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Coming Home 

Xena, Gabrielle and Eve arrive to the Amazon lands, where they meet the new Queen, Marga, and discover the tribe is fighting Ares, because he wants the ambrosia he thinks they keep hidden, ... See full summary »


Mark Beesley


Rob Tapert (created by) (as Robert Tapert), John Schulian (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Lucy Lawless ... Xena / Alecto
Renée O'Connor ... Gabrielle / Tisiphone (as Renee O'Connor)
Adrienne Wilkinson ... Eve / Megaera
Tsianina Joelson ... Varia
Kevin Smith ... Ares
Sela Apera ... Marga
Antonio Te Maioha ... Captain (as Antonio Te Maioho)
Asa Lindh Asa Lindh ... Alecto
Annmarie Dennis Annmarie Dennis ... Tisiphone
Smeta Chhotu Smeta Chhotu ... Megaera
Graham Lauder ... Armorer


Xena, Gabrielle and Eve arrive to the Amazon lands, where they meet the new Queen, Marga, and discover the tribe is fighting Ares, because he wants the ambrosia he thinks they keep hidden, and that would turn him into a god again. In addition, Ares is being tortured by the Furies, who want him to kill Xena to avenge the death of the Olympian Gods. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The actress who plays Marga, Sela Apera, appears with Lucy /Xena in Hercules Legendary Journeys' episode, "The Gauntlet" as the Shepardess who takes care of the baby that Xena saves. Sela name in credits is Sela Brown. See more »


After Ares yells "I'll tear you apart with my bare hands" and before he chases Xena on horseback to the ice lake, he shakes his head vigorously. During this shake, Ares' earring flies off. See more »


Varia: [as she observes an old scar on Eve's leg] That old scar's a bad one. Take a look at this.
[Varia shows Eve a larger scar on her shoulder]
Eve: Wow...
Varia: A Roman short sword. The man who did it died before he had time to wipe his blade!
Eve: Hmm...
[Eve shows another scar left on her back]
Eve: Gaelic spear. The man who did it, his entire regiment, his village and two neighboring villages; destroyed before the sun went down!
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Crazy Credits

Xena & Gabrielle's psyches were harmed during the production of this motion picture. See more »

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It's all about the actors
22 September 2007 | by xenatorresSee all my reviews

"Coming Home" is the weakest season premiere of "Xena" – mostly due to a poorly written script. The biggest problem with this episode was that, rather than having a main a sub plot, the episode instead trips over two A plot lines; Ares' army and Eve and the Amazons. Neither story can take a back seat to the other, but the episode constantly tries to make the Amazons and Eve a sub-plot. "Coming Home" would have been stronger if it had focused on only one of these stories, while making the other one a separate episode. "Xena" rarely does B plots and the fact that The Powers That Be felt the need to force a major plot into a side note of this episode speaks to the issues with the main plot.

Despite the failings of the writer, the talented cast was able to rise above the script and they kept things entertaining. Top props go to Kevin Smith for being able to pull off the over-the-top crazy Ares. The extreme level of madness could have very easily been far overdone by another actor.

Tsianina Joelson joins the regular guest cast as the new Amazon, Varia, who seems to be a cross between Amarice and the early Ephiny from "Hooves & Harlots". Her scenes with Adrienne Wilkinson are some of the most enjoyable of the episode because those are able to overcome the dialogue with their performances.

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