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

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

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: Is There More to Kore's Plan?

[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

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Spartacus: Vengeance - Sneak Peek - Sacramentum
Spartacus: The Legend Retold
Spartacus: Blood And Sand: Clip 1
Distraction

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Keep Calm and Carry On
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Victory
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The Dead and the Dying
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Separate Paths

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Year Title Description
2014 CSI: Keep Calm and Carry On
Season 14, Episode 12
Episode, Actor - Janet Riggins/Helen Morrison
2013 Spartacus TV Show Series, Actor - Saxa
2013 Spartacus TV Show Series, Actor - Saxa
2011 Rules of Engagement: Double Down
Season 5, Episode 22
Episode, Actor - Maya
2007 Criminal Minds: True Night
Season 3, Episode 10
Episode, Actor - Vickie

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

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: Are Naevia's Loose-Cannon Ways a Liability for Spartacus?

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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Burning Questions of the Damned: Is Crassus a Match for Spartacus?

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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Spartacus Rages On: New Enemies Besiege Rebels in War of the Damned

Spartacus: War of the Damned may be the series' swan song, but first the characters will have a chance to sing a different tune — literally.

At the red carpet premiere for Spartacus, which kicks off Friday at 9/8c on Starz, executive producer Steven S. DeKnight promised that "My C--- Rages On," the fictional bawdy song popularized on the series, will be heard again. "We could not have a season without 'My C--- Rages On,'" he told TVGuide.com. "So listen for it. It'll pop up somewhere."
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Bring On Bruce Lee! The Stars of Spartacus Pick Their Weapons and Wingmen

All men face the threat of death, but the Spartacus: Vengeance cast has faced it on a regular basis through their characters on the show.

From Game of Thrones to Spartacus: TV's unsexiest sex scenes

Going into the epic finale Friday (10/9c, Starz), we asked the actors to reflect on what it must have been like to be placed in Spartacus' sandals and had them weigh in on two very important subjects:

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