|Rebel With a Cause|
|Series||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys|
|Original Air-Date||October 11, 1999|
|Written By||Lisa Klink|
|Directed By||Garth Maxwell|
|Order in Series||106|
|Order in Season||3|
|Previous Episode||"Love, Amazon Style"|
|Next Episode||"Darkness Visible"|
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The revelations of his past have driven Oedipus to the brink of suicide. Hercules saves him, but finds he has also been overthrown as king of Thebes by Creon. The kingdom is on the verge of civil war and the key to peace is Oedipus' daughter, Antigone. With her being extremely reluctant to do so, Hercules must convince her to live and do what is right for her kingdom. Meanwhile, Creon has a deadly new weapon at his disposal.
Hercules was not happy to find that Creon had taken the throne of Thebes from Oedipus. But Hercules had his hands full with Oedipus' daughter, Princess Antigone -- a brash drunk. As Hercules tried to restore her confidence, Creon and his defense minister plotted to destroy them both. When Antigone was captured by Creon, Hercules raced through a minefield to save her from being executed. Assisted by a group of rebels, Hercules drove off Creon, who fled -- only to be blown up by his own bomb. Reunited with Oedipus, Antigone took her rightful position as Queen of Thebes
- Creon's perm was not harmed during the production of this motion picture.
- Michael Hurst does not appear in this episode.
- This episode is based primarily on Antigone, one of the so-called Theban Plays (the others being Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus), by Sophocles, which of course was based on pre-existing mythology. Antigone and Oedipus the King are regarded as some of the finest surviving Greek tragedies.
- In mythology, Oedipus and Antigone belonged to the first generation of Greek heroes, while Heracles belonged to the second and was born late in their lives.
- Aside from Full Circle, this is the only episode of HTLJ season six to be based on Greek mythology.
Links and ReferencesEdit
- Elizabeth Hawthorne as Jocasta
- Tony MacIver as Tiros
- Mark Clare as Defense Minister
- Dane Jerro as Soldier #1
- Will Hinchcliff as Lyceus
- John Barker as Young Soldier
- Christian Hodge as Soldier #3
- Ashleigh Howard as Child
- Sharon James-Norman as Rebelette
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