Percy Jackson and the Olympians Episode 5 Ending Explained: The Mindgames!


  • In episode 5, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover beat Ares, The God of war, and he makes a deal with them.
  • Percy and Annabeth almost die trying to retrieve Ares’ shield from Hephestus, but they finally succeed.
  • Grover tries to play mind games with Ares and extract information about the Lightning Bolt.

In Percy Jackson and the Olympians episode 4, Poseidon came to Percy’s help when he least expected it. After all, a fall from the Gateway Arch into the water doesn’t end well if a dude named Poseidon isn’t your father!

In this week’s episode, Percy helps the God of War and reaches one step closer to finding that elusive Thunder Bolt and uncovering the thief.

In this article, we have concisely explained the ending of Percy Jackson and The Olympians E5 to act as a supplementary read for the perfectionist in you. Let’s get started!


1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Episode 5 Ending Explained

Percy Jackson and The Olympians Episode 5 ends with Ares, the God of War, helping Percy, Annabeth, and Grover reach Hermes after they retrieve Ares’ shield from Hephestus.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Episode 5 Ending Explained: The Mindgames!
Ares | Source: IMDb

The real action in episode 5 begins after Ares asks the iconic trio to retrieve his shield from Hephestus, the God of fire. 

Inside the Watershed Amusement Park built by Hephestus, Percy sacrifices himself and gets trapped in God’s golden chair to get the shield. However, Annabeth doesn’t run away with the shield and stays back to help his friend. This is the first time we see an ounce of softness inside Annabeth’s heart for Percy. 

Annabeth tries to convince Hephestus that they don’t crave glory or power and are only fighting for what’s right and needs to be done. Annabeth’s speech thaws the God of fire because he finds his motivation similar to the kids, and he lets them leave.

They bring back Ares’ shield, and he keeps his promise. He arranges a safe passage for Percy, Grover, and Annabeth to meet Hermes. He also tells them that if they are smart enough, Hermes will help them get to Hades’ realm to finish their mission.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Episode 5 Ending Explained: The Mindgames!
The Trio | Source: IMDb

Curiously, by the end of episode 5, Grover announces that he’s figured out who the real Lightning Bolt thief is. How did he do it? And who is the Lightning Bolt thief? 

2. Grover’s Mindgames with The God of War

While Percy and Annabeth are busy bartering their lives to retrieve Ares’ shield, Grover is busy trying to strike up a conversation with Ares. However, he is actually extracting information from the God about the Lightning Bolt Thief.

The satyr slyly suggests that one of the Godlings might’ve stolen the Bolt on Hades’ orders, but Ares strongly negates the possibility. 

Midway through the conversation, the God of war realizes that he’s spoken too much and decides to shut up. However, the damage has already been done, and Grover has a name in mind!

SPOILERS AHEAD! This page contains spoilers from  If you haven’t read the canon books, don’t read further if you want the real thief of the Lightning Bolt to remain a mystery!.

If you’ve watched the first Percy Jackson movie with Logan Lerman or read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, you know that Luke is the one who stole the Bolt.

In fact, it was Luke who turned out to be the betraying friend, according to Oracle’s prophesy.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Episode 5 Ending Explained: The Mindgames!
Luke Castellan  | Source: IMDb

Since Rick Riordan is at the helm of production, we can expect the conclusion to remain the same in the series. Therefore, be ready for the ultimate face-off between the best swordsman in Camp Half-Blood and the infamous Percy Jackson!

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3. About Percy Jackson And The Olympians

Percy Jackson And The Olympians is an upcoming Disney+ show which will follow the events of the book series of the same name by Rick Riordan. The fantasy action series is now in production.

The series will follow each of the five books in the fantasy novel series, covering one book per season. The first season will follow Percy Jackson, who just discovered he is a demigod and son of Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea; Annabeth Chase, the daughter of Athena; and the brave satyr Grover. The first season follows the teens across states as they go on a quest to save Percy’s mother from Hades.

The series stars Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson, Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase, Aryan Simhadri as Grover, Virginia Kull as Saly Jackson, Charlie Bushnell as Luke Castellan, Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse LaRue, and more.

Rajarsi Chakraborty

Rajarsi Chakraborty

Got the rare talent to binge an entire show in a single sitting just like that. Although a sucker for psychological thrillers, no bias for any genre when it comes to a good story. A living proof that Netflix and chill is not a myth!


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