CAST & CREDITS
TV GUIDE PROMO
Kevin Smith (Ares)
Michael Daly (Tarsus)
Nathaniel Lees (Cheiron)
Ross Duncan (Fiducius)
Joel Tobeck (STRIFE/NYSUS GAIUS)
John Steemson (LEONIDAS)
Angela Dotchin (KORA)
Story by Robert Tapert
Teleplay by Mark Edens
Directed by Chris Graves
TV GUIDE PROMO
When new cadet Nysus Gaius, pits Herculesí friends against him, and then frames Iolaus for stealing money from the academy, Hercules and Jason trap Nysus into revealing himself as not only the thief, but the God Strife. Right and wrong go head-to-head as Hercules and Strife battle in a daredevil version of king-of-the-hill atop a mound of teetering tables and chairs!
This synopsis is by Debbie Roche
Hercules kills the Phoenix and falls to the ground, with the chalice. All enter the academy. Fiducus, the Academy money man, tells Iolaus his tuition is due by the end on the week. No more excuses.
The next step in Ares & Stife's plan is to pit Iolaus & Jason against Herc. Strife does this by telling them that the chalice belongs to Hera. Jason & Iolaus accuse Herc of lying to them, and keeping secrets. Herc says he's sorry but they don't listen.
That night at Cora's, Strife makes Iolaus jealous of Jason. He says Jason is the crowned Prince of Corinth he can get anything he wants because he has money. He never had to want for anything. While Iolaus is contemplating this, Strife drops Iolaus's money pounch on the ground, the says good-night and returns to the academy.
Later, Jason and Iolaus leave. They get into a fight en-route back to the academy, and Iolaus relizes he left his money bag behind. He returns to Cora's and Jason heads to the academy.
Iolaus gets to the bar, enters, finds his money bag, and then notices all the money on the counter. He stares at it.
Next morning Iolaus pays off Fiducus. Then, the 'cops' arrive and inform everyone that Cora's place was robbed last night and that two cadets were seen leaving. Jason introduces himself. The guards recognize the name. Jason informs them that he & Iolaus were the last to leave. The guards say that if they left together then the thief must be someone else. Iolaus says that yes, he left with Jason, but he went back to get his money pouch. The guards accuse him. Iolaus says he saw the money, but he didn't take it. And in fact he has no money. Fuducus speaks up and says "you had enough to pay your tuition this morning" Iolaus says that Nysus (aka: Strife) lent him the money. Nysus denies it. The guards search Iolaus' room and find all the money stolen from Cora's. Iolaus is arrested. Iolaus claims he didn't do it, and begs Herc to help. Herc looks at Nysus and sees a look in his eyes. He suspects Nysus is behind it, but isn't sure why.
Herc & Jason plan to trap Nysus. That night, while going to bed, Herc and Jason whisper within earshot of Nysus. Herc says "Thanks for the loan. When Cora finds it she will simply think she misplaced it, and Iolaus will be let go" Nysus does over hear.
Next day Strife goes to Cora's and tears the place up looking for the money. Herc enters and asks why he's doing this. Nysus reveals himself as Strife. Herc and Strife go at it.
Jason, the guards and Iolaus show up. They see Herc and Strife going at it. Herc beats Strife and he vanishes. Iolaus is freed.
Back at the academy, Jason tells Herc that all of Olympus will be talking about how he beat up Strife. Jason asks what Herc is going to do with the Chalice, and Herc ays he's bringing it to Zeus.
TO BE CONTINUED
Godly Appearances: Ares, Strife
Godly mentions: Zeus, Hera
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