SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA "Reckoning" Episode 5 – We opened on Melitta’s nightmare, where she dreamed a horrible scene; caught by her husband in the arms of Gannicus (Dustin Clare). When I saw the brutal way Doctore Oenomaus (the stern Peter Mensah) dispatched the two illicit lovers, I hedged my bet that it would happen similarly in reality — only with Melitta (the luminous Marisa Ramirez) dying first.

That sort of happened. But mostly not.

What a brutal episode. And it’s only going to be all the more brutal in the season finale next week. Except with a hell of a lot more gladiators. What’s the over/under on this death count? Am I crazy or does that look like something akin to death rugby? Talk about breaking in a new arena the right way! Read More...


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