Ares appears after a brawl in a tavern and tells Xena that some of the people involved are part of a movement that has been inciting people to disobey the gods. Xena realizes that he’s afraid that the prophecy about the twilight of the gods may be comiing true. He says he’s just being thorough.
Xena and Gabrielle accompany the members the movement to protect them, and learn that they are followers of Eli’s teachings. They meet up with their friend in another village where he’s encouraging people to destroy their weapons, saying the only weapon they need against the gods is love. But Xena is concerned about what Ares may be up to…and her fears are confirmed when she finds some of his warriors preparing to attack the village.
written by George Strayton and Tom O’Neill
directed by Garth Maxwell
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Hudson Leick (Callisto), Kevin Smith (Ares), Timothy Omundson (Eli), Ann Baxter (Disciple), Tim Beveridge (Villager #2), James Gaylyn (Petracles), Albert Heimuli (Head Soldier), Peter Rowley (Milos), Greg Ward (Villager #3)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell