In this week’s especially dark “Rome” re-watch, Atia just wants some lunch, Servilia would like to pray in peace, Octavian can’t understand why no one recognizes him, and Timon picks the worst moment to demand a new job description.
In this week’s “Rome” re-watch, Vorenus and Pullo almost kill each other crowd-surfing, while Mark Antony really hates Cicero’s Yelp review. Also: We see the origin of the phrase, “Don’t kill the messenger.”
Hang onto your head – and your stomach!
In this week’s “Rome” re-watch, Vorenus dares the gods, Octavian defies his mother’s lover, and Mark Antony crosses paths with the woman who will change his world and only the entire world.
It’s a rich character-driven episode, is what I’m saying.
Picking up just seconds from the season one finale, “Rome’s” sophomore premiere, “Passover” (airdate Jan. 14, 2007), finds Caesar in puddles of his own blood and Vorenus cradling the body of his beloved Niobe.
In this week’s episode of “Rome,” Niobe shows off her new dress, Vorenus bribes and blackmails an old friend, and Caesar and Brutus meet for a round of checkers.
What I’m trying to say is that this episode is one of the finest hours of television ever made, one that sealed my devotion to the HBO series and its makers for all time.
You want to know why I’m still writing about this series 15 years after it debuted? This episode is the best example I can cite. It’s astonishing.