A long time ago, somebody suggested that "The Titans" should have been the title of the show instead of "The Colbys", especially since that was the title for their introductory episodes on Dynasty. Since then, I've been a full supporter of that. And recently, I suggested on the Dynasty forum that Blake and Krystle should have been more modeled after Hades and Persephone. After that, I started wondering, should there have been more Greek myth references on the show? Immediately I thought up stuff for The Colbys, especially since the Colby patriarch, Jason, shares the name with a Greek hero... whose own story actually mirrors Jason Colby's quite a bit: Just as Jason rather randomly left his wife of 26 years for her own sister, the Jason of Greek myth left his own wife, Medea, for another princess... except Medea was a sorceress who had given up everything for him, made his successes possible, saved his life multiple times, even chopped her own brother to pieces for him. After all that, Jason claimed he owed her nothing, owing only the gods. She disagreed and so did the Olympians (especially since this also meant Jason broke an oath sworn by their names). Thus, Jason lost his family, any kingdom he might have had, and spent the remaining years of his life a lonely wandering beggar... until, falling asleep under the rotting timber of the Argo, reflecting on past glories, a piece falls off and kills him. Talk about Greek tragedy. Imagine something similar to that being the outcome for Jason Colby: losing all his money, losing all his family, and dying in some ignoble manner. Kinda harsh, I know, but still. Fun to think about. Other references to the Greek mythology: -Rename Francesca as "Helen" after Helen of Troy. The woman's beauty sparked a freakin' war, which could reflect the wars that happened in the Colby household. Plus, I read that in "The Odyssey", Helen regretted her part in the Trojan War, calling herself a "selfish whore." I know lot's of people like to describe Frankie this way. -Rename Constance as "Phoebe", who was one of the actual Titans. Not much is known about her, although she is thought to be a moon goddess (one who predated Selene). And what's one of the things associated with the moon? Lunacy. Something that Sable tried to get Constance accused of. -Also, since I already said I'd make Blake and Krystle like Hades and Persephone, I started to wonder if Jason and Sable should be like Zeus and Hera? Which is turn made me wonder, who should be Poseidon? That answer came pretty easy: Zach Powers could be associated with the god of the ocean, since he's associated with yachts and resents Jason so much (contrary to Disney's version, it was Poseidon who was jealous and resentful of Zeus, not Hades).