Rebels bands, whose leaders each pretend to be Spartacus, striking all over the region confuse the Romans. One of two columns with mainly women and children thus escapes, the other is captured and bloodily made into examples, crucified along the Via Appia. Once Crassus realizes the truth about Tiberius, Kore suffers the same fate. Spartacus cunningly prepared the battle field he chose to oppose Crassus's legions in a desperate last battle, with Gannicus in commanded of a mounted reserve to pincer the Roman infantry. Nevertheless, the last true gladiators fall one by one, so Crassus and Caesar triumph, only to be forced politically to allow Pompey, who actually arrived to late, to take the main credit, so as to forge the triumvirate which will take over Rome.
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The depiction of Spartacus' final stand against Crassus himself is historically accurate. History tells that Spartacus "carved his way" through the battlefield; killing all who stood in his path to Crassus. His carnage stopped with the final two centurions that stood protecting Crassus. After killing them, it is not clear whether Spartacus was felled by Crassus himself, or whether he was taken from behind as depicted in this episode. See more
Just before Caesar kills Naevia, she raises her sword in one last attempt to strike. When she raises the sword, there is blood on the blade but none on the handle nor the hilt. Seconds later, when she swings and Caesar catches her wrist the hilt and handled are covered in blood. See more
Soon Crassus will give command! And we shall face his legions in open battle! We stand in the shadow of greater might! As their Republic cast across the lives of every man, every woman, and every child condemned to the darkness of slavery! Forced to toil and suffer, so that those of coin and position can see their fortunes grow beyond need or purpose! Let us teach them, that all who draw breath are of equal worth! And that those that seek to place heel upon the throat of liberty will fall to ...
The end credits are a merger off all the character photos from every portion of the show, and ends with Andy Whitfield
shouting "I am Spartacus!" See more