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Spartacus: Vengeance – Chosen Path Recap

Spoiler Alert. Spoiler Alert! #Spoiler Alert – You’ve been warned, spoilers lie ahead, so don’t come crying to me because I don’t want to hear it.     I stated in my previous recap that Libertus was hands down my favorite episode of Vengenace up to that point. While that still remains true, Chosen Path is easily one of the most important and pivotal episodes of the series. To say that Ashur makes a bold move couldn’t be more of an understatement. Similarly, Glaber unleashes the type of malice he’s always been capable of but never before had the motivation to do. Lest we not forget, this episode marks the moment I’ve been waiting for since it was first announced that Gannicus would be in Vengeance; Gannicus and Spartacus finally fight!         One of my favorite moments in Chosen Path is when Ashur is forced to pick up a sword and back up his words. Ashur, in an attempt to educate Glaber on why he’s been woefully unsuccessful at taking down Spartacus, brazenly points out to Glaber that his soldiers are not skilled enough to deal with Spartacus and his army of gladiators. Ashur cautions that even outnumbered 3-to-1, Glaber’s soldiers still don’t…

Spartacus: Vengeance – Libertus Recap

Spoiler Alert. Spoiler Alert! #Spoiler Alert – You’ve been warned, spoilers lie ahead, so don’t come crying to me because I don’t want to hear it.  Episode V, Libertus, is hands down my favorite episode of the season, thus far. Spartacus and his dysfunctional band of rebels have been terrorizing the Roman Empire with guerrilla tactics and bold assaults, but none have been so ballsy as what they do in Libertus. I enjoyed Libertus for so many reasons; one being that it marks the return of Gannicus, who was my favorite character in Gods of the Arena, Cossutius learns what it’s like to be forcibly penetrated, and Glaber gets his world turned upside down. Just to name a few great moments. Upon learning that their captured brothers, Crixus, Onememous, and Rhaskos, are not only still alive but have been sentenced to be executed within the arena they once fought upon, Spartacus decides to crank shit up to 11. Despite their dwindling numbers and being faced with overwhelming opposition, they do the unexpected; attack the arena, rescue their imprisoned comrades, and put on a pyrotechnics display, the likes of which the Roman Empire has never before seen.

Spartacus: Vengeance – Recap (Part II)

Spoiler Alert. Spoiler Alert! #Spoiler Alert – You’ve been warned, spoilers lie ahead, so don’t come crying to me because I don’t want to hear it.  Spartacus: Vengeance forges ahead with an orgy of blood, sex and raw passion. Episode 4, Empty Hands, is a very solid episode with a few gems sprinkled here and there. While it doesn’t rank as one of my favorite episodes it has several scenes which are not only memorable but damn entertaining. In no particular order, here are my favorite moments.

Spartacus: Vengeance – Recap (Part I) *NSFW*

Spoiler Alert. Spoiler Alert! #Spoiler Alert – You’ve been warned, spoilers lie ahead, so don’t come crying to me because I don’t want to hear it. Boobs. Blood. And more gay sex then you can shake a stick at. That’s right, the Stars original series Spartacus is back! When we last saw Spartacus he was elbow deep in the blood of his enemies. He had just slaughtered his former master, Batiatus, and countless other bastards en route to freedom. Despite toppling the House of Batiatus and draining it of its life liquid, Spartacus’s blood lust is only beginning. He’s out for vengeance; hence this season’s subtitle. Spartacus has his sights set on Glaber, the Roman commander and all around asshole who’s responsible for kidnapping Spartacus and his wife and selling them into slavery.

Walking Dead: Beside the Dying Fire(Season Finale) – Recap

Spoiler Alert. Spoiler Alert! #Spoiler Alert – You’ve been warned, spoilers lie ahead, so don’t come crying to me because I don’t want to hear it.    Well reader, it only took me a few weeks longer to finish this than I had originally anticipated. So without further delay, here’s my recap for The Walking Dead: Season Finale – Beside the Dying Fire. Maybe I’ll manage to put these recaps out in a timely manner when Season 3 rolls around. Probably not, but here’s hoping. Before I delve into the season finale, I’ll recap the important events that you may have missed if you’re just joining us. Sophia’s Dead. Dale’s Dead. Shane’s Dead. The good news is, Randal’s dead too. Any questions?   Don’t get too torn up, they’ll be having company soon… 

Saturday Night Live: Sofia Vergara/One Direction

  Last Saturday was Sofia’s debut as host of the long-running Saturday Night Live show. How did she fare? Sadly it was a disappointing episode, but Sofia is not to blame. She did pretty good for her first time on hosting duties. The real culprit was the writing. It was sub-par at best, which is sad seeing as they did better with Lindsay Lohan’s episode, of all people!  

Walking Dead: Better Angels – Recap

Spoiler Alert. Spoiler Alert! #Spoiler Alert – You’ve been warned, spoilers lie ahead, so don’t come crying to me because I don’t want to hear it.   In Judge, Jury, Executioner we learned a very valuable lesson; a bullet to the head is not a cure for being torn apart at the torso. If only that lesson had been learned sooner, perhaps Dale would still be among us… Although Dale is now gone, he’s not forgotten. As Better Angels begins, Rick is giving a eulogy honoring their fallen friend. Rick states the obvious, that Dale’s the type of guy who could get under your skin. Probably not the best choice of words given that the walker that fatally wounded Dale literally got under his skin. Rick goes onto say something about Dale being courageous, blah, blah, blah as their graveyard adds its fourth unfortunate soul. Dale’s eulogy is juxtaposed with Shane, Andrea, Daryl and T-dog ripping into some walkers who didn’t abide by the “No Trespassing” sign. Those walkers were feasting on some unfortunate creature, probably a cow or something. Oh, what better way to grieve than to stab a walker through the brain with a pitchfork or practice your…

Walking Dead: Judge, Jury, Executioner – Recap

Spoiler Alert. Spoiler Alert! #Spoiler Alert – You’ve been warned, spoilers lie ahead, so don’t come crying to me because I don’t want to hear it.   Judge, Jury, Executioner marks the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. Dramatic much? Well, that’s certainly how Dale felt as he attempts to convince the group to preserve their humanity and not execute Randall. Ah yes, Randall. Randall’s really been the gift that keeps on giving ever since Rick, Hershel, and Glenn rescued him back in Nebraska. It’s become painfully obvious that he wasn’t worth the trouble and they should have left his dumb ass impaled on that gate spike.