Probably one of the more profound episodes of the entire series. They're really probing into their psyche and they are all pretty warped.
Didn't think they would do it, but they showed the harsh realities of the law of survival of the fittest.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.