Just when you thought things on Spartacus couldn’t get any hotter, audiences were gifted by show producers with Dustin Clare. He is a new face in this part of the world but after his talented introduction via Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, I have a feeling he is someone we will be re-visiting quite soon.
Yesterday we featured an interview from TV Guide when they had the chance to speak to Manu Bennett who stars as one of the original hot boy of Capua, Crixus to get a little insight on tonights finale. Now they have put up a video of Clare, who plays Gannicus in this prequel talking about potential happenings.
It has become quite a ritual for my friend Jose and I to discuss the intricacies of nearly every scene from season one and the prequel to try to hash out what is going to go down every week. We have lots of theories so let’s start off first with Dustin’s words about tonights wrap up and we can move forward from there.
“There’s a lot [of people involved],” he explained. “It varies [but] it took us around eight days to film. It was a huge endeavour and it’s definitely the biggest action sequence we’ve ever put together on Spartacus.”
As Jose says, “This is going to be a battle royal!” But who will emerge with their lives is yet to be seen. All along we assumed that Gannicus would have to die so that Crixus could emerge as the champion of the House of Batiatus. But after seeing episode five of the prequel we see what actually transpired and that our beloved Gannicus might live to see the light of season two following the words of most historians who name him as one of the commanders of the Gladiator War.
So what will happen to Gannicus? We know that he does fight for the House of Batiatus in the final battle so I don’t think he is sold Tullius. To look for clues, we have been re-watching much of season one and if I can take you guys back to episode eight when Segovax (dude with the big penis!) had a conversation with brothers Duro and Agron in their cell with an unnamed slave who later dies during practice.
After watching Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) walk past, Duro comments about how such a puny man is the champion of Capua. To which his brother Agron agrees and suggests that the legend of what went down was probably just exaggerated.
Segovax reminds them of how the gods honored Spartacus with rain after a prolonged drought after beating Theokoles in the arena and says, “Spartacus is a man to be held as an example. The slave ignites the arena, one day the flame shall set him free.” At this point, the unnamed slave says something pretty interesting.
I witnessed such a thing. The roar of the crowd demanding a gladiator be granted freedom for his showing in the arena.”
Could this seemingly small character hold the key to what happens to Gannicus during tonights episode? I’m keeping my eyes on the crowd and searching for a glimpse of him to confirm my cocky hero will make it out alive!
His freedom could explain the complete absence of the character in season one and will tie him in for season two.
Furthermore, I don’t feel like Oenomaus (Peter Mensah) ever finds out about his best friend/brother Gannicus’s affair with his beloved wife Melitta. During season one he is shown still mourning her as if he knows nothing of what went down. Had he known I doubt he would still hold her in such high regard.
So do you guys think I’m way off? I’d love to hear your thoughts on tonights finale!
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