Episode 11 : 'The Seat of Forgetfulness'
The Odyssey moves forward through the silent Universe of the Olympus.
Telemachus is waiting while No-No repairs his racing car for a race. His
eyes rises towards the transparent panel of the spaceship and watches how
an enormous artificial satellite surpasses the Odyssey.
Shirka informs Ulysses that the satellite is operated by remote control
and that she doesn't detect any forms of life. Ulysses realises that it's
a transport of Trident Ships returning to the base of the Gods. They
take a chance and start to follow it, hoping to find a way out of the
Universe of the Olympus and back to Earth, saving their companions
from the curse.
Entering a field of energy they're transported into another
dimension. Thousands of Greek columns set the limits of a giant stairway.
'The stairways of Olympus!', shouts Ulysses.
Ulysses, Yumi and Nono have to leave the Odyssey in the exploration ship
due to the obstacles in the way. When they land and come out to the
exterior of the small ship, they hear the voice of the gods warning
Ulysses that he is profaning the temple. But Ulysses continues, anxious
to free his companions from the curse.
After dodging some traps, the gods warn Ulysses, again, of his great error
and show him the fate of those who previously have tried to challenge the
Gods. They are slaves for the rest of Eternity. Ulysses insist on
continuing and the army of the gods surrounds him and the children.
Hundreds of soldiers throw themselves upon them. Ulysses draws his laser
sword and fights bravely, while Telemachus, Yumi and No-No find their
way out to a door and prepare a trap to help Ulysses. It works, and after
getting rid of the soldiers they open the door. And a non-visible power
pulls them out and scatters them.
Ulysses falls down unconscious and wakes up in a deserted room. The Gods
show him two seats, the one on the right will guide him back to Earth, but
the one on the left will send him back to the children and No-No. He must
choose one. Ulysses doesn't hesitate in sitting on the left-hand side
seat, to save the children walking by an endless ring.
The Gods laugh and inform him of his mistake. He has sat on the seat of
forgetfulness and thus shall forget everything, the Earth, the children,
Ulysses resists but the Parcae, goddesses who weave men's threads
of destiny, take possession of him little by little. But the vision of the
threads of destiny that reach the planet Earth, his planet, give him
strength to hold himself to them. While he struggles for not loosing them,
he finds the children, and in shaking hands with Telemachus, everything
They all wake up and see a familiar landscape, the Earth! Thinks Ulysses,
but it's not, they are in the Odyssey garden.
'Was it a dream?', asks Telemachus.
And then they can see through the screen, how the threads of destiny move
away into space.
'No, it wasn't a dream', answers Ulysses.
The Odysseus goes on its eternal route while the analysis of Shirka
resounds in their ears. We continue lost in the universe of the
Olympus, lost, lost, lost.