So like with Firefly and Sliders Fox aired some of this show out of order as well. Episode 5 has to go before episode 4 because in episode 4 we know who Lilith is and we meet her for the first time in episode 5. This episode was written by Adam Armus & Nora Kay Foster.
We start on a ship full of guys who throw another person down into the lower decks to be eaten by something that is not human. Herc, Iolaus and Jason are enjoying their lunch when they see a girl enter the academy. Jason and Iolaus start to fight over her, it is almost as if a girl has never been in the academy before but in the movie that started this series they had a girl join, Yvenna.
Iolaus knocks out the man who was supposed to find a new cook and so Cheiron sends the 3 friends to Athens to go find them one. Iolaus talks the guys into hiring a boat because it will get them there and back faster. Iolaus gets them jobs working the deck of a boat where they are ordered to avoid the cargo hold. Something dangerous is in there and Iolaus wants to find out what. He always gets the others into trouble, it is almost his duty. While everyone else is sleeping he steals the keys to the cargo hold and opens it. Herc wakes up just in time and wakes Jason up as well so they can stop him.
Too late, Iolaus opens it and it sets off an alarm that wakes everyone up. I like how the whole crew was sleeping during the day. Now Iolaus, Jason and Herc have to fight the rest of the crew who wants their heads. The three friends end up in cargo hold and get locked in by the crew. It seems that they will finally find out what is down there. It seems the crew has a group of Amazons prisoner down there. The Amazons tell them that they don't hurt boys and that is why they haven't done anything to them. Their leader, Cyane tells them they are taking over the ship. She tells them she is in charge and Hercules points out that without them they can't do anything. They come to an uneasy truce.
Cyane tells Hercules that they don't hate men, they just live without them. This is the Telaquire tribe and that there are 12 tribes in all. They hate Centaurs because of the great war. She also tells Hercules that Zeus is the one who tricked her people into becoming slaves. He doesn't want to believe it.
They ready their attack just as the people above spot land. Iolaus tries to trick the people above but they spot him and pull him out. Hercules uses this moment to lead the Amazons out of the hold and into battle. It isn't long before they take the ship. Hercules saving Cyane's life at the last minute, before the two of them team up to take out the captain.
They get off the ship and go their own ways but not before Iolaus messes up a kiss between Cyane and Hercules. This whole adventure teaches the 3 of them an important lesion that woman can be just as great a warrior as any man. Something they all needed to learn.