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.
Antony and Octavian are seated around the table next to Julii Cooper's courtyard. The meeting is being mediated by the lady of the house and Maecenas, and they've apparently already established that Herod's gift will be split three ways minus a finder's fee for Antony. In the future, they're to consult each other about naming any high offices, domestic or foreign, and all income, including bribes, will be placed in one treasury under a Saturnine priest. Octavian tersely agrees, and Julii Cooper tells them to shake hands. They grudgingly comply, and Octavian's about to excuse himself, but Julii Cooper's not done. She says that the infighting has the whole city worried, and now they need to make some kind of show of unity. "If a marriage was [sic] to happen between our two houses," she says, taking Antony's hand, which must have gone ice-cold by now, "nobody could doubt all was well." Antony's running out of dodges, but he looks at Octavian and deadpans, "I don't care if all Italy burns. I'll not marry him." Okay, hee! Julii Cooper turns to Octavian, who agrees that it's a good idea. "And the plebs love a good wedding," Maecenas adds. Trapped on all sides, Antony has no choice but to agree. Julii Cooper starts talking dates, and things get awkward and silent around the table. Octavian tells her that it's not exactly kosher for a woman to be around while they're discussing a marriage contract. What, even the bride (ahem)? Actually, on second viewing, I suspect that Octavian's already made his plan at this point, but Julii Cooper gets up from the table, asking only for enough time for her dressmaker to set her up.