In Review: Atlantis – The Day Of The Dead

The gang is chased around an ancient burial ground by an army of undead flesh - eaters.

Synopsis: The gang is chased around an ancient burial ground by an army of undead flesh – eaters.

Review: Continuing the story from last weeks cliffhanger. This episode sees the gang having to fight an army of zombies in order to escape the cave and hopefully find their fallen friend Jason who fell from a great height.

The cause of the Zombie army is a Necromancy spell cast by Pasiphae.

The undead that we see here are zombies, which is very trendy right now with things such as ‘The Walking Dead’, but also a missed opportunity to pay homage to Ray Harryhausen’s battling Skeletons from his version of Jason and The Argonauts.

Jason who apparently survived his fall makes an uneasy alliance with Medea, but seemingly a grudging respect is formed as Jason and Pasiphae’s apprentice seemingly get to know each other, which was interesting to watch.

It was a good dramatic move to split Jason up from Hercules and Pythagoras and showed us some growth for Hercules and Ariadne, but I am still not to sure what Pythagoras is there for other than to state the obvious. This character is meant to be a great thinker and we are yet to see him invent something or come up with a method of saving Jason and Hercules from any given situation. The character could potentially be a MacGyver type of character for the group and invent ways of helping them through their adventures.

No offense to Robert Emms who is doing a fine job with what he is given. I just feel that we haven’t really seen anything from Pythagoras yet that makes him a character in his own right.

We had a moment in this story where Ariadne’s former head guard is brought back to life as a Zombie and to be honest I felt the emotional impact of that moment could have been played with a little more. As things stood we had Hercules struggling to kill his former friend and a brief look of horror on the face of Ariadne when the situation forces them into doing just that.

In terms of the the episode. It was an improvement over last week, but not by much.

Once again we are left with a huge cliffhanger, which will keep us holding on until next week, but for some reason I’m not caring as much about these characters than I was last year.

Atlantis - The Day Of The Dead
  • Splitting Are Heroes Up Was A Good Move
  • Pythagoras needs more work and not enought Pasiphae
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Incidental Music
  • Stunts

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One Comment
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    14 December 2014 at 3:06 pm -

    I prefer the tone of this season but the structure of last. I really only cared about Orpheus and Eurydice.

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