Writers... Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
Editor... David Blewitt, A. C. E.
Director... Philip Sgriccia
Original Air Date... Oct. 12, 1998
Hercules... Kevin Sorbo
Iolaus... Michael Hurst
Morrigan... Tamara Gorski
Mabon... Nicko Vella
Bronagh... Alistair Browning
Kernunnos... Stuart Devenie
Druid Leader... Keith Bricey
Kieran... Peter Grahame
Head Guard... Jon Stubbs
Celtic Villager... Clint Sharplin
Druid of Faith... Renée Brennan
Druid of Mercy... Johnathon Acorn
Druid of Tolerance... Tony Bishop
Druid of Innocence... Sean Davis
Guard... Mark Lewthwaite
Villager #1... John Porter
Villager #2... Paul Pane
No Magic Munchkins preaching the virtues of ancient Celtic philosophy were harmed during the production of this motion picture.
Hercules: Hercules denounces who he is, what he does, and says the he doesn't give a flying Harpy in Tartarus about what the gods do to humankind anymore. When his family dies in "The Wrong Path", Hercules declares he will destroy Hera's seven temples, and in "Twilight", Hercules only punches a rock in after Alcmene dies. Does this mean that Iolaus has greater priority in his life than his wife Deianeira, children Klonus, Aeson, Ilea, and mother Alcmene? I'll leave that up to you.
Mabon: Kudos to Nicko Vella here as Mabon. Mabon got Hercules to finally admit he had lost his way, and Mabon showed Herc the path again. Hercules was also reminded that his fight with the gods was part of his identity, his person. Mabon was one of Hercules' greatest friends, and somewhat of a mentor to him, until Dahak killed Mabon and the Druids in "Darkness Rising".
Iolaus: Iolaus, Iolaus, Iolaus. I mean, Great Iolaus' Ghost! Michael Hurst puts quite a bit of emotion into the relatively small part he had. Iolaus basically tells Herc that dying was a danger of being a hero, and he knew that, so Hercules should stop blaming himself. After a lot of doubt, Iolaus proved to be a strong force in Herc's will, and Hercules reaccepted himself for what he is.
Morrigan: Evil woman, or misunderstood? The fight she had with Hercules ranks up with other fierce female fighters, such as the Enforcers ("The Enforcer" and "Not Fade Away", where Iolaus coincidentally dies for the second time in the latter episode...), Callisto ("Surprise"), and of course, Xena's battle with Herc in "The Gauntlet". Morrigan's conversion to good was more believable than Xena's; it took her until about midway through "Render Unto Caesar" to get over Kernunnos' blood-withrdrawl, while Xena somehow converted between "The Gauntlet" and "Unchained Heart" after killing Darphus (the first time).
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