Meanwhile, a financially strapped Batiatus receives an opportunity of a lifetime that involves his battling band of gladiators. Crassus sends Tiberius ahead with instructions to observe Sinuessa and wait. 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. Tiberius seems a bitter, broken boy, having had to beat his comrade Sabinus to death, lashing out at surviving true cowards. 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,.
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. Being separeted with the love of his life, his wife Sura, who was sold as a slave, Spartacus is forced to become a gladiator. 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. Senator Metellus is ignored when he rudely inquires why the army hasn't moved on Sinuessa, but will soon see. They believed that it would be easy to win the battle, because slaves would oppose them. 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. 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.
Crassus rewards Heracleo with gold and 'traitor' Laeta, but Gannicus manages during his escape with Sibyl to kill the pirate captain and rescue the new 'slave'. But have their machinations been for nothing? Spartacus decided to play Marcus Crassus and his loyal friend of Gaius Julius Caesar. Meanwhile, Spartacus and Varro are as confident as ever after an impressive victory. Caesar's masterly manipulation allows a triumphant Roman recapture of Sinessa. More of that, he wins the love of the crowd and becomes their favorite, so the Roman Senator replaces his death warrant with the life of slavery. But disenchantment with the Romans soon sets in when their allies' battle strategies leave their village unprotected from barbarian invaders. 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.
Heroes continue their hard way in the battle against the Roman army. While there, he makes an enemy of the powerful and ruthless Crixus and gets whipped into fighting shape by the whip-wielding taskmaster Doctore. To see his debts paid, Caesar controls his fury, being relegated to lower command, while Tiberius is reinstated as Marcus's right hand. Spartacus, one of the Thracian leaders and famous warrior is prisoned and condemned into slavery together with his wife by Claudius Glaber, Roman Legatus, when the Thracians decide to stop helping Romans in war with Getae. 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. Barca expects to buy his and his male lover's way out, while Spartacus anticipates his promised reunion with his enslaved wife, part of his reward for a monumental victory in the arena. There Spartacus overcomes Crassus's impatience, which even peeks.
Marcus Crassus completes preparing his legionary army. . Season 1, Episode 8 March 12, 2010 Season 1, Episode 8 March 12, 2010 After purchasing a new batch of slaves to train as gladiators, Batiatus considers the usefulness of the injured Crixus and contemplates whether to sell him. Season 1, Episode 5 February 19, 2010 Season 1, Episode 5 February 19, 2010 Bitter enemies Spartacus and Crixus are charged with learning to fight as a team in order to take on an unbeaten champion in the arena. But just in case things go wrong, Spartacus dreams and schemes an escape plan. Furius and Cossinius can't capture the rebel slaves army, nor properly keep their plans secret.
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. But instead of being killed Spartacus himself kills gladiators whose task was to execute him and proves to be a fearless and formidable warrior. In the Roman arenas gladiators left, battles are no longer conducted, because all the soldiers joined the brothers-in-arms fighting for their freedom. Season 1, Episode 3 February 5, 2010 Season 1, Episode 3 February 5, 2010 As the gladiators prep for an important competition that will be the highlight of a festival, Spartacus cleverly maneuvers to secure the right to battle Crixus, the unbeaten champion of Capua, in the main event. It's slowly crept up to the top of my list as a must watch show and one that I've found myself recommending to anyone who asks me what they should be watching. 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.
Episode Synopsis: Spartacus and Crixus are set up to fight in an exhibition match for Numerius' birthday - but Crixus is intent on blood. Meanwhile, when the slave girl Naevia rejects Crixus' gift, he misunderstands the reason for her refusal. The senate fears Rome itself may be endangered but lacks funds and men to mount a suitably large army. Season 1, Episode 1 January 22, 2010 Season 1, Episode 1 January 22, 2010 In the premiere episode, Thracian warrior Spartacus Andy Whitfield and his fellow fighters align themselves with Rome to protect their homeland. 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.
First he and a trusted band sneak up to the commanders' hideout villa to slay them. But just in case things go wrong, Spartacus dreams and schemes an escape plan. Spartacus: Blood and Sand continues to surprise me week after week. 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. Realizing hiding will be much harder in winter, Spartacus decides to capture a town.
Young Caius Julius Caesar manages to pose as a escaped shepherd slave and wins the confidence of dishonest schemer Nemetes. The best generals tried to do it, but they all died. Season 1, Episode 6 February 26, 2010 Season 1, Episode 6 February 26, 2010 Lies, distrust and duplicity plague the house of Batiatus and impact the hopes of both Barca and Spartacus, who have benefited from good fortune and envision a future away from the grounds. However, Caesar and Crassus have forgotten that slaves have become real warriors, and they have a goal — to fight for the right to be free. However, this army of thousands of gladiators is not going to stop. Lies, distrust and duplicity plague the house of Batiatus and impact the hopes of both Barca and Spartacus, who have benefited from good fortune and envision a future away from the grounds. What the final will have a bloody war, which has killed thousands of soldiers? Season 1, Episode 2 January 29, 2010 Season 1, Episode 2 January 29, 2010 Enslaved Spartacus is entered into a gladiator school.