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.
Did You Know?
When Lucretia speaks with Crixus, she says that he will die in the arena absent honor and his name forever lost to history. Ironically enough, this series is among numerous onscreen adaptations of the story of Spartacus with Crixus always being a key figure. See more