Fed up that he's getting nowhere in his courtship of Medusa, Hercules turns to the witch Circe (Lucy Cohu) for help.
Unsurprisingly this backfires, requiring his friends to bail him out... and save Medusa's life.
Who would have thought that an already bland show could produce such a tedious episode as The Song Of The Sirens?
The first half-an-hour was dominated by a half-baked romance that no-one cares about and things only start to pick up once it becomes clear that Circe only agreed to help Hercules as way to trap Jason into doing her a favour.
A CGI dragon of some description was thrown in at one point, but, as seems to be the trend with Atlantis, it was only shown at night so we could neither see what it was really meant to be or whether the CGI was any good or not.
The episode's painfully slow story was totally devoid of any clever twists or surprises, even the target of Circe's vengeance was painfully obvious from the moment she told Jason what she wanted.
Six episodes in and the first (hopefully, only) season of Atlantis is making the first season of Merlin look like Game Of Thrones in comparison.
It also has never really been satisfactorily explained why Jason is even sticking around in Atlantis.
Is he still looking for his father, because that plot thread has never been mentioned again since he arrived?
Why hasn't he made any attempts to go home (to our world)?
Who thought a predominately sandy-brown colour palette would make eye-catching television?
What is the point of this show?