- An aerial view of Rome pans over the Colosseum, in which we can see games taking place.
- This seems to be what Commodus was talking about.
- The crowd is going wild, just like they were for Maximus back in Africa.
- Soon, we see a man holding a poster that says "Gladiatores" at the top, and "Violentia" at the bottom, as if we didn't know what was happening.
- It's Gaius reading it, and he waltzes over to where Gracchus is sitting.
- Gaius is unhappy, and bemoans the fact that Commodus has instituted a hundred and fifty days of games.
- Gracchus, who seems to have been expecting this, says Commodus' is cleverer than he thought.
- He knows that the exciting, battle-to-the-death spectacle of gladiatorial combat will allow Commodus to win the people.
- If they're entertained with "death," he can do whatever he wants because they will love him for the games he's instituted.