Coming Home

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena, Gabrielle and Eve are traveling through Amazon territory as they discuss the reason Ares has summoned them. When they reach the top of a hill, they see that some of the forest has been burned. Before they can determine what may have caused the damage, they hear yells in the near distance. The trio discover Amazons fighting a group of soldiers. Xena and Gabrielle join the fight, with Eve only fighting defensively. The soldiers soon retreat from the area. The Queen of the Amazons, Marga, introduces herself and her second in command, Varia. When Xena introduces herself, Marga says that she’s heard that Xena can kill gods. She hopes it’s true, because there is one more who needs to be stopped: Ares.

Season 6 Regular Cast: Lucy Lawless (Xena), Renee O’Connor (Gabrielle)

Order the DVDswritten by Melissa Good
directed by Mark Beesley
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Adrienne Wilkinson (Eve), Tsianina Joelson (Varia), Kevin Smith (Ares), Sela Apera (Marga), Smeta Chhoto (Megaera), Graham Lauder (Armorer), Asa Lindh (Alecto)

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Heart Of Darkness

Xena: Warrior PrincessThe Archangels Michael and Raphael are discussing what to do about making Xena take Mephistopheles’ place as the ruler of Hell when another Archangel, Lucifer, comes to them and says he’ll take care of Xena. Michael decides to give him the chance to try.

In Amphipolis, Gabrielle and Eve are talking about the fact that the hole opened by Mephistopheles seems to be waiting for something. As they talk, Lucifer appears. He tells them that they’d better hurry and go say goodbye to Xena – before he sends her to Hell.

Order the DVDswritten by Emily Skopov
directed by Mark Beesley
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Adrienne Wilkinson (Eve), William Gregory Lee (Virgil), Alex Mendoza (Lucifer), Charles Mesure (Michael), Tamati Rice (Raphael), Kara Douglas (Aliyah), Michael Downey (Young Guy Villager), Sacha Handsaker-Cates (Housewife Villager)

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The Haunting Of Amphipolis

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena is telling Eve how much she’ll love her grandmother and Amphipolis as they ride into the village. But to their surprise, Amphipolis appears to be deserted and run down. They enter Cyrene’s inn and find that it’s abandoned. As Xena and Gabrielle look around, a man with a torch suddenly appears near Eve. He calls for someone and two men drag a woman down the stairs. The woman seems to pass through Eve. When Xena and Gabrielle return she tells them that she has seen her grandmother and tells them that she’s dead. Xena decides to head to the mausoleum to see if she can find answers to what is going on.

Order the DVDsteleplay by Joel Metzger
story by Edithe Swensen and Joel Metzger
directed by Garth Maxwell
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Adrienne Wilkinson (Eve), Darien Takle (Cyrene), Anthony Ray Parker (Mephistopheles), Charles Mesure (Michael), Tamati Rice (Raphael), Sara Ashworth (Ghoul #1), Justin Curry (Axe Victim), Gilbert Goldie (Beggar), Lutz Halbhubner (Ghoul #2), Wayne Peters (Severed Head), Steve Wright (Villager #1)

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Who’s Gurkhan?

Xena: Warrior PrincessGabrielle is happy to see that Poteidaia is a thriving village, but is a bit apprehensive about approaching her house. Eve says that as long as the people inside are okay, she has nothing to worry about. Xena encourages her to go ahead while she, Eve, and Virgil wait. Before Gabrielle can knock on the door, it’s opened by her sister, Lila. The reunion is bittersweet when Lila says that a raider named Gurkhan kidnapped her daughter, Sarah, eight years ago. And that when their parents learned where she was, they sold much of their farm and went with Lila’s husband to retrieve Sarah – but Gurkhan had them killed. Xena promises Gabrielle that they will go after her niece. Gabrielle says that this will be more than a rescue mission. She wants vengeance for her parents’ murders.

Order the DVDsteleplay by R.J. Stewart
story by Robert Tapert
directed by Michael Hurst
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Adrienne Wilkinson (Eve), William Gregory Lee (Virgil), Calvin Tuteao (Gurkhan), Tandi Wright (Sonata), Gina Varela (Milda), Michelle Langstone (Lana), Willa O’Neill (Lila), Jo Lo (Yo), Stephen Hall (Auctioneer)

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Legacy

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle are traveling through a desert when they get caught in a sandstorm. They manage to find a grotto where they seek shelter and clean up. When the storm dies down, they hear the sound of fighting nearby. A group of nomads on horseback are attacking a smaller group of people on foot. Xena decides that they should even the odds and soon, the nomads that were attacking are in retreat. But the people they’ve helped aren’t very friendly to them, particularly when they hear Gabrielle call Xena by name. The leader says that she can’t be Xena because she’s long dead. The warrior proves herself when she demonstrates her skill with her chakram – and to Xena’s surprise, the people bow to her.

Order the DVDswritten by Melissa Good
directed by Chris Martin-Jones
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Alison Bruce (Kahina), Rawiri Pratene (Tazere), Owen Black (Korah), John O’Leary (Dalius), Graham Dolan (Nomad #2), Gregor McLennan (Nomad #1), Philip Spencer-Harris (Roman Captain), Barry Te Hira (Nomad Lookout)

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The Abyss

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle return from a hunting to trip to find Virgil and his friend Hosep have disappeared. Gabrielle notices that there’s a lot of blood around the camp, and Xena finds a stick with a human skull on it. But she believes that Virgil and Hosep escaped down the river. They return to their own canoe to search for their friends, but soon have to return to shore again to escape a waterfall. Back on land, they fight a pack of savages, and Gabrielle is stabbed then thrown into the river during the fight. Now Xena is not only trying to find what happened to Virgil, but fighting to keep her friend alive as well.

Order the DVDsteleplay by James Kahn
story by Robert Tapert
directed by Rick Jacobson
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: William Gregory Lee (Virgil), Ian Harcourt (Rubio), John Wielemaker (Alpha Male), Mark Williams (Fire Maker), Jason Palmer (Hosep), Steve Tate (Djindar #1)

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The Rheingold

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle are eating dinner in a tavern, when Xena notices a man watching them. She asks why he’s watching them and he comes over to their table and introduces himself as Beowulf. Xena asks what he’s there for and he places a rusty lock on their table. The warrior looks at the lock for a moment and then tells Gabrielle that she needs to talk to Beowulf. Later in their room, Xena is reluctant to tell Gabrielle about what she discussed with Beowulf. The bard assures her that she doesn’t need to know everything – but the next morning, Gabrielle awakens to find Xena gone, and a note on her bed.

Order the DVDswritten by R.J. Stewart
directed by John Fawcett
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Brittney Powell (Brunnhilda), Roger Morrissey (Monster Grinhilda), Renato Bartolomei (Beowulf), Alexander Petersons (Odin), Luanne Gordon (Grinhilda), Marama Jackson (First Rheinmaiden), Lucy Thomas (Second Rheinmaiden), Stephanie Bertram (Third Rheinmaiden), Glen Levy (Grendel), Jonathan Blick (First Viking), Guus de Koster (Merchant)

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The Ring

Xena: Warrior PrincessGabrielle, Beowulf and Brunhilda search for Xena in the woods that Grendel hunts in. They find blood on a tree, with one of the warriors’ gauntlets nearby – and Beowulf says this is where Xena died. Gabrielle says, “No, this is where she got away.” She thinks they should split up and sets off on her own. As she’s searching, someone suddenly grabs Gabrielle. It’s Xena, but Grendel is close by and they have to keep quiet. As they watch the monster, they can hear Beowulf calling for the bard in the distance…

Order the DVDswritten by Joel Metzger
directed by Rick Jacobson
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Brittney Powell (Bunnhilda), Roger Morrissey (Monster Grinhilda), Renato Bartolomei (Beowulf), Alexander Petersons (Odin), Victoria Hill (Waltraute), Luanne Gordon (Grinhilda), Glen Levy (Grendel), Jonathon Brandise (Soldier)

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The Return Of The Valkyrie

Xena: Warrior PrincessA year has passed and Gabrielle is still sleeping in the ring of fire that Brunhilda turned herself into. Some men approach the ring, with their leader determined to free her. Beowulf is also there and tells Lord Erick there is no way for anyone to enter the flames unless they are Gabrielle’s true soulmate and displays his burned hand as proof. He also warns that there is something else that Erick should be aware of: Grinhilda. The Valkyrie is still a monster and attacks the men. Beowulf tells Erick he should call off his men, but he won’t listen. He runs toward the ring of fire and is consumed by the flames. Seeing their leader killed and knowing they won’t survive Grinhilda’s attack, the others retreat. Beowulf tells his friend Wiglaf that he’s returning to Denmark to seek the help of King Hrothgar. In Hrothgar’s palace they learn that the King is about to be married to a woman named Welthea. Wiglaf says that’s not a Norse name. Beowulf says no, but that it sounds Celtic. They turn to watch as the bride is escorted into the room, and Beowulf recognizes her as Xena.

Order the DVDswritten by Emily Skopov
directed by John Fawcett
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Brittney Powell (Bunnhilda), Roger Morrissey (Monster Grinhilda), Renato Bartolomei (Beowulf), Alexander Petersons (Odin), Victoria Hill (Waltraute), Luanne Gordon (Grinhilda), Dean O’Gorman (Wiglaf), Stephanie Bertram (Third Rheinmaiden), Ben Brown (Villager), Loren Horsley (Sirglinda), Denys Hoskins (Priest), Marama Jackson (First Rheinmaiden), John Leigh (Hrothgar), Genevieve McLean (Hildegyth), Steve McQuillan (Viking #1), Lucy Thomas (Second Rheinmaiden), John Wraight (Lord Erick)

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Old Ares Had A Farm

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle have stopped in a tavern to eat, when the warrior notices some men seated at a nearby table that seem familiar. She goes to question one of them, but he doesn’t want to tell her anything until she puts her pinch on him. He tells Xena that they’ve united under the warlord Gasgar to go after Ares now that he’s mortal. They want revenge on the former god of war for double crossing them.

Away from the village, Ares is walking alone when a man appears and says he’s there to collect the bounty. But before he can do anything, Xena and Gabrielle appear and the man retreats. Ares tells them that he’s been having people want to fight him a lot lately. Xena fills him on how the warlords want his head and tells him he should go undercover. The former god of war says he’d been thinking about becoming a king or a priest. But that’s not what Xena had in mind – she thinks he’d be better off hiding out on a farm.

Order the DVDswritten by R.J. Stewart
directed by Charles Siebert
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Kevin Smith (Ares), Noel Coutts (Gasgar), Kirk Torrance (Demetrius), Charmaine Guest (Greba), Norman Forsey (Dempar), Dai Henwood (Siki), Andrew Kovacevich (Allus), Megan Nicol (Bargirl)

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Dangerous Prey

Xena: Warrior PrincessAfter recieving an intivitation from Queen Marga, Xena and Gabrielle arrive in Amazon territory to find that she is missing. Varia isn’t happy to see them and thinks they should leave. Xena offers to hunt for the missing Queen. Gabrielle stays behind with the other Amazons. The warrior finds Marga, who has been seriously injured. The dying Queen asks Xena to look out for Varia. She thinks the young Amazon will be a good leader, but still has much to learn. Varia finds them just as the Queen dies. Xena notices that someone has carved a message into Marga’s leg. It seems that someone has decided to hunt the Amazons for sport.

Order the DVDswritten by Joel Metzger
directed by Renee O’Connor
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Tsianina Joelson (Varia), Sandy Winton (Prince Morloch), Craig Hall (Raczar), Sela Apera (Marga), Sara Whitman (Amazon #1)

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The God You Know

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle have returned to Norse territory. They find Beowulf in a tavern and ask him to help them get to Valhalla. Three Valkyries who entered behind them offer to send Xena there by killing her. But she’s the one who sends them back out of the tavern, where a reporter wants to question her about why she has returned and if she plans to kill Odin.

Order the DVDswritten by Chris Black
directed by John Laing
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Kevin Smith (Ares), Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite), Alexis Arquette (Caligula), Michael Hurst (Nigel), Luanne Gordon (Grinhilda), Alexander Petersons (Odin), Charles Mesure (Michael), Joel Tobeck (Lucifer), Peter Rowley (Charon)

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You Are There

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle are walking through a field littered with bodies when the Archangel Michael appears. He tells them that Caligula is behind all of this carnage and that he will kill anyone who will not join his cult of blood, particularly the followers of Eli. Xena realizes that Eve must have headed to Rome and threatens Michael, saying that if she can kill gods then she can probably kill Angels too.

In Rome, Caligula is showing off his immortality to the people to gain their loyalty. When he learns who Eve is, he plans to throw her in jail. But before he can a woman comes riding up in a chariot. It’s Xena and she’s prepared to kill him. Just as she’s about to strike, though, Ares knocks her down, saying that if Xena kills Caligula, she’ll kill Aphrodite too.

Order the DVDswritten by Emily Skopov
directed by Garth Maxwell
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Kevin Smith (Ares), Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite), Alexis Arquette (Caligula), Adrienne Wilkinson (Eve), Charles Mesure (Michael)

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Path Of Vengeance

Xena: Warrior PrincessVaria has gathered the queens from the scattered tribes of the Amazon nation to meet and discuss plans of unification. A messenger arrives and tells them that Roman soldiers have been spotted in their territory. Varia decides the Amazons should attack them.

Eve is also in Amazon territory and the Romans find her. The captain tells her that the Emperor has sent them to protect her. She tries to send them away when the Amazons surround them and attack.

In a village nearby, Gabrielle has been trying to find a place for Xena and herself to stay, but says that nobody has room for them because of the Romans passing through. A Roman soldier stumbles into the village and tells them that Amazons attacked him and the troops he was with. He also tells them that the Romans were there to protect Eve.

Order the DVDswritten by Joel Metzger
directed by Chris Martin-Jones
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Adrienne Wilkinson (Eve), Tsianina Joelson (Varia), Kevin Smith (Ares), Morgan Reese Fairhead (Cyan), Marise Wipani (Kanae), Michelle Blanchard (Mawu-Ka), Kirstie O’Sullivan (Gwyn-Teir)

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To Helicon And Back

Xena: Warrior PrincessGabrielle joins in the celebration of Varia becoming Queen of the Amazons, while Xena camps nearby. Men with their faces painted blue begin to attack under the cover of an eclipse, led by a man wearing a mask. Xena joins the Amazons in fighting them. During the fight, the leader grabs Varia and rides off, while his men retreat. Xena recognizes that a weapon left behind by the men comes from Helicon. The other queens think that someone from Greece should lead in their rescue of Varia. Gabrielle thinks Xena should do it, but they will only listen to another Amazon queen – and Xena says that means Gabrielle.

Order the DVDswritten by Liz Friedman and Vanessa Place
directed by Michael Hurst
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Tsianina Joelson (Varia), Craig Parker (Bellerophon), Morgan Reese Fairhead (Cyan), Madeleie Sami (Tyro), Marise Wipani (Kanae), Michelle Blanchard (Mawu-Ka), Kirstie O’Sullivan (Gwyn-Teir)

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Send In The Clones

Xena: Warrior PrincessThree people are watching clips of Xena and discussing the show when they receive a call. It’s Alexis, and she tells them that she’s just completed work on the clones of Xena and Gabrielle. She asks them to bring along the clips they have compiled so that they can jump-start the memories of the clones. At the lab, Alexis allows them to go through one session of clips. She doesn’t want to overload the clones. But after they’ve left the lab, someone comes in and disconnects Gabrielle from the video feed – and puts in a disk of evil Xena clips.

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Robert Coyle
directed by Charlie Haskell
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Claire Stansfield (Alexis Los Alamos / Alti), Allison Wall (Clea, rabid Gabrielle fan), Polly Baigent (Polly, rabid Xena fan), Ian Hughes (Mac, rabid Joxer fan), Jennifer Rucker (Police Officer #1), Elizabeth Hawthorne (Newscaster Sandy Radford)

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The Last Of The Centaurs

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle are in a marketplace when Ephiny appears to Gabrielle. She tells her that her son, Xenan, is in trouble. A man nearby holds up a wanted poster with Xenan’s picture on it. Lord Belach is looking for bounty hunters to capture or kill Xenan. Xena decides to go see him and offer her services. When they arrive at Lord Belach’s castle, Xena discovers that he is the son of Borias and he looks just like his father. Belach tells them that Xenan kidnapped his daughter. Without telling him who she is, Xena offers to join the search. Ephiny guides her friends to where her son is hiding. There they learn the real reason Nicha left with Xenan.

Order the DVDswritten by Joel Metzger
directed by Garth Maxwell
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Danielle Cormack (Ephiny), Marton Csokas (Boris / Lord Belach), Hamish Hector-Taylor (Xenan), Katrina Devine (Nicha), Margaret-Mary Hollins (Madra), Kim Michalis (Natassa)

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When Fates Collide

Xena: Warrior PrincessJulius Caesar has escaped from the underworld and chained the Fates. Thinking it unfair that he ended up in Tartarus and Xena continues to live on with Gabrielle, he has decided to change a past mistake he made with the warrior. The Fates try to talk him out of it, but he’s determined and cuts her life thread just where he wants it and reinserts it back into the loom.

In this new reality, Caesar is Emperor of Rome and discussing matters with an aide when Brutus appears. He tells Caesar that Lao Ma has sent emissaries with a treaty. As they turn to enter the palace to greet the emissaries, a lone warrior on horseback arrives at the gate. The warrior easily disables the guard and shoots arrows toward Caesar and Brutus – and reveals herself to be Xena.

Order the DVDswritten by Kathrine Fugate
directed by John Fawcett
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Karl Urban (Julius Caesar), David Franklin (Brutus), Claire Stansfield (Alti), Ted Raimi (Joxer), Elizabeth Pendegrast (Atropos), Leah Mizrahi (Clotho), Chloe Jordan (Lachesis), Adrian Kwan (Emissary #1), David Tomison Passmore (Male Actor), Debbie Newby (Female Actor)

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Many Happy Returns

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Gabrielle are on a mission to deliver the helmet of Hermes to Thebes, when they come across zealots about to sacrifice a young woman. They fight the zealots, but unfortunately the rope that is linked to the chute the woman is laying on has come free from the base. She is sent over the cliff to the sea below. Xena leaps over the cliff after her, and using the helmet, she catches the girl and flies her to safety. The young woman believes that a god has just saved her and thanks Xena. When the warrior explains that she isn’t a god, the girl is angry that Xena ruined her sacrifice. The warrior and the bard are surprised by her reaction. Gabrielle thinks that maybe the way to get through to Genia is to introduce her to Aphrodite.

Order the DVDswritten by Liz Friedman and Vanessa Place
directed by Mark Beesley
music by Joseph LoDuca

Guest Cast: Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite), Katie Stuart (Genia), Hori Ahipene (Ferragus), Taungaroa Emile (Frankus), Lathan Gaines (Zarat), Ross Duncan (Lagot)

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Soul Possession

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena and Joxer are at the edge of a cliff discussing a scroll that she has with her. Joxer thinks they should destroy it, but he can’t tear it. Then he decides that maybe they could disguise it by hiding it within another scroll. Xena approves, then takes both scrolls and stuffs them in a jar, before diving from the cliff into the Ionian sea.

In the present day, C.H.A.K.R.A.M, a group who has been researching Xena and Gabrielle, holds a press conference to talk about a scroll that has been discovered in the Ionian sea. Dr. Fredrick Delaney, who is speaking for the organization, claims that they have proof that Xena was married – to Ares.

Order the DVDswritten by Melissa Blake
directed by Josh Becker
music by Joseph LoDuca

Cast: Renee O’Connor (Mattie), Lucy Lawless (Annie Day / Meg), Ted Raimi (Harry / Joxer), Kevin Smith (Ares), Elizabeth Pendegrast (Atropos), Chloe Jordan (Lachesis), Leah Mizrahi (Clotho), Jennifer Rucker (Xena Fan #2), Barb Binder (Carly Binding), Michael Saccente (Dr. Frederick Delaney), Lucy Briant (Roxanne Fields), Anne Nordhaus (Xena Fan #1), Campbell Cooley (Random Reporter)

Note: Barb Binder is the webmaster of the Xena fan site, Whoosh!.

Original title: Missing Pieces

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A Friend In Need – Part 1

Xena: Warrior PrincessGabrielle is thinking about what the future may hold, and Xena says she’s been wondering about that too. She thinks maybe they should head to the land of the Pharaohs for a while. Gabrielle notices that someone is lurking about in the woods around them. Xena says that he’s been there for about a half an hour. They find the man, who is a priest from the land of the rising sun. Kenji tells them that he was sent by Akemi, someone who Xena knew a long time ago. He also tells of a demon, Yodoshi, that killed his fellow priest, and says that Akemi believed that Xena would be able to defeat him. As they sail to Japan, Xena tells Gabrielle the story of how she and Borias met Akemi. When they reach Higuchi, the captain of the ship refuses to go near the village because it’s under siege.

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

Guest Cast: Michelle Ang (Akemi), Marton Csokas (Borias), Mac Jeffery Ong (Kenji), Adrian Brown (Yodoshi), Yvonne Tan (Ayako), Shiori Terada (Miyuki), Venant Wong (Morimoto), Gary Young (Saburo), Trevor Sai-Louie (Kao), Ric Chan (Master Swordsman), Gregor McLennan (Captain), Kazuhiro Muroyama (Harukata)

Original title: Japan Part 1

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A Friend In Need – Part 2

Xena: Warrior PrincessXena sends Gabrielle and Kenji off to find Mirimoto’s archers, who are gathering nearby, while she heads off alone in the opposite direction. When Gabrielle reaches the area where the archers are supposed to be, she finds that no one else is around. She starts thinking about what Xena has said and done over the past few hours since they arrived in Higuchi. Afraid of what is about to happen to the warrior, Gabrielle sets off at a run after her friend.

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

Guest Cast: Mac Jeffery Ong (Kenji), Michelle Ang (Akemi), Kazuhiro Muroyama (Harukata), Adrian Brown (Yidoshi), Venant Wong (Mirimoto)

Original title: Japan Part 2

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