'Spartacus: Vengeance': Tongue removal as a party trick -- good times


Our favorite thing about "Spartacus?" The show never shies away from going all out. It never pulls punches with its portrayal of violence, love, sex or intrigue. It's practically opera without the singing. We just can't get enough.In "Empty Hands," the political scheming heats up as the pregnant Ilythia (Viva Bianca) plots to nab a new, more powerful husband and beat out the younger Seppia (Hannah Mangan Lawrence) for his affections and the clout that comes with them. Glaber (Craig Parker), who has sent his men to hunt the rebels, has pulled them out of the games. To fix this, Ilythia suggests a party. And oh, what a party it is! While naked dancers writhe in front of the group, Ilythia tells her father her plan. Troubled, he tells his issues to Lucretia (Lucy Lawless). Yeah, that might not be a good thing. She and Ilythia are now full on rivals and ready to do...



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