OtherOldHousemate pointed out to me this week that Number One is one of the two brothers who conspired with Spartacus towards the end of season one, the other being the dead brother he keeps on about wanting to avenge. I had entirely forgotten their existence, I must confess! I should really re-watch Season One at some point.
Previously on: Yay! Gannicus is coming back!
We're back in the arena - always a good sign. I'm impressed with the guy who keeps going after a spear wound to the gut, he should audition for Black Swan. Meanwhile, the aristocrats snark each other in their box. The example of the Roman victory over Hannibal is being used for the execution of Crixus, DSG and their random, gladiator-fodder 3rd friend. Clearly Slimy Varinius hasn't seen Gladiator (in which our guys are supposed to be slaughtered while playing at being Hannibal and his army, but Maximus pulls them together and they manage to defeat the gladiators playing Scipio Africanus, who defeated Hannibal). Xena gives Crixus a really dirty look. She does that a lot in this episode.