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Spartacus’ disgrace at surrendering to Crixus in the arena leads Batiatus to punish him by demoting the Thracian to fight in the “pits of the underworld,” a hellish, vicious subterranean battle arena where the crowds are frenzied and anything goes. When Naevia seemingly rejects Crixus’ necklace gift, he initially misunderstands the reason for her refusal, and continues his secretive sexual relationship with Batiatus’ wife. Meanwhile, the drought and Batiatus’ money problems continue, and Lucretia ends up selling her new emerald necklace at a loss in the markets. Spartacus somehow survives the pits, and despite losing Batiatus’ winnings, he regains the favour of his dominus after helping to foil an assassination attempt by two slaves, and is restored again to gladiator status.
After a poor showing in the Arena, Spartacus is consigned to the Pit, a place of pain and suffering.
Creators: Steven S. DeKnight
Director: Jesse Warn
Star Cast: Andy Whitfield, Liam McIntyre, John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Nick E. Tarabay, Craig Parker, Viva Bianca, Katrina Law, Erin Cummings, Jai Courtney, Dustin Clare, Jaime Murray, Marisa Ramirez, Dan Feuerriegel, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Brett Tucker, Pana Hema Taylor, Jenna Lind, Simon Merrells, Christian Antidormi, Todd Lasance, Anna Hutchison
Producer (s): Chloe Smith, Charles Knight, Aaron Lam
Cinematographer: Aaron Morton
Production House: DeKnight Productions, Starz Originals
Original network / Official Sites: Starz Media
Release Year: 12 February 2010 (USA)
Runtime: 50 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Language: English, German