22 January 2010
In its war on the Greek peninsula, the Romans convince the Thracians to join them in defeating the Getae, who have been raiding Thracian villages for generations. The Thracians are fierce warriors and prove to be valiant in battle. They are deceived by the Roman commander, Claudius Glaber, who orders them to fight against the Greeks, something they had not counted on. One of them in particular refuses to fight and rebels against the Romans only to lose the fight and is enslaved along with his wife Sura. The Thracian is transported to Capua where Senator Albinius is sponsoring gladiatorial games. In the arena, the enslaved Thracian manages to defeat four opponents and in allowing the Thracian to live, Senator Albinius decides to name him after a Thracian king from the past: Spartacus.
29 January 2010
Now the property of Quintus Batiatus, Spartacus finds himself at Batiatus' gladiatorial combat school. He is anything but cooperative and refuses to do as he is told leading to frequent conflict with his trainer and other gladiators, particularly Crixus. Claudius Glaber would still like to see him dead and takes delight in telling him that his wife is still alive and that his men raped her after they were taken into bondage. Batiatus, who is having severe financial problems and is in debt to money lenders at usurious rates of interest, is hoping to gain favor with Glaber. A evening of food and entertainment doesn't go as planned when Glaber and his wife, looking down on their provincial hosts, leave as quickly as they arrive. Glaber's visit does provide the carrot Batiatus needs to reign in Spartacus: cooperation in return for the promise of finding Sura.
Season 1, Episode 3: Legends5 February 2010
Spartacus continues to train in Batiatus' gladiatorial combat school. His tempestuous co-operation given in exchange for Batiatus' promise to search for Sura. Meanwhile Batiatus' money troubles and the drought continue. With the Vulcanalia approaching, Spartacus is determined to get nominated to the primus, the feature attraction, though it means fighting the undefeated Crixus.
12 February 2010
After being defeated by Crixus in the arena, Spartacus is sent to the underworld to fight for Batiatus, who now is plagued by debts. There, in a place called "The Pits", the men are no longer men and are forced to kill their opponents in order to survive. After some victories, Spartacus has a dream about his wife, in which he believes he will not survive his next battle. Because of this, he agrees to die in the battle and encourages Batiatus to bet against him, only if he promises to keep searching for Spartacus' wife after his death. But things didn't result as they expected after Batiatus is attacked by two unknown men.
19 February 2010
In an effort to bring rain to Capua, the Primus (a prestigious competition for the greatest of gladiators) is announced and Batiatus enters his champion Crixus and Spartacus against Solonius's Theokoles, an indestructible 10 foot tall god of the arena. Can Oenomaus train them sufficiently enough to win their battle ?
26 February 2010
Spartacus, now declared the New Champion of Capua, is surprised by the news that his wife Sura has been found, so he draws a plan to gain his freedom. Meanwhile, Barca's freedom is in jeopardy when Batiatus learns that Ovidious' son is alive.
5 March 2010
Spartacus is forced to play a roman fighter in the games against a group of thracians, as he recalls his wife and how he met her. Meanwhile, there are some mysteries surrounding Barca's freedom as Pietros tries to deal with it.
12 March 2010
Batiatus purchases a new group of gladiator trainees and considers selling Crixus. Meanwhile Crixus is still not fully healed but chafes at Spartacus assuming the role of champion. Ilithyia gets her own gladiator-in-training but trouble arises.
Season 1, Episode 9: Whore19 March 2010
Licinia wants to have a quality time with Spartacus, but Lucretia believes that he has spent so much time without a woman and send a slave to him to practice. When Ilithya learns the intentions of her friend, she wants a quality time for herself with Crixus, which may affect Lucretia's state of mind.
26 March 2010
Numerious, the Magistrate's son, is about to celebrate his birthday and the celebration will be at the house of Batiatus, so he decides to have Crixus and Spartacus facing each other in a demonstration battle. But when Ilithyia approaches Numerious, he changes his decision drastically.
Season 1, Episode 11: Old Wounds2 April 2010
The Magistrate is kidnapped and held captive by Batiatus in response of the events at his son's birthday. Meanwhile, Spartacus deals with the wounds (both physical and emotional) and some dreams reveal something disturbing too.
9 April 2010
Glaber arrives at Capua to meet Batiatus and discuss the terms of support the house, but he wants to see the legend of Spartacus fighting before he makes his final decision. But that event leads to an important twist leaded by Crixus, which may affect all the intentions of Batiatus.
16 April 2010
An epic battle between Spartacus and his gladiator brothers, against Batiatus and his Guards.
Understand how vengeance, back-stabbing, and shifting powers shaped the characters, the plot-lines and most importantly the deaths of this bloody season. Contains behind-the-scenes action and interviews with your favorite cast members.
Season 2, Episode 1: Fugitivus27 January 2012
On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded "Spartacus: Blood and Sand", the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in "Spartacus: Vengeance". Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man that condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death, or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.
3 February 2012
The gladiators enter a house searching for Naevia and free the slaves. Lucretia wants to have a ritual for the gods and Doctore returns to the place he was before meeting Batiatus.
10 February 2012
When the rebels receive news of someone they care about, Spartacus must decide whether saving one person is worth risking the lives of many.
17 February 2012
As Roman soldiers guided by Ashur found out about their raid on the mines, Spartacus and his party must flee with Naevia and a few liberated slaves. Crixus covers their escape until he's slain, but not killed and brought to the Capuan command villa with a few other gladiators captured alive. Still chased in woods and marshes, suffering further losses and inflicting some, Spartacus's party expects to die in a last stand, but just then the group which previously fled to Vesuvius comes to their rescue. In the villa, Ilithyia regains husband Glaber's favor by hosting a party starring and soothing his nobler-born rival, Varinius, but actually hopes for paternal help to enable marrying him after a divorce, which the old senator denies. The captured gladiators are offered by Glaber to be 'sacrificed', but Varinius decides to send them to the arena, except one chooses by 'vindicated prophet' Lucretia, who spares Crixus that immediate torturous horror-end without honor.
Season 2, Episode 5: Libertus24 February 2012
Spartacus leads a bold mission to free Crixus from Roman captivity, but a storied gladiator from the House of Batiatus complicates matters. Ilithyia's scheming puts her marriage to Glaber at risk.
2 March 2012
Spartacus urges his restless rebels to train for the defense of their new sanctuary. Lucretia and Ilithyia seek comfort from each other, while Glaber's forces swell with some deadly new recruits.
9 March 2012
Agron's party's raid on Neapolis port doubles the rebels' numbers by freeing Sedullus's horde of German POW slaves destined for the gladiator schools. Crixus rightly predicts ethnic trouble, but Spartcaus and Agron overcome it before too much blood gets spilled. Praetor Glaber terrorizes slaves with crucifixion for any rebel sympathy and swears in Seppius's soldiers and takes is his grieving sister as another mode of revenge on Ilithyia, whom Lucretia, now Ashur's sex toy, helps fake a near-stillbirth to be send back to Rome. Magistrate Gallienus pays Gannicus only pittance, his freedom is only formally confirmed if he promises to join Glaber's military staff. The scorned champion pretends agreeing to murder Glaber for Lucretia, but actually eliminates Glaber's guards escort for Ilithya.
Season 2, Episode 8: Balance16 March 2012
Spartacus gets a chance for vengeance when a prominent Roman is captured, but will he satisfy desire at the cost of the greater good? The intrigue amongst Glaber and the women surrounding him heats up.
Season 2, Episode 9: Monsters23 March 2012
Spartacus realizes his racially divided troop is neglecting its defense, proves it with a mock Roman surprise attack on the temple ruin and finds a way to get his man training and bonding, trough competition and wine. Unexpectedly, Varinius arrives to 'relieve Glaber' just when Ashur has located Spartacus's layer. Ilythia informs Seppia that Glaber had her brother murdered to turn her rival into a weapon against him, but at the last moment saves and apparently reconciles her startled husband.
30 March 2012
Spartacus and a few surviving people are trapped on top of the Vesuvius volcano. Glaber and Ashur guard the entrance.
25 January 2013
Furius and Cossinius can't capture the rebel slaves army, nor properly keep their plans secret. Realizing hiding will be much harder in winter, Spartacus decides to capture a town. First he and a trusted band sneak up to the commanders' hideout villa to slay them. The senate fears Rome itself may be endangered but lacks funds and men to mount a suitably large army. So Metellus turns to immensely rich, ambitious Marcus Crassus, who accepts, to eager son Tiberius's frustration without even negotiating an accordingly exalted status or mandate, and continuous private sparring with a dearly paid gladiator, whom he ends up killing in a fair duel. Spartacus's victory unwittingly plays into Crassus's hand, as he now formally 'inherits' sole command.
1 February 2013
Spartacus decides his army now needs a city to pass the winter, and lets escaped local slave Diotimos inspire his war council to choose and plan how to take over well-guarded Sinue (modern Sinuessa). Marcus Crassus completes preparing his legionary army. Eldest son Tiberius hopes his help will be rewarded with second rank, but fears being side-tracked in favor of seasoned young, general Caius Julius Caesar. The aristocrat last needs a rich, ambitious ally to pay his debts and finance his campaign, but loses points with Marcus by cockily playing with his slave-lover, Kore, who unlike the spouse is invited to join the army's train. Posing as a merchant, Spartacus scouts the city and is disgusted by the aedilis (magistrate) and further Roman elite's cruelty to slaves. Spartcus circumvents the strict security measures thanks to easily bribed blacksmith Attius and quickly starts a ruthless attack, which depends on his small party opening the gate from inside.
8 February 2013
Crassus sends Tiberius ahead with instructions to observe Sinuessa and wait. Caesar won't stand for being the boy's deputy and beheads the 'cowardly' gate keeper who escaped and reports Spartacus took the city easily. Despite Spartacus's explicit instructions, surviving Roman citizens suffer excessive cruelty, especially at the hands of Crixus's traumatized Naevia, who even kills blacksmith Attius. When Cilician pirates arrive, Spartacus learns their captain Heraclea has a secret deal with the late aedilius Ennius to use his seal to sell his thus laundered loot at market prices. Heracleo offers an Alliance. Spartacus agrees, mainly to buy urgently needed supplies. The suspicious leaders meet outside the city, but are observed by Tiberius, who decides to attack. The pirate fleet's artillery however makes the difference, Tiberius is carried off badly wounded.
Season 3, Episode 4: Decimation22 February 2013
Although Sinuesse's food supplies are running out and Cilican pirate captain Heracleo can't promise enough (except wine) even at premium prices, Spartacus orders to admit new slaves, after screening for undercover Romans, a group of which fails to force the gate. Young Caius Julius Caesar manages to pose as a escaped shepherd slave and wins the confidence of dishonest schemer Nemetes. thus he discovers and fuels dissension in Spartacus's camp, yet causes only the slaughter of most Romans and doubt in Crassus's mind whether Spartacus should still be obeyed. In the fortified Roman army camp, Crassus decides the 'cowardly' retreat of Tiberius's men requires the harshest exemplary punishment to instill terrorized obedience: decimation. Tiberius's loyal officer friend nobly decides against a plea for exemption with Crassus, who ends up ordering even his son to draw a lot, but it's the officer who actually suffers beating to death at shattered Tiberius's hands.
1 March 2013
Tiberius seems a bitter, broken boy, having had to beat his comrade Sabinus to death, lashing out at surviving true cowards. Father Marcus Crassus sends his mistress to coax his heir with wine and tenderness, but the knave chooses to rape the 'mere' slave by way of compensation. Senator Metellus is ignored when he rudely inquires why the army hasn't moved on Sinuessa, but will soon see. Spartacus tests Cricus' loyal patience to breaking point by leaving him behind during raids on Crassus's food supplies, announces he's sailing on Heracleo's ships to Sicily and releases the last Romans. While Crixus learns it's a diversion for a pincer movement on Crassu's camp, Caesar fuels the dissension to the extreme before opening the gate with fellow undercover soldiers. Spartacus finds his maritime pincer leg sabotaged as the Cilician pirates sold out to Crassus.
8 March 2013
Caesar's masterly manipulation allows a triumphant Roman recapture of Sinessa. Gannicus stays behind to cover the retreat of Spartacus and most warriors onto the icy mountain ridge, where they are pinned down in dire conditions. Crassus rewards Heraclea with gold and 'traitor' Leata, but Gannicus manages during his escape with Sibyl to kill the pirate captain and rescue the new 'slave'. Crassus orders Tiberius, who hoped to resume deputy command, to preside over the celebration of Caesar's victory and bribes senator Metellus to share the looting of the whole city. Instead of befriending Caesar, jealous Tiberius tries to trick his rival during the bloody execution of prisoners, but Caesar triumphs again.
15 March 2013
Crassus is confident the trench and palisade he had built secretly will contain Spartacus's army and successfully sets a trap by advancing his general's tent perilously, but the braves get away. To see his debts paid, Caesar controls his fury, being relegated to lower command, while Tiberius is reinstated as Marcus's right hand. Kore conspires with Caesar to expose Tiberius's rape, but hearing her lover admit his paternal pride will forgive any filial flaw decides her instead to defect to the rebel camp. There Spartacus overcomes Crassus's impatience, which even peeks at a bloody brawl. An icy storms kills the thousands weakest rebels, but their frozen corpses achieve revenge by bridging the trench, so Spartacus's men break free.
22 March 2013
Spartacus and the rebels arrive at a crossroads. With the relentless Crassus driving his men hard in the pursuit of Spartacus, the conflict between Tiberius and Caesar escalates.
5 April 2013
Crassus learns that a fellow prominent Roman is attempting to steal the glory of defeating Spartacus. Spartacus looks for a bargaining chip he can use against the Romans.
Season 3, Episode 10: Victory12 April 2013
Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus.
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