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Spartacus discovers just how grave the responsibilities and costs involved in his new role as a leader of freed slaves are. Claudius Glaber’s arrival in the city of Capua forces Spartacus to keep his rebellious band together.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Friday January 27th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

USA Jan 21, 2012 (Premiere!)
UK (sky 1) Jan 30, 2012
Hungary Apr 17, 2012

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (15 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brooke Williams
As Aurelia
Greg Ward
As Mercato
Hanna Mangan-Lawrence
As Seppia
Kevin J. Wilson
As Senator Albinius
Stephen Butterworth
As Trebius
Main Cast
Liam McIntyre
As Spartacus
Manu Bennett
As Crixus
Viva Bianca
As Ilithyia
Peter Mensah
As Doctore / Oenomaus
Lucy Lawless
As Lucretia
Brett Tucker
As Varinius


The scene opens two months after the fall of the House of Batiatus – it opens pretty violently with Spartacus kicking some Roman butt, in style. There is a lot of digital bloodshed accompanied by slow motion fighting! Spartacus and his fellow gladiators fought for their freedom (along with the slaves of the House of Batiatus) and have achieved it after a lot of struggle. Spartacus is still pissed at the fact that,the Romans are the reason his wife Sura is dead, and on his way to quenching his thirst for revenge; he leaves a mark on one of the dead soldiers he (and his comrades) kills. Their next target is now Roman magistrate – then military commander – Gaius Claudius Glaber. He’s shown having moved up the ranks now and is staying in Rome until his father-in-law Senator Albinius sends him back to Capua to deal with Spartacus, and he decides to take his pregnant wife Ilithyia along. ..

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