Spartacus plans his vengeance, while good Solonius has his day in the arena. Ashur is honored with a gift that upsets certain people in the ludus, meanwhile, Glaber arrives and is presented with his own surprise.
Crixus is finally cleared to return to training. Spartacus is to fulfill duties as champion by satisfying desires of Licinia, the richest woman in Rome, while Crixus is asked to please Ilithyia.
The Romans, at war with Greece, enlist the help of the Thracian Spartacus and his warriors to protect their lands and fight the barbaric Getae. But after the Romans break their agreement with him, Spartacus disobeys and is sentenced to die in the gladiator arena.