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Death in Chains

Director: Charles Siebert
Writer: Adam Armus & Nora Kay Foster

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Erik Thomson (Hades)
Kieren Hutchison (Talus)
Chris Graham (Toxeus)
Ray Henwood (King Sisyphus)
Kate Hodge (Celesta)

story: Babs Greyhosky and Adam Armus & Nora Kay Foster

The tricky King Sisyphus captures Death (Celesta - Hades` sister). While she`s chained, people can not die. The god Hades comes up from the Underworld, and asks Xena to help set her free and restore order to the world. However, a nasty bad guy Toxeus (Chris Graham) who Xena has killed comes back to life and leads his men to keep Xena from restoring death. Meanwhile, Gabrielle meets another nice young man named Talus (Kieren Hutchison) who helps Xena get into Sisyphus` castle. Another doomed romance for Gabrielle, again! Although this one really is quite cute.

Notes: Babs Greyhosky was one of the original producers who left after a few episodes to be replaced by Steven L Sears. Due to changes in the shooting and airing schdule, Gabrielle is wearing her Amazon outfit here, which she does not actually get until the following episode! We also see her wearing the blue necklace that belongs to Terreis. Anyone who has seen the blooper tapes will remember seeing Lucy have lots and lots of rats dumped on top of her in this episode. According to Lucy they were scared and were trying to burrow into her! Apparently she had to get a tetanus jab afterwards because of their claws scrathing her and the droppings they left in all sorts of places on her body....I think she earnt her money that day.

Disclaimer:- No Jumbo Sized Cocktail Rats were harmed during the production of this motion picture.

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