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Season Finale: Rome, Episode 12, Kalends of February 9PM EST---Legio XIII Forever!
HBO ^ | 20 NOV 2005 | dcbryan1

Posted on 11/20/2005 3:52:19 PM PST by DCBryan1

As a result of their arena exploits, Pullo and Vorenus have become heroes to the Roman rank and file, causing Caesar to reward those he normally would punish. Pullo's unexpected return to Vorenus' household is not appreciated by his former slave Eirene. Caesar decides to overhaul the Senate by adding some unexpected new faces, to the chagrin of the old guard. And Servilia hurdles the final obstacle in her ambitious revenge scenario, at Niobe's expense.


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Well, I have been down in New Orleans with the 39th INF BDE of the AR Nat'l Guard and have caught up with Rome on HBO-HD on Friday.

I hope that this last episode will be as enjoyable as the last 11.

DCB This will be the last "ROME" post until FEB 2007, where it is rumored that Octavius Augustus will chase Marc Antony back to Egypt.

I'm looking forward to the DVD release in 2006....and the rumored BLUERAY or HDDVD release in late 2006.

1 posted on 11/20/2005 3:52:22 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: veronica; Puppage; SuzanneWeeks; L98Fiero; Cincinatus; RedStateRocker; SteveMcKing; Comstock1; ...
Season Finale of Rome...last ROME episode until 2007

Veni Vidi Vici PING! and LEGIO XIII forever!

2 posted on 11/20/2005 3:55:19 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1
I'm amazed at how quickly time has passed for this season. Caesar ascends to power and assassinated within 12 eps! LOL. I bet Vorenus finds out about Niobe's bastard child. I would give anything to see Servilla killed at the hands of Octavia. Servilla is 10 times worse than Atia.
3 posted on 11/20/2005 3:56:14 PM PST by rintense
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To: DCBryan1

DCB This will be the last "ROME" post until FEB 2007, where it is rumored that Octavius Augustus will chase Marc Antony back to Egypt.




Octavious is a panzie, if he wins it will only be because Cleopatra has cut off Antony's nads.


4 posted on 11/20/2005 3:56:51 PM PST by jmc1969
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To: teenyelliott

PING!


5 posted on 11/20/2005 3:59:37 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

I love this show and can't believe I have to wait until 2007...but then again, Octavius must grow up a bit. Remember him in Master and Commander? He was the best actor on that ship!!!!

THIRTEENTH!!!!!


6 posted on 11/20/2005 4:00:05 PM PST by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: DCBryan1; teenyelliott
Pssst!
I've heard an unsubstantiated rumor that Caesar "gets" it tonight!
7 posted on 11/20/2005 4:04:00 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸Ooooh...I think I over-medicated¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸)
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To: DCBryan1

A bunch of buddies with no HBO is heading over for the final two eps.

Judging from brief clips of Vorenus from the preview, perhaps he does find out about his "grandson." It's also rumored that another cast member dies in the finale.... Niobe? Atia? Servila?


8 posted on 11/20/2005 4:05:40 PM PST by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: jp3

"Octavius must grow up a bit. Remember him in Master and Commander?"

Yes! He was such a cute little kid.

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0311113/Ss/0311113/MC-540.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Pirkis,%20Max


9 posted on 11/20/2005 4:07:58 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: Brian Mosely
Niobe? Atia? Servila?

Best way to make sure no one watches in 2007 is to kill Pullo, Vorenus, or Niobe. ...Atia is just too creul and manipulative NOT to return...so I bet its Servillia (her use was used up after being dumped by Caesar).

10 posted on 11/20/2005 4:08:15 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; DCBryan1
Oh, I am SOOOO sad that it will be so long before I can see another one! I am amazed how attached I get to these silly shows.

Be back after the show airs to discuss the "Man, can you believe it" factor!

11 posted on 11/20/2005 4:13:17 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: DCBryan1

I tell you what, if they kill either Pullo or Vorenus, I won't watch again. Those two are wonderful.


12 posted on 11/20/2005 4:14:16 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: DCBryan1

Should be great. HBO really knows how to do it right.


13 posted on 11/20/2005 4:14:28 PM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: LibFreeOrDie

I love M&C mostly becuz of that little guy, he caught my heart and when I discovered he was in Rome, I was elated. I can't say enough...How much I love this show! Thanks for the pic.

J


14 posted on 11/20/2005 4:16:22 PM PST by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: veronica; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator
Should be great. HBO really knows how to do it right.

I wish our moderators wouldn't move this to chat. They have, many times before, left threads in news for such wildly popular shows as, "lost", "apprentince", "etc...

Chat...where threads go to die...sigh....

15 posted on 11/20/2005 4:17:26 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: teenyelliott

Agreed...Pullo and Vorenus ARE the show! When they kicked a@@ last week in the arena, I was cheering as if it was Hockey night.


16 posted on 11/20/2005 4:18:04 PM PST by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Moderators.....Smooch! Thanks!


17 posted on 11/20/2005 4:21:57 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: jp3

Gosh, I never was good at making connections.

Octavius is the kid who had his arm sawed off in that other movie right?

Right?


18 posted on 11/20/2005 4:29:35 PM PST by Radix (Wishful Thinking: A Tag Line Field which actually contains enough places to complete a serious thou)
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To: Radix
Octavius is the kid who had his arm sawed off in that other movie right?

Yes.

19 posted on 11/20/2005 4:30:58 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: Radix

Righto Radix!


20 posted on 11/20/2005 4:31:08 PM PST by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: jp3

2007? We've been waiting FOREVER for the final season of Soprano's. I'm to the point I don't even CARE anymore.


21 posted on 11/20/2005 4:31:40 PM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Radix

His first scene in Rome was in his mother's bath, ugh! My sweet darling Blankney has been corrupted!


22 posted on 11/20/2005 4:32:35 PM PST by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: DCBryan1

Terrible incest scene 2 weeks ago.


23 posted on 11/20/2005 4:32:50 PM PST by Rosemont
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To: rintense
I'm with you, I want to see Servilla killed. But I also want Niobe outted. Best show since Deadwood.
24 posted on 11/20/2005 4:37:25 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Rosemont

Agree on that...but it was a common practice. At least my history books tell me so. And they haven't been revised yet!


25 posted on 11/20/2005 4:37:57 PM PST by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: jp3

And when they are it will say "family love-making" or something else equally as disgusting.


26 posted on 11/20/2005 4:38:53 PM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: DCBryan1

I have never watched a serial show in my life intill ROME! I love the cast the settings and just everything about the show. Cant believe it will 2007 before the new ones Iam bummed. oh well the reruns will be good a second time.
Tried watching the Sopranos but lost interest after a while.


27 posted on 11/20/2005 4:40:48 PM PST by suzyq5558 (Liberals disgust me and fill me with loathing..... foolish people.)
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To: Rosemont
Terrible incest scene 2 weeks ago.

Yes, and a terrible lesbian scene that single bachelors such as myself find deplorable.... /sarcasm

28 posted on 11/20/2005 4:47:12 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: jp3

Gosh, I have been to the movies twice in the last three years.

Master & Commander, and Team America.

I am so bad at names and faces.

Thanks for clearing that up, the kid looked familiar, but it was never going to come to me.


29 posted on 11/20/2005 4:50:32 PM PST by Radix (Wishful Thinking: A Tag Line Field which actually contains enough places to complete a serious thou)
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To: jp3

I actually read the two Claudius books which the BBC turned into a series a long time ago. That made this new series of interest to me.

My fondness of my long ago college courses on ancient history had nothing to do with it.


30 posted on 11/20/2005 4:54:23 PM PST by Radix (Wishful Thinking: A Tag Line Field which actually contains enough places to complete a serious thou)
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To: DCBryan1

what?

only 12 episodes?

why? why only 2007?


31 posted on 11/20/2005 4:54:48 PM PST by systematic
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To: jp3

I think Caeser makes Vorenus a senator and trusted ally, which is why Servilla and her wuss son, Brutus, are afraid of him. Thus, Sevilla tells Vorenus that Niobe is a slut.


32 posted on 11/20/2005 4:56:11 PM PST by rintense
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To: DCBryan1
-"Moderators.....Smooch! Thanks!"

CUDOS to the Moderators!

"THIRTEEEENNNNTH!!!


33 posted on 11/20/2005 4:56:33 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: rintense

A fantastic show, though I'm a bit bothered by the portrayal of Caesar. Killing his political enemies, even just a couple does not comport even with his opponents propaganda about him. Caesar desired power and to be the First Man in Rome, this is true.

But being possessed of a great intelligence and skill in oration and writing, he was far more willing to challenge his opponents in debate or correspondence than he'd have been to kill them.

It was his kindness (clementia) to his enemies that got him killed. Well, that and he was the last to be killed for the vision of reform that the Gracchi brothers brought to life. The Patricians killed him because he was a threat to them, not because he destroyed the Republic.

It's why Octavian killed who 'needed killing' to consolidate his power. He learned the lesson of Caesar.

----

Great scene last week in the arena. When Pullo can't even stand up and shouts "thirteen!" and Lucius brings his leather bracer up to his mouth and fights back tears. Wow!


34 posted on 11/20/2005 4:56:36 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Scholars--what's the Latin phrase for "Caesar gets whacked?"
35 posted on 11/20/2005 4:57:15 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Master and Commander, another great movie.
36 posted on 11/20/2005 4:58:03 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: Radix

Here's his bio:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1263986/


37 posted on 11/20/2005 5:00:15 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: teenyelliott
I tell you what, if they kill either Pullo or Vorenus, I won't watch again. Those two are wonderful.

I love those guys! They have a kind of Laurel and Hardy quality to them somehow.

38 posted on 11/20/2005 5:01:16 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: Uncle Vlad
Caesar gets whacked

Caesar..fuhgetaboutit...

39 posted on 11/20/2005 5:01:29 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1
But it's history, so it's good for you. At least, that's the excuse I like to make. ;)
40 posted on 11/20/2005 5:02:18 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: All

Here we go...Episode 11 (The Spoils) now beginning....only 1 hour to go.


41 posted on 11/20/2005 5:02:23 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: LibFreeUSA

THIRTEEEENNNNTH!!!
THIRTEEEENNNNTH!!!
THIRTEEEENNNNTH!!!
THIRTEEEENNNNTH!!!
THIRTEEEENNNNTH!!!
THIRTEEEENNNNTH!!!


42 posted on 11/20/2005 5:03:17 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: Uncle Vlad
Master and Commander, another great movie.

It was! Russell Crowe was terrific (and I wasn't a fan of his). Love those old wooden ships! I hope the same team makes more films based on the Patrick O'Brian books.

43 posted on 11/20/2005 5:04:46 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: Uncle Vlad

It is a great show. FWIW the guy who plays Anthony would have made a great James Bond, imho.


44 posted on 11/20/2005 5:05:07 PM PST by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: systematic
what? only 12 episodes? why? why only 2007?

Dunno, but I speculate that they spent SO MUCH on the scene/set and they were unsure of how a "swords and sandles" show would do. Remember, we have Troy, Alexander, etc...which didn't do as well as they thought it would...so HBO was skeptical....Kudos to BBC which I think have done one of the best casting jobs I have ever seen in a mini-series.

2007? Dunno why so long...ask Tony Soprano.

45 posted on 11/20/2005 5:05:16 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: Uncle Vlad

Being a history buff, this is the best running series (pre-WWII) show I have ever seen! ..and that includes many.


46 posted on 11/20/2005 5:05:42 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Agent Smith

No, Pullo would have been the quinessential James Bond.


47 posted on 11/20/2005 5:05:57 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: LibFreeUSA

I would even put it with "I, Claudius." It might even be better than "I, Claudius."


48 posted on 11/20/2005 5:07:16 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: DCBryan1

uuggh. I don't know if I can wait till 2007.

I thought that was dumb with Titus & Erinie, wouldn't Voreanus know she was hooking up with one of his slaves? As such, Titus had every right (according to Roman Morals) to smash the slave guy's head into the wall.


49 posted on 11/20/2005 5:07:56 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: DCBryan1

Clive Owen who its reported turned it down would have been a much better Bond.


50 posted on 11/20/2005 5:08:01 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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