Xena and Gabrielle find a childhood friend of the bard, Seraphin, as she is about to be sacrificed. Xena interrupts the “ceremony” and Gabrielle takes Seraphin to safety. Callisto appears and kills one of the priests, then disappears with his body. Ares also appears and tries to convince Xena to lead his army against Callisto, but she refuses. After he leaves, Xena and Gabrielle learn from Seraphin that Callisto isn’t the one they have to worry about. The warrior realizes that it is Hope who is building a following. Xena and Gabrielle know they must find a way to stop her.
written by Steven Sears
directed by David Warry Smith
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Hudson Leick (Callisto), Kevin Smith (Ares), Jodie Rimmer (Seraphin), Stephen Ure (Werfner), Elizabeth Pendergrass (Atropos), Micaela Daniel (Lachesis), Samantha Adriaanse (Clotho), Jermey Curry (Warlord), Bret Rudnick (First Klansman), Renee O’Connor (Hope)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell