Xena and Gabrielle interrupt a funeral when they realize that the widow of the deceased is about to be burned alive. They manage to get the woman to her home, but as the warrior realizes there is no escape from there, Naima summons the power of the Mehndi and sends Xena into a future life. In that lifetime, she is an elderly woman, known as the mother of peace. She finds that her enemy in that future is Alti. When Gabrielle cannot find her friend, Naima explains that she sent Xena into her future life to save her from being destroyed by a great evil. The bard insists that Naima send her there to help, and she agrees – but only after she has taught Gabrielle about the Mehndi and how it will help the warrior and bard to bring Alti back to the past.
written by Steven L. Sears
directed by Rick Jacobson
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Claire Stansfield (Alti), Tharini Mudiliar (Naima), Gabriella Larkin, Saras Govender, Colin Mathura-Jeffree (Sakti)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell