The Best Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018

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.

The Ring (2)

#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.

star 8.91
23 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: R.J Stewert
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The Ides of March

#2 - 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.

star 8.77
26 votes
Directors: Ken Girotti
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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Return of the Valkyrie (3)

#3 - 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.

star 8.67
21 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Emily Skopov
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To Helicon and Back

#4 - 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.

star 8.67
18 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: Vanessa Place
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The Debt (2)

#5 - 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.

star 8.65
31 votes
Directors: Oley Sassone
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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The Quill Is Mightier...

#6 - 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.

star 8.62
29 votes
Writers: Hilary J. Bader
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The Rheingold (1)

#7 - 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.

star 8.57
21 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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Motherhood

#8 - Motherhood

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.

star 8.57
23 votes
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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When Fates Collide

#9 - 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.

star 8.50
22 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Katherine Fugate
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A Day in the Life

#10 - 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.

star 8.49
37 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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Between the Lines

#11 - 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.

star 8.46
28 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: Steven L. Sears
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Return of Callisto

#12 - 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.

star 8.45
40 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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God Fearing Child

#13 - 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.

star 8.45
20 votes
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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Path of Vengeance

#14 - 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.

star 8.41
17 votes
Writers: Joel Metzger
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Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire

#15 - 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.

star 8.40
20 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: Adam Armus, Nora Kay Foster
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Callisto

#16 - 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.

star 8.40
43 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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Endgame

#17 - Endgame

Season 4 - Episode 20

Gabrielle becomes Queen of the Amazons after Ephiny dies at the hand of Brutus, and Xena must fave Caesar and Pompey and their armies while keeping an eye on a rebellious Amazon.

star 8.39
18 votes
Directors: Garth Maxwell
Writers: Steven L. Sears
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Warrior...Priestess...Tramp

#18 - Warrior...Priestess...Tramp

Season 3 - Episode 9

When Xena and Gabrielle meet yet another Xena-lookalike, a virgin priestess named Leah, they have to figure out who's plotting against Leah and keep Meg and Joxer safe at the same time.

star 8.36
25 votes
Directors: Robert Ginty
Writers: Adam Armus, Nora Kay Foster
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Looking Death in the Eye

#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.

star 8.35
20 votes
Directors: Garth Maxwell
Writers: Carl Ellsworth
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The Abyss

#20 - The Abyss

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.

star 8.33
18 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: James Khan
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Old Ares Had a Farm

#21 - Old Ares Had a Farm

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.

star 8.32
22 votes
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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Legacy

#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.

star 8.31
16 votes
Writers: Mellisa Good
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The Bitter Suite

#23 - 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.

star 8.30
30 votes
Directors: Oley Sassone
Writers: Steven L. Sears, Chris Manheim
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Eve

#24 - 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.

star 8.29
21 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: George Strayton, Tom O'Neill
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Sacrifice (2)

#25 - 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.

star 8.28
29 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
Writers: R.J. Stewart
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