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: Another one's fallen for you. Xena
: Again? What is it? Gabrielle
: Oh, the blue eyes... the leather. Men love leather. Xena
: I think it's time for a wardrobe change. Gabrielle
: Yeah. You could try wearing chainmail. Xena
: Nah. That'd just attract a kinkier group.
: Oh... that's enough, Minya! Gabrielle
: She's in that, "I'll do anything for the Warrior Princess" haze!
: You know, her boyfriend is in love with you. Guess I'll have to straighten that out too. Xena
: You? Why you? Gabrielle
: Because *I* do the sensitive chats.
: [Xena has destroyed a frying pan using it as a weapon
] Xena, this was our only frying pan. Why do you do that? You do have weapons, don't you? Xena
: I like to be creative in a fight. It gets my juices going. Gabrielle
: Can we cook with your juices?
: Let me ask you something, Gabrielle. Does Xena ever think about... settling down and getting married? Gabrielle
: No... she likes what I do.
[Xena throws a fish on her face
: I think she likes what she's doing.
: [Minya is playing with Xena's whip
] The rotten thing came back and bit me! Xena
: You gotta be careful with it. What are you doing with my whip, anyway? Minya
: It isn't your whip, anymore. I traded my best frying pan for it, fair and square. Gabrielle
: Look, we have to cook our food. I am still waiting for the fish I had for lunch to stop brying to swim upstream! Xena
: No, this isn't about cooking, is it? Gabrielle
: I don't know what you're talking about. Xena
: I messed with your scroll, so you... You traded my whip for a frying pan? I want it back. Minya
: No! It belongs to me! You don't get that concept very well, do you? The whip is mine. The frying pan's yours. Hower is mine! She's yours.
: [in a bathtub with Gabrielle
] Are you sitting on the soap? Gabrielle
: I was wondering what that was... Hmmm...
: [Referring to a man who is leading Xena and Gabrielle to his village to for them to protect
] Another one's fallen for you. Xena
: Again? Why does this always happen? Gabrielle
: It's the blue eyes, the leather. Some guys just love leather. Xena
: I think a wardrobe change is in order Gabrielle
: You could wear chain mail. Xena
: Yeah, but I think that'd just attract a kinkier group.
: [Sees Gabrielle using her chakram weapon to cut fish
] Gabrielle! What do you think you're doing? Oh, that's just great. It's gonna smell like fish for days! Gabrielle
: Well what was I supposed to use, huh? You threw our only good cutting knife at a warlord last week.
: I'm looking for my best friend, maybe you've seen her? Six foot tall, dark hair, lots of leather, fights like the Harpies in a bad mood.
: [to Xena
] I don't want to wind up some lonely, pathetic woman like... never mind.
: You call that a jump? Gabrielle
: No! It was a frantic leap. Best I could do.
: Don't tell me that was HIM? Gabrielle
: 'Fraid so. Xena
: Remind me to have a talk to you about your taste in men.
: Do you want me to drive? Xena
: Not on your life. Not on my life.
: I need someone to distract them. Gabrielle
: I'm not very good at this horse thing!
: My mother always wanted me to get married and have kids. And I remember telling her that I'd always be grateful for the way that she raised me, but she couldn't expect me to pay for that with my future.
: I didn't kill you, I killed an illusion! Gabrielle
: Is that supposed to make me feel better?
: What's causing that? Xena
: We are. Or I should say, you are. Gabrielle
: There you go again. You're always blaming me for everything!
: Xena, why is it never your fault? Xena
: It's the past! Each time we accuse each other about the past, the echoes start and we can't hear one another! Gabrielle
: How do we stop it? Xena
: Tell me how you feel! Right now, nothing about the past! Right now!
: My heart is hurting beyond words. The pain is tearing up my soul. These days have seen my spirit die, my life propelled out of control. Xena
: My wounds lie naked to the world, my depth of suffering exposed. This damaged past can never heal until this nightmare book is closed. Gabrielle
: My heart is hurting beyond words. The pain is tearing up my soul. Please tell me, how can I retrieve the life that all this sadness stole?
] I never dreamed that we'd be distanced by our hate, that all the trust we had would go... Gabrielle
] How could I hate you? Xena
] How could it come to pass, this awful twist of fate? Gabrielle
] How could I hurt you? Xena
] This madness can't be so! Gabrielle
] I can't believe it... Xena
] I never dreamed that any barriers could rise, Gabrielle
] Or that I'd ever see the stranger in your eyes! Xena
] Our hearts were hurting both the same... Gabrielle
] The hurt was tearing up our souls! Xena
] The fury in us made us blind... Gabrielle
] We could not see beyond the pain! Xena
] If we can turn again to love... Gabrielle
] If we can heal these open wounds! Xena
] We'll leave this hatred far behind, Gabrielle
] So not a trace of hate remains! Xena
] We'll overcome our damaged past, and we'll grow stronger side by side to stand together through the storm. We're safe 'cause love will be our guide!
: [after Xena abducted her from the Amazon village, dragged her away by rope on horseback and tried throwing her over a waterfall
] *I HATE YOU!*
[she charges towards Xena and they both fall off the cliff towards the waterfall
: [looking around Illusia
] The Elysian Fields... only heroes wind up here.
: Dead heroes.
[realizing her nakedness
: Dead naked heroes.
: Why didn't you love me, Gabrielle? Gabrielle
: I do love you. It's just not the way that you want it, I guess. I wish I did.
: What's a priest without a god?
: Xena, let's just say that he was not poisoned. Then I would be leaving you and Eve alone for nothing. Xena
: Are you willing to gamble Joxer's life on that?
: It's just hard knowing that the people the I love are in danger and I'm not there. Joxer
: You're talking about Xena, right? I'm sure she can handle herself. Gabrielle
: It doesn't mean I don't want to be there so I can jump in and help out or something. Joxer
: I know the feeling. Gabrielle
: I can be a real bitch sometimes, huh? Can't I?
: Us. How come there was never an us, Gabrielle? Gabrielle
: Why- why do people love the people that they do? I don't know. Joxer
: I know why. Because you made me feel special. Gabrielle
: You are special. Joxer
: Not special enough. Gabrielle
: You're special enough to see me through the worst times in my life. Enough that I've come to rely on you as a very good friend. Joxer
: Why didn't you love me, Gabrielle? Gabrielle
: I do love you. It's just not the way that you wanted, I guess. I wish I did.
: Joxer, when you were ill, I said, um... Joxer
: I know what you said. You said that you love me, but only as a friend, right? Gabrielle
: I do mean that. I'm- I... Joxer
: I know you do. I know you do. Look, Gabrielle, I will always love you more than that. That's just something I have to live with. That's all.
: You think you're man enough to test my blade? Do you? Your type are all cowards! I've met and defeated tens of hundreds of your type. So come on, make your move. Or are you waiting for me to make the first move? First mistake? Well that's your first mistake, waiting for my mistake, cause I don't make mistakes!
[attacks the log she's been talking to
: [Glancing at her breast
] What's the matter with you? You just seem... bigger. Gabrielle
: No, I'm not. It's the mountain air. I feel motivated. Xena
: You didn't hire a sorcerer to enhance your... motives... did you?
: You don't don't look like a fighter. Sure...that's your strength. Like a beautiful seed in an eagle's dung. Gabrielle
: Nice image...
: [Picks up Gabrielle's breast dagger
] I'll keep this for the time being. Gabrielle
: Ha, it's not like your breasts aren't dangerous enough!
: Take my word for it, I'm not the wifey type. I sleep late. I don't know a lick about housework. And look at these hips. No way.
: See how calm the surface of the water is. That was me once. And then...
[throws stone in water
: The water ripples and churns; that's what I became. Gabrielle
: But if we sit here long enough it will go back to being still again. It will go back to being calm. Xena
: But the stone's still under there. It's now part of the lake. It might look as it did before, but it's forever changed.
: I can feel it... there's something evil here. Something's not right. Gabrielle
: That's because you're standing next to the portal to hell.
[Virgil tries to fill Gabrielle's cup with more wine
: No, no, I've had enough! Virgil
: Perhaps. But it would help us bridge a gap more easily since we last saw each other. Gabrielle
: You mean it would make me drunk and loose. Virgil
: No one understands my words better than you, Gabrielle.
: Eve, sweetheart... if you can't stand the heat... then maybe you should get the hell out of my kitchen! Eve
: Or stay and put out the fire.
[Gabrielle hits Eve on the head with a metal fish statue
: No one likes a party-pooper.
: [after Xena failed to send Lucifer into the portal of Hell
] You were supposed to throw him in the portal. Xena
: Yeah? Well, he wasn't ready! Gabrielle
: Xena, no one is *ready* to go to Hell. That's the point. Xena
: Really? Well, you and Virgil were lookin' ready to burn not long ago! Gabrielle
] Yeah? So what? Xena
] Evil, the dark side! It's intoxicating, isn't it? Gabrielle
: Oh yeah, it's intoxicating!
: You may not be descending to Mephistopheles' throne voluntarily, but obviously it's coming up to claim its new queen... Xena
: You mean its rightful ruler. Gabrielle
: That would be you. Xena
: Not if I can find someone else to take my place.
[looks at Lucifer
: Him. Gabrielle
: You're gonna turn an archangel into the king of Hell? Xena
: Oh, he's less of an angel than I am. He just doesn't know it yet! Gabrielle
: So, how do you plan on making him *see* the light? Xena
] By showing him how much he's gonna *love* the dark!
: [when Xena and her friends crashes the temple to party
] Mother, your purpose will not be served by subjecting this temple or this town to further desecration! Xena
: It's not desecration, Eve! We're just throwing a farewell bash for our celestial guest, assuming that he'll give us the pleasure. Lucifer
: The pleasure's all mine, Xena; because the farewell I'll be celebrating is yours. Gabrielle
: You should listen to your mother, Eve. She knows what she's doing. Eve
: I wouldn't be so sure, Gabrielle! Not anymore.
: Gabrielle, what's your plan? Gabrielle
: I get inside Moghador. I kill Gurkhan. And I bring Sarah back. Eve
: That's your goal. What's your plan? Gabrielle
: Haven't thought about it. Eve
: I visited Moghador once. Gabrielle
: I'm afraid to ask why. Eve
: You should be.
: If you're trying to scare me, Eve... why were you in Mogador? Eve
: I was selling slave girls. Gabrielle
: Calm way your daughter talks about her past. Xena
: She knows what I know: there's nothing you can do to change the past. You can only work to make the future better.
] I sing of Superlious, pirate of the high seas! I capture beautiful maidens and sell them...
[He sees Gabrielle
: Hi, Gabrielle. Gabrielle
: No-no-no-no. Don't tell me. You're Superlious, pirate of the high seas?
: [to Gurkhan
] Are you afraid? Afraid like my mother? My father? Like my sister's husband? Right before you cut off their heads?
: If I kill you... you win. I become like you.
: [Gabrielle comes back on top of Gurkhan
] I hate you!
: [Gabrielle starts beating the living daylights out of Gurkhan
: Your mother will be so happy to see you. Sarah
: How could she ever love me again, after what I've become? Eve
: You don't know mothers very well, do you? Sarah
: You don't understand. I've done terrible things. How can I ever be forgiven? Gabrielle
: [Gabrielle, Xena and Eve exchange looks
] Are you ever in the right company.
: It will have blood, Gabrielle. Blood will have blood! Gabrielle
] Don't talk to me about consequences, Xena! That man murdered my mother and father!
: Now I kill him!
: We've repeated the that many times Xena
: Yes Gabrielle
: But I... Xena
: No, No, Yes, No, I tired that, yes both ways, no I don't know, no again, are there any more questions? Good
: [repeated lines and actions throughout episode
[Joxer opens barn door
: Rise and shine everyone!
[comes in barn
: Rise and shine! Gabrielle
: [Gabrielle emerges from a stack of hay
] I'll rise, but I refuse to shine! Joxer
: Well, I got us breakfast.
[Joxer takes an egg from his helmet he's holding
: Goose eggs!
: Xena, it just doesn't make sense. Who do you think? Xena
: It's not the Fates; it's not Ares; it's not something that I ate. No, I have no poison dart marks. I have no Bacchae bites.
[Shows her neck
: Is that a hickey?
[Both Xena and Gabrielle look away slightly embarrassed
: You know the enemy of my enemy is often considered my friend. Xena
[pauses and looks at Lycos and Menos
: Go ahead. Joxer
] Really? Xena
: Go ahead. Joxer
: Yeah but you don't eve... I knew this would happen someday, you and me on the same wavelength, two great minds, one thought. Gabrielle
: Only half a wit.
: [Xena hums the funeral song as Joxer's body burns on a floating pyre in the river. Gabrielle looks at Xena
] Xena, I shouldn't have sent him after those goose eggs... Xena
] Gabrielle, Joxer died a hero, just like he always wanted.
: There's no blame here!
[Gabrielle starts to cry as Xena holds her
: Hey, come here. Maybe we should get some rest, hmm? Gabrielle
] No, I don't think I can... Xena
: Yeah, sure you can. Come on.
: Sleep now. It'll hurt less in the morning... Joxer
: [Morning; the rooster crows again and Xena wakes up, finding herself and Gabrielle in the same barn as the morning before. Joxer comes in the barn
] Rise and shine, everyone!
: Rise and shine!
[Xena just stares at him, completely shocked
: Is Xena ALL you think about? Gabrielle
: She's my family, she's the most important thing in my life!
: Xena and I have a connection. It's stronger than either one of us. We're soul mates.
: There's more to being a warrior than skill. There's fighting for what you believe in... For people that you love. Brunnhilda
: You know, before I met you, I never thought of a warrior as having any love but the love of battle.
: [to Brunnhilda
] What are you fighting for? You want to win my love? You're going to shed blood for what? For me? You call that love? You're sick.
: Xena and I are meant to be together. We didn't make it that way, it just is.
: Gabrielle, I wanted to thank you! I never would have met Paulina if it wasn't for you! In fact, the two of you made me realize something deep down about myself that... I guess I always knew, but... just didn't dare admit. Yes... I'm a... thespian.
[She goes away hand in hand with Paulina
: Oh. Hah. Congratulations. You managed to touch someone. Gabrielle
: That's not exactly what I had in mind. I wanted to change... violent people into people of peace, not actors. That is what she said, right? Deep down, she's a thespian? Yeah, um... that's what she... said. Yeah. Xena
: Why? What'd you think? Gabrielle
: What's this? It's... it's blood. You have a head on your stick. These are your changes? Blood? Sex? Joxer
: Uh, and a hot tub. I got the guys workin' on it in the back. I thought to myself, 'Joxer, what is it that you like?' And I figured, 'That's what the public wants.' Gabrielle
: Artists aren't supposed to care what the public wants. We're not doing this for money.
: No good playwright would have her art reduced to garbage for the sake of a few dinars!
: What am I doing? All this sex, blood, violence? Have I gone crazy? Joxer
: Gabrielle! We just sold out the first night! Gabrielle
: Crazy like a fox! I want more blood! Let's make it gushing!
: [in voiceover with quill to parchment
] It was the kind of night where you could feel time flow over you like the amnesiatic waters of the river Styx.
: That is terrible. 'Amnesiatic', I don't think that's a word.
: [materializing behind Gabrielle
] Boo! Gabrielle
: Aphrodite? Aphrodite
: Can't sleep, huh? Gabrielle
: You scared me. Aphrodite
: Sorry, I didn't know I had to *knock* in my own temple. Gabrielle
: You don't, but can you just keep it down, I don't want to wake Xena. Aphrodite
: Pregnant girl need her rest, huh? I remember when Cupid was on his way... Gabrielle
: Uh, doesn't a god of your obvious stature have anything better to do than hang out here in the middle of the night? Aphrodite
: Owwie. What's with the attitude? I let you sleep in my temple. I show real concern for your insomnia, and you treat me like I'm a rash where the sun don't shine.
: So you shrunk her horse, big deal. Everybody shrinks as they get older. That's why old people are so short. Gabrielle
: Now that's very constructive. What are you writing? Aphrodite
: Patient is hostile and insecure, possibly masking some latent tendencies. Gabrielle
: This is stupid. Aphrodite
: No, I'm sorry. Look. No more scroll, alright? Gabrielle
: Latent tendencies? Where did you learn to talk like that? Aphrodite
: Honey, don't let the blonde hair fool you. Although bombastic forms of circumlocution should be generally avoided, one mustn't shy away from big words in the right context. Gabrielle
: You know, I gotta tell ya, I am feeling a whole lot better. I mean, life's pretty sweet for me right now. I've got no cooking, no cleaning, and back rubs for a month. Gabrielle
: Technically, you didn't lose your temper, but Xena, I saw you throwing pies in a less than loving manner. Joxer
: *Much* less. Xena
: Oh? Joxer
: Uh, uh, loving. Xena
: Yep, loving. That's me.
[pie hits her in the face
: Who threw that pie?
: [to the vision of Gabrielle
] Are you a demon? Or my own mind made mad? Gabrielle
: [as a vision
] I am the truth of who you are. Our souls are united, Xena. Beowulf
: Xena? Xena, are you all right? Xena
: Yes. This Gabrielle truly loved Xena, didn't she? Beowulf
: And will till the end of time. Gabrielle saved you from what you were, as you must now save her. Beowulf
: I've heard the men talking. They say that Xena created this monster that awaits us. Beowulf
: Grinhilda. Xena
: It's true, then. Beowulf
: I have waited a long time to return this to you.
[He gives to Xena her chakram
: What's it for? Beowulf
: You'll know. When the time comes, you'll know.
: I dreamed you'd come back for me. Xena
: It was like I was in a dream, too. I forgot everything. But even though I didn't remember you, I felt your presence, and knew that I would never be complete unless those shadows were brought into the light. Beowulf! Brunnhilda
: Xena... The ring. Gabrielle
: The ring. Xena, don't put it on again.
: Thank you. Beowulf
: I'll miss you. Gabrielle
: You have a good heart, Beowulf. If it weren't for you, I'd still be in Brunhilda's flame. Beowulf
: I think we both know Xena would have found you eventually.
: Thirty-five years ago... The shame of it makes if feel like it was yesterday. Gabrielle
: Memories are powerful, Xena. I'm so thankful that yours brought you back to me. Xena
: But there's one that's still troubling me.
: [as bad guys are seen flying back from fighting
] Xena, that guy was mine! Xena
: I can handle it! Gabrielle
: Yeah, well, I can help you! Xena! Xena
: Stay back Gabrielle! Gabrielle
: [to herself
] I'm not a kid anymore. You think that she would know that!
: Mavican, Amazons invented the technique of fighting from trees. The first thing they teach you is not to let your footprints end where you jump!
Ares, God of War
: Considering all you've been through. Gabrielle
: [draws her sais
] Ares, whatever you're looking for, look somewhere else! Ares, God of War
: Do I always have to be after something? You've been away awhile. Maybe I missed you. Maybe I'm trying to help... Gabrielle
: You only help yourself. Ares, God of War
: Aw, ultimately that is true but it doesn't mean I don't understand. Here, let me take a shot at this. Uh, Xena has been overprotective of you. She's been treatin' you like you're still... Gabrielle
: They were five bandits, five of them! She could have handled four and I would have been happy with just one. But no, no, she had to take them all! Ares, God of War
: It is hard to shed your perceptions of a person... Gabrielle
: [picks up her sais
] I'm tired of it! Ares, God of War
: Hey, I notice you're gettin' pretty good with those! Gabrielle
: At least someone noticed. So Xena doesn't appreciate that I've been practicing. It's... Gabrielle
: [Mavican appears
] Who are you? Mavican
: The name is Mavican. I'm looking for Xena. Gabrielle
: What do you want with her? Mavican
: I wanna kill her and I understand that killing you is the best way to meet her!
: You said anyone could ask for your help. Xena
: Years ago, Ares said to me that anyone who asks for his help doesn't deserve it. So when Mavican asked... Gabrielle
: She lost. Ares, God of War
: I really gotta be more careful with my riddles.
] Hush now, my little one. Please don't you cry...
[Gabrielle hums and then stops; she whispers to baby Eve
: One day you'll have your own horse.
: By holding me here, you're condemning to eternal suffering those who would otherwise find their peace. Xena
: Lady, since we last met I've decided you cause a lot more suffering than you end. Celesta
: Death is nothing to fear Xena, for I only visit those whose rightful time is... Xena
: Rightful time?
: Who decides when it's the rightful time? You are at the beck and call of every warlord and murderer.
: Solan, my only son... his rightful time came when someone else decided it should and you came running, no questions asked! You didn't end the suffering of my little boy, Celesta...
: You stole his life! And Marcus, and Lyceus... Celesta
: Your brother... Gabrielle
: Xena... Xena
: Lyceus. Lyceus! He wasn't just a brother he was my best friend. You know, growing up, he was everything to me. He accepted me for who and what I was. And if you hadn't taken him, he would have grown up to be something... Gabrielle
: Xena, don't do this. Xena
] What? Gabrielle
: She's immortal! She'll never understand the pain of losing someone! Xena
: Yes she will. Yes she will...
: 'Cause you have a brother, too. Celesta
: Yes, Hades. He's my only family, the first to accept me for who and what I am.
: I may not agree with his recent actions, Xena, but I believe he thinks he's doing what is right. He's always been true to his convictions and, sometimes that makes him a little stubborn, but I believe it is his noblest quality. To lose him, is, unthinkable.
[she starts crying
: And what if he lost you? What would he say about that? Celesta
] I may never know! Xena
: [as Xena wipes her tears away
] Death can end suffering, Celesta.
: Suffering just begins for those left behind.
: What is that? Xena
: It's poison.
[Gabrielle pushes her hand away
: Only if you drink it.
: Let the candle burn, Xena. Athena
: Do that, Xena, and your little girl will still be hunted, for eternity. She may never know death, but I promise you she will never know peace.
: Xena, you can't just walk into Rome and kill Caesar. Amarice
: It's an opportunity to kill a lot of Romans. I say we do it.
: I made you leave the way of love. It was my fault. Gabrielle
: I had a choice: to do nothing or save my friend. I chose the way of friendship. Xena
: I'm sorry for all the times I didn't treat you right. Gabrielle
: Xena, you've brought out the best in me. Before I met you no one saw me for who I was. I felt invisible. But you saw all the things that I could be. You saved me, Xena.
: I wish, um... Gabrielle
: What? Xena
: That I had read your scrolls just once. Gabrielle
: You would have liked them. Xena
: I know.
: Gabrielle, you were the best thing in my life. Gabrielle
: I love you, Xena.
: Are you going up against a dragon? Xena
: No... Gabrielle
: Is the Green Dragon a person? Xena
: Yes... Gabrielle
: Which person? Xena
: That one that I'm gonna kill.
: I'm sorry, Xena, but I can't help you commit murder. Xena
: Gabrielle, I am catching a ship here that will carry me close to the kingdom of Chin. If there was ever a time to turn back, it's now.
: I understand.
[Xena kisses Gabrielle on the head
: [as Xena starts to leave to aboard the ship
] You owe someone so much that you would just throw away these last few years? Xena
: [as Xena uncovers Ming T'ien's bed covers holding a knife to kill him
] I'm sorry Xena, I couldn't let you do this!
[Xena stares at Gabrielle, shocked
: That's the point. They're talking politics, when this is all really an affair of the heart
: Did you ever notice that we never have a problem getting a table? Xena
: It's a mystery to me
: You see Xena, the way I look at it, life is an adventure to be explored. And, without adventure what's the point? Granted, with you sometimes it gets a little too adventurous, but that's what makes it interesting. Who was it that said "curiosity is the food of life and adventure is a meal?" Xena
: Sounds like something you might say
: You AREN'T virgins? Gabrielle
: Well, *I* was married at the time. Leah
: Well, we all have our little EXCUSES, don't we?
: Believe me, if I have to go the rest of my life without companionship, knowing myself won't be a problem.
: You AREN'T virgins? Gabrielle
: Well, *I* was married at the time. Leah
: Well, we all have our little EXCUSES, don't we? Gabrielle
: [Xena smirks
] Were you?
: [Gabrielle starts writing on her scroll; Tara throws her drink at her
] Did you throw that? Tara
] Yeah! Gabrielle
: What's your problem? Tara
: Your face! Gabrielle
: Then don't look at it!
: [to Xena
] Wonder girl took matters into her own hands again. Tara
: Everything would have been fine if you just let go of my foot! Gabrielle
: You would be dead if I didn't grab your foot! Xena
: Oh, BOY!
: [after Tara beats her up and Xena breaks them apart
] Xena, I'll understand, just this once if you're so angry, you wanna pummel her for a while... Xena
: I'm not gonna do that. Gabrielle
: WELL THEN HOLD HER WHILE I DO IT!
[charges at Tara but Xena holds them both back again
: You want some more, Blondie? Come on! Huh? Come on! Xena
: [grabs Tara
] You listen to me, little girl! I've got no interest in making a change. Blondie - Gabrielle, here, is my partner, and that's the way it's gonna stay! So, get lost, huh? Tara
: But you don't know how valuable I could be to you! Xena
: Take some advice, don't get in our way again, or next time you're gonna get a real beating! Tara
: I know who stole Apollo's urn, the Red... Xena
: -Valley Gang. They're the only bunch in the area who'd make a move like that. I'm not impressed. Tara
: Well, I know where one of their hideouts is! Xena
: How do you know that? Tara
: I used to hang with some of them guys! Gabrielle
: [touches her hurt ear
] Figures! Tara
: [looks at Gabrielle
] Hey, look! I never said I was a goody-two-shoes, but I'm here to turn it around! I wanna be a hero and fight for good, protect wimps and kick the crap out of jerks.
: I know I could do it if somebody would just give me a chance! Come on! Let me just show you where their hideout is!
: I won't pick on your little buddy anymore! Xena
: We don't need your help.
[she and Gabrielle start to leave the tavern
: I heard you were pretty bad once upon a time.
: Somebody must have given you a chance to turn it all around.
[watches as Xena leaves
: What a crock!
[Autolycus is refusing to help Joxer and Gabrielle
: Autolycus, an innocent person is going to die! Autolycus
: No he isn't, because he's leaving.
: I've been grabbed more times than the golden fleece.
: There's a lot we can learn from each other, you know. Autolycus
: Sure. Hey, why don't you start by teaching me how to disappear without a trace? Joxer
: Okay! First, you...
: Hey! Autolycus
: [to Gabrielle
] Why is he here? Gabrielle
: He knows Jett. Autolycus
: No, in a grander sense - why is he here?
: This kid's going to change our lives completely. Gabrielle
: Yeah. I'm gonna be more alert Xena. I'm worried about its safety. Xena
: We do seem to find our share of trouble... Hercules
: [Hercules suddenly enters with a stuffed hydra toy
] Yeah, like the big trouble you found when you forgot to tell an old friend of yours you were about to have a baby! Xena
: Hey old friend, did you hear that I'm about to have a baby? Hercules
: Well, then I would say congratulations are in order!
[he hugs Xena
: Good to see ya! Hercules
: Aw, it's good to see you!
: And you!
: Wasn't your hair a little bit longer last time I saw you? Gabrielle
: I was gonna ask you the same thing...
: It's the only way I know to get into Tartarus. Gabrielle
: Are you all right? Xena
: It's always going to be this way, isn't it? My child will always face an uphill battle to be happy. Gabrielle
: Xena, your baby won't have to do it alone. You will always be there! Xena
: I couldn't save my son... Gabrielle
: Xena, that was not your fault. We both have regrets about Solan. This is going to be different! You and I will dedicate our lives to protect your baby.
: Come on, you can't fail!
: What is it? Hercules
: Six behind you. Xena
: And six behind you. Care to dance? Hercules
: Are you sure? Xena
: Sure I'm sure. Hercules
: Let's dance.
: To a strong Amazon nation. Gabrielle
: To a strong Amazon nation. Varia
: How's the eye? Gabrielle
: How's the hand? Varia
: Fine. Why? Gabrielle
: I thought maybe you sprained it on my face.
: [after leaving an almost? dead body to the sharks
] Was that honorable? I don't think so. Xena
: Would you have given yourself for her?
: You sent her spirit in peace, Gabrielle. Forward. Come on.
: Queen Mawu-Ka, Queen Gwyn-Teir, your friend, Bane, their blood, on the shores of this land. Our sisters have died, but death is not an end to their spirits. Death, it's a pathway to an afterlife. And when it is my time to join them, I want to know that I can grasp them by the hands, I can look them, all in the eyes, and tell them, that their blood was not shed without purpose, that we finished the job that they began. More of us may die today, but the Amazon nation... It will live on forever. That is the duty that we carry, and the everlasting honor that we will hold.
: This karma that you're talking about, can you see mine? Can you see how much Xena's a part of that? Naima
: Yes, in many lives, past and future. You are right. But if you are to go, I must give you the weapon I could not give her. You must learn the menhdi. Gabrielle
: Teach me.
: I guess it's a day for changes. Xena
: Oh, yeah. How does this feel? Gabrielle
: Feels pretty good. I wish I had some word in it, though. You know? It was like this in that vision.
[about her hair
: I know. I've been thinking about that. Gabrielle
: Xena, Alti was evil. Why should we believe anything she showed us? The menhdi contains the truth. I wish there was some way that... that we could do that again, just... just to really know. Xena
: Naima could have told us. Gabrielle
: Yeah. There's so many questions I wish I had asked her, about what this all means. You know what she said? She said that your karma and mine... they're intertwined. Xena
: Well, maybe it's not the first time we've walked down this road, huh? Gabrielle
: Maybe it won't be the last. How would I recognize you? Xena
: We need a sign. This way, no matter how we look, we'll always remember the women we were.
[She paints a cross on her foot
: Like it? Gabrielle
: I love it.
: It's the latest rage in India. You know what they say: 'When in Rome... ' Xena
: Oh, please. Gabrielle
: OK, different analogy. Uhm... when you want to fly with eagles... Xena
: Don't dress like a turkey?
: What makes you think we can trust this child? Gabrielle
: What makes you think that we can't?
: Xena, she gave us Callisto's plan. Xena
: Exactly! Callisto wouldn't tell her anything she didn't want us to hear. The child's probably a pawn or worse! Gabrielle
: That is not true! Xena, you were always so quick to blame her, weren't you? Well, she is not evil! She's NOT! Xena
] Hope? The child is Hope? Gabrielle
: [Gabrielle nods
] I'm sorry. I never meant to lie. Xena, I couldn't kill her. She's my daughter. You're a mother, you know this! I had to save her. Xena
: Maybe it's not too late. She's young; poison'll kill her if her powers aren't mature. Gabrielle
: Poison? XENA, SHE IS MY CHILD! Xena
: She is NOT a child! She is a body, a vessel, an instrument for evil, THAT IS ALL! Gabrielle
: YOU ARE WRONG!
: Xena, Hope is the victim here! That is why I sent her to Kaleipus' hut, so she would be safe from Callisto... Xena
] You sent her to Kaleipus' hut?
[Xena frantically runs to the hut where Solon was left in
: [Gabrielle purchases some goods from a seller in a shopping hut
[Gabrielle bumps into Hope who is holding a wooden lamb toy; Hope drops it and Gabrielle picks it up
: Where did you get this? Hope
: I didn't steal it! It's mine. It's always been mine!
: The people who found me said so... Gabrielle
: [Gabrielle looks at her showing confusion
] Found you? Hope
: They said it was in the basket with me. All's I remember is lots of water, me crying for my mom...
: But she never came. Ephiny
: [yelling from outside
: Gabrielle! Xena says to hurry; they're ready to go-
[Ephiny notices Gabrielle's distraught face; she looks over at Hope
: Is there something wrong? Gabrielle
: [to Ephiny
] No. No, I'll be right there.
[Ephiny leaves the hut. Gabrielle, now realizing that the little girl she ran into is her daughter, Hope, talks to her
: Look, um, there's something that I have to do, here. So, I want you to do a favor for me, okay? I want you to wait in my hut 'til I get back. And this way, I - I'll know you're safe... Hope
: [pretending to be distressed
] Don't see why *you* care... Gabrielle
: You will!
: Do you promise? Hope
: I promise. Gabrielle
: [Gabrielle is filled with emotion
[she quickly leaves the hut
: [Gabrielle barges into her hut. She's frantically looking for Hope, who's going by the name Fayla
[Gabrielle looks around and throws her staff near her, covering her face with her hands; Fayla then enters the hut. Gabrielle grabs her
: Where have you been? I have been looking all over for you! You said that you would wait here, remember? Hope
: [Hope starts to cry
] I'm sorry, but she wouldn't let me! I tried to get away, but she-! Gabrielle
: [Gabrielle hugs her
] Who? Who... Callisto? Hope
: I have this power... to move things. I don't know why. She says it's 'cause I'm... evil. Gabrielle
: That is a lie. You are not evil. Never believe that! Hope
: My mother thought so. She tried to drown me in a basket.
: She wanted me dead. Gabrielle
: She wasn't trying to drown you. She was trying to save your life... Hope
: YOU WEREN'T THERE! YOU DON'T KNOW! Gabrielle
: [starts to sob
] I do!
: The basket is all there was. I - I had to put you in it or I had to watch you be killed. Now, I had no choice, I LOVED you! Hope
] You... you loved me? Gabrielle
: I - I prayed that the Gods would protect you, and they did. They brought you home. Hope
: [they hug
] We have to go! I'm sorry, Mommy, it was me; I helped Callisto get out. And now she's coming for the kids. We have to go! Come on, hurry!
[Hope starts to leave, but Gabrielle grabs her arm
: No. Wait, wait. Xena has to know this. Hope
: No, Xena hates me! Gabrielle
: She doesn't hate you. She just doesn't understand. Now, she will see what I've known all along, that you can fight your dark side, just like her! Hope
: But I'm scared! If Callisto finds out I told, she'll kill me, SHE WILL! Gabrielle
: She will not find out!
: I will take you to the safest place there is until we can go. Okay? Hope
] The safest place? You promise? Gabrielle
: I cross my heart. Don't be afraid okay? Now, come with me. Let's go.
[Gabrielle leads Hope out of her hut
: Let me guess: things didn't work out with Hope quite the way you expected. Callisto
: No, actually the sight of her and Ares rolling around like weasels made me sick. Gabrielle
: Hope and Ares? Callisto
: Oh yes, Gabrielle, it seems your daughter is in heat.
: [about Callisto
] Remember what you said about staying focused? You're letting your anger get in the way here, Xena. It's best if we let her help us.
: Then just one thing. When I'm gone, I don't want you to feel any guilt. Gabrielle
: Xena... Xena
: Listen to me. A lot's happened to us over the past year, and there were times when we were both very confused. But I want you to know that I still think you are the best thing that ever happened to me. You gave my life meaning and joy, and you will be a part of me forever. Ready?
: You broght the world back to us. Gabrielle
: I'm glad. I like this one better. Xena
: Even though you're not a famous playwright? Gabrielle
: Fame... Who needs it?
: Xena, when I'm with you, this emptiness that I have felt my entire life is gone.
: Hey. Gabrielle
: [to Xena
] You've got to take me with you! Teach me everything you know.
: [as Gabrielle pressures Xena to take her with her
] I travel alone. Gabrielle
: So, where are you headed now? Xena
: Amphipolis. Gabrielle
: That's in Thrace, isn't it? I love to study maps and place names! So, what route do you usually take? Xena
: Don't even *think* about it. Gabrielle
: What? Xena
: Following me.
: You don't want to make me mad now, do ya?
[Gabrielle smiles and shakes her head
: [on following Xena
] I'm going to be a warrior like her! Lila
: A warrior?
: Gabrielle, *I* can beat you up! Gabrielle
: Yeah, well, you're very strong for your age. Lila, you know I'm different from everybody else in this town. Lila
: I know you're crazy. Gabrielle
: Well, call it whatever you like. The point is, I don't fit in here. And the idea of marrying Perdicas... Lila
: He loves you, you know! Gabrielle
: But I don't love him.
: I've got to do this, Lila! Lila
: [hugs Gabrielle
] I'm gonna miss you so much! Gabrielle
: Cheer up. You'll finally have a room of your own! Take care of Mother. Don't let her carry the water from the well by herself. Lila
: All right.
: That's not what I expected.
: Ares. Ares, I need to talk to you. Ares, God of War
: Well aren't I Mr. Popular. Gabrielle
: I'm not here to play games. I know that Xena made an offer to you. Ares, God of War
: You're telling the story? Gabrielle
: If you lay a hand on her, I swe... Ares, God of War
: What? You'll do what? Gabrielle
: If you accept, you will destroy Xena. You will turn her into exactly what she used to be- a vicious killer. Ares, God of War
: Yeah, well I kinda liked that Xena. Gabrielle
: Did you? Then why are you so obsessed with who she is now? Tell me you don't feel anything for the real Xena, the good Xena. Ares, if you make her do this, she will never love you. Ares, God of War
: You think she'd really give herself to me to save Eve? Gabrielle
: Has she ever said anything she didn't mean? Ares, God of War
: Thank you. Gabrielle
: Don't do it.
: Did you and Ares-? Xena
: No. Ares, God of War
: Not yet. Shall we conclude our transaction, Xena? Xena
: You know it's really kind of you, Ares, but I don't think I'm going to have take you up on your offer after all. Ares, God of War
: I saved your chi... Xena
: [Xena tosses the bundle at him
] You saved my dolly. Ares, God of War
: Why do you continue to deny us? We had a deal. When we were fighting side by side, it's like we were one. Back there in the temple, can you tell me you didn't feel anything? Xena
: I felt nothing. Ares, God of War
: This isn't finished. As long as your child lives, they'll keep coming. And then you're gonna have to come to me for help.
: I felt something.
: Can we talk? Of course not. I betrayed you. The pathetic thing is... I thought I was saving you. My reverence for life kept a brutal tyrant in power, and led to my best friend's execution. I know you hate me, Xena... no more than I hate myself. Xena
: Scratch my nose, will you?
: Come on. I know you only did what you thought was right. I was angry with you, but I didn't hate you. I never could. Gabrielle
: I think I understand why you thought you had to kill Ming Tien. It was Lao Ma's last request... and she saved your life. Xena
: Not just my life. She saved my soul, my spirit, my entire being.
: You would make a better Queen than I. Chilapa
: But you have wisdom that I don't have. Gabrielle
: There's a trick to that. When you need to make a decision, think of Ephiny. Do what she would do.
: [as Brutus is being brought before Gabrielle
] Hello, Brutus. Brutus
: Gabrielle, they told me you were the new leader of this tribe... Gabrielle
] Thanks to you! You killed Ephiny! Our queen...
: My friend! Brutus
: Ephiny, that was her name. One of the best fighters I've met. She died as a warrior. And for that, I have no guilt in my actions...
: You don't have the slightest idea? Xena
: No. Look, we've been through this a thousand times. I don't. Gabrielle
: How can you not know? I just find that hard to believe, you know. Xena
: Tell me. Gabrielle
: Ares. Maybe he did... a god thing. Xena
: No. Gabrielle
: OK, fine. When was the last time we saw Hercules?
: Come on, Xena. Race ya to Greece? Xena
: I don't know if you're ready for that. Gabrielle
: Are you chicken? Xena
: No, just being considerate. We race to Greece, and you won't be able to walk straight for a month.
: [while Gabrielle is riding on Argo with a swollen ankle
] No, you are *not* getting off. Your ankle's too swollen... Gabrielle
: I'm telling you, Xena, this sprain is not half as bad as the last one... Xena
: The less you're on it, the faster it'll heal. Besides, when we hook up with Joxer, we'll stop and make camp. It's not like him to be late. Gabrielle
: What do to want to bet that he stopped to watch the paint dry or the grass grow and he completely forgot... Xena
: Huh? Gabrielle
: Believe me, I know Joxer almost as well as I know you. Xena
: And how well is that? Gabrielle
: Well, enough to know what you're thinking most of the time. Like right now, you're thinking, "She thinks she knows me, huh? We'll see about that!" Xena
: Easy guess! Gabrielle
: Okay. Now you're thinking, "Oh, wait, I haven't thought of anything yet!" Right? Xena
: And what am I thinking now?
[she smirks and looks over at Gabrielle
: You wouldn't dare, not to an injured woman!
: [Two thugs hold Joxer while Leo beats him. He is battered, bruised and bleeding
] For the last time, where's Pop's money?
[Joxer doesn't answer; Leo draws his sword
: So long, Mr. Lucky! Gabrielle
: [Xena uses her whip to disarm Leo; he and his gang run away. Gabrielle limps off Argo and checks the beaten, near-dead Joxer. She then looks up to Xena with a worried look
] Is he...? Xena
: If we can treat him and get him to someplace safe, he stands a chance...
: Which is more than I can say for the men who did this to him!
: I expect more from the god of war. I mean without his powers he's just another man. Just another big ol', leather-clad, well-muscled, gorgeous, hunka bad boy... man. Gabrielle
: How are your hormones? Minya
: Raging! I think I'll go see Hower.
: She is so darned good at it. You know... what she did when I had her on trial for her life... it... it was amazing! Gabrielle
: Well, how about what she pulled off with the Furies? Ares
: Oh... it was brilliant. Yeah. And she does it all with that... that steely gaze, you know? Gabrielle
: Oh, yeah. I've seen that one a few times.
: [Villagers lie dead in a field. Xena and Gabrielle walk through them
] Xena, what kind of animal would do this? Xena
: [Michael appears. Xena suddenly draws her sword on him
] What do you *want*, Michael? Archangel Michael
: I sense hostility. I want you to know I'm all right with that. Xena
: Well, that is big of you, considering last time you saw me, you tried to have me cast down into *Hell*... Archangel Michael
: Desperate times warrant desperate measures.
] Archangel Michael
: As you see, some new desperate times have arrived. Xena
: [referring to the dead innocent villagers
] Who *did* this? Archangel Michael
] Archangel Michael
: You know his reputation. Xena
: He's a psycho, a sex addict and a murderer; your run-of-the-mill Roman emperor... Gabrielle
: And he thinks he's a God. Archangel Michael
: No, he *is* a God. Xena
: He's immortal? But how did that happen? Archangel Michael
: I don't know. What's important is that the God of Eli gave you the power to kill Gods. You're the only one who can stop Caligula. He killed Tiberius in order to gain power - murdered every last member of his family. He's slain anybody who won't swear allegiance to his Cult of Blood. He wants to write his name into the history books as one of the Great Gods of the Pantheon. And he'll destroy anyone who won't submit to him. Xena
: Including angels, no doubt. Archangel Michael
] And, uh, the followers of Eli. Xena
] If anything's happened to Eve, Michael... Archangel Michael
: Not yet, but your daughter has the courage of her convictions. She's gone to confront Caligula's persecution. Gabrielle
: Eve's in Rome? Xena
] If I find out that you're behind *any* of this, Michael, I swear, I... Archangel Michael
: As you well know, Xena, your daughter obeys a higher power than me. Xena
: Michael, don't forget; if I can kill Gods... I can kill angels, too!
: Why are you doing this to me? What do you want? Gabrielle
: I want my friend back! Aphrodite
: I've never seen you before today. I could turn you into a mosquito, you know? Gabrielle
: You could have done that hours ago, but you didn't. You know why? Because you do know me. You don't want to hurt me. Aphrodite
: Well if we're such good friends, then how come I don't recognize you Gabrielle
: Because you're giving up your identity to some *maniac* whom you claim to love!
[Michael suddenly appears above Aphrodite raising a sword above her head
: I can't have you dying again and not have you know. Gabrielle
: Know what? Joxer
: Oh. Brother, I had this all worked out in my head and now... Gabrielle
: Please, will you hurry? Please. Joxer
: I love you. I'm in love with you.
: I don't know how we'll repair that, Xena. It's not something we can take to a blacksmith. Xena
: Oh, this thing Amarice gave me? What is this thing anyway?
] Well, listen to my story 'bout Gabrielle, cute little gal that's looking really swell. Perfect hair, such a lovely lass. Nice round breasts and a firm young... Xena
: [slaps hand over Gabrielle's mouth
] Are you out of your MIND? Gabrielle
: Too loud? Are you afraid we're gonna get there and the fish will be gone? Xena
: I'm afraid we're gonna get there and the fish will be ARMED.
: They say that the paintings of women in Aphrodite's temple represent her many phases, right? Well, based on this, I'd have to say that she's pretty full of herself! Aphrodite
: [Aphrodite, unseen as a Goddess, walks over to Gabrielle
] Oh, really?
[Aphrodite blows the Obsession potion in her face
: [Gabrielle looks into a mirror and stares at her reflection
: My name is Pandora. Gabrielle
: Pandora. The one who opened the box? Pandora
: That was my grandmother, but yes, I still carry the box. Gabrielle
] The box.
: The box!
: [crying sound is heard
] What's that? Is that a cat? Xena
: [draws sword
: A big cat?
: [as Gabrielle changes his bandages
] Tell me a story. Gabrielle
: There was once this king, his name was Libarius. He was a brave warrior, a great hunter. Marmax
: Ha, I like it already! Gabrielle
: He was so proud of his hunting skills that he decided to test them in the sacred forest, of the great Goddess Artemis. Marmax
: That sounds like a mistake. Gabrielle
: She was so angry with him that she turned him into a deer. Marmax
: He became the hunted; the worst thing that can happen to a great hunter! Gabrielle
: [Gabrielle smiles
] That's what he thought at first. But then he became so fond of the peaceful ways of the deer, that he actually grew to love them. Of course, he still missed his friends and family, which made him very sad. So Artemis took pity on him, turned him back into his human form. Marmax
: A happy ending. But what a nightmare, a warrior having to live the life of a deer. Gabrielle
: Actually, it was the best thing that ever happened to him. He became a better king after the experience. A much happier man. Marmax
: Why is that? Gabrielle
: 'Cause he learned the true secret of life is to find peace in yourself and to share it with the world. Marmax
: It's a pretty story. Too bad it has nothing to do with real life. Gabrielle
] Life is only what you make of it.
: I can't bear to think of all the innocents who suffer because of this madness! Someone has to stop it. Come on, Xena, not even you can stop an entire war!
[Xena raises her head
: All right! Well look, I did not mean that as a challenge... Xena
: Stay here with Ephiny. Gabrielle
: What are- what are you going to do? Xena
: I'm gonna find a safe place for Ephiny to have her baby.
: And then I'm gonna stop this war.
[Xena walks away
: [whispers loudly
] I've got to learn to keep my mouth shut!
: That's not how a princess fights! Gabrielle
: Amazon Princess!
: I've got that answer to your question. Are you who you are, or are you who I made you?" Gabrielle
: And? Xena
: You're Gabrielle - bard, Amazon Princess... best friend. Nobody made you who you are, it was already there. The question is, who would I be without you?
: I'm in love with you? Joxer
: Yes. Yes, you are. Gabrielle
: I think I knew that.
: If you don't have the bad memories, you'll never know how good the good ones are, right?
: We're all gonna die eventually. Xena
: Not today!
: A long time ago, I accepted the consequences of our life together. That it might one day come to this. It has. I'm not afraid. Xena
: You've always said that I was the brave one. Look at you now. If this is to be our destiny, let's see it out together. Even in death, Gabrielle, I will never leave you.
Ares, God of War
: [fighting Gabrielle
] You'll always be a goodie-two-shoes. Gabrielle
: Yeah, but with a really big sword!
[she attacks Ares
Ares, God of War
: You, on the other hand, have been keeping yourself busy. I wish I'd known you were looking for a father. Xena
: I'm not. Ares, God of War
: Oh? Well, somebody clearly got the job. Xena
: Yeah, Gabrielle. Ares, God of War
: I would have paid to see that. Gabrielle
: You're not much for girl talk, are ya?
[Xena draws her sword
: Of course, you're not like most girls.
: Once, a long, long time ago, all people had four legs and two heads. And then the gods threw down thunderbolts, and split everyone into two. Each half then had two legs and one head. But the separation left both sides with a desperate yearning to be reunited. Because they each shared the same soul. And ever since then, all people spend their lives searching for the other half of their soul.
: If there is a reason for our travels together it's because I had to learn from you enough to know the final, the good, the right thing to do. I can't come back. I can't. Gabrielle
: I love you, Xena. How am I supposed to go on without you? Xena
: I'll always be with you, Gabrielle. Always.
: A life of journeying has brought you to the farthest lands to the very edges of the Earth. Xena
: And to the place where I'll always remain... your heart. So, where to, now? Gabrielle
: I think we should go south... to to the land of the Pharaohs. I heard they need a girl with a chakram. Xena
: Where you go... I'm at your side. Gabrielle
: I knew you'd say that.
: [Gabrielle shows Xena a long stick
] It's a walking stick. It's very useful. You can walk with it, you can lean on it, if you need a rest and you can kill nasty little critters if you wanna lie down. Yeah. It's got a good feel! Xena
: Let me look at this.
[Xena takes the stick and shows off
: Hmm... not bad! Gabrielle
: Or you could that, yeah!
: [being caught in Amazon territory
] We'd like safe passage through your hunting grounds. Terreis
: My name is Terreis. You know the Amazon ways and yet, you're not one of us.
[turns to Gabrielle
: And you're *really* not one of us! Gabrielle
: Hey, don't judge a scroll by its paper!
: [about being cloned
] Did Ares do this? Alti
: No, a higher power, called "science."
: Your mother loves you. Eve
: Then why is she trying to destroy me? Gabrielle
: Xena wants to protect you. She won't fight you. Eve
: Well, maybe she just hasn't been properly motivated.
[Livia puts a blade to Gabrielle's throat
: [Gabrielle rides a white horse. There is an overlapping scene of a moon
: I know Xena wouldn't have done this if she didn't feel this was something she had to do by herself.
[Gabrielle camps out. She writes on a scroll
: I debated whether to respect her wish, but I can't.
[Gabrielle rides and camps again
: Her path is my path.
[she keeps writing
: I've been following her now, for weeks. Her trail has taken me North, due North...
[Gabrielle writes as she glances up to the full moon
: Farther North than I've ever been.
: And, because of you, fir the first time ever, there's peace between us and the Hor-... the Pomira. Gabrielle
: I did all that? Xena
: Mmhmm. Gabrielle
: And they call you the hero? Hmm... Xena
: Ya wanna switch? Fine, you kick butt, I'll take notes.
: Xena, life is eternal. It has no beginning and no end. The loving friends we meet on our journey, return to us, time after time. We never die, because we were never really born.
: I've been thinking. I know there's no excuse for what Najara did. Xena
: Sure, there is. She's a nut.
: You know, she'll do anything for revenge. Xena
: I don't blame her. Gabrielle
: Uh, I do. When will this end? Look at Melas. I know that he's a good man, but, this hate is making him an obsessed killer. Somebody has to say no to this lust for revenge. Xena
: That is so hard to do. Gabrielle
: You did it! When your village was destroyed, you were infected with bloodlust. But you overcame it! Xena
: I was lucky. I saw what I'd become, and I was able to turn around. But if something happened to Mother, or Hercules, or you, I might do just the same. Gabrielle
: No... No, look, you promise me. If something happens to me, you will not become a monster. There's only one way to end this cycle of hatred, and it's through love, and forgiveness. Xena
: Don't you go changing, Gabrielle. I like you just the way you are. Go get some sleep. Gabrielle
: No, no, you promise me. Xena
: I promise. Go, go on.
: I thought I told you to wait for me at the cave. Gabrielle
: I did. And then this rock told me I had to come find you. Xena
: The rock spoke to you? Gabrielle
: Oh. yeah. I mean, his voice was a little gravelly, but I understood.
: You can't sweet-talk information out of me - wrong target. Petrocles
: Oh, I don't know. Some people consider me the king of sweet-talk. Gabrielle
: Well, hand over the crown, 'cause you just met your match. When I was five, I talked my parents into giving me my own pony. Petrocles
: When I was fifteen, I talked a warlord into giving me his army. Gabrielle
: I once talked a Cyclops out of his dinner. And I was the dinner. Petrocles
: I talked Xena into marrying me. Xena
: [Far from both of them
] Gabrielle, why don't you walk up here with me? Gabrielle
: You can keep your crown.
: Xena, my reflexes are those of a warrior. My judgment isn't. I'm afraid that's a bad combination.
: [she doesn't understand Xena's behaviour
] "Big-mouthed idiot". Maybe it's a code. Maybe it means something. Maybe, I'm gonna kill her.
: [In an alternative world where Xena has conquered the Known World and Gabrielle is her prisoner
] I gave voice to the people - the fearful, starving, the ones who disappeared in the night, never to be seen again. Have you no dignity? No rights? A right to live, to be free from harm? Xena
: I guess they don't hear your voice. Gabrielle
: I'm not the only one. You can't break our spirit. Xena
: The cure for spirit is fear.
: See how calm the surface of the water is. That was me once. And then
[Xena throws a stone in the water
: , the water ripples and churns. That's what I became. Gabrielle
: But if we sit here long enough it will go back to being still again; go back to being calm. Xena
: But the stone is still under there. It's now part of the lake. It might look as it did before, but it's forever changed.
: And from that day on, we've honored and celebrated it. It's a time of rebirth for our wishes and our dreams. A time of coming together in joy and peace. It's the shortest day of the year and the longest night. But on this special night a new light, a new chance, is born to us all. So it's a time for miracles and goodwill towards all living creatures. That's why the Winter's Solstice means so much and touches us all so deeply.
: There's some bad slouvaki going around, so stay away from the slouvaki.
[Gabrielle has been turned into a demon
: Callisto... when Xena burned your family did you see them on fire? Did you... did you smell their flesh sizzling? Do you know what I think? You wanted them to die so you'd have a reason to be a bitch.
: [shocked after Xena killed three of the Gods
] Xena, you can kill Gods! How is that possible? Xena
: While Eve was being initiated, I was visited by a spirit. He said that Eve's cleansing, gave me the power to kill Gods. Gabrielle
: What do you mean? What kind of spirit? Xena
: It was sent by the Archangel Michael. Gabrielle
: Michael? Xena
: He said that Eve would prepare the way for the rule of the God of Love. Gabrielle
: And you're to protect her? Xena
: I was chosen as the Mother of the Messenger...
: As long as Eve lives I have the power to kill Gods.
: Gabrielle, if I only had thirty seconds to live, this is how I'd want to live them - looking into your eyes. Gabrielle
: Stop this. Stop it. Xena
: Always remember... I love you.
: You! That's the little Miss Innocent that got me thrown in here in the first place. Xena
: She's my friend. Salmoneus
: She's your friend... she's your friend? You have a friend? What, is she a warrior? Gabrielle
: Hey, hey, back off! You know, you wouldn't be in here in the first place if you'd kept your hands off my tomatoes.
: Xena... Do you think that, deep down, Callisto feels sorry for the things that she's done? Xena
: No! Gabrielle
: I do. I have to or I can't forgive her. And if I can't forgive her, I can't move on. Goodbye, Callisto.
: [Gabrielle has made her first kill
] Everything's changed... everything.
: Do you want to go back for the horse? It's bound to be a collectors' item? Xena
: Only if you're gonna pull it. Gabrielle
: You've changed, Xena. Like this valley. Once it was a place full of death and violence. But now it's full of beauty and life. The same kind of change has happened to you.
: [after unfortunate tongue-numbing incident
] Theena hath jutht cut off the flow of blood to your brain. Euryalus
] What?! What did you say?! Gabrielle
: I thaid that Theena hath jutht cut off the flow of blood to your brain. Talk. Talk! Tell uth what you know!
: For many years, I walked in Xena's shadow. I wanted to be her. She taught me something. It's warmer standing in the sun.