Steven S. DeKnight — Executive Producer

Episodes 33

7.4

The Red Serpent

1x1
January 22, 2010

The Red Serpent is the pilot episode of a historical drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It is the first episode of the Spartacus series overall. It originally aired on Starz in the United States on January 22, 2010. The episode was written by Steven S. DeKnight and directed by Rick Jacobson. Filming took place in Auckland, New Zealand. The episode received generally positive reviews from critics. It was rated TV-MA for Graphic Violence, Strong Sexual Content, and Coarse Language.

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January 29, 2010

Enslaved in gladiatorial school, the newly christened Spartacus must try to suppress his desire for vengeance when his new master promises to reunite him with his wife.

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8.0

Legends

1x3
February 5, 2010

Though Spartacus proved himself during training and now wears the attire of a gladiator, his coarse attitude and relentless quest to see his wife isolates him from his fellow gladiators and Doctore.

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February 12, 2010

Having performed shamefully in the arena against Crixus, Spartacus is forced to fight in the Pits. Batiatus, determined to profit from Spartacus, may be at risk if his debts aren't repaid.

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8.4

Shadow Games

1x5
February 19, 2010

Batiatus is presented with a gladiatorial opportunity of a lifetime. Spartacus and Crixus must overcome their mutual hostility to fight as a team against a legendary and unbeaten opponent.

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8.4

Delicate Things

1x6
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. 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. But just in case things go wrong, Spartacus dreams and schemes an escape plan.

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March 12, 2010

Overcome by the pressure of Batiatus's control, Spartacus must make a choice: leave his past behind and assume the mantle of a champion gladiator, or die.

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March 19, 2010

Batiatus purchases a fresh batch of slaves during an auction to be trained as gladiators and ponders the idea of selling Crixus.

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8.7

Whore

1x9
March 26, 2010

Batiatus breaks the news that Spartacus is to service the richest woman in Rome.

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9.0

Party Favors

1x10
April 2, 2010

Numerius is honored with an exhibition match for his birthday celebration at the ludus. Ilithyia gives Numerius a surprising gift, but asks for something in return.

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8.6

Old Wounds

1x11
April 9, 2010

Spartacus hovers on the brink. Meanwhile, Batiatus plots revenge against his enemies

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8.7

Revelations

1x12
April 16, 2010

Lucretia and Batiatus await the arrival of Glaber with the intentions to receive his patronage, while Spartacus focuses his attention on his plan for revenge.

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9.5

Kill Them All

1x13
April 23, 2010

In the season finale, Spartacus enlists the help of an accomplice in order to get his revenge.

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January 21, 2011

A younger Batiatus finds himself newly in control of his father’s gladiator school. He uses his most skilled fighter to win favor with a cunning nobleman behind the building of the new arena.

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9.0

Missio

0x2
January 28, 2011

Batiatus conjures up a devious plan and enlists Lucretia, Gaia and a clutch of gladiator recruits to see it through. Oenomaus longs to reclaim the top gladiator rank, but new challenges cross his path.

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8.5

Paterfamilias

0x3
February 4, 2011

Just as his fortunes are on the rise, his future clear before him, Batiatus is stunned by the return of his father which puts his attempts to gain rank by exploiting those above his class at risk.

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February 11, 2011

The House of Batiatus is caught in the power struggle between the younger and elder Batiatus. Lucretia reluctantly agrees to her husband’s risky plan. Gannicus finds himself on unstable ground.

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8.5

Reckoning

0x5
February 18, 2011

Batiatus’ father announces a tournament to determine the worth of the men that make up his stable of gladiators. Crixus, dedicated to proving himself, is drawn into the power play within the house.

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9.0

The Bitter End

0x6
February 25, 2011

Batiatus seeks vengeance for all that has befallen him and retains his gladiators and Solonius in the cause. The opening of the new arena arrives, promising a spectacle of combat and blood.

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7.3

Fugitivus

2x1
January 27, 2012

Spartacus realizes that becoming the leader of a mass of freed slaves can be challenging and he struggles to keep the rebellious group intact when news of Claudius Glaber's arrival in Capua reaches him.

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February 3, 2012

Spartacus and his men liberate a Roman villa, but its slaves are wary. Oenomaus throws himself into the brutal Pits, and Glaber supports Lucretia’s prophecies, despite Ilithyia’s protests.

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February 10, 2012

Spartacus is forced to mediate when the gladiators are close to divide into groups after news of Naevia's fate reaches them. Lucretia exchanges a long-held secret for some information and an attack puts the rebels at risk.

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7.6

Empty Hands

2x4
February 17, 2012

Spartacus seeks the safety of the woods for his surviving men while Crixus finds himself revisiting past horrors. Meanwhile, Lucretia spies Ilithyia's affairs.

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8.6

Libertus

2x5
February 24, 2012

In an ironic twist of fate, a gladiator from the house of Batiatus will stand in the way of Spartacus trying to free Crixus from Roman captivity. Ilithyia's scheming puts her marriage to Glaber at risk.

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7.8

Chosen Path

2x6
March 2, 2012

Spartacus and his rebels train hard to keep their new sanctuary safe while Glaber's forces are made stronger with the enlistment of some new deadly recruits. Lucretia and Ilithyia become close again.

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8.5

Sacramentum

2x7
March 9, 2012

Spartacus and his group of rebels attempt to free those who became slaves by falling in foreign wars while Lucretia manages to recruit one of her husband's former gladiators.

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8.5

Balance

2x8
March 16, 2012

While Spartacus finds an opportunity to get revenge, Glaber is surrounded by intrigue.

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9.3

Monsters

2x9
March 23, 2012

Spartacus has to once again use his leadership skills to convince his band of rebels to unite against the Roman assault. Lucretia struggles to get rid of those men standing in the way of her fate.

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March 30, 2012

When a shortage in supplies has the rebellion about to fail, Spartacus tries his best to give his men hope.

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8.1

Enemies of Rome

3x1
January 25, 2013

Spartacus continues to build a formidable army and outwit Romes best commanders. The powers of the Empire are forced to turn to wealthy, ambitious Marcus Crassus to aid the campaign.

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January 26, 2013

Spartacus leads a daring assault to provide food and shelter for his people. Crassus builds a fearsome army and receives an unexpected visitor.

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8.2

Men of Honor

3x3
February 8, 2013

Spartacus considers striking a deal with a band of marauders to ensure his people stay supplied and fed. Crassus's son Tiberius makes a bold and fateful decision.

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8.2

Decimation

3x4
February 15, 2013

The possible infiltration of a Roman spy causes tension to mount between Spartacus and his men. Crassus resurrects a long abandoned form of Roman punishment to teach his soldiers a brutal lesson.

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8.5

Blood Brothers

3x5
February 22, 2013

Spartacus puts a plan in motion to weaken Crassus's forces and gain the upper hand. Betrayal threatens to foil the plan.

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8.3

Spoils of War

3x6
March 15, 2013

As Crassus leads an onslaught against the rebel-occupied city, Gannicus finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. Tiberius is tasked by Crassus to hold a celebration in honor of a man he despises.

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8.2

Mors Indecepta

3x7
March 22, 2013

Their forces trapped on an impassable, snowbound ridge, Spartacus and Crixus clash over the method of escape. Crassus discovers it increasingly difficult to control the actions of those closest to him.

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8.0

Separate Paths

3x8
March 29, 2013

Spartacus and the rebels arrive at a crossroads. With the relentless Crassus driving his men hard in the pursuit of Spartacus, the conflict between Tiberius and Caeser escalates.

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April 5, 2013

Crassus learns that a fellow prominent Roman is attempting to steal the glory of defeating Spartacus. Spartacus aims to secure a bargaining chip he can use against the Romans.

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9.6

Victory

3x10
April 12, 2013

Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans.

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