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Atlantis - Kin - Advance Preview + Dialogue Teasers

9 May 2015

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After a number of very strong episodes that concluded Medusa’s arc, last week’s outing did feel like it was a bit of a backwards step at times. There hasn’t been much explanation about what this blackness is that has taken hold of Jason, or why it would strike now just because he now knows who his mother is. I was left with the vague impression that it’s somehow transformed him into a dreary version of Harry Enfield’s Kevin the teenager from the way he sulked and sighed his way through the script.

Things do pick up somewhat this week however with John Hannah’s return as Aeson, the usurped King, as he attempts to steer his son back on the correct path. But as you may have seen in the sneak peek, Jason has been captured and taken to Atlantis, where he and Pasiphae are already starting to bond as he is embraces the darkness that is engulfing him.

Medea too is finding herself inexplicably drawn to her cousin. When Cilix demands that Jason’s execution for killing the Oracle is to go ahead, it is she who deftly manages to outfox him rather than her aunt. In the end it’s decided that he is to face competitors in the amphitheater rather than being burned alive in the bronze bull. Yes, technically we have already had the gladiator’s arena episode this season, but it does gives Donnelly a chance to show us what he’s best at, and as ever the stunts and fighting sequences are all superb.

We also get to catch up briefly with Icarus, whose behaviour is definitely the wrong side of shady. Regrettably only one person actually seems to pick up on this, and they are in no position to do anything but offer sage advice that you know he is only going to ignore. Meanwhile, back in the woods, Ariadne cannot bear the thought of losing her betrothed - which makes me wonder how she’s going to handle the news of Jason and Medea’s blossoming affair.

Kin airs on Saturday 9th May at 7.35pm on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD in the UK. Below are a few dialogue teasers to see you through until then. Don't forget to come back to vote in our poll after the episode and let us know what you thought.

“I found myself thinking things I’d never thought before. That he was my ally”

“Why am I not dead already? I was due to be hanged”

“You and Pythagoras, you’re my only friends now”

“Jason has been found guilty of killing the Oracle, what reason is there to delay?”

“When I realised that the source of those powers was darkness, it terrified me”

“Majesty, Cassandra is only capable of telling only the truth. Are you sure this is what you wish to ask?”

“I know you. You saved my life in the silver mines”

“As long as there is a chance that Jason is alive we must do everything in our power to save him”

“It seems the gods really do smile on him”

“I know everything about him…or at least I thought I did”

Trailer Teaser

“This night, it ends”

About the Author - Sandi
Sandi is part of the Senior Staff at SpoilerTV having been a contributor from back in the Lost days of DarkUFO, and who now writes previews for Banshee, The Musketeers, Poldark, and other BBC shows. She also enjoys watching and commenting on other shows such as Reign, Hannibal, Game of Thrones and Elementary.
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  1. justanotherfangirl9 May 2015 at 09:46

    Do Icarus and Pythagoras have any good moments together? Im sad Icarus only appears briefly he's absolutely one of my favourite characters he's got a real presence which I love Joseph is fantastic.

  2. Hi there :) I'm afraid that the two of them don't meet up at all this week, which is a shame as I am enjoying their scenes. I think Joseph is playing the conflicted Icarus very well, I'm wanting to see where the storyline will go in the next couple of episodes. He may not be in many scenes this week (3-4 iirc), but he still manages to portray a lot in the time he does have on screen.

  3. justanotherfangirl9 May 2015 at 18:25

    Thanks! Im looking forward to his scenes and Im glad you like his character too. I think Josephs background of theatre work shines through he's definitely one of the strongest performers and despite him not playing a main character he's fast become my favourite on the show. Good to know he leaves an impact with the scenes he is in.

  4. You're welcome. I'm glad that his character has this twist added to it last week, it has certainly given it more depth than we imagined it would have. I am a bit of a fan of Robert Lindsay so am really enjoying their shared scenes too, they are playing off each other well imo.

    I think that one of the reasons the show is doing better this season due to them using these stronger/more experienced actors over a few episodes and giving them an arc, rather than just having them guest individually in one episode at a time. Vincent Regan was marvellous in the first half of S2, for example.


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