'Spartacus: Vengeance' finale -- did that actually just happen?

Lucy-Lawless-crazy-Lucretia.jpg"Spartacus: Vengeance" aired it's finale last night and fans are still reeling. No one is safe! If you haven't watched it yet, please stop here. You're going to get some major spoilers and believe us when we say, you do not want to miss seeing this live.

You've been warned. So, holy crap on a cracker! This may be a record for killing off major characters. "Spartacus" is always shocking and thrilling to watch, and there is always guaranteed to be buckets of blood, but this was insane! Major characters dying off everywhere, with Mira ( Katrina Law) dying in the first few minutes of the show.

The deaths clear the way for some new actors. They also leave us able to leave the ludus once and for all. After all, Lucretia ( Lucy Lawless) -- and we're warning you again to skip this if you haven't seen it -- threw herself off a cliff holding the baby she cut out of Ilythia ( Viva Bianca). (Producer Steven DeKnight tells us that Lawless knew this was her fate from the beginning.) Ashur (Nick Tarabay) got a death that was fitting, considering the fact that he's been all rapey this season. Poor, one-eyed Oneomaus ( Peter Mensah) went down in a blaze of glory (and is about to head over to "True Blood") Glaber ( Craig Parker) was finally taken down by Spartacus ( Liam McIntyre) in spectacular fashion, with a sword through the throat.

We expect to hear lots and lots of casting news about Season 3, since there is hardly anyone left! This may be one of the best finales of all time and we're dying to know how Season 3 can top it. What did you think of the episode? We know you've got opinions. Spill them below.
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