Rome (2005–2007)
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Heroes of the Republic 

Vorenus and Pullo return to the Collegium in Rome with Vorenus' family, but some of the "changes" that Pullo had warned him about regarding his two daughters Vorena both the Elder and ... See full summary »

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Vorenus and Pullo return to the Collegium in Rome with Vorenus' family, but some of the "changes" that Pullo had warned him about regarding his two daughters Vorena both the Elder and Younger, as well as his wife's son, begin to manifest themselves into hostility and resentment. But Vorenus is completely oblivious to this, and is too blissfully happy to return to the role of 'father'. Meanwhile, Octavian finally returns and manages to negotiate the Senate Consul's seat from a scheming Cicero, but in spite of his promise to 'faithfully follow' the older man's counsel, Octavian proves that he certainly has a mind of his own, vowing to hunt down and kill the assassins of Julius Caesar, much to Cicero's consternation. Elsewhere, Brutus and Cassius receive news that might prove useful in staging a triumphant return to Rome, as well as the ultimate defeat of both Mark Antony and Octavian's forces. Also, Atia has a reunion with her son that is strained to say the least, but there is a ... Written by Christopher Chase (cchase@onebox.com)

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Lucius Vorenus: [to his men] These are my daughters, redeemed from slavery. The eldest has been prostituted, the boy is my wife's child by another man. You will treat them with respect and kindness! Or I will know the reason why.
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Returning to Rome
14 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode sees Octavian return to Rome; he expects to be granted a triumph but Cicero refuses. He then asks that he should be consul of Rome; Cicero agrees to this after Octavian tells him he will clear everything he says with Cicero first. Cicero is in for a surprise when Octavian's first pronouncement is to have Brutus and Cassius declared murderers and enemies of the state… with an army behind him no senators will oppose him. Cicero isn't out manoeuvred just yet though; he writes to Brutus suggesting he returns to Rome with his superior force. Octavian still has one surprising option left though.

While this is going on Vorenus and his family, along with Pullo, also return to Rome. Vorenus returns to his previous position and moves to make peace between the various criminal groups. He also wants to be a proper father to his children; unfortunately they can't forgive what he did to their mother and plan to escape from him as soon as they can.

There may not be much action in this episode but it is still pretty gripping. It was a lot of fun seeing Octavian out-manoeuvre Cicero in the senate and the final scene where Octavian is reunited with an old enemy was as satisfying as it was surprising. Simon Woods does a fine job as Octavian although I have to admit I still haven't quite got used to the change of actor. The scenes with Vorenus and his family were interesting enough but less important in the grand scheme of things. Overall another solid episode that sets up things nicely for confrontations that are sure to come soon.


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