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Spartacus continues his reign as the champion of Capua at rival Solonius’ expense, while Crixus struggles to recover and to return to training. After comments made by Ashur, Batiatus begins to explore the possibility of selling the Gaul to a rival ludus in Damascus. Meanwhile, Batiatus acquires six new recruits for 100 denarii, and Ilithyia chooses to sponsor one, a Gaul named Segovax, in order to both defy her husband and impress her socialite friends. After a slight to her husband’s honour by Spartacus at a private party, she implies promises of freedom to the recruit in exchange for his help. Crixus, after working to regain Lucretia’s sexual favour, interrupts Segovax’s attempt to strangle Spartacus. Crixus and Spartacus, both wounded in the fight, begin to renew a sense of brotherhood with each other. Ilithyia, on a return visit, arrives in time to both witness her sponsored slave’s crucifixion and deny any knowledge of the reasons behind the attack.
Spartacus continues to embrace his new standing as the champion of capua, while the former champion Crixus, lies still in recovery, and struggles to return to training to protect himself from being sold out of fear of him being what the roman masters would consider damaged goods. The training ludis acquires 6 new recruits that begin training, and the wife of the legatus finances one of the siz with her own coin. Impulsively, she makes promises of freedom to her champion in training in exchange for a terrible act he must carry out. Upon his failure to do so, he finds himself unwhole and beaten, almost not a man.Crixus and Spartacus find the meaning of brotherhood with one another, but yet still do not exist as great friends.
Creators: Steven S. DeKnight
Director: Rowan Woods
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 March 2010 (USA)
Runtime: 51 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Language: English, German