I had expected Starz to acknowledge the fact that today is March 15, otherwise known as the Ides of March - the day Caesar fell. The network didn't fail to deliver the goods, giving us this excellent, Caesar-focused Spartacus: War of the Damned promo, which not only acknowledges the historical day with its focus on Gaius Julius Caesar, but also reminds us that it's Friday! And tonight, a new episode of Spartacus will air, which is good news, although bittersweet, as it brings us that much closer to the end. As the promo says, it's near!
If you had told me Crixus and Spartacus weren't going to get along in their post-gladiator days, I can't say I would've had a hard time believing it, given their problems in Blood and Sand. But I also would have anticipated this conflict to erupt Vengeance, when things were first just getting established and Spartacus was still coming into his leadership role. But with all the time spent on vengeance, maybe there wasn't time for Crixus and Spartacus to disagree on everything. These days, these two just can't get along...
Spoilers if you aren't caught up on Spartacus: War of the Damned through "Spoils of War." With everything that's going on in Spartacus: War of the Damned, I sort of love that the series is taking the time to show the true horror of being enslaved from the perspective of a Roman. Last week's episode showed Laeta being traded to Heracleo, after which she was promptly branded and forced to kiss him. A painful and uncomfortable ordeal, to be sure, but it's really only a small taste of slavery by comparison to what some of the other rebels have been through.
To say this week's episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned looks intense would be a major understatement. The promo for the series teases conflict between Spartacus and another character, and what could be a major injury for more than one character. More detailed spoilers and the actual promo ahead!
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 was most definitely spilled during "Spoils of War," an episode penned by Jed Whedon. Spoilers if you haven't seen it yet!
I have this horrible feeling that someone is going to die in tomorrow night's episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned. Granted, people die all the time in this show, but the way things left off during last week's episode, it seems like it's very possible that one of the main characters will meet their demise at some point when the mayhem resumes. And this clip is doing nothing to quell growing anxiety.
Last week's episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned left off with a fairly major cliffhanger. The latest clip for this Friday's "Spoils of War" gives nothing away about who survives the attack on Spartacus' city, except for Caesar. He survives. If you consider that a spoiler, you're a bit behind on your history! What might be considered a spoiler is that post-attack, Caesar has trimmed down that mess of blonde locks on his head. Now that he no longer has to pose as a rebel, a neater style seems appropriate. When in Rome, right?
Things left off in a precarious place for Spartacus and his men during last Friday night's episode ("Blood Brothers"), which is fitting, given that the final moments marked the halfway point of the last season of this series. Based on the promo and clip we have to show you from "Spoils of War," it looks like the next episode won't waste any time getting back to the action. Is it possible that all of the beloved leads will make it through the ordeal?
You would think that knowing Caesar's fate ahead of time would take some of the tension out of his more violent scenes in Spartacus: War of the Damned, but that's actually not the case. History tells us that the character has a lot of living to do beyond this war, so when we see him putting his life on the line, and the swords are flying, the tension is actually maximized, because we know that if someone does die, it won't be Caesar. He might get hurt. He might escape. But if someone's going to die, it's not going to be himů
Caesar is certainly making things interesting in Spartacus this season. He's like poison to Spartacus' army. The question is, how much longer will he continue to influence and instigate these people? The clip we have to show you from this Friday night's episode, "Blood Brothers," gives us a look at what Caesar is up now that the division among Spartacus' ranks is more pronounced.
There's something unsettlingly familiar about the sight of Spartacus and Crixus at odds with one another. If you're caught up on Spartacus: War of the Damned (and if you're not, spoiler alert!), you know that there's been a divide between the two "brothers" in how they feel about the Roman prisoners. This fracture was made more apparent thanks to a few nudges from Caesar, who's slinking around the city, posing as a slave.
A wise man once said, "The enemy deserves no mercy. Mercy is for the weak." Oh wait, no, that wasn't a wise man. That was John Kreese in Karate Kid. The Kreese technique of handling one's enemies was used within the walls of Spartacus' city during tonight's episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned, fittingly titled "Decimation." It was not a good night to be a Roman, I can tell you that my friends. Spoilers if you haven't seen the episode yet!
The previews for the upcoming episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned, hinted at more violence ahead, but the latest clip from "Decimation" teases some intense conflict between two of the lead characters. It also follows up a little bit on another clip we shared with you this week. With that in mind, consider yourselves spoiler warned!
The promo for the next new episode of Spartacus War of the Damned gave us a glimpse of more conflict between the Romans and Spartacus' army. We can hardly consider that a major spoiler, considering the titled "war" involves both sides. But the clip we have to show you from this week's "Decimation" reveals a very interesting twist on an otherwise typically violent scene from the series.
After a "catch up" Friday left us without a new episode of Spartacus, fans of the Starz series are likely to be especially eager to see what's next for the series. Judging by the title of Episode 4 of Spartacus: War of the Damned, we might expect a particularly brutal and bloody installment in "Decimation." Check out the promo ahead!