Rome, 23-29 CE. Tiberius lives only for his perverted pleasures, encouraged by the monstrous young Caligula. Sejanus forces Claudius to marry his sister, solidifying his alliance with the imperial family. Livia, knowing that death is near, confesses her crimes to Claudius and reveals a prophecy claiming that he will be emperor one day.
Want a leg up on this week's installments of "I, Claudius"? Get your basic plot points -- plus all the juice you'd expect from back-stabbing Romans -- in the recaps for "Queen of Heaven" and the following episode, "Reign of Terror." And don't forget that we have an "I, Claudius" character guide in case you need help differentiating one Brit in a toga from another.