The Best Episodes of Spartacus

Last Updated: Apr 8, 2019

Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.

Victory

#1 - Victory

Season 3 - Episode 10

Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in a final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus.

star 9.06
1,327 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: Steven S. DeKnight
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Kill Them All

#2 - Kill Them All

Season 1 - Episode 13

In the season finale, Spartacus enlists the help of an accomplice in order to get his revenge.

star 8.83
1,082 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: Steven S. DeKnight
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Wrath of the Gods

#3 - Wrath of the Gods

Season 2 - Episode 10

When a shortage in supplies has the rebellion about to fail, Spartacus tries his best to give his men hope.

star 8.81
884 votes
Writers: Jesse Warn
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The Dead and the Dying

#4 - The Dead and the Dying

Season 3 - Episode 9

Crassus learns that a fellow prominent Roman is attempting to steal the glory of defeating Spartacus; Spartacus aims to secure a bargaining chip he can use against the Romans.

star 8.70
1,126 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
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Separate Paths

#5 - Separate Paths

Season 3 - Episode 8

Spartacus and the rebels arrive at a crossroads. With the relentless Crassus driving his men hard in the pursuit of Spartacus, the conflict between Tiberius and Caesar escalates.

star 8.62
1,117 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: Brent Fletcher
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Libertus

#6 - Libertus

Season 2 - Episode 5

In an ironic twist of fate, a gladiator from the house of Batiatus will stand in the way of Spartacus trying to free Crixus from Roman captivity. Ilithyia's scheming puts her marriage to Glaber at risk.

star 8.58
923 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing
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Monsters

#7 - Monsters

Season 2 - Episode 9

Spartacus has to once again use his leadership skills to convince his band of rebels to unite against the Roman assault. Lucretia struggles to get rid of those men standing in the way of her fate.

star 8.45
840 votes
Directors: T. J. Scott
Writers: Brent Fletcher
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Revelations

#8 - Revelations

Season 1 - Episode 12

Lucretia and Batiatus await the arrival of Glaber with the intentions to receive his patronage, while Spartacus focuses his attention on his plan for revenge.

star 8.42
988 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Brent Fletcher
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Blood Brothers

#9 - Blood Brothers

Season 3 - Episode 5

Spartacus puts a plan in motion to weaken Crassus forces and gain the upper hand. Betrayal threatens to foil the plan.

star 8.39
981 votes
Directors: TJ Scott
Writers: Allison Miller
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Mors Indecepta

#10 - Mors Indecepta

Season 3 - Episode 7

Their forces trapped on an impassable, snowbound ridge, Spartacus and Crixus clash over the method of escape. Crassus discovers it increasingly difficult to control the actions of those closest to him.

star 8.36
966 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: David Kob, Mark Leitner
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Party Favors

#11 - Party Favors

Season 1 - Episode 10

Numerius is honored with an exhibition match for his birthday celebration at the ludus. Ilithyia gives Numerius a surprising gift, but asks for something in return.

star 8.34
1,044 votes
Writers: Brent Fletcher, Miranda Kwok
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Shadow Games

#12 - Shadow Games

Season 1 - Episode 5

Batiatus is presented with a gladiatorial opportunity of a lifetime. Spartacus and Crixus must overcome their mutual hostility to fight as a team against a legendary and unbeaten opponent.

star 8.33
1,110 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Miranda Kwok
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Old Wounds

#13 - Old Wounds

Season 1 - Episode 11

Spartacus hovers on the brink. Meanwhile, Batiatus plots revenge against his enemies

star 8.29
971 votes
Directors: Glenn Standring
Writers: Patricia Wells, Daniel Knauf, Dan Filie
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Spoils of War

#14 - Spoils of War

Season 3 - Episode 6

As Crassus leads an onslaught against the rebel-occupied city, Gannicus finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. Tiberius is tasked by Crassus to hold a celebration in honor of a man he despises.

star 8.26
928 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: Jed Whedon
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Sacramentum

#15 - Sacramentum

Season 2 - Episode 7

Spartacus and his group of rebels attempt to free those who became slaves by falling in foreign wars while Lucretia manages to recruit one of her husband's former gladiators.

star 8.24
842 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
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Balance

#16 - Balance

Season 2 - Episode 8

While Spartacus finds an opportunity to get revenge, Glaber is surrounded by intrigue.

star 8.22
822 votes
Writers: Jed Whedon
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Whore

#17 - Whore

Season 1 - Episode 9

Batiatus breaks the news that Spartacus is to service the richest woman in Rome.

star 8.14
1,057 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Daniel Knauf
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The Greater Good

#18 - The Greater Good

Season 2 - Episode 3

Spartacus is forced to mediate when the gladiators are close to divide into groups after news of Naevia's fate reaches them. Lucretia exchanges a long-held secret for some information and an attack puts the rebels at risk.

star 8.13
881 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Tracy Bellomo
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Chosen Path

#19 - Chosen Path

Season 2 - Episode 6

Spartacus and his rebels train hard to keep their new sanctuary safe while Glaber's forces are made stronger with the enlistment of some new deadly recruits. Lucretia and Ilithyia become close again.

star 8.12
827 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Misha Green
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Enemies of Rome

#20 - Enemies of Rome

Season 3 - Episode 1

The rebellion Spartacus has created has turned into thousands and now with Crixus and Gannicus they begin to take on Rome. Unknowingly to them, the powers of the Empire are forced to turn to wealthy, ambitious Marcus Crassus to aid the campaign, along with a young Julius Caesar.

star 8.11
1,106 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: Steven S. DeKnight
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Wolves at the Gate

#21 - Wolves at the Gate

Season 3 - Episode 2

Spartacus leads a daring assault to provide food and shelter for his people. Crassus builds a fearsome army and receives an unexpected visitor.

star 8.10
950 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing
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Men of Honor

#22 - Men of Honor

Season 3 - Episode 3

Spartacus considers striking a deal with a band of marauders to ensure his people stay supplied and fed. Crassus son Tiberius makes a bold and fateful decision.

star 8.10
939 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Brent Fletcher
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Empty Hands

#23 - Empty Hands

Season 2 - Episode 4

Spartacus seeks the safety of the woods for his surviving men while Crixus finds himself revisiting past horrors. Meanwhile, Lucretia spies Ilithyia's affairs.

star 8.10
853 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: Allison Miller
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A Place in This World

#24 - A Place in This World

Season 2 - Episode 2

Spartacus and his men liberate a Roman villa, but its slaves are wary. Oenomaus throws himself into the brutal Pits, and Glaber supports Lucretia’s prophecies, despite Ilithyia’s protests.

star 8.08
928 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: Brent Fletcher
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Mark of the Brotherhood

#25 - Mark of the Brotherhood

Season 1 - Episode 8

Batiatus purchases a fresh batch of slaves during an auction to be trained as gladiators and ponders the idea of selling Crixus.

star 8.07
1,007 votes
Directors: Rowan Woods
Writers: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing
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