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As the summer heat continues, enemies Spartacus and Crixus are commanded to take on an unbeaten champion named Theokoles, the “shadow of death”. Doctore, being the only warrior to have fought Theokoles and lived, is charged with preparing the two men for the drought-breaking primus, but receives little satisfaction from either man. Spartacus tries to find common ground with his arch-enemy but Crixus remains stalwartly opposed to sharing any of the glory. Meanwhile, after the visit of a fertility priestess, Lucretia is denied a chance to conceive as Crixus, distracted by Naevia, declines her advances. Meanwhile, the wounded Batiatus continues his own investigations into the attempt on his life, and exacts blood vengeance on Ovidius, the cousin of Magistrate Calavius, and his family. In the arena, Theokoles is finally bested by Spartacus and the drought breaks once Theokoles dies, earning Spartacus the title of “bringer of rain”. However, Crixus is critically wounded in the encounter and is taken away to recover.
Spartacus and Crixus face an undefeated giant gladiator. If they don’t overcome their hatred for one another and work as a team, he will kill them both.
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: 19 February 2010 (USA)
Runtime: 56 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Language: English, German