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Recap: Spartacus Blood And Sand S 3 E 9 The Dead And The Dying
Spartacus: This night hearts lift in joyous reunion with those thought lost to us. Fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and lovers. Hold them close, for the shadow of Rome is upon us. We shall seek our destiny together, whatever the cost. Yet let us not pass from memory those left absent from our arms. Those who sacrificed their lives so that all may live free.

We open with a small group of Roman soldiers who are attacked by a few of the rebels, including Spartacus and Gannicus. They recognize that the armor's insignia is not the same as that of Marcus Crassus, and upon returning to camp, are informed by Laeta that it is that of Pompey, apparently recently returned from another military engagement. Before they can discuss this any further, they are informed by Nasir that there is a rider coming into camp. It is Naevia, arriving back from the battle of the previous episode and cradling Crixus' head. She recounts the previous episode's battle and lets Nasir know that Agron has fallen as well. The rebels then pose as Pompey's soldiers and "invite" Crassus to discuss terms at a neutral site, intending to capture him in their trap. They get his son instead, which works for Naevia, as he's the one who killed Crixus. Spartacus then arranges for Gladiator Games to be held in order to avenge the dead with Roman blood while giving them a taste of what it's like to be a gladiatorial slave. Meanwhile, Pompey's real envoy comes to Crassus's camp and he realizes he's been had. He sends Caesar to bargain with the rebels for his son's life. As his son is already in the arena fighting Naevia, Spartacus leaves it up to her to decide whether to accept terms — 500 rebel prisoners in exchange for Tiberius. She does, but Kore has taken to heart their earlier chat about "balancing the scales" and kills him anyway. In exchange, she offers to go back to Crassus so that the deal will still be honoured. The prisoners return, including Agron, who was able to survive crucifixion, and the rebels return to the arena where Naevia lights Crixus' funeral pyre Viking Funeral style, and all give Due to the Dead.

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