Atlantis

  • Title: Atlantis – The Queen Must Die
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Atlantis - The Queen Must Die (Part 2)

It’s hard to look on the second-half of the show’s Second Season finale with anything but disappointment. Rather than wrap-up series and season-long arcs “The Queen Must Die” undoes the death of Pasiphae (Sarah Parish), dispenses with the greedy politician with little fanfare, and spends most of the episode setting up a Third Season which will never come thanks to the show’s cancellation. Teasing both the coronation of Jason (Jack Donnelly) and Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) as the new rulers of Atlantis and their future adventures searching for the Golden Fleece aboard the Argo, the season ends with the characters stuck in limbo.

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  • Title: Atlantis – The Queen Must Die
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Atlantis - The Queen Must Die (Part 1)

The first-half of Atlantis‘ series finale offers fans the long-awaited wedding between Jason (Jack Donnelly) and Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) and forces Jason’s hand concerning the fate of his mother Pasiphae (Sarah Parish) and his acceptance of his destiny. Even with celebration of the woodland wedding, there’s a melancholy that surrounds part one of “The Queen Must Die” as the show sows the seeds of unhappiness between Ariadne and her love with the return of Medea (Amy Manson) as Ariadne realizes she lacks full control over her new husband’s heart.

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  • Title: Atlantis – The Madness of Hercules
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Atlantis - The Madness of Hercules

For all the conspiracy and backstabbing that takes place in Atlantis it’s a city where its characters fall into the black-and-white categories of either celebrated heroes or flawed villains. Despite all that they have collectively done for the city “The Madness of Hercules” turns Jason (Jack Donnelly), his friends, and the woman he loves from the former into the later over the space of a single episode. Branded a traitor to the gods by the the pressured Melas (Ken Bones), Jason awaits execution in the palace dungeons which leads Hercules (Mark Addy) to attempt an ill-fated rescue and Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) and Pythagoras (Robert Emms) to plan a more successful one even if it does cost the queen both her throne and her freedom.

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  • Title: Atlantis – A Fate Worse Than Death
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Atlantis - A Fate Worse Than Death

Despite recent events (which is mostly ignored) and turmoil within her own court on her decision, Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) announces her plans to wed Jason (Jack Donnelly). Unwilling to see her son take the throne, Pasiphae (Sarah Parish) makes a bold to kidnap and murder The Oracle (Juliet Stevenson) before she can announce the Gods blessing of the union. To do show she will take advantage of Medusa (Jemima Rooper) and use the Gorgon’s ability to turn the Oracle to stone.

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Atlantis – Season Two Part One

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2015

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  • Title: Atlantis – Season Two
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Atlantis - Season Two Part OneAvailable on both Blu-ray and DVD, the two-disc set collects the first-half of Atlantis‘ Second Season continuing the heroic misadventures of Jason (Jack Donnelly), Pythagoras (Robert Emms), and Hercules (Mark Addy) featuring the two-part season premiere of Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) assuming the throne, the introduction of a dangerous new suitor to the Queen in the conniving Prince Telemon (Clive Standen), and the Queen’s party attacked on the road by Pasiphae‘s (Sarah Parish) forces and forced to take shelter in a tomb where the dead rise in the season finale which will turn Medea (Amy Manson) from possible friend of Jason to mortal enemy heading into the season’s remaining seven episodes.

The two disc set includes all six episodes of the season which have aired (the remaining seven may or may not air as the show has not been renewed for a Third Season) but does not include any extra features.

[BBC, Blu-ray $24.98 / DVD $19.98]

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