HBO’s ‘The New Pope‘ picks up the papal reigns from ‘The Young Pope’ and somewhat serves as the second season of the latter show. The series continues to depict the realpolitik at the Vatican with characteristic HBO treatment, boasting of high production value and an all-boxes-checked approach.
So far, the series has seen Pope Pius XIII being away from the action as he hangs in a coma. Meanwhile, an English aristocrat named Sir John Brannox has been installed as the new pope. Brannox’s mysterious character and the ante-upping of the depiction of scandalous, unethical happenings inside the Vatican have helped ‘The New Pope’ march along without the significant participation of its protagonist.
In the fourth episode, Marilyn Manson appeared on the series as himself. In the previous (fifth) episode too, a celebrity makes a guest appearance…
The New Pope Episode 6 Release Date: When Does it Premiere?
The sixth episode of the first season of ‘The New Pope’ is scheduled to premiere on February 17, 2020 at 9/8c on HBO. The show returns one week after the series aired its fifth episode. ‘The New Pope’ follows a weekly format with a new episode being released every Monday.
You can watch the preview for the sixth episode on this link.
Where to Watch The New Pope Episode 6 Online?
You can watch the sixth episode of ‘The New Pope’ by tuning into HBO on the timeslot given above. Moreover, the episode can also be watched on the HBO website either by a subscription for HBO NOW or HBO GO. For those who have a cable subscription with an HBO package, HBO GO is a service that allows you to stream HBO shows online with your cable provider’s login for free. You can also access HBO GO through their mobile app. Moreover, HBO Now is a paid subscription that allows you to watch HBO shows online in case you don’t have a cable subscription. HBO NOW can also be accessed through a mobile app.
Furthermore, HBO shows can also be watched live via Amazon Prime or Hulu by subscribing to their HBO package at $14.99 per month. Plus, the episode can also be streamed online with a subscription for Direct TV.
The New Pope Season 1 Episode 5 Recap:
The fifth episode of the first season of ‘The New Pope’ sees Sharon Stone make a guest appearance. She meets Brannox in a scene that satirizes ‘Basic Instinct.‘ Brannox wants to know how the Vatican can be more “eloquent.”
Stone makes the suggestion that the Church should focus more on art and allow gay marriage. However, Brannox seems slightly apprehensive of the idea, probably because he realizes that he might not have the kind of sway to pass such a major reform.
Meanwhile, Gutierrez gives in to his temptation once again with Freddie. Voiello meets Bauer in a theater after being unable to meet with Brannox.
On a more pressing note, however, an Islamic fundamentalist group attacks a beach in France, forcing Brannox to rise up to the action. However, apart from an effective speech, he does not seem to have a plan of action yet.
However, he does have something in mind to put an end to all the adultery within the clergy. He wants to allow the priests to marry! He meets Sofia at the catacombs and tells her about his plan to let the priests marry.
Meanwhile, Pope Pius has been showing some progress. Apparently, after breathing 414 times, he lets out a sigh. His breathing is broadcast on the radio and causes the masses to start talking about it.