Young Hercules (1998-1999)

by Ceryndip

Also see the following episodes in Hercules Season 4 Spoilers


Regrets...I've Had A Few
Medea Culpa
Twilight
Top God

The Pilot Movie
The Treasure of Zeus (part 1)
Between Friends (part 2)
What A Crockery (part 3)
Herc and Seek
Girl Trouble
Teacher's Pests
Inn Trouble
Keeping Up With the Jason's
Amazon Grace
Cyrano de Hercules
Battle Lines Part 1
Battle Lines Part 2
Forgery
No Way Out
Ares on Trial
Down and Out in Academy Hills
Winner Take All
A Serpent's Tooth
Lure of the Lyre
Fame
Lyre Liar
A Lady in Hades
The Mysteries of Life
Dad Always Liked Me Best
Herc's Nemesis
Cold Feet
Mommy Dearest
In Your Dreams
Sisters
The Golden Bow
Home For the Holidays
Cram-Ped
Con Ares
Get Jason!
My Fair Lilith
Hind Sight
The Head That Wears the Crown
Me, Myself and Eye
The Skeptic
Iolaus Goes Stag
Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
The Prize
The Beasts Beneath
Parents Day
Life For A Life
Under Siege
Mila
Apollo
Ill Wind
Valley of the Shadow

Synopsis

The Pilot Movie Young Hercules

Staring:
Ian Bohen as Hercules
Dean O'Gorman as Iolaus
Chris Conrad as Jason
Johna Stewart as Yvenna
Kevin Smith as Ares
Meghan Desmond as Discord
Nathaniel Lees as Chiron

Screenplay by: Andrew Dettmann and Daniel Truly
Story by: Robert Tapert, Andrew Dettmann and Daniel Truly
Directed by: T.J. Scott

Hercules bungy jumps off a cliff and ends up in a cobweb covered temple/cave. He uses a shield to pass through a corridor that is spitting fire from the walls.

Discord visits Ares on a bady-littered battlefield. He asks about Aeson, the King of Corinth, who is ill by Ares hand. Discord says that he is weak and asks if she can kill him. Ares refuses her, he still needs the King for awhile. She also brings news of their half-brother Hercules who has at that moment infiltrated one of Ares' temples and is trying to take back an urn that Ares stole from Zeus. Ares isn't concerned about it, he designed the temple to allow people in but not out.

Hercules finds a room full of treasures, including the item in question. He hopes that his capture of the urn will get his father's attention. The temple is guarded by a very large snake which Hercules must kill. He lures it into a couple of swinging blades which chop it's head off.

Iolaus and his gang are in the market, Iolaus walks up to a jewelry cart. One of the boys comes up and stabs him. As he's 'dying' Iolaus grabs as many of the bracelets and jewels as he can and runs off. (Michael Hurst plays the jeweler)

Iolaus meets with the gang and divides up the loot after disposing of the pig's bladder filled with blood. They see Hercules arrive back in town with the urn and Iolaus goes to see.

Alcmene stops at the jeweler's cart and asks what's happening. He replies that some kid, just stole something from the temple of Ares. Alcmene goes after Hercules. Iolaus grabs it and they fight over it. The urn opens and a cyclone comes out. Iolaus is caught in the center of it and Alcmene orders Hercules to go and save Iolaus. He ties a rope to himself and to a post and launches himself at Iolaus. Eventually they both fall to the ground.

Back at home Alcmene is not happy with Hercules. She thinks he is wasting his life trying to gain his father's attention. Hercules basically denies that's what he's trying to do. She tells him he needs to learn to use the powers he was given and that he should go to Chiron at the academy. She says that when Iphicles left it nearly broke her heart. Hercules says that was because he was half god but that he'd do anything to be mortal like Iphicles, a normal man. He eventually agrees to go.

Hercules takes the long way around the countryside getting to the academy. Hercules arrives to find Jason and others working out at various fighting skills. Jason points him toward Chiron after introducing himself. Hercules thinks Chiron is the janitor and expresses his concern that some of the fighting skills (like fighting while balancing on poles) are never gonna happen in the real world. Hercules doubts that he can learn much from Chiron. Jason takes Hercules around and explains the schedule. Jason asks about his father and Hercules side-steps the issue. Jason says his father is Aeson, King of Corinth. He introduces Hercules to his bunkmates and his training partner, Iolaus.

The cadets go for a run. Hercules asks Iolaus how he got in here, steal the key? Iolaus explains that Chiron wanted him to keep an eye on Hercules. Hercules trips him. Later when they have to go over a tall wall, Hercules drops Iolaus on purpose. Chiron is not pleased.

Hercules and Iolaus are balancing on the poles. Hercules is not well balanced and Iolaus knocks him off easily. Chiron knocks Iolaus off displeased with his gloating over it.

That night, Iolaus tries to leave. Hercules gets in his way, telling him that he's not taking the blame for him again. In the morning there's going to be a horse and a jackass missing. They end up fighting in the barn. Iolaus gets his face shoved in a pile of manure. (of course he did, he's Iolaus, right?)

A girl walks in, dressed in warrior's leather and they stop and offer to help. she informs them that she's a cadet. Hercules puts his foot in his mouth and she knocks him to the ground and shoves Iolaus' face in the pile again but he doesn't seem to mind.

The next morning, Chiron shows Yvenna into the training area. She causes quite a disturbance and runs into Hercules and Iolaus again. She ends up swinging up a rope to prove that she really doesn't need any of their help.

That night, Chiron catches Hercules training on the posts secretly. His balance is much improved. Chiron gives him a blindfold and tells him he is ready to progress to the next level.

Hercules jumps into the lake to take a bath not knowing that Yvenna is standing on shore about to do the same. She accuses him of following her. Then, she won't turn her back on him so he can leave the water. A messenger arrives looking for Jason of Corinth.

Jason has received word that his father has been ill and is in a coma. Jason must return home immediately. The city is in chaos. Hercules and Iolaus go with him. On the walk, they discuss their fathers. Iolaus certainly doesn't miss his not being around. He tells Hercules that it's not his fault that Amphitryon died when he was young. Hercules informs him that Amphitryon was not his father and he'd never met his father. Iolaus wants to know how Alcmene hid the fact that Hercules was a...Jason keeps Hercules from decking Iolaus.

Ares is masquerading as Lord Pelias, the king's thought to be dead brother. 'Pelias' has had a statue of himself commissioned that he wants to display at the king's funeral. Discord comes to tell Ares that Hercules accompanies Jason. Discord plans to cause an accident.

She's sent a couple of chariots to run them down. Hercules takes over one of the chariots after being dragged behind it and picks up Iolaus and Jason. they use the chariot's wheel to disintegrate the other chariot. Hercules grabs the guy and gets him to confess that Pelias sent him.

They arrive in Corinth to find a battlefield with bodies crucified outside and guards at the gate. Iolaus pretends to be a drunk that gets sick and barfs leftover soup all over the place while Jason and Hercules take out the guards. They gain entrance to the castle. Jason's father is still unconscious. Pelias comes in and tells Jason that the finest physicians haven't been able to help him and that the Golden Fleece is the only thing that might save him.

Jason asks about the soldiers in the streets. Pelias informs him that he had to assume the throne and restore order. Then, he shows Jason a scroll signed by his father giving Pelias the throne. Jason accuses him of forcing him to write it. He orders Jason, Iolaus and Hercules banished. They are thrown out of the city.

Hercules convinces Jason that they have to go after the Golden Fleece. It's the only important thing right now. He explains that the fleece was sacrificed to his father and can cure any illness.

Jason catches the meaning and the truth is out, Hercules is the son of Zeus. Iolaus comments that all these years he just thought it was heavy weightlifting and it's no wonder Alcmene kept that news under her hat.

Jason says it's too dangerous, son of a god or not. they go back to the academy and pick up a few friends. they need a ship and Yvenna says her father is owner of the Argos. Hercules invites her along. Chiron catches them sneaking out and wishes them luck. Chiron asks Hercules if he has a personal agenda and if he does, they will never succeed.

Ares allows Discord to bait the trap for the 9 cadets.

At dinner Iolaus asks Yvenna what brought her to Chiron's academy. She tells that her village was attacked by marauders and many were killed and the rest remain slaves. She vowed to avenge her mother's death. Iolaus bets she took out many of the raiders. She leaves. Hercules follows her and asks what's wrong. She eventually tells him that she did nothing when her village was attacked. She ran and hid in the woods while her family was being slaughtered. She was too afraid. If she can help and get the fleece then she'll know she's ready to free her people.

They hear a woman singing from an island. They decide to go ashore and see if she needs help. The woman leads them into a cave filled with food and drink which is drugged. They are intended to kill each other. Iolaus manages to knock Hercules out before he can hurt anyone. They go outside to find two of the cadets have killed each other.

Ares is not too upset that Hercules has escaped the trap. Discord is very upset and destroying things.

Yvenna can't sleep and joins Hercules at the table below deck. Hercules blames himself. He shouldn't have led them on this journey. He only wanted to impress his father, not to get people killed. Chiron said that they would fail. Hercules now thinks that they will fail. A nearly drown Iolaus runs below deck and tells them all that a wave just swept one of the other cadets overboard. Hercules wants to turn back and Jason refuses. Iolaus doesn't want to fight Hercules' demons.

Hercules speaks to Zeus and tells him that he is afraid not for himself but for the people he's with. He doesn't want them hurt. He asks Zeus if he has any love at all for him.

They land on the island. The fleece is in a pagoda and it's easy for Iolaus to walk up and take it. A giant is on the island as well and comes to protect the fleece. They do battle. Yvenna hits him with a bucket between the eyes and Hercules realizes that is his weak spot. Yvenna grabs the fleece and taunts the giant from the roof of a building. The giant knocks her off the roof. Hercules sets up a spring board and as he is propelled upwards he throws a horn into the giant's forehead.

Hercules and the cadets run to Yvenna. She dies in his arms before they can get the fleece to her. She makes him promise to be a hero. Iolaus apologizes for what he said earlier. Hercules informs him that he doesn't care about any of the gods anymore.

Discord tells Ares that Hercules is coming back. She wants to take him out and Ares says no, it's brother against brother.

They arrive and restore Aeson with the fleece. Ares breaks his neck and stabs Jason. Hercules asks who he is and Ares tells him he's his half-brother.

They fight in the construction area where the statue is being erected. They have to fight standing on top of poles while a fire burns beneath them. Hercules ends up temporarily blinded and Iolaus stands on his shoulders and directs him. Ares ends up falling into the flaming pit and they drop the head of his statue on him. Ares vows that this is only the beginning.

They run back to Jason and use the fleece to heal him. Jason becomes king. Iolaus follows Hercules out of the city gates telling him that he needs him and there's not much future in this thief thing.

Regular Series Cast:
Ryan Gosling - Hercules
Dean O'Gorman - Iolaus
Chris Conrad - Jason
Alcmene - Sharon Tyrrell
Cheiron - Nathaniel Lees
Kora - Angela Dotchin
Fidorius - Ross Duncan
Theseus - Mfundo Morrison

The Treasure of Zeus (part 1)


(12 Sept 1998)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith, Joel Tobeck
Teleplay By: Mark Edens
Story By: Rob Tapert and Liz Friedman
Directed By: Chris Graves

Strife complains that he's not one the "bad" guys while Ares works out with his sword and an unoccupied suit of armor. Strife wants to be someone. Ares suggests that he kill the mortal son of Zeus. But Hercules is under Zeus' protection. Any god who tries to harm him will get hit by the lightning bolt themselves. So, Ares has a plan to attack indirectly.

Hercules is working in his mother's barn. He throws a couple of sheaves into the loft and then uses a rake for target practice. He is attacked by a guy who's got a burlap sack over his head. They fight on a ladder standing in the middle of the room and end up wrestling on the floor when Alcmene throws water on them. The attacker is Iolaus. She suggests they mop the floor.

Iolaus tries to start another fight at the water well but Alcmene brings out Hercules' bag all packed and ready to go back to the academy. Iolaus goes to get his bag while Hercules says goodbye to his mother. She wishes that he would stop trying to get his father's attention and just be a good man. Iolaus teases him about his "mommy" as they walk away through the trees.

Hercules and Iolaus arrive at the tavern in time for one last meal before they go to the Academy. They meet Jason there and Iolaus tries to put all their meals on his tab but he has no money. They tease Jason about being a Prince. His royal airs do not impress the waitress who just happens to be the owner.

Hercules asks Iolaus how he's going to pay the tuition which is due the end of this week if he's broke. Strife arrives pretending to be another student named Niasus Guyus. A fight nearly breaks out with a couple of satyrs but the tavern owner puts a stop to it.

The next morning at the academy, Hercules shows Strife the ropes. Cheiron greets him. Strife tells Hercules about the Chalice that Zeus gave to Hera that Zeus would like back. It just happens to be in a cave near the academy.

That night Hercules sneaks out and Iolaus tries to get the drop on him and ends up lying in the dirt. Jason follows them outside and tells them that they'll all be in trouble if Cheiron catches them out after curfew. Hercules tells them that he's going to the cave to get the treasure. He doesn't want them to come because they might get hurt. they follow anyway. Jason for the glory and Iolaus for the treasure. Hercules tells them that it's a chalice that belongs to Zeus. Iolaus wonders if it's a father-son thing again. Hercules still doesn't want them to come. Iolaus wants to split the treasure. Hercules doesn't want the treasure. Jason is just coming to keep the other two out of trouble, leaving all the treasure for Iolaus.

There is a big wooden bird guarding the entrance to the cave. They take spears and throw them at it to assure themselves that it really is only a statue of the Phoenix. So far, it's just wood.

They enter the cave and Iolaus jumps over a trip wire and ends up hanging over a pit with stakes in the bottom. So, they let Iolaus go first. They find the chalice. Hercules moves to take it and A spiked ball swings his way. Jason pushes him out of the way. Hercules takes the chalice. It looks to be filled with water. Iolaus is not impressed and dumps it out. It promptly begins to burn. They run out just ahead of Hera's fireball.

At dawn the bird comes to life.

The three guys try to sneak back into the academy but the cadets are already in the training hall. The bird arrives and swoops down and grabs Iolaus. Hercules screams his name and lassos the bird. Now Hercules is pulled along as well. He gets the bird to release Iolaus who is caught by Jason, but Hercules is too high to jump. So, he is in for a ride.

Strife wishes him well.

Between Friends (part 2)


(16 September 1998)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith, Joel Tobeck
Teleplay By: Michael Edens
Story By: Rob Tapert and Liz Friedman
Directed By: Chris Graves

In it's earlier flight over the Academy, the bird had dislodged some stones from the roof. The stones threaten to topple. Jason pushes a guy out of the way. Iolaus jumps out of the way and lands precariously on some barrels which also begin to fall. Iolaus ends up landing in the water well, catching ahold of the rope which begins to reel out.

Hercules, still holding onto the rope, gets pulled through some trees.

Jason stops the handle and gets Iolaus out.

Hercules uses a rock wall to push off of and leap onto the bird's head where he breaks off an antenna and stabs the bird with it. The bird explodes. Jason and Iolaus see Hercules falling and pull out a wagon of hay to break his fall. Hercules falls through the roof and onto the wagon. The chalice falls into the hay next to him.

Cheiron uses acupuncture on Hercules' shoulder to take the stiffness out. He tells him he was lucky and that the warrior who depends on luck is a fool. Hercules assures him that he does not want to bring harm to the Academy. Cheiron is not so sure.

Ares and Strife decide to go after Hercules where he's weakest, his mortal feelings.

Iolaus is told by the Academy's accountant to have the tuition by the end of the week or he's out. Jason offers to help but Iolaus tells him that he's got it covered. Iolaus and Strife, still pretending to be Niasus, go to practice on their balance while fighting standing on poles. Strife tells Iolaus that it was Hera's chalice. Iolaus and Jason are a little ticked off that Hercules didn't mention to them that it was Hera's chalice. Hercules arrives to a cool welcome. He didn't think she'd miss it. He apologizes for not telling them.

Cheiron arrives and tells them to get ready for drills and to pick a partner to fight back to back with. Hercules wants to talk about it later and holds out his hand for Iolaus to be his partner. Iolaus says he can't trust him and walks off. Jason does likewise leaving Hercules with Strife.

Iolaus, Jason and Strife go to dinner at the tavern. Iolaus again fails to pick up the tavern owner, Kora. Jason buys Iolaus' dinner. Strife points out to Iolaus that Kora is more likely to go for Jason because he will be a future king with money and what's Iolaus got. Strife also lifts Iolaus' money pouch.

Iolaus complains on the way back about how he's had to work for everything and Jason's had it easy. Then he realizes that his money is gone. Jason heads back to the academy.

Iolaus goes back to the tavern where Kora's been counting the days' receipts and has stepped back into the kitchen. Iolaus finds the pouch on the floor with his one dinar in it. He is tempted by the pile of money on the table.

The next day Iolaus pays his academy fees. He pays with more than one dinar. Jason and Iolaus are still giving Hercules the cold shoulder. The local soldiers arrive and tell Cheiron that two of his cadets were seen leaving Kora's Inn last night right before it was robbed.

Jason admits he was there. Iolaus tells them he went back for his money pouch and saw the money on the counter but that he didn't take it. Cheiron's accountant points out that he had enough to pay his fees. Iolaus says he borrowed it from Niasus who denies it. The soldiers search their rooms and find Iolaus' money pouch full of money.

Hercules moves to help as they haul Iolaus away. Cheiron stops him and tells him to let justice run it's course. Hercules tells Cheiron that he's known Iolaus his whole life and he's a lot of things but a liar he's not. Cheiron tells Hercules and Jason that they must work together to find the truth.

That night Hercules and Jason bait Niasus by whispering that Hercules has put more money in the inn so Kora will think that she misplaced it. Iolaus can't get in trouble if the money's back.

The next day. Strife sneaks into the inn to find the money which isn't there. Hercules finds him there. He wants Strife to confess before Jason brings the constable. Hercules realizes after Strife shoves him out the door that he is facing a god. Strife changes back into himself and they fight on the tables and chairs outside the inn. The first one to touch the ground loses. Jason, Iolaus and the constable arrive just as Hercules finishes defeating Strife. Kora wants to know who's going to pay for the mess.

Hercules makes up with Jason and Iolaus who just wanted to know why they were being chased by a big bird.

Jason and Hercules slip back into the Academy after lights out. Hercules takes the chalice out and looks at it. He plans to take it to his father.

What A Crockery (part 3)


(17 September 1998)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith, Joel Tobeck
Teleplay By: Hilary J. Bader
Story By: Rob Tapert and Liz Friedman
Directed By: Chris Graves

Hera wants Ares to get her chalice back. She wants the thief. She tells Ares that when Zeus made the chalice he swore that anyone who takes it will be condemned to death. So, it's open season on Hercules.

Ares calls Strife who shows up with his current girl. Ares sends her away. Strife and Ares have a communications problem. Ares can't understand him. Ares wants Strife to stop Hercules from taking the chalice to Zeus' temple. Ares doesn't want it given back to Hera either. He wants Hera to rage and destroy whole villages.

Hercules, Jason and Iolaus are on their way to Zeus' temple. They discuss what to ask his father. Iolaus suggests he ask why he's never been there for him. Iolaus trips and finds a melon. They decide to play melon ball. Iolaus goes out for a pass with Hercules trying to intercept. Iolaus drops the ball and it bursts.

Meanwhile, Strife has taken the chalice. He taunts them from a tree branch. He makes the chalice vanish warning Hercules that Hera will be mighty upset about it and he's placing it in Alcmene's house.

Meanwhile, Ares, pretending to be mortal, falls into Alcmene's yard. He tells her he's hurt his arm. His horse threw him and ran off. She notes that he must have a way with dogs as her dog, Bear, does not mind him being around. She invites him in. He gives her the chalice for saving his life. She can't accept his gift. He talks her into thinking about it.

She carries lemonade outside as Hercules, Iolaus and Jason run up. Iolaus tries to tell her what's going on but is distracted by the lemonade. Hercules admits that he took something of Hera's to give to his father and that Strife took it and it's here. She asks if it's ruby red. Ares steps out with the chalice in his hand.

Alcmene is outraged and Ares zaps her into motionlessness. He wants to see Hercules suffer and his mother to watch. He tells Hercules that since he took the chalice he no longer has Zeus' protection. Alcmene breaks free of the spell and kicks Ares. He throws lightning at them. Hercules tells Jason and Iolaus to take the chalice back to the cave. They run off. Hercules gets his mother into the house and admits that he did this to impress Zeus. He won't run away as Alcmene wants him to. Hercules fights Ares and just as Ares is about to strike the final blow. Jason and Iolaus overcome Hera's guards and replace the chalice. Ares' massive bolt disappears just as he throws it. Ares vows to return.

Back at the Academy, Iolaus has gotten 2 weeks of kitchen duty for telling Cheiron that the God of War vaporized his homework. Hercules and Jason are helping. Hercules thanks them for what they did for him. They are all friends again. Iolaus and Jason start a food fight.

Herc and Seek


(18 September 1998)

Guest Stars: none listed
Written By: Jim Fisher and Jim Staahl
Directed By: Charlie Haskell

Hercules, Iolaus, Jason and Lilith plan a party at the inn. Kora insists that they have one responsible adult there. The only adult they can think of is Fidorius. Two men plot to steal the tuition money while all the cadets are partying.

The gang lays in wait outside. The cadets go on to Kora's while Hercules and Jason get the rest of the survival supplies out of storage. Iolaus waits with Fidorius. After the cadets leave they make their move.

They approach Lilith and tell her they are looking for an old friend named Iolaus. They go in. Cradus greets Iolaus and tells him that they are there for a reunion. They bring Lilith along by force.

Hercules and Jason see them and Hercules identifies them as the most dangerous gang of thieves around and Iolaus used to run with them. They realize that the gang must be after the tuition money. Cheiron is back at his village and the cadets are all away at Kora's. Jason goes after the cadets and the magistrate while Hercules goes in to stall them.

Hercules grabs the guy who came out to get the horses ready and ties him to a horse and sends them all running off.

Cradus has Lilith and Iolaus tied up. Cradus thought that they were Iolaus' friends not these cadets. Jason arrives with the cadets while Hercules sneaks in a window. Cradus posts guards at the window and calls to Jason that they have hostages. Jason holds position to give Hercules time.

Cradus points out to Iolaus that he was there for him when Iolaus' father wasn't. Iolaus thanks him for that but wants to know why he's being such a jerk now.

Cradus didn't talk and that's why they gave Iolaus the choice between the Academy and jail. Hercules gets Iolaus' attention from an upstairs window. They play charades. Hercules wants to get the chest with the tuition money in it and needs for Iolaus to get the gang out of the room temporarily.

Cradus overhears Iolaus' whisperings to himself and Iolaus covers by telling them if they want to dig through the back wall he can show them as long as no one gets hurt. Cradus thinking that Iolaus might be coming around to his way of thinking again, gives his word. Cradus also plans on setting a fire to keep the cadets busy putting out the burning Academy while they sneak away.

They start trying to open a hole in the back wall. Iolaus acts like he's helping them. Jason is worried, they are losing the sun.

They open the box and find the money is gone.

Hercules lets Lilith go and sends her outside to tell Jason they are going to set a fire to cover their escape and to wait for his signal. Her guard sounds the alarm and they discover her missing.

Cradus realizes that there is someone sneaking around in there and that's why Iolaus was cooperating. They go to where Fidorius is and discover that his guard has been dressed in his clothes and Fidorius is really gone.

Cradus sees Lilith and Fidorius running away and orders his archer to stop them. Hercules pushes him off the roof. They join Jason and the rest of the cadets. Cradus offers Iolaus' life for the money.

Lilith fills Jason in and they wait for the signal. Cradus and his gang are frustrated when they can't find the money. They tie Iolaus to a column and pour lamp oil around the base.

Hercules knocks out another gang member and takes his clothes. He waves a torch out a window as the signal for Jason to attack and then heads into the room where Iolaus and the gang are. A fight starts. The oil gets caught on fire. Hercules jumps into the circle of flames as they near Iolaus. He cuts him loose from the column and they leap to safety. Jason and the others take the gang into custody. Cradus tries to tell Iolaus that he should help him. Iolaus admits that Cradus took care of him and taught him how to steal but that was long ago and now he owes them nothing.

Fidorius wants to know where the tuition money is. Hercules hide it inside the practice dummy.

Girl Trouble


(19 September 1998)

Guest Stars: none listed
Written By: Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
Directed By: Charlie Haskell

A man is thrown to a monster in the hold of a ship.

Jason and Hercules can't stand the food. The Harvest Festival is coming up and Iolaus doesn't seem to mind the bad food. They see a new cadet and think that maybe she can cook. Cheiron did promise them a new cook. They set up a contest with a ball to see who gets first crack at her. Iolaus would win except a guy, Augeas, steps in front of the ball and gets knocked out.

Cheiron decides to send them to Athens to find a new cook since they injured the messenger he was going to send. They want to know who the new girl is if she's not the cook. Cheiron introduces the new cadet, Lilith.

The three guys start walking. They will miss the harvest festival while they are looking for a cook. Iolaus thinks that girls should not be cadets, they should be gentle. Jason comments that that's the only kind of girl Iolaus can handle. Iolaus wants to hire a boat so that they can get their faster. The Iolaus charm gets them a job working on the boat for transportation. The captain warns them about playing around when he catches them dunking Iolaus ' head in a bucket and tells them to stay away from the cargo hold. Iolaus watches as they feed whatever is down there.

While everyone is asleep, Iolaus sneaks the keys away from the guard and takes a look. Hercules wakes up and wakes Jason. They try to keep him out of trouble but he sets off an alarm when he opens the door to the hold. The others wake up and a fight starts. Iolaus falls into the hold. Jason and Hercules end up falling into the hold when the rope they are swinging on breaks. They face the monster and see that it's really a few Amazons.

The Amazons don't hurt boys. Cyane is their leader. The Amazons plan to take over the ship. They can join them or be killed with the rest. Cyane lets them join the amazons but they better not betray them. Iolaus still has the keys he stole. They plan to attack at dawn.

The group sleeps except for Hercules and Cyane. Hercules asks if the stereotypical amazon myths are true. She tells him no, not in her tribe. There are 12 tribes. Cyane explains that they were captured when they were tricked by Zeus.

They arm themselves with sticks as they hear the call "Land Ho" Hercules explains that they need someone sneaky and conniving to set up a diversion. Iolaus starts throwing water through the hold entrance and yelling that there is a leak. then the Amazons burst through another entrance and the fight is on. They take the ship and throw the crew into the sea.

They invite the amazons to travel to Athens with them. Hercules apologizes for being wrong about the Amazons and Cyane apologizes for being wrong about him. Iolaus wonders if one of the Amazons would like to be their cook, Jason wonders if the Amazons need a cook. The others inform Jason that he can't cook.

Teacher's Pests


(22 September 1998)

Guest stars: none listed
Written By: John Loy
Directed By: Chris Graves

Hercules and Jason spar in fighting practice. They put their weapons away and prepare for a special weekend. They are planning a party.

Many of the students are already on their way out for the weekend. Several of them try and run over Fidorius who drops all the scrolls he's carrying. He gets frustrated and threatens the student in question with suspension.

Hercules and Jason join Iolaus after bathing in getting ready for their big day on the town. Jason criticizes Iolaus' cologne. Iolaus tells them he has a date with Kora. Jason thought Iolaus was going to ask Kora to let him be a busboy or something. They bet that the last one out of the gate buys bureakfast.

As they run across the compound. Iolaus plows head on into Fidorius who get's knocked into the trough and all the scrolls go flying. Cheiron lets Fidorius set their punishment.

Fidorius accuses them of a premeditated act against his authority and threatens their permemant records. He plans on keeping them here working with him. Iolaus objects and Fidorius doesn't care. He plans on teaching them respect and responsibility. He starts by telling them all about his son and what a great and wonderful student he was.

Their first job is to clean out the barn. Iolaus has to go. He finally comes clean and tells them that it's his first day working for Kora as a bus boy. If he doesn't show up, he'll be fired. Iolaus talks Hercules and Jason into covering for him if he sneaks out to work. If he's caught he'll be thrown out of the academy, but if he can't keep this job he won't be able to pay the tuition anyway. If he's not in the academy, he's in jail. They reluctantly agree. Iolaus sneaks out.

Iolaus manages to make his way out the gate.

Fidorius walks in to check on them and is unimpressed with what he calls their shoddy work. His boy Pithias would never have let anyone see such a mess. He asks about Iolaus. Hercules covers by convincing Fidorius that he boots hanging off the edge of the hay loft were really Iolaus' and when Jason distracts Fidorius by spraying him with the milk from the goat he's milking, Hercules pulls a bale of hay from the loft to make it look like Iolaus threw it down. Fidorius goes to wash up.

Iolaus arrives for work, late but he arrives. Kora needs help as a waiter. His first customer is Cheiron. Iolaus takes a hat from the rack and tries to tell Kora it's a new gimmick

Next, Fidorius tells Hercules and Jason that they have to put away all the scrolls and they must be filed alphabetically. Again, he asks about Iolaus. Jason tells him that Iolaus is feeding the pigs. Fidorius goes to check. Jason is apalled that he didn't believe him.

Kora watches as Iolaus carries a huge pile of dishes to hide his face while taking Cheiron's order. Cheiron just shakes his head at his strange waiter.

Hercules runs outside and jumps into the pig sty and puts a mop on his head and when covered with mud convinces Fidorius that he's Iolaus.

Iolaus hands Cheiron his plate of food backwards. Kora wants to know why Iolaus is hiding from Cheiron.

Jason and Hercules sort the scrolls. Jason drops some of them. One of the scrolls comes open and he realizes that these are student records. He finds the record of Pithias and reads it. Hercules id not in favor or reading it. Jason finds incompletes and suspensions. He didnt' even graduate. Fidorius finds them reading the record.

Cheiron thanks Kora for the mean and she pulls Iolaus up from behind the counter. She tells him he's done, she's had enough entertainment for one day. She doesn't pay him because he's broke enough stuff, he doesn't deserve it but he can come back and work next week. Iolaus sneaks out.

Fidorius tells them that his son used to be good student and a good son. The, he started hanging out with a bad crowd. Fidorius let him get away with it until he couldn't control him anymore and he ran away. He's hard on the students because he doesn't want to let them down like he did his son. Hercules tells him he shouldn't blame himself for his son's mistakes. He tells Fidorius that he'd be the luckiest kid in the world if he has a father that cared as much as Fidorius did.

Iolaus runs in and Hercules quickly explains that Iolaus has a job. Iolaus takes the blame and tells Fidorius that it wasn't Hercules and Jason's fault. Cheiron walks in and asks how it went today. Fidorius tells him not as he expected and they are good boys. Cheiron is surprised that even the teacher learns something. He tells them to enjoy the rest of their day. He calls Iolaus forward and tosses him a dinar for his tip.

Jason takes the dinar because Iolaus owes him.

Inn Trouble


(24 September 1998)

Guest Stars: none listed
Written By: Mark Edens
Directed By: Charlie Haskell

The guys race to Kora's to have a good meal and they discover the place is closed. Kora is on her way to help find the Harvest Offering to Atremis that's been stolen. Hercules asks if Kora knows Artemis and she can't tell him more but she does ask him to stay and wait for a delivery of the food for next week. It has to be unloaded and put away.

The guys decide to open Kora's and run it for her today, free of charge. She's not sure it's a good idea. Iolaus and Jason demonstrate their food service skills. She reluctantly agrees.

Outside, Strife has plans of his own. Discord joins him. They stole Atremis' offering. She decides to bring the food to the inn and they might accidentally use it and then, Artemis will think Hercules stole the food.

Jason does the cooking and Iolaus is thrilled to discover that Chicken salad is the limit of his skills. They guys seem to be doing well. There is a band playing and Lilith is dancing for them. As long as they can convince the customers to eat chicken salad they'll be fine.

Discord pops in and steals money from a couple of the customers. Iolaus convinces the three shepards that they don't really want shepard's pie, they agree to chicken salad.

Outside, Strife brings the food from Atremis' temple. Discord hands him a bad of money and tells him to go invite Selinas the satyer and his whole band to dinner on her.

The two customers discover that their money is missing after Hercules gives them the bill. Discord plants the idea that the "little guy" has stolen it. Half the restaurant chase Iolaus through the kitchen. they find him outside hiding in the cart of food for Artemis. thinking it's the food delivery, they bring it inside.

Selinas arrives and his gang begins harassing the other customers. Discord thinks their plan is going very well. Artemis will make Hercules' life miserable when she finds out.

Jason fixes up a big basket of fruit for Iolaus to take out to the customers. Hercules comments that food that looks this perfect usually ends up as an offering. He wonders if it's the food for Artemis. She appears and tells them that they will pay for it with their lives if one bite of food is eaten or bruised.

They run out to the dinning area and try to take back the food. Discord suggests to Selinas that they don't like to serve Satyers here and a riot breaks out. Hercules finally convinces them that they will all get sick if they eat this food. He gets Iolaus and Jason and them himself to all fall down and die from hoof and mouth disease. The satyers all leave. Strife steals the money back from Salinas. Discourd thinks outloud about how they can convince Artemis that Hercules stole the food. Strife tries to get her attention but fails to do so in tie and Artemis is listening nearby. She tells them they cannot escape her.

Hercules, Iolaus and Jason start to clean up the inn. No one's paid and the place is a wreck. Artemis arrives and tells them that she's here to take her offering and to reward them for finding it for her. In the place of the food is a wrapped melon.

It takes them all night to clean the place up. Kora returns early the next morning. Hercules explains about the offering and the food and the melon. She thanks the guys for helping and offers them the melon. She cuts it and it's full of dinars.

Keeping Up With The Jason's


(25 September 1998)

Written by: Jim Fisher and Jim Staahl
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Jason gets a sword and shield from his uncle that used to belong to his father. A gang tries to take them away at Kora's. Cheiron judges the cadets competing for the honor of being the Dakuda, the most honorable, best cadet at the academy. Lilith is accidentally blinded in a fight while Jason breaks Hercules' sword. Hercules goes to Hephestus for a new one. Hephestus gives him a special sword that returns to him when it's dropped. Jason thinks Hercules is jealous when he returns and breaks Jason's sword. They have some more trouble from t he gang and Hercules takes his sword back to Hephestus and gets him to fix Jason's to make amends. Lilith is chosen Dakuda.

Amazon Grace


(26 September 1998)

Written by: Jim Fisher and Jim Staahl
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

Iolaus finds Cyane's tribe of Amazons on the run from the king of Athens who had enslaved them with Zeus' help. they are searching for a new homeland. Hercules offers to let them stay at the academy until they know where they are going. Before they can leave, the king of Athens arrives. Hercules comes clean and admits that he is a son of Zeus. Jason finds a law that forces a fight between a champion on each side. Cyane fights for the Amazons and Hercules is chosen by the King of Athens. Hercules defeats Cyane, forcing the king to grant him any favor. Hercules demands that he abolish slavery in Athens. Lilith leaves with the Amazons.

Cyrano de Hercules


(29 September 1998)

Written by: Carter Crocker
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Hephestus decides to build a girl when he can't get a date. Hercules tries to help him and talk him out of it but he builds Galatea anyway. He brings her to life but she's not ready and Hephestus gets jealous of her talking to Hercules. Hephestus has an inferiority complex and tries to turn her against him. She ends up falling from a bridge and dying after Hephestus tries to turn her against Hercules.

Battle Lines Part 1


(1 October 1998)

Guest Stars: Joel Tobeck and Meaghan Desmond
Written by: Len Uhley
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

Fidorius takes over the academy when Cheiron has to go home to his kindra. Iolaus and Hercules follow him and find that Lilith, who takes them captive, and Cyane's Amazons have found their promised land on the land of Cheiron's kindra. Strife and Discord are behind the war about to break out. They have lied to both sides. Hercules and Lilith go to mediate and Iolaus remains as an Amazon hostage. Discord and strife fill Ares in on their plan and Hercules catches Discord.

Battle Lines Part 2


(2 October 1998)

Guest Stars: Joel Tobeck and Meaghan Desmond
Written by: Brooks Wachtel
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

War breaks out between the Centaurs and Amazons. Hercules and Lilith race to stop them after escaping Discord's trap. Hercules points out Discord and Strife to the two sides and they make peace.

Forgery


(3 October 1998)

Written by: Mark Edens
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Hercules, Iolaus and Jason plan to go to Corinth for some fun. Hercules goes to help Hephestus after Iolaus pulls a prank on a wagon driver. Hephestus shows Hercules the fire that comes from the deepest part of the earth. Hephestus used it to make himself more like what his mother Hera wanted but it didn't work out. Hercules asks it to make him change and be the son Zeus wants. He wants to live like there's a fire inside him. Hercules goes to Corinth and shows Iolaus and Jason how to have a good time but it goes too far. Hephestus explains to Iolaus and Jason that the fire will burn up anyone who's not a full god. To get Hercules back to his senses, Jason throws Iolaus into the lake and Hercules has to save him. Cooling the fires within himself in the process. He really has to save Iolaus because Iolaus can't swim.

No Way Out


(3 October 1998)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith
Written by: Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

The cadet's plan a surprise party for Lilith to celebrate her winning the Dakuda. Hercules takes her mushroom picking to build character. Jason and Iolaus work on planning the party. Hercules and Lilith hunt mushrooms in a cave. Hercules has a bad feeling about it. There's a cave in and Lilith is hurt. The entrance is blocked and they have to hunt for another way out. Hercules carries Lilith while she babbles about her past, her family and the attacks on her village. Hercules has to leave Lilith to get help on the other side of an opening too small to carry her through. Ares visits Lilith and get s her to give Hercules some poison but she slips him the signal that she used to use with her brother, Marcus and Hercules knows not to drink it. He pretends that he dies and Ares is defeated again.

Ares on Trial


(9 October 1998)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith, Joel Tobeck, Meaghan Desmond
Written by: John Loy
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

Strife pretends to be Ares and tries to kill Hercules. Hercules is taken to Olympus for Ares' trial for violating Zeus' protection of Hercules. Ares asks Hercules to defend him and Hercules cannot back out of it. Hercules gets Strife to reveal his and Discord's involvement during their testimony. Strife and Discord are given to Ares for punishment. Iolaus is upset about Hercules' disappearance and believes he may be dead. He intends to go looking for him. Jason talks him into staying at the academy because that's what Hercules would want him to do. Hercules and Iolaus share a really, quick, embarrassed hug when Hercules returns.

Down and Out in Academy Hills


(10 October 1998)

Written by: Michael Edens
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Hephestus is thrown out of Olympus by Hera because he refuses to be a warrior and wants to build things. Hercules befriends him. Hephestus has a case of amnesia and it takes awhile for everyone to figure out who he really is. Hephestus invents a coffee maker for Kora. A giant blacksmith is jealous of Hephestus' skill and wants to kill him. Hephestus has to fight to the giant and defeat him. Hercules talks him into trying to go back to Olympus.

Winner Take All


(24 October 1998)

Written by: Michael Edens
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Jason, Hercules and Iolaus plan to enter the big race at the games in Corinth. Castor and Pollux are there and Hercules decides to run with them as they a re all sons of Zeus. Lilith agrees to take Hercules place with Jason and Iolaus only Pollux is a cheat and hurts Jason in the race, Jason ends up fighting Pollux for his honor.

A Serpent's Tooth


(29 October 1998)

Guest Stars: Joel Tobeck and Meaghan Desmond
Written by: Mark Edens
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Jason has trouble dealing with his royal duty. A visiting ambassador, Discord and Strife in disguise, bring a stone to give to the prince. Iolaus plays with the rock and it hatches into a little creature called a basilisk which breaths fire when he's afraid. Iolaus considers it his pet because he never had a dog. Ruff does seem to think that Iolaus is his mother. Ruff escapes from the castle and keeps setting stuff on fire. They eventually track him down and release him into the wild.

Lure of the Lyre


(30 October 1998)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith
Written by: Michael Reaves
Directed by: Chris Graves

Hercules meets Orpheus playing his flute in the woods. Orpheus takes Hercules back to a party at Bacchus'. There, Hercules meets Eurydice who he seems quite taken with. Hercules finds a gilded spring that supposedly comes from the center of the earth. She tells him it's poison. Bacchus invites Hercules to bring his friends back to the party. Lilith and Iolaus are skeptical because Hercules is usually a bit of a wet blanket. Iolaus and Lilith have a great time. Hercules is a little uncomfortable and sees baccae everywhere. He tries to get them out of the place but Lilith has already been bitten. Bacchus sends the baccae after them. They use the gilded spring to change her back. It is only poisonous to the baccae.

Fame


(31 October 1998)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith
Written by: Bob Forward
Directed by: Chris Graves

Orpheus and Eurydice are performing at Kora's. Hercules and Iolaus make plans to crash the party. Eurydice gets them in and tells them that Orpheus got her freed in a deal with Bacchus who is still running things behind the scenes without Eurydice knowing. Orpheus is still working for Bacchus and he craves the fame. Hercules and Iolaus force him to choose between his fame with Bacchus and Eurydice. He chooses Eurydice and throws Bacchus' lyre off a cliff.

Lyre Liar


(3 November 1998)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith
Written by: Len Uhley
directed by: Chris Graves

Eurydice tells Hercules and Iolaus that Orpheus does not like his life without the fame. Baccae attack them in the market. The baccae are looking for the lyre. Orpheus did not throw it off the cliff. The case was empty. Eurydice is angry. Hercules is still carrying a torch for Eurydice. she goes to see Bacchus and takes the lyre. She wants Bacchus to leave them alone. Bacchus suggests that she likes Hercules better. She ends up agreeing to marry Bacchus, to free Orpheus. A fight breaks out and Eurydice ends up dying in Hercules' arms after saving him. She tells him she met him too late.

A Lady in Hades


(4 November 1998)

Guest Stars: Michael Hurst, Erik Thomson
Written by: Paul Sauer
Directed by: Chris Graves

Jason has tickets for the dunking booth with Iolaus inside at the festival but Hercules is still upset about Eurydice. Hercules decides to go swimming in Lake Olympus to go the Underworld and plead her case. All baccae go to Tartarus. Jason goes with him to keep him out of trouble. They are greeted by Charon who argues about taking a mortal upriver but Hercules arranges a deal. Eurydice is sentenced to Tartarus. Hercules takes her to Hades who allows her a chance. She has to win the forgiveness of Sarah's mother in the Eleysian Fields for turning her daughter into a baccae. If she does, she can go to the Eleysian Fields and Sarah will be transferred as well. Jason goes along as well and visits his father. When Eurydice fails, Hercules goes to Tartarus in her place and Hades calls him back and lets her into the Eleysian Fields with Sarah.

The Mysteries of Life


(5 November 1998)

Written by: John Loy
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Jason, Iolaus and Hercules find a circus sideshow in Corinth and inside they find Ruff in a cage looking sick. Iolaus is offended and upset and decides that they should bust Ruff out of there and rerelease him into the wild. Iolaus and Hercules get him free and hide him in a cave while the sideshow owner looks for him. The village set out on a witch hunt. Ruff ends up in a pit with Iolaus and Jason. Iolaus tames him again and they take him to an island where no hunters are allowed.

Dad Always Liked Me Best


(6 November 1998)

Written by: Liz Friedman and Vanessa Place
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Hercules breaks up a gang who are trying to rob an old man. He is aided by Lucius who's also a son of Zeus. He tells Hercules over dinner with Iolaus and Lilith that Pollux has killed Castor. Lucius says that Zeus has sent him to get Pollux and take him to Olympus for trial. Hercules goes with Lucius to find Pollux. Lucius and his mother are plaotting to kill all the mortal sons of Zeus. They find Pollux has given up fighting since his brother's death and that he did not kill Castor. Lucius knocks Hercules out and ties him up. Lucius plans to kill Pollux first. Lucius killed Castor. Hercules stops Lucius from harming Pollux but Lucius escapes while Hercules is saving Pollux.

Herc's Nemesis


(10 November 1998)

Written by: Jim Fisher and Jim Staahl
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

Nemesis retrieves Hermes' shoes from the mortal who stole them. Hercules stops her from killing Roab, who stole oil from Hera's temple. He wanted to keep his sick child warm. She serves the gods as a punishment for her father siding with the titans. Hera told Nemesis to kill Hercules if he got in the way. Hercules tells her that Hera put her life in danger by telling her to harm him. Hera calls Stregna to kill Nemesis if she fails again and to kill Hercules if he gets in the way. Her arrow has been dipped in Hind's blood. Nemesis tells Stregna about being in trouble with Zeus if they harm Hercules. Stregna puts Jason and Iolaus in danger so Hercules has to save them and leave Nemesis alone. She holds out until the guys return and fight her. Stregna vows to return. Hercules and Nemesis share a goodbye kiss on the cheek.

Cold Feet


(11 November 1998)

Written by: Steven Melchino
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

Hercules and Jason are at Kora's to plan their break. Jason's royal tutor shows up and tells him that he must learn the royal etiquette. Jason decides to take off and see life rather than meet the Sydonian Ambassador. Hercules and Lilith go looking for him. Jason's staying at a farm where he helps the villagers fight off a gang demanding protection money. Hercules and Lilith show up to help at the last minute.

Mommy Dearest


(12 November 1998)

Written by: Brian Herskowitz
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

Lucius takes Alcmene prisoner to drive Hercules mad with hate. He wants to kill all the mortal sons of Zeus. Jason is tired of the protocol lessons and takes a walk. He end sup in the market in Corinth where he meets Theodore (Lucius) who's stopping a purse snatching. Jason thinks that he has found a new friend. While helping repair Hercules' village, Iolaus befriends a little girl who lost her dog. She steals his only dinar. Lucius' mother is still behind him, pushing him. Hercules figures out from the clues that Lucius left at this mother's house, that Lucius is in Corinth and finds him with Jason. Hercules has to let Lucius go to save Jason.

In Your Dreams


(13 November 1998)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith
Written by: Doug Molitor
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

Hercules, Iolaus, Jason and Lilith eat at Kora's and discuss what scares them. Ares pays a visit to Morpheus and tells him that he has collected the marker for the dreams that Morpheus owes another goddess. Ares plans to use the dream to drive Hercules insane. Hercules dreams that his friends are in danger and he can't help them. He wakes to find everyone gone except for a wounded Cheiron. A dark presence came from Hercules' dream and took his friend's into the dreamworld. Cheiron helps Hercules enter the dreamworld where he has to embrace his worst fears to save his friends.

Sisters


(18 November 1998)

Written by: John Loy
Directed by: Chris Graves

Iolaus is sick and Hercules and Jason are trying to pick up Kora when her sister, Cleo, shows up. Cleo starts working at the inn. She's not a great waitress but has lots of ideas. Kora is a little jealous of her sister's free spirit. Kora tries to ask like Cleo to make a point and ends up running out of the inn and getting kidnapped by a bunch of mafia-like thugs who think she is Cleo. Things at the restaurant turn bad and a customer mentions seeing Cleo (Kora) with a couple of big men. Cleo recognizes their descriptions and knows her sister is in trouble. Cleo owes them money which after being rescued, Kora agrees to pay.

The Golden Bow


(19 November 1998)

Guest Stars: Joel Tobeck
Written by: Mark Edens
Directed by: Chris Graves

Corinth hosts the contest of the Golden Bow of Artemis. In the final round one three contestants are left. Hercules is one of them. Strife is helping a warlord, Ridus, and the last competitor is a mysterious woman in a mask. Hercules recognizes her as Kora when she warns him about staying away from the warlord. Artemis threatens Strife into leaving Kora alone and she wins the bow. She is a follower of Artemis and believes that if she gives to bow to Artemis that she will be freed from her service. In the woods, Strife and Ridus attack. Hercules arrives to help her but Strife gets the bow. Kora explains that Artemis had saved her life and now she serves the goddess. Kora receives the power of the huntress and tracks the warlord's men back to their cave where Strife wants Ridus to build him a temple. All Ridus wanted was the bow. Kora sneaks in and gets the bow back, she gives Artemis the bow and is freed. Strife and Ridus arrive and trap Hercules and Kora. Hercules is injured and Kora has to call Artemis back and give up her freedom to save Hercules.

Home For the Holidays


(20 November 1998)

Written by: John Loy
Directed by: Chris Graves

Hercules takes the gang home with him for the feast of Persephone. They arrive to find that Alcmene has invited her farmhand/boyfriend as well. Hercules is jealous about not being the man around the house. Iolaus admits to Jason that he doesn't know anything about this feast stuff. His family never celebrated it. Hercules confronts his mother about her friend. Jason makes up a bunch of ridiculous rituals about the feast that he tells Iolaus he has to follow. Jason and Caperneous play ball against Hercules and Iolaus. They try to start a fight, Alcmene and Lilith send Hercules and Caperneous to go hunt the boar for the feast. They miss the boar because they are arguing too much. they return home to find that Alcmene and Lilith have killed the boar. Jason and Iolaus had to chop the vegetables. Hercules gets upset when he sees Caperneous hug Alcmene and storms out. Iolaus follows him and has a talk with him about how lucky he is. Lilith even made Jason's favorite holiday treat and wears a dress. Hercules apologizes for his behavior. That night Caperneous joins the guys sleeping in the barn and the next morning leaves. Alcmene broke it off, it's too soon and he'll be back in six months for the harvest.

Cram-Ped


(24 November 1998)

Written by: Hillary J. Bader
Directed by: Chris Graves

Cheiron lets the cadets out of class early so they can study for the final exam. No one wants Iolaus in their study group. Hercules thinks that maybe Iolaus will try and sneak a peek at the tests. Iolaus and then Hercules find a scroll that says if Iolaus doesn't pass each term, he will go back to jail. Hercules catches Iolaus trying to cheat by hiding crib notes. Hercules bullies him into studying and the rest of the cadets into helping them. Everyone else gives it up as hopeless except for Hercules and Lilith. Fidorius observes the goings on. They discover that Iolaus has a gift for geography and the geography essay is half the grade. Fidorius gets the questions changed to Cerelia. Iolaus barely passes the test and is stuck with Fidorius for the next three months. Hercules asks Fidorius if he changed the question. He explains that he changed the question to teach Iolaus that he could pass if he applied himself. If he had failed the test he would only have learned that he should have cheated.

Con Ares


(1 February 1999)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith, Meaghan Desmond, Joel Toebeck
Written by: Len Uhley
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Jason, Hercules and Iolaus are traveling by chariot to mediate the peace talks between Sparta and Thebes. Ares wants Jason stopped so that the war will continue. Ares puts Discord and Strife in charge of stopping them. They zap the horses and scare them sending them running out of control. Hercules pulls the pin releasing the horses. Iolaus ends up injured from being drug by the horses. Hercules and Jason end up flying over a waterfalls in the chariot. They help Iolaus to a nearby farm where he can rest. The farmer's son, Timor, is an exact double for Ares. They teach him to act like Ares. Jason heads for the peace talks. Timor convinces Discord and Strife that he is Ares and bosses them around making them do farm work until Strife rebels and they end up find out. The real Ares shows up and Discord and Strife ridicule him so he takes them away. Hercules and Iolaus take Timor to the peace talks where Jason is failing and Timor again pretends to be Ares and orders the warring parties to sign the treaty.

Get Jason!


(2 February 1999)

Written by: Jim Fisher and Jim Staahl
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

The neighboring kingdom hires an assassin, Euterous, the Exterminator of Thebes, so they can place a regent on the throne of Corinth to keep peace. It's prank day at the academy and Iolaus wants to out prank Hercules. Hercules wants to get Jason because it's his graduating year. Cheiron is on vacation and Fidorious is in charge. Euterous replaces the academy's cook. Fidorious cancels prank day claiming someone could get hurt. Any cadet caught pulling a prank will be punished. Hercules shows Fidorious a crossbow that was planted to kill Jason with and the acid spot where Euterous tried to poison Jason but Iolaus replaced his glass with a prank one so it didn't. Fidorious thinks it's all a prank and wants Hercules to find the prankster. Hercules is looking for an assassin. He think he's caught him and it turns out to be Fidorious who confines Hercules to the dormitory for pulling a prank when he wasn't. Hercules finally convinces Jason, Iolaus and Lilith that the cook is the assassin.

My Fair Lilith


(3 February 1999)

Written by: Vanessa Pla___ (can't see the name behind the Fox logo)
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

King Cadmus sends his daughter to marry Jason as he gift to the soon to be king. So, to avert a war for not marrying the princess, Jason pretends to be already married to Lilith. Lilith has trouble getting the hang of acting like a princess while Iolaus keeps the real princess occupied. Lilith runs into the princess and they confer. The princess doesn't want to marry Jason either. She love Antos who is a balladeer. She offers to help Lilith with her act and they almost pull it off but the king eventually sees through the charade and they convince him that his daughter should marry for love and not politics.

Hind Sight


(4 February 1999)

Written by: Shari Goodh____(Cant' see the name behind the fox logo)
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Hercules, Jason and Iolaus are walking to Kora's and Hercules sees a beautiful girl who vanishes. A group of hunters come into Kora's. They are hunting the golden hind. Kora tries to talk the guys into going after it as well but Jason and Iolaus are not hearing her. She doesn't believe in hunting for sport, only for food. On the way back to the academy, Hercules sees the girl again and chases after her. Kora, the huntress, shoots an arrow at him and tells him anyone who hunts the hind dies. She shows Hercules a sacred grove of Artemis. Hercules promises Kora that he will try to stop Jason and Iolaus from hunting and keep Kora's secret about being the huntress. Looking for Jason and Iolaus, Hercules again runs into Kora this time she has the hind with her. Kora is taking the hind to Artemis' temple where she'll be safe. Hercules pretends to kill the hind and shows the hunters and his friends the antler and tuft of fur he has, he says that the rest of the body disintegrated. So the hunter's leave vowing never to waste their time on hinds again since they can't have a trophy.

The Head That Wears the Crown


(5 February 1999)

Written by: Michael Edens
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

The road to Corinth is closed because of a giant, Galinthia, who is attacking travelers. Jason is being fitted with his coronation robes. The Captain of his guard wants to fight Galinthia but Jason wants to talk to her first and see if he can get her to leave peaceably. Jason will be crowned King tomorrow and admits that he'll miss the three of them hanging around together. Galinthia wants revenge on King Aeson for what he did to her. She wants Jason's life in return for leaving Corinth alone. The head of the guard arrives with the troops. Hercules knocks her down and Jason agrees she should be executed. Hercules disagrees and shoves Jason. The Captain of the guard arrests Hercules and the newly arrived Iolaus for attacking Jason. Hercules remembers that Galinthia was his mother's midwife when he was born and he figures that Hera took her anger out on the midwife. Hercules and Iolaus bust out of jail and make a deal with Galinthia. She'll leave Jason and Corinth alone if they free her. Jason and the guards arrive and she takes Iolaus to her cave vowing to kill him if Jason doesn't give himself up by dawn. Hercules reminds Galinthia of who she was. They stop the guards from attacking. Galinthia leaves because she remembers Hercules and helping Alcmene was the best thing she ever did. Jason is crowned King of Corinth.

Me, Myself and Eye


(17 February 1999)

Written by: Patrick Phillips
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

Three blind witches drop the eye they use to see with. Hercules finds the eye and his has a vision of the future. He thinks maybe he can use the eye to see Zeus. The witches plan to go after Iolaus and Jason in order to force Hercules into giving them their eye back. They turn Jason into a boar and Iolaus is attacked by every plant he walks by. Jason eats the eye thinking it's prime pig slop. Hercules and the local gang chase him. Hercules catches him and spins him until he's sick and Hercules gets the eye again. Iolaus grabs the eye from Hercules and makes Hercules tell where he got it. They return the eye and the witches get Artemis to change Iolaus and Jason back to the way they were.

The Skeptic


(22 February 1999)

Guest Stars: Joel Toebeck, Kevin Smith
Written by: Mark Edens
Directed by: Chris Graves

Strife hangs out with Fatious who he wants to teach him the gift of prophecy. A new cadet, Pythagoras, does not believe in the gods and Strife is determined to make Pythagoras acknowledge his existence. Ultimately, Pythagoras admits his own father served the gods his whole life and never got anything for his trouble. In the end the academy is severely damaged when Strife lets a bag of north wind loose in the building (He stole it from Zeus' basement on Olympus) and Pythagoras finally admits that the existence of the gods is a possibility.

Iolaus Goes Stag


(23 February 1999)

Written by: Jan Strnad
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Iolaus decides to leave the academy and become a hunter like his uncle, Flatus. Hercules and Jason go with them on a hunting trip. Kora warns Hercules that Helaine, a golden hind, has been seen in the area and to keep Flatus away from her. Iolaus takes off after a deer and chases it to Artemis' sacred falls where he takes arm at the hind instead. Artemis switches his soul with that of the deer. Hercules have to catch the deer whose now residing in Iolaus' body while Iolaus in the deer's body is trying to evade Flatus. The hind gets caught in one of Flatus' snares and Iolaus releases her. Flatus shoots Iolaus (the deer) before Hercules and Jason can stop him. Hercules talks Artemis into changing Iolaus back but he's still dying. The hind heals him since he saved her.

Adventures in the Forbidden Zone


(24 February 1999)

Written by: John Loy
Directed by: Chris Graves

Hercules and another cadet have a chariot race until the other cadet gets shanghaied by Theseus, who had written Cheiron about the academy. Theseus brings a letter telling of his army record. Cheiron gives him a chance and a job as the drill instructor. Theseus is a real charmer and quite a taskmaster. He has a hard time backing down. Hercules and Theseus decide to settle their differences with a chariot race down the riverbed to the forbidden zone and back. The forbidden zone is a no man's land where no one ever comes out alive. They both end up being thrown from their chariots in the zone and Hercules is pulled under by the thing that lives under the ground. Iolaus goes in after them when the chariots come back empty. Hercules is caged underground, Theseus and Iolaus get grabbed as well. Theseus admits the he didn't help Hercules because he was running away and that he was an army deserter as well. They set up a diversion and save each other from the creature and escape. Theseus owns up to Cheiron about his past and is accepted as a cadet.

The Prize


(25 February 1999)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith, Meaghan Desmond, Joel Toebeck
Written by: Michael Edens
Directed by: Chris Graves

Ares beats up Hercules. He's not worried about the protection order because he's only missing two pieces of the Chronos Stone. Strife wakes Ares from his dream. It's taken Ares 800 years to get the first two pieces of the stone because they must be freely given to him by a mortal. The Third piece is a prize in a talent contest at Kora's. Hercules and Iolaus are helping Kora out. Ares plans on entering the contest. Discord sabotages the other acts. Hercules and Iolaus discover the stone in the prize basket and realize they cannot let Ares win. Hercules and Iolaus enter the contest as well. Iolaus sings and Hercules plays the lyre. Kora declares it a tie. Ares and Hercules fight over the crystal. Hercules uses it to blast Ares and then throws the stone out to sea.

The Beasts Beneath


(26 February 1999)

Written by: Jessica Scott and Mike Wollaeger
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Iolaus, Lilith and Marco have been to the coliseum games and are taking a short cut back to the academy. They get lost in a desert. They find a trail and are attacked by a sand manta. They take refuge on a pile of rocks. Cheiron asks Hercules about his missing friends being due back that morning and Hercules along with Theseus go looking for them. Hercules and Theseus follow the trail into the dune sea and find a pile of eggs from something. They build a rock pile to look out from and see the missing trio in the distance. Marcos heads toward his rescuers and the manta gets him. Theseus gets his leg broken as well. Hercules throws a rock to detour the manta while Iolaus and Lilith run to safety. they use the rocks Hercules built the tower from as stepping stones to escape over. When they run out of rocks, Iolaus distracts the manta and Hercules stabs it with a piece of wood. they put a warning sign up for others and Hercules takes Marco's walking stick back to his village to tell his family.

Parent's Day


(2 March 1999)

Written by: Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
Directed by: Charlie Haskell

Hercules and Iolaus spar on top of ladders. It's parent's day and Iolaus' parents are supposed to be coming. Only Iolaus hasn't given his parents the invitation, he has hired actors to pretend to be his parents. Alcmene isn't coming because she has a cold. Alcmene and Hercules are the only ones who would know that these actors are not Iolaus' parents. Alcmene comes anyway and Hercules tries to keep her busy until after Iolaus' review with his parents and Cheiron. Lilith's sister, Nina, comes as well. Cheiron mentions that two thieves have been reported in the area. Hercules gets Alcmene to give the cook some pointers. Iolaus and his "parents" attend the review and Cheiron invites them to stay for the rest of the day. Lilith's sister wants to take her home because they need help back at the farm. Lilith doesn't want to go but seems to be guilted into it. Alcmene sees Iolaus and tells him that she told his real parents about Parent's Day and they are both actually coming. They arrive and go in search of Cheiron to see if they can reschedule Iolaus' review. Iolaus gets the two actors to dress up like a centaur and pretend to be Cheiron. The thieves put the stolen jewelry into Skouros' pouch and Iolaus' real parents are arrested as the thieves. Hercules goes after the real thieves who also stole Cheiron's challis. the thieves grab Nina in the woods. Lilith captures them with Hercules' help. Cheiron makes Iolaus explain what all the pandemonium in his office is all about. Skouros and Erythia admit they should have spent more time with Iolaus and maybe he wouldn't be in such trouble. Nina decides that Lilith can stay.

Life for A Life


(8 March 1999)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith
Written by: Jim Fisher and Jim Staahl
Directed by: Andrew Merrifield

Hercules Iolaus and Lilith search for Cheiron so they can turn in their reports before they are late. Ares appears and taunts them. Ares has Cheiron chained where a spiky ball will kill him when a flame burns through a rope unless Hercules comes after him. Cheiron gives them a few clues. Ares plans to let Hercules give up his life to save Cheiron's and that won't violate the protection order. Clips from earlier episodes as they try to figure out the clues Cheiron has given them. "A great warrior rises from the ashes of defeat. Beware a lyre's enchantment. In times of crisis the son of Zeus will forge ahead." They find Cheiron in Hephaestus' cave. Hercules fights with Ares while Iolaus and lilith try to free Cheiron. They get zapped for their troubles. Hercules deflects the orb and it hits Ares who disappears vowing it isn't over. Cheiron gives them all medals for saving his life.

Under Siege


V0833 (10 May 1999)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith, Katrina Browne, Alison Bruce
Written By: Michael Edens and Julia Lewald
Directed By: Andrew Merrifield

Hercules, Iolaus and Theseus collect medicinal herbs and hear "thunder" coming from the direction of the academy. They find the Academy being bombarded with fireballs. Cheiron doesn't know who's attacking them. The three cadets head out to scout the enemy camp. They find Cyane and her amazons firing the "thunder arrows" (rockets). Hercules blows up the pile of rockets and Cyane orders the amazons capture the three cadets with grenades. Cyane thinks that the Centaurs are going to make them soft and then attack them. Hephaestus has been making the thunder arrows for Cyane because he thought they were fireworks. He's in love with Cyane and gets her to release Hercules and his friends. He doesn't believe Hercules' story about Cyane's attack because of Hercules' past relationship with Cyane. Ares is controling Cyane and making her follow his orders. Ares wants Cyane to destroy Hercules for him. She captures Hercules and Iolaus again and places them in a cage with a grenade that has a timing device. Cheiron warns Hercules of the danger through a pendant that he gave to Hercules early in the episode. Hephaestus sees that he was wrong. Cyane orders the amazons to attack the academy and they blow the gate to get in. Hercules convinces Cyane that she's being controlled by Ares during the fight. Ares arrives and Hercules attacks him. Hephaestus stops Ares from hurting anyone and offers to help fix up the academy. Cheiron accepts his offer.

Mila


V0831 (11 May 1999)

Guest Stars: Kevin Smith, Meighan Desmond, Joel Toebeck
Teleplay by: Hilary J. Bader
Story by: Brooks Wachtel
Directed by: Chris Graves

Iolaus challenged some satyrs to a sausage eating contest and won. Now, his stomach hurts as he walks home with Hercules. They see an amazon being attacked by some warriors and run to help her. She doesn't welcome their help. She takes care of the goons herself. She on her way to Cheiron's academy. Ares watches as they walk off together. He calls Strife and Discord and asks if the god of dreams has planted the dreams he wants where he wants. Ares explains to them that Mila is on a quest to find her father and she won't let anyone or anything interfere with that. Ares is her father. Ares causes her to dream that he is chained to a rock and only she can save him. He tells her to follow Polaris and she will find him. Mila and Hercules spar and he teaches her a new move. She needs someone who knows about the gods to help her find her father. Hercules agrees to help. Strife suggests that Mila should have an accident cause he's jealous. Ares zaps him for it. He admits that she's all mortal so he's not really her father. He's just using her to get to Hercules. She has the dream again. She leaves in the night and finds the cave. Ares greets her and she gives him her gift. Ares pretends to be weakened from a wound inflicted by an enemy with a dagger dipped in hind's blood but Ares was able to get the poison out before it spread. She asks who she must kill and he tells her it's Hercules. Mila confronts Hercules and Iolaus. Ares holds Iolaus so he can't interfere while Mila fights Hercules. Discord and Strife pop in and Iolaus comments that he hates it when he can't see them. Mila realizes that she can't see them either. Hercules explains to her that if she really were the daughter of a god, she'd be able to see them. He also explains the protection order. Ares loses his limp and Mila realizes that he's not really her father. They fight the three gods and jump out of the way letting them zap each other. Mila continues her quest to find her father.

Apollo


V0847 (12 May 1999)

Guest Stars: Scott Michaelson
Written By: Clark Carlton and John Loy
Directed By: Andrew Merrifield Hercules, Iolaus and Theseus are transporting supplies and happen upon a beach filled with frolicking teenagers. Apollo arrives. These people are his followers and they are afraid of him. Apollo doesn't have any real friends and he's jealous of Hercules who has friends. Hercules points out that Apollo's followers are afraid and Apollo gets mad and flies into the sun. He bakes the beach until Hercules apologizes. Hercules and his friends return to the academy to find the place in flames. Apolo tries to get the other cadets to turn on Hercules and succeeds for awhile. Iolaus and Theseus rig a catapult with giant water balloons. Iolaus stands between Hercules and Apollo and tells Apollo if he wants to hurt Hercules, he'll have to go through the cadets first. Hercules tells Apollo, if he wants friends of his own, to stop acting like a jerk.

Ill wind


V0849 (13 May 1999)

Guest Stars: Katrina Browne, Alison Bruce
Written By: Jim Fisher and Jim Staahl
Directed By: Simon Raby The amazons bring Cyane to find Hercules. Cyane is ill initiates some sort of telepathic contact when Hercules touches her. the amazon healer tells him that it is an aura that all Amazon Queens share as a gift from the gods. . Another tribe will come and try to conquer them while Cyane is weak. Cyane uses Hercules' own memories to try and make him understand how to help her. She keep showing him scenes of betrayal. Cheiron arrives and warns Hercules that he will be destroyed by this contact. He recognizes it as a godly aura and deadly to mortals. Hercules only being a half-god, may not be able to withstand it. Hercules wonders if Cyane has been poisoned. They trick the assassin into the open by saying Cheiron found an antitdote. Cyane recovers enough to make an appearance at the gate and convince the other tribe that they are not leaderless.

Valley of the Shadows


V0848 (14 May 1999)

Guest Stars: John Bach
Teleplay By: Vanessa Place
Story by: Mark Edens
Directed By: Simon Raby Iolaus and Theseus talk Hercules into a weekend camping trip. A beggar offers to tell them the best fishing hole for 10 dinars and they catch lots of fish there. Theseus tells a story about a monster and they hear a growl from the bushes. The monster attacks and grabs Theseus who later escapes. They all run into a cave with a narrow entrance. Hercules is not in a hurry to make a decision about fighting because of loosing Marco to the sand manta. They find a back door in the cave which leads to a chamber where the beggar is. Aegeus tells them if they want to know about the protector of Hera's valley, it will cost them more than 10 dinars. They were eating a peacock they had captured for dinner in Hera's Valley but they didn't know the valley was Hera's. The old man has their gear and their fish which he is roasting. Hercules and Aegeus do not sleep. They talk about Aegeus' son and Hercules' lack of a father. Aegeus tells Hercules that his son is a better man without him. The protector grabs Aegeus when dawn comes. Hercules goes out to save him. Iolaus pretends to be a peacock to lure the monster out. They fight the monster which is knocked off a cliff. They walk back to town thinking Aegeus has escaped since they can't find him. Aegeus is really Zeus and is proud of his son for not escaping when he had the chance but choosing to stay and defend "Aegeus".



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