I was becoming mildly concerned with a lack of plot direction on previous episodes. They were all incredibly enjoyable, it just felt like maybe a few too many lead characters were being slaughtered, ha ha.
However, This episode draws back to the original plot lines of deception and betrayal. The ending of the last episode (the death of Varro) leaves Spartacus once again questioning his identity as slave and Gladiator. We are also hinted at a future love interest (although Spartacus is currently having none of it) and the stunning Mira brings a nice dynamic his character.
Without spoiling anything, I will say that the last lines of the episode gave me chills and left me yearning for the season finale. Try hearing those words being uttered by Spartacus and not have a smile on your face... I dare you.