Crassus is within sight of victory, yet his overconfidence may be blinding him to trouble brewing close to home. Tiberius is reinstated to the legion, giving him the upper hand over a flustered Caesar. Gannicus gives in to the innocent charms of Sibyl. And the conflict between Crixus and Spartacus reaches the boiling point.
Spartacus and his fellow rebels are forced to flee the walled city of Sinuessa while Gannicus and Sibyl are left behind and must fend for themselves. Laeta is not pleasantly surprised with the role she must play in the bargain with the Cilician pirates. To Tiberius’ chagrin Caesar is honored with a bloody celebration, and we say goodbye Donar. Again. And again.
With the aid of the Silician pirates, Spartacus puts an elaborate plan into action, but will Crassus fall for it? Tiberius laments his current state of affairs, and takes his pain to Kore in unexpected ways. And Caesar seizes the moment to finally reveal his true intentions.
As more freed slaves arrive at the walled city, Spartacus and his leaders face new challenges which pit them against each other. Caesar infiltrates the rebels, hoping to further drive dissent among them. Tiberius is subjected to the antiquated practice of decimation as a result of his actions.