As Joxer is leaving flowers at the place where Gabrielle disappeared with Hope, Xena grabs his arm. She has been searching for evidence that Gabrielle is still alive. Joxer doesn’t believe her, but he follows her to Poteidaia.
In Poteidaia, the two friends are reunited with the bard, and then learn that a man was killed by some creature just outside the village. Xena and Gabrielle return to the bard’s family’s home to set a trap for the creature. When it appears, it ignores Gabrielle and attacks Xena. The duo manage to escape it and head for the house. The creature retreats when daylight comes. Xena tells Joxer that the creature is Dahak’s grandchild, and that the person they thought was Gabrielle is really Hope. She plans to use Hope to kill the Destroyer.
teleplay by Chris Manheim
story by Liz Friedman & Chris Manheim
directed by Doug Lefler
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Renee O’Connor (Hope), Ted Raimi (Joxer), Willa O’Neill (Lila), Geoff Snell (Herodotus), Lisa Crittendon (Hecuba)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell