- Cicero is scouting, waiting for something. Then he spots it: a royal carriage of sorts. He approaches.
- Lucilla is inside. He tries unsuccessfully to get her attention.
- Finally, he plays his card: "I served the General Maximus. I serve him still."
- She halts the caravan, and Cicero tells her that "the general sends word, he will meet your politician."
- She gives him some money for his "loyalty," but also so as not to raise any eyebrows.