I would just like to state that I love this show. I just saw the episode with the Roman type guys and the war, and I smiled the whole way through it. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. Well, just thought I'd share that.
With poison running through your veins, and death marching solemnly towards you, heroic acts become more of a necessity as you see your time dwindling.
Vanquishing your enemies, making amends to those you have wronged, and leaving words of love and kindness for those around you become second nature as your own mortality looms
However, true strength lies not in these last desperate acts, but in the actions of one who has to get out of bed the next day and face the consequences of doing that which you believe is right.