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The Bitter End 

Batiatus mourns the death of his father and blames Tullius for all that has befallen them. Gannicus pushes Batiatus to complete his sale to Tullius so that he may seek revenge for the House... See full summary »


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Steven S. DeKnight, Steven S. DeKnight (created by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Hannah ... Batiatus
Manu Bennett ... Crixus
Peter Mensah ... Oenomaus
Dustin Clare ... Gannicus
Nick E. Tarabay ... Ashur (as Nick E Tarabay)
Lucy Lawless ... Lucretia
Craig Walsh-Wrightson ... Solonius
Lesley-Ann Brandt ... Naevia
Antonio Te Maioha ... Barca
Stephen Lovatt ... Tullius
Shane Rangi ... Dagan
Gareth Williams Gareth Williams ... Vettius
Jessica Grace Smith ... Diona
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Gnaeus (as Raycho Vasilev)
Ioane King Ioane King ... Rhaskos


Batiatus mourns the death of his father and blames Tullius for all that has befallen them. Gannicus pushes Batiatus to complete his sale to Tullius so that he may seek revenge for the House of Batiatus but Solonius counsels caution and a more sensible, if final, solution. Solonius protects his own position as well, however. Naevia replaces Melitta and Lucretia promises that no man will ever touch her as happened to Diona, who makes an unexpected return. The new arena is complete and the games begin. The gladiators of the House of Batiatus emerge triumphant with Crixus and Gannicus wanting to face each other in the primus. Written by garykmcd

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Oenomaus: [Oenomaus presents Gannicus with the Rudius] You have earned the Rudius. Proof you no longer stand a slave.
Gannicus: [Gannicus studies the Rudius] A lifetime of blood.
Oenomaus: And victory. It lifts troubled heart to see my brother gain his freedom. Mellita would have been proud.
Gannicus: Oenomaus. She loved you. Above all others.
Oenomaus: The thought shall keep me warm... until I join her in the afterlife.
Gannicus: And I shall me you both there.
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The timing is right/ripe (2019) for another trip back to Ancient Rome with another series like Spartacus Gods Of The Arena!
22 May 2019 | by metropolitansalesSee all my reviews

The producers would have been happy to keep the franchise alive and the actors were all onboard. No one knows what happened. There were plenty of scripts around. Enough for 2 additional seasons of Gladiators and Roman politics. The invasion of Britain was discussed and the war with Carthage and Hannibal was a possible. But in the end everyone went home due to lack of interest by the big companies. Are Gladiators now second to Game Thrones & dragon type stuff? That'll pass, just like the vampire craze did in 2017, and soon the Walking Dead (any Zombies vs living people stuff) interest will fade as well. That's why now would be a great time to bring back Ancient rome & galdiator type series.

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