Ares and Kel, another god of war, discuss Xena’s return and the chakram of light. Both gods want the weapon, since it can kill a god, but only the purest soul can retrieve it. Kel sends a monk after it, but he isn’t pure enough and is killed.
In the ruins of the temple in the mountains, Xena and Gabrielle are adjusting to their return to life. Amarice gives Xena the pieces of her broken chakram. The warrior has no idea what it is and isn’t interested in getting it fixed, which puzzles Gabrielle. Down in a nearby village, the bard shows Xena the new weapons she wants to buy for her, but again, the warrior isn’t interested. Suddenly Kel’s men appear, and Gabrielle and Amarice fight them – Xena just stands and watches. The bard calls for them to retreat back to the temple. Once there, they fill Eli in on what happened and ask him what could be wrong with Xena. He isn’t sure, but he thinks his friend, a monk, could help her. Later, Gabrielle tells him she knows she wasn’t following the right way for her and that if Xena doesn’t recover her memory, she will do whatever she must to protect her.
written by Chris Manheim
directed by Doug Lefler
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Ted Raimi (Joxer), Timothy Omundson (Eli), Jennifer Sky (Amarice), Kevin Smith (Ares), Antonio Te Maioho (Kel), Mark Rounthwaite (Guard)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell