Seppia: Vengeance, and Spartacus/Ilithyia!

Well, I thought my little series on Spartacus: Vengeance needed some closure.

Firstly, the entries in that series: 2.01, 2.02, 20.4/2.04/2.05, 2.06

The truth is that I was a little disappointed by Seppia’s alleged mourning in the episode that followed Seppius’ death. She was clearly saddened, and one or two scenes showed her with tears in her eyes. But she was in bed with Glaber before the episode was over, and I just felt like there could have been a lot more to it. Granted, I’m not actually sure how much time had passed. We didn’t see the moment where she first found out – I’m fairly certain that we skipped several days if not more. But it would have been nice to see.

She does show a certain desire for vengeance:

However, I couldn’t have complained too much, because the episode itself was fantastic in other respects. Like I’ve said – Spartacus giveth and Spartacus taketh away.

This all went down in 2.07 Sacramentum.

On to 2.08 Balance. Seppia is regularly in Glaber’s bed by now, and trying to convince him to let the rebels kill Ilithyia, saying that they’ll help each other get over their grief. She’s ready to move in on blondie’s territory. Glaber seems surprisingly affectionate towards her.

Lucretia knows that Glaber is a loose canon and up to no good, but she’s finally able to prove it when she finds Seppius’ snake bracelet among Ashur’s things. After Seppia spends the entire episode working against Lucretia’s efforts to save Ilithyia and bring Varinius back into the picture, Lucretia finally has had enough and tells Seppia the truth.

And then whoa. Watch out. Because Seppia does not take the news well. The framing gets all crazy as we see her taking in the information, a definite sign of upheaval.

And then, perhaps even better, we see Glaber and Seppia in the bath together, and Seppia’s got murder in her eyes. Oh boy.

So at least we know that Seppia’s outrage over her brother’s unjust and cold-blooded murder outweighs her desire to see herself settled with Glaber.

And new episode tonight! Only two left.

As I mentioned, there was a time when I was rooting for Glaber against certain parties. But now I’d like to see Seppia overcome her shyness in taking life and eviscerate that man.


Looking back, I realized I never capped off this story. It has been a few years, but if I remember correctly, Seppia attempts to kill Glaber in the bath but he overcomes her and kills her. She went out getting vengeance for Seppius. I like it. They were both thinking of each other as they died. It makes up for her lukewarm grief in the earlier episode.

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2 Responses to Seppia: Vengeance, and Spartacus/Ilithyia!

  1. Sparky says:

    I had resigned myself to either Seppius or Seppia dying the minute the characters were introduced. It seemed almost too good to be true, honestly. I was sad when Seppius died, mainly because I liked him better of the two. That aside, I’m really really glad Seppia isn’t going to let this slide. At least from the looks of it, she won’t.

    • Shipcestuous says:

      Yeah, with any incest storyline there’s a fairly good chance that one or both of them are going to die. And if you watch Spartacus then you know that there’s a fairly good chance that any character will die at any time. So the outlook was not good for Seppius or Seppia, though I still take issue with how quickly they killed Seppius off and how little they showed us of their relationship. I also liked Seppius better than Seppia, particularly after her behavior in this episode. But I am also really glad that she’s going to – from the looks of it – actively seek vengeance for her brother’s murder.

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