The BEST Episodes of Spartacus

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2020

Network: Starz

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.


#1 - Victory

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 12, 2013

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

star 8.70
3,677 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: Steven S. DeKnight
Kill Them All

#2 - Kill Them All

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 16, 2010

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

star 8.63
7,305 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: Steven S. DeKnight
Wrath of the Gods

#3 - Wrath of the Gods

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 30, 2012

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

star 8.40
4,416 votes
Writers: Jesse Warn

#4 - Libertus

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 24, 2012

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 8.27
4,721 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing
The Dead and the Dying

#5 - The Dead and the Dying

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 5, 2013

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 8.22
3,551 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
Separate Paths

#6 - Separate Paths

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 22, 2013

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 8.20
3,512 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: Brent Fletcher

#7 - Revelations

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 9, 2010

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 8.15
6,894 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Brent Fletcher
Party Favors

#8 - Party Favors

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 26, 2010

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 8.14
7,388 votes
Writers: Brent Fletcher, Miranda Kwok
Shadow Games

#9 - Shadow Games

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 19, 2010

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 8.13
6,968 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Miranda Kwok
Mors Indecepta

#10 - Mors Indecepta

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 15, 2013

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 8.10
3,222 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: David Kob, Mark Leitner

#11 - Monsters

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 23, 2012

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 8.08
4,494 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: Brent Fletcher
Blood Brothers

#12 - Blood Brothers

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 1, 2013

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

star 8.03
3,581 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott

#13 - Sacramentum

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 9, 2012

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 7.96
4,551 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
Old Wounds

#14 - Old Wounds

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 2, 2010

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

star 7.95
6,964 votes
Directors: Glenn Standring
Writers: Dan Filie, Daniel Knauf, Patricia Wells
Spoils of War

#15 - Spoils of War

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 8, 2013

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 7.92
3,535 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: Jed Whedon
Enemies of Rome

#16 - Enemies of Rome

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 25, 2013

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 7.88
4,386 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: Steven S. DeKnight

#17 - Balance

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 16, 2012

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

star 7.87
4,326 votes
Writers: Jed Whedon

#18 - Whore

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 19, 2010

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

star 7.85
6,938 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Daniel Knauf
Empty Hands

#19 - Empty Hands

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 17, 2012

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 7.85
4,853 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Mark of the Brotherhood

#20 - Mark of the Brotherhood

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 12, 2010

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

star 7.84
7,405 votes
Directors: Rowan Woods
Writers: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing
Men of Honor

#21 - Men of Honor

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 8, 2013

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 7.80
3,660 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Brent Fletcher
Chosen Path

#22 - Chosen Path

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 2, 2012

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 7.77
4,569 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Misha Green
The Greater Good

#23 - The Greater Good

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 10, 2012

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 7.77
5,056 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Tracy Bellomo
Delicate Things

#24 - Delicate Things

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 26, 2010

Lies, distrust and duplicity plague the house of Batiatus and impact the hopes of both Barca and Spartacus, who have benefited from good fortune and envision a future away from the grounds. Barca expects to buy his and his male lover's way out, while Spartacus anticipates his promised reunion with his enslaved wife, part of his reward for a monumental victory in the arena. But just in case things go wrong, Spartacus dreams and schemes an escape plan.

star 7.75
7,428 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: Andrew Chambliss, Tracy Bellomo
Great and Unfortunate Things

#25 - Great and Unfortunate Things

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 5, 2010

Overcome by the pressure of Batiatus's control, Spartacus must make a choice: leave his past behind and assume the mantle of a champion gladiator, or die.

star 7.75
7,004 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: Brent Fletcher, Steven S. DeKnight