Xena and Gabrielle are on a mission to deliver the helmet of Hermes to Thebes, when they come across zealots about to sacrifice a young woman. They fight the zealots, but unfortunately the rope that is linked to the chute the woman is laying on has come free from the base. She is sent over the cliff to the sea below. Xena leaps over the cliff after her, and using the helmet, she catches the girl and flies her to safety. The young woman believes that a god has just saved her and thanks Xena. When the warrior explains that she isn’t a god, the girl is angry that Xena ruined her sacrifice. The warrior and the bard are surprised by her reaction. Gabrielle thinks that maybe the way to get through to Genia is to introduce her to Aphrodite.
written by Liz Friedman and Vanessa Place
directed by Mark Beesley
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite), Katie Stuart (Genia), Hori Ahipene (Ferragus), Taungaroa Emile (Frankus), Lathan Gaines (Zarat), Ross Duncan (Lagot)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell