Preview: The New Pope E08

Finally! The young Pope returns in ‘The New Pope!‘ To be clearer, Jude Law’s character, Pope Pius XIII has been in a coma for most of ‘The New Pope.’ The HBO show is a continuation of ‘The Young Pope‘ and has been teasing the return of the latter’s titular character for six episodes!

So far, ‘The New Pope’ has revolved around the ascension of Pope John Paul III and his ineffective reign. Despite the practical absence of Jude Law, the HBO show has marched ahead with its depiction of political intrigue in the Vatican. Continue reading to find out when and where you can watch the next episode of the riveting series.

The New Pope Episode 8 Release Date: When Does it Premiere?

The eighth episode of the first season of ‘The New Pope’ is scheduled to premiere on March 2, 2020 at 9/8c on HBO. The show returns one week after the seventh episode was aired. ‘The New Pope’ follows a weekly format with a new episode being released every Monday.

Where to Watch The New Pope Episode 8 Online?

You can watch the eighth 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 Episode 7 Recap:

Much to the viewers’ delight, the Young Pope finally wakes up in the seventh episode of ‘The New Pope.’ The episode begins with Pope Pius XIII, in a white Speedo, rising out of the sea in a beach in a manner that can only be described as godly. Then, the scene from the series’ teaser plays out. The scene is too epic to be described in words. We shall let the actual scene do the talking:


Pope Pius XIII’s doctor invites him to stay at his house since he is the only one, apart from the nurse who knows that he (pope Pius XIII) is awake. The doctor’s house is in Venice where the young Pope meets his wife and their sick, almost-dying son, Eric. The couple hopes Pius can resurrect their son due to the miracles he has performed in the past. However, Pope Pius XIII does not think so.

In an almost irrational segment, Esther convinces some of Pope Pius XIII’s staunch followers that the pope is dead. This leads to the group taking off their clothes and walking into the ocean purposely. On the other hand, Pope Pius XIII decides to try and cure Eric after all and asks the doctor and his wife to spend the night out of their house.

After two prayers, Eric manages to raise his hand but dies. This is still a miracle since it is an act of mercy for the suffering boy. When the doctor and his wife return, Pope Pius XIII manages to show them the spirit of their son.

In the Vatican, terrorists manage to bomb St. Peter’s Basilica. Instead of issuing any public statement, Pope John Paul III is grieving for his dog who died due to the attack. Then, Pope John Paul III confesses to Cardinal Gutierrez about him stealing his brother’s philosophy. The young Pope is on his way to reclaim the papal reigns from the thief masquerading as the new Pope.