Season one, episode 20
In Ties That Bind Xena saves a mysterious warrior who later professes to be her estranged father. But the reunion is anything but happy, as a suspicious Xena tries to find out if the man’s claims are true.
Ares proves that he hasn’t given up in his quest to bring Xena back to the dark side. What a schemer. I really do enjoy the interaction between Ares and Xena. Kevin Smith is so good at being bad.
Xena: “We have families we were born into but sometimes families change and we have to build our own. For me our friendship binds us closer than blood ever could.”
Gabrielle: “For me too”
Disclaimer: “No Fathers, Spiritual or Biological, were harmed during the production of this motion picture.”