“Utica” (S1E09) 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. - Good thing they didn’t depict Plutarch’s account of Cato’s death. - Caesar mentoring Octavius, asking what he would do to right the Republic. - Octavius reveals himself to be a deist, not a theist. - Octavia finally learning (from Servilia) that her mother had her husband killed. - Caesar showing up at Vorenus’s at just the right moment. - Octavius: “I have no skill at pretending.” - Octavius seeing through his sister’s façade afterwards. - Pullo’s reaction to seeing Vorenus in a toga: “You look like laundry.” - Reference to Yom Kippur. - Brutal scene for Servilia; Atia is quick to seek vengeance.