And now for 2.06 Chosen Path.
So, Seppius is dead, if you hadn’t caught on yet.
Actually, I’m taking it much better than I thought I would. I knew something bad for Seppius/Seppia was coming before I watched the episode, and thanks to Beast of the Sea, had good reason to expect Seppius would die before the season was out.
It just sucks.
I think “very disappointing” would suffice as my commentary for this episode. Probably for the season as well, though that remains to be seen.
But I don’t know, it’s like they want me to hate this show now. The list of developments that I have been against since the show began – let’s just say that list ain’t short. Obviously there are things I like too, or else I wouldn’t be watching it. But the ratio – the ratio is not looking good right now. The ratio might be near tipping after this suckfest of an episode.
For Jupiter’s sake, Seppius: DO YOU SEE THOSE EYES? Shake the man’s hand. Give him what he wants.
And can I just say that black is Viva Bianca’s color? I’m really going to enjoy her wearing black dresses all the time. Apparently she’s not supposed to bathe either, but Glaber didn’t think much of that tradition, and I’m with him on that. I was impressed with how sad Ilithyia is. She thinks the gods are punishing her for trying to abort her child by taking her father. It’s only a punishment if she loved her father. It’s nice to know she’s got a heart in there somewhere.
I liked that a lot. He felt bad about his wife hurting. She’s very lucky she’s pregnant, though, because if she wasn’t, I’m not sure what he would do to her. Hopefully the rest of her pregnancy should give her some time to wear him down.
Apparently Mercato was a long time family friend. And I’ve thought from the start that this supposed beloved cousin Sextus was just a lot of talk, but now I’m starting to think that he really was beloved.
Lucretia mentions the loss of her husband. Which made go, “Awww.” It was nice to hear Batiatus mentioned by her.
However, Seppia caught on to what Lucretia and Ilithyia were doing with lightning speed. I was astounded at how quick she picked up on their little manipulation. It reminded me of the first episode, and how smart she seemed to be. I’m glad, because like I mentioned, in 2.04 it seemed a bit like Seppius was manipulating her and I didn’t like that. I knew she was supposed to be smart and see through stuff like that, so this reminder was something I appreciated.
Seppia says that her brother can be quite stubborn. (“His passions when set are not easily moved.” Double meaning?)
Especially when Glaber came out and started batting his eyelashes at her. (“You’re a ray of light in a house mired in shadow.”) Yeah, Seppia’s little crush on Glaber is back in full force and she’s got the giggles to prove it.
Glaber steps on Seppius’ throat and suffocates while telling him that he has noticed his affection for his little sister, and that she will be safe under his roof. With his hands “to comfort her in days to come.” Oh boy.
And Seppius’ death is ugly – his eyes fill with blood – pretty freaky stuff.
They could have at least given us a few more scenes between Seppius and Seppia. This is not just. Can we sue someone? I want to sue someone.
I want my damn incest, OK?
But take heart fellow shippers – we were lucky to have been able to ship Seppius and Seppia, even if that boat floats no more.
And Seppius died with her name on his lips. HE LOVED HER SO MUCH.
And, well, on this show, one half of all my favorite relationships are dead already. I’m used to it.
Gannicus and Melitta? Melitta’s dead.
Spartacus and Varro? Varro’s dead.
Spartacus and Aurelia? Aurelia’s dead.
Lucretia and Batiatus? Batiatus is dead.
Agron and Duro? Duro’s dead.
Glaber and Marcus? Marcus is dead.
Seppia and Seppius? Seppius is dead.
The only existing relationships that interest me are Spartacus and Ilithyia (and there’s been nothing on that front since 2.02) and Ilithyia and Glaber.
Fail, show. Big stinking fail.
(Although, there was one moment in this episode where Glaber was talking about his child and his heir and Ilithyia was looking down at the ground. Could be a hint, eh?)
Glaber is out of control. Glaber: you can’t just kill everyone you don’t like. That’s not the way the world works. But I still love you. I don’t like you, but I love you. Still. Even though you killed Aurelia. Even though you killed Seppius.
Of course I don’t approve of his methods, but Glaber, despite being out of his mind, was badass in this episode. He’s really stepped up his game. And I loved what he threw in about Seppia as Seppius was dying, even though Seppius didn’t deserve it. If Seppius had been a true enemy, that would have been pretty awesome. As it was, just a low blow.
I’m really going to miss Seppius. I’m not sad as much as disappointed about what I won’t be getting from this show. But I will definitely miss him, and not just because of Seppia. I’d rather Seppia was dead – I probably wouldn’t miss her. (I don’t really like her, honestly. Not on her own.) I like the way Tom Hobbs says “Spartacus”. I’m going to miss that most of all.
Nice, show. Really nice.
On the plus side, I probably won’t be doing entries anymore on this show since there’s nothing to do entries about, so I’ve got some free time coming up. I might do something on next week’s episode, depending on how Seppia behaves. I’m going to feel cheated if she’s anything less than brokenhearted. She was crying about Mercato for f—k’s sake.
I don’t know where they are going with her.