Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Season 5 Episode 7

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge (2)

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Aired Monday 5:00 PM Nov 09, 1998 on USA
8.3
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge (2)
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Odin believed the answer to the riddle "When light dies, then will Ragnarok begin" would bring about the end of all things. Loki went to Odin in disguise and gave him a metal mask. When the King of Norse Gods looked into the mask, he was blinded -- which fulfilled the third tragedy. Loki then blew Gilma's Horn, which brought on Ragnarok, and he killed Thor with a poisoned dart. When Hercules poured magic paint onto the Book of Fate, he returned to the moment before he accidentally killed Balder. He exposed Loki's plan to Balder and Thor, saving their lives.

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  • The classic tragedy

    10
    The classic tragedy is embodied in this second of two parts and the tragedy is averted as Hercules upholds his conviction that we create our own destiny.



    Thus these two episodes together both embrace the classic tragedy and at the same time makes the statement that with knowledge we control our own destiny, if we choose to exercise that control.



    I agree with the previous writer that after exhausting so much of the Greek Mythology the introduction of Hercules first into the Irish World of the Druids followed by Hercules meeting the Gods of Asgard is refreshing and awakening.



    It speaks to the lowliness of our commercialized war criminal media that this series was not continued for at least another decade.moreless
  • Michael Hurst directs the conclusion to this two-parter, as Hercules is forced to join forces with Thor to stop the evil Loki, who is trying to bring about Ragnarok – the end of all things. A decent conclusion to the story...moreless

    8.5
    This reasonable two-parter rounds off with an episode that is directed and paced very much the same as the first half.



    Michael Hurst directs, and handles proceedings with his usual reliability. It certainly comes off better than his previous job, 'Xena''s 'A Tale of Two Muses' (although that mostly was down to a terrible script).



    After seeing Greek Gods for so much of the series, it is refreshing to see completely different Gods, and it makes for an interesting story.



    The only thing I would pick up on is that Loki is, in my opinion, played a bit too campy for such a serious story. But that's only a small thing, and doesn't mar things too much.



    Not much more to say on this one, it pretty much ranks the same as the first half.



    As I said in my previous review, although I didn't enjoy this as much as the Eire episodes, it still makes for another good story in a great season.moreless

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