Spartacus: Vengeance 2.07 "Sacramentum" Review - Brothers and Sisters

Spartacus: Vengeance continues its bloody fight in the aftermath of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, forging its seventh episode "Sacramentum," as Spartacus struggles to maintain leadership of a new influx of Agron (Daniel Feuerriegel)'s men, while Ilithyia and Lucretia resolve to flee the increasingly power-mad Glaber.  Yet another strong, if less plot-progressive episode, "Sacramentum" begins closing threads as Spartacus tensely moves toward the epic conflict at the end of its season.

I confess to having made a slight error over Spartacus: Vengeance that however slight, may have been clouding my judgment toward appreciating each episode.  You see, up until a week or so ago I had assumed that Vengeance would last at least twelve episodes much like its predecessor Blood and Sand, instead of the ten we have here.  That left a little bit of breathing room that made episodes like "Libertus" all the more impressive considering how much room there was to up the ante before a season finale.  Heading into episode seven of ten now, I realize there’s considerably less time to spend drifting back and forth between conflicts at Spartacus’ camp and the Romans at the House of Batiatus, particularly if the final episodes are to bring any epic battle or satisfying conclusion to Spartacus: Vengeance.  It always seems like there’s less time than there actually is, but in the next few weeks I’ll definitely be keeping a closer eye on how swiftly things move toward the finale. Read More...


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