Let me tell you something about this scene. Let me analyze this for you. Because there is no scene - not one, not the episode with the date, not the episode with the dance - none of them that compare with this scene and let me explain why; this scene is all but physical, spoken proof that these two characters were in love with each other. And if this is what it all led to, and this is how it ends, then this show wasn’t really a comedy after all.
Hours passed as they walked by the lake, and more hours as they talked by the roaring fire in the cottage. Later they made love. And it was better than ever before. They lay together for a very long time, before either of them was willing to break the bond of silence, and then it was Lucrezia who spoke first. “Our baby is the most beautiful cherub I have ever seen,” she said, smiling. “And he looks just like…”
Cesare leaned on his arm and looked into his sister’s clear blue eyes. “Just like who? he asked.
Lucrezia laughed. "Just like…us!” she said, and laughed again. “I think we will be happy together, even if he is your son, and can never be mine.”
“But we are most important,” Cesare reassured her. “And we know the truth.”