SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED SERIES FINALE: VICTORY

What defines victory? According to Spartacus, who has had plenty of experience with victory and also time to unlock the true meaning of the word, life defines victory. The lives of the rebels are what matter most. Freedom is what matters. In that sense, Spartacus came out of this series victorious. He died free, which…

SPARTACUS: SEASON 3, WAR OF THE DAMNED, EPISODE 9: THE DEAD & THE DYING

With last week’s “catch-up” night creating a gap between new episodes, we were given an extra week to grieve the loss of a certain beloved character at the end of “Separate Paths.” Even with the added time between episodes, it was still impossible not to get emotional at the end of tonight’s episode, which took a moment to honor…

SPARTACUS: SEASON 3, WAR OF THE DAMNED, EPISODE 8: SEPARATE PATHS

Heartbreaking. Was the ending of “Separate Paths” especially surprising? No, not really. The installment being one of only three episodes left in the series and a bloody war growing ever bloodier, deaths were inevitable and it was only a matter of time before we lost someone major. But that didn’t make tonight’s final moments any less devastating….

SPARTACUS: SEASON 3, WAR OF THE DAMNED, EPISODE 7: MORS INDECEPTA

Looking back at Spartacus: Blood and Sand, I remember feeling vicarious discomfort for all of the slaves and gladiators that had to fight and work in that sweltering heat, especially during the drought. Watching tonight’s episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned, I’m thinking many of the rebels probably miss that weather, if nothing else from their…

SPARTACUS: SEASON 3, WAR OF THE DAMNED, EPISODE 6: SPOILS OF WAR

Spartacus is getting seriously exhausting. Talk about edge-of-your-seat suspense. The series is roaring toward its finale, slashing and stomping on anything in its wake. In the words of Willy Wonka, “The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.” Something tells me it will, all the way until the last drop of blood is spilled. Blood…

SPARTACUS: SEASON 3, WAR OF THE DAMNED, EPISODE 1: ENEMIES OF ROME

The first episode of the final season of “Spartacus” has only just finished and already it feels like we’ve been through a war. The show lost its original Spartacus (the charismatic Andy Whitfield, who passed away of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma), enlisted another (Liam McIntyre), and, all told, muscled its way through two seasons and a mini-series….