In Review: Atlantis – Touched By The Gods

Atlantis

 

Synopsis: Time is running out on Jason’s pact with Circe: he has three days to fulfil her vengeful wish before he and his friends face a gruesome end.

Review: This is perhaps one of the stronger episodes of the series and given that it is the first part of a two part story to close out the season. It really needed to be.

Basically Jason has to make good on his promise to Stygian Which Circe and kill Queen Pasiphae and with just three days to do so. Time is running out.

After some initial planning Hercules and Plythagoras figure out a way to get Jason into the palace, but when it comes to the crutch Jason is unable to murder the Queen, which in and of itself causes problems because as he leaves her chambers she catches a glimpse of him and had the Palace Guards try and hunt him down.

Help is at hand though as Aridne takes Jason into her Chambers and hides him for the night, which turns out to be a huge mistake for Ariadne who after being found out is sentenced to death.

After escaping the palace with the help of Ariadne. Jason sets off in search of Circe in the hopes of renegotiating the pact so it is only he that has to die and not his friends. Circe refuses and a struggle between the witch and Jason takes place in which she is killed. As she grasps at her final breath Circe uses her last moments to provide Jason with a final challenge.

This particular part of the episode is really cool because it recreates the classic Skeleton Warriors from the original ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ movie. Watching Hercules, Plythagoras and Jason battle the skeleton warriors was really cool and the CGI recreation was really good.

Upon returning to Atlantis Jason learns of Ariadne’s fate and vows to rescue her, which is the lead in for next weeks season finale.

Although this episode was one of the darker ones there was still a bit of humour. Mostly from Hercules, who came up with “He is more fond of sheep than any man I have ever met.” When talking about a past friend of his.

There was some really strong moments for Ariadne during her trail where she stands up to the Queen. This was a pretty strong acting performance from Aiysha Hart who really hasn’t had a massive amount to do in the first series, which makes me wonder if she will get more to do in the second series if indeed Jason is able to rescue her.

In closing this was a fantastic episode with loads of stuff crammed into 45 minutes and some great set up for next weeks season finale.

Score 4.5/5

Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of scifipulse.net. A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.

 

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