Rome: Season 2, Episode 10

De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) (25 Mar. 2007)

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In the series finale, following his crushing naval defeat at Actium by Agrippa's forces, Marc Antony realizes that this spells the end for him and Cleopatra. With a hardened Octavian ... See full summary »



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In the series finale, following his crushing naval defeat at Actium by Agrippa's forces, Marc Antony realizes that this spells the end for him and Cleopatra. With a hardened Octavian refusing to be bullied, shamed or negotiated from his terms of taking them into custody, which will lead to public humiliation and ultimately death, there is but one choice left. Following the capture of Alexandra signaling the fall of Egypt and end of the war, Antony chooses the only honorable fate for a former Roman, and turns to his steadfast second and friend, Lucius Vorenus, for assistance. A final, desperate, duplicitous act affects Antony's demise, as Cleopatra hopes to buy time for herself and the lives of her twin children by Antony. One face-to-face meeting with Octavian proves how fruitless her efforts of seduction are, and Cleopatra joins her lover in death by suicide. Above Octavian's suspicion, Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus whisk Cleopatra's eldest son, Caesarion, away from Egypt, but not ... Written by Christopher Chase (

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Marc Antony's line "I amuse you? ... I'm a fucking clown, eh?" is a bit of a tribute to Tommy DeVito's famous line from GoodFellas: "I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you?" See more »


The action that takes place during "Rome" covers huge lengths of time, yet the characters do not age accordingly. For example, Season 2 begins with the assassination of Julius Caesar (44 BC) and ends with Octavian's capture of Egypt (30 BC) a period of 14 years, and yet during the course of the season, no aging takes place among the characters (with the exception of an actor change for Octavian)...take particular note of the children of Lucius Vorenus, who are children in 44 BC, and by the end of the show have most certainly not aged 14 years (they are STILL children at the end). Keep in mind that in Roman times, an entire life span was only 40 or 50 years, so 14 years could represent more than a quarter of someone's life. See more »


Atia of the Julii: [to Livia] You are swearing now that some day... some day you will destroy me... Remember, far better women than you have sworn to do the same. Go and look for them now.
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Things I Will Miss About ROME
29 July 2011 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

I doubt anyone will read this, as it's the end of the series, but just for fun I'm going to do a High School Yearbook style farewell to ROME. Vote HELPFUL if you will miss these things about HBO's greatest show.

Things I will miss about ROME . . .

Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus . . . best friends forever!!!!

Pullo's instant altar to Mars on the field of battle.

Vorenus wondering exactly how Titus Pullo knows so much about his wife's genital region.

Atia of the Julii . . . channeling Scarlett in GONE WITH THE WIND . . . channeling Erica Kane on ALL MY CHILDREN . . . channeling Rhoda Henry on THE WINDS OF WAR . . . channeling every myth ever made about dangerous, powerful, hungry, irresistible women of a certain age!

Julius Caesar pimp-slapping Servilia . . . just to let her know that it's over.

Servilia breaking out the Ouija boards and the voodoo dolls, vowing to get even . . . but in a fun way.

Octavia of the Julii . . . the Wet Blanket, the Pouting Princess, cute as a button even when she's stoned out of her mind!

Watching Timon the Jew kill his brother accidentally on purpose . . . "so now I'm a schmedrick? Or am I really a schlemiel?"

Watching the newsreader at the Forum wrap up every story with that cool, funky, ZZ Top style hand wave.

The bearded king from the eastern provinces asking Brutus the tough questions about his "hero of Rome" status. (He was already dead? Helpless? And you stabbed him again? In Rome this makes you a hero?)

Young Octavian in the sewers . . . watch how he quickly morphs from Anthony Michael Hall in THE BREAKFAST CLUB to Michael Madsen in RESERVOIR DOGS. Not your average geek!

Watching Mark Antony put on his NFL style running back moves to get past the low-rent hoodlums clustering outside the Senate. Go OJ!!!

Lucius Vorenus . . . father of the year.

Watching Vorenus' daughter give him the evil eye at the dinner table.

Watching Vorenus explain to the collegia what he does to Concord.

Octavia's best friend Jocasta. Being a "bad influence" was never this much fun!

Titus Pullo offering the gods a cockroach.

"Thirteen! Thirteen! Thirteen!"

Agrippa watching Octavia play the harp with stars in his eyes, knowing she's out of reach. The Great Gatsby lives!

Mark Antony ordering Vorenus to get his act together.

Erastes Fulmen analyzing Vorenus' anger in a thoughtful way.

Servilia taking time out from being a crazed and vindictive old bag to seduce gentle, vulnerable young Octavia.

Cleopatra's son Caesarion vowing to get even with Octavian . . . and the way the series ends with important news about his father.

Gentle, timid Octavia not quite hiding a smile as her mother Atia puts Livia back in her place.

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