Commodus: I search the faces of the gods…for ways to please you, to make you proud. One kind word, one full hug… where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight. Would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. What is it in me that you hate so much?
Marcus Aurelius: Shh, Commodus.
Commodus: All I’ve ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar. Father.
Marcus Aurelius: Commodus…
[he kneels in front of him]
Marcus Aurelius: …your faults as a son is my failure as a father. Come…
[holds his arms out to Commodus and they embrace, Commodus begins to cry]
Commodus: Father. I would have butchered the whole world…if you would only love me!
[Commodus begins to asphyxiate Marcus whilst embracing him]