Xena and Gabrielle are traveling through a desert when they get caught in a sandstorm. They manage to find a grotto where they seek shelter and clean up. When the storm dies down, they hear the sound of fighting nearby. A group of nomads on horseback are attacking a smaller group of people on foot. Xena decides that they should even the odds and soon, the nomads that were attacking are in retreat. But the people they’ve helped aren’t very friendly to them, particularly when they hear Gabrielle call Xena by name. The leader says that she can’t be Xena because she’s long dead. The warrior proves herself when she demonstrates her skill with her chakram – and to Xena’s surprise, the people bow to her.
written by Melissa Good
directed by Chris Martin-Jones
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Alison Bruce (Kahina), Rawiri Pratene (Tazere), Owen Black (Korah), John O’Leary (Dalius), Graham Dolan (Nomad #2), Gregor McLennan (Nomad #1), Philip Spencer-Harris (Roman Captain), Barry Te Hira (Nomad Lookout)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell