Series: Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Season: Two
Story Number: 036
Writer: Robert Tapert
R. J. Stewart
Steven L. Sears
Director: Robert Tapert
Broadcast: January 27, 1997
Previous Story: Here She Comes...Miss Amphipolis
Following Story: The Quest

Synopsis Edit

A fierce battle with Sitacles and his men leaves Xena lying near death and dreaming of the past encounters that have shaped her into a warrior princess, including her adventures with Julius Caesar and her relationship with a mysterious girl.

Memorable quotes Edit

  • M'Lila: You have a destiny Xena, but you have to choose it.
  • Xena: I did choose it. I chose Evil.
  • M'Lila: And now that you know Evil, where Evil you can fight Evil, when the living think of the dead the dead can here their thoughts... Listen
  • Gabrielle: Xena, I know you can hear me. Wherever you are, I know you always told me to be strong... I can't... not now. You can't leave me. I know it's not your time! I can feel it in my heart! I just feel this emptiness that I've never known before and it scares me! Xena, above all remember your destiny, remember to fight. Fight! To come back. This world needs you. I need you.
  • Xena: I have to go back.

Cast Edit

Background information and notes Edit

  • First appearance of Karl Urban as Julius Caesar.
  • This episode had the working title Why and Where.
  • The pattern on M'lila's shirt is identical to Xena's breastplate.
  • The Roman centurion extra who broke Xena's legs was played by Dan Ryan, Lucy Lawless' real life brother.
  • Due to the horse riding accident Lucy Lawless suffered, the original ending of this episode (in which Xena recovered) was hastily rewritten in order to have her spirit possess Autolycus in the following story.

Continuity and mistakes Edit

When Nicklio walks out of his house to attend to the injured Xena in the present, his head bumps against an obviously fake rubber icicle and it rocks back and forth for the next few seconds.

Disclaimer Edit

  • Julius Caesar was not harmed during the production of this motion picture. However, the Producers deny any responsibility for any unfortunate acts of betrayal causing some discomfort.