When ailing King Sisyphus is visited by Celesta, Goddess of death, he holds her captive. Unable to hold her death candle, it quickly begins to melt away, and all of mankind is unable to die - even when fatally wounded. It is up to Xena and Gabrielle, with the help of a new friend, to rescue Celesta before the candle burns out.

Director:

Charles Siebert

Writers:

Rob Tapert (created by) (as Robert Tapert), John Schulian (created by) | 7 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lucy Lawless ... Xena
Renée O'Connor ... Gabrielle (as Renee O'Connor)
Kate Hodge ... Celesta
Ray Henwood Ray Henwood ... King Sisyphus
Leslie Wing ... Queen Karis
Kieren Hutchison ... Talus
Erik Thomson ... Hades
Chris Graham ... Toxeus
Gordon Hatfield Gordon Hatfield ... Seerus
Paul McLaren Paul McLaren ... Streptus
Kelly Greene Kelly Greene ... Guard
Beryl Te Wiata Beryl Te Wiata ... Old Woman
Wayne England Wayne England ... Wounded Man
Allan Wilkins Allan Wilkins ... Thug
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Storyline

When ailing King Sisyphus is visited by Celesta, Goddess of death, he holds her captive. Unable to hold her death candle, it quickly begins to melt away, and all of mankind is unable to die - even when fatally wounded. It is up to Xena and Gabrielle, with the help of a new friend, to rescue Celesta before the candle burns out.

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

Company Credits

Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "disclaimer" at the end reads: "No Jumbo Sized Cocktail Rats were harmed during the production of this motion picture." See more »

Goofs

When the smoke appears and the horses appear at about 7:12, Xena says "I don't know, take cover". She says it in her New Zealand accent. See more »

Quotes

Talus: Wait, it's me.
Xena: Talus? What are you doing here?
Talus: Gabrielle wanted to tell you not to touch Death.
Xena: Of course not. Where is she? I told her to stay out of trouble.
Talus: She was concerned about you. I - I don't know where she is now. We ran - and there were these tall, ugly guys who looked like they were dead. And then I fell in here.
Xena: They were Toxeus' men. We've gotta get out of here.
Talus: Ah, it's all my fault! I should never have let her come!
Xena: When Gabrielle has her mind set on something, nothing can ...
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No Jumbo Sized Cocktail Rats were harmed during the production of this motion picture. See more »

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