Synopsis: Pasiphae lays siege to Atlantis and without the Palladium to protect it, the city looks set to fall. The last remaining hope rests with Jason, Hercules and Pythagoras who are all far from home and the fighting.
Review: Continuing from where things left off we see Hercules become a tad more heroic as he takes out a lone Cyclops to protect an injured Jason and Pythagoras.
Meanwhile back in Atlantis Queen Ariadne is facing a big test of her leadership and shows her metal by staying the course against Pasiphae’s oncoming hordes of soldiers.
Once again the series takes on a much darker tone than we seen last year, but we still have some humour shared between the three lead characters, but it is much of the gallows humour that you would expect from three people who are facing death.
Mark Addy’s Hercules remains the glue that binds the lead cast members together and there have been some real improvements in the chemestry between Addy and his other two co stars Jack Donnelly and Robert Emms as Jason and Pythagoras.
Aiysha Hart also puts in a great performance as Ariadne, who learns the painful lesson that she’ll have to be as ruthless as Pasiphae if she stands a hope of continuing on as ruler of Atlantis. The scene in which she tells Jason that they can never be an item while she is Queen is really quite touching and well played by both actors.
The CGI Cyclops was a pretty nice touch but for me the battles in this episode were really well staged considering that we are seeing a show that is working on a more modest budget than a big epic production like Lord Of The Rings.
The story wraps up pretty well, but we haven’t heard the last from Pasiphae, which is great to know because she is proving to be a fantastically complex antagonist.
- Fab performances from all cast members
- We need more Pasiphae
- Incidental Music8.5