Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 1, Episode 23

Death Mask (3 Jun. 1996)

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Xena finally confronts Cortese, the warlord who burned her village and turned her into a warrior.



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Xena finally confronts Cortese, the warlord who burned her village and turned her into a warrior.

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While cooking some chicken pieces over the fire, Gabrielle states that the food is almost done, but it doesn't have her sister's "17 herbs and spices" a joke referring to Kentucky Fried Chicken. See more »


  • I promise you, Toris, if you murder Cortese, you'll become what I was.

Toris: I've seen you kill, Xena. What's the difference?
Xena: Maybe it's just a difference in my head, but the pure evil of murder's it is premeditated - it is not in the heat of the battle, and it's not for self-defence - you have been planning this for years.
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No messenger doves were harmed during the production of this motion picture. However, several are reportedly missing in action and search-and-rescue efforts are under way. See more »

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