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The Spoils 

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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Mikael Salomon

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John Milius (created by), William J. MacDonald (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin McKidd ... Lucius Vorenus
Ray Stevenson ... Titus Pullo
Polly Walker ... Atia of the Julii
Lindsay Duncan ... Servilia of the Junii
Tobias Menzies ... Marcus Junius Brutus
Kerry Condon ... Octavia of the Julii
Indira Varma ... Niobe
Max Pirkis ... Gaius Octavian
Lee Boardman ... Timon
Nicholas Woodeson ... Posca
Lorcan Cranitch ... Erastes Fulmen
Chiara Mastalli ... Eirene
Anna Francolini Anna Francolini ... Clarissa
Coral Amiga ... Vorena the Elder
James Purefoy ... Mark Antony
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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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English

Release Date:

13 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The backstory of the final gladiator was that he was a German, who was previously undefeated. See more »

Goofs

Though the series is known for its historical accuracy, trough it several weapons are shown out of time, such as Roman shields from later periods, daggers from much previous times, Roman swords with modern fittings, and even at some point a Chinese sword from the 19th century. See more »

Quotes

Cassius: The people will not accept a tyrant's death unless a Brutus holds the knife.
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Rome Main Title Theme
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Written by Jeff Beal
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Vorenus and Pullo
23 January 2008 | by Xerces88See 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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