(Series Finale) In the aftermath of the battle of Actium, Mark Antony returns to Alexandria, settling into numbing debauchery with Cleopatra. Meanwhile, Octavian turns to Pullo to convince Vorenus to give up Cleopatra's palace.
Rome is facing a dire shortage of grain, forcing Octavian to barter with Mark Antony. But instead of agreeing to Octavian's price--money and territory--Mark Antony turns him down, pointing to an inevitable conflict.
Octavian proclaims a new era of virtue in Rome, issuing a stern mandate that proves impossible for his family and subordinates to obey. A shipment of gold is mysteriously hijacked, sending Vorenus on a mission to learn who betrayed whom. In the wake of personal tragedy, Pullo turns his grief into fury at Memmio, Omnipor and their henchmen.
Servilia's cries for justice drive Atia to distraction, and result in an unfortunate public denouement. Meanwhile, Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus agree to divvy up Rome's territories, sharing a common treasury. The coalition is tested when Mark Antony fails to report a bribe. At the Collegium, Eirene insists that Pullo punish Gaia for insubordination.
Brutus and Cassius see their military advantage vanish in the wake of Octavian's alliance with Mark Antony. Vorenus receives orders to execute scores of Rome's elite. Mark Antony adds a few names to the list of condemned, as does Atia. Pullo is sent on a brutal mission. On the plains of Philippi, two armies clash, with the future of Rome at stake.
Vorenus returns to the Collegium. Octavian urges Cicero to embrace his request to be made Consul; in exchange, Octavian promises not to make a move without consulting Cicero first. Later, his first act as Consul takes Cicero and the Senate by surprise. To gain advantage over Brutus and Cassius's army, two adversaries patch up their differences.
Ends 12/31/15. 'Testudo et Lepus.' Her treachery exposed by Duro, Servilia finds herself in Atia's villa at the mercy of Timon. Searching for Vorenus, Pullo runs into Octavian, who has just won a bloody battle against Mark Antony. The new Caesar decides to return to Rome with his army, and sends Marcus Agrippa to tell Octavia and Cicero. Vorenus discovers the fate of his children.
As Brutus and Cassius struggle to raise foreign money for an army, Mark Antony changes his post-consul itinerary from Macedonia to Gaul. The plan is derailed when Cicero delivers an in-absentia message to the Senate, then throws his support to Octavian, the new Caesar. Vorenus, meantime, is in a battle of his own.
Cleopatra arrives in Rome to pay her respects to Caesar--and to attempt to get her son legitimized. Frustrated by Mark Antony in his attempt to secure his inheritance, Octavian takes out a loan to pay off Caesar's promise to the people. Mark Antony orders Vorenus to assume Erastes' captaincy, and he and Pullo bully the warring gangs into an uneasy truce.
(Season Two premiere) In the wake of Caesar's murder, a cauldron of contrary emotions bubbles across Rome. Narrowly escaping Quintus Pompey and his henchmen outside the Senate, Mark Antony decides to flee north to raise an army, and makes plans to leave the city with Atia, her children and Caesar's widow Calpurnia. Meanwhile, Vorenus issues a curse he soon regrets.
After the flurry of events following the assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar, the political and personal factions of Rome are thrust into new allegiances and dire predicaments in Season Two of HBO's acclaimed series.
In the Season One finale, Pullo and Vorenus have become heroes, causing Caesar to reward those he normally would punish. Pullo's return to Vorenus's household is not appreciated by his former slave Eirene. Caesar overhauls the Senate by adding some unexpected new faces. Servilia crosses the final hurdle in her ambitious revenge plan, at Niobe's expense.
While Pullo descends into Erastes' netherworld, Vorenus negotiates a severance for veteran soldiers on behalf of Caesar, who invites him and Niobe to one of Atia's parties. Cassius attempts to convince Brutus that the life and death of the Republic is indeed 'in your hands.'
Proclaimed Emperor by the Senate, Caesar pronounces the war over, and prepares for five days of feasting and games. No longer an enlisted soldier, Pullo eyes a pastoral future with Eirene; Vorenus runs for municipal magistrate, with Posca's help; Octavian retrieves Octavia from her exile; and Servilia invites Quintus Pompey into her home, to Brutus's dismay.
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.
Having pursued Pompey into Egypt, Caesar arrives in Alexandria and meets the boy king Ptolemy XIII, who offers the general a surprise gift. Vorenus and Pullo play liberators again, freeing Ptolemy's incarcerated sister, Cleopatra. Caesar seeks payment from Egypt for past debts, and ends up forging a strategic union to ensure his legacy.
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Every city has its secrets. HBO presents Season One of this epic series about generals and soldiers, masters and slaves and husbands and wives, all entwined in the furious historical events that saw the birth of the Roman Empire.
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