Xena and Gabrielle travel to the village of the northern Amazons so that Gabrielle can give Eve her right of caste. When they arrive, they learn that Yakut and Amarice were killed when Samite nomads raided the village. Gabrielle decides that they should still have the right of caste ceremony, but since Xena isn’t an Amazon she isn’t allowed to take part. While the others are busy with the ceremony, Yakut appears to Xena. She says her mission in life wasn’t completed and asks Xena to stop the Amazons from seeking revenge.
teleplay by R.J. Stewart and George Strayton and Tom O’Neill
story by Robert Tapert and R.J. Stewart
directed by Paul Grinder
Amazon High sequences directed by Michael Hurst
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Danielle Cormack (Samsara), Kate Elliot (Yakut), Claudia Black (Karina), Shelley Edwards (Cyane), Selma Blair (Utma/Cyane), Karl Urban (Kor), Monica Mcswain (Olan), Morgan Reese Fairhead (Eris)
Notes: Some sequences in this episode were filmed by Michael “Iolaus” Hurst for the pilot episode of an aborted Young Hercules-style Xena spinoff called Amazon High. The series never made it beyond the pilot, and so the footage was reused here.
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell