Top 50 Worst Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess

These are likely my least favorite episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess. In accordance, they are comprised of the rather random and idiotic episodes that seem like filler and/or are comedic in their initial premise. My least favorites are the ones that are quite boring, followed by the attempts at comedy. In retrospect, my list of favorite episodes is a contrast as it is solely comprised of episodes that are deep in morality and have a slew of perplexed and complex villains.
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
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Xena, anxious to know Gabrielle is safe in a good afterlife, seeks her in the Amazon Land of the Dead. In flashback, Xena learns to walk in the Land of the Dead from the shamaness Alti while pregnant with Borias' child. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Xena and her allies must learn the new Holy Word in order to defeat Alti and release the Amazon dead to cross over to their Land of the Dead. (45 mins.)
 
3.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Them Bones, Them Bones (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Xena's nightmares about her upcoming baby lead herself, Gabrielle and Amarice to the lands of the Northern Amazons, where they'll have to face Alti once again. (45 mins.)
 
4.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Rheingold (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Norse man called Beowulf shows Xena a strange padlock which reminds her of her past in the Norselands... (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Ring (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Gabrielle, Brunnhilda and Beowulf find Xena alive after the Grindl's attack. When they arrive to the mine where the Grindl is hidden... (45 mins.)
 
6.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Return of the Valkyrie (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
One year after the fight in the swamp against Odin and the valkyries, Beowulf and his sidekick, Wiglaf... (45 mins.)
 
7.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: A Solstice Carol (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Over one holiday night, Xena and Gabrielle stage mini-dramas in King Silvus' bedroom to get him to change his bitter ways. (45 mins.)
 
8.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Fins, Femmes and Gems (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Aphrodite sends her pet thugs with a stolen diamond to her temple at Parnassus, and distracts the pursuers -- Xena, Gabrielle, and Joxer -- with a potion that makes them obsess about whatever they were thinking when they smell it. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: In Sickness and in Hell (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Both Xena and Gabrielle suffer from disgusting diseases when they have to protect a village from an army of Scythians. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Quill Is Mightier... (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When a miffed Aphrodite casts a charm on Gabrielle's scroll so that anything she writes comes true, she is delighted at the chance to do good -- and astonished when her acts leads to unintended consequences. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Married with Fishsticks (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When she's into a fight between Aphrodite and Discord, Gabrielle falls into the sea and when she wakes up, she's a siren named Crustacea, and she's married to a Joxer look-alike called Hagar. (45 mins.)
 
12.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
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Someone is trying to harm the Hestian high priestess Leah, who happens to be yet another Xena look-alike, and substitutes Meg for the priestess. Xena takes over to figure out the puzzle and save Leah. (45 mins.)
 
13.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Xena comes back to help Princess Diana once more. She takes the place of Diana, but there's an unexpected problem: another Xena look-alike, a tramp called Meg, is already trying to supplant the princess. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Warrior... Princess (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Someone is trying to kill Princess Diana, so Xena has to protect her. Since Xena and Diana are physically identical, they exchange their roles so Xena can discover who's the killer. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Between the Lines (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Xena and Gabrielle save a woman in India from dying in the fire pit where her husband's corpse is being burnt. She sends them to the future, where Xena is a pacifist and Gabrielle a male warrior, to fight Alti's reincarnation. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A fragile peace may be derailed by behind-the-scenes mayhem at a beauty pageant, in which the rulers of all three former enemies have entered their girlfriends as contestants. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
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Xena and Gabrielle arrive to Troy during the Trojan War when the warrior princess is required by an old friend, Helen. While Xena tries to win the war, Gabrielle meets Perdicas, her ex-fiancé, who's working now as a mercenary for Troy. (45 mins.)
 
18.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Little Problems (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a classic case of miscommunication, the goddess Aphrodite attempts to switch Xena's body with that of a dying young girl. But it's not exactly what the warrior princess had in mind. (45 mins.)
 
19.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: A Day in the Life (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
How do they use the bathroom? How do they make decisions? How do they cook an eel when their frying pan is broken... (45 mins.)
 
20.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Been There, Done That (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Xena lives again and again the same day, until she finds the way to stop a carnage. It seems that Gabrielle... (45 mins.)
 
21.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Ten Little Warlords (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Someone has made Ares mortal by stealing his sword, which leaves him incapable of putting Xena back in her own body and removes his control over the anger of peaceful people. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Abyss (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
While fighting a tribe of scary cannibals, Xena and Gabrielle declare finally in plain words their love for each other, as "soul mates". (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Lifeblood (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Upon arriving in the Amazon village, Xena and Gabrielle suddenly face the prospect of war and decide to delay their original plans of making baby Eve an Amazonian princess. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Path of Vengeance (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Eve comes to the Amazon lands, where she's captured and judged by the Queens. While Gabrielle joins her sister to try and save Eve, Xena discovers Varia has made a mistake once again by allying herself with Ares. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Punch Lines (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In an effort to break through her writer's block, Gabrielle recounts an eventful day to Aphrodite in which she and her horse, Argo, were miniaturized by Lachrymose, the god of despair. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Dangerous Prey (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A prince named Morloch is hunting the Amazons as if they were animals. When he kills Marga, Xena must... (45 mins.)
 
27.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Eternal Bonds (2000)
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Joxer is wounded by followers of the Olympian gods set on killing Eve to stop the Twilight. While Gabrielle and Joxer go to find the antidote Xena looks for a way to stop the armies of the deities. (45 mins.)
 
28.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Soul Possession (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
There is the explanation why Gabrielle didn't die in a fire chasm at the end of third season. And there is an adjustment about sexes among Xena/Gabrielle/Joxer's reincarnations. (45 mins.)
 
29.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: A Comedy of Eros (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The baby of Cupid & Psyche, on the loose with Daddy's love-causing bow, complicates Xena's attempt to stop Draco from attacking a temple of Hestian virgins. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: If the Shoe Fits... (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Cinderella's fairy tale can be more complicated when Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and mostly Aphrodite are involved in it. Add a bunch of evil warlords and a bit of madness. (45 mins.)
 
31.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Cradle of Hope (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
King Gregor has ordered the capture of a new born infant foretold to take his throne, but Xena and Gabrielle find the baby first; the mysterious Pandora and her box joins the confusion keeping hope safe. (45 mins.)
 
32.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Play's the Thing (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Gabrielle is persuaded by a tricky producer, Zehra, to direct a theatre play. While she's helped by Joxer and tries to get a high quality play... (45 mins.)
 
33.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Many Happy Returns (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Happy birthday again, Gabrielle! This time the girls fall victims of their reciprocal practical jokes, but with the help of Aphrodite and a lovely poem by Sappho the couple will make peace and will fly to the sunset. (45 mins.)
 
34.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Black Wolf (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
King Xerxes arrests a group of villagers, demanding they surrender the mysterious "Black Wolf" and followers. Xena arranges to be arrested to help them escape. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Takes One to Know One (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Happy birthday, Gabrielle! But the party is ruined when the gang has to solve a Clue puzzle about the killing of a bounty hunter. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Kindred Spirits (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Joxer must be judged for being a peeping tom, but a wrestling round with Xena will save his life. Gabrielle thinks about her role of Queen of Amazons. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Chariots of War (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Xena is wounded defending a group of farmers and taken into Darius' home to recover. Gabrielle, waiting for her, is rescued by the son of the warlord terrorizing the farmers. (45 mins.)
 
38.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Dreamworker (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Gabrielle is kidnapped to become the bride of Morpheus, the god of dream, so Xena has to go through her Dreamscape Passage to save her friend. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Deja Vu All Over Again (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In modern-day America, a woman named Annie believes she was Xena, warrior princess, in a past life. Her husband, Harry, scoffs, but they both get a surprise when they visit a new age practitioner who takes them through their former lives. (45 mins.)
 
40.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Forgiven (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When the Urn of Apollo is stolen from his temple, Xena and Gabrielle go after it, with the dubious help of Tara, a gang girl who wants to replace Gabrielle as Xena's sidekick. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Key to the Kingdom (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
For years, Autolycus has dreamt of stealing the legendary Crown of Athena, but knows it cannot be possessed without a special "key"... (45 mins.)
 
42.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Send in the Clones (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The nth reincarnation of Alti clones Xena and Gabrielle to make havoc in present World, helped by a trio of nerds with strangely known faces. (45 mins.)
 
43.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Animal Attraction (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
While staying in the town of Spamona with Gabrielle, Amarice, Joxer and his friend Arman, Xena begins to show signs that she could be pregnant. (45 mins.)
 
44.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Greater Good (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Xena gets poisoned, and Gabrielle must take her place in fighting a warlord and protecting a village and the merchant Salmoneus, a.k.a. Lord Seltzer. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Sins of the Past (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Xena, formerly a ruthless warlord, appears on the scene to prove she has changed her ways. While fighting to protect the innocent she rescues a young aspiring bard, Gabrielle, who becomes her traveling companion. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Past Imperfect (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Xena has to face a copycat of her former cruel warlord self, while remembering the last days of her former lover, Borias. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: A Tale of Two Muses (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a village where dance is forbidden, Xena, Gabrielle and Autolycus bring back the joy of life. (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Chakram (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After coming back to life, Xena forgets her life as a warrior. Meanwhile, Ares and another god of war... (45 mins.)
 
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Remember Nothing (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When Xena protects the temple of the Fates, they grant her wish that she had never followed the sword... (45 mins.)
 
50.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Path Not Taken (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Xena must rescue a princess from a greedy arms dealer before war between two kingdoms erupt; she also reunites with a former flame who knows her secret. (45 mins.)