Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Season 3 Episode 6

Monster Child in the Promised Land

Aired Monday 5:00 PM Nov 04, 1996 on USA
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Monster Child in the Promised Land
Typhon, the gentle giant, and Echnida, the mother of all monsters, sent word of their newborn to Hercules. But the thief Klepto abducted the child, a squid-like creature named Obie. Klepto brought the little monster to the warlord Bluth, who had been promised power and riches if he could deliver Obie to Hera. Bluth tried to turn Obie into a killing machine, but Hercules handily defeated Bluth, who found himself impaled on his own sword. When they returned the child to Echnida, she saw Klepto's growing affection for Obie and forgave the remorseful thief.moreless

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  • Hercules and Iolaus hear that Echidna and Typhon have had another baby monster, but their help is soon needed when the baby is kidnapped by a small-time thief, in this silly and rather childish episode, possibly the weakest of the season...moreless

    This is defiantly one of my lesser favourite episodes of the series.

    Although the series is great at putting unusual and unexpected spins on things, I'm not very keen on what they did with Echidna. In my opinion, they should have kept her as a terrible monster, a real challenge for Hercules.

    And while Typhon is a kind-hearted character, and well played by Glen Shadix, I just find that episodes with him in have a really silly, childish feel about them.

    I find the story - about small-time crook Klepto stealing newborn Obie, to try and win favour with a warlord - dull and uninteresting, without any real oomph. At very least, it could have done with some kind of separate b-plot to balance things up a bit.

    Michael Hurst (Iolaus) said at one point that this was his least favourite episode. I have to say, it ranks amongst my least favourite also.moreless

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