Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)
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The Bitter Suite 

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

Director:

Oley Sassone

Writers:

Rob Tapert (created by) (as Robert Tapert), John Schulian (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Lucy Lawless ... Xena
Renée O'Connor ... Gabrielle (as Renee O'Connor)
Ted Raimi ... Joxer
Kevin Smith ... Ares
Hudson Leick ... Callisto
David Taylor David Taylor ... Solan
Daniel Sing ... Ming T'ien
Marton Csokas ... Khrafstar
Karl Urban ... Caesar
Danielle Cormack ... Ephiny
Willa O'Neill ... Lila
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Bugar Robert Bugar ... Singing Animal
Ron Coden Ron Coden ... Singing Warrior
April Arabian Tini April Arabian Tini ... Singing Villager
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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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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

Company Credits

Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The costumes in this episode are all based on tarot cards. Xena was the high priestess, then the chariot, and also death for a short time; Gabrielle was the star, then the empress, and then the world; Callisto was the fool and then justice; Joxer was the hanged man and then the hermit; Ares was the emperor; Lila was the hierophant; and Solon was the magician. See more »

Goofs

After waking up completely naked, Xena is given a beige robe with a blue cape and matching silver bracelets by Callisto. However, when Ares cuts off Xena's robe, leaving her completely naked before his minions, her bracelets disappear. See more »

Quotes

Xena: I didn't kill you, I killed an illusion!
Gabrielle: Is that supposed to make me feel better?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

War and Peace
Music by Joseph LoDuca
Lyrics by Pamela Phillips Oland
Performed by Kevin Smith, Willa O'Neill, Clyde Brown (as Keith Black), Ron Coden, Judd Maher, Julie Moran, April Arabian Tini and Gia Warner
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How many Tarot cards could you spot?
28 July 2015 | by bahnapaSee all my reviews

These are the Tarot cards I observed, in the order of appearance:

The Fool--Callisto

The High Priestess--Xena

The Wheel of Fortune

The Hanged Man--Joxxer

The Empress--Gabrielle

The Emperor--Ares

The Chariot--Xena

The Hermit--Joxxer

Death--Xena

Justice--Callisto

The Tower--struck by lightning

Judgment--ghosts rising from tombs with a trumpet playing

After that point, they continued without any more Tarot that I could discern.

They followed the designs of the Rider-Waite deck very closely, such as the Fool's green robe and dog, the High Priestess's two pillars, the Wheel of Fortune with its Hebrew letters and sphinx, the Chariot drawn by two sphinxes. Callisto says "Aleph am I," which is the Hebrew letter esoterically associated with the Fool card, and she quotes from The Book of Tokens, which is Rosicrucian meditations on the Rider-Waite Tarot.


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