Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

Beneath The Mask

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 2/11/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The power struggle between the younger and the elder Batiatus shakes the roots of their house and sees alliances formed and loyalties divided. Lucretia sides with her husband albeit reluctantly in performing a risky plan while Gannicus finds himself on unstable ground.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steven S. DeKnight

  • Joshua Donen

  • Sam Raimi

  • Nick E Tarabay


  • Marisa Ramirez


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  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Tensions arise in the Batiatus House.

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  • The body count mounts

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  • Beneath The Mask

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (37)

    • Titus: A net and trident? The man appears more common fisherman than gladiator. Batiatus: The style is called Retiarius carried from the outer regions. Titus: They should carry it back. I favor the Murmillo. Batiatus: The crowd is of the opposite opinion. Soon there will be a Retiarius in the sands in every game. And the ludus absent them tragically lacking. Titus: Very well. Yet place net and trident in hands of one of our lesser man.

    • Doctore: (To Dagan and Ashur) Re-form my words, in manner Dagan understands. You bear the mark of the brotherhood. An honour you have not earned. Your true test awaits you. Live, and count yourself among us. Die... and prove yourselves as unworthy as I suspect.

    • Titus: The crowd favors Vettius' offering. Batiatus: They greet Gannicus with louder voice, yet he stands removed from the games. Crixus shows promise, yet again the same fate. Our men see victory, only to be awarded exclusion. Titus: The fruits reaped when you offend a man beyond our station. Batiatus: I but stood ground to protect our house. As any lanista would. Titus: Yet ambition beyond the title clouds your judgment. We must be humble if I am to repair relations with Tullius, and see all our men returned to the sands.

    • Lucretia: Fleeting opportunity to enjoy the old arena, and yet we're swept aside. Absent even casual regard. Gaia: I consider it a blessing, to be so reprieved from condemning presence. The manner Titus glares, it is a shock we do not burst into flame.

    • Gaia: You are with husband. A man who would never see you harmed by whim or circumstance. I stand alone, severed from such protection. A perilous condition that must be attended. Lucretia: You are never alone, while I draw breath. Gaia: Words of much comfort. Though a husband with heavy purse would be more so.

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    Notes (2)

    • Broadcasts: Friday, February 11th at 10:00pm on Starz. Friday, February 11th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Saturday, February 12th at 02:10am on Starz. Sunday, February 13th at 12:50am on Starz Edge. Sunday, February 13th at 10:00pm on Starz. Sunday, February 13th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Monday, February 14th at 12:50am on Starz. Monday, February 14th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 15th at 01:00am on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 15th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 16th at 01:50am on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 16th at 10:00pm on Starz. Thursday, February 17th at 12:50am on Starz. Thursday, February 17th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Friday, February 18th at 12:40am on Starz. Friday, February 18th at 01:05am on Starz Edge. Saturday, February 19th at 11:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 22nd at 10:00pm on Starz In Black.

    • International Release Dates: USA: February 11, 2011 on Starz. Canada: February 13, 2011 on Movie Central. United Kingdom: April 11, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD. Czech Republic: April 12, 2011 on HBO.

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