The New Slave
On impulse Stylax buys a new slave Mushki. His efficiency and culinary skill impress Marcus but Stylax is worried that he is too attentive, bordering on the psychotic. Grumio is jealous and wanders off, getting caught and put in the slave auction but, still impressed by Mushki, Marcus is not keen to buy him back – until Mushki goes too far in taking drastic action against Cynthia and Metella, who have criticized him. Marcus has to face facts and cough up to get Grumio back.