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    My father raves about this show. He said it just ended. I guess I should watch and catch up. Apparently the last season was pretty bloody. I'm impressed since he usually doesn't like that stuff. Seems getting him hooked on TWD fixed that.

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    Ugh worst finale ever.

    Spartacus dying is fine but gannicus dying wa so sad. Like i know historically this might have been how it went down? but for a finale i would have rather preferred the previous episode and probably sort of a lead down saying how they fell. Just so sad to see them die like that. Also i dont believe in history anyways cause thereres no way to know if history was a lie or not.

    Im so sad right now

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    It's not often that you get a show that is strongest as its finish. What a profoundly good ending.
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    Spartacus' death was glorious and undoubtedly lived up to my expectations.

    Gannicus on the other hand...not so much. Which is saddening considering how he was my favorite character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papapwn View Post
    Ugh worst finale ever.

    Spartacus dying is fine but gannicus dying wa so sad. Like i know historically this might have been how it went down? but for a finale i would have rather preferred the previous episode and probably sort of a lead down saying how they fell. Just so sad to see them die like that. Also i dont believe in history anyways cause thereres no way to know if history was a lie or not.

    Im so sad right now
    I too was bummed to see Gannicus go, but that doesn't make the finale bad. Quite the opposite; it was amazing. Don't you think the fact that it was able to bring on emotion like that says something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    I KNEW who would get Tiberius! I totally called it midway through the episode.

    I'm glad Caesar's finally on top. Crassus losing his cool isn't so cool.

    Spartacus dies next episode
    History isn't exactly "spoiling", lol!

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    I miss Andy Whitfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC ALPACA FLAYME View Post
    It's not often that you get a show that is strongest as its finish. What a profoundly good ending.
    Agree so much, It could not have been better in my eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    Spartacus' death was glorious and undoubtedly lived up to my expectations.

    Gannicus on the other hand...not so much. Which is saddening considering how he was my favorite character.
    I can understand the no death on the battlefield argument but I try to look at at it this way. They needed 4 entire armored phalanx's(1 on each side) to bring him down because anyone they sent near him died. There was no one they could put up against him to beat him individually story wise and they pulled the spear in the back move with Crixus and Spartacus. He still died undefeated, like the champion he was. Honestly I personally would not of liked his death as much if some random Romans killed him or Caesar since he was so far above them. Being the only actual 'legitimate' free man in the group, it's kind of fitting he died a slaves death for the cause I thought. As they showed, Oeonomaus would be proud.

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    I miss Andy Whitfield.
    Me too. Absolutely love how they ended the credits with him screaming "I am Spartacus" though. Could not have had better final image to go out on and was a great nod to Andy.

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    Actually to add the only gripe I had with the episode was no image of Crixus during Neavia's death. At least of her thinking of him, or something. There was nothing though and it was just over. It surprised me and was crushing at the same time. I guess maybe that's a good thing then? lol
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    That was the best ending to a show I've ever seen I think. The deaths were so satisfying, and while sad, they were beautifully done. That was such a satisfying ending to a show.

    Also I take great joy in the future brutal/humiliating deaths of the Superfriends (Caesar, Pompeii, and Crassus), muahaha. Karma bastards.

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    Anyone else jump out of there seat and fistpump at the screen during that Crassus Vs Spartacus duel? That was so well done, beats Achilles Vs Hector from Troy in my eyes. In regards to the duel itself but also the suspense and emotion behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keller View Post
    Last episode was awesome. Also.. that double sword into skull and through eyes scene.... Let's just say I sat with doritos spilled upon precious keyboard
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    But I wish I could have seen more from Caesar and Krasus. Those two are definitely one of my favourite "villains" of all time. Such intersting characters and I really hope they make a spin-off show about Caesar in particular, and what makes him so famous.

    To be honest I think they could have written Caesar better, because I actually did not see what makes him such an important person. He isn't that good of a fighter, although he is a good tactician.

    Anyways great finale!
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    It wasn't historically accurate in where people died, and by whose hand they died. Still, the inevitable fates of Spartacus, Crixus and Gannicus were well known. Throwing Caesar in the series was a fun twist, and he was in all of his dirty evilness very sympathetic.

    It was a great ending episode, a great finale. I really can't think of anything else taking place without making it even more historically inaccurate.

    The entirety of the ending credits I was saying to myself "if they do not dedicate this to Andy, I'm going to...(bad stuff)". I watch TV-series with headphones on, so my neighbors never hear a peep out of me. Then at the end, there was an In Memoriam, but it wasn't for Andy, and for a second there I was like "WTF did they just do!?", but then...

    I - AM - SPARTACUS!

    I yelled "YESSSSSSSS!!!" as loud as I could. Sorry neighbors. Perfect.

    Now I have to come down from that for several days to be able to resume the normal boring average grey shit that is life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wollveren View Post
    But I wish I could have seen more from Caesar and Krasus. Those two are definitely one of my favourite "villains" of all time. Such intersting characters and I really hope they make a spin-off show about Caesar in particular, and what makes him so famous.

    To be honest I think they could have written Caesar better, because I actually did not see what makes him such an important person. He isn't that good of a fighter, although he is a good tactician.

    Anyways great finale!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydänyö View Post
    Now I have to come down from that for several days to be able to resume the normal boring average grey shit that is life.

    You could honor Spartacus' legacy and be happy that you're free

    I agree that Gannicus' death was rather anticlimatic, it would had been nice to see them free him in the end, even though cheesy.

    My favourite moment was when Crassus tried his "Sword-grab finishing move" and it failed, to prove that Spartacus was superior!
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    I really thought it would have been Gannicus to survive that all instead of the other two.

    But in the end, as the poster above said, he actually didn't have a glorious death but a epic defeat. Completely surrounded by like a 100 dudes all too scared to get close to him.
    I think it was pretty fitting. A wonderful finale all in all.

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    The part where spartacus laid the trap when the legion was rushing them and all felt down and spartacus putting those bridges up and running towards the legion. so epic!

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    After the credits, Andy whitfield yelling 'I am Spartacus' made me cry and smile.

    RIP Andy
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    I wonder if there will be some form of follow up series around ceasar and crassus, they seem to have left a rather big opening for it
    I don't think this matters nearly as much as you think it does.

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    Great show, Great Ending, Not much left to say , abit sad to be honest, I knew It was coming but still ... hoped

    The only thing In this season I am not pleased about Is ceaser.

    Ceaser Is one of the most epic history char's, and I think they made him too simple, a true Ceaser can be seen In "Rome" which Is the only historical series In my opinion that beats spartacus.

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    I agree with most of you hear saying they could've made Caesar better. It would've been nice if they put him under Crassus' command where he devised his schemes for grabbing power, for example, by somehow blackmailing Crassus. After all, Caesar was the more devious one which is of course why he ended up being dictator for life with authority kind of equal to emperors (I'm not sure, but I think Diocletian was really the first official emperor, others up until him were really just dictators for life I think, with all sorts of titles among which only one was Imperator, a title signifying a successful general, which is something Caesar did really have in real life like a shit ton of other people such as Crassus).

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