Wait, wait. I'm better now. --
No I'm not. AHHHHHHHHHHH!
Oh, my fucking god! Oh my god! Ah!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Ahhhhhhhh!
I can't stop it; I'm in shock. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
*takes some deep breaths*
That was.... unfucking believeable. Beyond words good. I can't believe anything could ever be that good again. Every time a new scene came up I asked: "Are they going to go there? Will they take it that far?" And they did. They did. Some scenes they far exceeded any expectations I could have. They fulfilled my dreams. Namely the two best scenes:1. Anthony confronts Lucius Vorenus - "No man is beyond redemption Lucius"
Say goodbye to subtext folks. That is fucking canon text! The producers must be reading the slash because Anthony dominates Lucius in that scene just like a good slash fic. Except better. Because it's there in front of my eyes and it's brutually cruel and hot and violent. Anthony (James Purefoy) is perfect. Like a god. You must see this. He is cruel to be kind but his every syllable and move gives him the greatest most delicious joy. He's playing Vorenus but enjoying it and telling the truth at the same time. 2. The Mark Anthony, Octavian, and Atia fight
All the Mark Anthony and Atia interactions are flawless. Anthony is a selfish, brute in the extreme and Atia's not-so-subtle manipulation and manuvering is so unconsiously blatant. I'm in love with the pairing in a gen sort of way. They will never care for each other and they shouldn't. But I adore them using each other.
Then there's the fight!!!
Octavian just goes and gives the money away. Borrowing it!!! AHHHH! He's three steps ahead of their thinking and unapologetic. Oh, and the fight, the fight -- I LOVE the way Anthony defends Atia against her son's calling her a whore. I love the blinded rage both Atia and Anthony beat Octavian in. Octavian is right. He's right the whole time. But I have to root for Anthony and Atia. They are so much fun. There's beating, fire, strangling, and drowning. AHHHHHHHH! Mark Anthony's rage! AHHHH!
I can't even write in sentences after watching that.
On another note there's my favorite storyline this season -Lucius Vorenus goes to the dark side as the SON OF HADES
Lucius, who's very name means light, who was the definition of goodness, pity, and duty, has lost all connection with his former life and decided to, quite literally, go to hell. He has joined the darkside. Losing his family and wife at the same time as causing Caesar's death was too much for him. His former life as a senator is destroyed; he's known as a cursed man; his name forever blackened. Anthony transforms a mournful, near-dead Vorenus into a man who fears nothing and no one. He is remade, reborn, as guiltless, unrepentant evil. He smashes idols, takes over the running of the criminals of the Aventine and then calls himself a god - the son of Hades. He says the gods have punished him enough. There's nothing else they could take from him. And the camera closes in on Pullo.
Pullo! Please don't let something happen to Pullo. I even like Pullo and his wife being together.
I love characters who are the very essence of goodness or at least decent nice people, who are hurt, betrayed and changed by it. I love when a good person goes to the dark side. That's probably my favorite theme in all literature. And now Lucius Vorenus, the son of Hades, takes that spot. Oh, Lucius - I feel a fic coming on.