Yay! Someone thinks like me! I *heart* you fellow anonymous poster. Kidding aside was there anything hotter than THAT!?! not to me it wasn't. I went weak in the knees when he just grabbed her once she said "and company less desired" and kissed her properly. I have to give that to the Thracian he is nothing if not thorough.
You are definitely not alone in this regard Strider.....
While I understand the lack of intimate moments between Laeta and Spartacus (just not enough time), what we got was really intense. Their one and only love scene was short and very hot, but sometimes less is more. But, oh how I would have enjoyed seeing more. h
The Illythia and Spartacus scene in Season 1 was awesome as well, but I think Laeta gives Illythia a run for her money in the sexy girlfriend category. And the difference between these 2 scenes, with Illythia, Spartacus was commanded, with Laeta, Spartacus wanted it. He was attracted to her physically, and probably respected her for will to stand up to him, even in chains and her obvious sharp mind. I think there was real potential for some hot stuff with Laeta....but alas it is not to be. Damn Starz....just 1 more season...that's all I ask. *sigh*
I am nodding my head right now, planning shamelessly to view the scene later on once I drink my coffee. You should see my ridiculous self LOL
And he did show respect for her. Basically was willing to split his rebel army over that argument in Sinuessa, about the civil Roman prisoners. He did believe that those prisoners of war should not be killed but what truly won me over was the fact that when he was questioned by Crixus and Naevia on the streets of the city, and pressed to execute them he specifically says: "I gave Laeta my word. It will not be broken!" There... he could have stomped all over my heart in that moment and I would have still cheered for him!