A traditional festival dedicated to Dionysus, the god of wine, is about to be celebrated, but this year someone wants to turn it into a massacre with the murder of a fair king. Hercules will try to stop this plan.
Nemis the Centaur desperately wants to possess Penelope. Hera provides a drug to blind Hercules and a club to kill him. Lyla slips the drug into Hercules' drink. Penelope and her bridesmaid Cheris are kidnapped from Penelope's wedding, and Salmoneus must guide a blinded Hercules to rescue them.
A treacherous slave dealer, Belus, pretends to lead a group of refugees to safety so he can sell them as slaves. Hercules buys Oi-lan to save her from prostitution and agrees to help her rescue her fiancé Cyrus.
Xena Warrior Princess wants to take down the "Son of Zeus," and plans to use his best friend, Iolaus to do it by getting him to fall in love with her. Her devious plot threatens to destroy the friendship between Iolaus and Hercules.
Xena is back. A captured Salmoneus sees good in her. She butts heads with a lieutenant in her army, saves a baby, and has to walk "the gauntlet." Hercules is hot on her heels, which leads to a confrontation between the two.
Darphus, revived by Ares, is pillaging everything in sight to feed a monster called Graegus. Hercules and Xena (now turned to good) are determined to stop him. Iolaus joins Hercules but has trouble believing she is really reformed.
When Iolaus is accused of a burglary, Hercules must bring back the real thief, Autolycus, before Iolaus is put to death. Meanwhile, King Menelaos' daughter, the would-be lawyer Dirce, demands that Iolaus be put through one ordeal after another to prove his innocence.
Hercules' half-brother Iphicles is in love, and pretends to be Hercules in order to woo the stepdaughter of the local warlord. But the real Hercules cannot stand by the warlord expects the fake Hercules to impose his will on innocent villagers.
Tender love story of a beautiful dancer who tries to bury her grief in men, until her farmer husband finds her and wants to take her home. Meanwhile, the thugs running the town don't like Hercules interfering with their predations.
Persephone is kidnapped by Hades, the God of Underworld, so Demeter, the Goddess of Harvest, turns the earth sterile so she forces Hercules to go to the Other Side and rescue her, or Humanity will perish.
Hercules and Iolaus fall in with fellow traveler Typhon, a gentle and friendly giant. They are astounded to discover he is married to Echidna, the Mother of All Monsters. Meanwhile, Typhon is saddened to hear Echidna is causing problems and convinces the heroes that she only gets into trouble when he is gone and he needs to get home quickly.
King Sisyphus has tricked Timuron into dying in Sisyphus' place on his wedding night, taking his place for eternal punishment. Hades gives Hercules, Iolaus, and Timuron's spirit three days to bring Sisyphus back or Timuron will have to bear Sisyphus' sentence forever.