Gabrielle joins in the celebration of Varia becoming Queen of the Amazons, while Xena camps nearby. Men with their faces painted blue begin to attack under the cover of an eclipse, led by a man wearing a mask. Xena joins the Amazons in fighting them. During the fight, the leader grabs Varia and rides off, while his men retreat. Xena recognizes that a weapon left behind by the men comes from Helicon. The other queens think that someone from Greece should lead in their rescue of Varia. Gabrielle thinks Xena should do it, but they will only listen to another Amazon queen – and Xena says that means Gabrielle.
written by Liz Friedman and Vanessa Place
directed by Michael Hurst
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Tsianina Joelson (Varia), Craig Parker (Bellerophon), Morgan Reese Fairhead (Cyan), Madeleie Sami (Tyro), Marise Wipani (Kanae), Michelle Blanchard (Mawu-Ka), Kirstie O’Sullivan (Gwyn-Teir)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell