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)
GUEST STARS & CAST
Michael Hurst (Charon)
Morgan Fairhead (Eurydice)
Erik Thomson (Hades)
Noel Trevorthen (King Aeson)
Gilda Proietti (Cynthia)
John O'Leary (Minos)
Edited by Kaye Davis-Bertheaud
Written by Peter Sauer
Directed by Chris Graves
TV GUIDE PROMO
Hitching a ride in a boat of dead souls is the least of their worries as Hercules and jason travel to the Underworld (land of the dead) to rescue Eurydice from eternal life in Tartarus.
This synopsis is by Deb Roche
Hercules is studing a map. Jason sneaks up on Herc wearing a mask. He reminds Herc that THE FESTIVAL is here. (what festival we are not told!)
Herc has been in a mood ever since Eurydice's death. Jason grabs the map and asks Herc if he's planning on going to Lake Olympus.
Herc reminds Jason of the legend that states that if one swims deep enough they can wind up on the other side. Jason reminds Herc that he is not dead and the living are not allowed on the other side.
Herc says he is going to go to plead with Hades on Eurydice's behave. Jason goes with him.
Jason asks Herc if his Uncle Hades will mind them just dropping in on him. Herc says he doesn't know. He hasn't met Hades yet.
They reach the Lake and jump in. They are transported to the other side, where they meet Charon.
Charon, learning they are not dead refuses to take them across the River Styx. Jason tells Charon that Hercules is the son of Zeus and wants to meet his Uncle. Hercules makes a deal with Charon to allow them passage. (Herc will row the boat, and Jason will rub Charon's bunions)
Eurydice asks the council to spare fellow ex-Bacchae Sarah. The council refuses. All Bacchae are damned to Tartarus. Then the council sentences Eurydice. Herc arrives just as Eurydice's sentence is passed and she is sucked into the whirlpool that leads to Tartarus. Herc runs to her and pulls her out. He then demands to see his Uncle Hades.
Hades arrives. They (Jason, Herc, and Eurydice) go to Hades' office. Herc pleads with Hades to let Eurydice into the Elysian Fields. He tells Hades that Eurydice sacrificed her life to save his. Hades says that if Eurydice can get Sarah's mother to forgive her for turning her daughter over to Bacchus, then she can go to the Elysian fields.
Hades takes them to the entrance to the Elysian fields. He tells Herc that since he is half Olympian god, he can accompany Eurydice. Jason pulls Hades aside as Eurydice and Hercules fawn over each other. Jason asks if he can go with them. Hades refuses. Jason asks Hades if he has ever been in love. Hades says no. Jason tells Hades that love can make people do foolish things and that he should go to keep an eye on "your love-sick nephew" Hades looks over at Herc and Eurydice and agrees.
They all go through the gate.
Jason meets his father and takes off. Aeson is happy to see his son, then realizes that if Jason is here, he must be dead. Jason says that he's alive. He is here because a friend of his is Hades' nephew and Hades' let them in.
When it looks like Sarah's mother won't forgive Eurydice, Herc goes back to Hades and offers his life in exchange for Sarahs. In other words, Herc will go to Tartarus and Sarah can go to the Elysian Fields. Hades refuses. Herc states that this act would make him a better god than Zeus. Zeus doesn't care about mortals. This act would show that Hades does. Hades thinks then agrees. Hades opens the door to Tartarus. Herc hesistates, then takes a deep breath and.... Eurydice exits the Elysian Fields and yells "NOOOOOO!!!!" Herc jumps.
Eurydice cries and says Herc should have to pay for her mistakes. Hades realizes that people can change and maybe he has to rethink his proceedures. He then pulls Herc and Sarah out of the depths of Tartarus. Eurydice runs into Herc Arms.
Hades escorts Sarah to the gates to the Elysian Fields. Herc escorts Eurydice. The girls step through.
Jason says goodbye to his father and returns through the gate. Hades says good bye to his nephew, and tells him that he has given him a lot to think about. Then Hades zaps Herc & Jason back to the surface of the upper world.
Godly Appearances: Hades
Godly Mentions: Zeus, Poseidon, Bacchus.
Question: If Eurydice's death is suppose to be taked as "gospel" then how could Xena have been resposible for her death. Unless Orpheus met another Eurydice, and it was that Eurydice who's deathe Xena was 'responsible' for.
Note: This also goes against the myth. (See notes in LURE OF THE LYRE)
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