* 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]].
* Claudius doesn't show any anger when Appius Silanus tries to murder him. He just wants to know why on earth Silanus would kill the man who raised him up. When Silanus (truthfully) starts badmouthing ''Messalina'', on the other hand, he flies into a royal rage. Poor Clau-Clau-Claudius actually becomes intimidating.