Joxer finds Amarice on a cliff overlooking the Roman prison. He tells her that he’s had nightmares of Xena and Gabrielle in trouble. The Amazon points down to where the warrior and bard’s bodies still hang from crosses. Eli appears, and the three begin to work on a plan to retrieve their friends and return them home to Greece.
Meanwhile Xena and Gabrielle’s souls are sitting on a mountain, when angels approach them. The angels are carrying them upward when demons attack them. First Gabrielle falls, then Xena who is caught by Callisto. The demoness plans to take Xena to her lord. The two fight, and Xena is saved by the Archangel Michael, while another Archangel fights Callisto.
Once in a place of safety, Michael tells Xena that Gabrielle has been taken to hell. Xena is determined to go after the bard, and jumps toward hell. Michael catches her and tells her that if she goes voluntarily, she will be doomed for eternity. So the warrior demands that he make her an Archangel. To become an Archangel, she must make a choice. After a trial by fire, Xena earns her wings and joins Michael and the other Archangels in their rescue attempt of Gabrielle.
Meanwhile in hell, Gabrielle awakens and finds Callisto. The demoness begins to torment the bard, and tries to tempt her to eat the food of hell. Gabrielle realizes that if she does it will turn her into a demoness as well…but Callisto tells her it’s only a matter of time before she succumbs to the temptation.
Season 5 Regular Cast: Lucy Lawless (Xena), Renee O’Connor (Gabrielle)
teleplay by R.J. Stewart
story by Robert Tapert & R.J. Stewart
directed by John Fawcett
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Ted Raimi (Joxer), Hudson Leick (Callisto), Timothy Omundson (Eli), Jennifer Sky (Amarice), Charles Mesure (Michael), David De Lautour (Lief), Angela Gribben (Laura), Tamati Rice (Raphael), Jim McLarty (Pankos), Lee Jane Foreman (Arleia)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell