The Odyssey (1992)

Season 2 Episode 5

The Hall of Darkness

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Aired Unknown Feb 21, 1994 on CBC
9.6
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The Hall of Darkness
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In the Upworld, Val tells Donna she should spend less time with Jay and more time in the real world. In the Downworld, Yudo leads Jay to a school where the records of every person are kept in order to get more info about Jay's father.

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  • Udo(guest star Devon Sawa) leads Jay and Flash to the Hall of Darkness on a quest to locate Jay's dad. The quest is foiled by Medea, and leads to a split between Jay and Alpha (Ashley Rogers).moreless

    9.9
    Any writers or would-be writers take note: this is what a perfectly balanced episode looks like. The parallel between Upworld, where Jay's mom is gently pushing Donna out of Jay's life, mirror Downworld's Jay falling out with Donna's counterpart, Alpha, without being a huge anvil moment.



    In both cases, the breakup is what's best for Donna/Alpha, even though she hates it, and it's something that's been a long time coming. Alpha has doubted Jay's mission since she realized that her Upworld counterpart was disabled, and though no one said until this episode that Donna was spending too much time at Jay's bedside, it's not surprising, either.



    And the consequences don't stop there. Alpha's desertion carries through the next few episodes, and even after she rejoins his side she never recaptures her old position in his life. In fact, the fact that Medea ends up taking Alpha's place as Jay's #1 girl is an early indicator of how things would end up in Upworld; Jay's been unavailable emotionally to Donna, for the obvious reason that he's been in a coma. But when Jay wakes up, that isn't going to change.



    The remainder of the cast do an admirable job continuing the 'Where is Jay's dad?' mystery. Illya Woloshyn and Andrea Nemeth are, as always, brilliant. Devon Sawa does a great job portraying Udo as profound, and also a little unstable. The Hall of Darkness is suitably creepy, and the non-resolution leads quickly into the next big adventure. Top marks all around.moreless
Cyrus Thiedeke

Cyrus Thiedeke

Follower #3

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Kelly Sheridan

Kelly Sheridan

Follower #2

Guest Star

David Shumann

David Shumann

Follower #1

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Robert Wisden

Robert Wisden

Brad Ziegler

Recurring Role

Garwin Sanford

Garwin Sanford

Arthur

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Amber Warnat

Amber Warnat

Lila

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