This episode was truly great. Not only because they didn't have to rely heavily on nudity and sex scenes to grasp viewer's attention but the development of Spartacus.
Asher betraying Batiatus. I really thought it was real. Just thought it was off near the end, when the plot became crystal clear to me.
Crixus is on top form again. It's weird that Batiatus is so blind to his wife's affection towards the gladiator. Oh well.. Just hoping writers don't put Crixus against Spartacus anytime soon. Otherwise, we'll be lacking any real gladiators. Varo, Barka.. and a few minor ones. They're all gone. Now it's just Crixus, Spartacus and the german brothers.
Now back to Spartacus.. He had to kill his best friend. The way it changed him was very well portrayed. Especially at the end when he finally learned the truth about some stuff. He found himself again. Can't wait for the next episode!