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. Written by
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During the celebration to honor the capture of Crixus and the Gauls, Seppius attempted to counter-maneuver Varinius' play to embarrass Glaber; insisting that blood be shed to honor his cousin Sextus who fell during the massacre at the House of Battiatus. Sextus was in fact the very first casualty during the Slave revolt and was slain by Spartacus himself. See more