The show that takes place after the movie. It replaces Hercules himself but everyone else is the same actor as the film. Herc is now played by Ryan Gosling.
The episode starts with Ares training as Strife takes a nap. There is a reason while Ares is in charge and Strife is nothing more than a loser. Ares and Strife try to figure out a way to get around Zeus law about hurting Hercules.
Meanwhile Hercules is also training when he is attacked out of nowhere by a mystery man in a mask. He is taken by surprise but quickly gets into the swing of things. Neither he nor the masked man seem to be getting the upper hand on each other until Herc's mom shows up and stops them. It turns out that the masked man is Iolaus and Hercules knew it all along.
His mother warns him that he is trying too hard to be like his father. That he needs to stop trying so hard. That he needs to just accept who he is and to take care of himself. The two friends make their way back to the academy where the run into Jason. In the movie he was just made King but here they are still calling him a prince. They also meet the owner of the inn in the nearby town named Kora. All three friends find her attractive.
Strife shows up at Cheiron's academy as a student and tells Hercules about a chalice that his step mother Hera stole from him. Herc goes to look for it but Iolaus and Jason go with him to help in his quest. The three friends enter the cave and a series of traps try to keep them from getting to the chalice. It just sits there, nothing stopping them from getting it. The chalice has water inside it and Iolaus just dumps it out. the second he does the cave catches on fire and the three friends have to make a run for it to get out alive. It is a close call but they make it.
The wooden Phoenix comes alive and chases after them, catching Iolaus.Hercules goes after it and frees his friend. Strife watches on, amused. And this is where we leave the first episode! It was a fun first ride. Tune in next week for part two!
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Hercules the Legendary journeys and Xena the Warrior Princess. Two of the best corny shows ever made. Ever.