Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Season 2 Episode 10

Cast A Giant Shadow

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Aired Monday 5:00 PM Nov 13, 1995 on USA
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Cast A Giant Shadow
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When Hercules found Typhon held captive in a boulder, he freed the clumsy but kind giant. Together, they went to Plinth, where Typhon made friends with the villagers and their children. Then Hercules learned Typhon's wife was Echidna, the mother of all monsters, whom Hercules had sealed away in her lair forever. Hera freed Echidna and Typhon went to rejoin her. But Hercules could not allow Echidna to go free. Typhon interrupted Hercules' fierce battle with Echidna, and when the monster mother learned how Hera had kept her husband imprisoned for 100 years, she vowed to change her ways.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In the beginning of the episode, Hercules uses his fist and strength to break the rock that held Typhon prisoner into several large pieces. Moments later, after Typhon pranced around in joy for being released after 100 years, a wide angle view shows the rock is no longer on the path.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Hercules: (seeing Hera's glyph on the rock holding Typhon) The sign of Hera usually brings out the evil in people. But I'd rather bend the old witch out of shape.
      Typhon: You called Hera an old witch?!
      Hercules: Yes, I was being kind.

    • Iolaus: (to the men holding him prisoner) I really love you guys. Great conversation, great social skills, excellent dental hygiene.
      Pylon: Why you!
      Maceus: That's enough, Pylon.
      Iolaus: You know, you should take it easy on poor Pylon. It's not his fault that he's intellectually challenged.
      Pylon: (not getting it) What do you mean?

    • Typhon: I bet you never knew the Hydra would knit, or the Stymphalian Bird was a great dancer and the She Demon, oh, you should have heard her sing!
      Hercules: The She Demon was a singer?!

    • Hercules: (referring to Typhon, Echidna's husband) I've got to tell him what happened at her lair.
      Iolaus: Huh, it would be easier to fight the Hydra again!
      Hercules: Except for one thing.
      Iolaus: What's that?
      Hercules: Well the Hydra was one of their children.

    • Echidna: (after Hercules dodges and she kills Maceus instead) Look what you made me do!
      Hercules: Don't expect an apology.

    • Echidna: I've been such a fool, and I've done such horrible things.
      Typhon: But I still love you, Echidna.
      Echidna: You do? Then come here, Lover Boy!

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Greek mythology says Echidna was the daughter of Tartarus and Gaea. She was half-woman and half-serpent, and Typhon was her brother, not her husband. Also, Typhon's portrayal is in stark contrast to the original myths. Rather than a benevolent giant, the Typhon of the myths was a horrific monster that even the Olympians feared.

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