Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
explores its deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he carried with him.
It’s a time of transition as Quintus Lentulus Batiatus takes the reins of his father’s stable of gladiators, with ambitions to elevate the house beyond all former glories. With his beautiful, scheming wife Lucretia at his side, he will stop at nothing to see his name forever carved into history.
Batiatus stakes his fortunes on the roguish gladiator Gannicus (Dustin Clare), a man whose skill with a sword is surpassed only by his appetite to live every day as if it were his last. But there are those who would see Batiatus and his champion destroyed. Loyalties will be tested, lives shattered, and battles waged in this thrilling prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand
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Recaps1x6: The Bitter End recap
: The finale of Spartacus Gods of the Arena opens with Batiatus looking at his dead father, Titus. The magistrate comes in and gives his condolences. Lucretia walks up to him and tells that it is an honor to have condolence from the magistrate. Solonius comes up and tells that they have an unexpected guest. It is Vettius. He comes and is civil for a moment and tells that Tullius had a contract of sale for Gannicus. Batiatus tells that Gannicus is not going to be sold to him. Gannicus goes into the cell of Oenomaus and sees him praying. He tells that Melitta’s body is to be buried in the ground as is custom. Gannicus tells that Melitta was above everyone around her and tells that he is nothing to her. Oenomaus tells that Melitta loved Gannicus like a brother. He walks away... read more.1x5: Reckoning recap
: The scene opens with Metlitta going down to the wine cellar. Gannicus is there and she asks how he got past the gates and he tells that nothing can hold him back. They start kissing and getting “busy”. Suddenly a knife goes through Gannicus. It is Oenamaus. He is about to stab her when Metlitta wakes up. Navea is there and tells that Lucretia summons her. Lucretia is holding Gaia’s hair and remembers her being beat to death. Metlitta comes in and she tells her to gather Gaia’s things. Lucretia tells that Gaia was more than a friend. She tells that Titus wants Gaia’s memory to be swept away and Metlitta tells that they will say that they did the ceremony and not really... read more.1x4: Beneath The Mask recap
: The scene opens with children running through the streets to a fight in the arena. Two gladiators are fighting and Batiatus and Titus are amongst the crowd cheering on a warrior with a net. Batiatus tells that the net and trident is the next big thing in the arena and suggests that the some of the men train with it. Titus agrees. Titus tells Batiatus that he was offered the seat of the Pulvius. Titus tells that he’d rather spend the games beside his son. Ashur and the other Syrian finally get their chance and Oenamaus tells that it is their time to shine and prove their worth. Ashur tells that he is ready. They enter the arena and Ashur is almost killed, but the other Syrian saves his life. Afterward, Ashur acts like he is the best. They walk off and Vettius introduces another act to see. Batiatus comments about Vettius and Tullius and Titus tells him to mind his tongue. Titus tells him that he wants to repair what Batiatus has done and continue forward... read more.1x3: Paterfamilias recap
: The scene opens with the gladiators hearing from Batiatus. He tells them that Aemaous is the new Doctore and that Gannicus is going to be fighting in the Primus. Gannicus and Oenomaus walk off and Gannicus tells that Oenomaus deserves the position and Oenomaus tells that Gannicus does too. He walks off and Oenomaus tells Metlitta that Gannicus doesn’t see him as Doctore as much as the others. She tells that they will and that they all have to have some consequence done to them that puts others above them. Oenomaus comes out onto the field and tells Barca to spar with Crixus. Meanwhile, Batiatus is happy that Gannicus is going to be playing in the Primus and he has another threesome with Gaia and his wife, Lecretia. However, they are interrupted by a man. It is Titus, Batiatus’s father... read more.1x2: Missio recap
: The scene opens with Batiatus waking up from being beaten up. A crowd is gathered around him and he walks off. He remembers what went on and then falls over. He wakes up again cleaned up and in bed. Lucretia comes in with Gaia and tells that Batiatus needs to be resting. He tells that he can’t and gets out of bed. Gaia tells that his wounds look better and leaves. Batiatus asks when Gaia is going to find a man and Lucretia tells that she has been of great comfort. Meanwhile, Tullius and Vettius walk through the city and talk about the games. Tullius walks up to Solonius and tells that he will purchase the vessel that Solonius wants to buy the gift that Solonius is buying for Batiatus and tells that he could deliver a message for him... read more.