Spartacus: Vengeance 2.10 "Wrath of the Gods" Review

Spartacus: Vengeance concludes its bloody fight in the aftermath of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, igniting its tenth and final season finale episode "Wrath of the Gods," as Spartacus desperately attempts to lead his rebels to survival after being trapped upon Mt. Vesuvius by Gaius Claudius Glaber.  A richly satisfying finale, "Wrath of the Gods" thoroughly puts the cap on what's been an incredibly strong sophomore outing for the show, and TV at large.

Wow, hell of a ride this season of Spartacus: Vengeance has been, hasn’t it?  Hard to believe it’s already over.  Well, I’ll go ahead and say it.  I’m a little disappointed with "Wrath of the Gods."  I wish to hell that I never realized Spartacus was based on actual events, and as such Starz’s incarnation would follow a rough outline of historical events, as I experienced first season finale "Kill Them All" with far greater uncertainty and wide-eyed fear.  Even being ignorant of the fate of Gannicus made Gods of the Arena's "The Bitter End" one hell of a nerve-wracking show, and I fear that Spartacus has moved into a certain point where it is indeed somewhat beholden to history, even with a few dalliances here and there. Read More...


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