T.V. Series Review: Young Hercules

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Young Hercules Summary

Season 1, Episode 1: The Treasure of Zeus – Part 1

Hercules sets out to retrieve a chalice belonging to Hera, unaware it’s all a trap set by Ares and Strife.

Season 1, Episode 2: Between Friends (The Treasure Of Zeus – Part 2)

Having failed to kill Hercules with the Phoenix that guards the chalice, Strife targets his friends by framing Iolaus for theft.

Season 1, Episode 3: What a Crockery (The Treasure Of Zeus – Part 3)

Ares learns from Hera that by taking the chalice, Hercules has lost his father’s protection.

Season 1, Episode 4: Herc and Seek

Hercules must save Iolaus from his old gang after they break into the academy and take him hostage.

Season 1, Episode 5: Girl Trouble

Herc and his friends travel to Athens to hire a new cook for the academy and try to help a tribe of Amazons escape an evil sea captain who has enslaved them.

Season 1, Episode 6: Teacher’s Pests

When the boys are given detention under the strict Fiducious, Herc and Jason try to cover for Iolaus while he starts his new job at the inn.

Season 1, Episode 7: Inn Trouble

Kora leaves Hercules and his friends in charge of her Inn, where Discord and Strife set a trap involving rowdy Satyrs and a sacred feast.

Season 1, Episode 8: Keeping Up with the Jasons

Feeling jealous of Jason’s new sword and shield, Hercules goes to Hephaestus, who gives him special weapons. However, his new weapons go to his head.

Season 1, Episode 9: Amazon Grace

Hercules is reunited with Cyane, the Amazon leader, and her tribe. Things get complicated when he tries to tell her his father is Zeus, who Cyane hates. The King of Athens tries to claim the Amazons as slaves.

Season 1, Episode 10: Cryano de Hercules

Feeling lonely, Hephaestus crafts the perfect woman, Galatea. However, when she falls for Hercules, Hephaestus makes her hate Hercules, to the point of wanting him dead.

Season 1, Episode 11: Battle Lines Part 1

Hercules and Iolaus become caught between loyalties when Cheiron and the Centaurs are in conflict with Cyane and her Amazons, not knowing it is all a plot by Discord and Strife.

Season 1, Episode 12: Battle Lines Part 2

Hercules tries to avert war between the Centaurs and Amazons by finding the ones fanning the flames of anger.

Season 1, Episode 13: Forgery

Tired of being considered a wet blanket, Hercules uses Hephaestus’ forge to change his heart and give him the “fire inside”. But the fire soon burns out of control.

Season 1, Episode 14: No Way Out

Lilith gets trapped in a cave with Hercules, while their friends plan a surprise birthday party for her.

Season 1, Episode 15: Ares on Trail

Another attempt on Hercules’s life lands Ares in hot water with his fellow gods, who put him on trial for his actions.

Season 1, Episode 16: Down and Out in Academy Hills

Hercules meets an amnesiac who literally fell from the sky and takes him to the academy, unaware he is actually related to him.

Season 1, Episode 17: Winner Takes All

Hercules meets his two half-brothers, Castor and Pollux, but starts neglecting his friends.

Season 1, Episode 18: A Serpent’s Tooth

Iolaus bonds with a mysterious baby creature that was given as a gift to Jason, unaware it’s a fire breathing basilisk that came from Strife and Discord.

Season 1, Episode 19: The Lure of the Lyre

A new friend, the musician Orpheus, introduces Hercules to Bacchus, who tries to lure him and his friends into his evil cult of Bacchai.

Season 1, Episode 20: Fame

Hercules is reunited with Orpheus and Euridice who have become great musicians, though she doesn’t know that Orpheus is using Bacchus’ magic lyre to recruit more Bacchai.

Season 1, Episode 21: Lyre, Liar

Orpheus still possesses Bacchus’ magic lyre, and Bacchus wants it and Euridice back.

Season 1, Episode 22: A Lady in Hades

Hercules and Jason descend into Underworld to rescue Euridice, who died saving Hercules’ life.

Season 1, Episode 23: The Mysteries of Life

Iolaus tries to rescue Ruff, the basilisk he bonded with when it was a baby, from a cruel sideshow owner who captured him.

Season 1, Episode 24: Dad Always Liked Me Best

Hercules meets another half-brother, Lucius, who’s tracking Pollux for the murder of Castor. But things aren’t quite as they appear…

Season 1, Episode 25: Herc’s Nemesis

Hercules incurs the wrath of his stepmother, Hera, when he convinces Nemesis to defy Hera’s orders.

Season 1, Episode 26: Cold Feet

Jason begins to feel doubt about his future role as king, until he meets a farmer and his daughter who are under threat from a marauder.

Season 1, Episode 27: Mommy Dearest

Lucius returns, with an even more diabolic plan to kill Hercules.

Season 1, Episode 28: In Your Dreams

Ares enlists the god of dreams in his latest scheme to get rid of Hercules by trapping him in a deadly nightmare.

Season 1, Episode 29: Sisters

Kora becomes jealous when her sister Cleo arrives and quickly becomes more popular than her, so she tries to emulate Cleo.

Season 1, Episode 30: The Golden Bow

Kora enters an archery tournament in hopes of giving the prize to Artemis in exchange for her release from service.

Season 1, Episode 31: Home for the Holidays

A trip home for a holiday brings a surprise to Hercules when he meets his mother’s new boyfriend.

Season 1, Episode 32: Cram-bed

Iolaus will be sent back to prison unless he can pass a test, so his friends help him study with an all night cramming session.

Season 1, Episode 33: Con Ares

Hercules and his friends meet a mortal farmer with an uncanny resemblance to Ares and hope to use him to avert a war between Sparta and Thebes.

Season 1, Episode 34: Get Jason

An annual prank war at the academy covers an assassin’s attempts on Jason’s life.

Season 1, Episode 35: My Fair Lilith

In an attempt to get out of an arranged marriage, Jason begs Lilith to pretend to be his wife.

Season 1, Episode 36: Hind Sight

Hercules and Kora try to protect the Golden Hind, a mystical half-human half-deer that is sacred to Artemis, from hunters.

Season 1, Episode 37: The Head That Wears the Crown

While Jason is being crowned king, Hercules wants to save his mother’s midwife Galinthia from getting executed in Corinth.

Season 1, Episode 38: Me, Myself and Eye

Hercules comes into possession of an eye that can foretell the future, but the blind witches that own it curse his friends to get it back.

Season 1, Episode 39: The Skeptic

A new student at the Academy incurs the wrath of Strife by claiming not to believe in the gods.

Season 1, Episode 40: Iolaus Goes Stag

Iolaus gets on the bad side of Artemis when he attempts to impress his uncle by going after the Golden Hind.

Season 1, Episode 41: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

Hercules and Theseus become rivals and they challenge each other to a chariot race, but they crash into the Forbidden Zone and have to fight for survival.

Season 1, Episode 42: The Prize

A talent contest at Kora’s inn draws an unusual contestant, Ares, who wants the first prize, the last fragment of the Chronos Stone which will make him stronger than Zeus and can only be given to him freely

Season 1, Episode 43: The Beasts Beneath

Hercules and Theseus try to track down their friends, who have gotten lost in a desert full of quicksand and monsters.

Season 1, Episode 44: Parents’ Day

Iolaus hires actors to play his parents at the academy’s parents day, unaware they’re actually thieves.

Season 1, Episode 45: A Life for a Life

Ares kidnaps Cheiron and leaves clues for Hercules and his friends to follow, believing Hercules will willingly sacrifice his life to save Cheiron.

Season 1, Episode 46: Under Siege

Ares controls Cyane to attack the academy and tricks Hephaestus to make new weapons for the job.

Season 1, Episode 47: Mila

Hercules meets Mila, an Amazon warrior searching for her father, unaware that Ares has a plan to use her.

Season 1, Episode 48: Apollo

Hercules meets his half-brother Apollo, and incurs his wrath after becoming more popular with his followers.

Season 1, Episode 49: Ill Wind

Cyane becomes sick and tries to communicate with Hercules how to cure her by sharing memories with him

Season 1, Episode 50: Valley of the Shadow

Hercules, Iolaus, and Theseus go hunting and an old man advises them to try out a valley that turns out to have a monster.

Young Hercules Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I loved this show. Okay yes a young Ryan Gossling really does help but its nice to see a different side to legends. I wish there was more or a spin off certain characters. I would possibly like a remake even as an acceptable solution. It is a must in my book.

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