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Gladiator Scene 32

Scene 32

Scene 32

  • 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.