GUEST STARS, CAST & CREDITS
TV GUIDE PROMO
TALES OF THE JUNIOR HERCAVERSE
Cyane and her Amazon Tribe
Fiducus (Academy money man)
Cora (owner of local Inn/Tavern)
Kevin Smith (Bacchus)
Kieren Hutchison (Orpheus)
Nathaniel Lees (Cheiron)
Lawrence Makoare (Roadie)
Morgan Fairhead (Eurydice)
Victoria Howat (Teenage Fan)
Written by Bob Forward
Directed by Chris Graves
TV GUIDE PROMO
Reformed cult member, Orpheus, and his girlfriend, Eurydice, return to Kora's to perform a concert in front of a sold-out crowd. As Orpheus plays the lyre, the crowd of teens slowly transforms into deadly, fang-bearing Bacchai. Hercules realizes that Orpheus has struck a dangerous deal with Bcchus that threatens anyone who hears the music that comes from the lyre.
Hercules finds out that Orpheus made a deal with vampire Bacchus to help further his career in music.
This synopsis is by Deb Roche
This episode is a sequel to "Lure of the Lyre"
Jason is busy getting ready for his Corination.
Iolaus tells Herc that Orpheus is playing live at Kora's tonight and asks if he wants to go. Herc asks Iolaus if he's forgoten that Orpheus almost got them all turned into Bacchae. Iolaus tells Herc that he'll say hi to Eurydice for him.(Me thinks Herc has a crush on Eurydice) At the mention of Eurydice's name Herc changes his mind and says he'll go. But then adds "to keep you out of trouble."
That night at Kora's, Bacchus orders the bouncer not to let Herc & Iolaus in. But, the bouncer's efforts are thwarted when Eurydice arrives and escorts them in.
The guys see Orpheus, who know looks like a punk-rocker. Leather, and metal, spiked hair, the works. (Strife would love this new look)
Eurydice escorts Hercules backstage while Iolaus heads to the dance floor.
Hercules asks Eurydice how she got her freedom from Bacchus. She says that Orpheus got Bacchus to release her. Herc is suspicious. Bacchus wouldn't just release her for no reason. Orpheus enters. Herc notices that he still has Bacchus' Lyre. Orpheus says that Bacchus gave it to him. Herc still thinks something is up. He suspects that the 'deal' Orpheus made with Bacchus for Eurydice's freedom isn't all that Orpheus is saying.
Orpheus & Eurydice leave to go on stage. Herc follows.
Meanwhile, on the dance floor, the Bacchae are prowling around, seeking new recruits.
Herc watches the concert from an area above and behind the stage. He looks out into the crowd. He can't shake the feeling something is just not right. He spots the Bacchae and runs to Iolaus. He literally carries Iolaus out of the club.
Next day at the academy, Herc and Cheiron are talking. Cheiron says that the undead can only be defeated by their own.
Iolaus and Hercules go hunting for Dryades, in a desert area. Herc says that they need Dryade bones to defeat Bacchus. A dryade comes up from under the sand and attacks. Herc 'kills' one, scattering the bones. Both Herc & Iolaus grab a bone and head to Kora's.
During the concert, Eurydice spots a Bacchae and realizes that the 'deal' Orpheus made for her freedom involved recruiting new people for Bacchus. She tells him she's leaving him. Orpheus stops playing and looks at her as Herc & Iolaus arrive. Herc addresses the crowd "I don't mean to alarm anyone, but... there are Bacchae in the room." Everyone, except Herc, Iolaus, Orpheus, Eurydice, and the Bacchae, stampede out of there.
Herc runs to Eurydice. Bacchus arrives. Bacchus and Herc 'get into it'. Herc stabs Bacchus with his bone, and Bacchus vanishes.
Once Bacchus leaves, all the Bacchae in the room are released, and return to normal.
Herc convinces Orpheus to get rid of Bacchus Lyre. Orpheus throws it in to the sea. Eurydice decides to stay with Orpheus. Herc is saddened by her decision but knows that she loves Orpheus and he will never be anything more than a friend.
Iolaus and Herc head back to the Academy and Orpheus & Eurydice walk off together again.
Godly Appearances: Bacchus
Godly Mentions: None
Mythological Appearances: Dryade.
NOTE: In the X:WP episode "GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN" Xena also goes hunting Dryade bones to defeat Bacchus. I wonder if Herc told her how to defeat Bacchus, or if she was just familiar with the same story as Cheiron.
Mythological note: The Dryades were nymphs who presided over the woods; they lived in trees, and each died at the same moment as her tree.
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