Episode 1x06 'The Song of the Sirens' Discussion Thread

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    dpebbleson

    [1]Nov 1, 2013
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    Please post your opinions/comments/discussion topics on episode 1x06 "The Song of the Sirens"here.


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    [2]Nov 4, 2013
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    What an interesting episode! Things are definitely moving forward and Jason is knee deep on them. I guessed it but really enjoyed the twist in Pasiphae being the sorceress' sister. So... was king Minos Pasiphae's sister's husband? The sorceress said that Pasiphae stole her husband and her happy life from her although that could mean that she lost it all somehow along the way due to Pasiphae's schemings. Anyway, the Oracle is not too pleased, looks like there's quite a lot that we are yet to discover about the whole story of the sisters.

    Very funny about poor Hercules being turned into a pig. It was a very cute pig. And lmao at the pig getting drunk!

    I wonder if Medusa will resent Hercules' actions to the point of contributing to her eventual change of heart, if we are to witness it.

    Oh, and I ship Pythagoras and Karinna (sp?) for some reason.

    So far I hadn't been particularly annoyed by the resemblances with Merlin but the scene where Jason tells Pythagoras that he won't think any less of him if he wants to go back home, his saving him from the dragon attack and putting him to safety and then coming back to him to have a chat by the fire about his chat with the sorceress was very much reminiscent of Merlin and Arthur's interactions.
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    [3]Nov 5, 2013
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    Yes, indeed, this was an interesting episode for me as well. Jason is now entangled into a scheme which will be very hard to get out of. He was faced with a moral dilemma, and he chose his friends, naturally. Hercules is to blame here, both for Medusa and for Jason, for were it not for Hercules' recklessness there wouldn't arise such a situation.

    I guess we will see Jason's 'mission' complicate even more as we progress in the show. With the second series confirmed, they might even stretch some threads to the second series, or beyond.

    The pieces are slowly falling into place, and we get some hints every episode, even probably such that we can't easily notice.

    The characters progress as well, they are becoming more likable, though I still wonder what Pythagoras does for a living?? And Jason and Hercules??

    Lmao about shipping Pythagoras and Korinna, though Korinna looks as an interesting side-character, quite useful and trustworthy (so far).

    I actually see less and less resemblances to Merlin, but prolly because I got used to the show. But the thing you mentioned was almost verbatim copied from the show. It's a different dynamic between the characters, so I don't really see the point of repeating something that can't be repeated successfully out if its context.
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    dpebbleson wrote:
    I still wonder what Pythagoras does for a living?? And Jason and Hercules??
    I think they try to hint that Hercules would do all sorts of stuff just to live another day. We've seen him gambling, keeping an eye over the goodies on a warehouse and wrestling, always unsuccessfully. I guess he managed to buy his place and make some money when he was young and strong but his savings have by now run dry.

    As for Pythagoras, his association with Hercules is unknown. I guess Pythagoras helped Hercules in the past by getting him out of big trouble (probably by healing him) and Hercules took the young man under his wing. I wonder if Pythagoras contributes to the household economy in any way through his knowledge.

    And Jason has enough being the hero and getting in trouble, he doesn't seem bothered at all to get a job does he?

    dpebbleson wrote:
    I actually see less and less resemblances to Merlin, but prolly because I got used to the show.
    I agree that the show is becoming its own thing episode by episode, it is acquiring a distinctive feel to it. It's just that the aforementioned scene was a copy and paste of sorts.
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    boom-moo wrote:
    As for Pythagoras, his association with Hercules is unknown. I guess Pythagoras helped Hercules in the past by getting him out of big trouble (probably by healing him) and Hercules took the young man under his wing. I wonder if Pythagoras contributes to the household economy in any way through his knowledge.


    Maybe he works as a sort of an engineer; or he as a writer of official letters for prolly mostly illiterate mass of people, or a legal advisor, or maybe he teaches philosophy in a local school...

    boom-moo wrote:
    And Jason has enough being the hero and getting in trouble, he doesn't seem bothered at all to get a job does he?


    True true xD Though more and more I get the feeling that both he and Hercules do some practical work, since they are asked to escort people , to do body guarding; they prolly carry things, lift them, do whatever is done when you possess a measure of strength, I guess.

    boom-moo wrote:
    I agree that the show is becoming its own thing episode by episode, it is acquiring a distinctive feel to it. It's just that the aforementioned scene was a copy and paste of sorts.


    No, no, I fully agree with you, it was a copy and paste To clarify further, I think that this show still borrows immensely from Merlin, the thing is that I no longer notice The fact that I do not notice doesn't mean there isn't any borrowing or there is less borrowing. There could even be more, I'm just too gullible when I watch, and am easily lost in the story to notice
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    dpebbleson wrote:
    I think that this show still borrows immensely from Merlin, the thing is that I no longer notice The fact that I do not notice doesn't mean there isn't any borrowing or there is less borrowing. There could even be more, I'm just too gullible when I watch, and am easily lost in the story to notice
    Same here, it didn't really strike a cord until I watched this scene we are commenting on.
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    illegalferret

    [7]Nov 28, 2013
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    Finally caught up on this episode (better late than never I suppose!) And I enjoyed it, it's still not perfect but improving, which has to be a good thing


    Hercules is still the best thing in it, and it was nice to see him as the actual centre of the story rather than scene stealing as usual! The relationship between Py (This is what I will now be calling Pythagoras, because I can't be arsed to type that out everytime) and Jason was nice to see. I don't ship Medusa and Hercules, I don't know why but I'm bored of it now, so like Py i hope it all soon blows over.


    Jason (or rather the actor playing him) is still IMO the weak link, but i agree with you both the show is beginning to find it's feet and move away from Merlin. Though this would be helped further if it stopped reusing most of the same forest! The story started in Atlantis yet finished off in Camelot!


    The story is deffo going somewhere now with Jason's promise to kill the Queen, be interesting to see if he can get out of it, or if not when he'll do the deed! Onwards and upwards (fingers crossed)

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