Metal Arcade: Jason Bakker writes:
"Separate Paths" is a truly disappointing episode in Spartacus: War of the Damned's homestretch.
Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.
As we near the end of Spartacus' legendary war against the Romans, I've prepared myself for what was, I suppose, predetermined to become a pretty bleak ending to the rebels' story. That said, I wasn't sure exactly how close the show's writers would stick to history. I'm just going to come out and say it though - this was one of my least favorite Spartacus episodes ever. Yes, I knew that quite a few of the protagonists would likely soon meet their end, but the way that things went down this week left me both dumbfounded and quite livid. The writing in this episode was just horrendous. I love this show, as the scores I've given in my reviews this season will attest, but "Separate Paths"let me down greatly. 5.3/10