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Posted on 10/30/2005 5:31:07 PM PST by DCBryan1
Episode 9: Utica
With Scipio and Cato defeated, Caesar returns home to a hero's welcome. Vorenus and Pullo's showdown with local thug Erastes gets an unexpected reprieve from Caesar. Servilia's plan to use Octavia to unearth a secret about Caesar backfires. Don't miss the all new episode "Utica", Sunday, October 30th at 9PM ET.
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Really looking forward to it! :-)
I love this show.
As do I. It's absolutely fantastic.
Then read the books. They're better still.
You'll love what Livia has to do to get Augustus.
Thanks! I'm already planning to set the DVR for it since the "live" version shows scenes from next week and the HBO on Demand doesn't.
I was VERY disappointed in those kids! I really didn't think either one of them would do it.
And Ceasar is gonna be piiiiiised about what was done to Servilia.
Gee, I just wonder who could have set that deal up???
I LOVE this show! And Pullo's slave really needs to loosen up. The poor man needs some real lovin'.
My first thought at the end of tonight's episode was, "I have to ask Ms. Elliott if she thinks Servilia will swallow her pride and clue Caesar in on what Atia had done to her."
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I read the two "I Claudius" books thirty years ago, when the series first came out on PBS. Most rewarding reading and viewing.
I think this one is better. I like the way it's showing the centurian and the soldier's private lives and showing battle from the commoner's perspective. I hope it has many seasons.
You know, I don't think Atia had that done...I think it was Octavian. Seemed to me that it was a bit more "finessed" that Atia's usual MO. Maybe?
(IIRC, he lost his hair in his twenties. He wishes that somebody back then had mentioned how sexy women would find the resulting look.)
I thought it was interesting that they made a point of showing the look on Timon's face. He was NOT happy about this particular event. Wonder what he's gonna do about it?
As soon as he stops thinking with his John Thomas...he may actually be in a position to...or be motivated to do harm to the vile wench Atia.
Servilia at least has something of an excuse for her behavior. Atia is simply evil and I think Timon realizes this. But then, he may have actually precipitated this course of events. Was it actually he who told Servilia about who killed Octavia's husband? Hmmmm.
Though I doubt it will happen. The series seems to be on the fast track towards March 15th, 44BC. Only 3 episodes left.
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Interesting. Could be. But I think Octavian is a lot more pissed at his mum than Servilia at the moment. Perhaps he IS thinking 3 moves ahead and will now sit back and watch what befalls Atia as a result of this latest assault on Servilia.
He's a sneaky little bugger. He could be Emperor one day.
Yeah, that's the ticket. He could be, Emp..eror. And he could call himself...Caesar Augustus.
anyone know if they will continue the series next year?
It has been renewed for a second season. =;^)
They will film a 2nd season next year, but it won't be shown until 2007
I don't think so. I think they'll use it as a reason for wimpy Brutus to get mad enough to assassinate Ceasar
I doubt Atia was behind the assault - Timon wouldn't have looked so surprised by it. After all, Timon is the one who does her dirty work for her.
Also, Servilia is more evil than Atia.
Atia is a constant schemer trying to cover all her bases to stay on top - she is certainly a wicked woman, but for her it's all politics, not personal.
Servilia on the other hand is truely hateful - seducing a young woman and screwing with her head, convincing her to commit incest just to get back at her mother without securing any material advantage - this is a sick mind indeed. Yet she likes to pretend that she is better than Atia.
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