The BEST Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 3, 2021
Xena is as an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent by using her formidable fighting skills to now, help those who are unable to defend themselves. Xena is accompanied by Gabrielle, who during the series changes from a simple farm girl into an Amazon warrior and Xena's comrade-in-arms.
#1 - The Ring (2)
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 25, 2000
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.
#2 - The Debt (2)
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 1997
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.
#4 - Looking Death in the Eye
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired May 1, 2000
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.
#5 - Return of the Valkyrie (3)
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 2, 2000
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.
#6 - The Rheingold (1)
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2000
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.
#7 - To Helicon and Back
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 24, 2001
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.
#8 - When in Rome...
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 14, 1998
It's all about power, when Xena must deal with Caesar and the politics of Rome by trading a Roman aristocrat for the leader of the Gauls, whom Xena wants freed but first she must try not to kill the hated Caesar.
#9 - Callisto
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 13, 1996
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.
#10 - Succession
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 1999
Ares decides to pit Mavican, Xena, and Gabrielle in a fight to the death in an unkown arena. One catch, Xena and Gabrielle share one body and Mavican is determined to fill-out her destiny of the one who kills Xena.
#11 - Return of Callisto
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 1996
Gabrielle plans to marry Perdicus, her hometown sweetheart, and must leave Xena and their travels, at the same time that Callisto has escaped from prison and is headed straight for them with vengeance in mind.
#12 - Eve
Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired May 15, 2000
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.
#13 - Path of Vengeance
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 17, 2001
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.
#14 - Livia
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired May 8, 2000
Twenty-five years have passed when Xena and Gabrielle finally awake from their icy sleep, and they set out to find Xena's daughter, Eve, only to discover the world is not the same and neither is Eve. She's now known as Livia, the Bitch of Rome, a bloodthirsty warrior with Ares as her mentor and lover.
#15 - The Debt (1)
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 3, 1997
When Xena is summoned to the distant kingdom of Chin to kill the Green Dragon, a task she left undone years before, she tells Gabrielle about her past in Chin in an attempt to justify why she must commit murder.
#16 - The Ides of March
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired May 15, 1999
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.
#17 - Chakram
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 1999
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.
#18 - Amphipolis Under Siege
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 21, 2000
On a visit home to see her mother, Xena, Gabrielle and baby Eve are trapped in Amphipolis when Athena and her army surround the village and plan to kill Xena's child.
#19 - God Fearing Child
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 7, 2000
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.
#20 - Many Happy Returns
Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired May 20, 2001
While travelling to return the Helmet of Hermes to the King of Thebes, Xena and Gabrielle rescue Genia, a virgin who is about to be sacrificed willingly by religious zealots in exchange for protection from a warlord. Xena and Gabrielle think that introducing Genia to Aphrodite would convince her that throwing away her life for a god is a bad idea but it backfires on them.
#21 - Fallen Angel
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 1999
While Joxer, Amarice and Eli try to recover Xena and Gabrielle's bodies, a war over their souls is waged with Heaven's angels and Hell's demons, which includes Callisto in their ranks.
#22 - Devi
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 13, 1999
While travelling in India, Xena and Gabrielle meet Eli, a magician, and Gabrielle suddenly acquires the power to heal and is deemed a Devi, a healing deity but Xena is suspicious of the power's source.
#23 - Who's Gurkhan?
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 28, 2000
Gabrielle sets out on a rescue mission to North Africa with the gang in tow, when she discovers her neice has been kidnapped by an elusive warlord named Gurkhan.
#24 - The King of Assassins
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 1997
It's double trouble when Gabrielle, Autolycus and Joxer plot to stop Joxer's lookalike brother, Jett, a deadly assassin, from killing his next target - Queen Cleopatra.
#25 - Forgiven
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 28, 1998
A brash teen tries to convince Xena that she would make a better partner than Gabrielle, by leading the duo to the stolen Urn of Apollo.