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TV Review: Olympus 1.10 “Heritage”
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Olympus
Season 1 Episode 10: “Heritage”
Directed by Amanda Tapping
Written by Nick Willing
Created by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, Alan C. Peterson, Sophia Lauchlin Hirt
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 11pm

Last week on Olympus, Hero (Tom York) and Ariadne (Sophia Lauchlin Hirt – who stalked him into loving her) found Pandora’s tomb, which they believe is the door to Olympus. Aegeus (Graham Shiels) runs his mouth as he usually does, and Lykos (Wayne Burns) goes to defend him, killing a man then falling to the ground, injured. Medea (Sonita Henry) finds herself all tied up.

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TV Review: Olympus 1.9 “Pandora’s Tomb”
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Olympus
Season 1 Episode 9: “Pandora’s Tomb”
Directed by Amanda Tapping
Written by Nick Willing
Created by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, Alan C. Peterson, Sophia Lauchlin Hirt
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2015, 11pm

Last week on Olympus, we had one of the best episodes yet. King Minos (Alan C. Peterson) and his men captured Athens. Ariadne slit Pallas’s (John Emmet Tracy) throat. Lykos (Wayne Burns) was most upset. He and King Aegeus (Graham Shiels) get thrown in the dungeon. The cliffhanger was a scorpion about to strike a bound Oracle (Sonya Cassidy), thanks to Ariadne (Sophia Lauchlin Hirt). Hero (Tom York) escapes by agreeing to let Minos’s priests (really Medea – Sonita Henry), bleed him for The Lexicon. He stops time and vanishes in front of their eyes.

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TV Review: Olympus 1.8 “Danger And Desire”
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Olympus
Season 1 Episode 8: “Danger And Desire”
Directed by Martin Wood
Written by Dennis Heaton
Created by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015, 11pm

Last week on Olympus, Hero (Tom York) met Future Hero, who didn’t really give him any good news or news at all. Turns out he has to kill Love. We all know that’s the Oracle (Sonya Cassidy), except for maybe Hero, but he’s a guy, and very innocent in the ways of women, so what does he know? He and Medea (Sonita Henry) join forces. Yuck! Lykos’s (Wayne Burns) lover and scribe, Kimon (Levi Meaden), is also his bastard brother. Aegeus (Graham Shiels) grows them on trees, doesn’t he? Lady Magus dies at the tricky hands of Hero, and in her sister Medea’s arms. What?

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TV Review: Olympus 1.7 “Love And Time”
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Olympus
Season 1 Episode 7: “Love And Time”
Directed by Martin Wood
Written by Gillian Horvath, Nick Willing
Created by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2015, 11pm

Two weeks ago, on Olympus, Hero (Tom York) is home with his loving family – Aegeus (Graham Shiels) who tries to strangle him and whom hero has no respect for, Medea (Sonita Henry), who does seems like she cares a little plus he actually does respect her, and Lykos (Wayne Burns), who has a jealous fit to his mother. I mean, who can blame the guy? She IS his mother, and he did let her bleed him extensively. Pallas’s (John Emmet Tracy) treason was found out, thanks to clever Medea. Aegeus threw his ass in jail.

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TV Review: Olympus 1.6 “The Lexicon”
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Season 1 Episode 6: “The Lexicon”
Directed by Amanda Tapping
Written by Nick Willing and Richard Beattie
Created by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2015, 10pm

Last week’s Olympus saw Hero (Tom York) finally make it to Athens and confront his father, King Aegeus (Graham Shiels) which is what he wanted, and his brother Lykos (Wayne Burns), which he did not. Oracle (Sonya Cassidy) is still trapped with King Minos (Alan C. Peterson) and his daughter Ariadne (Sophia Lauchlin Hirt), who is getting pretty frisky. She is only holding them at bay with fake visions and advice. And yay! Daedalus (Matt Frewer) isn’t blind!

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TV Review: Olympus 1.5 “Blood Brothers”
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Season 1 Episode 5: “Blood Brothers”
Directed by Amanda Tapping
Written by Nick Willing and Peter Hume
Created by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, April 30th, 2015, 10pm

We are on the 5th episode of Syfy’s Olympus and it’s been bloody and funny and crazy. But before we get to that, let’s recap last week’s episode.

The motley crew, Daedalus, Oracle, and Hero (Matt Frewer, Sonya Cassidy, and Tom York) are captured by King Minos (Alan C. Peterson). Daedalus is tortured via bees (bees are inserted into closed box on his head and sting him until he is blind). Hero is tortured via snake and then sexual promises (more like warnings) by Ariadne (Sophia Lauchlin Hirt), and Oracle is in King Minos’s sexual clutches, but she uses her wit and fake visions until he’s saying, “that’s never happened before.” King Aegeus (Graham Shiels) is off his rocker, planning a suicide battle strategy, so Lykos (Wayne Burns) pleads with his mother to do something. She gets him to postpone his idiocy by giving him permission to sacrifice himself and have sex with a priestess. She makes Lykos go fetch Hero in return. This makes Xerxes and Pallas (Cas Anvar and John Emmet Tracy) think she is in league with Minos (found through Lykos’s spy scribe). I have no idea what’s up with this blonde huntress stalking Hero.

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TV Review: Olympus 1.4 “Minos”
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Season 1 Episode 4: “Minos”
Directed by Martin Wood
Created and written by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, 10pm

What happened last week on this colorful and cheesy mythological drama?

On Olympus 1.3 “Ring Of The Magi,” Oracle (Sonya Cassidy) sees that Aegeus (Graham Shiels) will destroy Athens. They get captured AGAIN, but Hero (Tom York) is able to retrieve the ring, needed in conjunction with the Lexicon (which is inside Hero). Lykos (Wayne Burns) continues to impress Pallas (John Emmet Tracy) and Xerxes (Cas Anvar) with his war plans. The latest – poison the food of the Minoans to strike them down. He asks his mother Medea (Sonita Henry) for poison and she panics thinking he knows she’s been poisoning his dad. Plus, the two conspirators plan to kill her in plain sight. She can’t manage to wake up Aegeus. Luckily, he wakes up in the nick of time and acts like a giant jerk to her and Lykos, but at least she’s alive.

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TV Review: Olympus 1.3 “Ring of the Magi”
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Season 1 Episode 3: “Ring of the Magi”
Directed by Martin Wood
Created and written by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 10pm

We are up to episode 3 of Syfy’s new Greek mythology series, Olympus, and again, a solid episode. The setting is what gets me. The colors and the large, epic statues, sure look more Sharknado than Gotham, but I think I expect it from this decadence.

Olympus 1.3 “Ring of the Magi” review: This is the quirkiest little myth show! Xerxes (Cas Anvar) and Pallas (John Emmet Tracy) conspire to kill Medea (Sonita Henry), but I’m pretty sure someone was listening. I think she’s regretting the poisoning of her husband. She may need his protection, but he won’t come out of it. Ask the other woman!

Lykos (Wayne Burns) comes up with yet another brilliant strategy to defeat King Minos. He probably should really be the king. I don’t get the secrecy between him and his scribe. Wasn’t homosexuality accepted in this culture? Why all the hush hush?

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TV Review: Olympus 1.2 “Daedalus”
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Season 1 Episode 2: “Daedalus”
Directed by Nick Willing
Created and written by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2015, 10pm

First, a recap of Syfy’s new Greek mythology series, Olympus, and then a review of Olympus 1.2 “Daedalus.”

Spoiler alert!

Last week we were introduced to this visually striking and very campy tale of Hero (Tom York), a simple guileless young man, on a quest to unlock a mystery inside him. The Lexicon is all powerful and allows one to enter Olympus and attain immortality like the gods themselves! After rescuing the Oracle (Sonya Cassidy) from the scariest and best-made monster I have ever seen, the Cyclops, Hero wants to bring her to the temple she ran away from, so she can answer his origins questions. In the meantime, Medea (Sonita Henry), bleeds out her son with King Aegeus (Graham Shiels), Lykos (Wayne Burns), as she believes the Lexicon is inside him. King Aegeus was injured in a battle with the army of King Minos. Was his brother Pallas (John Emmet Tracy) behind it? Medea puts Lykos in charge, while she keeps her husband abed with “tonics.”

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