Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 1, Episode 4

Cradle of Hope (25 Sep. 1995)

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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.



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Episode cast overview:
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ...
Edward Newborn ...
King Gregor
Simon Prast ...
Kristie O'Sullivan ...
Beryl Te Wiata ...
Christine Bartlett ...
Tony Bishop ...
Paul Minifie ...
Latham Gaines ...
Kastor (as Lathan Gains)
Alan de Malmanche ...
Old Man
Karl Straker ...
Young Man (as Carl Straker)
Susan Winter ...
Paul Norell ...


When a seeress tells King Gregor that a newborn child will one day sit on his throne, a woman sets the baby in a basket on a river to protect him from the king. Xena and Gabrielle find the baby. King Gregor doesn't want to harm a baby but his guard captain is determined to eliminate any threat. Written by mama.sylvia

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The "new" Xena kills less often than then "old" Xena, but still quite often. In this episode she kills one of King Gregor's soldiers with her chakram, kills another with her sword and pushes the man so that a third soldier is impaled on his sword. In the final fight, Xena kills three soldiers and Nemos with her sword. The "new" Xena's body-count after this episode is 14. See more »


Gabrielle: [crying sound is heard] What's that? Is that a cat?
Xena: [draws sword]
Gabrielle: A big cat?
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No Babies were harmed during the production of this motion picture. See more »

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