The city sleeps peacefully, not knowing what goes on in the house of Caiaphas, the high priest. What is it about Jesus that he should be feared? If he is on trial, why not the 12 men who were with him? Listening in at the trial we find testimony by Joseph of Aramathea, and the outrage of the trial by night. Outside, Peter talks with house servants and a child of one of the judges.
The happenings in the court, with bribed witnesses isn’t going as well as planned. Will Jesus come out a greater hero than he ever was before? Will he walk into a trap to admit blasphemy? Will the religious charge be enough for Pontias Pilate to act on? He is going to need a political reason to get involved.
Claims at being king set the stage, but will Pilate listen when his wife warns him of her dream? Grounds are flimsy, but political favors are swapped. A criminal is set free, and the master is beaten, tortured, and crucified. Where has hope and comfort gone for his followers?
Note: A few of Jesus final words are shared. For someone tortured so badly he sure sounds awfully soft spoken and peaceful.