TV Review: Olympus 1.5 “Blood Brothers”
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Season 1 Episode 5: “Blood Brothers”
Directed by Amanda Tapping
Written by Nick Willing and Peter Hume
Created by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Air Date: Thursday, April 30th, 2015, 10pm

We are on the 5th episode of Syfy’s Olympus and it’s been bloody and funny and crazy. But before we get to that, let’s recap last week’s episode.

The motley crew, Daedalus, Oracle, and Hero (Matt Frewer, Sonya Cassidy, and Tom York) are captured by King Minos (Alan C. Peterson). Daedalus is tortured via bees (bees are inserted into closed box on his head and sting him until he is blind). Hero is tortured via snake and then sexual promises (more like warnings) by Ariadne (Sophia Lauchlin Hirt), and Oracle is in King Minos’s sexual clutches, but she uses her wit and fake visions until he’s saying, “that’s never happened before.” King Aegeus (Graham Shiels) is off his rocker, planning a suicide battle strategy, so Lykos (Wayne Burns) pleads with his mother to do something. She gets him to postpone his idiocy by giving him permission to sacrifice himself and have sex with a priestess. She makes Lykos go fetch Hero in return. This makes Xerxes and Pallas (Cas Anvar and John Emmet Tracy) think she is in league with Minos (found through Lykos’s spy scribe). I have no idea what’s up with this blonde huntress stalking Hero.

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