The BEST Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2019
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
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 - To Helicon and Back
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.
#3 - The Ides of March
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.
#4 - The Debt (2)
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.
#6 - Return of the Valkyrie (3)
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.
#7 - The Quill Is Mightier...
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.
#8 - The Rheingold (1)
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.
#9 - A Day in the Life
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.
#10 - Between the Lines
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.
#11 - When Fates Collide
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.
#12 - Endgame
Season 4 - Episode 20
Gabrielle becomes Queen of the Amazons after Ephiny dies at the hand of Brutus. But things become even more complicated when she learns that Caesar's enemy Pompey has taken many of her tribe as slaves. With the help of an eager young Amazon Amarice and the initially reluctant Brutus, Xena shifts the balance of Roman power forever.
#13 - Sacrifice (2)
Season 3 - Episode 22
When Gabrielle's evil daughter, Hope, takes the form of her mother and joins forces with Ares to create a race of superbeings, Xena and Gabrielle must stop her reign of terror.
#14 - Callisto
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.
#15 - Many Happy Returns
Season 6 - Episode 19
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.
#16 - Return of Callisto
Season 2 - Episode 5
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.
#17 - God Fearing Child
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.
#18 - One Against an Army
Season 3 - Episode 13
Xena, alone, must battle the ruthless Persian army and stop them from plundering Greece, as well as save a poisoned Gabrielle who is slowly dying.
#19 - Looking Death in the Eye
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.
#20 - Path of Vengeance
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.
#21 - Eve
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.
#22 - Legacy
Season 6 - Episode 5
Xena and Gabrielle try to help two warring African tribes unite against their Roman enemies and Gabrielle must live with herself when she accidently takes the life of an unarmed young man.
#23 - Been There, Done That
Season 3 - Episode 2
The day goes from bad to worse when Joxer is killed, but when the day begins again...and again...Xena realizes she's the only one who knows what's happening and remembers the previous days, she has a second chance to change things.
#24 - The Bitter Suite
Season 3 - Episode 12
After trying to kill one another, grief-stricken Xena and Gabrielle awake in a strange land called Illusia, filled with familiar faces, where they must face the pain and anger caused by the deaths of their children and forgive one another in order to live.
#25 - Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire
Season 5 - Episode 10
Xena holds a battle of the bands contest in a quest for peace between Amazons and a lovesick-for-Gabrielle Draco, in the musical capital of Greec. Meanwhile Joxer runs into his other brother, the flamboyant Jace and Xena tries to evade her mother's attempts at matchmaking.