Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 2, Episode 7

Intimate Stranger (11 Nov. 1996)

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Callisto, with Ares' help, takes Xena's body and leaves Xena, in Callisto's body, in Tartarus.



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Callisto, with Ares' help, takes Xena's body and leaves Xena, in Callisto's body, in Tartarus.

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20 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As far as Xena episodes go, I have to say this is one of the best. With the switching of "bodies" and therefore roles, Lucy Lawless and Hudson Leick both prove themselves as sensational actresses. As a long-time Xena fan, the thought of someone other than Lucy playing Xena just sounds absurd to me but Hudson does it beautifully. I never doubt for a second that either of these women aren't exactly who they're supposed to be playing - if the writers ever wanted to change actresses, this was their chance (luckily they didn't). Lucy plays the shrewd unhinged Callisto to a tee, and Hudson embraces all the strength and self-assurance of Xena perfectly.

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