Hercules is taken captive, tortured and threatened with death. Hercules falls under the spell of their fierce queen, Hipolyta. He escapes and comes up with a unique defense strategy for the nearby village besieged by mysterious, unseen monsters, which are really the Amazon women.
Unknown to Hercules he is being pursued by his deadly enemy, his stepmother Hera, queen of the gods. Hera takes over Hippolyta's body and commands tha Amazons to attack the village of men again and to leave no man alive. Hercules realizes that Hera has taken control of the queen's body and refuses to defeat Hera by killing Hippolyta (He has fallen in love with Hippolyta). Hera hurls Hippolyta to her death in a waterfall.
Hercules appeals to his father Zeus to use his special powers to undo the deaths of both Hippolyta and Iolaus. In doing so, time is reversed, and life is restored as it was before, it is as if he never met Hippolyta. Except he has the memory of his love and time with her.
I think that those who only know Roma Downey from Touched by an Angel will be surprised at how well she plays this role.
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