Gabrielle is kidnapped and the warrior who took her, Palaemon, tells Xena that he killed her. The two warriors fight and Xena soon realizes that he lied. During the fight, Xena is accidentally sprayed in the face with a dye. One of the ingredients in the dye could permanently blind her, unless she receives treatment within twenty four hours. But Xena is more concerned with rescuing Gabrielle. She makes Palaemon act as her guide to the bard. Having been taken to a castle, Gabrielle is told that she will be married to the king. She is taken to her chambers to be prepared for meeting some of the people and for the ceremony.
written by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
directed by Josh Becker
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Jeremy Callaghan (Palaemon), Chris Bailey (Apex), Sydney Jackson (Vidalus), Graham Lauder (Lagos), Ajay Vasisht (Vendor)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell