Sins of the Past

Xena: Warrior PrincessAfter ten years as a warlord, Xena decides to head for home. On the way she stops in a clearing to bury her weapons, armor, and leathers, reminders of her dark past. But before she can leave, soldiers chase a group of villagers into the clearing. She manages to go undetected while one of the soldiers orders the villagers to give up their women. A young woman named Gabrielle steps forward and offers herself if the soldiers will let the others go. They laugh at her, and when the leader of the soldiers reaches for her, she slaps him away. He pulls out a whip to beat her, but Xena stops him. Soon Xena, with some help from the villagers, defeats the soldiers.

Gabrielle’s family take Xena to their home to treat her injuries, and to put her armor and leathers back on. Gabrielle deluges Xena with questions about her fighting skills and where she is going. Realizing that Gabrielle intends to follow her, Xena threatens her to discourage the young woman. Xena then heads to Draco’s camp. The warlord who commands the soldiers who terrorized Gabrielle’s village, isn’t too surprised to see Xena. She asks him to leave the village alone. He says he will but only if she’ll join him or fight him. She refuses both and tells him she’s headed for home. He finally relents and promises to leave the villagers alone. Once Xena departs, Draco meets with his soldiers and makes plans to head to Xena’s village, Amphipolous. He sends his lieutenant and a few soldiers to follow the warrior princess.

Later that night, Gabrielle decides to sneak out of her home. She accidentally nocks over a stool, waking her sister. Gabrielle tells Lila of her plans and says goodbye. The next day, Xena encounters a cyclops that she blinded some years before. He tries, unsuccessfully, to smash the warrior princess. She throws her chakrum and cuts the rope he uses to hold up his pants. After he falls, she calls for her horse and then gives the fallen cyclops some advice before leaving. Draco’s men close in on Xena. Before they can reach her she disappears, leaving her horse tied to a tree. One by one she takes the men down. She asks Draco’s lieutenant about what he’s up to in a pinch interrogation. When he informs her that Draco plans on attacking her village, Xena releases him and heads for home.

Gabrielle is captured by the same cyclops that Xena had felled only hours before. She convinces him that she’s out to kill the warrior princess and if he lets her go, she will bring Xena, or at least parts of her, to him. He agrees and she goes on her way. Gabrielle encounters an old traveler in a wagon and begs him to give her a ride to Amphipolous. He tells her no, but she’s persistent and he finally agrees.

When Xena reaches her village, she heads for her mother’s tavern. Her mother isn’t happy to see her. She takes Xena’s sword and tells her she isn’t welcome there. Xena tries to warn them of what Draco is up to and wants to plan a defense. But the villagers remember another time when she asked for help to defend the village, and they refuse to help her. Later, Xena returns to the tavern to retrieve her sword, a group of villagers show up. They are angry because Draco’s men, pretending to be from Xena’s army, are burning their fields. They begin to throw stones at her. Gabrielle has finally arrived and darts in between the angry mob and Xena. She tries to convince them that the warrior has changed, but they won’t listen. So she tries another tactic. If Xena and Draco were friends or more than friends, they will only make him angrier by kiling her. Seeing her point, they ask her to take Xena away.

Xena decides to pay a visit to her younger brother’s tomb, and Gabrielle tags along. While they are away Draco arrives to talk with the villagers. They offer to supply the warlord and his troops whenever they are in the area, if he will leave them alone. He listens to this, and then demands to know where Xena is. When the village elder can’t tell Draco, he threatens to kill the old man. But Xena has returned and speaks up, stopping Draco. Draco again tries to talk Xena into joining him. She still refuses, but offers to fight him in a duel to the death.

Season 1 Regular Cast: Lucy Lawless (Xena), Renee O’Connor (Gabrielle)

Order the DVDsteleplay by R.J. Stewart
story by Robert Tapert
directed by Doug Leflar
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Jay Laga’aia (Draco), Darien Takle (Cyrene), Willa O’Neill (Lila), Anton Bentley (Perdicas), Huntly Eliott (First Citizen), Wally Green (Old Man), Linda Jones (Hecuba), Winston Harris (Boy), Roydon Muir (Kastor), David Perrett (Gar), Geoff Snell (Herodotus), Patrick Wilson (Cyclops)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Chariots of War

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena leaves Gabrielle behind in a village while she scouts ahead to see if they can ford a river. Sometime later she comes upon some villagers being attacked by warriors. She fights them off and rescues a boy that was almost crushed under the frame of a barn the villagers had been working on. But before the warriors leave, their leader orders arrows fired at Xena. She catches two, but a third strikes her in the left side and she falls from her horse. The man whose son she saved earlier, Darius, takes her to his home and helps her to remove the arrow. While she is resting, another of the villagers comes to see him. He’s upset that Xena is still there, but Darius is adament that she remain until she has recovered. He turns to check on the warrior, but she is gone. He goes to find her in the stables with Argo and tells her she should wait until she is better. While they are talking, the warriors have returned and burned the silo with the village food stores. Gabrielle is getting impatient for Xena’s return and getting unwanted advances. In an effort to stop them, she pretends a young warrior, Sphaerus, is her suitor. She talks with him about his father, and then mentions Xena. Sphaerus is startled when he realizes that Xena is the woman he thought he had killed earlier. But he mentions nothing of this to the bard and leaves.

Sphaerus learns from his father, Cycnus, that he must meet with the villagers from before and offer them a peace settlement. Then he and the other warriors are to take the villagers by surprise and kill them. Darius tells Xena of the meeting, and she insists on going. Darius reluctantly agrees, but asks her not to wear her warrior’s clothes. Instead he gives her a dress that belonged to his late wife. At the meeting, other villagers are upset to see Xena is there. Sphaerus, on the other hand, is slightly relieved to see that Xena is still alive. Xena moves toward the back of the room and listens as Sphaerus welcomes the villagers and begins to tell them of Cycnus’s plans for peace. She notices the end of a sword trying to raise the latch on a door at the side of the building. She goes outside and surprises the warriors waiting to ambush the villagers. Sphaerus and the warriors retreat, and the villagers are upset because they believe she’s ruined their chances of a peace settlement. Darius is also upset about what she did, but when he realizes she’s going to leave he tries to stop her.

Xena knows that there is no way that Cycnus will let the village have peace, and since they won’t defend themselves she plans on stopping him herself. Gabrielle has finally given up her vigil and has set out to find the warrior princess. When she finds Xena, she’s angry with her. But to her surprise Xena appologizes and tells her that she has to stop a warlord. She wants Gabrielle to go and stay with Darius and his family, but the bard refuses. As they are walking by the river, Xena hears chariots approaching. She puts Gabrielle onto Argo and sends her down the nearly dry riverbed, while she waits to ambush one of the chariots. Once Xena has control of the chariot, she sets off in pursuit of Cycnus and Sphaerus, who are chasing Gabrielle.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
story by Josh Becker
directed by Harley Cokeliss
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Nick Kokotakis (Darius), Stuart Turner (Sphaerus), Jeff Thomas (Cycnus), Nigel Godfrey (Tynus), Morgan Palmer Hubbard (Argolis), Patrick Morrison (Lykus), Ruth Morrison (Sarita)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Dreamworker

Xena: Warrior PrincessGabrielle asks Xena to teach her how to use her sword, but the warrior refuses. Instead she gives her rules for survival. As they are talking, a group of highwaymen approach them. They demand that the women give up all of their valuables. Xena refuses and fights the highwaymen. In the scuffle, her sword is knocked out of her hand. Gabrielle picks it up, and two of the thugs approach her. Xena comes to her aid, and the young woman throws the sword back to the ground. The leader of the gang picks up Xena’s sword. When he realizes who he is fighting, he’s determined to make a reputation for himself by killing the warrior princess. But he is the one who ends up dead by Xena’s hand, and the other highwaymen run off. A few yards away, two men in robes have watched the fight with great interest.

In the village nearby, Gabrielle goes to buy a weapon. After some talk with the arms merchant, she chooses a breast dagger. Xena is at another merchant buying a sharpening stone and oil, when an a blind man comes in to buy a halter for his horse. The shop owner runs him off, complaining about him being an ex-mystic. Xena changes her purchase to a halter instead. When Gabrielle meets Xena to leave, her dagger falls from it’s hiding place to the ground. Xena is disappointed in her, and takes the dagger. Before they can leave, they notice the villagers are running and hiding. Xena makes Gabrielle get on Argo just as a group of soldiers appear. She fights them off, but when she turns back to Gabrielle, her friend is gone.

The warrior returns to the shop she had visited earlier, and learns that a group of mystics are behind the bard’s disappearance. She decides to find the ex-mystic to help her rescue Gabrielle. Elkton tells her that the mystics plan on sacrificing the young woman to the dream god, Morpheaus. As part of the ritual, she will be sent through a test and forced to kill. He also tells her that it would take her to long to fight her way through the fortress. But he can send her there through a dreamscape. Elkton warns Xena that Morpheaus will use her dreams against her in an effort to stop her.

At the fortress, Manus gives Gabrielle a sword and sends her into a passageway for her first test. Two soldiers are also in the passageway. Remembering what Xena told her about what to do when she was outnumbered, the bard lures the men to one spot and ducks out of the way as they kill each other. In Xena’s dreamscape she encounters her victims and her army. She realizes that it’s part of Morpheaus’s way to stop her, and continues on. To her surprise, she also runs into Gabrielle. Manus has given the young woman a chance to rest, and she fell asleep. But the warrior is suspicious, and finds a way for the bard to prove who she is. Xena tells Gabrielle why the mystics want her and advises that she use what she knows until Xena can reach her at the fortress. Manus arms Gabrielle again, and sends her into a chamber of a cave with a firepit in the floor. Three warriors enter, and again thinking of what Xena said manages to talk the men into fighting each other. Finally there is only one left. He throws a dagger at Gabrielle, but she ducks and it becomes lodged in a stalagmite. He then grabs her, but as she is struggling with him, the dagger is forced out of the rock behind him because of built up steam. Manus is upset and tells Gabrielle that she has one more challange and she will have no choice but to kill. Xena finally reaches the end of her dreamscape, but her path is blocked by the dark image of the former warlord.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven L. Sears
directed by Bruce Seth Green
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Nathaniel Lees (Manus), Desmond Kelly (Elkton), Michael Daly (Mesmer), Colin Francis (Swordsmith), Bruce Hopkins (Termin), Sydney Jackson (Storekeeper), Matthew Jeffs (Gothos), John Palmer (Baruch), Patrick Smith (Dolas), Lawernce Wharerau (Mystic Warrior), Polly Baigent (Doppelganger), Grant Boucher (2nd Xena Warrior)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Cradle of Hope

Xena: Warrior PrincessKing Gregor learns from a seer that a baby recently born in his kingdom will one day take his throne. He orders his advisor, Nemos, to find the infant. Unnoticed by the king and Nemos, a servant has overheard. She takes the baby that was just born to another servant and places him in a basket. She carries him to a river and puts the basket in it. The next morning, the child is discovered by Xena and Gabrielle. The warrior is determined to find who the baby belongs to. They encounter a mob in the process of hanging a woman. When they refuse to reveal what crime she has committed, Xena disperses the crowd and frees the woman. She is Pandora, the granddaughter of the Pandora that opened the box, freeing all of mankind’s desires except hope. As part of the family’s curse, Pandora must keep the box with her at all times to keep the lock set on it. That was the reason for the mob’s behavior. The trio make their way to a tavern in order to feed the baby. Xena notices the bartender talking to a young boy. A shortly after the boy leaves, Nemos and his men arrive. He demands that Xena hand over the baby to him. She refuses and fights off the soldiers. During the scuffle, Nemos sees the box and grabs it then runs out of the tavern.

Nemos informs the king that Xena has the child in her custody. He warns that she may use the child against him. A note arrives from the warrior saying that she wants to meet with Gregor. At their hiding place, Pandora tells Xena and Gabrielle that she must get the box back soon to reset the lock. If she doesn’t, hope will be freed. Xena meets with Gregor and Nemos in the tavern. He doesn’t have the box with him, but says he will trade it for the baby. Gabrielle brings the servant who placed the baby in the river to thier hideout. Ophelia tells Xena of the festival that evening. The warrior decides to use that to gain entrance to the castle. Disguised as a dancer, she learns that Gregor has the box in his chambers. When she finally locates the box, she overhears the king talking to himself. She then realizes what the true prophecy is, and is determined to fulfill it.

Order the DVDswritten by Terrance Winter
directed by Michael Levine
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Pandora), Edward Newborn (Gregor), Kirstie O’Sullivan (Ophelia), Simon Prast (Nemos), Carl Straker (Young man), Beryl Te Wiata (Cynara), Susan Winter (woman), Tony Bishop (Weasel), Lathan Gains (Kastor), Paul Minifie (Innkeeper), Alan De Malmanche (Old man)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

The Path Not Taken

Xena: Warrior PrincessA young princess is kidnapped, and her fiance seeks out Xena’s help in rescuing her. He tells the warrior that she was taken to Traikus and is being held by the arms dealer Mezentius. When Xena arrives in Traikus, other warriors are suspicious of her. They’ve heard the stories about how she has changed. She tells them that her “help” is just a way of gaining people’s trust. Marcus, an ex-lover, is happy to see Xena. He introduces her to Mezentius. The arms dealer is wary of Xena until he hears her plans. She tells him she knows that he has the princess, and that he hopes that her family will go to war against her fiance’s family. She says that her army could extend the battle by fighting first for one side and then the other in exchange for half of his profits and ransom. Before he can answer, there is a commotion outside. The princess is on a ledge with a knife. She plans on killing herself because she’s afraid of what Mezentius has planned for her. Xena goes to the balcony and tells the princess that her fiance sent her. She’s unwilling to believe until Xena shows her proof. The warrior tells her to meet her later and she will get her out of Traikus. Mezentius finally agrees to Xena’s proposal. Xena meets the princess, but before they can leave Mezentius arrives. Xena hides the girl, and talks to the arms dealer. He finally goes away, and Xena sneaks the princess into a storage room. She has removed weapons from one of the crates, and hides the princess in it. But before she can get the crate outside, Marcus arrives.

Order the DVDswritten by Julie Sherman
directed by Stephen L. Posey
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Bobby Hosea (Marcus), Stephen Tozer (Mezentius), Nicola Cliff (Jana), Jimi Liversidge (Agranon), John O’Leary (Antonius), Iain Rea (Brisus), Christine Bartlett (Philana), Peter Saena-Brown (Soldier #1), Paul Norell (Street Vendor)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

The Reckoning

Xena: Warrior PrincessWhile searching for a path through a forest, Xena hears the sounds of an attack in progress. She arrives on the scene and discovers the bodies of three men. A fourth is about to be killed by a man in a black hooded cloak. She fights the man until he leaps into the air and disappears. She tends to the survivor of the attack, but he is delirious and pushes her away just as villagers appear. Seeing the blood on her hands and sword, they are convinced that she is the one who attacked the farmers. They try to grab her, but she lets out her war cry and waves her sword before running off toward Argo. She races back through the wilderness looking for Gabrielle. Xena doesn’t have time to explain for the villagers are not too far behind.

Back in the village, the people are upset and want revenge for the deaths of their friends and loved ones. But Benitar thinks they should have a trial. Xena has found a place in the mountains for them to hide and has told Gabrielle about what happened. She knows she will have a hard time getting out of this. The next morning, the several of the villagers are waiting as Xena and Gabrielle make their way back down the mountain. Gabrielle is thrown from the horse, and the men grab her. Xena tells them to release her or else. Finally they agree and Xena surrenders. In her cell, the hooded man reappears. Xena has figured out who he is – Ares, the god of war. He tells Xena that he wants her to be his warrior queen and ruler of the world. He can make all of that happen, if she will call for him.

Gabrielle begs Benitar to let her be Xena’s advocate. He says he can’t, but before they can discuss it further there is a comotion outside. The villagers have just demonstrated how they execute criminals, by dragging a dummy through the streets from a wagon. They plan on doing the same to Xena. Ares allows Xena to see him, hoping she’ll call for him, but she doesn’t. Benitar tells the people there will be a trial, and finally agrees to let Gabrielle to speak on behalf of her friend. Gabrielle decides to return to the scene of the crime for a look around. She discovers that there are footprints made by a warrior’s boots different from Xena’s. But before she get get Benitar there to see them, Ares has wiped them away. The trial gets under way, with Benitar as judge. Gabrielle has her work cut out for her in defending Xena. Things go fairly well, until the survivor is brought in. He doesn’t remember much about the attack, but he does remember Xena.

Later that night, one of the villagers enters Xena’s cell and begins to beat on her. Ares appears to her and tries again to convince Xena to agree to his plan. He encourages her to use her superhuman strength and she does. The man and the guards are surprised when she yells and breaks the chains. She knocks the man to the ground and the guards hurry out of the cell and close the door. But that doesn’t stop the warrior princess. She breaks the door down and attacks the guards. She has just taken the last guard when Gabrielle enters. Before she realizes what she is doing, Xena has hit her friend and knocked her into the stairs. Only when she sees the look on Gabrielle’s face does she stop. The young woman rushes out.

Benitar comes to the prison. Xena is tending the men she has just beaten. Benitar is puzzled by her actions. Xena realizes that it doesn’t matter what has happened here. She has done worse in her past and could be capable of doing it again. Benitar says the judgement will be in the morning. Later, Xena is surpised when Gabrielle appears outside her cell. The bard has found Argo and plans on having the horse help her break Xena out of the prison. Xena appriciates the gesture, but tells her no. She has another way out of this.

Order the DVDswritten by Peter Allan Fields
directed by Charles Siebert
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Kevin Smith (Ares), Bill Johnson (Benitar), Ross Harper (Polinios), Christian Hodge (Teracles), Sam Holland (Teen Son), Phaedra Hurst (Teresia), Danny Lineham (Grathios), Meryl Main (Areolis’ Widow), Christopher Mayer (Peranis)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

The Titans

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena is in pursuit of the bandit Hesiot. She has cornered him and his men. They try to take her, but she easily subdues all of them except Hesiot. He steals a horse from a man that has entered the area. Xena takes off after him, leaving Gabrielle behind. Hearing voices from a cave, Gabrielle decides to investigate. Several priests have gathered and they are having a young woman read a chant from a scroll. They are about to give up on the chant, when Gabrielle tells them that the girl is using the wrong rhythm. She takes the scroll and reads it aloud. When she has finished reading, the ground shakes. She has just freed three Titans – Hyperion, Thea, and Crius. Xena has caught up with Hesiot at a tavern in the village. Before she can take him away, warriors appear in the tavern. Surrounded, Xena will have to let Hesiot go to fight them. Gabrielle suddenly appears, and she has brought the Titans with her. Believing that she is a goddess, they will obey her commands. When she orders it, Crius scatters the warriors easily. Gabrielle then orders the Titans to make repairs to the dam and other things that the villagers need taken care of. When they return, Hyperion demands that she uses her powers as a goddess to create a feast for the Titans. Gabrielle makes excuses as to why she doesn’t want to do that. Hyperion blows the young woman down. He’s annoyed to learn that he has been taking orders from a mortal. The Titan wants to take Gabrielle with them, but Xena stops him. He laughs when she says that she’s the “goddess’s” protector, until she stabs him in the foot when he tries to crush her and Gabrielle. Xena tries to find a place to hide Gabrielle, but Hyperion is demolishing all of the buildings in the village.

Finally a young preist leads the to women to the temple of Cronus. The Titans will leave that temple alone since it honors a fellow Titan. Hyperion threatens to kill any mortals he finds unless the villagers hand over Xena and Gabrielle. But the villagers are just as afraid of the warrior princess as they are the Titans. Some villagers realize that several of the children are missing. They had set out on an excursion earlier in the day and haven’t returned. Xena leaves the temple to search for them. Hyperion has heard the children and manages to send them into the cave that the Titans are staying in. Crius doesn’t like the what Hyperion is doing, and the two soon get into a fight. While they are fighting, Xena sneaks in and rescues the children. When she brings them back to the temple, Hesiot has convinced the villagers to free him and help him capture Xena. Hesiot and one of the villagers take Xena to the Titans. But while he and the other man aren’t paying attention, Xena has freed herself and escaped. Hyperion is angry and crushes the two men.

Xena returns to the Titans cave and overhears what Hyperion is planning. There are hundreds of Titans imprisioned in the cave and he wants Gabrielle to read the chant that will free them. When Xena goes back to the temple, she tells the villagers of Hyperion’s plans. She has an idea of her own and puts the villagers to work on it. Later Xena gets into an arguement with Gabrielle. And when no one else is looking, the young woman sneaks out of the temple.

Order the DVDswritten by R.J. Stewart
directed by Eric Brevig
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Andy Anderson (Hesiot), Edward Campbell (Crius), Jack Dacey (Creon), David Mackie (Rhodos), Syd Mannion (Calchas), Mark Raffety (Hyperion), Paolo Rotondo (Philius), Amanda Tollemache (Thea), Simon Cameron (Villager #2), Julianne Evans (Second Woman), Sian Hughes (Young Woman), Peter Morgan (Barkeep), Maggie Tarver (Villager #1)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Prometheus

Xena: Warrior PrincessA group of bounty hunters attempt to kill Xena, but fail. One is hit in the throat with a dagger and Xena removes it and treats his wound. Later at an inn where she and Gabrielle have taken the man, loud screams are heard. The gods have chained Prometheus. Immediately mankind looses the gift of healing that they recieved from the great Titan. The next morning, Xena and Gabrielle head to a temple. Inside Xena recieves instructions from the oracle about how to free Prometheous. When she returns to Gabrielle, she asks what her friend would do if anything were to happen to her. Gab says she could become a bard, but doesn’t really want to discuss it further. They stop at a merchant’s tent to ask directions to Vulcan mountain. Xena asks Gabrielle to wait there for her. At the cave of Hephestus, Hera’s warriors chase after Xena. She finally loses all of them and finds the sword she has been looking for.

Returning to Argo, she is greeted by Hercules. He insists that she hand over the sword. She fights him briefly, and then leaps onto Argo and races off. While Gabrielle is waiting for Xena, Iolous arrives. The two talk briefly until Xena shows up. She warns Iolous not to follow them. They stop for a rest at a barn, and more of Hera’s warriors appear. Hercules and Iolous are also there and soon they have defeated the warriors. But one is still determined to stop them and he grabs the sword that Xena retrieved earlier. When he swings it at her, Hercules blocks the blow with his guantlet and the soldier disentigrates. The chains of Prometheus were made by Hephestus, just like Hercules’ guantlets, so whoever breaks the chains will meet with the same fate as the soldier.

The foursome have reached the mountain that Prometheous is chained upon and enter a cave. Zeus had once shown the caves to his son and he knows that it will be a shortcut to freeing the Titan. Not far into the cave, Gabrielle discovers that Iolous was wounded during the fight in the barn. At his insistance, she agrees not to tell the others. As they continue on, there is a cave-in. During the commotion, Gabrielle bumps into Iolous and aggravates his injury. She decides to break their agreement and tells Xena and Hercules about what happened to Iolous. They decide it would be best if he stayed behind and rest. Gabrielle agrees to stay with him. Xena and Hercules continue on, but soon the gift of fire is lost. Fortunately they have found the opening they will need to reach Prometheus. Hercules starts to climb up to it, but Xena knocks him out and takes the sword, and then begins to climb out of the cave.

Order the DVDswritten by R.J. Stewart
directed by Stephen L. Posey
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Michael Hurst (Iolous), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Jody Dorday (Io), John Freeman (Prometheus), Russell Gowers (Demophon), David Mitchell (Innkeeper), Paul Norell (Statius), Sarah Wiseman (Young Woman)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Death In Chains

Xena: Warrior PrincessIn Corinth, King Sisyphus is preparing for a visitor. That visitor is Celesta, otherwise known as Death. Sisyphus manages to trap Death and separate her from her eternal flame. As Gabrielle and Xena are walking through an orchard, they are confronted by a warrior named Toxeus and his men. He wants Xena to join him. She tells him she’s not interested, but he won’t take no for an answer. They have a brief struggle and Xena kills him. Or so she thinks. As she and Gabrielle walk away, Toxeus opens his eyes and sits up. With Celesta being held captive, no one will die. Xena and Gabrielle are traveling down a road when they hear a thunderous noise that shakes the ground. Xena tells the bard to take cover, and a menacing chariot approaches from a fog that has appeared. The driver removes his helmet and the warrior recognizes him immediately. It’s Hades and he has come to ask Xena to free his sister from Sisyphus’ castle. Further down the road, Xena and Gabrielle encounter a group of people, many of them injured. While Xena tries to ease the wounded’s suffering, Gabrielle goes to get water. Toxeus appears and grabs the young woman. The warrior shows up and fights Toxeus again. She manages to trap him with a tree limb she cuts with her chakrum. Gabrielle has made friends with a young man, Talus, who was traveling to Corinth and stopped to help the injured people. He joins the warrior and the bard on the road. He also gives Xena more information about Sisyphus’ castle since he grew up there. The warrior sends them on to the hospital near Corinth and tells them to wait there. Toxeus has found where his friends are. They are surprised to see him still alive. He stabs all of them, making a small army of the undead. Toxeus wants to find out where death is being held and he sends men to follow Xena as well as Gabrielle and Talus.

When Gabrielle and Talus reach the hospital, an old woman is asking for water. The bard goes to talk to her while Talus gets the water. The woman tells her that she died this morning, but before she crossed over she got sent back to the living. She warns Gabrielle that if Xena touches Death or if Death touches her, she will die. Gabrielle is upset and decides to head for the castle. Talus agrees to go with her. Xena easily takes care of the two men that have been following her, and makes her way to the castle. Once inside, she is met by Sisyphus. She asks him to free death, but he won’t. Instead he opens a trap door that the warrior is standing on and she falls into the dungeon of the castle. Talus shows Gabrielle a hidden entrance to the castle. As they are walking through the hallways, some of Toxeus’ men show up and chase them. They go up a flight of stairs, but before Talus can reach the top they colapse and he slides into a trap door. The stairs return to the way they were and Toxeus’ men run up after Gabrielle. She manages to find a hiding place in a recess behind a curtain. Xena has regained consciousness and is searching for a way out of her prison, when Talus appears out of a chute nearby. Together they find a passage out of the dungeon. Finally they make their way up into the main part of the castle. But Talus is in pain. He explains to Xena that he has been ill for sometime and is about to die. He reassures Xena that she is doing the right thing. Neither see that Karas, Sisyphus’ wife, has been listening. She returns to her husband and pleads for him to release Death but he won’t. Instead he goes off in search of Xena. Karas finds her before he does and tells the warrior she can help her to find Celesta before her eternal flame is extinguished.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
story by Adam Armus, Nora Kay Foster and Babs Greyhosky
directed by Charles Siebert
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Ray Henwood (Sisyphus), Leslie Wing (Karas), Erik Thomson (Hades), Chris Graham (Toxeus), Gordon Hatfield (Seerus), Kieren Hutchison (Talus), Kate Hodge (Celesta), Paul McLaren (Streptus), Wayne England (Wounded Man), Kelly Greene (Guard), Beryl Te Wiata (Old Woman), Allan Wilkins (Thug)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Hooves and Harlots

Xena: Warrior PrincessAs Xena and Gabrielle are making their way through the forest, they are met by four Amazons on patrol. Xena asks them for safe passage through their territory. The Amazons take them to see Queen Melosa. Along the way, they are attacked and the Amazon, Terreis is hit by an arrow. Without thinking, Gabrielle moves to sheild the fallen Amazon as more arrows are fired their way. Suddenly the attack ends, and Xena goes to find who was responsible. Terreis dies, but not before asking Gabrielle to take her rite of caste. At the Amazon village, Terreis is given her funeral and Melosa grants safe passage to Xena and Gabrielle. Before they can leave, Ephiny and several Amazons return with a Centaur they captured. He is Phantes, the son of Tyldus who leads the Centaurs. The Amazons plan on executing Phantes for the murder of Terreis. Krykus the warlord arrives in the village. He assures Melosa that if the Amazons and Centaurs go to war that his army will stay out of it. After talking to Phantes, Xena tells Melosa that she doesn’t believe that he killed her sister. She tells the queen that she’s going to go speak to Tyldus. Xena tells Gabrielle to stay with the Amazons because they will protect her. Tyldus is wary of his former enemy. He informs Xena that his army will attack the Amazons if his son is executed. While Xena is gone, the Amazons prepare their new princess, Gabrielle. As part of her training as an Amazon, they teach her how to fight with a staff. Later, Melosa tells Gabrielle that because she accepted Terreis’ rite of caste, she must be the one to carry out the execution of Phantes.

Xena returns to the scene of the attack. Ephiny appears and tries to fight the warrior in the trees. But Xena cuts the branch that Ephiny is standing on and she falls to the ground. A Centaur was also in the area, and moves to kill the Amazon. Xena stops his attack, as well as the arrow that Ephiny fires at him. The two women retreat to the trees before the Centaur can attack again. When the Centaur is gone, Xena shows Ephiny proof that Phantes’ wasn’t the one who murdered Terreis. The warrior realizes that Krykus was the one behind the attack and the two women make their way to his camp to investigate further. With their suspiscions confirmed, the two warriors return to the Amazon village in time to stop the execution. Xena encourages Gabrielle to demand the royal challange. As her champion, Xena will fight Melosa to the death.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven L. Sears
directed by Jace Alexander
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Guest Cast: Danielle Cormack (Ephiny), Alison Bruce (Melosa), Mark Ferguson (Krykus), David Aston (Tyldus), Chris Bailey (Celano), Tanya Dignan (Eponin), Andrew Kovacevich (Tor), Rebekah Mercer (Terreis), Colin Moy (Phantes), Aurora Philips (Magdelus), Antony Starr (Mesas), John Watson (Arben)

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The Black Wolf

Xena: Warrior PrincessThe tyrant Xerxes is angry. A band of renegades keep attacking his army as they try to collect taxes. He demands that the villagers hand over the leader, the Black Wolf. Many people step forward claiming to be the Black Wolf and he has them all thrown in a dungeon. Xena arrives and learns that a friend of hers, Flora, was one of the people imprisoned. She tells Flora’s mother that she will help her daughter to escape. The warrior princess goes to Xerxes and offers to help him find the leader of the Black Wolf. All he needs to do is stage her arrest in front of sympathizers. Once inside his dungeon she will find out who the leader is and turn that person over to him. Once inside the prison, many of the renegades are wary of Xena. But Flora reassures them that Xena is her friend and will be their ally. Xena takes the younger woman aside and tells her she will help her escape. Flora won’t go without the others.

Gabrielle arrives in the village. She learns from the blacksmith about Xena being in the dungeon. She immediately tries to find a way to join her friend. While working out her plan, Gabrielle accidentally bumps into Salmoneous who is there selling Black Wolf merchandise. But when the bard executes her plan, the guards arrest Salmoneous instead of her. The head of Xerxes’ guard, Koulos, decides to threaten the prisoners in order to learn who the Black Wolf is. He puts Xena into a pit that fills with water. But the warrior easily escapes. When Salmoneous is thrown into the dungeon, she decides on a plan that will free all of the prisoners. Taking all the belts they can find, they hang them in the grating along the ceiling, and hide. When the guards realize the cell is empty, the rush in. The prisoners jump from their hiding places and make their escape. They make it out to the square and are confronted by Koulos and the rest of the guard. Seems Kouslos had someone on the inside who told him of the escape plan. The renegades are now very suspicious of Xena, especially Flora’s boyfriend, Diomedes. He fights with Xena. The warrior ends the fight saying she wasn’t the traitor. The next morning, Gabrielle finally manages to get arrested by dumping a bowl of gruel on one of the guards. Xena is upset to see her there, but she’s also surprised that Gabrielle managed to sneak her chakrum and whip into the dungeon. At Xena’s direction, Gabrielle and Salmoneous set a trap for Koulos’ spy. When he tries to deliver a message to the guards, Xena catches him. The guards place a staff in the ground inside the prison, saying that the renegades had until the sun reached the staff to hand over the Black Wolf.

Order the DVDswritten by Allan Jay Glueckman
directed by Mario DiLeo
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Xena: Warrior PrincessGuest Cast: Robert Trebor (Salmoneous), Nigel Harbrow (Koulos), Ian Hughes (Diomedes), Ross Duncan (Parnassus), Maggie Tarver (Hermia), Emma Turner (Flora), Kevin J. Wilson (Xerxes), Jonathan Bell-Booth (Chief Guard), John Dybvig (Brigand), Colin Francis (The Grump), Tim Hosking (Blacksmith), Adam Middleton (Black Wolf Sympathizer), John Pemberton (Arresting Guard), Jimmy Rawdon (Father)

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Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts

Xena: Warrior PrincessQueen Helen has disturbing nightmares that show a man in shadows killing the soldiers trying to protect her. She sends her personal guard Miltides to find Xena. Before he can reach the warrior princess, he is attacked. Xena and Gabrielle are close by and fight off his attackers. But Miltides has been stabbed and he is dying. He barely manages to give Helen’s message to Xena in time. Xena and Gabrielle fight their way through the Greek forces and into Troy. They are greeted by Gabrielle’s ex-fiance’ Perdicas. The warrior leaves the two friends to find Helen. The queen tells her that she wants Xena to take her to Menelaus, hoping that will end the war. But Xena doesn’t agree. She tells Helen that Paris would just come after her. Deophobus, Paris’ brother, is upset that Xena managed to get in to see the queen. He insists that the warrior princess be taken to see Paris. As Xena is trying to convince Paris that she is there to help, one of Deophobus’ personal guards appears. He was one of the men who attacked Miltides. He has a scar on his face where Xena cut him with her sword. She fights him again briefly, before Deophobus stabs him. Paris then accepts Xena’s offer. The warrior returns to Gabrielle and tells her why Helen asked to see her. She tells her to stay with Perdicas while she checks things out. She then spots Helen trying to sneak out of the city. As they are talking, Xena notices Deophobus exiting the city through a secret doorway. She follows him to the Greek army’s camp and watches as he talks to Menelaus.

Xena returns to the castle to tell Paris and Helen about what she saw. But Deophobus shows up and tells them that he and Menelaus were discussing the Greek army’s surrender. He convinces his brother that Xena cannot be trusted, and the king has her thrown into prison. Before leaving, the Greeks left a large wooden horse outside the gates. The Trojans bring it into the city and begin their celebrations.

Order the DVDswritten by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
directed by Roy Thomas and Janis Hendler
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Gayln Gorg (Helen), Scott Garrison (Perdicas), Ken Blackburn (Menelaus), Warren Carl (Paris), Cameron Rhodes (Deophobus), Adrian Keeling (Miltiades), Peter Ford (Trojan Soldier #2), Matthew Jeffs (Trojan Soldier #1), Geoffrey Knight (Trojan Guard), John Manning (Greek Scout), Aidan MacBride Stewart (Greek Soldier)

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Athens City Academy for Performing Bards

Xena: Warrior PrincessAfter telling stories in a tavern, Gabrielle meets a young man who tells her about a bard competition. The top four finishers in the competition will be accepted into the Athens City Academy For Performing Bards. The young man’s father tells Gabrielle that the competition isn’t for girls. Xena enters the tavern and informs her young friend about the people of Caramis having trouble with a cyclops. She’s surprised when Gabrielle wants to go to Athens. When the bard explains, the warrior offers her encouragement and leaves for Caramis. In Athens, Gabrielle runs into the young man she met at the tavern. He’s happy to see that she made it in time. Gabrielle introduces herself. But he hates his name and wants to be called Draco. But his new friend tells him about Xena fighting Draco. She thinks he should call himself Orion. At the first gathering of the competitors, a man suddenly runs forward and stabs the instructor, before leaping out a window. But the teacher isn’t dead. He had staged the attack as part of his lesson. But Gabrielle has ideas of her own about lessons and tells the story of Celesta’s capture by Sisyphus. The next day Gabrielle is giving pointers to Orion when one of the officials interrupts. They’ve discovered, with help from Orion’s father, that the young woman snuck into the competition and she is told to leave. Her new friends are unhappy about her having to go. Twickenam has an idea and tells the others about it. They ask Gabrielle to stay until the next day’s competition. To her surprise and that of the officials, the others refuse to compete unless she is allowed to stay. The great bard Gastacius is there for the judging and he wants to hear her tell a story. After her story, he insists that she remain in the competition.

Later when Orion has finished telling a story, his father appears backstage. He is disappointed in his son’s performance and demands that he start the story again for him. Orion becomes and angry and leaves. His father blames Gabrielle for his departure. She sets off to find her new friend to convince him to return.

Order the DVDswritten by R.J. Stewart and Steven L. Sears
directed by Jace Alexander
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Dean O’Gorman (Orion), Patrick Brunton (Stallonus), Alan De Malmanche (Docenius), Lori Dungey (Kellos), Joseph Manning (Euripedes), Grahame Moore (Polonius), Andrew Thurtell (Twickenham), David Weatherley (Gastacius), Bernard Moody (Drunk)

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A Fistful of Dinars

Xena: Warrior PrincessA friend of Xena’s that the warrior had been trying to catch up with is attacked. His attacker takes a pouch and runs away from Xena. Her friend, Lycus, manages to tell Xena that she needs to get the pouch back because it contains a clue to finding the lost treasure of the Sumerians. The warrior tells Gabrielle to stay with him and takes off in pursuit of the thug. Xena catches up to him and they are fighting when suddenly he stops and falls to the ground dead. An assassin, Thersites, stabbed him in the back. He wants the pouch that Xena now has in her possession. But she quickly memorizes the clue and eats the parchment it was on. Thersites follows her back to Gabrielle and Lycus. The bard tells Xena that Lycus died just after she left. The warrior tells Thersites that she will go to Petracles to get the fourth clue. When he is gone, she tells Gabrielle about the treasure. She also tells her that with the treasure is the Titan’s key which opens a fortress that holds ambrosia. On the way to Petracles’ camp, Xena tells her friend that she doesn’t trust the warlord and that she used to be engaged to him.

Petracles is greatly interested in locating the treasure. The trio rejoin Thersites and they head off in search for the treasure. One of the clues mentions retrieving a large ruby from the temple of Demeter. Gabrielle and Thersites go to the temple, while Xena and Petracles prepare a distraction. The bard and assassin are caught when he knocks over the statue that the ruby was resting on. But Xena and Petracles take care of the guards and the group gets away. Finally they locate three large stone heads and from the clues figure out that the ruby must be placed in the right eye of the middle statue. But they will have to wait until sunrise to find the treasure.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven L. Sears and R.J. Stewart
directed by Josh Becker
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Peter Daube (Petracles), Jeremy Roberts (Thersites), John Smith (Marleus), Lawrence Wharerau (Klonig), Huntly Eliott (Calicus), Richard Foulkes (Lycus), Merv Smith (Head Villager)

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Warrior…Princess

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena is summoned to Treaus to see the king. His daughter, Diana, is about to marry Minius of Liberium. But assassins are out to stop the wedding. If the marriage takes place, it will unite the two kingdoms under the Treaus constitution which forbids slavery. Lias wants Xena to pretend to be Diana since she looks exactly like his daughter, and stop the assassins. The warrior agrees and has him send Diana to meet Gabrielle so the princess will be safe. Philemon, Minius’ brother, arrives to take “Diana” on a walk. A group of masked assassins appear and Philemon with Xena’s help fights them off. As Gabrielle waits for Xena to return, a man approaches and demands that she hand over her bag. The bard refuses and the man grabs her. “Xena” appears on Argo and starts to offer her assistance until the man turns around. To Gabrielle’s surprise, she runs away and the younger woman is left to deal with the man. When he is gone, Diana comes out of her hiding place and gives Xena’s note to Gabrielle. The bard just thinks its some sort of test until Diana starts crying.

Xena is investigating the scene of the attack at the castle when a servant comes and tells her that Minius has arrived. She didn’t notice that Philemon has been watching her. At dinner, Xena learns more about the men that work for Lias. Her cover is almost blown when her fiance asks to hear her play the harp. Xena gets out of it when she breaks the strings. Philemon has figured out that the princess isn’t who she pretends to be. He’s stunned to learn that imposter is Xena. She explains that Diana was sent away for her own safety. As they are talking, there is another attempt on the princess’s life, but this time Xena catches the would be assassin. She learns from him that he was hired by the king’s general. But when they reach his chambers, they find that the man has been hanged. Believing that the threat is over, Lias goes after his daughter to bring her home.

Order the DVDswritten by Brenda Lily
directed by Michael Levine
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Lucy Lawless (Diana), Norman Forsey (Lias), Iain Rea (Philemon), Latham Gaines (Minius), Jonathan Acorn (Mirus), Jason Hoyte (Timus), Michele Huirama (Tesa), Patrick Smith (Glauce), Mia Koning (Waif), Ian Miller (Low Life), Chris Bohm (Guard)

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Mortal Beloved

Xena: Warrior PrincessAs a woman is walking through the woods one evening, she sees a ghost. She runs into the village tavern where Xena and Gabrielle are relaxing. When she tells everyone what she saw, Xena goes to investigate. The ghost is her friend Marcus. He tells her that there are problems on the other side and that he needs her help. As he is telling her to go to the Alconian lake, several other ghosts come and grab him. Xena watches helplessly as he disappears. Gabrielle doesn’t like the idea of how Xena must travel to the underworld. But she knows that the warrior needs to see how she can help her friend. The bard promises to make camp there and wait for her.

When Xena gets to the underworld, Marcus meets her. He tells her that Atyminius has stolen Hades helmet of invisiblity and with it he has sent the good souls to Tarturas while the evil souls are in the Elysian Fields. The two travel to the Fields and shortly thereafter Atyminius appears. He realizes that Xena is still alive and tries to get the others to kill her. But she diverts attention by getting the others to fight for the helmet. Atyminius makes himself invisible and leaves. Xena and Marcus then go to see Hades. He has been locked inside his castle. When he realizes that Atyminius may have returned to the world of the living, he tells Xena that the murderer can be killed again. The warrior asks Hades to give Marcus his life back so that he can help her. The god reluctantly does so, giving him only 48 hours to live.

Atyminius appears before Gabrielle. He intends for her to be his first victim. But she fights him off with her staff and tries to run away. He knocks her down and is prepared to kill her when Xena and Marcus return to the shore. The murderer again makes himself invisible, retreating after Xena and Marcus injure him. The trio tracks him through the forest by the blood from his wound. But the trail soon ends and they are forced to make camp. The next day they encounter some men who were attacked. They had been on their way to a festival celebrating a wedding. Atyminius’ favorite targets were usually brides on the night of their ceremonial bathing. They reach the village and go to speak to the father of the bride. They tell him it would be best if Xena took the bride’s place that evening for the bathing, hoping to use that to catch Atyminius.

Order the DVDswritten by R.J. Stewart
directed by Garth Maxwell
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Bobby Hosea (Marcus), Chris Graham (Toxeus), Michael Hurst (Charon), Erik Thomson (Hades), Paul Willis (Atyminius), Michelle Armstrong (Young Woman), Chantelle Brownlee (Bride), Geoff Clendon (Bride’s Father), John Palmer (Traveler)

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The Royal Couple of Thieves

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena asks Autolycus, the self-proclaimed king of thieves, to help her steal back a chest that was taken from some of her friends. The warlord, Malthus has it in his castle on an island and he plans to sell it to the highest bidder. Autolycus poses as the warrior philosopher Sinteres, and Xena poses as his assistant, Cherish. At the castle, Malthus tells the bidders that the chest is protected and that the bidding will start the next day. While Xena distracts him, Autolycus uses wax to copy the key to the chamber the chest is in. Later, when Xena and Autolycus go to steal the chest, they find Malthus has been murdered and the chest is already gone. Arkel, who worked for Malthus, has sent the boat away and started a search for the chest. Only when it’s found will the people be allowed to leave. Xena and Autolycus return to their chambers and discover that the chest was left there. They take it back to its original place in the castle. The bidders are allowed to leave the island. Arkel still wants to hold a demonstration, and he also has a couple of surprise guests, the real Sinteres and Gabrielle.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven L. Sears
directed by John Cameron
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Bruce Campbell (Autolycus), Grant Bridger (Sinteres), Arch Goodfellow (Kelton), Ian Harrop (Magmar), Patrick Khutze (Belart), Mark Raffety (Arkel), Crawford Thompson (Prognese)

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The Prodigal

Xena: Warrior PrincessWhile traveling, Xena and Gabrielle encounter a giant wall of rocks. But before they can find another way to go, they are ambushed by highwaymen. As part of their ambush, the men have a large cart loaded down with logs that they will send at their victims. When the cart starts for the two friends, Gabrielle freezes and Xena has to knock her off of her feet. Seeing that the women managed to avoid their trap, the highwaymen run off. Gabrielle is bothered by the fact that she froze. She decides it’s best that she leave Xena or else face the possibility that she could get her friend hurt or killed. So she gathers her belongings and heads for home. On her way to Poteidaia, Gabrielle learns that the warlord Damon is in the area. She rushes to the village to warn her friends and family, but when she arrives the place is deserted. The people have all gathered in the tavern, waiting for the warrior Meleager to arrive. When he does, he’s drunk and passes out on the floor. Since she has been traveling with Xena, the townspeople expect Gabrielle and her sister Lila to take care of Meleager. Gabrielle is annoyed about that. And to add to her frustrations, her sister is jealous of her friendship with Xena.

Later, the villagers again gather at the tavern, while Meleager gives them advice on things they can use as weapons. Lila begins to fight with her sister, and the two only stop when they spot Damon’s scouts outside the village. Back in the tavern, the warrior has started drinking again and won’t be able help. But Gabrielle decides to rig him up and shouts out a warning to the scouts about Meleager and they retreat. When the warrior finally regains conciousness, he tells Gabrielle about his problems and she realizes that he lost his nerve. But she tells him that the town needs his help and that he can’t have any more wine until the job of getting rid of Damon is finished. Damon is surprised by the news of Meleager being in the area. He decides to see if he can convince the great warrior to join him and sends out men to capture him. Gabrielle, Meleager, and Lila head out to the woods surrounding Poteidaia to make plans for ambushing Damon and his army. The trio seperate to check things out. Lila is still jealous and starts to argues with her sister again. Gabrielle trys to work things out, and finally admits that she’s home for good. Suddenly they hear Meleager shout, and when they go to look for him, Gabrielle realizes that he has been kidnapped. She sends Lila back to the village to keep the people from becoming alarmed, while she heads off to Damon’s camp.

Damon makes his offer to Meleager, but before the warrior can accept, Gabrielle is dragged into the camp. Meleager says he’ll consider if he’s left alone with the bard. The two figure out a way to sneak out of the camp and return to Poteidaia. Under Meleager and Gabrielle’s direction, the villagers began to prepare traps for Damon’s army. But the warrior has realized that it probably won’t be enough. When the alarm is sounded the next morning, he is nowhere to be found. The townspeople are prepared to surrender, when Lila says that they don’t need Meleager, they have Gabrielle. The bard manages to rally the villagers and they prepare for Damon’s arrival. The traps work fairly well in slowing down the army, but when Damon himself arrives they regroup. Before they are able to start another attack, a javelin is thrown, spearing several soldiers in the process.

Order the DVDswritten by Chris Manheim
directed by John T. Kretchmer
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Willa O’Neill (Lila), Tim Thomerson (Meleager), Steve Hall (Damon), Anton Bentley (Athol), Margaret Conquest (Villager), Wally Green (Elderly Driver), Ashley Stansfield (Sentry), Barry Te Hira (Head Highwayman)

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Altared States

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle’s morning of fishing is interrupted when some men chase a young boy into their area. After dealing with the men, they learn from the boy, Icus, that his father is going to sacrifice him and that was why he was being chased. Xena hides Icus and Gabrielle in a cave that she once used for her army, and goes to talk to the boy’s father. His father, Anteus, seems relieved that Xena and Gabrielle are watching over his son. Maell convinces the zealots that Xena must die. Gabrielle is telling stories to Icus, but the boy isn’t listening. He’s wondering about why his father wants to sacrifice him. The bard tries to reassure him that Xena will find a way to keep that from happening. She then wishes she had something to eat, since the fish that she and Xena caught were used as a weapon by the warrior. Icus says he has plenty of food that his mom packed for him. One of the things that he has to eat is a large piece of nut bread, one of Gabrielle’s favorite foods. The warrior finds his mother at the temple of Hestia. She tells Xena that the supreme one told Anteus to make Icus the next leader instead of his older brother Maell. She then asks Xena to take more nutbread to Icus. She has some that Maell had specially made for his father. Xena realizes that there is something wrong with the nutbread and races back to the cave. She finds Gabrielle asleep on the floor of the cave and Icus is gone. When she wakes the young woman, the bard acts strangely. She has no idea what happened to Icus. Xena tells Gabrielle to stay in the cave, while she goes to find the boy. Icus, concerned about his new friend has returned home to ask his mother to help Gabrielle. But the zealots come and grab him. One stands guard over his mother, while the others take him to Anteus. Xena takes care of the zealot, and goes after the ones who have taken the boy. She distracts them and is able to get Icus away from them. Xena and Icus find Anteus slumped over the altar. He’s exhausted and Xena helps him return home. She asks him again to spare his son, but he won’t. She tells him that she will stop him, and Anteus says part of him hopes she will succeed. Once the warrior has returned the father and son to their home, she explains that the nutbread that Maell has been giving Anteus is drugged. She’s interrupted by a knock on the door. It’s Gabrielle. She was told by a rock to come and find Xena. The warrior points out that the bard has been hearing voices because of the nutbread she ate. Icus spots his brother and the zealots outside. He runs out the other door and Xena follows him. He’s angry and says that everything would have been fine if she hadn’t interfered. Xena returns to the house and finds that Maell has Gabrielle with a knife to her throat. He promises he won’t hurt anyone as long as Xena cooperates. He has the two women thrown into the well.

Order the DVDswritten by Chris Manheim
directed by Michael Levine
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: David Ackroyd (Anteus), Karl Urban (Maell), David deLautour (Icus), Teresa Woodham (Zora), Sean Ashton-Peach (Zealot #1), Jack Dacey (Brawny Zealot), Peter Ford (Zealot Guard), Graham Smith (Senior Zealot)

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Ties That Bind

Xena: Warrior PrincessThe warlord Kirilus has just checked on the young women his soldiers captured to sell as slaves, when Ares appears. The god of war tells him of how pleased he is with the work Kirilus has done to assemble his army in such a short time. He then tells him he has found his successor. The warlord is upset. He tells Ares that no man could do a better job with his army. Ares tells him the one who will replace him isn’t a man. Kirilus realizes he means Xena. When Ares leaves, the warlord begins to make plans to prevent that from happening. Xena and Gabrielle are in a tree not from Kirilus’s camp. They heard the cries for help and are there to rescue the women. They notice a man come from out of the woods and confront the guards. When he begins to get into trouble, Xena jumps down from the tree and goes to help him. She brings him back to where Gabrielle is and treats his injured arm. When Gabrielle calls out her name, the man looks surprised. He tells Xena that he’s her father, Atrius. The warrior doesn’t believe him. Xena heads back to the camp. While she fights the guards, Gabrielle frees the captives. One of the women runs away from the group, and the bard orders the others to wait there. Xena arrives and sends them on into the woods. When Gabrielle catches up to the woman, one of Kirilus’s men starts after him. Atrius appears and knocks the man out. Xena arrives just in time to see that. Atrius insists on trying to help her and Gabrielle return the women to their village, but she refuses his help and continues to deny he’s her father.

Ares returns to Kirilus. He taunts the man about loosing his captives and about Xena taking over his army. Kirilus says he won’t take orders from Xena. The god of war tells him he won’t have to. He’ll be dead. When Xena and Gabrielle stops the group for a rest, the bard goes and talks to the one who ran away. Rhea explains that when Kirilus’s men came and grabbed the women, she volunteered to go. She tells Gabrielle that she did it for her sister. Gabrielle also manages to get Xena to talk about her father. She has a happy memory of him, but says that she was fine with him leaving. Suddenly Atrius appears on horseback. He’s being chased by a couple of men, as he calls for Xena’s help. The men accuse him of stealing the horse. Atrius insists that he won it from them. As the men are heading back to the village they came from, Xena stops them and they confirm that Atrius did win the horse.

Kirilus sends one of his men out with a dart blower out to kill Xena. But the warrior snatches the dart from the air, before it can hit anyone. She then locates the man and breaks the dart blower. Atrius corners the man. He’s angry that the man tried to kill Xena. They fight, and Atrius disarms him. Gabrielle enters the clearing in time to see Atrius stab the man, who was surrendering. When Xena approaches, the bard tells her what she saw. But Atrius says it was self defense – the man had a dagger. Xena rolls the man over, and sees the dagger on the ground. Gabrielle is puzzled. She didn’t think the man was armed. Atrius tells Gabrielle that he realizes that she and Xena are a team. And once the former captives are returned to their village, then he will leave. Gabrielle talks to Rhea and comes to a decision. She goes to Xena and tells her that she will take the women on to the village while the warrior and Atrius wait for Kirilus and his army.

Order the DVDswritten by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
directed by Charles Siebert
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Kevin Smith (Ares), Tom Atkins (Atrius), Stephen Lovatt (Kirilus), Sonia Gray (Rhea), Nancy Broadbent (Areliesa), Lutz Halbhubner (Tarkis), Heidi Anderson (Slave Girl), Robin Kora (Village Elder), John Manning (Ranch Hand #1), James Marcum (Warrior #3), Mark Perry (Warrior #1), Tony Williams (Warrior #2)

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The Greater Good

Xena: Warrior PrincessA young woman finds Xena in the forest and begs her to save Lord Seltzer from the warlord Talmadeus. As she arrives in the village, Xena hears a familiar voice call out to her. Lord Seltzer is actually Salmoneus. While Xena fights off Talmadeus’s men, she is hit in the neck by a dart. She checks the dart and finds that it has been dipped in Talmec poison. The stoic warrior keeps this information to herself. Salmoneus tells Xena that Talmadeus is after him because he sold the warlord weapons and armor made from Talgamite. Talagmite dissolves in water, and it rained on Talmadeus’s army during a big battle. Xena decides to go find Talmadeus, and Gabrielle goes with her. The warlord and his lieutenant are out with a patrol looking for her. Xena fights the men, while Gabrielle watches from a distance. But when the warrior reaches Talmadeus, the poison begins to affect her. The warlord presses his advantage and is about to kill Xena when Gabrielle throws her staff at him and knocks his sword away. Xena recovers enough to kick Talmadeus in the stomach and whistles for Argo. She and Gabrielle retreat back to the village.

Gabrielle is angry that Xena kept the fact that she had been poisoned hidden from her. Xena isn’t sure how much worse she will get, but she knows that she is in no shape to take on Talmadeus. It’s decided that Gabrielle will dress as Xena and act as a decoy. They hope it will be enough to fool Talmadeus into thinking that Xena is well. Talmadeus is confident that he’s sent Xena on the run. He sends his lieutenant out on another patrol to find her. They encounter “Xena” and chase her back to the village. But the real Xena has rallied the villagers. Armed with seltzer bottles that have spikes in the corks, the villagers chase the warriors away. Xena tells Gabrielle that she needs to attack Talmadeus’s camp. She has had the villagers prepare incendiary devices to use in the attack. But Gabrielle is concerned about her friend. Xena tells her she needs to do this for these villagers in spite of her ill health.

Talmadeus is readying his army for an attack on the village, when he hears a familiar war cry. A ball of flame flies through the air and lands on a tent. Several more land on other tents and around the camp. He looks up to see “Xena” charging into the camp on her horse. He quickly grabs a staff and blocks the horse’s path. When the horse jumps over the staff, “Xena” is thrown into a horse’s trough. The warlord is surprised to see that the rider wasn’t Xena after all. In the warehouse at the village, Xena has managed to get out of her bed and has headed for her weapons. Two of Talmadeus’s warriors try to sneak up on her, but she manages to take care of them before collapsing to the ground.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven L. Sears
directed by Gary Jones
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Robert Trebor (Salmoneus), Peter McCauley (Talmadeus), Timothy James Adam (Kalus), Jonathon Hendry (Ness), Natalya Humphrey (Photis), David Mitchell (Gorney), Kenneth Prebble (Old Man)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Callisto

Xena: Warrior PrincessTaking a break in a tavern, Xena is accosted by a man, Melas, who insists that her army destroyed his village and killed everyone including his young son. Xena tries to tell him that it wasn’t her, but he says that every village from here to Corinth has a story of Xena and her army’s latest attacks. Xena and Gabrielle decide to head to Corinth to find out what is going on. On their way to Corinth, they encounter refugees from a village who fear Xena. Among the refugees is a young man, Joxer, who claims to be a great warrior and wants to join Xena’s army. She tells him to get lost. Melas tries to ambush Xena, but is thwarted by the warrior. She ties him to a tree and tells him she’s going after the imposter and that he should stay out of her way.

Xena and Gabrielle arrive in a village as it is under attack. While on horseback, Xena throws her chakrum to stop some of the warriors in their attacks. A blonde woman warrior, also on horseback grabs it from the air. Soon the two women are exchanging blows, that eventually send them to the ground. Xena questions her, and the warrior mentions Cirra, a name that Xena recognizes. Her new enemy flips back onto her horse and rides off, still holding Xena’s chakrum. Nearby, Gabrielle is having trouble fighting off one of the warriors. He sends her to the ground, but Xena intercepts his sword before he can kill the bard. Using her pressure point knowledge, Xena interrogates the man about the woman who just left. Her name is Callisto and her family died in an attack on Cirra. She plans on killing the oracle at Delphi the next day at the Apollo sacrifice with Xena’s chakrum. After she releases him, Melas approaches. He heard everything and wants to join Xena in getting rid of Callisto. The warrior lets him join her and Gabrielle, only to keep him safe.

Callisto’s lieutenant, Theodorus, arrives back in the camp. He tells Callisto of Xena’s interrogation. The warrior is pleased. She believes she knows every move that Xena will make. Before she can discuss the next day’s plans, Joxer is brought to her. He had been sneaking around because he wants to join her army. Callisto says he can join her but he has to bring Gabrielle back to the camp. That evening, Gabrielle tries talking Melas into resting. But he won’t until Callisto is dead. The bard then moves to Xena and asks her about Cirra. The warrior explains that about ten years before her army attacked that village. During the raid a fire was started, but she wasn’t sure how. There were strong winds, and the village was quickly destroyed. Callisto was apparently one of the few survivors, and wants revenge against the person she blames for the death of her family.

Xena, Gabrielle, and Melas arrive the next morning in Delphi. They spread out to look for Callisto. As Gabrielle is searching through the village, Joxer grabs her in a net. She frees herself, and easily defeats the young man and goes to search for Xena. Xena is looking around the temple. The oracle has just been placed in her position at the altar, when the warrior hears the chakrum. She throws a dagger that intercepts the chakrum’s path, and deflects it back to her. Spotting Callisto, Xena darts off after her, out of the temple. The two race out of Delphi on horseback.

Order the DVDswritten by R.J. Stewart
directed by T.J. Scott
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Hudson Leick (Callisto), Ted Raimi (Joxer), David Te Rare (Theodorus), Ian Hughes (Melas), Kenneth McGregor (Aketeon), Patricia Donovan (Old Woman), Michael Hallows (Tall Villager), Toby Mills (Tall Man), Henry Vaeoso (Fat Warrior)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Death Mask

Xena: Warrior PrincessAs Xena is explaining to Gabrielle about how she is able to catch arrows, sometimes without seeing them, an archer fires upon them. To the surprise of the bard and the warrior, Gabrielle catches the arrow on the end of her staff before Xena can catch it. The assassin runs from his hiding place and attacks the warrior. While she is fighting him, another runs up behind Gabrielle and the bard has to defend herself. When Xena knocks her attacker out, she notices he is wearing a mask that she recognizes. The sound of the struggle between the bard and her attacker sends the warrior running to help. But Gabrielle doesn’t need it. Xena questions the man about the mask. It was given to him by the warlord, Cortese. His army is attacking a village nearby. Xena tells Gabrielle that Cortese’s army was the one that destroyed her village. It was in that same attack that her brother, Lyceus, died.

Xena rides into the village and attacks the raiders. When Gabrielle reaches the village, she sees that a young girl is about to be run over by one of the raiders on horseback. The bard manages to get the girl out of the way in time and hands her over to her mother. She then joins Xena in trying to stop the raiders. Suddenly one of the raiders calls out for a retreat. And the men dart out of the village just as the king’s army enters it. One of the men stops and watches Xena. He knows who she is, and goes to tell Malik, Cortese’s second in command. The raiders return to camp, and Malik reports to Cortese. The warlord interrupts when Malik tells of Xena’s appearance in the village. While Xena and Gabrielle are traveling through the forest, one of Cortese’s men appears. The warrior is suspicious of the man, and she approaches him carefully. She’s shocked when the man removes his mask and reveals that he is her long lost older brother, Toris. He explains that he joined the raiders to get to Cortese to kill him. Xena has Toris take her back to the raiders’ camp as his prisioner. She wants the chance to look around for herself. Malik is pleased that they have Xena, but he threatens Toris and sends him away. When Malik goes to see Xena, however, she knocks him out and escapes.

Toris paces by a lake while waiting for his sister to return. Gabrielle begins to tell him about how much she’s learned from Xena, but it just upsets him. He insists that Xena is treating her just like the people of Amphipolous when she created an army to defend against Cortese. Xena returns and tells them that she found the royal crest on pieces of paper and carrier pigeons. Thinking that someone in the castle must be a spy, she and Toris go there while Gabrielle returns to the village they saved earlier.

Order the DVDswritten by Peter Allan Fields
directed by Stewart Main
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Joseph Kell (Toris), Michael Lawrence (Cortese), William Davis (Malik), Doug McCaulay (Aescalus), Elizabeth Skeen (Sera), Peter Needham (Village Elder)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Is There A Doctor In The House?

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle are traveling to Athens through the wilderness that separates the Thessalians and the Mitoans, who are at war. Suddenly they hear a moan, and they approach the location of the sound cautiously. It turns out to be their Amazon friend, Ephiny. She has been injured and was hiding from the soldiers. She is also close to having a baby. Xena asks about what happened to Ephiny’s husband, Phantes. The Amazon tells her that he was killed by Mitoans while trying to protect her. Xena tells Gabrielle to stay with Ephiny while she looks for a place for the Amazon to have her baby. Not far away, a Mitoan general is giving orders to some of his men. As they go their separate ways, he spots a Thessalian soldier. When the man retreats, the general chases after him and Xena follows. She knocks him from his horse with her chakrum before he can kill the Thessalian.

Xena and Gabrielle take Ephiny and the general, Marmax, to a Thessalian healing temple. The inside is full of wounded Thessalian and Mitoan soldiers and some civilians. The priests pray to the god Asclepius to treat the injuries of the Thessalians. The head priest, Galen, becomes incensed when Xena begins to treat the wounded. Two young priests are intrigued by what the warrior is doing and want to help her. Soon the three of them and Gabrielle are busy treating the injured people in the temple, despite Galen’s protests. Two very seriously injured men are brought in at the same time. Xena needs to alternate between the patients and calls Gabrielle to assist her. When Galen sees that a Mitoan is on his altar, he is furious. But Xena doesn’t have time to deal with him or his guards and she pushes them back with a few kicks. Unfortunately one of the men has lost too much blood, and he dies. After seeing how upset Gabrielle is about the soldier’s death, Marmax questions Xena’s decision to bring the young woman into a battle zone. The warrior turns it back on him when she questions the reasons the Mitoans and Thessalians are fighting.

Gabrielle is asked by an injured man to go and find his son. He sent the boy into hiding when they were attacked and he’s afraid something might have happened to him. The bard agrees. Marmax asks Ephiny why she is there. She explains that she and her husband were on their way to Athens. When he asks what happened to him, she tells him that Phantes was attacked by Mitoan hunting dogs while soldiers stood around laughing.

Two more injured people are carried into the temple, and one of them is Gabrielle.

Order the DVDswritten by Patricia Manney
directed by T.J. Scott
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Danielle Cormack (Ephiny), Ray Woolf (Marmax), Andrew Binns (Hippocrates), Simon Farthing (Democritus), Ron Smith (Galen), Tony Billy (Mitoan Warrior), Harriot Crampton (Hysterical Woman), Edith (Runner), Geoff Houtman (Gangrene Man), Paul McLaren (POW Leader), Adam Middleton (Blind Soldier), Charles Pierard (Thessalian Guard), Deane Vipond (Head Wound Man)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Orphan of War

Xena: Warrior PrincessAfter learning that one of her former soldiers, Dagnine, is searching for the Exion Stone, Xena and Gabrielle head for Centaur territory. They are met by Kalipus, who led the Centaurs against Xena when she herself hunted for the stone. Living with the Centaurs is Xena’s 10 year old son, Solon. She had given him up to Kalipus to protect him from her enemies and herself after his father died. She also told Kalipus that she was giving up her search for the Exion stone. Dagnine has people watching the Centaur village. He is thrilled to learn that Xena has a son. He has the boy kidnapped in order to keep Xena from stopping him in his search. But Xena travels to Dagnine’s camp to free Solon. The warlord has placed the boy in a cage. Xena uses her whip to pull the cage up to the platform she is on. As Xena is pulling him up, she is spotted by the warriors in the camp. She drops the key which she took from Dagnine to Solon, and ties the whip to the platform. While she is fighting the warriors, the whip loosens from the platform sending the cage and Solon to the ground. A large hole opens in the ground upon impact from the cage and boy. He calls for help from Xena, who reaches him in time to keep him from falling into the darkness. She grabs her whip from the ground nearby and snaps the end up to a tree branch over the hole. She pulls Solon up to her and the two dangle above the abyss as archers take aim.

Season 2 Regular Cast: Lucy Lawless (Xena), Renee O’Connor (Gabrielle)

Order the DVDswritten by Steven L. Sears
directed by Charles Siebert
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Mark Ferguson (Dagnine), Paul Gittins (Kaleipus), David Taylor (Solon), Alexander Campbell (Miklas), Stephen Papps (See’er), Peter Tait (Daylon), Richard Adams (Warrior)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Remember Nothing

Xena: Warrior PrincessDuring Xena’s yearly visit to the temple of the Three Fates to honor her brother Lyceus, raiders attack. She and Gabrielle fight the raiders. As Xena is dispatching one of the men, Gabrielle shouts a warning. The warrior turns and stabs this attacker. She is startled when his helmet falls away when he hits the ground, reavling a young man about 16 years old. Xena reenters the temple and is met by the three Fates. The trio of goddesses wish to reward her for saving their temple. The only thing Xena wants is for the boy to have his life back. She wishes that she had never taken up the sword. The goddesses agree to this and tell her all is restored until the first time she draws blood in anger. Slightly confused, Xena again leaves the temple looking for Gabrielle. But her friend is nowhere to be found. As Xena looks around outside the temple, the area changes. She suddenly finds herself in a clearing and she he can hear Lyceus calling for her. The warrior is thrilled to see her younger brother, who is slightly puzzled by her behavior. Realizing that she is back in Amphipolous, Xena returns to her home. As she is looking about the family home, she is surprised by Maphias, her fiance. She talks with him and learns that her mother died soon after Cortese’s army attacked. Later Xena stops a soldier from killing a merchant. He orders the other men with him to bring in the slaves to gather supplies. One of the slaves is Gabrielle. Xena tries to approach her friend, but the young woman has no idea who she is. Gabrielle accidentally bumps into the slave boss, who threatens to beat her. Xena intervenes. Maphias enters and says that since they are about to be married they are interested in buying a slave. Xena of course wants to save Gabrielle, but the slave boss says that she is Myzentius’s favorite and not for sale. But Xena is determined to rescue her friend and sets a plan in motion to do just that.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Chris Manheim
story by Steven L. Sears and Chris Manheim
directed by Anson Williams
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Aaron Devitt (Lyceus), Robert Harte (Maphias), Mark Ferguson (Krykus), Stephen Tozer (Mezentius), Micaela Daniel (Lachesis), Rebecca Kopacka (Clotho), Slade Leaf (Capucius), Elizabeth Pendergrast (Atropos), Chris Graham (Slave Boss), Geoff Barlow (Storekeeper), Daniel Chilton (Boy), David Geary (Guard #2), Andrew McMillan (Gate Guard), Allan Wilkins (Head Guard)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Giant Killer

Xena: Warrior PrincessWhile Xena meets with her old friend, the giant Goliath, Gabrielle encounters some Philistine soldiers who have taken several Israelite prisoners. Xena is upset when she learns that Goliath is working for the Philistines. As Xena talks with Goliath about why he is helping the Philistines, Dagon decides to execute a prisoner, David. Gabrielle tries to stop this, but is unsuccessful. Xena arrives and soon she has freed the Israelites. Once they have reached safety, Xena tells them that she knows how to take care of Goliath. The two warriors will meet in battle the next day. But Goliath is prepared for her and the Philistines use the opportunity to ambush the Isrillites. During the attack, David’s brother Jonathan is seriously injured and dies. Xena realizes that with him gone, the Israelites will need a new leader. David offers to take on the giant.

Order the DVDswritten by Terence Winter
directed by Gary Jones
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Todd Rippon (Goliath), Antony Starr (David), Calvin Tuteao (Dagon), Emma Brunette (Sarah), Dale Corlett (Jonathan), Dennis Hally (King Saul), Brad Homan (Head Archer), John Leonard (Soldier)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle learn that several young women have been kidnapped from the villages that surround the Bacchae forest. Xena fears that Bacchus, the god of wine, is responsible for the disappearances. Joxer arrives with the head of Orpheus. Bacchus cut it off so that Orpheus would not be able to play his magical lyre which affects the god of wine and his followers. Orpheus despises Xena, but knows that she may be the only one who can help him stop Bacchus. The god of wine is intrigued when he learns that Xena is helping Orpheus. He decides that he wants to make her one of his Bacchae followers. He sends two of his followers to steal the lyre. Xena and the others go to retrieve the lyre, which Orpheus left with a friend. But when they arrive, they find that the man has been murdered and the lyre is missing. Xena searches for the lyre, but the Bacchae who stole it get away. The group go to the catacombs where Bacchus lives. Xena knows that the only way to kill a Bacchae is to use the bones of their enemy, the Dryad. As they gather the bones, Xena and Joxer are surprised to learn that Gabrielle has become a Bacchae.

Order the DVDswritten by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
directed by T.J. Scott
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Ted Raimi (Joxer), Matthew Chamberlain (Orpheus), Anthony Ray Parker (Bacchus), Kym Krystaly (Bacchae #1), David Goodwin (Thief #2), Daniel Parker (Thief #1)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

The Return of Callisto

Xena: Warrior PrincessCallisto manages to break out of her prison cell and free her warriors. She finds Joxer and tells him to deliver a message to Xena. Perdicas, Gabrielle’s former fiance shows up at hers and Xena’s camp. He asks the bard to marry him. He tells her that he doesn’t want to be a soldier anymore and that he’s ready to return home and settle down. When she talks later with Xena, she tells her friend that she is going to turn him down. As they talk, Joxer arrives and tells them of Callisto’s escape. They head for the village Callisto and her army is attacking. She distracts Xena by throwing a dagger at a girl. Then Callisto tells her that she plans to kill Xena’s soul, just as the warrior did to her. Later during the fighting, Perdicas is disturbed because he killed someone. When Gabrielle sees how he is affected by this, she decides that she will marry him. The next day, the two are wed with Xena and Joxer in attendance. That night, Xena sneaks into Callisto’s camp. She asks Callisto’s lieutenant, Theodorus, where Callisto is. He tells Xena that Callisto went after Gabrielle.

Order the DVDswritten by R.J. Stewart
directed by T.J. Scott
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Hudson Leick (Callisto), Ted Raimi (Joxer), Scott Garrison (Perdicas), David Te Rare (Theodorus), Lance Chesire (Half Starved Man), Alex Moffat (First Guard), David Scordino (Second Guard), Puck Willis (Kid #1)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

Warrior…Princess…Tramp

Xena: Warrior PrincessKing Lias summons Xena and Gabrielle to his castle. Gabrielle is to meet up with Xena in a tavern before heading there, but Joxer tells her the warrior has already left for Trius. To the bard’s surprise, “Xena” has her thrown into the dungeon, shortly after her arrival at the castle. Agis, a friend of this “Xena” tells her that wasn’t a good idea and has her go and speak to Gabrielle. She tells the Amazon that she is in the dungeon for her own protection. Xena stops in at the tavern where she was to meet with Gabrielle. The barkeep tells her that she left the day before. When the warrior starts to leave, soldiers appear and try to stop her. Joxer goes to the castle. He is convinced that “Xena” is in love with him. He unknowingly makes an inappropriate advance on the princess, who is an exact lookalike of the real Xena. She has him thrown into the dungeon with Gabrielle. “Xena” has learned of Joxer’s imprisonment and has him freed. She still insists that the bard remain where she is for her own safety. Gabrielle is furious. The real Xena finally makes it to the castle. Joxer surprises her, and he finally realizes that she isn’t interested in him at all. The two are about to go after Gabrielle, when “Xena” enters the room with Agis. From their hiding place, they learn that Agis hired Meg to first take Xena’s place and then later Diana’s. After they free Gabrielle, they make plans to stop Agis’ scheme.

Order the DVDswritten by R.J. Stewart
directed by Josh Becker
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Lucy Lawless (Diana / Meg), Ted Raimi (Joxer), Norman Forsey (King Lias), Iain Rea (Philemon), Chris Bailey (Agis), Simone Fa’amoe (Alcibiades), Tim Faville (Barfly #1), Tai Hadfield (Guard), Collette Pennington (Nurse), Lawrence Wharerau (Barfly #2)

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell

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