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TV Review: Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Season 1, Ep. 13: Kill Them All

The latest episode of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, entitled Kill Them All, has aired. The last fifteen minutes of Kill Them All is pure carnage and blood shed. Ilithyia (Viva Bianca) gets her revenge, Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) and Crixus (Manu Bennett) get theirs, Mira (Katrina Law) “gets” Spartacus after all her pining, even Varro (Jai Courtney)’s wife, Aurella (Brook Williams), gets her revenge. Now the show bares resemblance to the famous Kirk Douglas film that bares part of this TV series’ title.

Now the revolt begins. The Third Servile War lead by Spartacus.

The Third Servile War (73-71 BC), also called the Gladiator War and The War of Spartacus by Plutarch, was the last of a series of unrelated and unsuccessful slave rebellions against the Roman Republic, known collectively as the Roman Servile Wars. The Third Servile War was the only one to directly threaten the Roman heartland of Italy and was doubly alarming to the Roman people due to the repeated successes of the rapidly growing band of rebel slaves against the Roman army between 73 and 71 BC.

The incidents leading up, during and after the war were chronicled in Howard Fast’s great book that inspired two movies and this series. Season 2 of Spartacus: Blood and Sand is going to be great.

How Ilithyia is going to explain her actions regarding locking the door to the ludus is something I am looking forward to within Season 2. I imagine she will say she was trying to contain the outbreak, cage it before it got out of control (Hi-Res Photos). Now everyone that knows she previously committed a murder, save her husband, Claudius Glaber (Craig Parker), is dead. No one is holding anything over her anymore. Well played.

Crafty Ashur (Nick Tarabay), I beat he thanks the Gods for his quick mind. I don’t understand how he got underneath that body Platoon-style so quickly but its remotely possible.

What did you think of the last episode of this season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand?

 

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  • Vid_Ghost

    This was the ending to the season that i and probably everyone else was hoping for!… It may have even gone a little to far and closed off a whole chapter to the show along will killing off some great characters.
    Season 2 is going to be almost an entirely new formula with a new direction and probably a few new cast members, It will be a big change from the small closed off spaces of the ludas, yes but at least we'l now have a new story to get us sucked into it all over again. Plus Spartacus and Crixus can now hold hands and skip in the green meadows. ( yes this is what they do after they get out ) lol :)… I cant wait for more.

  • jacob

    All I can say is HOLY FUCK

  • They did the right thing by killing off some characters. That's why Heroes started to suck. Shylar was inexplicably kept alive over and over again and his story was manipulated until it was lunacy. The screenwriters didn't play favorites and did the right thing.

    Season 2 should be good. I hope they use a few more real environments like in Rome though. The first ep was bad because of the fake terrain.

  • Hell yeah. It was badass.

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