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Son of Hades 

Even though his wife and children are avenged by the Erastes killing, Lucius Vorenus keeps mourning for over a month till Pullo gets Marc Antony who scolds him for Caesar's death and the ... See full summary »



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Even though his wife and children are avenged by the Erastes killing, Lucius Vorenus keeps mourning for over a month till Pullo gets Marc Antony who scolds him for Caesar's death and the continuing bloody Aventine gang riots that have resulted in the gangs wanting to fill the void left by Erastes sudden demise. Octavian is loosing patience with Marc Antony for payment of Caesar's inheritance. Meanwhile, Queen Cleopatra of Egypt arrives in Rome to pay her respects to Caesar and she also negotiates with Antony's military protection for her Pharaonic throne in exchange for valuable grain shipments. But she gets dismissed as a whore when she demands that her four-year-old son, Caesarion, be recognized as Caesar's legal son. Yet the uninvited pair of them is welcomed by Antony at Atia's party. Abusing a truce in the name of the goddess Concord and smashing up her statue, Vorenus imposes as 'son of Hades' on the gang captains a peace, paid off by Antony so trade and politics on and near the... Written by KGF Vissers

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Cleopatra arrives in Rome, Vorenus takes over the Aventine and Octavian enters politics
8 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A month has passed since the previous episode and Vorenus is still grieving the loss of his wife and children. Outside the Aventine has descended into violence as rivals attempt to fill the vacuum left by Erastes. After being approached by Titus Pullo, Mark Antony has a plan that might solve both of these problems… he instructs Vorenus to take control of the Aventine. Meanwhile Cleopatra has arrived in Rome to pay respects to the late Caesar and his family but also to have her son recognised as Caesar's heir… something Marl Antony says will never happen. Atia is less than pleased to see Cleopatra in Rome as she sees her as a rival for Mark Antony's affections. Octavian is getting irritated by Mark Antony's failure to give him the money promised in Caesar's will which he intends to give to the plebs. Eventually Octavian borrows the money and make a public promise to distribute it… enraging Mark Antony.

This was another great episode with its mix of political machinations and threats of violence. Kevin McKidd really impressed as Vorenus; early of he is believably beyond consolation as he mourns the loss of his family but by the end he is threatening the worst criminals of the Aventine claiming to be a 'Son of Hades'… all very impressive. James Purefoy also impresses as Mark Antony; he was particularly good as he raged against Octavian. Lyndsey Marshal makes a welcome return as Cleopatra; it will be interesting to see how this seductive character will contribute to the rest of the series. It will also be interesting to see how Octavian's attempts to get involved in politics will proceed; especially in respect to Mark Antony; on the strength of this episode it is safe to say he has made a powerful and dangerous enemy. Overall the sort of impressive episode we've come to expect from Rome.

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