Watch the First Episode of Spartacus: Vengeance (VIDEO)

You could wait until this Friday night to watch the first episode of Spartacus: Vengeance, "Fugitivus," but you know the idiom "patience is a virtue" is for old people without high-speed internet. Starz has released the first episode of the second season of its blood-and-boobs drama (third if you count the spin-off prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena), and it's currently available to watch online before its broadcast premiere this Friday.

This is your first look at Liam McIntyre as Spartacus. McIntyre is taking over for Andy Whitfield, who passed away after a battle with cancer last year at the age of 39. Vengeance sees Spartacus and his band of rebels fighting against the Romans.

And now you can watch the episode right here. Click play, pop that sucker into full-screen mode, enjoy the gore, and come back in an hour to let us know what you thought. (Warning: Video contains mature content that may not be suitable for all ages, which is another way of saying it's awesome.)

Pretty macho stuff, no? Spartacus: Vengeance premieres Friday, January 27 at 10pm on Starz.

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