo Bernini, who was born in 1598, designed the colonnade and the avenue that runs straight from the Vatican to Castel Sant'Angelo was built in the 1930s by Mussolini.

  • Quotes

    • King Henry: You are incapable of fidelity Charles, you always have been.
      Charles Brandon: This time it's different.
      King Henry: How different?
      Charles Brandon: I don't know. I just feel it. And it's not just because she's beautiful. It's a marriage of true souls. Surely you can understand that.

    • Pope Paul III: What of this girl, this putain, the king's whore?
      Bishop Fisher: Anne Boleyn.
      Pope Paul III: Yes. Why doesn't someone just get rid of her?

  • Notes

    • This episode is rated TV-MA for nudity, violence and adult content.

    • On the basis of the second season, Nuala and Frank Moiselle (Casting), Mary Jo Slater (US Casting), Steve Brooksbank (US Casting) and Stephanie Gorin (Canadian Casting) were nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series".

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Greece: June 30, 2008 on Mega
      United Kingdom: August 1, 2008 on BBC2
      Australia: November 26, 2008 on Showcase
      Germany: December 27, 2008 on ProSieben
      Switzerland: February 17, 2010 on SF1
      Slovakia: March 11, 2011 on Doma

    • An edited version of this episode was available for free on iTunes as of 17 March 2008, almost two weeks before it premiered on television. Viewing it online was also possible before the actual premiere.

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