Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 3, Episode 12

The Bitter Suite (2 Feb. 1998)

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Xena and Gabrielle face their anger and deceptions in an odd in-between world, guided by Solan, Xena's son.



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Episode credited cast:
Kevin Smith ...
David Taylor ...
Daniel Sing ...
Willa O'Neill ...
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Susan Wood ...
Gabrielle (voice)


Xena and Gabrielle face their anger and deceptions in an odd in-between world, guided by Solan, Xena's son.

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Lucy Lawless, Kevin Smith and Willa O'Neill all did their own singing for this show, according to Lucy Lawless' comments on the DVD. See more »


When Callisto dresses Xena in the blue and beige dress robes she also gives her silver wrist bands. When Ares strips the robes off Xena and the camera pulls back to show her completely naked the wrist bands disappear without being removed on screen. See more »


Xena: [Xena sees Ares sitting on the throne; Xena talks to him] Ares... I thought as much, but why the big production number? What's the point?
Ares: [begins singing] You are the most divine delicious warrior. / A man can't help saluting your return. / And if you start my heart it's just the way you slash and burn./ Bewitching woman straining at the armor plates. / You singe me with the ardor you inflame./ And in my carnal heart there's not a solid thread of shame.
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The musical genre was not harmed during the production of this motion picture. In fact, the Producers sincerely hope you were A-MUSE-D by this episode. See more »


Joxer the Mighty
Written by Joseph LoDuca, Steven L. Sears and Chris Manheim
Performed by Ted Raimi
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One of the best episodes of Xena
28 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The highlight of

Season 3 and one of the best episodes of Xena, this episode shows that the series will do what it

needs to to get what it needs done done.

All but 2 of the cast members provide their own vocals, and the

people that provide the voices for Gabrielle and Callisto are very good matches.

This episode highlights the

fact that Xena and Gabrielle will do anything to retain their friendship,

even going through a music filled journey through Illusia.

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