Keeping with her promise she made to Xena, Gabrielle is taking the warrior’s body back home to Amphipolis. Along the way she is met by bounty hunters. They want to take Xena’s body as proof that she is dead to the warlord that has hired them. But Gabrielle fights them, with help from Iolaus who has just appeared. As Gabrielle continues her journey, she is met by Ephiny and a group of Amazons. Her friend convinces the bard to bring Xena’s body back to the Amazon village for them to honor her with a funeral. Ephiny also tells her about Velasca, Melosa’s adopted daughter. Velasca challanged Melosa for the right to be queen of the Amazons and won. She wants the Amazons to resume their war with the Centaurs. But Gabrielle can stop her since she took the rite of caste and became an Amazon princess. After thinking it through, the bard agrees to become the next queen of the Amazon nation. Not far away, Autolycus steals the dagger of Helios. Soon after he begans to hear Xena’s voice. She tells him that she influenced his decision to steal the dagger and he wants him to travel to the Amazon village and steal her body. Xena knows that she doesn’t have much time to return to life. The only way that she can is through Ambrosia, and the dagger is the key to a crypt that holds the food of the gods.
teleplay by Steven L. Sears
story by Chris Manheim, Steven L. Sears, and R.J. Stewart
directed by Michael Levine
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Bruce Campbell (Autolycus), Danielle Cormack (Ephiny), Melinda Clarke (Velasca), Michael Hurst (Iolaus), Jodie Dorday (Solari), Alexander Tant (Xenan), Michael Dwyer (Ruffian#1), David Fitchew (Vendor), Christian Hodge (Man), Kirstie O’Sullivan (Woman)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell