Spartacus (WARNING: contains spoilers)

(59 Posts)
Iheartcows Mon 01-Apr-13 23:18:42

I can't believe he's dead already. sad
There's still 2 episodes to go and I really thought he'd be in it til the end.

What will happen to Naevia?
Will Spartacus survive to the last episode?
Is Agron dead too or will he survive his injuries?

I don't want it to be over, I fucking love Spartacus sad

ArteggsMonkey Mon 01-Apr-13 23:22:23

Crixus totally died before the final battle in real life.

Agron is deffo getting nailed to a cross next week I reckon.

I feel your pain, I want them to go all inglourious basterds and just rewrite history sad. This episode was just amazing television. I cried and cried.

Btw I would ask for your thread title to be changed because spoilers make people dead mardy.

cookielove Mon 01-Apr-13 23:51:33

Agron better not be dead, i don't think he is though!! His smile <swoon>

Seeing his head go in Naevia's eye was a bit cruel i thought!!

They did say that they not everyone would survive shock

Iheartcows Mon 01-Apr-13 23:55:07

How do I change the title? Don't want to upset anyone smile

I cried too, poor Crixus, poor Naevia. Gonna bawl my eyes out when Spartacus dies sad

FannyFifer Mon 01-Apr-13 23:57:28

I bloody love spartacus, don't know if I can cope with last 2 episodes though, I want them to change the ending, sobs.

cookielove Mon 01-Apr-13 23:59:36

I adore Agron and erm whats he called ...... played by Dustin Clare ....... bloody hell whats he called????

FannyFifer Tue 02-Apr-13 00:00:11


cookielove Tue 02-Apr-13 00:01:20

Gannicus, is his name!!

ArteggsMonkey Tue 02-Apr-13 00:01:49

Aibu to want to open a gay bar called Agron's?

I have been really upset thinking about them all going to their deaths, but that scene with crixus and naevia talking about how they were warriors and just lived to fight and could never know pace otherwise helped reconcile me somewhat.

The crixus guy has just been MAJOR this season, just fantastic brilliant acting, he has just about killed me sad it's really strange to think of how he was in the first few episodes of the first season, this flat topped meathead who did unconvincing belly laughs at people losing arms etc.

Am I the only person who is just like ffs gannicus, why are you messing around with that insipid woman when you had a total THING going on with saxa, who is gorgeous and funny and a badass?

FannyFifer Tue 02-Apr-13 00:02:24

I do have a soft spot for Agron.

FannyFifer Tue 02-Apr-13 00:03:24

Total girl crush on saxa. grin

ArteggsMonkey Tue 02-Apr-13 00:04:00

Iheart, spartacus's body was never found, so my money is on him escaping over the mountains to open a b and b in sicily with rhombus-faced roman woman.

Cannot WAIT for Justin tibeiberius to get his, gruesome little fuck.

limitedperiodonly Tue 02-Apr-13 08:43:36

I haven't watched it yet but don't feel bad for your title OP. The ending of Spartacus isn't that much of a surprise. I reported it but not in a mardy way.

Mind you, I must have been the only one watching 300 who thought the Spartans were in with a chance hmm

My excuse is that I didn't have the benefit of a classical education.

GhostOfTheRobot Tue 02-Apr-13 09:15:47

Oh, Cows! I am proper mardy at your thread title! wink
I love Spartacus but can cope with spoilers. I know how it ends historically but still watch it.
Will watch this episode tonight with tissues!

limitedperiodonly Tue 02-Apr-13 11:27:44

I cried!

Am absent doubt that perfidious pup Tiberius will meet ignominious death at hands of glorious Caesar in final episode. Perhaps with sword up whatsname.

ArteggsMonkey Tue 02-Apr-13 11:37:45

I recently saw someone on the Internet get aeriated about an Omar from the wire spoiler nearly FIVE YEARS after the relevant event had been broadcast grin

The great div.

I was pleased to see the return of gannicus's big crowd pleaser 'my cock rages on'. I would greatly enjoy seeing a line of crucified slaves along the Appian way singing it a la life of Brian as the finale.

GhostOfTheRobot Tue 02-Apr-13 12:23:46

What a little shite Tiberius is! A sword up his whatsaname is too good for him!

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 02-Apr-13 12:54:41


We've edited the title now

limitedperiodonly Tue 02-Apr-13 13:00:33

I'm wondering which little shit I hate more - Tiberius or Joffrey from Game of Thrones.

Don't spoil last night's GoT episode please - haven't seen it yet. Am meant to be working.

GhostOfTheRobot Tue 02-Apr-13 13:18:36

Oo, they're a pair, aren't they!
Let's get them in the arena!

FannyFifer Tue 02-Apr-13 14:00:29

Hopefully Tiberious comes to less than glorious end.

I hate him even more than creepy Ashur, was delighted when Naevia removed head from shoulders.

ArteggsMonkey Tue 02-Apr-13 14:06:06

Joffrey and Tiberius are both the products of truly awful parenting.

Off the top of my head I can't think of any redeeming features Joffrey has, whereas Tiberius was brave in battle and a loyal friend before he went banaynay after the whole decimation incident.

limitedperiodonly Tue 02-Apr-13 14:10:26

AIBU to rape my dad's girlfriend and the annoying bloke at work because dad forced me to beat my best friend to death? grin

ArteggsMonkey Tue 02-Apr-13 14:17:22


Ds has been v cocky and disobedient lately, aibu to make him take part in decimation then banish him to the followers' camp?

Db slapped my ds in the face, aibu to attempt to have him murdered even though he is vertically challenged?

FannyFifer Tue 02-Apr-13 14:17:40

Lol at that AIBU. grin
I love this Gannicus quote
"I carry a huge weapon.......and two swords."

GhostOfTheRobot Tue 02-Apr-13 15:15:12

Tee hee at Gannicus quote!

GhostOfTheRobot Wed 03-Apr-13 08:26:04

Watched it last night. Never thought Spartacus would make me cry!


ArteggsMonkey Wed 03-Apr-13 09:21:14

I know sad

So many feels sad

Waaah I haven't watched Monday's yet will I cry? I don't see it as spoilers at this point as I'm sure they are all going to die sad but I truly love crixus and naevia (preferred original naevia actress though)

limitedperiodonly Wed 03-Apr-13 19:18:24

You will cry.

Interesting about the switching of Naevia. Sneaky bastards. I thought it wasn't her...

Spoiler news. I've got a preview set which has deliberately left the final episode out. What could that mean?

Really. I've no idea.

cookielove Wed 03-Apr-13 19:31:37

Naevia - Dh prefers the old actress.

Spartacus - Dh (who is not at all clued up) was saying how the series was not as good as with the new actor (liam) and he didn't get why they replaced him (Andy) i informed him of Andy's unfortunate death sad and he was like oh blush

RIP Andy Whitfield sad

I just watched it
Oh the sadface sad

Helena1964 Sat 06-Apr-13 05:59:51

I madly adored Crixus, and bawled like a baby at his death. The show appears on Fridays where I am, and I watched Episode 9 tonight. I won't ruin it for everyone by revealing spoilers, but let's just say that it is epic, intense, and emotionally wrenching.
Unfortunately, no-one I know in RL loves the show like I do. Thankfully I belong to several forums of die-hard Spartacus fans. With all of the tragedy on the show ( including the RL tragedy of Andy Whitfield ) , the forums serve almost as a support group. After each heart-breaking episode, we all rush to our keyboards and type through our tears as we commiserate with one another. We're all figuratively clutching and hugging one another as we await the very last episode .
I just noticed this thread, and I"m glad that I've found another group to mourn with. Going to go off to cry some more now.
sad sad sad sad sad

Helena1964 Sat 06-Apr-13 06:04:54

Looking back at what I've posted, I realize that I should seriously get a life !

Helena I have a 4 year old, I'm doing a masters degree and I live in the middle of nowhere. Tv is my life. Seriously. I way over invest! Tv, and books and occasionally fan fiction. I'm hoping to regain a life around 2014...

FannyFifer Sat 06-Apr-13 09:30:30

Ah Helena, your post made me giggle, especially your second one. grin

ArtexMonkey Sun 07-Apr-13 21:01:30
GhostOfTheRobot Sun 07-Apr-13 21:29:19

Poor Andy Whitfield. So tragic. Wasn't quite the same without him. RIP flowers

I remember rolling my eyes at the series' graphic portrayal of sex & violence ("oh dh, they've ripped off '300' & it's crappy soft porn" grumble, grumble") & now here I am mourning the passing of great characters well

Iheartcows Mon 08-Apr-13 23:19:53

Another emotional and gripping episode tonight.
Glad that little shit got his comeuppance but I hoped it would've been Naevia that finished him off.
Loved the gladiator fight with the Romans, Spartacus l

Iheartcows Mon 08-Apr-13 23:21:58

Oops posted too soon.
Spartacus looked particularly hot tonight I thought wink

Dreading the last episode, I don't want it to end.

Is there any truth in a spin off series about Caesar?

I missed the first half hour so I was a bit confused but I agree about naevia and Tiberius.

FannyFifer Tue 09-Apr-13 08:15:45

Spent most of this episode just gazing at Spartacus who was looking mighty fine!

Glad Agron was still alive, but bloody hell next week is going to be horrendous, they won't change the ending will they? hmm

I was sure agron was still alive, he didn't have a passionate enough farewell with his BF. if he was off to die they would have had more than a peck wink [slashh0ar]

cookielove Tue 09-Apr-13 12:05:13

I'm with Ehric all there was, was a hug and kiss and then see ya!! hmm

GraceSpeaker Tue 09-Apr-13 19:08:36

Here is the Caesar spin-off stuff. Not sure how they'd plot that one, though - he spends most of the 60s in Rome doing political stuff. Maybe skip to Gaul??

ArtexMonkey Wed 10-Apr-13 13:23:40

I'll be bereft when it finishes sad

Spartacus's body was apparently never found. So I dunno.... I'm guessing either he, or gannicus or someone at least will escape. I dunno. If spartacus does die, I hope Sura comes back for an emotional reunion in the afterlife. I used to love it in season one when her apparition would pop up and boobily entice him to inflict carnage.

Who's watching? sad

Thisvehicleisreversing Tue 16-Apr-13 00:22:36

Oh my god what an ending!
Brilliant final episode, blubbed all through but especially at the very end of the credits where they showed Andy Whitfield screaming "I'm Spartacus!!"
Glad he didn't die alone at the end, Agron and Nasir with him was very sweet. Didn't like Gannicus and Naevia going the way they did sad

Really hate that it's over, where am I going to get my fix of sweaty, bloody, muscly gladiators now?

ArtexMonkey Tue 16-Apr-13 00:28:50


"There is no greater victory than to fall from this world a free man"


I was crying practically the whole way through.

Andy sad

Gannicus sad

Saxa sad

Really glad that nagron escaped together.

Oh I read a really funny comment on av club, it said something like

"Killing Romans with a giant hammer = badass

Killing Romans with a giant hammer WHILE ON FIRE = superbadass

Last words being "fuck your mothers" = there are no words"

It was such a superb ending. I so wished Spartacus had finished Crassus though and naevia deserved better. But there had to be some harrowing bits, it couldn't all be awesome flaming hammer death.

Gingersstuff Tue 16-Apr-13 14:53:05

I bawled like a baby at this episode sad
The very end scene with Andy Whitfield....Oh. My. Gods. Shivers up the spine stuff.
What an ending though...the writers didn't pull any punches did they??
I will REALLY miss Spartacus sad sad sad

FannyFifer Tue 16-Apr-13 14:58:09

Not reading latest posts as i missed it last night due to vomitting bairns Hopefully all quiet tonight & me and DP can watch it, can't wait.

limitedperiodonly Tue 16-Apr-13 17:24:44


Really thought Agron would die too. What more fitting end sees Agron and loving Nasir open bar in Mykonos?

FannyFifer Tue 16-Apr-13 22:54:35


ArtexMonkey Tue 16-Apr-13 23:48:15

fanny sad

It is AMAZING how they made something so awful and depressing and sad into something vaguely uplifting and satisfying. I've been thinking about it all day.

Lovemynailstoday Wed 17-Apr-13 10:24:59

I know I am far far too late to ask this--but when and where is it broadcast? Do I need a dreaded sat dish? Tired of hearing how fabulous this show is and I have completely missed it.

It was on sky 1 I think. You may need to rent the box set!

FannyFifer Wed 17-Apr-13 11:34:02

You would need to watch all 3 series, it's great.

ArtexMonkey Thu 18-Apr-13 23:55:07

You know what, I think this here looks as though it will fill the spartacus shaped hole in my life next year. Michael Bay, pirates, men with beards shouting, and what appears to be Howard from Take That in his 'dreads' phase. Yeah, break me off a piece of that.

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