‘Percy Jackson And The Olympians’ Trio Break Down Filming Season 1 Finale, Fan Edits & Hopes For Exploring ‘Sea Of Monsters’ (2024)

SPOILER ALERT! This post contains details from the season finale of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Percy Jackson has restored some order to Mount Olympus — for now.

The Season 1 finale of Disney+‘s Percy Jackson and the Olympians uncovered the truth about who stole the Master Bolt, as well as their motive. After their run-in with Ares (Adam Copeland) that resulted in the trio stealing back his shield in order to make it to Los Angeles before the solstice, a trip to the Underworld reveals that Ares was never their benevolent savior in the first place. In fact, he definitely had something to do with Percy being framed for stealing the Master Bolt.

Once Percy, Annabeth and Grover manage to escape Hades without Percy’s mom, they confront Ares about conspiring with Clarisse (or so they think) to wreak havoc on Mount Olympus. Walker Scobell, who plays Percy, went head-to-head with WWE Hall of Famer Copeland in the scene, which he said turned him into a fan of wrestling.

“You couldn’t have found a better person to do that fight with…It was just so easy to do the fight with him. It’s always scary, because you have just like an even though they’re wooden the sword can still hurt you, but I never ever felt like I could get hit by him,” Scobell told Deadline. “Even when I was about to get hit, he would stop an inch away from my face. He was super careful about that. And he made sure I was okay with it, which I always was because he’s the coolest guy ever.”

A normal 12-year-old probably didn’t stand a chance against a Greek god, this is Percy Jackson we’re talking about. As Percy tries to defeat Ares, he gets some help from his dad Poseidon in the form of a giant wave that crashes on the beach in Santa Monica. It disables Ares long enough for Percy to slash his heel. While they may have made a pretty terrifying enemy, they’re safe for now.

While Scobell and Copeland were adversaries on screen, the young actor said that off-screen he got some much-needed encouragement from the wrestler to make that a momentous scene.

“Him, me and Aryan, the whole time we were talking about the Rocky movies. We just talked about how much we love them,” he said. “That scene, we filmed it a few times, and he was standing there. What I love about Adam is that he doesn’t have to be there for that, but he was always there just to get me in that mood, which is really professional. I kept doing it and getting up and it felt alright but it just wasn’t where we wanted it to be. And he came up and he just hyped me up and he’s like, hands on my shoulders, ‘This is you rocky moment.’ They ended up using that take.”

‘Percy Jackson And The Olympians’ Trio Break Down Filming Season 1 Finale, Fan Edits & Hopes For Exploring ‘Sea Of Monsters’ (3)

Once he returns the Master Bolt and gets back to Camp Half-Blood, though, Percy finds that he has his work cut out for him. As it turns out, Luke is actually the demigod who stole the Master Bolt, but he wasn’t working for Ares. No, he was taking orders from Kronos, who is supposed to be buried at the bottom of Tartarus. When his conversation with Percy goes south, Luke escapes from Camp Half-Blood.

The events unfold similarly but not exactly how they do in the The Lightning Thief novel, keeping even the series’ readers on their toes. And for those viewers who are new to Percy’s world, Scobell and his co-stars, Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries, have enjoyed all the theories about how this could end. Some were more inventive than others.

“It’s even funnier when they’re not right…They’re like, ‘I think I know who stole the Master Bolt. It might be Grover,” Jeffries said, which Simhadri thought was a “solid guess.”

They’re ready to keep audiences on their toes and jump into Sea of Monsters, which is the second book in Riordan’s series. The show hasn’t been officially renewed yet, but based on its performance for Disney+ so far, an announcement seems imminent.

As Deadline previously reported, the premiere episode reached more than 26M views in its first three weeks on the streamer. The first five episodes all managed to surpass 10M in their first week. Disney has not released updated numbers on the performance for the final episodes — though it’s likely not far off.

“I am really happy [with] the outcome of this,” Jeffries said. “It took almost a year to film this…even though it went by so fast. Just the way people are taking it in and creating so many different edits and making plots of their own is just really cool to see.”

Should they get a Season 2, the trio told Deadline they’re looking forward to settling into their characters and taking on a more mature tone.

“I’m just looking forward to Grover’s development in Season 2 because he grows a lot. That’s kind of when his arc kicks in in the most because he finally has a searchers license,” Simhadri said.

Added Scobell: “It just gets to a darker tone after Sea of Monsters. That’s pretty cool.” (For the record, he’s looking ahead to Titan’s Curse, which “is a little bit underrated.”

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is now streaming on Disney+.

‘Percy Jackson And The Olympians’ Trio Break Down Filming Season 1 Finale, Fan Edits & Hopes For Exploring ‘Sea Of Monsters’ (2024)


How does Percy Jackson Season 1 end? ›

The season 1 finale shows Percy, Annabeth and Grover all going their separate ways and leaving Camp Half-Blood. Percy heads back to the mortal world to attend 7th grade and reunite with his mother, while Annabeth decides to visit her human father.

Why wasn t there a third Percy Jackson movie? ›

Percy Jackson movies disappointed fans and performed poorly at the box office, leading to the abandonment of Percy Jackson 3. The Percy Jackson TV show on Disney+ offers a chance for a faithful adaptation of the books, with the author's involvement ensuring a true-to-source material approach.

What is the summary of Percy Jackson and the Sea Monsters? ›

The story is set in present day America and is about the 13 year old demigod Percy Jackson and his friends Annabeth and Tyson. They must go on a quest to rescue their friend Grover and retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Cyclops Polyphemus to save camp half-blood from being destroyed by monsters and titans.

Did Percy Jackson have a brother? ›

Percy has a half-brother named Tyson, who is a cyclops. Though Percy is related to virtually every character and creature in Greek mythology through his father Poseidon, Tyson is one of the only beings whom he acknowledges as family.

Who does Percy end up dating? ›

The Lost Hero

It is stated that Percy is Annabeth's boyfriend, showing they are in a relationship.

Does Zeus end up liking Percy? ›

The Olympians then voted on whether Percy should live, and despite not liking Percy's existence, Zeus voted for him to live.

Will there be a Percy Jackson 7? ›

See the Cover of the Next 'Percy Jackson' Novel (Exclusive) 'Wrath of the Triple Goddess,' the seventh book in author Rick Riordan's best-selling series, is set to publish in September.

What happens to Thalia in Percy Jackson? ›

As they reached Half-Blood Hill, Thalia sent Luke, Grover, and Annabeth over the boundary line while she faced the monsters. She sacrificed her life for her friends, but her father Zeus took pity on her and turned her into a pine tree to preserve her, keeping the rest of the camp safe.

Is Thalia good or bad in Percy Jackson? ›

Thalia helps Percy and the other demigods defend Manhattan. At the end of the story, Thalia is still alive, and is granted help in getting more Hunters, because a lot of the Hunters died.

Does Thalia come back to life in Percy Jackson? ›

Thalia is resurrected after the Golden Fleece purges the poison from her tree with the side effect that it also heals and purges Thalia herself. She appears on the hill the next morning, which is good and bad because it means that Thalia can also be the one of the prophecy and Kronos would take advantage of that.

Does Grover find Pan? ›

Satyrs like Grover have been searching for him ever since, believing he is still alive. Grover eventually finds Pan in the fourth book, but the god is on the brink of death.

How old is Thalia in Percy Jackson? ›

Thalia was 12 when she sacrificed herself for her two friends to get to Camp Half-Blood and was later turned to a pine tree by Zeus. In the Sea of Monsters book, she is revived by the Golden Fleece and years have passed. She is fifteen years old, almost 16.

Do Percy and Annabeth get married? ›

Yes, Annabeth is married to Percy Jackson, and has three kids: Cast, Ethan, and Zoe. How was Annabeth Chase born? Annabeth Chase is the half-blood daughter of the goddess Athena and the mortal man Frederick Chase.

Who is Percy Jackson's wife? ›

FAQs: Who is the wife of Percy Jackson? Annabeth Jackson (formerly Chase) is the demigod daughter of Athena and Frederick Chase. She played the roles of girlfriend and later wife to Percy Jackson, and together, they are parents to four children: Cast, Ethan, Zoe, and Violet Jackson.

Does Percy have a girlfriend? ›

Percy's girlfriend is Annabeth Chase. He definitely has had past love interests. Let's see if I can remember all of them. In Titans Curse, we meet Nico Di Angelo and in House of Hades, we find out he had a crush on him.

How did the Percy Jackson series end? ›

The episode concluded with the trio parting ways after the harrowing quest they shared to the Underworld and back. Annabeth left to give living with her mortal dad and his family another shot, Grover embarked on his quest for Pan and Percy went back to live with his mother and attend yet another new school.

Is Percy Jackson Season 1 finished? ›

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Season 1 has come to an end. Here you can post your thoughts for the entire season.

What happened at the end of the last episode of Percy Jackson? ›

Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries) steps in to help Percy fend off an attack from Luke, who then disappears. After the tension of those scenes, though, the finale shifts to a more upbeat place, with Percy, Annabeth and Grover (Aryan Simhadri) saying goodbye for now (and Grover having earned his searcher's license).

What did the last episode of Percy Jackson mean? ›

That said, Percy returns the Master Bolt and explains his theory that Kronos was behind the theft. This news means Zeus keeps Percy alive, meaning the hero completes his quest to find the Lightning Thief, return the Master Bolt, and keep his bargain with Hades by returning the Helm of Darkness.

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