Barca! No! The Beast of Carthage (Antonio Te Maioho) went down for the count in this episode of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, entitled Delicate Things, but not without a fight.
There were two big surprises in this episode, well three if you count Barca’s death. One was Ashur (Nick Tarabay) and how he is one conniving, two faced SOB. The web of destruction he spun was impressive and all because he did not have the money to cover a bet. Why take the bet in the first place if you couldn’t cover it?
The second big surprise was Batiatus (John Hannah). The lanista takes the cake. I was surprised by his move at the end of Delicate Things and saddened for Spartacus (Andy Whitfeld), far more than I would expect. He is officially a scum bag, totally unforgivable now. I can not wait for him to be killed. Batiatus causing such sadness for someone else, especially a fellow husband, is incredibly wicked. To sentence someone to that level of despair for the sake of notoriety and scratch, wow. The lanista has now arisen, almost, to the level Atia. Almost. No one is as ruthless as her though.
Poor Sura (Erin Cumming). At least she got to see what Spartacus got to become, armor and all, and that he was okay. Spartacus is going to be a mess the next episode, crying, sobbing uncontrollably.
Crixus (Manu Bennet) is frelled. Don’t they have hospitals or real doctors in that time period for the seriously injured?
BTW, to the producers of the show, don’t say: “Juno’s Cunt”. That is such a Rome bite plus the lanista didn’t say it with half the heart or emotion of Mark Anthony. When Mark Anthony said it, he said it like a contemporary person would say “God damnit!” Do yourself a favor and leave that phrase out of mouth.