While at a village picking up supplies, Gabrielle spots Autolycus in a chain gang being led onto a ship. She boards the vessel to find out why he is there. When the crew tries to take her off the ship, she fights them and then yells for Xena. The warrior immediately jumps aboard as the ship is leaving the dock. After she learns what is going on, she pays a visit to Autolycus in the hold. As they are talking, Xena and one of the prisoners feel a jolt. On deck, the warrior learns that the water depth is lower than it should be and spots a cloud of ash in the air. She realizes that Mount Aetnas has erupted. Knowing what is going to happen, the captain turns the ship. But it is already too late, as a giant wave approaches the ship.
written by Chris Manheim
directed by John Laing
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Bruce Campbell (Autolycus), Todd Rippon (Macon), Stephen Tozer (Thadeus), Toby Fisher (Petridies), Stephen Hall (Captain)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell