As Xena and Gabrielle are walking by a river in India, they are attacked by the minions of Indrejit. Their leader says they were sent to stop the warrior and bard from reaching the Avatar. They find Eli, surrounded by people seeking his help, and realize that he must be the Avatar. The offer to protect him from Indrejit and he relcutantly agrees. That night, an apeman, Hanuman, appears in the camp. He has been following Eli because it is his job to protect him. He tells them that they should head to the temple of Krishna and ask the god for his help.
written by R.J. Stewart
directed by John Fawcett
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Timothy Omundson (Eli), Jake McKinnon (Hanuman), Rajneel Singh (Indrajit), Rajiv Varma (Krishna), George Sabbage (Man), Slade Leef (Demon)
Notes: Protests about this episode’s portrayal of Krishna led the producers to edit certain elements of the episode before it was repeated again.
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell