In episode six of Atlantis, Hercules is sick of Medusa not noticing him despite his obvious and powerful desire for her and, after overhearing Jason and Pythagoras stating that they don’t believe that she would ever really fall for him, he takes matters into his own hands, and pays a visit to a witch, Circe, who gives him what he wants and Medusa falls desperately in love with him.
Everything is working for him and he is blissfully happy for a short time until Medusa starts to fall ill for some unknown reason which turns out might be something to do with the fact that Hercules has enchanted Medusa to fall in love with him.
This was one of those episodes where there was a little bit of overall plot arc with the Oracle making random comments about the future and Jason’s part in it all, which in this case do actually relate to the episode itself.
The main plot was of course Hercules attempting to make Medusa fall in love with him which had been hinted at ever since Hercules first set his eyes on Medusa, which was quite interesting and was always going to end up going badly for Hercules as I think that the main reason for this is that ultimately Medusa does have feelings with Hercules, just not the sort of feelings that he would like to her have and, as a result, he feels that he needs to take these measure as he just cannot accept that the fact that she doesn’t feel the same way about him as he does about her.
The subplot about Circe wanting to kill Jason is about par for the course for this series as there are so many people want to see him dead. Whatever he is supposed to ultimately become it is going to have to be something remarkable as the amount of people would see him dead is quite remarkable considering that he hasn’t really been in Atlantis for all that long.
It doesn’t help matter when it is revealed the Circe is actually the sister of Pasiphae and the real reason why she gave Hercules the potion was that she knew that doing so would ultimately bring Jason to her, as prophesised by the Oracle in this episode.
This is exactly the sort of thing that Pasiphae would do as there is no doubt that she would do anything to get rid of Jason and that she won’t stop until he is out of the way as, it would appear, that her entire future is predicated on Jason not being there.