Xena and Gabrielle are separated after the ship they were on sinks during a storm. The bard is picked up by Cecrops, the lost mariner, whose ship was cursed three hundred years before by Poseidon. Xena has her hands full on shore with pirates who wish to capture her. She learns from them which ship picked up Gabrielle. She makes the decision to try and reach that ship. Once aboard, Xena convinces Cecrops to head east toward the whirlpool Charybdis and the part of the island where his late love, Tyrie, had lived. When they do, Poseidon appears and offers Xena and Gabrielle the opportunity to leave the ship. Realizing that she is close to figuring out how to break the curse, Xena turns him down.
written by Steven L. Sears
directed by Garth Maxwell
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Tony Todd (Cecrops), Charles Siebert (Poseidon), Nigel Harbrow (Basculis), George Henare (Hidsim), Frank Iwan Jr. (Colfax), Michael Hollows (Tig), John Smith (Bloomer)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell