Season 1 Episode 13

Defying Olympus (Into the Heart of Darkness 4)

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Dec 11, 1993 on USA
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Episode Summary

Able Squad escapes from the brood chamber with Phaeton as a hostage (a useless one, since Typhonus wouldn't mind him dead). Once outside Phaeton tries to resist and is shot, he then falls down the mountainside. Able Squad climbs up the mountain so they can destroy the brood chamber. They then realize they can accomplish this by flooding it with magma. Phaeton returns to try to stop them, but J.T. defeats him in an e-frame battle. The mountain then explodes, and Weston and Takagi arrive just in time to pick up their fellow squad members. The episode ends with a preview for next season with Marsh and Typhonus each receiving missions from their leaders.moreless

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Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Field Repair Specialist Lt. Maggie Weston

John Kassir

John Kassir


Robby Benson

Robby Benson

Lt. J.T. Marsh

Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

Exotrooper Wolf Bronski

Richard Newman

Richard Newman


Garry Chalk

Garry Chalk

Exotrooper Marsala / Shiva

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The eruption of Olympus Mons has destroyed the surrounding cities, which apparently included the capital of Mars, Maginus City. Later episodes, however, show Phaeton's Martian Palace still standing.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (having to climb up Olympus Mons to get to e-frames)
      Sgt. Torres: Gonna be tough. The air's pretty thin here, its gonna be even thinner up there.
      Lt. J.T. Marsh: Hey, they don't pay us to do the easy stuff.

    • J.T. Marsh: Listen, if we go down fighting Typhonus, we'll take you with us.
      Phaeton: Lieutenant, humanity's end is inevitable. Do you think my death will make any difference?
      J.T. Marsh: It'll make a difference to me.

    • (Marsh tries to use Phaeton as a hostage to take control of the situation, but Typhonus makes it clear that this does not give them an advantage)
      Typhonus: You see, even the greatest of leaders is expendable, if there are others waiting to take his place.
      Phaeton: You traitor! You would betray me for your own ambition? My army will not serve a usurper!
      Typhonus: Farewell, Phaeton. You will be remembered forever as a martyr for the Neo sapien cause.

    • Marsala: Humans are great creators, Lieutenant, though often unaware of the consequences of their gift.

    • (After Phaeton is shot and falls over the cliff)
      Torres: Good shot!
      Nara Burns: Not really. I was aiming for his blaster.

  • NOTES (3)