It’s time for another episode of Olympus
And it says a lot about how this show is going that I say that in the same tone one would normally say “the freezer is iced up again.” Or “I’m having a herpes outbreak” and we’re only on episode 4.
A woman only referred to as Lady of the Forest murders two brothers, hunters, to get the attention of their mother. The old woman is one of those who was captured by the Cyclops. I think tapping her on a shoulder or yelling “coo-eee” may have been something she could have tried before murdering her offspring for inviting her to dinner. The old lady can’t tell Forest Lady where Hero and Oracle went so Forest lady murders her too
Y’know people on this show need some damn names.
To the Oracle who is in Minos’s military camp (he is laying siege to Athens) and he seems very cynical and unimpressed by her divine Oracleness (unlike his daughter). Minos decides to test her loyalty by having sex with her – by her giving him the “gift” of her virginity (a job requirement for oracles). He also wants the Hero beheaded.
At least until his daughter easily manipulates him into questioning Hero first. It’s already pretty clear who the brains behind the throne is.
Daedelus, who was enslaved by and used to work for Minos before he escaped, is naturally seen as a great big traitor and he has a box on his head. A box into which Minos’s men put a bee hive. That’s just nasty.
As is what his daughter has planned for the Hero (and describes in an extremely sexual manner which I think is supposed to be creepy and intimidating but just makes me think she gets off on snakes). Her need to drink his blood (and identify city of origin by taste) means she totally misses him cutting his bonds. He takes her hostage and she gropes him. Lady, you have issues. Her begging him to cut her while doing so causes him to let her go, possibly out of bemusement or sheer terror. Though recaptured she doesn’t want him dead yet. That is not reassuring.
In Athens, Lykos tries to convince the council to send emissaries to their reluctant allies to ask for help when King Aegeus comes in and roars – again – about dying gloriously. Honestly every last one of this king’s ideas are basically glorious self-slaughter. He also questions why Lykos is there and, when he hears Lykos is actually a decent tactician, he roars about not needing tactics – just needing guts (presumably to spill everywhere when you are slit open by the enemy that uses tactics).
He wants to open the gates and charge outside of the fortifications in broad daylight against a foe that outnumbers them several times over. While their men are exhausted and morale is low. He strangles the general that tries to convince him what an utterly terrible idea this is.