Brief Summary: Batiatus purchases a fresh batch of slaves during an auction to be trained as gladiators and ponders the idea of selling Crixus. USA – 2010 – TVMA
Full Summary: Spartacus is now fully the Champion of Capua, clearly in favor with Batiatus, held in awe by some – but still hated by those who can’t forgive Spartacus for living this long when he was clearly supposed to die. One of those is Crixus, the one-time Champion of Capua, who is still healing from the contest with Theokoles. He is none too happy to be supplanted as the top gladiator, or to hear that Batiatus is considering selling him before word gets out that he has fallen so far.
Elsewhere in the Ludus, Varro, who sold himself into the gladiator life to pay off gambling debts, has fallen back on old habits, which pains Spartacus. Upstairs, Lucretia stokes Ilythia’s growing passion for gladiatorial arts, even encouraging her friend to buy one of the newcomers, the well-endowed Segovax. Showing her appreciation, Ilythia introduces the always scheming Lucretia to her circle of friends, which includes Licinia, cousin of the richest man in Rome.
Ilithyia visits a shackled Segovax and promises her new possession that if he will attend to an errand that she requires she will see him free. This sets in motion a series of conflicts that put the very future of the House of Batiatus in question and concludes with a very public humiliation.