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A Worse Fate Than Death

Season 2, Episode 7

Broadcast: 11th April 2015
Starring: Hercules - Mark Addy
The Oracle - Juliet Stevenson
Pasiphae - Sarah Parish
Jason - Jack Donnelly
Pythagoras - Robert Emms
Medusa - Jemima Rooper
Ariadne - Aiysha Hart
Medea - Amy Manson
Delmos - Emmett J Scanlan
Cilix - Lorcan Cranitch
Melas - Ken Bones
Goran - Peter de Jersey
Lycidas - Daniel Easton
Writer: Howard Overman
Director: Lawrence Gough
Viewers: TBC
Previous: The Grey Sisters
Following: The Madness of Hercules

A Fate Worse Than Death is the seventh episode of the second series of BBC's Atlantis and the twentieth episode of the overall series. It is written by head writer Howard Overman and directed by Lawrence Gough.


When news reaches Pasiphae of Ariadne and Jason’s impending marriage, she is terrified that Atlantis will be lost to her forever, and resolves to do all she can to stop the union, no matter the cost.

But Pasiphae’s pursuit of power has far-reaching and devastating consequences, and as the battle for Atlantis continues, it seems none is immune to her touch.