In Review: Atlantis – The Marriage Of True Minds

Ariadne faces danger while traveling to Telemon's homeland of Aegina.

Synopsis: Ariadne faces danger while traveling to Telemon’s homeland of Aegina.

Review: Much like last week’s episode this was very much once again set up for the bigger picture, but this time Ariadne is put in harms way and gets to prove herself with a bow and arrow.

The story sees Jason, Hercules and Pythagoras having to help escort Queen Ariadne and Telemon to their wedding in Aegina, but it turns out that this journey is a ploy by Pasiphae to bring Ariadne out into the open so that he men accompanied by Telemon can murder her.

The ploy is soon revealed when a group of archers pin Jason, Ariadne and her soldiers down and leaves her main protector and chief of the royal guard morally injured.

Lucky for Jason and his friends they are able to make their escape and are helped by some travelers who seem to know who they are despite Jason’s best efforts to tell them otherwise. Sadly along the way Queen Ariadne’s protector dies leaving her fate in her own hands and also freeing her up to save Jason with her lethal archary skills. Why oh why did that not introduce this aspect of Ariadne sooner.

The group eventually settle down for the night in a cave. And I mirror Hercules here by saying what is it about this show and caves. It’s getting as bad as Doctor Who used to be with Quarries. They should really do a crossover at some point.

It has to be said I didn’t particularly find this episode any more enjoyable than last week – but what saved it for me is the fact that we were left with a fantastic cliffhanger in which Ariadne shoots Pasiphae and Jason falls as the caves path collapses as a result of Medea losing her temper and letting rip with some of her magic.

As far as action goes it was kind of minimal this week, but well staged none the less.

8.1
Atlantis - The Marriage Of True Minds
  • Fantastic Cliffhanger
  • To much set up
  • Story
    7
  • Acting
    8.5
  • Stunts
    8
  • Incidental Music
    9

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One Comment
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    7 December 2014 at 3:20 am -

    I think we’re going to have to resign ourselves to the structure of the heavily serialized season. I also enjoyed this episode for Ariadne’s development, and I’ll greatly miss Captain of the Guard Dion. His death obviously paves the way for Jason to fill that post, which he has earned the hard way.

    I love Ronald Pickup a Orpheus, who obviously saved his Eurydice, and they made it to old age. The show’s twist on that myth will likely be that he loses her again to death in that Necropolis, that or they die together, presenting a model for Jason and Ariadne.

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