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One of the best "Legendary Journeys"
XweAponX from United States
23 April 2012
Herc and the newly resurrected Iaolus are visited by an Angel from the
This episode capped off what was one of the best seasons of Herc - This
was the season, Iaolus dead, Herc alone - Sometimes he traveled with
others, and sometimes with "Iaolus II" - Which I never really
understood, having missed the few episodes of the Dayhok arc that dealt
with Iaolus. But the point being, Herc TRAVELLED, in Season five,
Hercules was finally on his best and most incredible Legendary
But here in this episode, which I actually assumed was the series
finale! Iaolus is back, and Herc has to deal with a genuine
Judeo-Christian ANGEL - Not just an Angel, but an ARC-Angel! I do not
remember, if the angel is named as Michael, after this episode, he
appears in the Xena 'Verse in the 5th and 6th seasons.
I thought when I originally saw this episode when it was first-run,
that the HerculeXena franchise was at its peak, our stable of HercXena
characters at its most beloved, Raimi's "Renaissance" production
company at its best, all actors, stuntees, CGI and practical effects
workers, all top and working at Peak Performance.
I fondly remember this episode, with jaw agape as Herc proves to the
ArcAngel that Iaolus deserves to Live, and with bittersweetness as
Iaolus is finally restored to full "life"
...I just naturally assumed, this was the last Journey, but there was a
short 5th season.
I miss these shows SO much, they were something to look forward to.
These shows brought so much work to New Zealand, made that small
country several times larger. With heavenly locations within walking
distance practically, Milieus like Greece, Heaven, Olympus, The Elysian
Fields, Hade's Domain, the Hydra Caves, Thank God that Peter Jackson
was able to use the groundwork already laid by Raimi and Tapert, the
actors were on hand, the locations had been proved as viable.
Get Ready for "The Lord of Xena's Ring-thing" - Cos it was just natural
that that show built upon the visual feast laid out for us here, in
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