Gabrielle struggles to come to terms with the fact that she killed Meridian as she and Xena travel to a village to find passage back to Greece. As they pass through a forest, three Banshees appear. The Banshees attack Xena, but leave Gabrielle alone. They back away from her saying they worship her. Since Gabrielle isn’t feeling well, she convinces Xena to give up the fight for now and they leave the forest.
In the village, Xena leaves Gabrielle at a tavern while she goes to speak to the captain of a ship that will be going close to Greece. The bard finds her appetite has returned and is soon eating everything that the tavern keeper will sit in front of her.
Outside the tavern, a crowd has gathered. They shout at Gabrielle and throw torches into the building, trying to burn it down with her in it. But the bard manages to use a pole to vault out of the structure and lands in the water nearby. She climbs onto the peir and the villagers chase her. Xena hears the commotion and follows.
written by R.J. Stewart
directed by Charles Siebert and Andrew Merrifield
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Catherine Boniface (Meridian), Alyssa Carr (Hope – 10 Months), Hannah Carr (Hope – 10 Months), Mark Clare (Eochaid), Peter Feeney (Caswallawn), Robert Harte (Goewin), Bert Keiller (Cadbury), Summer Proben (Hope – Todler), Ronald Fryer (Old Man), Michelle Huiramma (Banshee #1), David MItchell (Tavernkeeper)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell