Rome: Season 1, Episode 11

The Spoils (13 Nov. 2005)

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Rejected by Vorenus and Eirene and racked by guilt for the killing of Eirene's fiancé out of a jealous rage, Pullo has sunk to working as an assassin for the gangster Erastes. When Pullo ... See full summary »



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Rejected by Vorenus and Eirene and racked by guilt for the killing of Eirene's fiancé out of a jealous rage, Pullo has sunk to working as an assassin for the gangster Erastes. When Pullo gets arrested for killing one of Caesar's popular opponents, he condemns himself by refusing to name who hired him, despite Octavian's attempts to defend him. Meanwhile, Vorenus finds his new official duties as magistrate tedious, especially when he gets caught between Caesar and the demands made by veterans' spokesman Mascias. Niobe revels in the prestige of Vorenus's office until Caesar invites the Voreni to a symposium at Atia's house. Despite Servilia's surreptitious propaganda depicting Brutus as a tyrant-killer, and the urgings of Cassius and his own doubts, Brutus resists turning against Caesar. Antony makes his move to win back Atia. On the point of death in a gladiator arena, Pullo finds a new reason to live that yet again puts Vorenus in a tight spot. Also, Caesar makes a move that compels ... Written by Tom D.

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Pullo's angry defense of the 13th Legion was typical of soldiers of the time. The rivalry between the various military units was fierce, and was encouraged by their respective commanders because it made their men fight even harder. See more »


During the gladiator fight, when Pollo chops off a gladiator's head with a shield, the head is still attached to the body in the next shot. Later in the fight the head is chopped off again. See more »


Titus Pullo: Don't you talk the thirteenth!
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Vorenus and Pullo
23 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the episode I have been waiting for... kinda.

I'm not going to discuss what happened outside of Vorenus and Pullo's story. It didn't hold my attention and I found it to be the letdown of 'The Spoils'. Thankfully, Vorenus and Pullo make up more than half of the episode which is a first.

Pullo discovers the one thing he involved himself emotionally in wasn't real. He begins the inevitable down spiral involving: murder, solitude, more murder, and giving up completely.

When this is all done and giving up doesn't work, he stands up and remains loyal to the only thing left in his life that he can be proud of and that is: the thirteenth. Vorenus is touched and has forgiven Pullo on a very personal level. He helps Pullo and shows his loyalty and pride for the thirteenth. Vorenus has made a sacrifice and I suspect there will be great consequence to his actions.

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