Episode 2 recap: "I Become Supreme Lord of the Bathroom"
The second episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, "I Become Supreme Lord of the Bathroom," begins with Percy Jackson waking up in a cabin. Grover apologizes for what happened to Percy, his mom, and how everything happened. Grover was supposed to protect them, but Percy doesn't want to talk about it.
After storming out of the cabin promising to find his dad, Percy meets Mr. D, also known as Dionysus (Jason Mantzoukas), the God of wine-making among other things. He's the camp director at Camp Half-Blood, and Percy gives him a little bit of attitude before Grover convinces him that Mr. D is, in fact, a Greek God. Percy asks Mr. D how to find his father, but Mr. D messes with him. He claims to be Percy's father, but he keeps calling Percy the wrong name. Mr. D tries to get Percy to get him a fancy bottle of wine before Chiron, also known as Mr. Brunner, arrives to give Percy the whole breakdown of what's going on at camp, why he's there, and all of that jazz.
This is such a crucial part of the story. It sets up the rules, basically, in which the game of heroes is played. Percy learns all about his new sword, Riptide, what happens at camp, which cabin he's in, and why his father has not claimed him yet. Percy is sent to the Hermes cabin, where all the unclaimed children and those of Hermes stay while they're at camp. There, Percy meets Hermes' son, Luke Castellan (Charlie Bushnell), and gets a place to stay (a sleeping bag on the floor).
Grover, on the other hand, is summoned to the Council of Cloven Elders where he must explain what happened to Sally Jackson on his watch. He learns that his mother was not killed, but that Sally was taken by Hades for some reason. Chiron and Mr. D make Grover promise not to tell Percy that his mother was taken by Hades, but not killed. Not yet anyway.
In the middle of the night, Percy has another vision from the scary voice in the dark. The earth quakes and shakes, and it tells Percy that he wants justice. Percy wakes up to find Luke, who gives him the deets on the situation with Hermes, his place at camp, and how to obtain glory, the thing demigods want most of all. It's pretty clear that Luke is the man at camp, but Percy is developing a reputation and enemies. Clarisse La Rue (Dior Goodjohn), daughter of Ares, the God of War, starts messing and threatening Percy. No one can believe that he killed the Minotaur. Luke begins training Percy. As Percy sees it, if he gets glory, his father will have no choice but to claim him. A tall task for someone so green to the world of Greek Gods.
At dinner, Percy offers a sacrifice of burnt food to the Gods. He tries to talk to his mom, and he thanks her for preparing him for being on his own now. He tells her that he's made real friends at Camp Half-Blood.
Clarisse targets Percy again. The Ares kids trap him in the bathroom, and they try to give him a swirlie. Somehow, all of the water shoots out of the toilet and douses Clarisse and the Ares kids with water. Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries) watches it all happen, and Percy introduces himself. She claims to be stalking Percy, and she said she's been waiting to see if Percy's powers would eventually reveal themselves... to help her win Capture the Flag. Likely story, Annabeth, likely story.
Before Capture the Flag, Luke tells Percy the story of the Great Prophecy and the pact made by the Big Three Gods, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. They swore to never have demigod children again, but Zeus broke the pact with Thalia. Luke reveals that he, Thalia, and Annabeth arrived at camp together after they found her in the wild. Luke also shares that Annabeth has been waiting for someone to arrive at camp who would help her fulfill her destiny, and Percy may be that person, but first, there's a game of Capture the Flag with no maiming or killing. Percy ends up on Annabeth and Luke's team.
Before Capture the Flash starts, Percy and Annabeth have a quick chat, and Annabeth reveals that Percy doesn't know how he fits into all this. Clearly, she knows something he doesn't, but then the games begin. Annabeth throws on her epic New York Yankees hat and disappears.
During the game of Capture the Flag, Percy is targeted by Clarisse and her minions from the Ares Cabin, which Annabeth expected and watches the whole thing. Percy gets his butt kicked, but also holds his own in some ways. He cuts Clarisse's spear into two parts, and she looks like she might kill him before Percy's team returns with Clarisse's team's flag.
At the end of the game, Percy is knocked into the water by Annabeth. Suddenly, the camp goes quiet. His wounds are healed instantly. A giant trident appears above Percy's head. He's been officially claimed by the God of the Sea, Poseidon. That explains all of the weird water-related things happening to Percy.
Percy learns that there's a feud between Zeus and Poseidon, who are brothers. Zeus's Master Bolt is missing, and Zeus claims there will be war between the gods if the Master Bolt is not returned by the Summer Solstice, which is in one week. Chiron and Mr. D suspect Hades, the third brother, is responsible for this. Percy doesn't want the quest, but Grover reveals that Percy's mom has been taken by Hades. Percy wants to get her back, and so it looks like the quest is on!
It's time for Percy to visit the Oracle of Delphi in the next episode. Continue reading for the recap of Percy Jackson and the Olympians episode 3.