Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

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Season 4, Ep 20, Aired 4/27/98
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  • Episode Description
  • As Alcmene's health failed, Hercules recalled the time years ago when the Parthans invaded Caylan territory. Young Hercules, Jason and Iolaus joined King Eteocles and fought bravely to repel the invaders, but the King was killed. Many more died before Hercules and Jason were able to make an offer of peace, asking King Stavros to share the disputed land with the Caylans. Stavros was impressed by their bravery and agreed ending the conflict. Back in the present , Alcmene passed away and was buried by Hercules and his friends. Suddenly his father, Zeus, confronted an angry Hercules.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin Sorbo

    Hercules

  • Michael Hurst O.N.Z.M.

    Iolaus

  • Gene F. O'Neill

  • Noreen Tobin

  • Alex Kurtzman

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • When Hercules rushes to see his mother Alcmene, whose health is failing fast, they reminisce about how Herc, as a teenager, left with Iolaus and Jason to go to war for the first time. A well written and performed episode...

    By Jay-Spacedust, Feb 05, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Young Alcmene: All of Corinth is talking about what you did. I couldn't be more proud.
      Young Hercules: This belonged to a friend of mine- a kid about my age. I had to watch him die, Mother, to realize you were right. There's no glory in war.
      Young Alcmene: For every boy that's not coming home, one hundred more will and that's because of you. You did everything you could.
      Young Hercules: Then why do I feel like I failed?
      Young Alcmene: You're safe now, Son. You're home.

    • Hercules: I feel so useless. She's the one doing all the comforting. Iolaus: I'm not surprised. You may have the blood of a God but your real strength comes from her.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode is in memory of David Keates.

    • Disclaimer: Navaline Cannons are highly flammable and may be hazardous to your health. Keep away from children.

    Trivia (3)

    • This marks the death, but not the final appearance of, Alcmene.

    • The flashbacks appear to take place sometime after Hercules, Iolaus and Jason left Cheiron's Academy.

    • Roy Dotrice is the third (but not the last) actor to play Zeus on the series. This is Zeus's first appearance since "Judgment Day", where Zeus was played by Peter Vere-Jones.

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