While taking a break from their journey, Xena and Gabrielle are attacked by bounty hunters. They have a warrant to arrest Xena for the murder of a young woman that was committed some years before. The warrior agrees to go with them, and gives Gabrielle her chakram. During the trial, Gabrielle defends her friend, but the warrior says nothing for herself. The judge sentences Xena to life in prison on Shark Island. After Xena has been taken away, Gabrielle begins to plan a way to rescue her friend.
teleplay by Hilary Bader
story by Robert Tapert and Josh Becker
directed by Rick Jacobson
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Katrina Browne (Thelassa), William Kircher (#1 Bad Guard/Prison overseer), Tanea Heke (Ursena), Natalie Dennis (Clysetone), Julie Taylor (Hanged woman), Gilbert Goldie (Town elder), Huntly Eliott (Judge), Margaret Blay (Woman in court), Patrick Smith (Healer), Chris Sherwood (Drexel), Laurie Dee (Tavern keeper)
Original title: Shark Island Prison
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell