Xena begins to prepare the young Amazons she has befriended for the upcoming battle with Alti. She names Yakut as the new shamaness for their tribe. Alti has plans of her own, and calls forth the spirits of those she has captured to send after Xena and the Amazons. Xena has to fight her new friends, then helps them to rid themselves of the spirits. They continue on their search for Alti, but Xena soon realizes they are headed in the wrong direction. She realizes that Alti must be in the place where the Amazon dead are sent on to Eternity.
After Xena has told the Amazons more about her past and her encounters with Alti and Cyane, the evil shamaness takes control of a spider. She first makes Xena see Gabrielle, then changes to herself demanding to know who the bard is. Xena tells her that she represents what can defeat Alti. The warrior finally manages to rid herself of the spider, before falling unconcious.
teleplay by R.J. Stewart
story by Robert Tapert & R.J. Stewart
directed by T.J. Scott
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Claire Stansfield (Alti), Vicky Pratt (Cyane), Shiri Rappaport (Otere), Kate Elliot (Yakut), Marton Csokas (Borias)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell