The Odyssey (1992)

Season 3 Episode 8

Styx and Stones

0
Aired Unknown Nov 21, 1994 on CBC
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
3 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Styx and Stones
AIRED:
In the Upworld, Jay desperately wants to impress Sierra on their date, but much to his chagrin he has very little money. Meanwhile, in the Downworld, Medea is forced to make predictions but every one is directed at Finger, and Jay & Flash plan to help Medea escape.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Monday
No results found.
Tuesday
No results found.
Wednesday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Labyrith of Dating

    9.1
    This episode might not have been completely strong but still it works all the same. Dating is a lot like a maze whereever two go is really all up to them and that is the theme in this episode.



    We see the parallels from upworld where Jay is trying to find a way to impress and win Sierra's heart despite how little he truely has. I really like the romance between them it's basically that different class relationship, poor boy and rich girl.



    Likewise of course goes for what happens in downworld as we see Jay is endlessly determined to save the girl he loves Medea from her captivity. What's interesting about this episode is we discover what kind of character Finger is. He may'be all tough on the outside but inside he's a poor man, he lacks warmth and real compassion. Which is why he is somewhat incapable of loving another person, he doesn't want to share his life with another but dominate them just as he is trying to dominate everything in Downworld.



    This of course parallels with his alternative self Mick in Upworld. I'm not going to say he's a total bad guy per say but I don't really like him much, he's a bit on the domineering side. You can tell from the way the relationship between Siera and Mick is going that it may be doomed to fail.



    This episode we see is also a test of the strength of feelings for another. Bascially the dog boys are obviously a metaphor for the common fears we all have in dating how one could dominate the other, free will and freedom taken away which is exactly what the dog boys are. This is the thing the both Siera and Mediea fear.



    But we see in the episode that Jay truely is the right man for her that she needs the most in her life. He has no desire to dominate her but understand and share his feelings toward her. Which is why he had no fear of the dog boys attacking him but of her, and we see he gets in front of her to shield her from them, despite what could happen to him it didn't matter, as long as she was ok that's what truely mattered to him. And it translates in upworld where we see Mick comes in and of course interupts their date to take her away. We see Jay doesn't walk away he stands up for Sierra when Mick tries to exersise his domineering side to her. It may be ok for Mick to rant toward him but not her. And we see in both world's Jay's stand does pay off, Jay forms a bond with Sierra sucessfully and Mediea and Jay excape from the hold of the tower. But of course in the end were not really sure of anything between the two whether it will last or even how far it could truely go, but so it goes in the Labyrith of Dating, whereever paths a pair chooses and how deep and far in the maze they venture is up to them.moreless
Janet Hodgkinson

Janet Hodgkinson

Valerie Ziegler

Tony Sampson

Tony Sampson

Flash/Keith Haldane

Illya Woloshyn

Illya Woloshyn

Jay Ziegler

Ashleigh Aston Moore

Ashleigh Aston Moore

Alpha/Donna Archipenko

Andrea Nemeth

Andrea Nemeth

Medea/Sierra Jones (Season 3; recurring previously)

Andrea Libman

Andrea Libman

Digger

Guest Star

Mark Hildreth

Mark Hildreth

Finger/Mick

Guest Star

Jeremy Radick

Jeremy Radick

Fractal/Nathan

Guest Star

Jorge Vargas

Jorge Vargas

Savage

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less