Episode 3 of the show finishes off the first storyline in the journey of Young Hercules, well unless you count the movie which we do so the second storyline. Hey who is writing this! Well if your talking about the episode it is a story by Rob Tapert & Liz Friedman while Hilary J. Bader wrote the episode itself.
Ares tells Hera that Hercules is the one who stole the chalice. It turns out that Zeus told Hera that anyone who touched the chalice is condemned to death so since Herc has it, his protection from Zeus is off. He is fair game for Ares to kill. Ares calls Strife to his temple. Strife is annoying, you can tell that Ares feels that way more than most. Ares and Strife have to stop Hercules and kill him before the chalice is put in Zeus temple or it is put back in her cave. Ares sends Strife to stop Hercules. Now if Ares wanted him dead wouldn't he have a better chance at completing that task?
Herc, Iolaus and Jason head to Zesu temple but take a break to play ball. It doesn't last long since they are playing with fruit for the ball and it hits the ground and explodes. Strife steals the chalice and threatens that Hera will kill Hercs mom if he doesn't get it back in time.
Ares shows up at Herc's moms house as a hurt man and gives Alcmene the chalice she doesn't accept it and Herc shows up. The two brother fight while Jason and Iolaus take the chalice back to the temple. Herc stays at his mom's side and tries to protect him. She tells Hercules to run, that he can't beat the god of war. He doesn't listen. He goes to fight his big brother. She is worried about him.
Jason and Iolaus make it back to the cave just fine as Herc challenges his brother to a fight. Ares makes quick work of his little brother while Strife watches on cheering. Iolaus and Jason's path is blocked by statue men. It comes out that Ares is jealous that Zeus likes Hercules more That is why he is trying to kill him. Jason gives Iolaus the chalice to protect while he fights the two statue men. They kick his ass and he takes the chalice from Iolaus and tells him to run. He throws the chalice to Iolaus, early in the episode Iolaus missed the pass from Jason but this time he catches it and puts it back where it belongs just as Ares is about to kill Hercules. Zeus stops him, he doesn't show up or anything just stops the attack and warns him with thunder. Ares pretty much starts freaking out like a little kid and tells Hercules he will be back. Herc says he will be waiting.
Everything is back to normal and Hercules tells his friends how much they mean to him. It's a sweet ending that is soon over shadowed by a food fight. They are kids after all.