Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Season 3 Episode 10

The Lady and the Dragon

Aired Monday 5:00 PM Jan 13, 1997 on USA
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Episode Summary

The Lady and the Dragon
A dragon named Braxis was on the loose in Laurentia, destroying villages and killing warriors who had been comrades of Iolaus and Hercules. The warlord Adamis and the evil Cynea were behind the dragon's actions. They manipulated Braxis and even convinced him that Hercules and Iolaus were responsible for his mother's death. First the two heroes had to fight Braxis until they could make him understand the truth. Then Adamis attacked, accidentally killing Cynea in the fracas. Braxis engulfed Adamis in a fireball, ending the warlord's reign of terror.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Friends of Hercules and Iolaus are being killed off by a dragon. But as the pair investigates, they don't realise that they are being led into a trap engineered by an old enemy. A fair but slightly 'filler' feeling tale...moreless

    This review contains spoilers.

    I expected this episode to be a first season-style monster fighting episode, but it turned out quite differently.

    The tale is a fair one, although has as a slightly 'filler' feel to it.

    The CGI of Braxis the young dragon is reasonable, better in some shots than in others.

    The sequence mid-episode of Braxis saving the falling boy, leading onto a sequence of the boy flying on the dragon's back, is straight out of a childrens movie. When we first hear Braxis' young voice it adds to the feel of a child-based episode. I couldn't make up my mind about the dragon's voiced; it sounded too high for a dragon, it needed to be a bit more gruff, even for a young dragon.

    I guessed who the unexpected villain of the episode was quite early on – we all know by now that Iolaus is never lucky in love!

    I also liked the episode's ending, with Braxis flying off to freedom.

    All-in-all, a fair episode, but an average one at best.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Hercules: Give it up Adamis, your soldiers are gone, Cynea is gone, it's over!
      Adamis: Not yet! Drop your weapons or I'll kill him! I killed his mother the same way. If you're quick enough, you'll barely get any blood on you.
      Braxis: (Growling) YOU killed my mother!
      Adamis: Traitor!
      (Hercules throws his sword releasing Braxis)
      Braxis: You're the traitor! (Braxis engulfs Adamis in a fireball)

    • Hercules: Ah, you had no way of knowing Cynea was Adamis' lover.
      Iolaus: Then how come I feel like such a fool?
      Hercules: Because you're a passionate, intense person. It's part of your charm!
      Iolaus: Yeah?
      Hercules: Nah. I was just being nice.

    • Hercules: Hang on, Iolaus!
      Iolaus: (Hanging from the dragon's mouth) Like I have a choice?!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Disclaimer: No fire-breathing, pre-pubescent, slightly sinister dragons were harmed during the production of this motion picture.


    • Title: The Lady and the Dragon

      The title of this episode refers to the famous short story "The Lady, or the Tiger" by Frank R. Stockton, in which a king determines guilt or innocence in his subjects by forcing them to choose a door- one of which has a beautiful woman behind it, and the other which has a ravenous tiger waiting.