- The gladiators are in their holding area, playing a game with a dangerous snake.
- Juba, Hagen, and Maximus are sitting together apart. Hagen is asking Maximus about his military past.
- Somebody calls out "General." It's the cook, and Maximus goes and retrieves a bowl of food.
- He goes back to his pals. Juba looks at him, and shakes his head. Hagen takes a bite of Maximus' food, to make sure it isn't poisoned.
- All of a sudden, he starts choking. Uh-oh.
- Five second into his choking, however, Hagen starts laughing. The food's fine.
- The fellas have a laugh about it.
- Juba looks at Maximus, tells him he has a great name, and that Commodus will have to kill that name before he can kill Maximus.
- Maximus looks at him, with approval.