Season one, episode 6
Xena is accused of murdering four villagers. Ares the God of War comes to her rescue but there are strings attached.
Enter Ares, and what a hunk. This is the beginning of the wonderful relationship between Ares and Xena as he tries to win Xena back to the dark side. Although not guilty of this particular crime Xena has always been prepared for the reckoning of her past crimes. Despite Gabrielle’s protests, she is willing to pay the ultimate price until she sees an opportunity to outsmart the God of War.
Xena proves to be more than a match for Ares. You can see why he’s so obsessed with her.