Spartacus: Vengeance is the second season of the American television series Spartacus, a Starz television series, which follows Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It premiered on 20 January 2012 and concluded on 30 March 2012.
A plan is hatched and brothers are reunited upon the sands in this episode. While searching a temple with a view to spend the night, Spartacus encounters Lucius, a Roman disillusioned with Rome because of the civil war Sulla waged years before. Lucius gives shelter and information to the Rebels, mainly that the rumors that abound are that Spartacus and the Rebels are finished and all but slaughtered. He informs Spartacus that three of the rebels will be executed in the arena and that one of them is Crixus. Spartacus, unwilling to forsake Crixus and wanting to send a message to the Romans, hatches a daring plan of rescue, where they will move in and take the arena in Capua.
Meanwhile, Gannicus returns to Capua to give Oenomaus an honourable death in the arena, but unaware Oenomaus knows the truth of Gannicus’ affair with Melitta.
Elsewhere, Lucretia dissuades Ilithyia from aborting her child, though Ilithyia must be rid of the pregnancy if she will marry Varinius. However, Lucretia manages to convince Ilithyia to delay the abortion. Lucretia, through Ashur, reveals the abortion attempt to Glaber. Ilithyia admits upon confrontation that their love and marriage is over and reveals her plan to marry Varinius to Glaber.
When the primus fight starts, Oenomaus viciously attacks Gannicus and Mira is tasked to set the arena on fire on its foundations. When the arena finally collapses and most of the spectators flee, Spartacus and Agron attack the remaining gladiators and guards and escape with Gannicus, Crixus and Oenomaus, but not before Spartacus throws a spear directly at Glaber and nicks his cheek. Glaber, the last to leave the pulvinus, chances upon Senator Albinius (Ilithyia’s father) trapped beneath a fallen beam, but he does not save his father-in-law, instead killing him.
Glaber finds Ilithyia and lies by telling her her father was killed by Spartacus and that they will remain married.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Rick Jacobson.
- Writer(s): Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing.
- Release Date: 24 February 2012.
- Running Time: 53-60 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.