The Best Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess

To Helicon and Back

#1 - To Helicon and Back 9.30

Season 6 - Episode 15

Gabrielle leads the Amazons on a rescue mission to Helicon to save Queen Varia from the vengeful half-god son of Artemis, who's bent on destroying every Amazon.

Directors: Michael Hurst
The Ring (2)

#2 - The Ring (2) 9.29

Season 6 - Episode 8

After Xena tells the tale of how Grendel was created, when the valkeryie Grunhilda put on the Rheingold ring, she, Gabrielle, and two Northern warriors kill the creature, only to learn it wasn't the one they thought but her child instead. It's mother, Grunhilda, has the power of the ring and is bent on destroying Xena and anyone who gets in her way.

Directors: Rick Jacobson
Return of the Valkyrie (3)

#3 - Return of the Valkyrie (3) 9.25

Season 6 - Episode 9

Xena has amnesia and believes herself to be Hrothgar's bride, Wealthea but she must regain her memory in order to save Gabrielle from eternal sleep.

Directors: John Fawcett
Motherhood

#4 - Motherhood 9.00

Season 5 - Episode 22

Xena faces the gods of Olympus in a battle to the death when she acquires some new powers. Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Eve, are fighting battles of their own.

Directors: Rick Jacobson, R.J. Stewart
The Quill Is Mightier...

#5 - The Quill Is Mightier... 8.94

Season 3 - Episode 10

Jealous of Xena's legendary deeds, Aphrodite puts a spell on Gabrielle's scroll, causing everything written on it to magically become real.

Directors: Andrew Merrifield
Is There a Doctor in the House?

#6 - Is There a Doctor in the House? 8.94

Season 1 - Episode 24

Xena attempts to stop a war between two brothers, while Gabrielle tends to a pregnant Amazon sister, who is carrying the child of a centaur.

Directors: T.J. Scott
The Debt (2)

#7 - The Debt (2) 8.94

Season 3 - Episode 7

After Gabrielle's betrayal of Xena's murderous intentions, Xena is imprisoned by the Green Dragon and sentenced to die, and she reminisces about Lao Mao's teachings and the debt owed to her.

Directors: Oley Sassone
A Friend in Need (1)

#8 - A Friend in Need (1) 8.92

Season 6 - Episode 21

Xena and Gabrielle must travel to Japan to save the city of Higuchi. There is a group of samurai that stands in the way. Xena is determined to battle an evil ghost named Yodoshi, but he can only be harmed by the dead.

Directors: Robert G. Tapert
Path of Vengeance

#9 - Path of Vengeance 8.90

Season 6 - Episode 14

When Eve returns to make amends for her past, she is captured by the Amazons and sentenced to execution unless Xena and Gabrielle can save her.

Directors: Chris Martin-Jones
Callisto

#10 - Callisto 8.88

Season 1 - Episode 22

The female warrior Callisto, tries to turn the world against Xena by committing acts of terrorism in her name, while Xena struggles to reclaim her true identity and discover why this angry young woman is doing this.

Directors: T.J. Scott
The Ides of March

#11 - The Ides of March 8.87

Season 4 - Episode 21

Callisto returns from Hell with a double mission: corrupt Xena and make Julius Caesar emperor, but plans change when Caesar's allies turn on him and when Roman soldiers capture and crucify Xena and Gabrielle.

Directors: Ken Girotti
Between the Lines

#12 - Between the Lines 8.82

Season 4 - Episode 15

An Indiana ritual sends Xena's soul into the karmic future for an encounter with the reincarnation of the evil shamoness Alti.

Directors: Rick Jacobson
Old Ares Had a Farm

#13 - Old Ares Had a Farm 8.82

Season 6 - Episode 10

Xena disguises a mortal Ares as a farmer in the middle of nowhere in order to hide him from warlords seeking revenge.

Directors: Charles Siebert
Eve

#14 - Eve 8.77

Season 5 - Episode 21

Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and Virgil try to track down Livia/Eve and have no trouble when they find ravaged villages. After finding her, Xena faces Livia/Eve in battle once again.

Directors: Mark Beesley
Coming Home

#15 - Coming Home 8.77

Season 6 - Episode 1

Ares needs Xena's help to restore his godly powers, but he gets more than he bargained for when the Furies attempt to drive him crazy with illusions.

Directors: Mark Beesley
Chakram

#16 - Chakram 8.75

Season 5 - Episode 2

After Eli resurrects Xena and Gabrielle, Xena loses her memory of all the violence in her life, and in order to recover her self, she and her friends must join her broken chakram with it's counterpart, but Ares wants them both and will stop at nothing to get them.

Directors: Doug Lefler
The Rheingold (1)

#17 - The Rheingold (1) 8.71

Season 6 - Episode 7

When Xena journeys to Norse to stop a vicious beast she created, Gabrielle soon follows and learns of Xena's past as a valkeryie and the crimes she committed after she made the Rheingold into a powerful ring.

Directors: John Fawcett
When Fates Collide

#18 - When Fates Collide 8.71

Season 6 - Episode 18

After escaping from Hades and capturing the Fates, Caesar changes the Threads of Fate in order to change his destiny. He makes Xena his empress and rules the world by her side. Gabrielle is a talented playwright and Alti is the High Priestess of Rome, and she wants all the power for herself and will stop at nothing to get it.

Directors: John Fawcett
Back in the Bottle

#19 - Back in the Bottle 8.70

Season 5 - Episode 7

After a vision Xena, Gabrielle, and Joxer return to Chin, where they are reunited with Kao Syn. Where they must defeat the warlord Khan, who has joined forces with the evil spirits of Pao Tsu and Ming Ten, aka The Green Dragon, and knows the recipe of the deadly black powder.

Directors: Rick Jacobson, Allison Liddi, Buddy Williers
God Fearing Child

#20 - God Fearing Child 8.69

Season 5 - Episode 12

Xena and Gabrielle team up with Hercules, when Zeus declares that Xena's unborn child must die so that the prophecy will not be fulfilled. Meanwhile, Xena decides to travel to the underworld to retrieve Hade's helmet of invisiblity to allow her and her baby to hide, and runs into her son, Solan who has chosen to live in Tarturus.

Directors: Philip Sgriccia
Looking Death in the Eye

#21 - Looking Death in the Eye 8.69

Season 5 - Episode 19

In the future, an old Joxer obtains a scroll that tells how Xena and Gabrielle tricked the Fates into setting in motion the twilight of the gods and how Gabrielle and Xena were presumed dead for 25 years and baby Eve went missing.

Directors: Garth Maxwell
A Day in the Life

#22 - A Day in the Life 8.68

Season 2 - Episode 15

Xena and Gabrielle spend a day trying to save two villages, one from a band of thugs, the other from a giant, while getting on each other's nerves and trying to not kill on another.

Directors: Michael Hurst
Purity

#23 - Purity 8.67

Season 5 - Episode 6

Xena, Gabrielle and Joxer journey to Chin, when Lao Mao's daughter summons Xena to help protect her mother's book of wisdom from falling into the hands of her evil sister.

Directors: Mark Beesley
The Abyss

#24 - The Abyss 8.64

Season 6 - Episode 6

When searching for Virgil, Xena and Gabrielle are confronted by cannibals and they must stay alive in order to rescue Virgil before he becomes their next meal.

Directors: Rick Jacobson
The Quest

#25 - The Quest 8.61

Season 2 - Episode 13

After Xena's death, Gabrielle becomes Queen of the Amazons, while Autolycus finds himself possessed by the warrior princess, Xena who needs ambrosia to bring herself back to life. But Xena's rebirth and Gabrielle's life are both threatened by an Amazon bent on obtaining the Amazon crown and the ambrosia.

Directors: Michael Levine