Naima: Thank you, Xena. You destroyed Alti at the one time in her karma when she was most powerful.
Xena: The one time?
Naima: Oh, yes. Her soul is not destroyed. It will return many times, filled with evil, but you will always be there to meet it. And you, Gabrielle, you both walk a path together. Think of yourselfves as lines in the menhdi, separated but forever connected. Menhdi contains truth.
Gabrielle: 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?
On screen: What we sow in this life, we reap in our future lives. This is our karma.
Gabrielle: 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.
Alti: What's she told you about me, little girl? Has she told you about my powers? Has she told you about this?
[Alti used her powers to show Gabrielle how she's going to die crucified with Xena]
Alti: That's my gift to you! That's your future! She's responsible for your death!
Xena: You bitch!
Gabrielle: 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]
Xena: 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]
Xena: Like it?
Gabrielle: I love it.