Ares’ girl of the moment, a warrior named Mavican, wants him to make her his new chosen since Xena no longer wants the job. But the god of war refuses, and Mavican determines to prove that she’s worthy of him.
Meanwhile, Xena fights of a small group of bandits, but won’t let Gabrielle help. Ares appears before the bard-turned-warrior when she visits a nearby temple to fill the waterskins. He’s sympathetic to her feelings of Xena treating her like a kid again, then surprises her with a compliment about her fighting skills with her sai before disappearing.
As Gabrielle is leaving the temple, Mavican appears. She wants to fight Xena to prove her worth to Ares…and she knows the best way to get the warrior’s attention is to kill her best friend.
written by Steven L. Sears
directed by Rick Jacobson
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Kevin Smith (Ares), Jenya Lano (Mavican)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell