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* Naevia in the penultimate episode shows exactly why [[TheDogBitesBack Lucretia should have kept her as an ally]]. Lucretia vindictively beats her for somehow 'stealing' Crixus from her. Naevia is all too happy to retort that Crixus never loved Lucretia, and his regular sleeping with her was entirely an act because he was her slave. Sure what Lucretia [[TraumaticHaircut does next]] isn't pretty, but it's satisfying to see her brought down a peg.
** Naevia again when she's being escorted out of the ludus. She tells Oenomaus just how Barca died, solidifying that he joins the revolt in the next episode.


** When Crassus and his troops investigate the breach, they are met with spears and are forced to retreat. Whilst they are escaping Crixus boasts "The mighty Crassus shows f*cking arse as he FLEES from us!", followed by triumphant jeers from the Rebels.

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** When Crassus and his troops investigate the breach, they are met with spears and are forced to retreat. Whilst they are escaping Crixus boasts "The mighty Crassus shows f*cking fucking arse as he FLEES from us!", followed by triumphant jeers from the Rebels.


'''Numerius''': Varro?!? He deserved to die. He was nothing...

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'''Numerius''': Varro?!? He deserved to die. He was nothing...\\


** Crixus launching Spartacus into the balcony, kick-starting the GladiatorRevolt.

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** Crixus launching Spartacus into the balcony, kick-starting the GladiatorRevolt. Especially since Crixus had been opposed to Spartacus up to that point. . . not because of their rivalry, but because while Spartacus wanted revenge for the woman he loved on Batiatus, Crixus thinks the only thing ''he'' can do for the woman ''he'' loves is to fight in the Arena and win his freedom, then save Naevia. But Crixus was drugged to ensure he'd lose to Spartacus, showing him rebellion was the only way. Doubly so as it's a CallBack to how Spartacus became "The Bringer of Rain." Then, Spartacus launched off a severely-injured Crixus' shield to deliver the deathblow to Theokoles. Now, the drugged and weakened Crixus just grips his shield in a specific way, gives Spartacus a meaningful look, and catapults him to the balcony above the training ground and into the unprotected villa.



-->'''Aurelia''': Was it yours? The small little voice? Did it form the words that robbed Varro of life?
-->'''Numerius''': Varro?!? He deserved to die. He was nothing...
-->'''Aurelia''': What did you know of the man? That he would sing to his child, sleeping in his arms? Or kiss the tear from my cheek, when I was of a mood? Did you know the father? The husband? (''she caresses Numerius's face'') He was not a perfect man. But he was mine. He was MINE!!!! (''she stabs him repeatedly with a knife'') [[PunctuatedPounding HE WAS MINE!!! HE WAS MINE!!! HE WAS MINE!!! MINE!!! MINE!!!!]]

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-->'''Aurelia''': --->'''Aurelia''': Was it yours? The small little voice? Did it form the words that robbed Varro of life?
-->'''Numerius''':
life?\\
'''Numerius''':
Varro?!? He deserved to die. He was nothing...
-->'''Aurelia''': '''Aurelia''': What did you know of the man? That he would sing to his child, sleeping in his arms? Or kiss the tear from my cheek, when I was of a mood? Did you know the father? The husband? (''she caresses Numerius's face'') He was not a perfect man. But he was mine. He was MINE!!!! (''she stabs him repeatedly with a knife'') [[PunctuatedPounding HE WAS MINE!!! HE WAS MINE!!! HE WAS MINE!!! MINE!!! MINE!!!!]]

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*** The capture of the city in the aforementioned episode is a huge CMOA for the Roman Legions. For much of the show, the Romans have been shown as losing easily to Spartacus's force in a melee and only winning with technology like catapults and overwhelming numbers. In this siege, the Romans didn't need to bring all the fancy stuff and didn't need to send swarms and swarms of troops that get slaughtered to over-run the slaves. The first unit that enters the city quickly overwhelms the Gladiators including main characters like Naevia and with a quick aggressive march, they cut down the gladiators. For the first time the true power of Roman formations and tactics is shown and the portrayal perfectly explains to the viewers why Rome dominated the known Western world.
****Equally awesome is the fact for the first time nameless Roman soldiers are able to fight as equals to gladiators in single combat during parts of the siege with some of them even taking multiple gladiators out surprisingly fast 1-on-1 until the main characters come as reinforcements. A complete reversal of the end of Vengeance and early parts of War of the Damned where even an unnamed gladiator was shown easily killing lots of Romans including centurions. It is the perfect example of just how hardcore Crassus's army is and how much of a hardass the badass general is.

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** Just as equally awesome is seeing the proud and individualistic Crixus finally giving in and cooperating alongside Spartacus (who he hates so much at this point) to take down Theokoles in coordinated attacks, giving Spartacus the opportunity to land a fatal blow. It foreshadows just their upcoming powerful friendship and just how important Crixus will be in Spartacus's rebellion.

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* The very first fight in the series. In a mass battle between Thracians and Getae, Spartacus's insane skill is established as he hacks Getae after Getae apart. The entire series's tone is established as blood spills all around, arms and legs are cut, soldiers are disemboweled with their intestines falling out, beheading are done, and so much more brutal stuff.


* Solonius putting up one heck of a fight against Spartacus despite his old age. Right before he dies, [[GoOutWithASmile he bursts into laughter]]. Because Spartacus agrees with him that the wrong villain is being executed this day, and assures him that Batiatus will join him soon.

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* Solonius putting up one heck of a fight against Spartacus despite his old age. Right before he dies, [[GoOutWithASmile he bursts into laughter]]. Because Spartacus agrees with him that the wrong villain is being executed this day, and assures him that Batiatus will join him soon. According to WordOfGod, Solonius was originally planned to die like a coward by trying to flee - but the actor's [[ClarkKentOutfit good physique]] led to them giving him this moment.


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* Mira gets a downplayed one in "Whore". Lucretia essentially sends her to be raped by Spartacus and threatens her with AFateWorseThanDeath if he refuses her again. She cuts a deal with Spartacus instead, and when Lucretia asks if he accepted her - Mira simply responds [[ExactWords "he made many demands of me"]], already establishing that she has a duplicitous side.


* The montage at the end of the episode, complete with awesome Latin chanting and an image of the fallen. It ends with Liam [=McIntyre=] as usual....and then immediately cuts to Andy Whitfield screaming 'I AM SPARTACUS!'

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* The montage at the end of the episode, complete with awesome Latin chanting and an image of the fallen. It ends with Liam [=McIntyre=] Creator/LiamMcIntyre as usual....and then immediately cuts to Andy Whitfield Creator/AndyWhitfield screaming 'I AM SPARTACUS!'


* Episode 6 "Chosen Path" is one huge one for Ashur. He finally gets Glaber and his men to listen to his warnings not to underestimate the rebels by slaughtering Glaber's soldiers until they're too scared to approach him, then pointing out he was the ''weakest'' of the gladiators. He calls Lucretia out on her bullshit and rapes her, then travels and collects savage mercenaries to assemble.

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* Episode 6 "Chosen Path" is one huge one for Ashur. He finally gets Glaber and his men to listen to his warnings not to underestimate the rebels by slaughtering Glaber's soldiers until they're too scared to approach him, then pointing out he was the ''weakest'' of the gladiators. He calls Lucretia out on her bullshit and rapes her, bullshit, then travels and collects savage mercenaries to assemble.


** Spartacus hurls a spear at Glaber in a moment reminiscent of ''ThreeHundred''. Glader dodges it, but the spear cuts his cheek and kills [[AssholeVictim Cossutius]].

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** Spartacus hurls a spear at Glaber in a moment reminiscent of ''ThreeHundred''.''Film/ThreeHundred''. Glader dodges it, but the spear cuts his cheek and kills [[AssholeVictim Cossutius]].


** The fact that Lucretia gets a ''triple kill'' is pretty impressive too. She takes herself, a ''newborn baby'' and Ilithyia out all at the same time -- by giving Ilythia a C-Section and then '''throwing herself and the newborn baby off a cliff!'''

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** The fact that Lucretia gets a ''triple kill'' '''''triple kill''''' is pretty impressive too. She takes herself, a ''newborn baby'' and Ilithyia out all at the same time -- by giving Ilythia a C-Section and then '''throwing '''''throwing herself and the newborn baby off a cliff!'''
cliff!'''''
*** Hell, the fact that the only thing that can kill Lucretia is ''herself'' is rather awesome. People have tried, namely Ilythia and Crixus, but it takes Lucretia ''actively trying to kill herself'' to do it. And she does it in style.


* Lucretia outsmarting Ashur and effectively destroying him when he thought he'd won, using just a few choice words in the right ears and Seppius' bracelet. When Ashur realises (far too late) what's happened, it's a big OhCrap from him and serious CarthasisFactor for everyone else waiting to see the smug bastard trip himself up. It then leads to...

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* Lucretia outsmarting Ashur and effectively destroying him when he thought he'd won, using just a few choice words in the right ears and Seppius' bracelet. When Ashur realises (far too late) what's happened, it's a big OhCrap from him and serious CarthasisFactor CatharsisFactor for everyone else waiting to see the smug bastard trip himself up. It then leads to...



** Spartacus briefly fights the Egyptian, who up until then has bested everyone including Crixus and Oenomaus. The battle is very sort and one sided with Spartacus forcing the Egyptian to retreat.

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** Spartacus briefly fights the Egyptian, who up until then has bested everyone including Crixus and Oenomaus. The battle is very sort short and one sided with Spartacus forcing the Egyptian to retreat.


** Spartacus hurls a spear at Glaber in a moment reminiscent of ''ThreeHundred''. Glader dodges it, but the spear cuts his cheek and kills Cossutius.

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** Spartacus hurls a spear at Glaber in a moment reminiscent of ''ThreeHundred''. Glader dodges it, but the spear cuts his cheek and kills Cossutius.[[AssholeVictim Cossutius]].



* Naevia gelding and then decapitating Ashur. So many people had reason to want that guy dead, so it's nice that they managed to work out who should have priority.

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* Lucretia outsmarting Ashur and effectively destroying him when he thought he'd won, using just a few choice words in the right ears and Seppius' bracelet. When Ashur realises (far too late) what's happened, it's a big OhCrap from him and serious CarthasisFactor for everyone else waiting to see the smug bastard trip himself up. It then leads to...
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Naevia gelding and then decapitating Ashur. So many people had reason to want that guy dead, so it's nice that they managed to work out who should have priority.


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