Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 1, Episode 20

Ties That Bind (29 Apr. 1996)

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An old warrior claiming to be Xena's father complicates her rescue of a group of slaves.



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Episode credited cast:
Kevin Smith ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Broadbent ...
Sonia Gray ...
Lutz Halbhubner ...
Robin Kora ...
Village Elder
John Manning ...
Ranch Hand #1
Hemi Marcum ...
Warrior #3 (as James Marcum)
Mark Perry ...
Warrior #1
Tony Williams ...
Warrior #2


An old warrior claiming to be Xena's father complicates her rescue of a group of slaves.

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The "new" Xena kills less often than then "old" Xena, but still quite often. In this episode, when Gabrielle is releasing the prisoners, Xena kills two of Kirilus's warriors by slicing both their chests with one slash of her sword. The "new" Xena's body-count after this episode is 33. See more »


When Xena dismounts for her duel with Kirilus her chakram falls from her hip and rolls backward. When the camera comes fully back on her after picking up her sword its back on her hip. See more »

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No Fathers, Spiritual or Biological, were harmed during the production of this motion picture. See more »

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