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."
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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
On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus, the gladiator rebellion, lead by Spartacus, continues, striking fear into the heart of the Roman Republic. watch
With the glory and riches reaped by Spartacus' victory in the arena, it appears that his long-desired reward will be granted when Batiatus informs him that he will be reunited with his wife. watch