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YOUNG HERCULES

IN YOUR DREAMS


EPISODE NO. Y28
Season 1, episode 28
Series 128
1st release: 11-13-98
2nd release: 11-17-98
3rd release: 01-01-99
4th release: 02-15-99
5th release: 04-08-99
Production number:
Last update: 08-17-01


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GUEST STARS, CAST & CREDITS
TV GUIDE PROMO
SYNOPSIS
COMMENTARY
TRANSCRIPT


STARRING
Ryan Gossling as Hercules
Dean O'Gorman as Iolaus
Chris Conrad as Jason

Re-occuring Mortals
Cyane and her Amazon Tribe
Fiducus (Academy money man)
Cora (owner of local Inn/Tavern)
Lilith (Cadet)
Cheiron the Centaur

Re-Occuring Gods
Ares
Strife
Discord
Hephaestus

CAST
Kevin Smith (Ares)
Stephen Lovatt (Morpheus)
Nathaniel Lees (Cheiron)
Angela Dotchin (Kora)
Jodie Rimmer (Lilith)

CREDITS
Written by Doug Molitor & Eric Lewald
Directed by Charlie Haskell


TV GUIDE PROMO
After Ares tricks Morpheus into giving him the power to administer dreams for a night. Ares fashions one heck of a nightmare designed to destroy Hercules. On a mission to save his friends, Hercules enters the depths of a dream world from which no one has ever returned. Will he be able to face his worse fear to save himself and the rest of the cadets, or will he fail and perish? FoxKids.



SYNOPSIS:

This synopsis is by Deb Roche

Lilith, Herc, Ioluas, and Jason are sitting at a table in Kora's discussing their fears: Lilith is afraid of Spiders; Iolaus is afraid of water (he can't swim remember); Jason is afraid of Fire; and Herc.... well all he says is "ticking of Cheiron"

Ares visits Morpheus' dreamboat and says that Ceres has given him the marker she holds on Morpheus. Morpheus gives Ares the tarot Death card. Ares plans to use it to torment Herc in his dreams.

The guys return to the academy. Lilith says goodnight and walks off. the guys are preparing for bed when Lilith screams. They run. Lilith is being drawn into a vortex. Herc tries to help but finds he is chained to the wall. Lililth is sucked in. Jason and Iolaus try to help but they get caught in it too. Herc struggles to break the chains, and when he does he suddenly finds his feet are in cement blocks. Cheiron them gets sucked in. Herc screams and wakes up.

Herc looks around, but everyone is gone. He finds Cheiron trapped under a table. Cheiron tells Herc that a dark presence from his dreams has taken the cadets into the dreamworld.

Ares and Morpheus talk. Ares has used Herc's dream to kidnap the cadets.

Cheiron tells Herc how to enter the Dreamworld but warns him that "what you are most afraid of will try to stop you" and that he must embrace that fear in order to get out safely.

Cheiron helps him enter the dreamworld. Herc wakes at Kora's. He finds a dancing Lilith but she screams when he is covered in spiders. He finds Iolaus trapped in a cage that is flooding. He finds Jason playing with fire. He hears his mother calling him. He hears Cheiron's voice telling him to embrace his greatest fear, and "it's only a dream".

Herc finds the evil presence is him. Herc sees the cadets hanging over a pit of fire.

Ares is enjoying himself and wants to get closer. Morpheus sends him into the dream.

Herc battles himself. Ares shows up. Herc continues to battle himself.

Herc opens the vortex and everyone through it. They all go. All but Jason and Iolaus who stand at the entrance and wait for Herc.

Ares gives the evil Herc a sword and the two Herc's duke it out. Herc realizes that he can't kill his double, so he embraces it.

Ares exits, and Herc wakes up. Cheiron orders everyone to get some sleep, and they all laugh. Afterall sleep is what got them into this mess in the first place.

Godly appearances: Ares, Morpheus.
Godly mentions: Apollo, Ceres.

Mythological notes:
Morpheus: God of dreams
Ceres: Roman name for Demeter. Goddess of Agriculture (grain, harvest, fruits, flowers,fertility of the earth) Daughter of Cronus & Rhea. Sister to Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, and Hestia. Mother of Persephone (by Zeus)

H:TLJ notes: In the episode HIGHWAY to HADES, in which Hades kidnaps Persephone. DEMETER goes to Herc and asks for his help in getting her back. (Why the name change? Don't know. This is the second time they done it. In FESTIVAL of DIONYSUS, the god of wine is Dionysus. Later the series' use his ROMAN name of BACCHUS.



TRANSCRIPTION

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