Season two, episode 19
In Ulysses, Xena and Gabrielle have a Poseidon adventure when they help Ulysses the good king of Ithaca regain his island kingdom from the nasty God of the Sea’s pirate henchmen.
Unfortunately I watched this episode and did not enjoy it. I’m used to Gabby throwing herself at the man of the week but, Xena. This was too ridiculous for words.
Add to that the actor playing him (John D’Aquino) was just all wrong. The guy was a smoothy and we were supposed to believe that Xena went for that type. I don’t think so. Okay it gave us the chance to explore the subtext as Gabrielle digested the fact that Xena was attracted to Ulysses, I just wished they’d found a more convincing actor for the part. This guy belonged in Dallas or some other daytime soap.
Disclaimer: Despite Gabrielle’s incessant hurling, Ulysses’ ship was not harmed during the production of this motion picture.