Blood of Zeus season 1, episode 5 recap – what happened in “Escape or Die”? The map for the Giant's remains.

October 27, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
Anime, Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

Episode 5 calms the waters a little, teasing the audience with anticipation that something greater is going to happen.

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Summary

Episode 5 calms the waters a little, teasing the audience with anticipation that something greater is going to happen.

This recap of Netflix anime series Blood of Zeus season 1, episode 5, “Escape or Die” contains significant spoilers.

We recapped every episode — check out the archive.


The opening

Episode 5 opens up with calm music after some rather dramatic chapters. Heron is enslaved by the demons and taken on the galleys. This chapter feels like the start of the war — the storm is brewing and the characters are ready for the next phase of their journey.

Meeting an old friend

Alexia is still alive and she wants to speak to her old friend Chiron. He is the King of the Forest. She asks for advice on the map — he tells her it’s a star map, linked to a constellation — he says it’s leading her to the Giant remains. Suddenly, Seraphim turns up with demons — Chiron has sold her out in exchange for the safety of his people.

Compromised and Hera’s request

Alexia fights her way out. Chiron protects her from one of Seraphim’s weapons and calms her down. He gives Seraphim the map and tells him that Alexia stays with him. But when Seraphim gives him a choice — “Her or your people” — Chiron once again gives her up. Seraphim tells Alexia that when she feels a Giant’s power, she will understand what he means.

Hera asks Seraphim to kneel in her tent. She asks him to retrieve a sword for her and kill the man who was meant to wield it — Heron. She tells him to destroy Talos. As Seraphim embarks on his journey, his mind is burdened by the story of his real mother. Seraphim finds the sword and he realizes how powerful it is.

There’s almost this sense that Seraphim knowing his origin has made him more unpredictable.

Taking over the ship

Heron is on the Galley and he plans his escape with a few other slaves. They manage to get out of their shackles and they take over the ship by fighting the other demons.

The ending

Zeus is alerted that Hera is with Seraphim. Apollo tells him that they were conspiring and swaying the war in the demon’s favor. Seraphim turns up on the slave ship and as he’s about to fight Heron, Zeus uses his powers to separate them both. It destroys the ship in the process. Zeus then throws multiple lightning bolts and it is chaos.

It ends with foreboding music; Hera stands smiling — she’s got exactly what she wanted: a war.

Blood of Zeus season 1, episode 5 calms the waters a little, teasing the audience with anticipation that something greater is going to happen.


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