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.
With our favorite show going on hiatus this week we FINALLY get some time to review Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery by Gale Force Nine games. In a nutshell, we loved it! But listen to the podcast for our full review, plus more of your feedback on episode 03.
Tensions rise as disputes emerge within the rebel army regarding the treatment of Roman prisoners. With rations dwindling, Spartacus must consider making a deal with Silician Pirates, though it is difficult to trust them. And Tiberius, seeking to impress his father and gain the respect of fellow officers, makes a costly mistake.
Realizing the greater needs of his people, Spartacus embarks on an elaborate and risky plan to take over the walled city of Sinuessa en Valle. In Rome, Crassus recruits a young and brash Julius Caesar to aid him in his hunt of the rebel slaves.
Spartacus returns! As Spartacus’ army grows, concerns about the well being of his people surface. Hoping to kill the morale of the Roman army, Spartacus devises a plan to decisively strike the Roman commanders. Away in Rome, Marcus Crassus is beckoned to join the Roman cause. It is evident that his patience, cunning, and sharply strategic mind will provide a formidable opponent for our heroes.
This is it! We have reached the end of HBO’s “Rome!” Defeated, Antony and Cleopatra face their destiny. Octavian, now Caesar Augustus, is declared first citizen of Rome. Vorenus remains loyal to the end, and seeks reconciliation with his children. And surprisingly, Pullo becomes a family man. Bring on the War of the Damned!
Happy New Year! Mark Antony and Cleopatra try to instigate war with Octavian by withholding grain shipments. A political battle of wits ensues, with shameful consequences for Octavia and Atia. Vorenus befriends the young Caesarion, and Pullo learns a dark secret.