Ares has taken the secret to making Hephaestus’ metal and has given it to his protege, a young warrior named Agranon. The young man is very open to the god of war’s plans for ruling the world. But Xena is on to Ares. She and Gabrielle free three of her former warriors from prison and a fourth from his impending execution. Xena offers them a chance to earn their freedom by helping her stop Ares and Agranon. While the four warriors may have once been in Xena’s army, none were there at the same time. So while they may trust the former warlord, they don’t trust each other. But Xena believes that they will soon learn how to work together as a team. Xena divides them into groups of two. Glaphrya and Darnelle are to gather supplies. Walsim and Monlik are to map out a way into the castle that Agathon and his army are using, while Xena and Gabrielle go to see King Gregor about using his army for a deversion. But after visiting the castle, Monlik decides that he has the upper hand over Xena since he has the only map. When Xena disagrees and demands the map, he tries to kill her. The two fight and soon it’s Monlik who is dead. Now the others must find their own way into the castle.
written by Steven L. Sears
directed by Rick Jacobson
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Kevin Smith (Ares), Jon Brazier (Walsim), Katrina Hobbs (Glaphrya), Charles Mesure (Darnelle), Jonathon Roberts (Agathon), Stephen Ure (Monlik), Peter Ford (Villager #1), Amron McCormack (Warrior #1), Campbell Rousselle (Warrior #2), Adam Schlooz (Guard #1), Roy Snow (Athenian Captain), and Argo
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell