Season 1, Episode 4 The Thing in the Pit
First Aired: February 12, 2010
Spartacus' disgrace at surrendering to Crixus leads Batiatus to punish him by forcing the Thracian to fight mano a mano in the "pits of the underworld," a hellish, vicious subterranean arena where anything goes. Meanwhile, when the slave girl Naevia rejects Crixus' gift, he misunderstands the reason for her refusal.
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- Premiered: January 22, 2010
- Rating: TV-MA
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- Premise: A Thracian warrior is captured and enslaved by Romans, then placed in gladiator school, where he battles to save his life, gain his freedom and become reunited with his wife, who was also condemned to slavery. (more)