Lepidus tries again to protest the killings, but the plan is already moving forward, as Octavian orders Agrippa to convey the list to our old buddy Vorenus. "Add instructions telling him to divide the names among the gangs." It'll be interesting to see how Vorenus deals with the crisis of conscience this is likely to cause him. From behind Octavian, a female voice chimes in to suggest a name. "Not Servilia," Octavian says as he turns to face his mother, previously unnoticed in this scene. You think he knows about the little party his mother threw for Servilia? I doubt it. In any case, Julii Cooper's only suggesting Rufus Tranquillus, not that anybody knows who that is. Well, except for Agrippa, who asks, "Isn't he father to Octavia's friend Jocasta?" Smooth play there, Gripster, but nobody comments on how up to speed he is on Octavia's social life. Julii Cooper says that it's because she doesn't like Jocasta. "She's a bad influence," she repeats. Octavian tells her to be serious about this, so she adds that Jocasta's father is hugely rich. Posca confirms this. Octavian just stands there blinking at the speed with which the ideological purity of his mission is going down the shitter. "Woe unto Rufus Tranquillus, then," Antony decides, writing some more. Woe, dude. Octavian wants Vorenus and Pullo to deal with Cicero personally, because they're the show's nominal leads and all. Handing the tablet off to Agrippa, Antony says, "Tell them to cut off his hands and nail them to the Senate door. I told the old fool I'd do it if he ever crossed me again. Nobody can possibly say that I don't keep my word." His threatening words, at least.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: A | 1222 USERS: C+
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