The BEST episodes of Young Hercules

Every episode of Young Hercules ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Young Hercules!

Follow teenage half-god/half-mortal Hercules and his friends, Iolaus and Jason, as they learn about life, love and friendship on their action-packed adventures and watch as they encounter Hercules' not-so-loving Olympian family and the consequences of such encounters.

Last Updated: 11/13/2022Network:FOX
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Between Friends (2)
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7.44
9 votes

#1 - Between Friends (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/1998

Strife frames Iolaus for stealing money from Kora's in an attempt to get at Hercules and causes Hercules, Iolaus, and Jason to be at odds with each other.

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Girl Trouble
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7.40
5 votes

#2 - Girl Trouble

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/18/1998

Hercules, Iolaus, and Jason take a boat to Athens to find a new cook for the Academy, but they get more than they bargained for when they learn that the boat is transporting Amazons en route to a slave trader.

Directors: Charlie Haskell
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What a Crockery (3)
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7.29
7 votes

#3 - What a Crockery (3)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/17/1998

After Hercules stole Hera's chalice, he was freed from Zeus' protection which gives Ares the golden opportunity to kill his hated little brother. Ares uses Strife to lure Hercules to his mother Alcmene's house where he plans to finish him off for good.

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Forgery
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7.25
4 votes

#4 - Forgery

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/3/1998

Tired of being called a wet blanket by his friends, Hercules requests the fire in Hephaestus's Olympian forge to make him more like his father. Although at first it seems to work, by making Hercules a much more laidback, fun guy, the side effects quickly put Hercules and his friends in danger. Iolaus and Jason must call on Hephaestus to help restore Hercules to his original self.

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Golden Bow
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7.00
3 votes

#5 - Golden Bow

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 11/19/1998

Kora wins a bow that originally belonged to Artemis in an archery contest and plans to give it back to her. Hercules learns that Kora has been a servant of Artemis' after having been saved by the goddess years ago just when a thug in league with Strife steals the bow. Hercules attempts to help Kora retrieve it and free her from Artemis's debt.

Directors: Chris Graves
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Home for the Holidays
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7.00
3 votes

#6 - Home for the Holidays

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 11/20/1998

Hercules takes his friends Iolaus, Jason and Lilith home to his mother's to celebrate the festival of Persephone. To his surprise he finds his mother not alone as he expected but instead with a handsome suitor named Capaneus.

Directors: Chris Graves
Writer: John Loy
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Cram-ped
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7.00
3 votes

#7 - Cram-ped

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 11/24/1998

When Herc and the gang learn that Iolaus will be sent back to prison unless he passes an upcoming test, they attempt to help him by pulling an all-nigh cramming session in order to help him pass.

Directors: Chris Graves
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Con Ares
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7.00
3 votes

#8 - Con Ares

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 2/1/1999

Hercules and Iolaus set out with Jason to negotiate peace treaties between two kingdoms on the verge of war. On their way though they're sidetracked by Discord and Strife, who've been sent by Ares in order to distract the gang from the peace treaties. Herc and the gang come across a farmhand who bears a striking resemblance to Ares. Timor, the farmhand reluctantly agrees to help Hercules keep Strife and Discord away from Jason by posing as Ares and keeping them on their toes.

Writer: Len Uhley
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Get Jason
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7.00
3 votes

#9 - Get Jason

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 2/2/1999

A shrewd politician hires an assassin to kill Jason before his coronation, in order to clear the path for himself to step in as king of Corinth. However, once Hercules learns of this plan he attempts to tell everyone but no one believes him. The problem is that its Prank Day and everyone thinks he's setting them up for a joke.

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My Fair Lilith
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7.00
3 votes

#10 - My Fair Lilith

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 2/3/1999

When a king offers his daughter's hand in marriage as a gift to Jason for his coronation, he pleads with Lilith to masquerade as his bride rather than marry someone he doesn't know or love. The problem is that the princess's jealous boyfriend shows up and is out to get Jason and it's up to Hercules to straighten out the whole mess while keeping the King from finding out and keeping Jason alive.

Directors: Charlie Haskell
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The Head That Wears the Crown
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7.00
3 votes

#11 - The Head That Wears the Crown

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 2/5/1999

On the eve of Jason's coronation, a monster ravages the countryside in order to extract revenge on Jason's father, for an attack made on her ten years before. Deciding on how to deal with the situation puts Jason and Hercules at odds with one another.

Directors: Charlie Haskell
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Me, Myself and Eye
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7.00
3 votes

#12 - Me, Myself and Eye

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 2/17/1999

After Hercules comes into possession of a mystical eye that allows the bearer to see into the future, the three blind women who share it, invoke Artemis's help into recovering it. The result curses his friends causing Jason to be turned into a pig and Iolaus to be attacked by plants.

Directors: Charlie Haskell
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The Skeptic
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7.00
3 votes

#13 - The Skeptic

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired 2/22/1999

When a new cadet named Pythagrius claims he doesn't believe in the gods of Mount Olympus, Strife bets another god named Fatsus, that he can make the cadet believe in gods. Fatsus, who can only see prophecies of bad things to come, takes that bet and Strife's stunts cause a bigger threat as his attempts put Hercules and the academy in danger.

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Iolaus Goes Stag
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7.00
3 votes

#14 - Iolaus Goes Stag

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 2/23/1999

Iolaus attempts to prove to his uncle that has has what it takes to be a Hunter just like him and with Hercules and Jason in tow, he heads out on a deer hunt. When Iolaus goes after the Golden Hind though Artemis punishes him by switching his body with that of a deer.

Writer: Jan Strnad
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Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
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7.00
3 votes

#15 - Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired 2/24/1999

Hercules clashes with a new cadet named Theseus which starts out as a rivalry and ends up into a battle for survival when Theseus challenges Herc to a chariot race. The problem the race takes place next to the area known as The Forbidden Zone, where mortals go in but don't come out and its next victims may be Herc, Theseus and Iolaus.

Directors: Chris Graves
Writer: John Loy
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The Prize
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7.00
3 votes

#16 - The Prize

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired 2/25/1999

Ares must enter a talent show at Kora's Inn when he learns that one of the prizes would complete his set of the Chronos stones, that enabled Zeus to defeat the Titans. The catch is a mortal must willingly give it to him, so with Strife and Discord in tow, he enters intent on winning and more than willing to cheat to get it, leaving Hercules and his friends to stop him.

Writer: Julia Lewald
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The Beasts Beneath
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7.00
3 votes

#17 - The Beasts Beneath

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 2/26/1999

Hercules, Iolaus, Lilith, Theseus and fellow cadet, Marco, find themselves trapped in a large area of sand known as the Dune Sea. It's known as forbidden and for a reason too, since it is inhabited by sand sharks who hunt anyone foolish enough to enter the area. Of the five cadets who entered, one will not leave.

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Parents' Day
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7.00
3 votes

#18 - Parents' Day

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired 3/2/1999

It's Parents Day at the Academy and Iolaus hires two actors to pretend to be his parents so his real ones don't find out how poor his grades are and to not be disappointed in him once again. Things get complicated fast when the actors are revealed as thieves, Iolaus's real parents show up and Hercules must keep Alcmene from discovering Iolaus's deception and revealing the truth. Meanwhile Lilith's sister visits and announces she plans to take Lilith home.

Directors: Charlie Haskell
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A Life for a Life
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7.00
3 votes

#19 - A Life for a Life

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired 3/8/1999

Ares kidnaps Cheiron and it is up to Hercules, Iolaus and Lilith to decipher the three clues Cheiron left in order to find him, but Ares is hoping they succeed, because he plans on Hercules trading his life for that of Cheiron's.

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Under Seige
star
7.00
3 votes

#20 - Under Seige

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 5/10/1999

When the Amazons attack the Academy with missile-like weapons forged by Hephaestus, it's up to Hercules to ensure that no one gets hurt and to figure out the real reason of the attack. The real threat is actually Ares, who has Cyane under his control and is orchestrating all of this for one reason: to destroy Hercules.

Mila
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7.00
2 votes

#21 - Mila

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 5/11/1999

Hercules and Iolaus meet up with a young Amazon named Mila who is searching for the father she never knew, which Ares thinks is a great opportunity. Ares claims that he is Mila's father in order to get her under his control. His goal: he wants her to kill Hercules.

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Apollo
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7.00
3 votes

#22 - Apollo

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 5/12/1999

When Hercules tells his half-brother Apollo that no one really likes him, they are just afraid of him and humor him, Apollo doesn't take it well. He becomes jealous of Hercules and his friends and attacks the Academy.

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Ill Wind
star
7.00
3 votes

#23 - Ill Wind

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 5/13/1999

When Cyane falls ill, the Amazons seek out Hercules for his help. Amazon Queens have a special aura given to them by the Gods that allows them to communicate through a person's memories. Hercules must decipher how to cure Cyane when she uses this power on him and uses flashes of his memories to try to communicate with him.

Directors: Simon Raby
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Valley of the Shadow
star
7.00
3 votes

#24 - Valley of the Shadow

Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired 5/14/1999

Hercules, Iolaus and Theseus follow the advice of a mysterious old man and go hunting in an area rich with game. What they don't know, however, is that the area is Hera's Valley, which is protected by a dangerous monster. Another fact that they're unaware of is that the strange old man is really Zeus, King of the Gods, Hercules's father and that he is testing his son with this challenge.

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In Your Dreams
star
7.00
3 votes

#25 - In Your Dreams

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 11/13/1998

When Ares strikes a deal with Morpheus the god of dreams, he kidnaps the cadets and sends them into the dream world. Hercules must follow them to the dream realm,where he meets his worst fear, an alternate version of himself who punishes and kills without regret.

Directors: Charlie Haskell
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