We're introduced to a scene at the Aventine Collegium by a close-up of one of the prostitutes washing her boobs. You know, just because. No big battles this week, so you have to throw in the odd boob-washing to keep the viewers happy. With that out of the way, the camera takes us down to where Pullo and Eirene are sitting at a table for dinner. Making a big show of how sore she is, and probably only half faking, Gaia comes up and politely asks Eirene if she needs anything else, calling her "mistress" and everything. Eirene asks for water, and Gaia asks "master" the same. Pullo awkwardly declines. Gaia limps off. Unaware that Gaia was just winking at her husband behind her back, Eirene tells Pullo that the beating worked: "You should beat her the same way every month." Pullo nearly chokes. "Maybe just until the baby's born," he's thinking.
Vorena the Elder is getting ready to leave in the middle of the day, telling her younger sister to make excuses for her absence and making sure the chaperone is sleeping soundly, which she is. Again. Worst chaperone ever.
Later, but still in the daytime, Vorena's in bed with Omnipor. Clearly, all those little totems worked. Wow, so if only I'd known how to weave wicker when I was in high school, none of the chicks would have cared how stupid my hair was. Omnipor's all naked and trying to ply her with talk of the animals on the farm he's convinced her they'll have one day, but really he's just trying to get some. Which is made kind of difficult by the fact that she's got herself pretty much shrink-wrapped in the sheet. He's frustrated, but tries to talk nice, until he at least gets some kissing. Then there's a peeper's-eye view through the reed walls, and Memmio barges in, telling Omnipor that he's been looking for him. Seeing that Omnipor has company, he's about to leave with an embarrassed smile. But then he stops and does a horrified double-take, sputtering, "That's the daughter of Lucius Vorenus!" Omnipor desperately tries to deny it, but it's not working. He finally admits that this has been going on for months. Memmio turns to Vorena and lectures her about disrespecting her father, whom she of course still hates, and she tells Memmio as much. She says that as long as she acts all nice to Vorenus, he'll suspect nothing. So Memmio angrily says that since he's sworn an oath of friendship to Vorenus, he has no choice but to tattle before Vorenus finds out some other way. "This is a right fucking mess," he bitches, turning away from them so that he can laugh evilly for the camera. This is exactly what he's been planning all along, you see. Omnipor plays his part, begging Memmio not to tell, since Vorenus will kill them both. Memmio gets a straight face and turns back to them as Vorena promises to do whatever Memmio wants in exchange for his silence. Behind her, Omnipor is smirking at his boss at how well this is going. So Memmio, acting like he's doing Vorena such a huge favor, asks her to help him out by spying on Vorenus for him. Vorena can't agree fast enough. Something tells me that when Vorenus finds out about this, he's going to be a lot angrier than he was about the fake soup tokens.