The 6 Best Kills of the Spartacus: Vengeance Finale... in Pictures!

Tonight marked the spectacularly gory and satisfying conclusion to Starz's Spartacus: Vengeance, a series that never failed to evoke passionate responses from its dedicated fans. And so we throw it open to you: Did the finale live up to the high standards set by the rest of the season? Were you shocked by any of its twists? Thrilled and/or a little disappointed at seeing some of your favorite villains meet their graphic ends? Did Liam McIntyre sufficiently claim the role of Spartacus as his own? I'm sure you all have a lot to say about it, so consider this your place to do so. In the meantime, enjoy this visual countdown of the best kills from "Wrath of the Gods."


6. Lucretia Stabs a Handmaiden in the Larynx


5. Gannicus Cleaves a Guy’s Head in Two


4. Mira Takes a Hatchet to the Neck


3. Lucretia Dives Backwards Off a Cliff Holding Illythia’s Newborn Son


2. Spartacus Impales Glaber Down the Esophagus


1. Naevia Decapitates Ashur in Three Whacks


And there you have it, folks. Would you have ordered them any differently?

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It was a good finale but I don't think I want to tone in anymore. Seems silly to get invested in a character only to have the character killed off before its even developed. I thought Illthyia was taking a nap and had no idea she was dead. She was the craziest of the bunch and deserved a better death scene than that. Sorry but I won't be back.
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Darn it! I was hoping for at least 15 episodes!!

This is absolutely the most awesome series EVER--on catv, bar none!!

I've VHS taped every episode of ALL the shows, from the beginning. And...proudly bought the previous season's shows on DVD!

I will definitely get the series for January 2013 as soon as available...!

BTW: I'm the biggest fan of these Spartacus shows to have ever lived...!! lol.
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the best episode finale i have ever seen. this is how a series finale should be shot. though liam mcintyre did not seem to fit in the role of andy whitfield at the start, at the end he proved his own worth . an awesome performance by him.
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Aaaargh!!! Only ten eps this season...
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Wow, what a finale. It will be interesting to find out when Spartacus finds out that Lucretia took a swan dive off a cliff with his son. What is even sadder is it almost seems Illythia actually respected Spartacus in the end.



I love the way Ashur died, he died like the punk he was. And it was such justice that it was a women that killed him. In one stroke she killed him and his pride with him also knowing he was never fit to be a gladiator. It was sad to see Oenomaus die but it was cool to see him and Gannicus and him become friends again and for Oenomaus to finally forgive him.



Liam did a great job as Spartacus. I am sure Andy would be proud of him.
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5 was the best!!! Vengeance for Oenomaus' death quickly served... Glad the Egyptian and Ashur got their comeuppance
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I'm not :( you need a scumbag like Asher to live on till the end.... THEN get his comeuppance
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#5 would have been #1 for me.

The ending with my tow favorite people dying (Lucretia & IlIyithia) made me sad. But boy did I love it.
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Well Miras death sucked...



the win goes to Glaber, just because I've wanted to see it for little under 2 seasons now.
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Lucretia had only one chance to keep Illithia's (and of course Spartacus') baby survive as her own after having killed everyone in her former house, BOTH OF THEM BEING CONSIDERED DEAD... this may as well be the irony of the entire show when Spartacus is unavoidably put down be the Roman empire in the very end... having his kid play a role as a Roman in the things to come while being the son of a slave or whatever else. Oh well, I'm just sad Lucretia went down so prematurely like Mira, Illithia, Asher and dare I say Gaius Claudius Glaber whose acting and on screen energy played a big role at keeping the show at a top level.
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Super F***ing Awesome Finale!!!! 8-)
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i realllllly hope Illythia isn't dead!!! she was what made this season as great as it was! best character in the show!
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This was an awesome season finale and Liam has claimed the role of Spartacus quite significantly by this point and has done a fantastic job!

I loved all the crazy death scenes, but was sad to see Lucretia jump from the cliff, though if they some how survive, I'd be so grateful, I love her character! Ilithiya got what was coming to her, and I look forward to seeing how she deals with this in a new season.

Spartacus finally does in Glaber and gains his Vengeance, now it's time for a larger scale Rebellion!
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Illythia is unfortunately dead...
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Let's see how Lucretia can come back from this one! Great Finale !
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Hmmm...I just read the Hollywood Reporter chat with Steven S. DeKnight re: the link that MightyMad posted and he doesn't say anything about Illythia being dead! Wonder where everyone got that idea? Maybe she isn't?
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Ditto. He does talk about the role of death in vengeance, but doesn't specifically mention her fate. Perhaps he did ANOTHER interview?



Her death is on-screen is as ambiguous as Lucretia's IN SEASON 1. Illiythia suffered a violent C-Section, which I imagine is survivable, and either died or passed out in shock.



I doubt Lucretia killed EVERYONE in the camp by herself... probably just the female slaves and some others. A soldier might be able to stitch her up.
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Illythia is dead!



http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/03/30/spartacus-finale-spoilers-died/2/



"I'm here to tell you she's dead. She gave up the ghost when her baby went over the cliff. I kinda half kicked myself about not going back into the episode and CGI'ing some blood trickle out of her mouth. But I can confirm she's dead. We talked about it in the 11th hour, about her or Lucretia surviving, but I felt strongly that there was no story for either one of them with Crassus going after Spartacus in season 3"
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I couldn't believe it when Ashur died. I always thought he was immortal; considering how many situations he'd survived.
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Mira will be missed as well as Ashur. Great show though. Hope the villains for the next series are just as good.
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no worries they will...no doubt about that ! Cmon, it Julius Cesare !
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NEVER experienced such an amazing finale. This show has the choreography and action packed sword fighting that rivals, if not betters upon huge big budget movies. Well done!!
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Epic
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A Killing episode, bad for Mira!!!
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Finale was awesome!!!



Was shocked of the the death of Lucretia though, she kinda grew on me. =p



Will there be a next season?
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Awesome finale. Best ever. What surprised me was the suicide of Lucretia.
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Liam did a fantastic job. Sure Andy would be proud.

Spartacus finales have always been mind blowing no doubt in that.
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O! Mi! Gawd!!!! yes, yes, yes, and yes! Would've taken bets that Ashur was gonna be taken out by Nasir, and it would be revealed that they are brothers. But, Naevia claiming Ashur's head was MUCH more satisfying ! Can't WAIT til next year! Julius Caesar and Marcus Crassus and maybe Castor and Nordo? Yummmmm.....
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Very interesting postmortem direct from Steven S. DeKnight on why he had to kill all the characters he killed during the finale:



http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/spartacus-vengeance-finale-deaths-steven-s-deknight-306477
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the finale was AWESOME, the writers did a good job of not making the kills so predictable. The LAST person i expected to take out Ashur was Naevia. And Lucretia with the baby, that one hurt.



I thought for sure Gannicus was gonna die trying to save Anameus, but they flipped it.



It was a fitting end to another great season. 10 episodes a season is not enough.
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Wow! what an incredible ending to the season! im glad the producers gave the viewers what we want to see! i hope the series ends here, i don't see it possible for spartacus and gang to take down rome itself..
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! Gonna miss all the characters who got killed, good and bad, excellent acting guys, thank you all for a hell of a show !! Unbelievable... PS. Why do I still have the feeling we've not seen the last of Lucretia? Hmmm .....
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lol ya, there is always the afterlife
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sooooo pissed lucretia is dead......snif*....Love that Agron is still alive :)
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Loved the finale and it definitely had its twists, i just want to know one thing: did Illythia die or was she unconscious?
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I think she just fainted in awe of what she had just witnessed!!
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Well, since it was confirmed by Deknight (read earlier comments)... yep, she's history.
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I read the interview and it doesn't mention that Illythia is dead.
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http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/03/30/spartacus-finale-spoilers-died/2/#disqus_thread
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So sad to hear that about Illythia....definitely my favourite character.
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Somehow I knew that Mira will be killed off. But it's more good than bad, because now show has more place to develope. Best finale ever.
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What a great finish once again! The Walking Dead could learn a thing or two from this show on how to end a season properly...
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I so love this show and incredibly sad to see the characters I love or love to hate be a distant memory in coming seasons. Actors for season 3 have big shoes to fill. The Spartacus series has some of the best season finales ever, be interesting to see how season 3 will be without some of these, well, most of the main characters now gone, I think it was a mistake to kill so many but I am a fan for life.



I really don't think Illythia is dead, she has suffered the same wound as Lucretia. Her last scene her eyes didn't look dead but more of a sense of loss, will see.
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Well, considering they were able to kill off in my opinion the show's best antagonist, Batiatus, as well as Varro, Barca, and Good Solonius without so much as a blink, then introduce a character as strong as Gannicus WHILE replacing Liam for the lead role and never once missing a step...I don't think they'll have too much trouble filling those shoes. This show's strength are its characters, and by extension, the brilliant writers.
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Couldn't be more angry that Lucretia, MIra, and Illythia are gone. Honestly Mira I'm most angry about because c'mon...it's Mira. All of the leading ladies gone means that Neavia is here to stay because she's the only girl left, and if she dies Crixus would kill himself with her. I wish Oenemaus took the Egyptian down with him instead of Gannicus doing it, but whatevs I guess. Don't know who will step up to the bad guy plate next season, but I can't wait. Also so happy Agron is still alive. Who's with me on that?
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Who knows, Illythia might come back with a bad belly wound, having become crazy. The new Lucretia so to speak :) Let's see.
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Really bummed out that Oenomaus died and so early but according to the supposed history he did die early. I would've preferred if Gannicus had died instead. The worst however, was killing ashur. I strongly believe that was a mistake. The show isn't interesting without him, so in all with this finale, i didn't like it.
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??? the Finale was awesome and ashur met a very fitting end!
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Good finale, but I think that's the end for me. I love HOW Lucretia went out, but I don't think I'll enjoy a season without Lucretia and Illythia.
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Fantastic finale. It literally had me jumping up and down in my living room screaming KILL HIM! at the TV.
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Loved it, loved it, loved it, kept me on my toes.

And Liam did a brilliant job, nuff said.



Btw, hopefully next season will get closer to the base material: the book, I loved it. There is hope for that yet because Sparty said something on the lines of: "Now we gather/build an army" and that ventures more to the book area. Fingers grossed!!
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Gratitudes upon you, Seth!

By the gods, what a finale, what a show!!! E.PIC. I still see myself struck by the sheer insanity of beheading, skull crushing, empaling, stabbing, slashing and cutting babys out of their mother's wombs ...

And no I wouldn't have ordered the scenes differently.

Mira and Onomaeus will be dearly missed but there is no such thing to say about the vile ones...

Ashur and Glaber are not easy to replace, though. Formidable villains, a joy to hate. As such I already miss Lucretia and Illythia ... pretty little schemers they were.

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The answer to your question: No.
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what a great finale! all deaths were awesome but for me Lucretia death was the best .It was really artistic , the motive behind it is not vengince like others but the huge need for a baby . maybe i like it most because it was free of blood effects cause i kinda use to this effects in every death scene :P
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Ashur and Glaber's where the best.. Mira and Oenemaus where the saddest (of course) but none surpassed the face-off death of the dude on episode 7 "Sacramentum" at the hands of Spartacus. That been said this season was superb in spite of the fact that we got a new Spartacus and I think he did fill the enormous shoes left by Andy.. So as I read on a comment below by user DinChild ". Andy and Liam are Spartacus."
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i would do but she has a web cam (i dont) and i cant pose as good as that. pity about that dude though. MILF haha
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stop spamming!
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Fuck your classmate's aunt and her laptop. That's what she gets for not working those corners.
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I'm really sorry Oenomaus died :(



Hope Illythia bleed to death
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It was the way "Vengeance" had to end.



Yes, it sad that so many villains bite the big one during the finale, but, let's face it, a whole lot of them had to die. For instance, Glaber could NOT survive this series, unless DeKnight and his team would have called it "Redemption" or "How to Survive Like a Cockroach"! It was called "Vengeance", and, since the gladiator's biggest beef was with that pompous ass, the wannabe Cesar had to get kill, and get kill he did - you know you've made it crystal clear to a guy that you want him dead when YOU DEEPTHROATED A SWORD THROUGH HIS MOUTH. 'Couldn't have happen to a more deserving douche...



The death of Asher sucked more for me (the man was such a weasel, it was a marvel, watching him double-dealing and constantly getting always with murder), but, once again, that was inevitable - everybody perfectly knew who he was, nobody trusted him, and, at the end, everybody straight-up hated him. Compelling villain, but, in the end, this was written in stone.



The other deaths, though... I guess they all make sense, but I'm just not happy about it. Take Mira's - her 'raison d'tre' was, essentially, to be Spartacus's conscience and, more importantly, his screw-buddy. When that part of their relationship end, I can see why her presence wouldn't be necessary anymore. My problem about it is, even though she was a very compelling character, you really didn't know much about Mira, except that you was a capable archer and that she really, REALLY wanted to have Spart's babies. It would have been really interesting to see how she would be like without a quasa-boyfriend around... but we'll never know now. Oenomaus's demise is even harder to accept, although, once again, we should have seen it coming. In essence, his storyline was pretty much done the moment he forgave Gannicus and start calling him brother again. But who else will be able to eloquently back Spartacus during one of his speeches? I know all the other gladiators can train their forthcoming new recruits properly, but can anyone train them better than Oenomaus, a proven champion-maker? And, most importantly... CAN WE HAVE A MAIN BLACK CHARACTER THAT DOESN'T DIE DURING THIS SERIES??? Seriously, I really thought Peter Mensah was untouchable because, well, he's Oenomaus and the show needs so diversity... 'guess I was wrong! And that suck, 'cause you know that, if there ever going to be a new main supporting black character on this show, it will have to be a gladiator (black Romans sounds pretty damn cool, though...), and none of them will be as awesome of Oenomaus.



The deaths of Lucretia and maybe even Illythia (the jury is still out on this one)... That's not cool. They brought back Lucy out of the depth of hell just so she can completely lose it at the very end and sacrifice her best friend's baby? I don't know about that... you could argue that such an outcome would be possible during the first two episodes of the season, but afterward, she was of sounded mind... or so I thought. As for Ilithya.... THIS SERIES NEED HOT GIRLS!!! Katrina Law's gone, Lucy Lawless' gone (unless they pull out the mother of all Mulligan!), Ilithya's hot-as-hell slave girl (yeah, I saw you, baby...), gone... please don't take away OUR Viva Bianca, DeKnight! We need her!!! Yes, if she survives, she'll definitely be coo-coo for Coco-Puff, but a pant-crapping crazy Ilithya is better than no Ilithya at all, especially in the wake of so many hotties's departure.So we're good, right Steven - Viva is going nowhere, correct? Thanks man - we all needed that.



God, what a fantastic final. Can't wait for the next series. And last, but not least: we will always love Andy, but, in my book, Liam is now most definitely Spartacus. Great job, mate.
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Superb!!



and it does appear Illythia has left the building, a fellow fan has shared some info!
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Yeah... I saw the comment below... not happy about it.



I really hope this isn't the last time we hear from Viva Bianca.
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Great finale! This show is one of the best on TV. I am going to miss Ashur and Oenomaus, sad to see them die. Can't wait for the next season.
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Loving the fans comments!! This show deserves all this love and much more!!
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Great episode. I expected Mira to die, but not within the first few minutes, that caught me off guard. Ashur's death is kind of bittersweet. Just a character that you love to hate, but glad he is gone. Lucretia going off the cliff was incredible, I was 99.9% sure she was taking the baby for herself. Congrats Spartacus on a great second season.
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Loved the finale. It wasn't as good as Kill Them All, but it was a very close 2nd.



Lucretia's death surprised me. I thought for sure she wanted to keep the baby for herself, so I didn't expect that.



I will always love Andy as Spartacus, but Liam did an excellent job. I was never disappointed.
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"Libertus" was for this season what "Kill Them all" was for "Blood and Sand", so I couldn't agree more with you.
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Mira.....:(
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All of the deaths made sense from a story point. Some characters had to die in order for the show to follow history (Glaber and Doctore), some had to die in order to advance the story and some charters had really just run their course (Ashur and Lucretia). Saying that, I still wasn't happy with the way Illithia or Mira died, they deserved better.
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we saw Illythia pass out , we don't know if she is dead
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Thought the same, but she was dying and in the end her eyes opened a bit with a dead glare - but who knows ...
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It was confirmed by DeKnight that she died.
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