Percy Jackson and the Olympians – S01E08 – The Prophecy Comes True | Transcript

Percy faces Ares, returns Zeus's Bolt, exposes Luke, and ends with heroes parting ways. A prophecy and Gabe's fate with Medusa hint at future challenges
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - S01E08 - The Prophecy Comes True

Episode Title: The Prophecy Comes True
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Season: 1
Episode: 8
Original release date: January 30, 2024

Episode plot summary: In the climactic episode of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Season 1, titled “The Prophecy Comes True,” Percy Jackson’s journey reaches a thrilling zenith. After a tense confrontation, Percy challenges the god Ares to a duel, managing to emerge victorious and secure both Zeus’s Bolt and the Helm of Darkness. He returns these powerful artifacts to their rightful owners, averting a divine war on Olympus. Despite Zeus’s initial hostility, a compromise is struck with Poseidon to address the looming threat of Kronos. Back at Camp Half-Blood, Percy’s valor is celebrated, but the peace is short-lived when he confronts Luke, unveiling him as the true thief and instigator of the conflict. Luke’s betrayal leads to a confrontation thwarted by Annabeth’s timely intervention, setting the stage for future adventures. As the episode wraps, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover part ways with promises to reunite, while a sinister prophecy and Gabe’s petrification by Medusa’s head foreshadow darker challenges ahead.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians
“The Prophecy Comes True”

[wooden swords clacking]

[Percy grunts]

Which is good ’cause…

[♪ whimsical instrumental music playing]

…you clearly can’t handle this on your own.

Thanks for demonstrating that.

Let’s work on that disarm.

Luke, I appreciate you taking the time…

But you’re weak and wanna quit?

It’s just… when am I ever gonna use this stuff?

[♪ music continues]

I told you.

[grunts] They’ll come for me, I know. They have. A Fury tried to claw me, the Minotaur tried to skewer me. [Percy panting] And I don’t think a disarm or high guard or… repost will do any…

[both grunting]

[♪ pensive instrumental music playing]



Point is, they don’t fight fair. It’s not like there are rules.

Of course there are rules. See, that’s what warfare is. Knowing the rules…

[♪ music intensifies]

…so you can use them against your opponent.

What’s an example?

There’s all kinds of examples.

[♪ tense instrumental music playing]


Single combat!

[scoffs] What? What?


One-on-one, but I set the terms.

[♪ music continues]

If I draw first blood, I keep the bolt and you surrender the helm.


Do you accept?

I mean it’s your funeral, kid. Although, just to be clear, no funeral. Any trace of you leaves a trace of my plan, and we can’t have that.

It wasn’t your plan, though, was it? It was Kronos.

[♪ music intensifies]

It was his idea to frame Poseidon’s kid and steal Hades’s helm and Zeus’s bolt to start a war.


Is that where he got to you, too? Through your dreams?

Gods don’t dream, little man… [raising voice] …and no one tells the god of war how to start a fight. And after you die… say hi to your mommy for me.

[♪ music building]

[♪ intense instrumental music playing]

[swords clashing]





[♪ music continues]


[Percy panting]

[Ares grunts]

[Percy grunting]

[seagulls squawking]

[thunder rumbling]

[♪ tense instrumental music playing]

[panting] I warned you… if you’re not careful… you’ll find out…

[♪ heroic instrumental music playing]

…who I am.

[water rumbling]

[Ares yelling]

[♪ music fades]

[Ares panting]


[♪ dramatic instrumental music playing]

[swords clashing]

[sword slicing]

[Ares groaning]

[♪ music becomes triumphant]

[Grover] You okay? You hurt?

And you thought you were just a kid.

[Ares clapping slowly]

[♪ ominous instrumental music playing]

Yay! That was so cool. Wanna know what you really won today? An enemy for life. Congrats.


Don’t look at his true form!

[♪ music intensifies]

[metallic thud]

[♪ ominous instrumental music playing]

[Annabeth] It’s Hades’s helm.

[muffled whispers]

[Sally, whispering] Percy. Percy.

[seagulls squawking]

[♪ music continues]

[♪ music concludes]

[announcer, over radio] Authorities are warning the public to expect severe travel delays as hundreds of flights are grounded as the FAA closes most of the country’s airspace in response to violent seismic activity…

[kettle whistling]


[announcer, over radio] …a phenomenon known as ionospheric disturbances. Sudden ionospheric disturbances, or SID, are typically caused by solar flares emitting from the sun’s surface. The solar flares hurl…

[Alecto] Quite something, isn’t it? Using earthquakes to clear the skies?

[♪ ominous instrumental music playing]

Lord Poseidon grows bold in his war against his king.

Hades sent you to retrieve it. That’s been your quest all along.

[♪ music continues]

[metallic clanking]

What are you doing?

Living up to my end of the bargain.

[footsteps approaching]

Tell Hades I expect him to do the same. … Please.

Good luck on Olympus. Perhaps there will still be a world left for your mother to return to.

[♪ music intensifies]

What does that mean, “Good luck on…” Dude.


I have to.

[Annabeth] What for? The quest failed. We missed the deadline.

This is bigger than the quest. Before we set off, Chiron told me the last war on Olympus kicked off World War II down here.

[♪ dramatic instrumental music playing]

We have to get Zeus to call it off. Returning the bolt is the only way I can get his attention.

Percy, you don’t want Zeus’s attention.

I gotta tell him about Kronos. Did you see how frightened Hades was about the idea of Kronos coming back?

[♪ music continues]

Zeus has to know. Bringing him the bolt might be enough to get him to listen. You two gotta go to camp. Now that we know who Ares and Clarisse were working for, someone has to warn Chiron.

[Annabeth] He’ll kill you. You understand that, right? Either because he still thinks you stole the bolt, or because you’re a forbidden kid. Zeus will never let you leave Olympus alive.

[scoffs softly] I’m done running from monsters.

[♪ music becomes somber]

This is too important. I have to try.


[♪ music continues]

You’re gonna need all the luck you can get.

Just for clarity, how sure are we you couldn’t just explain everything in an email?

Where’s the glory in that?

[♪ music becomes dramatic]

[thunder rumbling]

[low, indistinct chatter]

[security guard] Tour starts by the sign.

Not here for the tour.

[zipper sliding]

I’m here to see Zeus.

[loud, echoing thud]

[electrical thrumming]

I don’t have an appointment.

[elevator dings]

[elevator motor whirring]

[door hisses]

[♪ music intensifies]

[Percy] The gods are all-powerful, but they have to play by the rules.

[Luke] Yes.

And they create demigods so we can break the rules for them.


But if we can break rules and they can’t, shouldn’t they be just as afraid of us as we are of them?

[birds chirping]


Nothing. You’re learning fast.

[♪ ominous instrumental music playing]

But you have to be really careful with this.

What do you mean?

Annabeth is terrified of spiders.


But she’s a lot bigger than they are. So, what do you think happens when she comes across one? Two things you never wanna be are small and scary at the same time. Things that are small and scary… get squished.

[♪ music concludes]

[♪ dramatic instrumental music playing]

[♪ music concludes]

[wind howling]

[zipper sliding]

[electricity thrumming]

[thrumming concludes]

[thunder rumbling]

I didn’t steal it. Neither did any of my friends. We found it. We got it back. We tried to get it to you on time, but…

You failed.

Yes. I did. But I had to come. I had to tell you who did steal it. It was Kronos. He’s behind all of it. He’s emerging from Tartarus, or trying to. He’s gathering strength and he’s coming for all of you.

You may go.

[Percy] But…

I know where Kronos is. I put him there. [sighs] I know who Kronos is. I am his son. Of course, he’s gathering strength. Of course, he’s coming. That is what we do. We snap and plot and strive. It was only a matter of time before he did again.

[♪ ominous instrumental music playing]

[sighs] Thank you for the news. It is the only reason I’m letting you leave alive. I have a war to prosecute now, so when I say, “You may go,” it means be grateful, and it means be gone.

But the war can’t continue.


[thunder crashing]

The war proceeds. And it ends with victory. You escape with your life. That is your prize. What did you think, that you and I would negotiate?

I thought you might listen. Kronos wants you to fight my father. He wants you both weakened.

I will not be weakened by my brothers.

[Percy] You already are. Your family is a mess.

[♪ ominous instrumental music playing]

They don’t support you because they love you. They obey because they’re afraid. Ares, your son, he turned on you the moment someone stronger showed up. Do you really think he’ll be the last? How afraid of you do you think they’ll be when your dad shows up looking to put you back in your place?

[♪ music intensifies]


[electricity crackling]

[♪ music becomes dramatic]

I surrender.


I surrender.

[thunder clapping]

[♪ music concludes]

[sighs] Take your victory. Just spare my son.

[♪ poignant instrumental music playing]

[Zeus] Your forbidden son… who should have never been born.

The same as your Thalia… whose bravery still inspires all demigods. Perseus is one of those heroes and has shown a measure of that bravery today.

[scoffing quietly]

[♪ tense instrumental music playing]

[in Ancient Greek] Who else knows about Father?

Ares, Hades, Hermes. So…


[♪ music continues]

[in English] I’ll have Athena set a meeting. The whole council. We’ll declare my swift and crushing victory… and then discuss… family business.

[♪ music intensifies]

Make sure I never see this one again.

[thunder crashing]

[♪ music concludes]

[exhales] Obedience doesn’t come naturally to you, does it?

No… sir.

I must take some of the blame, I suppose. The sea does not like to be restrained.

[♪ pensive instrumental music playing]

Patros. That’s the only word I really caught. It means “father.” Right?

Chiron has taught you well.

I didn’t learn it from Chiron.

[♪ music becomes poignant]

[Poseidon chuckles softly] Your mother taught you Ancient Greek?

She taught me a lot of things. Can I ask you a question?

I don’t know when Hades will return her. He can be difficult when he wants to make a point.

Do you dream? Ares said gods don’t dream.

[Poseidon scoffs lightly] Ares is a moron. Perhaps you noticed? Of course we dream. Why do you ask?

Do you ever dream about Mom?

[♪ music swells]

[chuckles softly]

[ethereal ringing]

You should be going.

[ethereal ringing]

[♪ music concludes]

[distant thunder]

[birds cawing]

[♪ heartfelt instrumental music playing]

[birds chirping]

[♪ music continues]

[inaudible applause]



[♪ music swells]

Do you see her yet?

[♪ music becomes ominous]

Why is she…

Don’t… say anything. I’ll explain.

[cheering and applause]

[Percy] Clarisse stole the master bolt.

It’s complicated.

How is it complicated?

Everyone was ready to join the war here. To start fighting each other. An accusation against Clarisse…

Without proof.

Exactly. Without proof, it would have lit this whole place on fire. But now you’re back.

[♪ expectant instrumental music playing]

You’ve stopped the war. You’ve saved the world. Now, it’s safe to tell Chiron and finish cleaning up the mess. I told him we needed to meet him away from the celebration so we can talk without any of Clarisse’s supporters noticing.

I’ll keep an eye on Clarisse while you’re gone. Make sure she isn’t going anywhere.

Great. And we’ll meet back here.

[♪ music continues]

[Luke exhales]


[♪ music intensifies, concludes]

[fireworks booming, whizzing]

[Percy chuckles softly]

[Luke] Talk about a celebration. They really pulled out all the stops for you. Come on, you’ve said, like, two words since we left the cabins.

[Percy] Just… thinking about what the Oracle said. That I’ll fail to save what matters most in the end.

[Luke] You’re thinking about your mom. I get that. Believe me, I do. But prophecies? Those things are so vague.

[Percy] The quest is over, and everything the Oracle said has either come true or makes sense.

[♪ tense instrumental music playing]

Has it?

“You shall go west and face the God who has turned.”

Ares. Okay.

“Find what was stolen and see it returned.”

Clearly the bolt.

“And you shall be betrayed… by one who calls you a friend.” Well, the reason Clarisse is still here is because… you never said anything to Chiron about her. Did you? You couldn’t… because you knew Clarisse didn’t steal the bolt. You did. You worked with Ares to plant it on me so when the shoes you gave me pulled me down into Tartarus, the bolt would be delivered right to Kronos.

[♪ ominous instrumental music playing]

[Luke] I didn’t think you’d give ’em to Grover to wear. I am your friend. Percy, none of this was meant to betray you. The gods are my enemy. You… I’m here to recruit.

[♪ music intensifies]


[sword unsheathing]

[metallic vibrating]

[Luke] Easy. I don’t wanna fight. This is what I wanted to show you.

[♪ ominous instrumental music playing]

This… is our way out.

Way out of what?


[portal thrumming]

[♪ music intensifies]

And their control. Backbiter can open secret doors. We can stay on the run as long as it takes.

Stop saying “we.”

It’s the word Zeus fears the most. The gods want us to fight for them, worship them, fear them. And they couldn’t care less what we want.

[♪ dramatic instrumental music playing]

They’re bad parents, Percy. And they’ve gotten away with it for far too long.

No. This isn’t you. This is Kronos. He got to you.

No, he opened my eyes to the truth.

[♪ music becomes foreboding]

A golden age. That’s what they called it when he ruled. We’re gonna help Kronos bring the Golden Age back. Stealing the bolt and the helm was easy. For what comes next… we’re gonna need all the help we can get.

[swords clashing]

Our parents aren’t perfect, but they’re trying their best. I met your dad.

But he…

[Luke grunting]

[swords clashing]

[both grunting]


You did get better.

[swords clashing]

[♪ dramatic instrumental music playing]

[portal thrumming]

Last chance.

[swords clashing]

[sword slicing]

[Luke groans]

I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to…

[sword slicing]

[♪ tense instrumental music playing]


[twigs cracking]

[dagger whooshing]

[♪ music becomes somber]


I heard everything.

[♪ music intensifies]

[portal whooshing]

[Percy panting]

[♪ emotional instrumental music playing]

[Chiron] None of this is easy. Saying goodbye.

I may not be gone long. I just need to see if Hades has returned her yet.

And you’re certain that you won’t accept… an armed escort?

I told you, I don’t think Luke wants to kill me.

I don’t think he does, either. That’s what scares me. When Luke explained why he planned to take down Olympus, part of it made sense to you, didn’t it? Hmm? Luke knows that you’d be a powerful ally to his cause. And his master, Kronos, he can be very, very persuasive.

[♪ music continues]

Yeah. But I’m very, very stubborn.

You have to be very careful. You’re more than a hero now. You are a leader in the eyes of your fellow half-bloods. You have made me very proud.

[Dionysus] Great. You’re still here.

I was just leaving. Thank you.

No. Thank you, Percy.

Wait. Percy?


No. I mean, that’s your name?


[Dionysus] Are you sure? ‘Cause I’m 90% sure it’s Peter…


[♪ tender instrumental music playing]

Percy Jackson.

I don’t think so.

I’m pretty sure I know my own name.

Ah, you know what? I don’t actually care. [shouting] Okay! For those of you who are not staying for the full term… [shouting] …get out! You get out. Pack your bags. You’re going home.

[♪ music continues]

How does she feel about all of this? You going home to see your dad?

It’s a tree, Seaweed Brain. It doesn’t express opinions. But I imagine she’s thrilled.

And how do you feel about it?

[bird cawing]

Well, he wants to show me New York City first, so I’m gonna pretend I haven’t been there, and then some place called Disney World, which kinda sounds like Waterland but… less determined to kill you. Wait, did I read that wrong? What am I walking into? Is there something you’re supposed to do there?

Just… be a kid.

[Grover] Guys! Guys!

You got it?

Where is it?

[♪ music continues]

Is that your Searcher’s license?


Officially authorized to begin the quest for Pan!

[♪ music becomes hopeful]

Where are you gonna start?

Well, it seems like every inch of the natural world’s been checked, noted, and footnoted. Then checked again. The Council’s theory is that Pan is always on the move, and it’s all about timing. But… no one’s ever bothered to check the seas.

I know some people in management out there, if you ever need some help.

I’ll find you.

[♪ music continues]

Listen… Let’s make a pact. Right now. No matter what happens,we meet back here next year. All of us. Right here. Deal?

[♪ music intensifies]

[♪ music concludes]

[seagull squawks]

[door creaks]

[floorboards creaking]

[Sally] Percy?

[exhales sharply]

[♪ poignant instrumental music playing]

[Sally exhales] What happened?

It’s a long story. But a good one.

It’s time to wake up.


[♪ ominous instrumental music playing]


[Percy] Are you serious? We’re still doing this? I won. You lost. Get out of my dreams already.

[Kronos, chuckling] Soon enough, we’ll meet in your world. If you can survive what’s next.

Well, it turns out I’m pretty good at this. So, when you are serious… come find me.

[Kronos] That is my hope. Your survival is the key to my return.

[breath whooshing loudly]

[curtains clanking]

[♪ music concludes]

[Sally] No kidding, kiddo. Time to wake up.

[traffic rumbling in distance]

[Sally exhales] No, come on. Breakfast awaits. Seventh grade awaits. Let’s get this party started.

[Sally groans softly]

Probably would’ve helped if I slept a little bit.

Did you have another nightmare?


Oh. Ugh. Don’t call him that.

All right. What did he say this time?

He said…

[♪ pensive instrumental music playing]

“Don’t forget to tell your mom how much you love her today.”

Kronos, Lord of the Titans, said that?

I mean, he could have.

[♪ adventurous instrumental music playing]

[Percy] The stories you heard about Greek gods, heroes, and monsters? I’m here to tell you they’re real. If you ever feel like you don’t fit, like the world doesn’t make sense… then you might be a part of our world. So, don’t give up. ‘Cause we might need you for the fight ahead.

[thunder crashing loudly]

[♪ music intensifies, concludes]

[♪ adventurous theme music playing]

[♪ theme music concludes]

[Gabe] You call yourself a lawyer? This is outrageous! My wife is divorcing me, and on top of that, I gotta pay you, too? How is that fair? Well, who… Who told you to take out law school loans?

[keys clinking]

It wasn’t my idea! That was yours, buddy!

[key rattling]

[police siren in the background]

Oh! You’ve gotta be kidding me! She changed the locks! Now, what am I supposed to do? No. No, I mean… do you know how to pick a lock? Hello? Hello? Look at this… “Return to sender”? “To Percy Jackson.” “From the gods”? [scoffs] Cute.

[♪ tense instrumental music playing]

[grunting] Oh! Well, that is gross!

[ethereal ringing]


[♪ music concludes]

[♪ theme music continues]

[♪ theme music concludes]


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