The Best Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess

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 9.16
19 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
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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 8.95
21 votes
Directors: Ken Girotti
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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 8.88
17 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
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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 8.86
14 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
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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 8.83
23 votes
Directors: Oley Sassone
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Motherhood

#6 - 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 8.79
19 votes
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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 8.76
17 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
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The Quill Is Mightier...

#8 - 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 8.74
23 votes
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Between the Lines

#9 - 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 8.67
21 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
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Path of Vengeance

#10 - 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 8.64
14 votes
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When Fates Collide

#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.

star 8.63
19 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
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Looking Death in the Eye

#12 - 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 8.59
17 votes
Directors: Garth Maxwell
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Chakram

#13 - Chakram

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.

star 8.57
14 votes
Directors: Doug Lefler
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Past Imperfect

#14 - Past Imperfect

Season 4 - Episode 9

Xena and Gabrielle work to save a village that is being destroyed in exactly the same manner in which she destroyed another village in a battle with the Centaurs years before.

star 8.57
14 votes
Directors: Garth Maxwell
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Purity

#15 - Purity

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.

star 8.57
14 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
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Sacrifice (2)

#16 - 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 8.57
23 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
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Old Ares Had a Farm

#17 - 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 8.56
18 votes
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Legacy

#18 - 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 8.54
13 votes
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Many Happy Returns

#19 - 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.

star 8.53
15 votes
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A Day in the Life

#20 - 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 8.52
31 votes
Directors: Michael Hurst
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God Fearing Child

#21 - 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 8.50
16 votes
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The Abyss

#22 - 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 8.50
14 votes
Directors: Rick Jacobson
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Endgame

#23 - 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 8.50
14 votes
Directors: Garth Maxwell
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You Are There

#24 - You Are There

Season 6 - Episode 13

A tabloid reporter tries to get the scoop on Xena and her motivation for her quest to obtain the legendary golden apples from Valhalla.

star 8.50
18 votes
Directors: John Laing
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Fallen Angel

#25 - Fallen Angel

Season 5 - Episode 1

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 8.50
20 votes
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