Atlantis is off for a Christmas break and won’t be back until 2015, but before it went, it left us with a bit of an exciting episode, featuring the Grey Sisters (you might notice that their attribute of sharing one eye between three of them was nicked for the Fates in Disney’s Hercules), some man-eating birds (which were pterodactyls, honestly), and ending with a marriage proposal.
Part of the appeal of Hercules is down to Mark Addy’s acting, and it’s the mixture of veterans and relatively new actors which makes Atlantis so great. Take the scenes between Pasiphae and Jason in the cells, where Sarah Parish is absolutely phenomenal. She’s full of twitches and small movements as she tries to hide her true feelings towards Jason. It’s a tremendous performance as we see Pasiphae finally speaking to Jason while knowing his true identity, and the rejection she feels as he tries to kill her. The fact that she wants to poison him after being so keen on saving his life makes perfect sense for the character, who's proud and focussed on winning her throne. She might have given in to maternal feelings for a bit, but that was before she actually got a chance to talk to Jason. Which is great!