Xena and Gabrielle’s peaceful morning is ended when the warrior begins having sharp pains in her abdomen. They rush to a village healer. At the healer’s, Xena awakens from a horrible vision and tells Gabrielle and Amarice, who has joined them, that she must go see Yakut. The trio sets off for the northern Amazon village.
Yakut greets them. She has also seen the vision. The young shamaness has another vision and says that there’s a woman in it bearing the mark of the shamaness. Xena realizes that it is Alti. The warrior makes the decision to enter Alti’s realm to stop her from attacking her baby, but Gabrielle insists on taking her place for the baby’s and Xena’s sake. In the vision quest, Alti tells Gabrielle that she doesn’t want to harm the baby, but wants to return to the physical plane and that Xena should find a way to make this happen.
written by Steven L. Sears & R.J. Stewart
directed by John Fawcett
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Claire Stansfield (Alti), Jennifer Sky (Amarice), Kate Elliot (Yakut), Donogh Rees (Chi’Ah), Beryl Te Wiata (Midwife), Rachel Hayward (Amazon), and Argo
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell