Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 6, Episode 1

Coming Home (2 Oct. 2000)

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Xena, Gabrielle and Eve arrive to the Amazon lands, where they meet the new Queen, Marga, and discover the tribe is fighting Ares, because he wants the ambrosia he thinks they keep hidden, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Kevin Smith ...
Queen Marga
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Annmarie Dennis ...
Smeta Chhotu ...
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Xena, Gabrielle and Eve arrive to the Amazon lands, where they meet the new Queen, Marga, and discover the tribe is fighting Ares, because he wants the ambrosia he thinks they keep hidden, and that would turn him into a god again. In addition, Ares is being tortured by the Furies, who want him to kill Xena to avenge the death of the Olympian Gods. Written by Anonymous

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After Ares yells "I'll tear you apart with my bare hands" and before he chases Xena on horseback to the ice lake, he shakes his head vigorously. During this shake, Ares' earring flies off. See more »


Eve: The quiet after a tough battle...
Varia: Yeah.
Eve: Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, death so close, then suddenly driven away!
Eve: No, I don't miss it.
Varia: Will you teach me some moves?
Eve: Will you use them to hurt others?
Varia: For defense only.
Eve: Okay.
[Cut to a scene where Varia uses one of Eve's fighting methods to fight an Amazon]
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22 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Coming Home" is the weakest season premiere of "Xena" – mostly due to a poorly written script. The biggest problem with this episode was that, rather than having a main a sub plot, the episode instead trips over two A plot lines; Ares' army and Eve and the Amazons. Neither story can take a back seat to the other, but the episode constantly tries to make the Amazons and Eve a sub-plot. "Coming Home" would have been stronger if it had focused on only one of these stories, while making the other one a separate episode. "Xena" rarely does B plots and the fact that The Powers That Be felt the need to force a major plot into a side note of this episode speaks to the issues with the main plot.

Despite the failings of the writer, the talented cast was able to rise above the script and they kept things entertaining. Top props go to Kevin Smith for being able to pull off the over-the-top crazy Ares. The extreme level of madness could have very easily been far overdone by another actor.

Tsianina Joelson joins the regular guest cast as the new Amazon, Varia, who seems to be a cross between Amarice and the early Ephiny from "Hooves & Harlots". Her scenes with Adrienne Wilkinson are some of the most enjoyable of the episode because those are able to overcome the dialogue with their performances.

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