Young Hercules
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Young Hercules
First Aired: September 1st, 1998
Status: Ended
Network: FOX (US)
Summary: Follow teenage half-god/half-mortal Hercules and his friends, Iolaus and Jason, as they learn about life, love and friendship on their action-packed adventures and watch as they encounter Hercules' not-so-loving Olympian family and the consequences of such encounters.
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# of Episodes: 50
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Season 1
The Treasure of Zeus (1)
Episode 1: The Treasure of Zeus (1)
Air Date: September 12nd, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: With Ares' help, Strife masquerades at a student at the Academy, where he baits Hercules with the location of a chalice that once belonged to Zeus, his father. Hercules and his friends Iolaus and Jason attempt to retrieve the chalice, not knowing it now belongs to Hera.
Between Friends (2)
Episode 2: Between Friends (2)
Air Date: September 16th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Strife frames Iolaus for stealing money from Kora's in an attempt to get at Hercules and causes Hercules, Iolaus, and Jason to be at odds with each other.
What a Crockery (3)
Episode 3: What a Crockery (3)
Air Date: September 17th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: After Hercules stole Hera's chalice, he was freed from Zeus' protection which gives Ares the golden opportunity to kill his hated little brother. Ares uses Strife to lure Hercules to his mother Alcmene's house where he plans to finish him off for good.
Episode 4: Herc and Seek
Air Date: September 18th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Iolaus' old gang breaks into the Academy and holds Iolaus, Lilith, and Fiducius hostage. While Jason and the other cadets are outside trying to keep them from escaping, Hercules alone is inside trying to save the others--his key advantage being that they don't know he's there.
Episode 5: Girl Trouble
Air Date: September 19th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules, Iolaus, and Jason take a boat to Athens to find a new cook for the Academy, but they get more than they bargained for when they learn that the boat is transporting Amazons en route to a slave trader.
Episode 6: Teacher's Pests
Air Date: September 22nd, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules, Iolaus, and Jason are all sent to detention, but Hercules and Jason must cover for Iolaus when he has to leave to start his new job at Kora's.
Episode 7: Inn Trouble
Air Date: September 24th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: The boys are left to watch the Inn when Kora takes off after Artemis asks her to help find the fruit that was stolen from her temple. Unfortunately trouble ensues when Strife and Discord drop by for a havoc-wreaking visit.
Episode 8: Keeping Up with the Jasons
Air Date: September 25th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: After Hercules is bested in a practice sword fight by Jason, he asks Hephaestus to build him some new weaponry. Hercules's new sword and shield, are made from a metal that no other metal can harm and this power brings Hercules a lot of trouble and threatens his friendships with Iolaus and Jason.
Episode 9: Amazon Grace
Air Date: September 26th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: The trio stumbles across the Amazons once again and this time they invite the ladies back to the Academy. Unfortunately when they get there, the King of Athens arrives, claiming the Amazons are his property. This revelation doesn't sit well with the Amazons or Hercules, who must try to solve the situation without anyone getting hurt.
Episode 10: Cyrano de Hercules
Air Date: September 29th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hephaestus, failing to gain the interest of the fairer sex builds a woman of his own, but his jealousy could endanger Hercules when the woman falls for him instead of the God of Steel.
Episode 11: Battle Lines (1)
Air Date: October 1st, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules, Iolaus and Lilith are caught between friends when Discord and Strife pit Cyane's tribe and Cheiron's fellow centaurs against each other, with Cyane and Cheiron leading their armies into battle.
Episode 12: Battle Lines (2)
Air Date: October 2nd, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: With hatred growing and the facts distorted by lies manufactured by Discord and Strife, Hercules and his friends are running out of time to prevent a war that isn't necessary and to save two people Hercules cares about.
Episode 13: Forgery
Air Date: October 3rd, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Tired of being called a wet blanket by his friends, Hercules requests the fire in Hephaestus's Olympian forge to make him more like his father. Although at first it seems to work, by making Hercules a much more laidback, fun guy, the side effects quickly put Hercules and his friends in danger. Iolaus and Jason must call on Hephaestus to help restore Hercules to his original self.
Episode 14: No Way Out
Air Date: October 7th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules takes Lilith on a field trip to divert her from the surprise party that the others are setting up but as usual trouble follows. A cave-in traps them and Ares attempts to manipulate Lilith into unknowingly poisoning Hercules.
Episode 15: Ares on Trial
Air Date: October 9th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: After Ares attempts to kill Hercules yet again, he is put on trial by the Gods for violating Zeus's order of protection. Ares proceeds to claim he is innocent and asks Hercules to defend him, baffling Hercules, who reluctantly decides to defend Ares.
Episode 16: Down and Out in Academy Hills
Air Date: October 10th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules, Jason and Iolaus rescue a drowning man after he literally falls from the sky. Funny thing is the man has no idea who he is or where he came from. Hercules soon discovers that the man is actually his half-brother Hephaestus the God of Steel and that he's being punished by his mother Hera by turning him into a mortal man.
Episode 17: Winner Take All
Air Date: October 24th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules alienates his friends when he abandons them during a competition called The Games to team up with his two new brothers, Pollux and Castor, who are the mortal sons of Zeus. Things get worse for Hercules when Pollux cheats and injures Jason in the process causing the two to fight out their differences.
Episode 18: A Serpent's Tooth
Air Date: October 29th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Discord and Strife, disguised as a Babylonian traveler and a Sybill give Jason a gift that turns out to be a baby monster, that Iolaus soon comes to adore. Unknown to the trio though is that the monster is capable of burning down anything his venom touches.
Episode 19: The Lure of the Lyre
Air Date: October 30th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: A young minstrel, Orpheus and his girlfriend, Eurydice lure Hercules, Iolaus and Lilith into what they claim is a place where the party never ends run by Bacchus, the God of Partying and Good Times.In reality, they soon learn, is that it is the realm of the Bacchae, the vampire-like followers of Bacchus, which they discover only after Lilith has been bitten and is slowly changing into one herself.
Episode 20: Fame
Air Date: October 31st, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Orpheus and Eurydice, both reformed from their days as followers of Bacchus perform at Kora's in front of a sold out crowd. But unbeknowst to Eurydice, Orpheus has struck a deadly deal with Bacchus freeing him and Eurydice if he helps recruit new Bacchae.
Episode 21: Lyre, Liar
Air Date: November 3rd, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules and Iolaus meet up with Eurydice and Orpheus but when it's discovered that Orpheus still has the lyre, Eurydice promises Bacchus that she will become his bride if he agrees to leave the others alone.
Episode 22: A Lady in Hades
Air Date: November 4th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules and Jason travel to the underworld in an attempt to talk Hades out of sending Eurydice to Tartarus despite her service to Bacchus. Meanwhile, Jason is reunited with his father in the Elysian Fields.
Episode 23: The Mysteries of Life
Air Date: November 5th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: The trio discover that Ruff, their monstrous former pet, is being held by a freak show owner. When the ringmaster refuses to sell him, Iolaus and Hercules sneak in and free Ruff, who then escapes and runs rampant threatening Corinth.
Episode 24: Dad Always Liked Me Best
Air Date: November 6th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules meets Lucius, another mortal son of Zeus, who tells him that he is on the trail of Pollux on the request from Zeus himself to deliver Pollux to death on the crime of the death of Castor, their brother. Hercules agrees to join him unaware that Castor was actually killed by Lucius, who has some ambitious plans that don't include his brothers.
Episode 25: Herc's Nemesis
Air Date: November 10th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules meets Nemesis, the assassin of the Gods, and talks her out of blindly killing a mortal just because Hera tells her to. The two then fall victim to Hera who sends a replacement killer after both of them.
Episode 26: Cold Feet
Air Date: November 11st, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Jason has cold feet about his ability to lead Corinth and runs away, finding himself among a group of villagers terrorized by a warlord where he must play the hero and stop the bad guy.
Episode 27: Mommy Dearests
Air Date: November 12nd, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: In attempting to destroy Hercules by killing everyone he cares about, Lucius sets Alcmene's village on fire and then goes after Jason and it's up to Hercules to stop his half-brother.
Episode 28: In Your Dreams
Air Date: November 13rd, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: When Ares strikes a deal with Morpheus the god of dreams, he kidnaps the cadets and sends them into the dream world. Hercules must follow them to the dream realm,where he meets his worst fear, an alternate version of himself who punishes and kills without regret.
Episode 29: Sisters
Air Date: November 18th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Kora's long lost sister Cleo shows up causing the green-eyed monster to show up in Kora, when her sister steals the spotlight. When Kora attempts to loosen up and be more like Cleo, she gets more than she bargained for when she's mistaken for her sister and is kidnapped by two thugs.
Episode 30: Golden Bow
Air Date: November 19th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Kora wins a bow that originally belonged to Artemis in an archery contest and plans to give it back to her. Hercules learns that Kora has been a servant of Artemis' after having been saved by the goddess years ago just when a thug in league with Strife steals the bow. Hercules attempts to help Kora retrieve it and free her from Artemis's debt.
Episode 31: Home for the Holidays
Air Date: November 20th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules takes his friends Iolaus, Jason and Lilith home to his mother's to celebrate the festival of Persephone. To his surprise he finds his mother not alone as he expected but instead with a handsome suitor named Capaneus.
Episode 32: Cram-ped
Air Date: November 24th, 1998, 12:00 AM
Summary: When Herc and the gang learn that Iolaus will be sent back to prison unless he passes an upcoming test, they attempt to help him by pulling an all-nigh cramming session in order to help him pass.
Episode 33: Con Ares
Air Date: February 1st, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules and Iolaus set out with Jason to negotiate peace treaties between two kingdoms on the verge of war. On their way though they're sidetracked by Discord and Strife, who've been sent by Ares in order to distract the gang from the peace treaties. Herc and the gang come across a farmhand who bears a striking resemblance to Ares. Timor, the farmhand reluctantly agrees to help Hercules keep Strife and Discord away from Jason by posing as Ares and keeping them on their toes.
Episode 34: Get Jason
Air Date: February 2nd, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: A shrewd politician hires an assassin to kill Jason before his coronation, in order to clear the path for himself to step in as king of Corinth. However, once Hercules learns of this plan he attempts to tell everyone but no one believes him. The problem is that its Prank Day and everyone thinks he's setting them up for a joke.
Episode 35: My Fair Lilith
Air Date: February 3rd, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: When a king offers his daughter's hand in marriage as a gift to Jason for his coronation, he pleads with Lilith to masquerade as his bride rather than marry someone he doesn't know or love. The problem is that the princess's jealous boyfriend shows up and is out to get Jason and it's up to Hercules to straighten out the whole mess while keeping the King from finding out and keeping Jason alive.
Episode 36: Hind Sight
Air Date: February 4th, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: When Artemis's favourite creature, a Golden Hind, is spotted, Hercules and Kora team up to try to keep the beautiful and rare creature out of the fatal hands of the hunters who are tracking her, as well as keep her away from two other hunters, Jason and Iolaus.
Episode 37: The Head That Wears the Crown
Air Date: February 5th, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: On the eve of Jason's coronation, a monster ravages the countryside in order to extract revenge on Jason's father, for an attack made on her ten years before. Deciding on how to deal with the situation puts Jason and Hercules at odds with one another.
Episode 38: Me, Myself and Eye
Air Date: February 17th, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: After Hercules comes into possession of a mystical eye that allows the bearer to see into the future, the three blind women who share it, invoke Artemis's help into recovering it. The result curses his friends causing Jason to be turned into a pig and Iolaus to be attacked by plants.
Episode 39: The Skeptic
Air Date: February 22nd, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: When a new cadet named Pythagrius claims he doesn't believe in the gods of Mount Olympus, Strife bets another god named Fatsus, that he can make the cadet believe in gods. Fatsus, who can only see prophecies of bad things to come, takes that bet and Strife's stunts cause a bigger threat as his attempts put Hercules and the academy in danger.
Episode 40: Iolaus Goes Stag
Air Date: February 23rd, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: Iolaus attempts to prove to his uncle that has has what it takes to be a Hunter just like him and with Hercules and Jason in tow, he heads out on a deer hunt. When Iolaus goes after the Golden Hind though Artemis punishes him by switching his body with that of a deer.
Episode 41: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
Air Date: February 24th, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules clashes with a new cadet named Theseus which starts out as a rivalry and ends up into a battle for survival when Theseus challenges Herc to a chariot race. The problem the race takes place next to the area known as The Forbidden Zone, where mortals go in but don't come out and its next victims may be Herc, Theseus and Iolaus.
Episode 42: The Prize
Air Date: February 25th, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: Ares must enter a talent show at Kora's Inn when he learns that one of the prizes would complete his set of the Chronos stones, that enabled Zeus to defeat the Titans. The catch is a mortal must willingly give it to him, so with Strife and Discord in tow, he enters intent on winning and more than willing to cheat to get it, leaving Hercules and his friends to stop him.
Episode 43: The Beasts Beneath
Air Date: February 26th, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules, Iolaus, Lilith, Theseus and fellow cadet, Marco, find themselves trapped in a large area of sand known as the Dune Sea. It's known as forbidden and for a reason too, since it is inhabited by sand sharks who hunt anyone foolish enough to enter the area. Of the five cadets who entered, one will not leave.
Episode 44: Parents' Day
Air Date: March 2nd, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: It's Parents Day at the Academy and Iolaus hires two actors to pretend to be his parents so his real ones don't find out how poor his grades are and to not be disappointed in him once again. Things get complicated fast when the actors are revealed as thieves, Iolaus's real parents show up and Hercules must keep Alcmene from discovering Iolaus's deception and revealing the truth. Meanwhile Lilith's sister visits and announces she plans to take Lilith home.
Episode 45: A Life for a Life
Air Date: March 8th, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: Ares kidnaps Cheiron and it is up to Hercules, Iolaus and Lilith to decipher the three clues Cheiron left in order to find him, but Ares is hoping they succeed, because he plans on Hercules trading his life for that of Cheiron's.
Episode 46: Under Seige
Air Date: May 10th, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: When the Amazons attack the Academy with missile-like weapons forged by Hephaestus, it's up to Hercules to ensure that no one gets hurt and to figure out the real reason of the attack. The real threat is actually Ares, who has Cyane under his control and is orchestrating all of this for one reason - to destroy Hercules.
Episode 47: Mila
Air Date: May 11st, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules and Iolaus meet up with a young Amazon named Mila who is searching for the father she never knew, which Ares thinks is a great opportunity. Ares claims that he is Mila's father in order to get her under his control. His goal - he wants her to kill Hercules.
Episode 48: Apollo
Air Date: May 12nd, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: When Hercules tells his half-brother Apollo that no one really likes him, they are just afraid of him and humor him, Apollo doesn't take it well. He becomes jealous of Hercules and his friends and attacks the Academy.
Episode 49: Ill Wind
Air Date: May 13rd, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: When Cyane falls ill, the Amazons seek out Hercules for his help. Amazon Queens have a special aura given to them by the Gods that allows them to communicate through a person's memories. Hercules must decipher how to cure Cyane when she uses this power on him and uses flashes of his memories to try to communicate with him.
Episode 50: Valley of the Shadow
Air Date: May 14th, 1999, 12:00 AM
Summary: Hercules, Iolaus and Theseus follow the advice of a mysterious old man and go hunting in an area rich with game. What they don't know, however, is that the area is Hera's Valley, which is protected by a dangerous monster. Another fact that they're unaware of is that the strange old man is really Zeus, King of the Gods, Hercules's father and that he is testing his son with this challenge.