Episode two of the adventures of young Hercules and Iolaus! Written by Rob Tapert & Liz Friedman and Michael Edens. It takes place right where the last one left off, with Hercules holding onto to the Phoenix as it flies high over head. Jason and Iolaus watch on from below, unable to do anything but watch.
As Herc starts to fall they rush to get some hay under him. They manage to get it to the right spot as he lands. It isn't a soft landing. We see that Iolaus is having a hard time paying for classes. This is something that will pop up from time to time. Strife is training with Iolaus and Jason and is trying to turn them against Herc. It seems to be working.
Once more Iolaus gets shot down dirty by Kora. Jason takes care of the tap at the store since Iolaus is, well poor. I can relate. Strife steals Iolaus money and starts to put thoughts in his head, turning him against Jason as well. Who knew that Strife would like to create so much strife between friends.
Iolaus heads back to the store to look for his money. He finds it on the floor, his one coin inside. In front of him, left alone by Kora is a stack of coins so high it would make even the richest of men double take.
The next day he pays off his classes and the guards come in to look for who stole the money from the inn. The school clerk tells them that Iolaus just paid off his classes, he tells them he borrowed the money from Strife who says he doesn't have that kind of money. They find his money patch filled with money and arrest him.
Herc and Jason fake a convo in front of Strife taking about how they put money in Kora's inn for her to find so that they will have to let Iolaus go. Strife falls for it and heads to the inn where Herc confronts him. Herc still doesn't know that he is a god. At least not until he attacks him.
The fight is not real physical, at least not at first. Strife just keeps flinging objects at Herc till they end up stacked together with the two men on top of them finally fighting it out. Jason and Iolaus show up as the fight heats up, the guards not far behind. Strife loses the fight and takes off. Herc makes amends with his friends and they forgive him.
A good follow up to the first episode. Tune in next week for the next exciting chapter of Young Hercules.
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