Xena and Gabrielle find an Athenian soldier who washed up in the river they were fishing in. He manages to tell them that he was attacked by the Horde before he dies. They look back to the river and see more bodies.
When they head away from the river, they run into the Horde and so they turn back to the river. Spotting a canoe in the water, they make their escape with it. When they are finally able to stop for a bit, Xena tells Gabrielle about her army’s encounter with the Horde. The warrior tells her that they will have a hard time getting away from the Horde. The Horde attack when Xena and Gabrielle return to the river, but more Athenian soldiers appear and drive the warriors back. The soldiers take the two women to their fortress. Inside the fortress, the men have given up hope of defeating the Horde. When Xena sees this and learns that their commander is dead, she takes control.
written by Steven L. Sears
directed by Oley Sassone
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Paul Glover (Menticles), Mark Perry (Galipan), Tamati Rice (Garel), Brent Gilbert (Drowned Athenian), Bob Johnson (Athenian #2), Phillip Jones (Wounded Athenian), Allen O’Halloran (Fatigued/Gashed Athenian), Sam Williams (Hordemasater)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell