I liked Juan. He was one of the more intriguing characters in the show. Although he did bring about a lot of his own troubles I did feel sorry for him in the end. I was watching the first episode and thought it was interesting when the brothers arrived at their mother’s home Cesare joined his family at the table whereas Juan remained at a distance, as if maybe he felt he didn’t belong.
Then when he had to kill Djem, he really didn’t want to do it. He was his friend. I think this is where Juan’s fate was sealed. And it was to help his father. It seemed that once Juan left Rome he did well for himself, and he seemed more mature when he first returned. Then it all fell apart. It’s as if when he’s with his family he’s at his worst.
In the end I don’t think Juan felt like a part of his family the way Cesare and Lucrezia were. He tried. After being responsible for killing Djem, he went out to find an act for his sister’s wedding because he “would see her smile”, showing there was remorse for what he did. Tragically he slowly became less remorseful in the things he did. I think that killing Djem was the beginning of the end for Juan....