Three men bring the Mystic Diamond to Aphrodite. The goddess plans to have the gem, which powers the north star, added to her constellation. But she knows that Xena and Gabrielle will try to stop her. After the goddess sends the men on with the diamond to the person who will place the stone for her, the warrior and bard arrive at the temple, along with Joxer. As the trio look around, Aphrodite places an obsession spell on them and whatever they are thinking about at that moment is what they become obsessed with. Soon the trio are at a lake with Xena fishing, Gabrielle preoccupied with herself, and Joxer acting like an ape man.
teleplay by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
story by Robert Tapert and Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster
directed by Josh Becker
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Ted Raimi (Joxer), Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite), Renee Schuda (Young Xena), Callum Gallagher (Young Lyceus), Lawerence Makoare (Maecenus), Jason Tamu (Thug #1)
Original title: Fish Schticks
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell