1.31 - Home for the Holidays

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Title Home for the Holidays
Episode # Season 1, Episode 31
First aired November 20, 1998
Directed by Chris Graves
Written by John Loy
Summary Herc, Iolaus, Jason, and Lilith visit Alcmene. Herc doesn't like Alcmene's new boyfriend.

FoxKids Spoilers

  • When Hercules brings his friends Iolaus, Jason and Lilith home for the holidays he is shocked to find his mother with a handsome suitor. It's a time of personal growth for all of our cadets as Lilith explores home-making again, Jason schools Iolaus in the traditions of a new holiday, and Hercules comes to terms with a never-before-felt emotions of jealousy and betrayal.
  • Hercules brings his friends home to celebrate a holiday and meet his mother, whom he is surprised to find is being courted by a handsome suitor (Stelios Yiakmis).

TV Guide Promo

  • 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.


Title card - End credits can be found here.

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Trivia & References

Bechdel Test - Lilith and Alcmene manage to talk a few times without mentioning a man.
Pop Culture References and Greekisms - The scene at the end of the episode where Capaneus is saying goodbye to Alcmene is very reminiscent of a similar scene from the movie The Princess Bride where Buttercup is saying goodbye to Wesley as he goes off to seek his fortune.

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