Spartacus: Vengeance (2012): S02E06 – Chosen Path


Introduction

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.

Outline

With the injured Oenomaus and Crixus rescued, the group returns to the fallen temple to regroup and re-organise.

Meanwhile, Glaber tests Ashur’s loyalty, and through the passing of this test Ashur’s status and pride is elevated, filled with his own sense of self-importance. Lucretia attempts to bring him to heel, but her efforts backfire as Ashur rapes her.

Glaber, still angry and feeling the sting of betrayal, treats Ilithyia cruelly, in where she seeks casual comfort with Lucretia and schemes to win back Glaber’s love. Glaber attempts to join forces with Seppius and his group of mercenaries, but is rebuffed yet again, resulting in the young Seppia being invited to the villa instead.

Elsewhere, Gannicus scoffs at Spartacus and the rebels, feeling that they are fighting for a lost cause. Naevia, being haunted by her ordeal, is unable to show her love physically to Crixus, while he is unable to forgive Agron for lying about Naevia’s death.

Spartacus attempts to enlist Gannicus to the cause but Gannicus remains unconvinced. Lucius, the disillusioned Roman, seeks to aid in training the rebels who were once house slaves. Chadara would rather seek her place in the bed of another gladiator but is rebuffed. Also, Ashur is sent to recruit the most violent of former gladiators for Glaber’s new plan. Oenomaus awakens and tells Gannicus that they were once brothers and the betrayal with Melitta is not easily forgotten or forgiven.

The map on which Spartacus and Agron make their plans vanishes along with the last bit of money the rebels have. Gannicus is accused and a fight ensues between the former champions of Batiatus. The fight comes to a draw as Mira draws an arrow from her bow and shoots down Chadara who was attempting to flee with map and missing coins in hand. Gannicus also takes his leave.

Back in Capua, Seppia, after some coaxing from Ilithyia, Lucretia and Glaber, agrees to speak with her brother, but to no avail since Glaber has already moved against Seppius. Along with Ashur’s new recruits, Glaber slaughters Seppius and every other living being in the villa. Glaber takes his time delivering the final death blow to Seppius by stepping on his windpipe. Ashur then picks up Seppius’ gold twin snake armlet with the intent on keeping it for himself. Glaber then blames the slaughter on Seppius’ house slaves and claims they escaped to join the rebels cause.

Spartacus Series

You can find out about the life of Spartacus and an overview of the Spartacus ‘franchise’ here.

You can find a full index and overview of the Spartacus 2010-2013 series here.

You can find a full index of Spartacus: Vengeance here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Michael Hurst.
  • Writer(s): Misha Green.
  • Release Date: 02 March 2012.
  • Running Time: 53-60 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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