This entire “anticipatory episode” of WATCHING TROY FALL is dedicated to history’s original weapon of mass destruction: the Greek warlord Achilles. Achilles is the most challenging character from the entire Trojan War Epic to “translate” to contemporary audiences. The screenwriters (and actors) of TROY: FALL OF A CITY will encounter massive editorial and acting decisions on what to do with Achilles. In this episode I address seven of those questions, namely: Is Achilles magically immune from physical harm OR just a very skilled warrior? Does Achilles have free will and agency, or is he merely a pawn of Fate and Destiny? Is Achilles an man of honor, or an arrogant, self-centered, and childish egoist”? Are Achilles’ repeated acts of absolutely horrific brutality something Netflix dares to feature in a television mini-series? Does Achilles receive some sort of cinematic “redemption” before he dies? How does Achilles die: an arrow in the left heel, or in some more “pedestrian” way? And finally, is Achilles straight, gay, bi, or something else entirely? And what “version” of Achilles will Netflix and the BBC dare to deliver to our television screens?