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Spartacus Boss on Series Finale Deaths, Survivors and More Burning Questions

Liam McIntyre

The epic Spartacus finale brought the expected bloodshed, but also tears.

"Everybody was a big puddle," Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight tells TVGuide.com. "I still can't watch the finale without tearing up. ... But yeah, it's very emotional, not only because of the story, but also the whole experience."

Spartacus' Manu Bennett on Crixus' downfall

That experience involved two actors playing the titular hero. Original star Andy Whitfield bowed out after the first season to treat his non-Hodgkin lymphoma. And although he made an uncredited voice appearance during the six-part prequel series Gods of the Arena, newcomer Liam McIntyre stepped in to portray the Thracian gladiator-turned-freedom fighter for the final two seasons. read more

Spartacus Cast Recalls First Kills and Epic Deaths Before Series Finale

Liam McIntyre

Get ready to hear "I am Spartacus!" one last time.

It has only been three years since Spartacus splashed its bloody way across Starz, and Friday's epic series finale (9/8c) will conclude the legendary rebel leader's quest to free the slaves of Ancient Rome. And although history spoils the ultimate outcome, it is how each character has lived — and in some cases, died — that is the key to the show's appeal.

Spartacus' Manu Bennett on Crixus' downfall

Death is a complex thing on the series. Although there's no denying that it can be gloriously gory and over-the-top, at the same time, it is closely tied to the underlying theme of freedom. Slavery or death? That's the choice that masters force upon their slaves sent into the gladiators' arena and on the flip side, the choice fugitives make when they escape to join Spartacus.

Who will live? Who will die? Who will send men to their deaths? Check out this preview of the final Spartacus: War of the Damned and then continue reading for the cast's thoughts on killing or being killed on the series: read more

Spartacus Burning Questions of the Damned: Who Will Survive the Final Battle?

Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Pana Hema-Taylor

With Spartacus' latest episode comes a sense of dread because that means there's only one episode left before the end.

[Warning: The following contains spoilers from the penultimate episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned. You've been warned!]


Spartacus' Manu Bennett on Crixus' downfall

On Friday's Spartacus, the rebels celebrated quite a few triumphs, which was swell for them since, of course, history dictates a huge defeat on the horizon. Enjoy it while you can!

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Spartacus Burning Questions of the Damned: Is There More to Kore's Plan?

Jenna Lind

[Spoiler alert: If you haven't watched Spartacus yet, don't read further or you might end up used as trench filler!]

We hope the cold winter gave Crassus an appetite because on Friday's Spartacus: War of the Damned, he tasted both defeat and betrayal.

Crassus (Simon Merrells) had the upper hand in his war with Spartacus (Liam McIntyre). Not only were the rebels stuck out in the wintry wilds and kept from attacking by a large trench that was guarded by a manned wall, but they fell into one of Crassus' traps and barely escaped alive... read more

Spartacus Burning Questions of the Damned: Will the Rebels Accept Laeta?

Anna Hutchison

It's nice to see hypocrisy alive and well in Ancient Rome!

[Spoiler alert: If you haven't watched Spartacus yet, don't read further or you might be branded an enemy of Rome!]

On Friday's Spartacus: War of the Damned, Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells) once again revealed his rather mutable code of honor when he sold Laeta (Anna Hutchinson) to the Cilician pirate Heracleo ... read more

Burning Questions of the Damned: Will Crassus and Caesar Outsmart Spartacus?

Simon Merrells

Marcus Crassus is far craftier and more ruthless than we previously imagined.

[Spoiler alert! If you haven't watched the "Decimation" episode of Spartacus yet, avert your eyes or continue reading at your own risk.]

On Friday's Spartacus: War of the Damned, the deep plan that Crassus (Simon Merrells) conceived was finally revealed: Julius Caesar (Todd Lasance) would infiltrate Spartacus' (Liam McIntyre) group by disguising himself as a fellow (hairy, unwashed) rebel slave. So that's why Crassus didn't want Caesar to cut his hair!
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Burning Questions of the Damned: Are Naevia's Loose-Cannon Ways a Liability for Spartacus?

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Who needs leaders anyway?

On Friday's Spartacus: War of the Damned, both Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) and Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells) may as well have been missing for all the heed their underlings paid them. Although that may seem like an oversimplification of the situation, wartime is when obedience to the leadership hierarchy is crucial, lest chaos rule.
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Spartacus Exclusive Video: Bread or Death?!

Manu Bennett

When Spartacus is away, the rebels will play... with Romans!

On Friday's all-new Spartacus: War of the Damned, airing at 9/8c on Starz, the Romans of Sinuessa en Valle find that the sandal is on the other foot now that the rebels have taken over their walled city.
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Spartacus Burning Questions of the Damned: Is Caesar Kinky?

Todd Lasance

All hail Caesar!

On Friday's episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned, Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells) introduced his secret weapon: Gaius Julius Caesar (Todd Lasance). And Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) revealed his own plan to supply and shelter his followers in the walled city of Sinuessa en Valle — at the cost of Roman lives, of course.
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Burning Questions of the Damned: Is Crassus a Match for Spartacus?

Simon Merrells

Pull on your waders because Spartacus and his hairy men are back, and they're waist-deep in blood and guts in their fight for freedom against Roman oppression.

On Friday's Spartacus: War of the Damned premiere, we meet up with the rebels many months after they defeated Glaber. Their ranks have swelled by the thousands, which is making the Roman Senate shake in their sandals. Enter Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells), the wealthiest man in Rome, who will fund and lead an additional 10,000 soldiers to take down Spartacus (Liam McIntyre).

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