Last episode was the only good one of the season. Everything else has been straight garbage. There was literally an episode where a man in his late 30s played drinking games with a 16 yr old girl. They just have no idea how to do character development, or how to write a story for that matter.
Initially those were my sentiments then I realized it was to show their true characters and bring it full circle.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.