A priestess and a lusty barmaid who look exactly like Xena team up with the warrior princess when Balius plots to destroy the Hestians.
A pious Xena lookalike named Leah is in danger, and Xena and Gabrielle want to protect her, but complicating matters is Meg, another Xena lookalike who is anything but pious. The last time we saw Meg she seemed to be leaning towards doing good but it obviously didn’t last long.
At the beginning of the episode, we see, “Xena” opting for peace and dropping her sword before an evil man. He decides to burn her at the stake after she removes all her weapons, leaving her clad only in her leather shift. Gabrielle arrives and finds “Xena” tied to a stake. She pleads with her to release herself. When she doesn’t, Gabrielle decides Xena is testing her because she has previously asked for more responsibility. So Gabrielle finds a way to put out the now burning fire and cut Xena free. After they run, Gabrielle learns that she hasn’t saved Xena, she’s rescued the Hestian Virgin Priestess Leah.
Gabrielle gets to show her butt-kicking skills and Lucy Lawless seemed to enjoy the heck out of playing three different characters. She really does have many skills.
This was a fun episode that I watched without really enjoying it. How could I? I’m still tense from “The Debt” duo.
Disclaimer: Despite another Xena look-alike, the gene pool (or rather gene puddle) was not harmed during the production of this motion picture.