Season 1 Episode 12: “Door To Olympus”
Directed by Andy Mikita
Written by Nick Willing
Created by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Matt Frewer
Air Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2015, 11pm
Last week‘s Olympus was about weird visions of sex and actual weird sex. Stuck in the frozen room with Medea (Sonita Henry), Hero (Tom York) started imagining his mother propositioning him. Really gross. He then imagines Ariadne (Sophia Lauchlin Hirt) and Oracle (Sonya Cassidy) both dressed as Medea, circling and accusing him. The two shocking moments of the episode were when Medea and Hero had unfeeling sex as the solution to escape, and when Hero killed Minos (Allan C. Peterson). It actually wasn’t the killing part that was surprising. It was Oracle’s genuine grief at his demise. She had really come to care for the brute. Turns out, that brute was the key to Hero’s third and final sacrifice. He now can enter Olympus… if he can find it.
Olympus 1.12 “Door To Olympus” review: The scene opens with fire and demon goddess posession. Medea sacrifices her soul to Circe for guidance to the door of Olympus. She has one day until she is consumed. It is the four – Hero, Oracle, Circe/Medea, and Daedalus, following Circe’s path. They bump into creepy albino Hermes, the trickster god, who gives Oracle a hint and some water in a desert. Oracle and Hero spend the better part of the journey bickering – Oracle obviously still loves him but hates herself for doing so, and Hero is confusing and confused, and making demands. He is very flawed and Daedalus’s surmisings seem correct. Their journey leads them to… the temple of Gaia? Man! They have been there and back again! The door to Olympus surrounds them, and the key is for Hero to kiss the lips of living Gaia. Everybody looks about stupidly, Hero kisses the floor, and Medea looks like she wishes Circe would consume her on the spot. Medea points out that Hero must kiss Oracle. After much hemming and hawing on the part of Oracle, they manage quite the romantic kiss. So romantic it causes an earthquake and then time to stop.
Each week, the cast of characters dwindle down until it’s only these main four. They are the four most interesting, so that’s a plus. I am as disappointed in Hero as Oracle is. I still maintain that he is naive in love, therefore he doesn’t know his own heart. I’m still unsure exactly where or how Olympus exists. I think I get that they operate in the same space in another plane of existence and time, maybe like ghosts are supposed to? Not sure. I think next week’s finale should shed a little more light… at least once they get past Chronos.
The season finale of Olympus airs Thursday, July 2nd, at 11pm ET on Syfy.