This scene is our first introduction to the dynamics of how the gods
APHRODITE Aw… our new bard is so adorable! Aren’t you, new bard?
ATHENA He’s not our new bard yet.
ATHENA (to JASON) I have a list of questions to ask you, Jason.
JASON (getting very nervous) Uh… OK.
CALLIOPE This is so unnecessary!
ATHENA I think we’re entitled to a complete background check, Zeus. Especially after the last few bard candidates Calliope brought here…
CALLIOPE Hey! They weren’t all bad!
(ZEUS breaks out into laughter.)
ZEUS My favorite… was the gorilla!
(ZEUS slaps HERMES on his back. HERMES follows suit and laughs)
HERMES Oh yeah! The gorilla!
ZEUS He was like… Ooh-ooh-ooh! Ah-ah-ah-haha!!! (on the verge of tears) A gorilla – our next bard!
CALLIOPE That gorilla knew over 600 different signs! And he had the soul of a bard!