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“In Your Dreams”  Episode 28/128


Lilith [Lil]:  “You know, I can’t believe Cheiron made us do our
morning-- ”

H:  “Hi.”

Lil:  “-- laps through a cave _full_ of spiders.  I hate

Ja:  “Hey.  Hey.  Look at it this way.  You ran your personal
best.  All right?  See the good.”

I:  “Uh, spiders are OK.  It’s just, uh-- remember that--
underwater escape he rigged up last week?”

H:  “Oh, yeah, the, uh-- sinking ship drill.”

I:  “Yeah, let’s just say I-- ”

H [Whispers]:  “Thanks.”

I:  “-- prefer dry land-- lots of it-- all around me-- for

Ja:  “How about yesterday’s fire baton maneuver?  I saw my life
flash in front of my beautiful face.”

Lil:  “What about you, Hercules?  What are you afraid of?”

H:  “Ah, well-- same thing as you-- I mean, as anybody, I guess.”

I:  “You are part god.  Half of you shouldn’t be afraid of

H:  “Yeah, but the other half of me could be a complete and total
sissy chicken-- so, you never know.”

Lil:  “Oh-- as if.”

H:  “All right, uh-- you guys wanna know what really scares me?
Ticking off Cheiron!”

Others:  “Oh!”

H:  “Come on.  Let’s get outta here, before curfew, all right?

Ja:  “Oh.”

Kora’s Voice:  “Good night.  Go to bed, already.”


Morpheus [Mor]:  “What’s next on the nightmare line-up?
Hey-hey-hey!  Somebody’s rocking my dreamboat?!”

Ares:  “Morpheus, the god of dreams.  It’s been a long time.”

Mor:  “Not now, Ares.  I’m working on a rush order, and I’m way
behind.  I gotta lotta nightmares to take care of, here.”

Ares:  “Does this have anything to do with the deal you had with
Apollo-- where he kept the sun up for a few extra hours-- cut you
some slack.”

Mor:  “So it ended up frying a few crops.  So what?!  Now I got
Ceres breathing down my neck.”

Ares:  “Yeah, the goddess of bounty can be a real bear.”

Mor:  “Uh-- tell me about it.  She wants some Grade A nightmares
to make up for the-- Ssszzzzz-- so, please, if ya don’t mind-- !”

Ares:  “Hey-- I don’t mind-- especially since those nightmares
are now mine.”

Mor:  “Oh-h-h-h, no, no, no, no.  These are for a deal I made
with Ceres.”

Ares:  “Who just made a deal with me.  See, I kept a battle out
of one of her orchards.”

Mor:  “And she gave you the marker for the nightmares I owe her?”

Ares:  “Hmm.  You might say it’s a-- ‘dream situation’.”

Mor [Sighs]:  “Hmm-- this’ll cover it.  Ooh, you could terrify a
lot of people with that-- if you work it right.”

Ares:  “I’m only interested in one-- Hercules.”

Mor:  “So, what exactly are you planning to do, here?”

Ares:  “Me?  Nothing.  I’m gonna let the nightmare do all the
work and Hercules, well-- he’s gonna destroy himself!”

Mor:  “That nightmare’s workin’ already.”

Ares:  [Laughs]


Lil [Laughs]:  “Yeah, yeah.  Good night, guys.”

H:  “Sweet dreams, Lilith.  Ooh, yeah.”

I:  “You know?  Guys?  It’s funny, but I never remember any
dreams I have-- except for this one where I’m surrounded by
Amazons-- _but_-- they _like_ me.”

Ja:  “Then that’s how you knew it was a dream.”  [Laughs]

H:  “Ooh-- yes.”

Ja:  “Ow!”

Lil’s Voice:  [Screams]

H:  “Lilith!”


Lil:  “Help!  Hercules!  Help!  No-o-o-o-o-o!”  [Screams]

H:  “Lilith!”



Lil:  “No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!”  [Screams]

Ja’s Voice:  “Lilith!”  

I’s Voice:  “Lilith!”

Ja’s Voice:  “Hold on!”

I’s Voice:  “Lilith!”

Ja’s Voice:  “Lilith!  Hold on!  We’re coming!”

I’s Voice:  “We’re coming, Lilith!  We’re coming!  Hercules!  A
little help here!  Help!  Herc!  Herc!”

H:  “No-o-o-o-o-o!”

Ja’s Voice:  “Now!  Hercules!”

I:  “Her-r-r-r-r-c!

H:  “Iolau-u-u-u-s!”

Cheiron’s Voice:  “Hercule-e-e-e-s!”

H:  “No!  Chei-- Cheiro-o-o-o-o-n!”

H:  “Cheiron!  [Chuckles]  Hey, Jason-- Jason.  Iolaus?  Iolaus!
Hey.  Where is everyone?!”


H:  “Hello-o-o-o?!  Cheiron.”

Cheiron:  “Hercules-- you’re safe.  Thank the fates.”

H:  “What happened?  What’s goin’ on?”

Cheiron:  “Uh!  A dark presence swept throught the academy,
stealing the cadets.  I was almost lost, too-- until you woke

H:  “Why didn’t it take me?”

Cheiron:  “I’ve-- uh!  I’ve heard tales of this before-- the gods
of caused this-- presence-- to enter our world from your dream.”

H:  “What, something from my dream did this?”

Cheiron:  “It seems like the work of the god, Morpheus-- and I
fear the cadets are lost forever.”


Mor:  “Hmm-- interesting technique!  You used Hercules’ own
nightmare to kidnap his friends into the dreamworld, huh?”

Ares:  “Phase one complete.  I love that.”

Mor:  “Hmm-- physical presence in the dreamworld is tricky stuff.
People get hurt-- you know?”

Ares:  “Like a care about these mortals?  So long as Hercules
goes for the rescue-- and he will-- count on it.”

Mor:  “Ah, even if he _does_ try to rescue his friends-- _you_--
can’t mess with him, physically-- Zeus’s protection order and

Ares:  “Hey-- I didn’t kidnap those cadets.  And I don’t have to
mess with Hercules.  No, I’ll just let his own worst nightmare
keep doin’ _all_ the dirty work.  Some nightmares have all the
fun.  O--K-- oh, this is good.  Oh-ho, pinch me, I’m dreamin’.”


Cheiron:  “‘Embrace your greatest fear.’”

H [Sighs]:  “I don’t know what’s goin’ on, and I don’t know what
I did wrong, but I’m goin’ to that dreamworld.  And I’m gettin’
my friends back.”

Cheiron:  “You’re not going there.  Travellers to the dreamworld
don’t come back.  We’ll have to find some other way to rescue the

H:  “What do you mean?”

Cheiron:  “Stories passed down in my Kindra.  Those who have
travelled to the dreamworld-- their greatest fears have been made
real there-- and’ve destroyed them.”

H:  “Well, uh-- whatever it is-- I c-I can beat it.”

Cheiron:  “This isn’t a simple fight.  To have any sort of
chance, you must be prepared to-- confront what terrifies you the
most and then embrace it.”

H:  “Embrace it?  I’m gonna take it out.”

Cheiron:  “To destroy it, would be to destroy part of yourself.
Do you even know what you’re most afraid of?!”

H:  “Yeah-- when people that I care about are hurt because of me.
I can’t do this without you.  So help me.  Please.”

Cheiron:  “All right.  But remember-- the vortex that dragged the
cadets into your dreamworld is their only way back out.”

H:  “Right.  Uh-- the vortex.”

Cheiron:  “Now, concentrate on the still surface of the water.
Come on.  And breathe as I tell you.  Slowly.  Slowly.  [Echoes]”


H:  “I don’t think this is workin’, Cheiron.  Cheiron?  Well--
could be wrong.  Eyuh!  Who are you?”


H:  “Kora’s-- how’d I get here?”

Lil [Singing to the tune of “Twinkle, twinkle little star”]:
“Spiders bite you all around.
Fire burns-- ”

H:  “Lilith?”

Lil [Singing]:  “-- and makes you frown.
Spiders-- ”

H:  “Lilith?”

Lil [Singing]:  “-- bite you all around.”

H:  “Is that you?”

Lil [Singing]:  “Fire burns and makes you frown.”

H:  “Hey-- ”

Lil [Singing]:  “Spiders bite you-- ”

H:  “-- glad to see you.”

Lil [Singing]:  “-- all around.”

H:  “Listen, uh-- ”

Lil [Singing]:  “Fire burns and makes you frown.”

H:  “-- where is everybody?”

Lil [Distorted Voice]:  “They’re with me.  They’re on the dark
side.  Help us, Hercules!”

H:  “OK.  OK.”

Lil [Distorted Voice]:  “No.  No, stop!  Please, don’t!  Don’t,
go away!  No!”  [Screams]

H:  “What’re you talkin’ about?  Why?  Ahhhhh!  Ahhhh!  Ahh!

I:  “Ah!  Her-r-r-c!”

H:  “Iolaus!  Iolaus.”

I:  “Get away from me!”

H:  “What?!”

I:  “You can’t help me!  You put me here!”

H:  “No, I came to help!  Now, come here!  Give me your hand!”

I:  “Hercules-- Hercules!  Herc!  You put me here!”

H:  “Iolaus!”

I:  “Hercules!”

H:  “Iolaus!”

I:  “Her-r-r-r-r-r-c!”

Ja [Distorted Voice]:  “Embrace-- your greatest-- fear.”

H:  “Jason.”

Ja [Distorted Voice]:  “Embrace-- your greatest-- fear.”

H:  “Jason.”

Ja [Distorted Voice]:  “Embrace-- your greatest-- fear.
Embrace-- your greatest-- fear-fear.”

H:  “‘Embrace my greatest fear’?”

Ja:  “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

Alcmene [Alc]’s Voice:  “Hercules!”

H:  “Mom?”

Alc:  “Hercules!  Hercules?!”

H:  “Mom!  I’m coming!”



Cheiron’s Voice:  “You must embrace your greatest fear!

Cheiron:  “It’s your dream!  It’s only a dream, Hercules!  It’s
_only_ a dream!”

Cheiron’s Voice:  “It’s only a dream, Hercules!”

H:  “Mom?  Ma?  What’re ya doin’ here?  What’s wrong?”

Doppelganger [Dop]:  “Nothin’s wrong-- except that I’m not your
mother.”  [They gasp.]

H:  “This is a dream.  Just a dream!”

Dop [Laughs]:  “Maybe for you.  Try telling that to them.”

Ja:  “Help!  Help!”

I:  “Hercules!”

Ja:  “He-e-e-e-lp!”

Lil:  “Save me!  Hercules!”

Ja:  “Hercule-e-e-e-s!”


Ares [Evil laugh]  [High-pitched]:  “Ah-h-h-h-h!  Help!  Mama!
Mama!  [Normal Voice]  [Laughs]  Yes!”

Mor:  “Hey!  Watch it, big fella!  Some of us are trying to work

Ares:  “Ah-- so I owe ya one.”

Mor:  “Noted.  So-- how’s your nightmare workin’ out?”

Ares:  “Beyond my wildest dreams.  I wanna get closer.”

Mor:  “So, go!  Enjoy yourself!  Live a little!  Jerk.”



H:  “Who _are_ you?!”

Dop:  “Look in the mirror.”

H:  “You think you’re some part of me or somethin’?!”

Dop:  “Oh-- some part.  I-- am the _best_ part!”

H:  “You’re the part that hurts without regret?!”

Dop:  “Oh, yeah.”

H:  “That fights without feeling?!”

Ares:  “You could say-- he’s your worst nightmare.”

H:  “Ares.”

Ares:  “Don’t mind me.  I’m only here to cheer on the winner.
And just-- guess-- who I’m bettin’ on.”

Ja:  “Help!”

I:  “Help!”

Ja:  “Help!”

H:  “Iolaus!  Jason!  Lilith!  This is _my_ dream.  Everybody!
There ya go!  There’s the way out!  Hurry up!”

I:  “This way!”

Ja:  “Let’s go!”

Ares:  “No!”

H:  “How’s it _feel_, huh?!  This is _my_ dream!  I’m in charge!”

Ares:  “Hey-- don’t tell me.  Tell him.  Not bad.  Now let’s see
if you can beat your worst nightmare.”

Cheiron’s Voice:  “‘Embrace your greatest fear, fear, fear.”

H:  “You’re my greatest fear!  Don’t you get it?!  Huh?  If I
destroy you-- or you destroy me-- we’re both gonna lose!”

Dop:  “Tell ya what-- you stay here and I’ll see how much _fun_ I
can have on the other side.”

I:  “No, no, no, no-- you can’t come in here.”

Ja:  “Easy.  Back off, big fella.”

Dop:  [Yells]

H:  “Forget about spiders-- water and fire.  You’re every eveil
thing that I’m capable of.”

Dop:  “Oh-- you have no idea.”

H:  “But I can’t destroy you-- ‘cause you’re a part of me.  But,
you know what?!  That’s it!  All right?!  You don’t control me--
I do!”

Dop:  “That’s what you think.”

H:  “We need each other.  You understand that?”

Dop:  “You’re supposed to hate me!”

H:  “Well, I don’t. And, ya know what?  I’m not scared of you
anymore, either.”

Dop:  “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

Ares:  “Yes!  He did it.  Hercules destroyed himself!  Ooh, ooh,
ooh-- ahhhhhh.”

H:  “Forgettin’ sum’in’, Ares-- a little sum’in’ called-- inner

Ares:  “No-o-o-o-o!”


Mor:  “OK-- uh-h-h-h!  Show is over.”

Ares:  “I was this close-- _this_ close!  To getting rid of

Mor:  “Stick to your swords, god of war.  Leave the dreams-- to


I:  “Hey-- ”

Ja:  “Wow!  He’s back!”

H:  “Awwww.”

Cheiron:  “You’ve returned to us.”

H:  “Yeah-- thanks to you.  And you were right.  I was _this_
close to destroying my darker half, but-- if I had-- I’d have
destroyed myself, right?”

Cheiron:  “None of us is without our dark sides.  You did well,
Hercules.  I’m proud of you.”

H:  “Well-- it’s just good to be back.”  [Chuckles]

Cheirons:  “Cadets-- we’ve had much excitement for one night.
Morning bells won’t ring for another hour.  Everyobody-- back to

H:  “Back to sleep?”

I:  “Ahh-- ”

H:  “You sure that’s a good idea?”

I:  “How about a game of bag ball?  Huh?”

Ja and Lil:  “Yeah!”

Ja:  “Bag ball!  It’s awesome!”


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