posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:45 AM
I watched the final episode last night and, after so much anticipation, found I was a bit disappointed. I'd been actually counting the days since
last week's episode
I loved Batiatus and Lucretia. I think it was genius to cast likeable actors in those roles, and by the standards of the time I suspect they were only
minor league villains.
I suppose in keeping with the story it is understandable that the revolting gladiators would have just killed everybody they could get their hands on
but it's a shame to see popular characters written out.
I hope Lucretia survives although it will be sad to see her without Batiatus. Could she end up as Illythia's slave? It would be fun to watch her
plotting revenge. I could watch Lucy Lawless in that role all day - her facial expressions crack me up.
And I thought Numerius had a bit more to offer. I thought stabbing him to death was a waste of an opportunity - it would have been more fun to see him
as a gladiator's plaything.
Anyway - it was a great series. Counting the months until the next one............