The Backlot have shared part two of their interview with Tom about episode 5 of Da Vinci's Demons 'The Tower' and have also included responses from David S. Goyer. Read it in full on the website, but don't read further if you haven't seen episode 5 yet.
TBL: Let’s jump to the scene between Da Vinci and Jacopo Saltarelli. Talk to me about filming it.
Tom Riley: We were determined to show that not only was there was once something very real and strong between them, but that it hasn’t necessarily gone away. Letting Jacopo go isn’t an easy decision for Leonardo but the trial really left him with no choice. You’ll notice that later, in the bath scene with Lucrezia, just after she claims that in her pursuits ‘love is a liability,’ Leonardo responds with ‘Mine too’. I then threw a look to the secret denunciation on the bed, that we had seen in a cut away earlier, to try and subtly imply that whatever Leonardo had with Jacopo, detailed in that denunciation, was as close to true love as a man of his roving mind and insatiable curiosity could ever understand.
TBL: Why do you think it was important for us to see this scene — especially their kiss?