Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 1, Episode 2

Eye of the Beholder (23 Jan. 1995)

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The townspeople want Hercules to kill a Cyclops who diverted their river, but Hercules, with Scilla's help, will try to make friends with him instead.


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Episode cast overview:
Kim Michalis ...
Ken Blackburn ...
Donald Baigent ...
Michael Mizrahi ...
Derek Ward ...
The Ferret
Ray Woolf ...
Chief Executioner
Nancy Schroder ...
Head Sister
Ian Watkin ...
Inn Keeper
Arch Goodfellow ...


Hercules runs from king Thespius' 50 daughters, all horny for his seed, so he's game when Androcles reports a cyclops who chases and wounds villagers to protect Hera's sacred vineyards. He first meets traveling toga-salesman Salmoneus, who 'elects' him as sponsored hero. Trachis' village leader Atreus' men, who tried to re-divert the river to their fields, are scared off by the cyclops and get Hercules to join; he ducks when the maidens turn up at their campfire, which makes the villagers doubt his courage, but that's easily cured in a fist-fight. Castor, Hera's evil slave-master, who enjoys whipping slaves in the winery, thinks Hercules comes just in time to be decapitated for Hera's feast, but the captain of her guards warns him not to fail. Hercules easily decks the giant, but learns his temper comes from being bullied as a child for being a 'freak' and stays while the villagers divert the river. After the maidens stripped Salmoneus for selling them bad togas, Hercules tells them ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


Kim Michalis played several different roles in the series, including the mother of Young Hercules in the flashback episodes. See more »


When Hercules and the Cyclops fight, a tube for the smoke is visible when the Cyclops busts the stone with the tree limb. See more »


Hercules: [Right after Salmoneus fell from the tree] How'd you get up there, anyway?
Salmoneus: Some lunatic Cyclops kicked me in the rear and sent me flying.
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