A few wrap-up thoughts on Steven DeKnight’s Spartacus and the series’ lasting legacy.
Spartacus and Crassus face off as the War of the Damned comes to an end.
Was there action? Yes. Was there blood? Oh yes, by the bucket full. Did people get what they deserved? Some. How do I feel about it? Meh.
More pawns fall off the board as the Romans conveniently learn the location of Spartacus’ camp.
Another minor character bites the dust, Spartacus does some moralizing, and more fun with Lucretia and Ashur…
Episode seven sees some small plot movement as it heaps insult upon injury, atrocity upon intrigue, and finally gives the audience a reason to care about Spartacus’ story line.
More minor characters die, Spartacus gives a couple of speeches, and something unexpected happens to Lucretia.
Wherein Roman intrigue reaches a boiling point, and Capua suffers a 9/11 moment…
Summary Judgement: Though absent two of its leading men, Spartacus’ return washes away the horrible taste that Gods of the Arena left in our mouth.
Summary Judgement: Did Michael Bay direct this episode?