Rome: Season 1, Episode 2

How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic (4 Sep. 2005)

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Caesar winters his army in Gaul near the Italian border while his enemies in Rome fear that he will do something no Roman General has done: cross the Rubicon with his army. To counter-balance his opponents, Caesar puts his friend Mark Antony up for office as the people's Consul. Vorenus and Pullo accompany Mark Antony and Octavian to Rome. For Pullo, it's an opportunity to get drunk and ravish every woman in sight. He also loses all of his money in a crooked dice game leading to a major brawl. For Vorenus, he will have a reunion with his wife Niobe who he has not seen for 8 years. He's told that the baby he finds in his home is his grandson but Niobe is hiding a secret. In the Senate, there is a move to have Caesar declared a traitor but when Mark Antony tries to return to the Senate to veto their decision, Pullo is attacked by someone he fought the night before. Antony thinks the attack is against him and Pullo kills the man and Caesar declares Pullo a hero. Written by garykmcd

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The Rubicon River was the dividing line between Gaul and Italy. Under Roman law, no army could enter Italy under arms. To do so was treasonous. Simply by leading his army across the river Caesar was declaring himself an outlaw. See more »


Among the things that Pullo claims before Vorenus and Pullo arrive in Rome, is that he will "smoke all the smoke" in the city. This "smoke" can't be tobacco, which is American in origin and therefore unknown in Ancient Rome, but might well be cannabis or opium since both were known to the Romans at this time. See more »


Lucius Vorenus: The republic should remain as it was at the founding of the republic, why should that change?
Gaius Octavian: Because the Roman people are suffering, because slaves have taken all the work, because nobles have taken all the land, and because the streets are filled with the homeless and the starving.
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Titus and Lucius: Homecoming
22 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After eight years at war and the recent recovery of the eagle standard and Octavian, Titus and Lucius probably thought they would have received a hero's homecoming.

Lucius' wife and children are emotionally distant from their long awaited husband and father. His daughter has a baby and wants to marry the father who is not yet a man.

Titus' care-free existence is put on an early hold when he gets into a bar fight with scam artists and is nearly killed.

Atia continues her soap-inspired scheming and plotting.

Caesar begins his angry return trip to Rome.

There was more activity in this episode than 'The Stolen Eagle'. Excepting a few flat acting performances it was good. The episode kept me in anticipation of Caesar's return to Rome and I look forward to seeing 'An Owl in a Thornbush'.

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