List of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys episodes

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The following is a list of episodes from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, a television series, filmed in New Zealand and the United States, starring Kevin Sorbo as Hercules. It is very loosely based on the tales of the classical Greek culture hero Heracles. It ran for 111 episodes over six seasons.

It was preceded by several TV movies with the same major characters in 1994 as part of Universal Media Studios's Action Pack: in order, Hercules and the Amazon Women, Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, Hercules and the Circle of Fire, Hercules in the Underworld, and Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur, the last of which served mostly as a "clip show" of the previous movies as a lead up to the series.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 January 16, 1995 (1995-01-16) May 8, 1995 (1995-05-08) June 24, 2003 (2003-06-24)[1]
2 24 September 4, 1995 (1995-09-04) June 24, 1996 (1996-06-24) October 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)[2]
3 22 September 30, 1996 (1996-09-30) May 12, 1997 (1997-05-12) March 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)[3]
4 22 September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29) May 11, 1998 (1998-05-11) July 13, 2004 (2004-07-13)[4]
5 22 September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28) May 17, 1999 (1999-05-17) January 11, 2005 (2005-01-11)[5]
6 8 September 27, 1999 (1999-09-27) November 22, 1999 (1999-11-22) July 12, 2005 (2005-07-12)[6]

Season One (1995)[edit]

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1 1 "The Wrong Path" Doug Lefler John Schulian January 16, 1995 (1995-01-16) 76601
Hercules returns home just in time to see his family murdered by Hera. Vowing vengeance, he sets out to destroy the goddess, but a young girl helps to soothe his soul and turn him from the dark path he has chosen.
2 2 "Eye of the Beholder" John T. Kretchmer John Schulian January 23, 1995 (1995-01-23) 76605
Hercules agrees to aid a town terrorized by a Cyclops, but soon learns that the creature's actions may not be entirely unjustified.
3 3 "The Road to Calydon" Doug Lefler Andrew Dettmann & Daniel Truly January 30, 1995 (1995-01-30) 76602
A group of refugees fleeing Parthus, a city destroyed by Hera, seek Hercules' help in staving off the attacks of the goddess and her followers. Hercules learns along the way that Broteas, the leader of the refugees, had stolen a cup from Hera, prompting her wrath on the city and continued pursuance of the group.
4 4 "The Festival of Dionysus" Peter Ellis Andrew Dettmann & Daniel Truly February 6, 1995 (1995-02-06) 76609
Hercules is invited to the Festival of Dionysus in Meliad because of an ill omen. Nothing seems to be out of place as the festival begins, but the presence of Tiresias cues Hercules that something foul is afoot and he tries to get to the bottom of it.
5 5 "Ares" Harley Cokeliss Steve Roberts February 13, 1995 (1995-02-13) 76603
Ares plans to form an army of children, part of his bid to cover the world in war without end. Naturally it falls to Hercules to stop his evil half-brother.
6 6 "As Darkness Falls" George Mendeluk Robert Bielak February 20, 1995 (1995-02-20) 76607
A woman named Penelope is set to marry a man named Marcus, but the centaur Nemis wishes her for himself and makes a deal with Hera to make her his, but first he has to kill the eternal thorn in Hera's side, Hercules.
7 7 "Pride Comes Before a Brawl" Peter Ellis Steve Roberts February 27, 1995 (1995-02-27) 76604
Iolaus becomes prideful after some initial successes and arrogantly decides to race Hercules to the city of Thrace. The two separate, but then Hercules finds he has to contend with his old flame Nemesis, sent by Hera to kill Iolaus for his behavior.
8 8 "The March to Freedom" Harley Cokeliss Adam Armus & Kay Foster March 6, 1995 (1995-03-06) 76606
After purchasing an Asian slave in order to free her, Hercules gets more than he bargained for when she asks for his help in freeing her fiance, who incidentally is set to be fed to the lions in a large public spectacle.
9 9 "The Warrior Princess" Bruce Seth Green John Schulian March 13, 1995 (1995-03-13) 76608
Iolaus is seduced by the cunning and cruel Xena, Warrior Princess, who aims to use him to destroy Hercules, leaving her free to take over the world…
10 10 "Gladiator" Garth Maxwell Robert Bielak March 20, 1995 (1995-03-20) 76611
Trying to reunite a woman and her young baby with her prisoner husband, Hercules and Iolaus enter a slave prison where the inmates are forced to fight in to-death gladiatorial tournaments…
11 11 "The Vanishing Dead" Bruce Campbell Andrew Dettmann & Daniel Truly April 24, 1995 (1995-04-24) 76610
Hercules, with Iolaus, are asked to investigate the ghost of a deceased soldier, and wind ups finding himself battling Graegus, Ares' God of War…
12 12 "The Gauntlet" Jack Perez Peter Bielak May 1, 1995 (1995-05-01) 76612
Xena is betrayed by her lieutenant, Darphus, and forced to walk "the gauntlet". Determined to get her revenge, she forms an alliance with Hercules, who tries to make her see that there is more to life than vengeance and evil.
13 13 "Unchained Heart" Bruce Seth Green John Schulian May 8, 1995 (1995-05-08) 76613
Hercules, Salmoneus and Iolaus team up to fight Darphus, who has risen from the grave and plans to feed Hercules to Ares' dog of war Graegus. In the end, Ares loses his most valuable pawn as Xena turns her back on evil once and for all.

Season Two (1995–1996)[edit]

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14 1 "The King of Thieves" Doug Lefler Doug Lefler September 4, 1995 (1995-09-04) 876807
When Iolaus is sentenced to death for a robbery committed by Autolycus, Hercules must find the real culprit in order to save his life.
15 2 "All That Glitters" Garth Maxwell Craig Volk September 11, 1995 (1995-09-11) 876805
Hercules and Salmoneus visit King Midas' gambling palace, only to find that it has got out of control with sadistic entertainment after it was taken over by a villainess and her henchman.
16 3 "What's in a Name?" Bruce Campbell Michael Marks September 18, 1995 (1995-09-18) 876803
Hercules learns that his half-brother Iphicles is claiming to be him, and is planning to wed the stepdaughter of evil warlord Gorgus.
17 4 "Siege at Naxos" Stephen L. Posey Darrell Fetty September 25, 1995 (1995-09-25) 876810
Hercules and Iolaus capture Goth, the leader of a band of barbarians. They plan to take him to Athens, where he will stand trial. Goth's men follow Hercules and Iolaus to free their leader.
18 5 "Outcast" Bruce Seth Green Robert Bielak October 2, 1995 (1995-10-02) 876801
Deric, a centaur, and his human wife, Lyla and their son, Kefor are being persecuted because she married a centaur. When Lyla is killed, Deric takes revenge on the people and kills two men in self defense. Hercules fights alongside Deric against the prejudice of the local people.
19 6 "Under the Broken Sky" James A. Contner John Schulian October 9, 1995 (1995-10-09) 876811
When Hercules finds Salmoneus working in a pleasure palace, he meets a woman named Lucina. Hercules helps to get her away from the life she has been living and reunites her with her estranged husband.
20 7 "The Mother of All Monsters" Bruce Seth Green John Schulian October 16, 1995 (1995-10-16) 876806
Echidna, the self-proclaimed "Mother of All Monsters", is out to get revenge on Hercules for killing all of her children.
21 8 "The Other Side" George Mendeluk Robert Bielak October 30, 1995 (1995-10-30) 876802
When Persephone, the daughter of Demeter is abducted by Hades, Hercules travels to the Underworld to rescue her. While there, he briefly reunites with his family.
22 9 "The Fire Down Below" Timothy Bond Story by: John Schulian
Teleplay by: Scott Smith Miller
November 6, 1995 (1995-11-06) 876804
Salmoneus incurs Hera's wrath when he takes a stash of her treasure and sells it. With Nemesis sent to dispatch divine retribution, Hercules finds himself in the hot of things - literally.
23 10 "Cast a Giant Shadow" John T. Kretchmer John Schulian November 13, 1995 (1995-11-13) 876814
While Hercules befriends Typhon, a bumbling but kind hearted giant, Iolaus is captured by Maceus, brother of Demetrius (from 'The Mother of All Monsters'), vowing revenge on Hercules.
24 11 "Highway to Hades" T.J. Scott Robert Bielak November 20, 1995 (1995-11-20) 876813
Sisyphus escapes from the Underworld and tricks Timeron into taking his place. It is up to Hercules to restore justice by capturing Sisyphus and freeing Timeron.
25 12 "The Sword of Veracity" Steven Baum Garth Maxwell January 8, 1996 (1996-01-08) 876817
When their friend, Amphion is framed for murder, Hercules and Iolaus set of to find the Sword of Veracity, which will make the real culprit admit the truth and set Amphion free.
26 13 "The Enforcer" T.J. Scott Nelson Costello January 15, 1996 (1996-01-15) 876815
Nemesis is made mortal and Hera sends her Enforcer to kill Hercules.
27 14 "Once a Hero" Rob Tapert Story by: Rob Tapert and Robert Bielak & John Schulian
Teleplay by: John Schulian & Robert Bielak
January 29, 1996 (1996-01-29) 876818
When the Golden Fleece is stolen, Hercules and Iolaus team up with Jason in order to retrieve it.
28 15 "Heedless Hearts" Peter Ellis Robert Bielak February 5, 1996 (1996-02-05) 876819
Iolaus is struck by lightning, which gives him the power of foresight. When he and Hercules help out Rheanna in her fight against a tyrannical ruler, Melkos, Hercules begins falling for her.
29 16 "Let the Games Begin" Gus Trikonis John Schulian February 12, 1996 (1996-02-12) 876808
To try and stop the Spartans and the Eleans fighting, Hercules devises the first ever Olympic Games.
30 17 "The Apple" Kevin Sorbo Steven Baum February 19, 1996 (1996-02-19) 876824
Aphrodite gives Iolaus a magical golden apple that makes anyone who touches it fall in love with him, but it serves to jeopardise a wedding that will bring together two feuding kingdoms.
31 18 "Promises" Stewart Main Michael Marks March 4, 1996 (1996-03-04) 876809
When Ramina, the fiancée of King Beraeus is kidnapped, it is up to Hercules and Iolaus to rescue her. Although it appears she may not want to be rescued after all.
32 19 "King for a Day" Anson Williams Patricia Manney March 18, 1996 (1996-03-18) 876816
When Prince Orestes is drugged so he cannot attend his coronation, Iolaus stands in his stead so that Orestes' brother, Minos will not become king.
33 20 "Protean Challenge" Oley Sassone Brian Herskowitz April 22, 1996 (1996-04-22) 876825
Thanis, a friend of Hercules and Iolaus, is framed for a crime he did not commit. Hercules and Iolaus help out to prove his innocence.
34 21 "The Wedding of Alcmene" Timothy Bond John Schulian April 29, 1996 (1996-04-29) 876822
Alcmene tells Hercules and Iolaus that she is to marry Jason. Hera resurrects the Blue Priest who plans to kill Hercules at the wedding.
35 22 "The Power" Charlie Haskell Nelson Costello May 6, 1996 (1996-05-06) 876823
Deon discovers he has the godly power to order people to do his bidding. Hercules helps him to use his gift wisely.
36 23 "Centaur Mentor Journey" Stephen L. Posey Robert Bielak May 13, 1996 (1996-05-13) 876821
Hercules' dying mentor, the centaur Chiron, asks him to stop another of his protégés, fellow centaur Cassius, from going to war with humans over a struggle for equal rights.
37 24 "The Cave of Echoes" Gus Trikonis John Schulian & Robert Bielak June 24, 1996 (1996-06-24) 876820
Hercules and Iolaus, accompanied by a timid young writer, head into the perilous Cave of Echoes to rescue a man's daughter, whilst they recall some of their past adventures.

Season Three (1996–1997)[edit]

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38 1 "Mercenary" Michael Hurst Robert Bielak September 30, 1996 (1996-09-30) 76827
Hercules is shipwrecked on a deserted island and must fight a mercenary, a band of pirates and battle giant sand monsters.
39 2 "Doomsday" Michael Lange Brian Herskowitz October 7, 1996 (1996-10-07) 76830
When Daedalus falls under the evil influence of King Nikolos, Hercules must step in to help his friend regain the right path.
40 3 "Love Takes a Holiday" Charlie Haskell Noreen Tobin & Gene F. O'Neill October 14, 1996 (1996-10-14) V0113
Aphrodite quits as the Goddess of Love and tries out a new career, meanwhile there is a plot to kidnap Iolaus' grandmother, Leandra.
41 4 "Mummy Dearest" Anson Williams Melissa Rosenberg October 21, 1996 (1996-10-21) 76833
Hercules must retrieve a lost mummy before it can consume human life force and become an evil monster.
42 5 "Not Fade Away" T.J. Scott John Schulian October 28, 1996 (1996-10-28) 76831
Hera unleashes the Enforcer mk. II, made of fire. When this fiery foe kills Iolaus, Hercules strikes a deal with Hades - until sunset to defeat the new Enforcer in exchange for Iolaus' life, and has an unlikely companion - the original Enforcer.
43 6 "Monster Child in the Promised Land" John T. Kretchmer John Schulian November 4, 1996 (1996-11-04) 76826
Hercules and Iolaus hear that Echidna and Typhon have had another baby monster, but their help is soon needed when the baby is kidnapped by a small-time thief.
44 7 "The Green-Eyed Monster" Chuck Braverman Steven Baum November 11, 1996 (1996-11-11) 76828
Aphrodite's son Cupid is in love with Psyche, a mortal. But Aphrodite is jealous of Psyche's beauty. Hercules is accidentally shot by one of Cupid's arrows, making him too fall in love with Psyche.
45 8 "Prince Hercules" Charles Siebert Story by: Brad Carpenter
Teleplay by: Robert Bielak
November 18, 1996 (1996-11-18) 76834
Hercules and Iolaus are traveling to a festival when they save some travelers from a group of bandits. Hercules decides to travel with them so they will not be attacked again. Hercules is knocked unconscious and stricken with amnesia when he wakes up. Queen Parnassa convinces him that he is her son so he will lead her army in Hera's name.
46 9 "A Star to Guide Them" Michael Levine Story by: John Schulian
Teleplay by: Brian Herskowitz and John Schulian
December 9, 1996 (1996-12-09) 76835
Iolaus has a strange dream, which leaves him with a yearning to travel north. Meanwhile, King Polonius and Queen Maliphone round up all the boys under one year old, because the Oracle has said that the next king will not be their heir.
47 10 "The Lady and the Dragon" Oley Sassone Michael Berlin & Eric Estrin January 13, 1997 (1997-01-13) 76832
Hercules must fight a dragon, when he hears news of it terrorizing several villages in Laurentia and killing some of his old friends.
48 11 "Long Live the King" Timothy Bond Story by: Patricia Manney
Teleplay by: Sonny Gordon
January 20, 1997 (1997-01-20) V0114
Iolaus' help is once again needed by his look-alike cousin, King Orestes. But when Orestes is murdered, Iolaus must once more take his place to try and secure a peace treaty.
49 12 "Surprise" Oley Sassone Alex Kurtzman January 27, 1997 (1997-01-27) V0117
Hercules has a nasty surprise for his birthday when Xena's mortal foe Callisto makes a deal with Hera to escape the afterlife and drug Herc's family, in a plot to kill the half-god in return for her freedom.
50 13 "Encounter" Charlie Haskell Jerry Patrick Brown February 3, 1997 (1997-02-03) V0119
Hercules tries to save the Golden Hind, a part-woman, part-deer, from hunters. But the Hind is being used in a plot by Ares, in a scheme to kill Herc. Meanwhile, Hercules starts to fall in love with the Hind in human form.
51 14 "When a Man Loves a Woman" Charlie Haskell Noreen Tobin & Gene F. O'Neill February 10, 1997 (1997-02-10) V0116
Hercules asks Serena to marry him. But Ares is still manipulating the situation and, determined to destroy the pair's relationship, makes Hercules a deal - Serena's hand in return for Hercules giving up his godly powers.
52 15 "Judgment Day" Gus Trikonis Robert Bielak February 17, 1997 (1997-02-17) V0120
Hercules is now without his powers and married to Serena, but Strife frames him for killing his new bride, leaving the townspeople ready to lynch him. Can Xena and Gabrielle help rectify the situation?
53 16 "The Lost City" Charlie Haskell Story by: Robert Bielak and Liz Friedman
Teleplay by: Robert Bielak
February 24, 1997 (1997-02-24) V0109
Iolaus and his companion Moria discover an underground cult that has brainwashed Salmoneus and Iolaus' missing cousin Regina, part of a group duped into mining for gold for crooked cult leader Kamaros.
54 17 "Les Contemptibles" Charlie Haskell Brian Herskowitz April 7, 1997 (1997-04-07) V0123
Troyes, France: 1789 – Marie de Valle makes a deal with a man claiming to be the infamous Revolutionary Chartreuse Fox to try a turn two highwaymen into fellow Revolutionary fighters. But no-one is as they seem.
55 18 "Reign of Terror" Rodney Charters John Kirk April 14, 1997 (1997-04-14) V0112
King Augeus has gone mad and believes himself to be Zeus. Naturally, Hera uses the situation to her own means – he can have real godly powers if he can kill Hercules.
56 19 "The End of the Beginning" James Whitmore, Jr. Paul Robert Coyle April 21, 1997 (1997-04-21) V0124
Autolycus steals the Cronus stone, which whisks himself and Hercules five years into the past. While Autolycus and his past self plan to steal the stone over again, Hercules is reunited with Serena, still alive in this time-line.
57 20 "War Bride" Kevin Sorbo Adam Armus & Kay Foster April 28, 1997 (1997-04-28) V0126
Hercules and Iolaus rescue a spoilt princess from kidnappers, and as they try to return her home, it emerges that her own sister is behind the kidnapping as she plots to become Queen herself…
58 21 "A Rock and a Hard Place" Robert Trebor Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci May 5, 1997 (1997-05-05) V0128
A suspected murderer is trapped under a rock fall in a mine. Can Hercules convince the man to confess before he dies?
59 22 "Atlantis" Gus Trikonis Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman May 12, 1997 (1997-05-12) V0121
Hercules is washed up on the strange island of Atlantis, a technologically advanced place where an outcast psychic is predicting the island's impending doom, but no-one will listen to her.

Season Four (1997–1998)[edit]

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60 1 "Beanstalks and Bad Eggs" John T. Kretchmer Melissa Rosenberg September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29) V0129
Hercules and Autolycus climb a beanstalk to rescue a maiden from a giant who lives in the clouds. The three golden eggs that the girl is caring for spell even more trouble for the duo…
61 2 "Hero's Heart" Philip Sgriccia Jerry Patrick Brown October 6, 1997 (1997-10-06) V0313
The goddess Fortune wipes Iolaus' memory after a woman he is trying to save falls to her death. Iolaus becomes a thief and begins working for the local gang.
62 3 "Regrets… I've Had a Few" Gus Trikonis Paul Robert Coyle October 13, 1997 (1997-10-13) V0309
Celesta, the goddess of death, comes for Jaris, an old childhood friend of Hercules. Hercules remembers the first time he met Celesta, and attempts to stop her from taking Jaris to the Elysian Fields.
63 4 "Web of Desire" Michael Levine Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman October 20, 1997 (1997-10-20) V0133
After the pirate Nebula is attacked by Arachne the spider woman, Hercules and Iolaus decide to help her out.
64 5 "Stranger in a Strange World" Michael Levine Paul Robert Coyle October 27, 1997 (1997-10-27) V0130
When Iolaus is kidnapped into a parallel universe, Hercules must save him from the wrath of the Sovereign.
65 6 "Two Men and a Baby" Christopher Graves Story by: Kevin Sorbo
Teleplay by: John Hudock
November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03) V0122
Nemesis comes to Hercules and Iolaus' camp with her young infant and tells Hercules that he is the father. She leaves the baby with the two men and vanishes. Ares and Hercules must then battle it out over the baby.
66 7 "Prodigal Sister" Gary Jones Robert Blielak November 10, 1997 (1997-11-10) V0125
Hercules help reunite a blind teenager with his long-lost sister, who was kidnapped years ago by a group of renegade Amazons.
67 8 "…and Fancy Free" Michael Hurst Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci November 17, 1997 (1997-11-17) V0132
Hercules must help a young girl's dream come true by becoming her dance partner to help her win the competition. Problem is Hercules cannot dance. Enter Widow Twanky, to teach Hercules some moves.
68 9 "If I Had a Hammer" Steve Polivka Paul Robert Coyle January 12, 1998 (1998-01-12) V0127
The lonely blacksmith, Atalanta, forges a lifelike statue of Hercules out of scrap metal. Hephaestus brings the statue to life, but the new "Hercules" is childlike and nothing like the original. Discord encourages "Hercules" to commit murder, framing the real Hercules for the crime. Hercules and his double fight it out and "Hercules" helps saves Atalanta's life.
69 10 "Hercules on Trial" John Laing Robert Bielak January 19, 1998 (1998-01-19) V0134
When a man impersonating Hercules is killed doing a good deed, Hercules is put on trial for encouraging ordinary people to risk their lives to help others in need.
70 11 "Medea Culpa" Charles Siebert Story by: Robert Bielak
Teleplay by: Robert Bielak and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci
January 26, 1998 (1998-01-26) V0315
While on a fishing trip, Hercules, Iolaus and Jason reminisce about the time when they met Medea and fought the fire-breathing monster, Ghidra.
71 12 "Men in Pink" Alan J. Levi Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci February 2, 1998 (1998-02-02) V0317
Salmoneus and Autolycus are framed for murdering a rich king, and hide out as female dancers in Widow Twanky's all-girl dance troupe.
72 13 "Armageddon Now: Part 1" Mark Beesley Paul Robert Coyle February 9, 1998 (1998-02-09) V0319
Hope frees Callisto from her prison and sends her back through time in order to prevent Hercules from being born. Iolaus convinces Ares to send him back to stop her.
73 14 "Armageddon Now: Part 2" Mark Beesley Story by: Paul Robert Coyle
Teleplay by: Gene F. O'Neill & Noreen V. Tobin
February 16, 1998 (1998-02-16) V0320
With Hercules and the Sovereign trapped in a limbo world, Iolaus must navigate a deadly alternate timeline where Xena rules the known world.
74 15 "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules" Christopher Graves Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23) V0318
In this clip show, an earthquake in modern-day Los Angeles causes panic for the writers of Hercules when the series' star, Kevin Sorbo goes missing.
75 16 "Porkules" Christopher Graves Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci March 16, 1998 (1998-03-16) V0322
Discord gets her hands on Artemis' bow and uses it to turn Hercules into a pig. Iolaus and Autolycus race to save the pig Herc from a butcher's chopping block.
76 17 "One Fowl Day" Michael Hurst Adam Armus & Kay Foster March 23, 1998 (1998-03-23) V0314
Continuing on from the previous episode, Aphrodite turns the pig Katherine into a human, while Ares, angry about their turning Discord into a chicken, extracts his revenge on Iolaus and Autolycus by chaining them together.
77 18 "My Fair Cupcake" Rick Jacobson Gene F. O'Neill & Noreen V. Tobin April 13, 1998 (1998-04-13) V0324
When Autolycus plans to steal a priceless sapphire, he dupes naïve would-be girlfriend Cupcake into posing as a princess to gain entry, but walks into the middle of a feud between opposing kingdoms. Iolaus upon learning of this allows Autolycus to carry out his scheme to help buy time for Hercules who is working on preventing a potential war between the two kingdoms.
78 19 "War Wounds" John Mahaffie Paul Robert Coyle April 20, 1998 (1998-04-20) V0324
Iolaus and Hercules become involved in a feud between war veterans and Hercules' half-brother, King Iphicles. But they are all in danger when the action moves to a prison surrounded by deadly sand-sharks.
79 20 "Twilight" Philip Sgriccia Gene F. O'Neill & Noreen V. Tobin and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci April 27, 1998 (1998-04-27)
When Hercules rushes to see his mother Alcmene, whose health is failing fast, they reminisce about how Herc, as a teenager, left with Iolaus and Jason to go to war for the first time.
80 21 "Top God" Charles Siebert Story by: Paul Robert Coyle
Teleplay by: Jerry Patrick Brown
May 4, 1998 (1998-05-04) V0325
With his mother Alcmene passed away, Hercules is asked by estranged father Zeus to join him ruling the Gods of Olympus, causing him to recall a teenage brush with Godliness and the brash God Apollo.
81 22 "Reunions" Charles Siebert Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jerry Patrick Brown May 11, 1998 (1998-05-11) V0326
Hercules has agreed to join father Zeus as a God of Olympus, but soon learns that his father had an ulterior motive for inviting him. Meanwhile, Iolaus visits his mother whom he hasn't seen for many years.

Season Five (1998–1999)[edit]

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82 1 "Faith" Michael Hurst Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28) V0311
Hercules and Iolaus sail to the land of Sumeria with Nebula to help King Gilgamesh, who claims he is under attack by gods. But nothing is as it seems.
83 2 "Descent" Richard Compton Lisa Klink October 5, 1998 (1998-10-05) V0328
Grieving over the loss of Iolaus, Hercules vows to persuade the Sumerian gods to bring him back from their underworld. Reluctantly accompanied by Nebula, he sets off on his quest, but many things stand in their way.
84 3 "Resurrection" Philip Sgriccia Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci October 12, 1998 (1998-10-12) V0329
Hercules, having lost his confidence as a hero, is washed up on the island of Eire, where Druids claim he is their "Chosen One," brought to them to deal with an evil demigod who is out to destroy them.
85 4 "Genies and Grecians and Geeks, Oh My" John Cameron Paul Robert Coyle October 19, 1998 (1998-10-19) V0332
Salmoneus and Autolycus wind up in possession of a sultan's lamp and release a genie who grants them three wishes. But they soon learn to be careful what they wish for. Meanwhile, the sultan wants his lamp back.
86 5 "Render Unto Caesar" John Laing Gene F. O'Neill & Noreen V. Tobin October 26, 1998 (1998-10-26) V0330
Hercules, still in Eire, is teaching Morrigan to face her new role as guardian of Justice, when Caesar prepares to attack the isle. Herc leads the locals and Morrigan in defending the island.
87 6 "Norse by Norsevest" John Laing Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: Paul Robert Coyle
November 2, 1998 (1998-11-02) V0333
Hercules, having had a vision that he must save a man's life, heads to Norway, where he learns that the man is in fact the Norse God Balder. Soon he becomes entangled in an end-of-the-world prophecy.
88 7 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge" Michael Hurst Gerry Conway November 9, 1998 (1998-11-09) V0710
Hercules is forced to join forces with Thor to stop the evil Loki, who is trying to bring about Ragnarok, the end of all things.
89 8 "Darkness Rising" Chris Long Lisa Klink November 16, 1998 (1998-11-16) V0331
Hercules is enjoying life in Eire, where he is getting close to Morrigan. But visions of Nebula in danger lead him and Morrigan back to Sumeria, where they find Nebula on the brink of insanity after visions of the dead Iolaus.
90 9 "For Those of You Just Joining Us" Bruce Campbell Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci January 4, 1999 (1999-01-04) V0334
Studio head B.S. Hollingfoffer orders the producers and writers to come up with better stories for the series, so they head off to a corporate retreat camp, but once there, someone keeps trying to kill them.
91 10 "Let There Be Light" Robert Radler Gene F. O'Neill & Noreen V. Tobin January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11) V0713
Hercules, with Morrigan and Nebula, returns to Greece in pursuit of Dahak who, in Iolaus' body, has convinced the locals that he is their savior and that Hercules is out to destroy them. Herc must find a way to separate Dahak from Iolaus.
92 11 "Redemption" Bruce Campbell Lisa Klink January 18, 1999 (1999-01-18) V0714
Hercules attempts to exorcise Dahak from Iolaus' body and free his friend's soul.
93 12 "Sky High" John Laing Paul Robert Coyle January 25, 1999 (1999-01-25) V0718
Hercules, with Amazon Ephiny, recruits a rag-tag band, including a murderer, in a mission to use explosive crystals to blow a hole in the side of a volcano and stop lava from destroying a town in its path.
94 13 "Stranger and Stranger" Bruce Campbell Story by: Paul Robert Coyle
Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
February 1, 1999 (1999-02-01) V0716
Hercules travels back to the Alternate Universe, where Iolaus' parallel double joins him in trying to free the gods of Olympus, whom Ares has entrapped.
95 14 "Just Passing Through" Charles Siebert Gene F. O'Neill & Noreen V. Tobin February 8, 1999 (1999-02-08) V0327
Hercules, missing the original Iolaus, tells Iolaus II of an adventure where he and Iolaus had to retrieve a stolen ruby from Autolycus, who had a curse looming over him until he returned it.
96 15 "Greece Is Burning" Michael Hurst Andrew Landis & Julia Swift February 15, 1999 (1999-02-15) V0715
Hercules helps Althea achieve her goal of putting on a fashion show and calls upon the aid of the washed-up Widow Twanky.
97 16 "We'll Always Have Cyprus" Garth Maxwell Story by: Stephanie C. Meyer
Teleplay by: Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci
February 22, 1999 (1999-02-22) V0721
Morrigan returns and joins Hercules on his mission to save the Oracle of Cyprus from a wronged soul who has returned from the grave to destroy her. As they travel, Hercules learns why Morrigan suddenly left him.
98 17 "The Academy" Charlie Haskell Paul Robert Coyle March 15, 1999 (1999-03-15)
Hercules and Jason return to their old academy with Iolaus II, where they find the place in chaos as a group of renegade cadets are taking over the running of the school. Meanwhile, Jason finds he has a daughter he never knew existed.
99 18 "Love on the Rocks" Rick Jacobson Kevin Maynard April 19, 1999 (1999-04-19) V0720
With Hercules away on a mission, Iolaus II admits to Aphrodite that he longs to experience love. Meanwhile, Discord turns Nautica (Angela Dotchin) the mermaid into a beautiful woman, and soon Nautica and Iolaus fall in love, unaware that Discord's ulterior motive is that a spell Poseidon placed on Nautica long ago will cause the seas to freeze unless Nautica returns to the ocean.
100 19 "Once Upon a Future King" Mark Beesley Gene F. O'Neill & Noreen V. Tobin April 26, 1999 (1999-04-26) V0722
In 500 A.D., Merlin sends tyrannical Arthur of Camelot back to Hercules' time for the half-god to set him straight. Younger Merlin leads Herc to Britannia to team up with Morrigan and stop Arthur and his sorceress accomplice.
101 20 "Fade Out" Charles Siebert Gerry Conway May 3, 1999 (1999-05-03) V0723
A scheme by Ares, Discord and Ares' new lackey Deimos has cursed a whole village into starting to fade out of existence. When Hercules breaks the stone that has caused the curse, he starts to fade away.
102 21 "My Best Girl's Wedding" Andrew Merrifield Gerry Conway May 10, 1999 (1999-05-10) V0727
Iolaus II is shocked to learn that his beloved Nautica is being forced into marrying a goon. Meanwhile, Hercules runs into his former wife Serena, who does not recognise him from this time-line, and whose husband is lost at sea. With Aphrodite's help, the two learn that the goon had stolen the trident which belongs to Nautica's father Triton and, while she agreed to marry to get it back and to save her father's life, Nautica is unaware that its power was already lost. Hercules must work at getting a new trident made or the seas will die with Triton.
103 22 "Revelations" Bruce Campbell Tom O'Neill & George Strayton May 17, 1999 (1999-05-17) V0726
Iolaus returns from beyond the grave to warn Hercules that the end of the world is at hand. The Archangel Michael is bringing about the apocalypse by releasing the Four Horsemen onto the land.

Season Six (1999)[edit]

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104 1 "Be Deviled" Mark Beesley Paul Robert Coyle September 27, 1999 (1999-09-27) V1102
The final season begins with Hercules and Iolaus on the trail of a literally demonic killer. But an evil being that takes the appearance of Herc's beloved Serena attempts to lure him into a life of anger and war.
105 2 "Love, Amazon Style" David Grossman Adam Armus & Kay Foster October 4, 1999 (1999-10-04) V1106
When a sad Aphrodite casts a spell of love on a tribe of Amazons, Deimos takes advantage by ordering the Amazons to follow his every order. Hercules must reunite Aphrodite with lover Hephaestus to try and break the spell.
106 3 "Rebel with a Cause" Garth Maxwell Lisa Klink October 11, 1999 (1999-10-11) V1104
Hercules is asked by Oedipus to protect his brash daughter, Princess Antigone (Paige Moss), and battle the evil King Creon so that Antigone may take her rightful place as Queen of Thebes.
107 4 "Darkness Visible" Philip Sgriccia Phyllis Strong October 18, 1999 (1999-10-18) V1101
Hercules and Iolaus are summoned by their old friend, Vlad, to help defend his kingdom from vampires. But it soon transpires that Vlad is trying to lead them into a trap.
108 5 "Hercules, Tramps & Thieves" Charles Siebert Liz Friedman & Vanessa Place November 1, 1999 (1999-11-01) V1105
Hercules is joined by Autolycus as he makes his way to protect the First Bank of Greece. But once there, Autolycus finds his ex-wife working as a showgirl nearby and not happy for Auto leaving her to take the rap for a robbery years before.
109 6 "City of the Dead" Chris Long Tom O'Neill & George Strayton November 8, 1999 (1999-11-08) V1108
Hercules and Iolaus visit Egypt on a diplomatic mission of peace, and end up saving Queen Nefertiti, whose life is endangered in a bitter royal family feud.
110 7 "A Wicked Good Time" Adam Nimoy Liz Friedman & Vanessa Place November 15, 1999 (1999-11-15) V1107
Two witches in training convince lonely and bullied young Cesca to join them, but are in cahoots with Discord to frame Hercules for being an evil warlock.
111 8 "Full Circle" Bruce Campbell Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci November 22, 1999 (1999-11-22) V1103
Hercules and Iolaus try to protect Nemesis and Ares' young son Evander, who can make things happen at will. But when Zeus convinces the boy to free Hera, two evil titans are also released.

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