“We Take a Zebra to Vegas,” the sixth episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, is one which followers of the ebook collection have been ready for. Percy (Walker Scobell), Annabeth (Leah Jeffries), and Grover (Aryan Simhadri) make their approach to Las Vegas and enter the notorious Lotus Resort and On line casino — the place the followers have been hoping a particular favourite character may make an look, on account of what they already find out about this location from Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson novels.
[Ed. note: Slight spoilers ahead for the Percy Jackson books.]
Launched in The Titan’s Curse, ebook three of the Percy Jackson collection, Nico and Bianca di Angelo are at the Lotus Resort and On line casino at the similar time as Percy and his mates, at the least in the books’ canon. That’s why many followers have theorized that the di Angelo siblings might need cameos in this episode.
Nico and Bianca are mysterious siblings with an unknown parentage. Finally, Percy and his mates be taught that though they appear to be preteens, Nico and Bianca have been really born in the Thirties, some 70 years earlier than the occasions of The Titan’s Curse. They only spent a long time of their lives in the Lotus Resort and On line casino, with out realizing how a lot time had handed.
Nico goes on to develop into a significant participant all through the Percy Jackson collection and the Riordan books that observe. As for Bianca… let’s simply say she doesn’t actually appear a lot past the third ebook.
Do the di Angelo siblings appear in episode 6 of Percy Jackson?
Quick reply — no, they don’t!
Lengthy reply — whereas there are some youngsters and youngsters additionally in the on line casino when Percy and his mates are there in “We Take a Zebra to Vegas,” the episode doesn’t give attention to them or spotlight them in any method. They only appear in the background.
However we do get to see one different necessary character: Hermes (as performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda) has a protracted dialog with Percy and Annabeth. That is new to the collection, since Hermes doesn’t make an look till the second Percy Jackson ebook, The Sea of Monsters. (Additionally, Grover runs into an previous satyr buddy named Augustus, who doesn’t have a ebook equal.)
All in all, this episode performs out very in another way than its equal chapter in the books. In the first ebook of the Percy Jackson collection, The Lightning Thief, Percy and his mates initially encounter the on line casino and fall sufferer to its gimmick: Designed by the lotus-eaters of mythology, who abandon every thing else in life to eat narcotic, pleasure-giving lotus flowers, the on line casino equally provides hedonistic indulgences so vacationers by no means need to go away.
The trio will get swept up in the on line casino’s cool arcade video games: Annabeth in specific spends a lot of time with some 3D city-builder simulation, which gave the impression of the coolest shit once I learn the books at age 12. Percy doesn’t notice what’s up till he notices one in all his gamer buddies utilizing very archaic slang, then begins all the anachronistic outfits round him and his mates. The gang finally ends up shedding 5 days in the on line casino.
However in the present, Grover realizes fairly rapidly the connection between the Lotus Resort and On line casino and the lotus-eaters. He warns the others from the get-go to not eat something at the on line casino, however it seems that the lotus aroma is in the air as an alternative. The buddies nonetheless lose a couple of days, however this time they’re extra conscious and genre-savvy about it.
Sufficient about the ebook variations — the place are the di Angelos?
It’s unlikely that the manufacturing staff would decide to casting these two characters this far out from a hypothetical third season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians — significantly Nico, contemplating how massive his position in the collection finally ends up turning into. Given the hullabaloo round casting the predominant three characters, I’m sure that Rick Riordan will be making a giant deal about Nico’s first look and never simply slip it in as a quick cameo.
However the di Angelos do make a kinda-sorta-tiny-maybe look in the present! Nicely, their title does. In the first episode, Percy’s mother, Sally (Virginia Kull), tells her loser husband that she’s going to choose up sandwiches from a spot known as di Angelo’s on the method again from Montauk. The captions spell it “D’Angelos,” not “di Angelos,” however nonetheless. It’s a little bit of an Easter egg for eagle-eyed (or eagle-eared) followers on the market.
“We Take a Zebra to Vegas” is out on Disney Plus now. New episodes of Percy Jackson and the Olympians drop on Disney Plus on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST.