The BEST Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2021

Network: Syndication

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.

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The Ring (2)

#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.

star 9.35
63 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: R.J Stewert
The Debt (2)

#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.

star 9.24
75 votes
Directors: Oley Sassone
Writers: R.J. Stewart

#3 - Motherhood

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 22, 2000

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.

star 9.17
92 votes
Writers: R.J. Stewart
Looking Death in the Eye

#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.

star 9.07
89 votes
Directors: Garth Maxwell
Writers: Carl Ellsworth
Return of the Valkyrie (3)

#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.

star 9.05
64 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Emily Skopov
The Rheingold (1)

#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.

star 9.03
62 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: R.J. Stewart
To Helicon and Back

#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.

star 9.02
59 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Vanessa Place
When in Rome...

#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.

star 8.99
69 votes
Directors: John Laing
Writers: Steven L. Sears

#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.

star 8.98
93 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: R.J. Stewart

#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.

star 8.98
91 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: Steven L. Sears
Return of Callisto

#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.

star 8.96
85 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: R.J. Stewart

#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.

star 8.96
91 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: George Strayton, Tom O'Neill
Path of Vengeance

#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.

star 8.95
58 votes
Writers: Joel Metzger

#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.

star 8.91
92 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: Chris Manheim
The Debt (1)

#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.

star 8.89
71 votes
Directors: Oley Sassone
Writers: R.J. Stewart
The Ides of March

#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.

star 8.89
97 votes
Directors: Ken Girotti
Writers: R.J. Stewart

#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.

star 8.82
91 votes
Directors: Doug Lefler
Writers: Chris Manheim
Amphipolis Under Siege

#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.

star 8.82
88 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: Chris Black
God Fearing 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.

star 8.74
92 votes
Directors: Philip Sgriccia
Writers: R.J. Stewart
Many Happy Returns

#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.

star 8.70
61 votes
Writers: Vanessa Place
Fallen Angel

#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.

star 8.64
98 votes
Writers: R.J. Stewart

#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.

star 8.60
63 votes
Directors: Garth Maxwell
Writers: Chris Manheim
Who's Gurkhan?

#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.

star 8.58
60 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: R.J. Stewart
The King of Assassins

#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.

star 8.50
64 votes
Directors: Bruce Campbell
Writers: Adam Armus, Nora Kay Foster

#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.

star 8.48
63 votes
Directors: Garth Maxwell
Writers: R.J. Stewart