Xena: Warrior Princess

The WORST episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess

Every episode of Xena: Warrior Princess ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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.

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Married with Fishsticks
star
5.25
61 votes

#1 - Married with Fishsticks

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/28/2000

When Gabrielle hits her head and falls into the ocean, she gets amnesia and a merman tries to convince her that she's his wife and mother to his fishy offspring.

Directors: Paul Grinder
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Lifeblood
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5.83
64 votes

#2 - Lifeblood

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/13/2000

Xena and Gabrielle travel to the Amazon village to make baby Eve an Amazon princess and find that they must stop a war instead.

Directors: Michael Hurst
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Send in the Clones
star
5.88
60 votes

#3 - Send in the Clones

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/28/2001

In modern times, a mysterious woman and three fans of Xena, use hair samples to create clones of Xena and Gabrielle, who face a familiar enemy from their past.

Directors: Charlie Haskell
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The Key to the Kingdom
star
6.24
90 votes

#4 - The Key to the Kingdom

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/16/1999

Joxer, Meg and Autolycus team up to steal the infamous ""key"" that's prophecized to lead to the crown of Athena, the joke's on Autolycus when he learns the key is really a baby and Meg wants to be his mother.

Directors: Bruce Campbell
Writer: Eric Morris
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Punch Lines
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6.28
58 votes

#5 - Punch Lines

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/24/2000

Suffering from writers's block, Gabrielle tells Aphrodite about her day in which a depressed god shrunk her and Argo and how she attempted to correct the situation before a very moody Xena catches on. Meanwhile, Xena tries to control her hormone-induced temper but to no avail.

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If the Shoe Fits...
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6.34
90 votes

#6 - If the Shoe Fits...

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/30/1999

While journeying to reunite little princess Alecia with her father and the stepmother she dislikes, Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and Aphrodite take turns regaling the child with fairy tales with familiar faces.

Directors: Josh Becker
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Déjà Vu All Over Again
star
6.37
89 votes

#7 - Déjà Vu All Over Again

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/22/1999

A present-day woman believes she's the reincarnation of Xena, the warrior princess, while her disbelieving boyfriend thinks she's crazy, and seeks help from a past life expert, with some familiar faces along the way.

Directors: Renee O'Connor
Writer: R.J. Stewart
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Kindred Spirits
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6.42
60 votes

#8 - Kindred Spirits

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/17/2000

At the Amazon village, Gabrielle is torn between staying as Queen of the Amazons, and sharing adventures with Xena and baby Eve.

Directors: Josh Becker
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The Play's the Thing
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6.47
93 votes

#9 - The Play's the Thing

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/20/1999

The Queen of Cons, Zera, convinces Gabrielle to base a play on her adventures with Xena, with the hidden motive of running off with the production's investment money.

Directors: Chris Graves
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You Are There
star
6.48
62 votes

#10 - You Are There

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/5/2001

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

Directors: John Laing
Writer: Chris Black
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Last of the Centaurs
star
6.72
61 votes

#11 - Last of the Centaurs

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/30/2001

Ephany's son, Xenon, is wanted by Lord Belach for kidnapping his daughter, Nika. However, Nika and Xenon are married and expecting a child. Ephany's spirit visits Gabrielle and asks for her help. Lord Belach hunts down the Centaurs and kills them all except for Xenon. Xena and Gabrielle offer to find Nika for Belach, who is the son of Barias. Belach has spent his life trying to avoid becoming what his father was. Xena reveals that she is the woman that took Barias away from Belach and his mother. Nika has her baby, a Centaur. Belach captures Xenon and wants to trade him for his daughter. Nika, Xena and Gabrielle convince Belach that peace is the best solution.

Directors: Garth Maxwell
Writer: Joel Metzger
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Takes One to Know One
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6.89
62 votes

#12 - Takes One to Know One

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/1/1999

Family and friends gather for Gabrielle's surprise birthday party only to become suspects in a murder investigation instead when a bounty hunter looking to take Xena in, is murdered. Now Discord, the newly appointed goddess of retribution, has given Xena until sunrise to find the killer or everyone she loves will be taken to the underworld.

Directors: Chris Graves
Writer: Jeff Vlaming
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Soul Possession
star
6.90
61 votes

#13 - Soul Possession

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 6/4/2001

Ares wants Xena's soul for eternity, and he will do just about anything to get it. He bargains with Xena over Gabrielle's soul using a contract, and almost gets Xena to marry him. Of course Xena is aware of Ares' tricky nature and backs out of the marriage. So, the reincarnations of Gabrielle, Joxer and Xena have to fight with Ares at a modern-day meeting of CH.A.K.R.A.M. Xena manages to destroy the contract Ares created to get her soul. Once again, Ares' plans are ruined.

Directors: Josh Becker
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The Xena Scrolls
star
6.99
79 votes

#14 - The Xena Scrolls

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/13/1997

In the year 1940, two female archaeologists searching for the Xena scrolls end up in an ancient tomb confronting legendary figures from the past.

Directors: Charlie Haskell
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Here She Comes...Miss Amphipolis
star
7.00
81 votes

#15 - Here She Comes...Miss Amphipolis

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/20/1997

Xena masquerades as a beauty pageant contestant, to stop a sabateur, bent on destroying a peace treaty between two warlords.

Directors: Marina Sargenti
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A Comedy of Eros
star
7.03
76 votes

#16 - A Comedy of Eros

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/19/1997

When Cupid's infant son, Bliss, runs amok putting love spells on unsuspecting people, Xena falls in love with the warlord, Draco, Draco falls for Gabrielle and Gabrielle gets the hots for Joxer.

Directors: Charles Siebert
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Old Ares Had a Farm
star
7.05
62 votes

#17 - Old Ares Had a Farm

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/15/2001

Xena disguises a mortal Ares as a farmer in the middle of nowhere in order to hide him from warlords seeking revenge.

Directors: Charles Siebert
Writer: R.J. Stewart
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Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire
star
7.08
64 votes

#18 - Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/17/2000

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.

Directors: Mark Beesley
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The Execution
star
7.12
67 votes

#19 - The Execution

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/7/1997

Xena and Gabrielle have only one day to determine what really happened when Gabrielle's friend, Meleagor, is sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit.

Directors: Garth Maxwell
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A Friend in Need (1)
star
7.13
72 votes

#20 - A Friend in Need (1)

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 6/11/2001

Xena and Gabrielle must travel to Japan to save the city of Higuchi. There is a group of samurai that stands in the way. Xena is determined to battle an evil ghost named Yodoshi, but he can only be harmed by the dead.

Directors: Robert Tapert
Writer: R.J. Stewart
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A Solstice Carol
star
7.18
88 votes

#21 - A Solstice Carol

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/1996

During Winter Solstice, Xena and Gabrielle visit a town where it's Scrooge-like King has deemed that celebrating the holiday is a crime.

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The Deliverer
star
7.19
75 votes

#22 - The Deliverer

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/1997

When Xena travels to Brittania to help stop Caesar's invasion, Gabrielle is tricked into losing her blood innocence, by taking the life of an innocent, which binds her to the evil ""one god"" Dahuk.

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Them Bones, Them Bones
star
7.19
58 votes

#23 - Them Bones, Them Bones

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/1/1999

Xena and Gabrielle cross over to the spirit realm to stop Alti from draining Xena's baby's lifeforce, so she can enter the physical world in the child's body.

Directors: John Fawcett
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The Giant Killer
star
7.20
79 votes

#24 - The Giant Killer

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/1996

When Gabrielle defends a young Isrealite named David, her life is threatended until Xena proposes to fight her old friend, the giant Goliath in return for freedom for the Philistines.

Directors: Gary Jones
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Gabrielle's Hope
star
7.22
74 votes

#25 - Gabrielle's Hope

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/1997

In Brittania, Gabrielle becomes pregnant and rapidly gives birth to a baby girl she names Hope. Xena is unsure of what to do because the child is the offspring of the evil god Dahuk and she cannot decide between killing the child or protecting her.

Directors: Charles Siebert
Writer: R.J. Stewart
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