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The Best Episodes of Spartacus

Every episode of Spartacus ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Spartacus!

Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment.


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The best episode of "Spartacus" is "Victory", rated 9.7/10 from 8414 user votes. It was directed by Rick Jacobson and written by Steven S. DeKnight. "Victory" aired on 4/12/2013 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Kill Them All".

  • Victory
    9.7/10 8,414 votes

    #1 - Victory

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-04-12

    Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans.

    Director: Rick Jacobson

    Writer: Steven S. DeKnight

  • Kill Them All
    9.6/10 6,773 votes

    #2 - Kill Them All

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2010-04-23

    In the season finale, Spartacus enlists the help of an accomplice in order to get his revenge.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: Steven S. DeKnight

  • Wrath of the Gods
    9.4/10 4,527 votes

    #3 - Wrath of the Gods

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-03-30

    When a shortage in supplies has the rebellion about to fail, Spartacus tries his best to give his men hope.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: Steven S. DeKnight

  • Libertus
    9.2/10 3,943 votes

    #4 - Libertus

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-02-24

    In an ironic twist of fate, a gladiator from the house of Batiatus will stand in the way of Spartacus trying to free Crixus from Roman captivity. Ilithyia's scheming puts her marriage to Glaber at risk.

    Director: Rick Jacobson

    Writer: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing

  • The Dead and the Dying
    9.1/10 3,343 votes

    #5 - The Dead and the Dying

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-04-05

    Crassus learns that a fellow prominent Roman is attempting to steal the glory of defeating Spartacus. Spartacus aims to secure a bargaining chip he can use against the Romans.

    Director: Michael Hurst

    Writer: Jeffrey Bell

  • Party Favors
    9.0/10 3,802 votes

    #6 - Party Favors

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2010-04-02

    Numerius is honored with an exhibition match for his birthday celebration at the ludus. Ilithyia gives Numerius a surprising gift, but asks for something in return.

    Director: Chris Martin-Jones

    Writer: Miranda Kwok, Brent Fletcher

  • Revelations
    9.0/10 3,596 votes

    #7 - Revelations

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2010-04-16

    Lucretia and Batiatus await the arrival of Glaber with the intentions to receive his patronage, while Spartacus focuses his attention on his plan for revenge.

    Director: Michael Hurst

    Writer: Brent Fletcher

  • Shadow Games
    8.9/10 4,025 votes

    #8 - Shadow Games

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-02-19

    Batiatus is presented with a gladiatorial opportunity of a lifetime. Spartacus and Crixus must overcome their mutual hostility to fight as a team against a legendary and unbeaten opponent.

    Director: Michael Hurst

    Writer: Miranda Kwok

  • Separate Paths
    8.9/10 3,224 votes

    #9 - Separate Paths

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-03-29

    Spartacus and the rebels arrive at a crossroads. With the relentless Crassus driving his men hard in the pursuit of Spartacus, the conflict between Tiberius and Caeser escalates.

    Director: T.J. Scott

    Writer: Brent Fletcher

  • Monsters
    8.8/10 2,957 votes

    #10 - Monsters

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-03-23

    Spartacus has to once again use his leadership skills to convince his band of rebels to unite against the Roman assault. Lucretia struggles to get rid of those men standing in the way of her fate.

    Director: T.J. Scott

    Writer: Brent Fletcher

  • Blood Brothers
    8.8/10 2,867 votes

    #11 - Blood Brothers

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-02-22

    Spartacus puts a plan in motion to weaken Crassus's forces and gain the upper hand. Betrayal threatens to foil the plan.

    Director: T.J. Scott

    Writer: Allison Miller

  • Whore
    8.7/10 3,583 votes

    #12 - Whore

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-03-26

    Batiatus breaks the news that Spartacus is to service the richest woman in Rome.

    Director: Michael Hurst

    Writer: Daniel Knauf

  • Old Wounds
    8.6/10 3,397 votes

    #13 - Old Wounds

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2010-04-09

    Spartacus hovers on the brink. Meanwhile, Batiatus plots revenge against his enemies

    Director: Glenn Standring

    Writer: Daniel Knauf

  • Enemies of Rome
    8.6/10 3,435 votes

    #14 - Enemies of Rome

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-01-25

    Spartacus continues to build a formidable army and outwit Romes best commanders. The powers of the Empire are forced to turn to wealthy, ambitious Marcus Crassus to aid the campaign.

    Director: Mark Beesley

    Writer: Steven S. DeKnight

  • Spoils of War
    8.6/10 2,712 votes

    #15 - Spoils of War

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-03-15

    As Crassus leads an onslaught against the rebel-occupied city, Gannicus finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. Tiberius is tasked by Crassus to hold a celebration in honor of a man he despises.

    Director: Mark Beesley

    Writer: Jed Whedon

  • Delicate Things
    8.5/10 3,530 votes

    #16 - Delicate Things

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-02-26

    Lies, distrust and duplicity plague the house of Batiatus and impact the hopes of both Barca and Spartacus, who have benefited from good fortune and envision a future away from the grounds. Barca expects to buy his and his male lover's way out, while Spartacus anticipates his promised reunion with his enslaved wife, part of his reward for a monumental victory in the arena. But just in case things go wrong, Spartacus dreams and schemes an escape plan.

    Director: Rick Jacobson

    Writer: Tracy Bellomo, Andrew Chambliss

  • Sacramentum
    8.5/10 2,779 votes

    #17 - Sacramentum

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-03-09

    Spartacus and his group of rebels attempt to free those who became slaves by falling in foreign wars while Lucretia manages to recruit one of her husband's former gladiators.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: Seamus Kevin Fahey

  • Wolves at the Gate
    8.4/10 2,769 votes

    #18 - Wolves at the Gate

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-01-26

    Spartacus leads a daring assault to provide food and shelter for his people. Crassus builds a fearsome army and receives an unexpected visitor.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing

  • Decimation
    8.4/10 2,653 votes

    #19 - Decimation

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-02-15

    The possible infiltration of a Roman spy causes tension to mount between Spartacus and his men. Crassus resurrects a long abandoned form of Roman punishment to teach his soldiers a brutal lesson.

    Director: Michael Hurst

    Writer: Seamus Kevin Fahey

  • Mors Indecepta
    8.4/10 2,600 votes

    #20 - Mors Indecepta

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-03-22

    Their forces trapped on an impassable, snowbound ridge, Spartacus and Crixus clash over the method of escape. Crassus discovers it increasingly difficult to control the actions of those closest to him.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: David Kob, Mark Leitner

  • The Thing in the Pit
    8.3/10 3,618 votes

    #21 - The Thing in the Pit

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-02-12

    Having performed shamefully in the arena against Crixus, Spartacus is forced to fight in the Pits. Batiatus, determined to profit from Spartacus, may be at risk if his debts aren't repaid.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing

  • Mark of the Brotherhood
    8.3/10 3,266 votes

    #22 - Mark of the Brotherhood

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-03-19

    Batiatus purchases a fresh batch of slaves during an auction to be trained as gladiators and ponders the idea of selling Crixus.

    Director: Rowan Woods

    Writer: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing

  • Balance
    8.3/10 2,586 votes

    #23 - Balance

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-03-16

    While Spartacus finds an opportunity to get revenge, Glaber is surrounded by intrigue.

    Director: Chris Martin-Jones

    Writer: Jed Whedon

  • Men of Honor
    8.3/10 2,634 votes

    #24 - Men of Honor

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-02-08

    Spartacus considers striking a deal with a band of marauders to ensure his people stay supplied and fed. Crassus's son Tiberius makes a bold and fateful decision.

    Director: John Fawcett

    Writer: Brent Fletcher

  • Great and Unfortunate Things
    8.2/10 3,273 votes

    #25 - Great and Unfortunate Things

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-03-12

    Overcome by the pressure of Batiatus's control, Spartacus must make a choice: leave his past behind and assume the mantle of a champion gladiator, or die.

    Director: Jesse Warn

    Writer: Steven S. DeKnight, Brent Fletcher