Here we go with episode 4 of young Hercules that takes place after episode 5 of young Hercules because, Fox. This episode was written by John Loy. Lilith is already in good with Herc,, Jason and Iolaus, dispite the fact that her first apperence is in the next episode. Only Fox.. The cadets have planned a big party for everyone at Kora's. Everyone heads down to her inn while Iolaus stays and waits for the money. A gang waits for this moment to rob the place, and they aren't just any gang, they are Iolaus's old gang. They capture Lilith and Iolaus as they get ready to steal all the school's money. Lucky Herc and Jason see them. Jason runs for help as Herc goes in to distract them.
Herc takes out one of them as Jason returns with the rest of the class. The gang locks themselves inside and secure the building, luckily Herc already made it inside. They tell Jason if he comes inside they will kill Iolaus and Kora, Jason agrees not to come inside. The gang is getting restless, they are worried about how they are going to get out of there. The gang moved the three hostages to different rooms. The third hostage is the money man for the school. The leader of the gang reminds Iolaus of how he saved him back in the day and that he owes him. Iolaus is torn but isn't torn to the point of betraying his friends. Herc tries to give him a warning but Iolaus almost blows it. Herc tells him what to say and he says it. The bad guys now think that Iolaus is on their side. We learn that as they escape out of the back they plan to light the school on fire.
Iolaus tries to stall but they don't give him the chance. The gang wants to split up the money but now it is all gone and Herc goes to save Lilith. They take out another gang member. Lilith goes to warn Jason about the fire and the gang now learns that someone is inside the school. They know that Iolaus sold them out. Turns out that the other prisoner is gone as well and the only one they still have is Iolaus. The gang calls out to Herc and tells him that it is the money for Iolaus's life.
Jason readies the men while the gang splits up looking for Herc and asking Iolaus why he picked this school over the gang. They tie Iolaus up as and get the school ready to burn to the ground. They plan on killing him. They use to be friends but it seems that means nothing anymore. Herc takes out another gang member and signals the others to come in. He then takes on the gang. He is out numbered and drops the fire. The school starts to burn as he takes on the gang and Jason leads the others inside. Iolaus is seconds away from burning to death. Hercules saves him at the last moment while Jason and the others continue the fight.
Jason captures the leader as they put out the fire. He tells Iolaus that he owes him and Iolaus tells him he doesn't owe him a thing. Hercules returns the money but counts it this time so that they don't have to wait forever and can get to the damn party.
Another fun episode. That's why I love this universe so much. It's fun and doesn't take itself so seriously. It knows what it is and enjoys itself.