Caesar's masterly manipulation allows a triumphant Roman recapture of Sinessa. Gannicus stays behind to cover the retreat of Spartacus and most warriors onto the icy mountain ridge, where they are pinned down in dire conditions. Crassus rewards Heracleo with gold and 'traitor' Laeta, but Gannicus manages during his escape with Sibyl to kill the pirate captain and rescue the new 'slave'. Crassus orders Tiberius, who hoped to resume deputy command, to preside over the celebration of Caesar's victory and bribes senator Metellus to share the looting of the whole city. Instead of befriending Caesar, jealous Tiberius tries to trick his rival during the bloody execution of prisoners, but Caesar triumphs again.
Did You Know?
This episode takes place around 72 B.C. where just two years earlier, Julius Caesar began command of the Roman Legion against another enemy of Rome in Gaul (modern day France). It is not likely he had anything to do with this slave rebellion led by Spartacus, but it is possible that he returned in time to Italy and the producers took advantage of that. See more