Friday's episode of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena delivered plenty of blood and bosoms, but like the vengeance Batiatus sought against Tullius, the good stuff wasn't served up until later.
Let's just get the pesky plot stuff out of the way first, shall we? With Gaia's help, Batiatus maneuvered Gannicus into the next tournament and got back at both Tullius and Vettius. That'll show you to beat, blackball and urinate on him. Over at the ludus, it was all about upward movement: Crixus caught Gaia's eye and proved to be semi-worthy competition against Gannicus, the Syrians got branded and Oenomaus was promoted to Doctore after a heartbreaking battle.