Ah, man that is what I was afraid of. I knew it, but I think I didn't want to admit it to myself.
I think I missed that episode from season 1. I came to this show a bit late, although I have seen a number of episodes that I missed previously.
I'll have to go back on Netflix and see about that one.
It was implied. Those opening sequences are hooks that reel us in. Powerful stuff!
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.