|Series:||Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)|
|Broadcast:||8 February 1999|
|Previous Story:||Paradise Found|
|Following Story:||Between the Lines|
While traveling in India, Xena and Gabrielle saw a gathering and ventured closer to see what was going on, a magician (Eli) pulled up a rope and send it to the sky, the rope stood on it own which made everyone gasp including Xena, but she shrug it off telling Gabrielle that the root of the rope was probably holding it, then Eli called on anyone who didn't believe it to test it, Gabrielle playing mischief pushed Xena to the front to be the tester, Xena went and cut the rope with her sword, but was amazed that the rope still stood still. Eli asked his assistant Maya to climb the rope to the other world, Maya climbed it but returned cut to pieces, Eli opened a box and out came Maya, but she was possessed by an evil spirit.
Xena fought with it and eventually pushed Maya into Eli who fell, Maya started convulsing which led Gabrielle with a kind heart as always to help her, as Gabby touched her the evil spirit left Maya and eventually got into Gabby without anyone's knowledge.
The evil spirit was Tataka a goddess who loves pearls and heal people just to decieve them. Everyone thought Gabby was a Devi (a healer) so they started worshipping her.
Eventually, Xena and Eli got to know what was happening and Eli helped removed the evil spirit after much fighting between Xena and Tataka!
Memorable quotes Edit
- Lucy Lawless as Xena
- Renee O'Connor as Gabrielle and Tataka
- Timothy Omundson as Eli
- Monroe Reimers as Vikram
- Alex Reekers as Maya
Background information and notes Edit
- This episode had the working titles Smoke and Mirrors, Kashatria, and Devata.
- First appearance of Timothy Omundson as Eli.
Continuity and mistakes Edit
- In memory of Women's Best Friend:
Bear Dodger Kali Samantha Taffy Bear