Commodus: What am I going to do with you? You simply won't... die. Are we so different, you and I? You take life when you have to... as I do. Maximus: I have only one more life to take. Then it is done. Commodus: Then take it now. They tell me your son... squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife... moaned like a whore when they ravaged her again and again... and again. Maximus: The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end. Highness.

After Maximus survives the tigers and defeats Tigris, but refuses to kill him when Commodus gives a thumbs down, Commodus walks into the arena to talk with him.