* The senate praising Claudius, expressing sorrow at the possibility of his death, and wishing him well, showing that he has finally gained admiration and respect from those who once shunned and mocked him
* "Go on playing the fool, Claudius". This is a twin moment, both for Claudius, who treats the woman who has scorned and humiliated him with kindness and love in her dying days, and for [[MagnificentBastard Livia]]. She finally comes to realise that her bumbling grandson is perhaps the smartest of the bunch.
* Any happy moment Claudius has, which are few and far between, especially as the fate of Rome and his family [[DownerEnding sink further despite his efforts]].