Hudson does not awaken from his stone sleep after an attack by MacBeth who was, seemingly, destroyed in the fray, little does Goliath realize that this is just a ruse by Xanatos, who seeks a test subject to a cauldron that is said to make whoever bathes in it live "as long as the mountain stones". Meanwhile, Hudson proves himself to be, even in his advanced age, a worthy adversary to thwart Xanatos' plans.
- When Xanatos opens the tray to Hudson's cage, it's an optical illusion to make the viewers think the tray isn't the part of the cage that's moving.
- Before being revealed to have been replaced with a statue copy, some fans believed the image of Hudson in a cage represented the inside of his mind, where his consciousness was trapped by a spell.
- Some fans think it was a bit overboard for Owen to plunge his entire hand into the cauldron's brew. If he had dipped a finger in, he could have saved the rest of his hand from petrification.