Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 1, Episode 10

Gladiator (20 Mar. 1995)

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Hercules volunteers to help a woman show her new son to her husband, being kept as a slave. He and Iolaus arrange to be captured to free Gladius and all the other slaves.



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Episode cast overview:
Ian Mune ...
Menus Maxius
Alison Bruce ...
Stewart Turner ...
Nigel Harbrow ...
Gabriel Prendergast ...
Deianeira (archive footage)
Ray Bishop ...
Jonathan Bell-Booth ...
Ian Miller ...
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Hercules and Iolaus help Felicita fight off bandits and repair a wheel on her wagon, then learn she was banished by filthy rich Menus Maxius, who illegally keeps her equally black husband Gladius the gladiator enslaved in Apropus for his arena to Hera's honor, and decide to join her so he can finally see their baby. Hercules sends the mother to the inn and gets him and Iolaus imprisoned on purpose, then learns all sentences are endlessly prolonged hard labor, better conditions are reserved for gladiators. Gladius refuses to believe they have news from Felicita, he was told she died in child-birth so he would stay as champion gladiator, as he was given her as a reward. As Maxius' wife Postera is bored with animal-fights, he introduces duels to the death- still anonymous Hercules against giant Skoros. Hercules's refusal to kill the loser gets him condemned to death, but Maxius's wife Postera rather has him brought and stripped before her; refusing to become her 'private' slave, he's ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Highwayman: Maybe you don't count so well. There's six of us and there's two of you.
Hercules: Good point. Iolaus, what do you think? Six to two?
Iolaus: Well, it's not really fair. Maybe we should let them go.
Hercules: You can go!
[fight starts]
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