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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Syndication 1995

This is the story of a time long ago, A time of myth and legend, when the Earth was still young. The ancient gods were petty and cruel, and they plagued mankind with suffering and beseiged them with terrors. For centuries the people had nowhere to turn, no one to look to for help. Until he arrived. He was a man like no other. Born of a beautiful mortal woman, but fathered by Zeus, king of the gods. Hercules possessed a strength the world had never seen, a strength surpassed only by the power of his heart....No matter what obstacle, as long as there were people crying for help, there was one man who would never rest --- Hercules

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The 10 Best Episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E11

#1 - Redemption (2)

8.36

Season 5 - Episode 11

Dahak, chained to the altar in the body of Ioalus, hatched a plan to kill Ares, which would give him the power to break his bonds. Meanwhile, the demon showed Hercules how he had seduced Iolaus at the moment of death. Apppearing as Hercules, Dahak promised Iolaus the power to set everything right in the world. With time running out, Hercules was sucked into the spiritual world, where he found the real Iolaus. The two friends fought side-by-side once more, sending Dahak into a fiery chasm. Then they siad good-bye, and Iolaus disappeared into a shaft of light.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 14 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S2E1

#2 - The King of Thieves

8.34

Season 2 - Episode 1

Iolaus thought he was helping a friend in need when he defended Autolycus from five attackers but Autolycus took off, leaving Iolaus with the box of stolen jewels from King Menelaus' treasury. When Hercules learned Iolaus had been arrested and sentenced to die, he worked with Dirce, the king's daughter and Iolaus' lawyer, to clear his friend's name. Eventually Hercules caught up with Autolycus, the "King of Thieves," in an abandoned castle, where they fought each other and faced many other dangers. Ultimately, Hercules saved Iolaus from execution.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 32 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E5

#3 - Render Unto Caesar

8.29

Season 5 - Episode 5

On the island of Eire, Hercules organized the feuding Celtic tribes to fight Caesar's approaching army. He also helped the half-god/half-human Morrigan find the good within herself. She was the former servant of the cruel Celtic god Kernunnos, and she couldn't break away from him easily because he held their daughter, Brigid, hostage. Hercules agreed to help Morrigan get her child back, and together they defeated Kernunnos in battle. When Morrigan stopped Hercules from killing Kernnunos in cold blood, she realized she had finally embraced her new role as the Druid guardian of justice.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 14 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S1E12

#4 - The Gauntlet

8.28

Season 1 - Episode 12

Hercules was angry to learn that the warrior princes Xena was raiding villages to increase her power and territory. What Hercules didn't know until later was that Xena's lieutenant, Darphus, was the cruel and heartless one. When Xena spared the life of an infant, Darphus forced her to endure the Gauntlet, a series of trials in which she was punished by her own soldiers. Fleeing on her own, Xena challenged Hercules to a duel - and lost. But he spared her life, so she joined him in defending the village of Parthis from her former lieutenant.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 40 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E3

#5 - Resurrection

8.27

Season 5 - Episode 3

Bronagh, leader of the Celts on the island of Eire, told Hercules he was their "Chosen One" -- chosen to lead the Celts to freedom. But the gods of Eire didn't like the Celts worshiping Druids, so they sent Morrigan, a demigod assassin, to destroy the Druids. However, when she killed the Druid guardian of justice, she unwittingly took his place. Hercules, who finally stopped blaming himself for Iolaus' death, defeated Morrigan in battle, but the Druids explained that if she died, the spirit of justice would die with her. They disappeared, leaving Hercules to care for Morrigan.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 15 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E21

#6 - My Best Girl's Wedding

8.27

Season 5 - Episode 21

Iolaus 2 was shocked to learn that Nautica, his mermaid love, had been given legs and was about to marry Lysaka. Hercules went to see Triton to get to the heart of the matter, and found his former wife, Serena. They discovered Lysaka had stolen triton's trident, the source of his power, and Nautica was marrying Lysaka to get it back. Hercules got the Cabiri to fashion a new trident, then left Serena to return to Iolaus. When Aphrodite offered to amke Iolaus a merman so he could be with Nautica, he agreed and said good-bye to Hercules once more.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 15 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E1

#7 - Faith (1)

8.24

Season 5 - Episode 1

Nebula took Hercules and Iolaus to Sumeria, where the angry gods were leveling cities. To remedy the situation, King Gilgamesh took Hercules with him on a series of physical trials in a pyramid, where they retrieved a chalice of sacred nectar. But Gilgamesh betrayed Hercules by drinking the nectar and crushing the cup, becoming a disciple of the demon Dahak. Next, Gilgamesh tried to scarifice a warrior heart -- Nebula's. But Iolaus, who was in love with Nebula, saved her by taking the dagger himself. Hercules destroyed Gilgamesh, but he was too late for Iolaus, who died in his arms.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 17 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E10

#8 - Let There Be Light (1)

8.23

Season 5 - Episode 10

Hercules and his friends followed the demon Dahak to Corinth, where Dahak -- in Iolaus' body -- had set himself up as the people's savior. He wanted to return the world to a time when the Titans ruled. Hercules and Zarathustra, a man who resisted Dahak's teachings, found the Stone of Creation and joined Nebula, Morrigan and Jason at the Dark One's fortress. Hercules used the stone to harness the light of dawn. The light became metallic and bound Dahak to his own altar. Hercules then prepared to perform an exorcism that would allow Iolaus to rest in peace.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 13 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S6E2

#9 - Love, Amazon Style

8.21

Season 6 - Episode 2

When Hercules saw the Amazons waiting tables and dancing in a chorus line, he knew they had to be under a spell cast by Aphrodite. Sure enough, the goddess of love was responsible. She had broken up with Hephaestus, which threw her powers out of whack. Meanwhile, Deimos put the Amazons to work in a mine, digging for the Chronus Stone. Finding it, he turned the Amazons against Hercules and Iolaus. But Aphrodite finally confessed her love for Hephaestus, breaking the spell. Deimos vanished, and the Amazons returned to normal.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 14 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S2E19

#10 - King for a Day

8.20

Season 2 - Episode 19

Iolaus agrees to stand in for his royal look-alike Prince Orestes on the day of the prince's coronation and marriage to the beautiful Niobe in order to prevent Orestes' brother Minos from usurping the throne.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 20 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E22
#11 - Revelations
8.17
Season 5 - Episode 22

The Archangel Michael was the harbinger of the apocalypse. He released the horsemen War, Famine and Pestilence upon the land. Meanwhile, the late Iolaus, who defied The Light on the other side to warn his friend of the approaching Armageddon, joined Hercules. Despite Ares help, Hercules and Iolaus could not stop the release of the final horseman, Death, whose first target was Iolaus. Determined to save his friend this time, Hercules fell with Death into a volcano. Hercules' sacrifice earned the world a reprieve, and Iolaus was sent back to Earth to continue his life at Hercules' side.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 12 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E17
#12 - The Academy
8.15
Season 5 - Episode 17

Hercules and Jason arrived at Cheiron's academy to find things greatly changed. The youths were out of control, and the headmaster left the school in Hercules' hands. Zylus, an upperclassman, had a secret plan to take over the school. When Hercules discovered Zylus and his friends were the masked attackers he had fought off earlier, he expelled the group. Zylus tried to burn down the school, but was no match for Hercules. After the fight, Hercules named Jason the academy's new headmaster, and Lilith -- Jason's first love -- promised to visit often.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 13 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E18
#13 - Love on the Rocks
8.13
Season 5 - Episode 18

Nautica, a mermaid, wanted to see the world. But her father, Triton, had arranged a marriage for her. Nautica found a way out when Discord gave her legs. When she met Iolaus 2, they both fell immediately in love. Unfortunately, if Nautica did not return to the sea by sunset, the waters of Greece would turn to ice. When Brutus took her hostage, Iolaus found the strength in his love and handily defeated Nautica's captor. The lovers returned to the beach and after one last kiss, the mermaid swam out to sea.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 16 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E6
#14 - Norse by Norsevest (1)
8.08
Season 5 - Episode 6

Hercules wanted to save the Norse god Balder, but Balder explained that his death was foretold in the Book of Fates and could not be changed. Sure enough, Hercules was tricked by Loki, the god of mischief, into accidently killing Balder. An enraged Thor tried to kill Hercules with his huge stone hammer, but Hercules beat Thor and took him to Valhalla. There, Odin -- the king of the Norse gods -- explained that two parts of an ancient prophesy had been fulfilled. If the third part took place, the final nightfall and end of all things would occur.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 13 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E19
#15 - Once Upon a Future King
8.08
Season 5 - Episode 19

Merlin hurled the vicious warlord Arthur of Camelot and his sorceress advisor Mab a thousand years back in time to Hercules' world. But Mab helped Arthur conquer Britannia. Later she wanted to go back to her own time, and to do that she needed to kill young Merlin with the sword of Excaliber. Hercules and Morrigan captured Arthur and the sword, but mab took Merlin hostage. A fierce battle ensued, during which Hercules dispatched a giant knight and a reformed Arthur displayed newfound heroism. Merlin smote Mab, and Arthur returned to his own time as a proponent of peace.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 13 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S5E8
#16 - Darkness Rising
8.07
Season 5 - Episode 8

Hercules and Morrigan were enjoying life on the island of Eire until they found the Druids slaughtered. Recognizing the work of the demon Dahak, Hercules and Morrigan returned to Sumeria. There, they found Nebula had been bothered by waking dreams of her dead love, Iolaus. When Hercules visited Iolaus' tomb, he found it empty -- and turned to find Dahak behind him, in the body of Ioalus. As they fought, hercules could not bring himself to slay his friend, even though he knew it was no longer Iolaus. Dahak escaped, with Hercules, Morrigan and Nebula in hot pursuit.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 14 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S4E22
#17 - Reunions (3)
8.07
Season 4 - Episode 22

While Iolaus paid a visit to his mother, Hercules explored Olympus. He was hurt to learn the real reason his father had brought him there: Zeus needed protection from Hera and the other gods, who were conspiring against him. But Hercules couldn't turn his back on his father. Then Zeus allowed Hera to rip away his godhood in order to save Alcmene's spirit from eternal hell. Hercules went to the dark side of Olympus, where he overcame Apollo and Hera in battle. Zeus' godhood was restored, Alcmene returned to the Elysian Fields, and Hercules became a half-mortal again.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 15 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S2E14
#18 - Once a Hero
8.05
Season 2 - Episode 14

Hercules and Iolaus traveled to Corith to attend a reunion of Jason and the Argonauts. To their surprise, King Jason had lost his heroic spirit and become a drunk. He had left Medea for Glauce, and Medea took revenge by murdering Glauce and Jason's children. The worshipers of Hera called the Blood-Eyes, attacked and their leader, a masked demon, stole the Golden Fleece. Hercules accompanied Jason and the Argonauts as they pursued the Blood-Eyes to an isolated island and back, finally defeating the traitor Castor and nine skeleton warriors. They retrieved the Golden Fleece and were united in victory.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 21 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S2E16
#19 - Let the Games Begin
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 16

Hercules escorted a young Spartan named Damon back to the village of Propontus, where he discovered the residents were consumed with war. With help from his old friend Atalanta, Hercules organized a series of athletic contests for the warriors so they could prove who among them was strongest and fastest. Salmoneus named the event the Olympic Games. Tarkon the Elean was not keen on the idea, however. With help from Ares, his soldiers were transformed into Mesomorphs, who attacked the competitors. But the Spartan and the Elean athletes joined together to defeat Tarkon's men, allowing the Games to continue peacefully.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 19 votes.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - S6E5
#20 - Hercules, Tramps & Thieves
8.00
Season 6 - Episode 5

Autolycus joined Hercules on his way to the First Bank of Greece and promised not to rob it. Once in town, they found Autolycus' ex-wife Luscious starring in a show at Club Nymph-O-Mania. The next day, the bank was robbed and Autolycus' grappling hook was found at the scene of the crime. Luscious was to blame, but Autolycus took the fall and went to jail. To save his friend, Hercules set a trap for Luscious, recovered the loot and freed Autolycus without having to implicate his ex-wife. The events rekindled Autolycus' and Luscious' feelings for each other.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys from 11 votes.

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