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.
Did You Know?
Spartacus remains bloodied and bruised throughout the duration of the episode, as he is made to fight multiple rounds each night. The "bloody eye" makeup effect was achieved with special contact lenses. (That made it appear that he had popped some blood vessels in his eye.) See more
In Germany, this episode was cut by ca. 1 minute to secure a "Not under 18" rating by the FSK (for retail release). The rental release is uncut with a SPIO/JK approval. See more