In the final scene, Saturninus, Tamora and Lucius are seated at a long table while Titus, dressed as a cook, kills Lavinia who is kneeling in front of a washbasin. Titus kills Lavinia by throwing a white veil on her head. He returns to the table and resumes eating, as if nothing had happened. There is no sense of horrific shock or disgust except for occasional gasps from the audience. The guests continued to eat as well.