ROME – THESE BEING THE WORDS OF MARCUS TILLIUS CICERO
Or Dear God, Nothing Good is Happening Right Now
I have not been doing well with Rome posts, I’ll admit. Honestly, it’s been a bit of a rough patch for me, and blog posts have been shuffled toward the bottom of the deck as I’ve had to deal with other stuff. And that makes me sad. BUT I’m getting my balance back, I think. A little bit, at least, and I’m determined to, at the VERY least, get the questions done…
Basically, things are just not looking good in Rome right now. And we were left with the most ridiculous cliffhanger at the end. And by ridiculous, I mean incredibly effective as I’ve thought about it several times through the week–We don’t know if Atia eats the stew that has been poisoned….ARGH!
My favorite part of the episode: Servilia dealing with the assassin she’s paid to take care of Atia. Honestly, that was my fave scene of the night. She just wants Atia dead–whatever it takes. More money? Sure… You want a kiss? If I must…
Honorable Mention: Pullo returning and seeking out Vorenus, even after everything that has happened. He loves him, still. And wants to do right by him….
My least favorite part of the episode: I’ve a couple. One not completely specific to this episode–the abundance of rape/abuse. I’m not saying it didn’t happen or it’s not historically accurate in that matter, but this episode, in particular it was just RIGHT THERE. It could be because Jen mentioned that she hadn’t thought to post a trigger warning, so I was just super aware Monday, but it’s something that I didn’t care for in other episodes as well.
Obviously, Vorenus flipping his shit at Pullo. Basically, who Vorenus has become (though I have conflicting feelings about this, I have to be honest and I don’t want to talk about it…)
The weird Brutus in the river scene… I just don’t… Okay, I’m guessing it’s symbolically cleansing himself of his sins/wrong doings…but it was just weird, and it didn’t seem to fit the rest of the episodes.
Favorite costume: Hey! The newsreader guy has swanky new threads. Go, newsreader guy!
Team Atia or Team Servillia, and why: Team Servilia because of fave scene above. She’s dedicated to following through with her plan. i admire that.
Favorite watch-a-long tweet: More than one tweet…actually this conversation cracked my shit up
She has plans now….much to the dismay of the Oldest Boy
Next week, 3/28 at 9pm EST, we’ll be watching S02E04 ” Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare)”. We’ll be on Twitter with the hashtag #LegionXIII