In Review: Atlantis – Touched By The Gods
Synopsis: King Minsos’s health continues to fade as Pasiphae’s scheming reaches its zenith. She sentences Princess Ariadne to a horrible death that you would not wish on your worst enemies. Meanwhile Jason, Hercules and Plythagoras plan a daring rescue.
Review: The series one finale of ‘Atlantis’ picks up things from last week and along the way provides a few shocking revelation in terms of who Jason’s parents are.
Some great character moments between Hercules, Plythagoras and Jason as the lads pretty much affirm their mutual friendship and respect as they embark on their course to rescue Ariadne, with a little help from the chief of the kings guards, whose loyal tie remains with Minos and not with the venomously ambitious and power hungry Queen.
As they rescue Ariadne the lads find that rescuing her was the easy part. Staying alive and out of harms way though is a completely different matter. The death of Ariadne is so important to Pasiphae’s power play for the rhone that she leads an army of troops personally with Heptarian as her second in command.
Having sought the advice of the Oriacle Jason and his friends proceed to the silver mines where they seek the protection of a small colony of peppers, who are led unbeknown to Jason by his father. A fact that remains a secret to Jason even at the close of the episode. But the guanine shock is the revelation of who Jason’s mother is, which is a plot point that I think the writers will be dining out on for a fair bit of the second season.
While Pasiphae is leading the troops in their chase to capture Ariadne for her very public execution. The wheels are in motion back in Atlantis to heal King Minos, who compared to Pasiphae is the lesser of two evils.
Jason in this episode gets bested by a few of the guards, but is saved by not only the revelation of his parentage, but also by the fact that he has been touched by the gods.
By close of the episode Ariadne is saved and all thanks to the fact that the Oriacle and her allies have managed to counter act the poison that Pasiphae has been giving him.
This was another great episode, which had a over an hours worth of story easily crammed into 45 minutes.
As any good series one finale does. We are left with more questions than answers and a core group of characters that we have learned to care about. Some of the questions being will Jason and Ariadne ever be able to get together? And will Hercules ever be able to find a cure for Medusa’s affliction.
In order to find out we’ll have to tune in next year when the series returns and I for one will be doing just that.
Written By: Ian Cullen
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