The BEST episodes written by George Strayton

87 votes

#1 - Eve

Xena: Warrior Princess - 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.

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Versus The X-Weapon
8 votes

#2 - Versus The X-Weapon

MECH-X4 - Season 2 - Episode 14

With the team split apart as Grace contemplates leaving Bay City, Traeger makes his move.

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Seeds of Faith
87 votes

#3 - Seeds of Faith

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 9

When Eli preaches of the death of the Olympian gods, Xena and Gabrielle attempt to protect him from Ares but to no avail, while guidance is dished out by the angel Callisto and the secret of Xena's child's conception is revealed.

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Trial and Error
66 votes

#4 - Trial and Error

Cleopatra 2525 - Season 1 - Episode 10

Two Betrayer droids storm the underground facility on a mission to capture the telepathic villainess Raina. Too bad for them that Hel, Sarge and Cleo are there to stop them, but it's Raina (momentarily freed from a mental inhibitor) who forces the Betrayers to kill each other. Voice sends Raina to the surface with Sarge and Hel to see if she can mind-control a Bailey, while Cleo stays below ground with one finger on a destruct switch that will kill Raina if she attempts to harm her two companions. Raina succeeds in controlling one Bailey, although she jeopardizes Sarge's life while doing so. Cleo gets even more suspicious as Hel, Sarge and even Mauser begin acting strangely, even as Raina communes with (and eventually joins with) a Bailey leader. Although bound by Mauser, Ceo finally manages to trigger the destruct mechanism, releasing toxins into Raina's system. Before the Bailey/Raina hybrid can kill Hel and Sarge, it careers into the ocean and sinks into the depths. Afterwards, Hel

Bonds of Blood
281 votes

#5 - Bonds of Blood

October Faction - Season 1 - Episode 9

All things hidden are revealed. Alice takes her revenge, Fred and Deloris get a taste of monstrous pain, and Viv and Geoff feel their strength.

City of the Dead
44 votes

#6 - City of the Dead

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 6 - Episode 6

Hercules and Iolaus arrive in Egypt just in time to save Queen Nefertiti from assasins. Iolaus suspected Princess Amensu of perpetrating the crime, because Amensu wanted Egypt to attack Greece while her mother did not. But the real traitor turned out to be Prince Ramses, who had appeared to support the Queen. He found the Necronomicon -- the Book of the Dead -- and used his new powers to send stone statues after Hercules and Iolaus. But they evaded the statues and retrieved the book. Ramses was destroyed upon reciting the book's incantation, while Nefertiti and Amensu were reconciled.

The Horror Out of Time
333 votes

#7 - The Horror Out of Time

October Faction - Season 1 - Episode 3

As night falls, Deloris -- and Fred -- get into trouble. Later, the "parents of the year" track their prey. Viv uncovers more about her powers.

73 votes

#8 - Revelations

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 22

The Archangel Michael was the harbinger of the apocalypse. He released the horsemen War, Famine and Pestilence upon the land. Meanwhile, the late Iolaus, who defied The Light on the other side to warn his friend of the approaching Armageddon, joined Hercules. Despite Ares help, Hercules and Iolaus could not stop the release of the final horseman, Death, whose first target was Iolaus. Determined to save his friend this time, Hercules fell with Death into a volcano. Hercules' sacrifice earned the world a reprieve, and Iolaus was sent back to Earth to continue his life at Hercules' side.

Kindred Spirits
55 votes

#9 - Kindred Spirits

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5 - Episode 17

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