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. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode marks the first time Spartacus is seen training wearing two shoulder guards, where as the rest of the men wear only one. Though an explanation as to why is never given, it is likely due to his fighting in the style of Dimachaerus (Dual Swords) which leaves both arms unprotected by a shield. See more
When Lucretia entertains Licinia, Caecilia, and Aemilia, Lucretia partakes of a dish of large strawberries. While mentioned in Roman literature, strawberries were not cultivated--and thus did not grow to the size featured--until the 14th century CE. See more
The snake arrives, walking as if human.