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Ten Little Warlords

Director: Charles Siebert
Writer: Paul Robert Coyle

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Ted Raimi (Joxer)
Kevin Smith (Ares)
Hudson Leick (Callisto)
Charles Siebert (King Sisyphus)
Chris Ryan (warlord)
Bruce Hopkins (warlord)

Xena (still in Callisto`s body) helps Ares who has lost his god-hood leaving people without control over their anger..including Gabrielle. His sword has been stolen by King Sisyphus and Xena, Ares and a bunch of blood thirsty warlords are invited to battle to win the sword and become the new god of war. However, the tricky King Sisyphus has his own scheme. The increasingly stroppy Gabrielle and Joxer follow Xena and Ares to Sisyphus` island castle. This episode is a bit like Agatha Christie`s Ten Little Indians, as the warlords (including Chris Ryan and Bruce Hopkins) at the castle are dying one by one who will be left? And will Ares manange to survive as a mortal?

In the end, we finally have the bodies switched back to normal, (but that is really Lucy Lawless` body double in the final scene - Lucy was still in hospital in LA.)

Director Charles Siebert also acts - he takes over the role of King Sisyphus, a notorious trickster in Greek mythology.

Notes: Hudson Leick does a good job as Xena in an episode that was written for Lucy. Hudson has said as she did not enjoy playing Xena - basically having to copy Lucy`s mannerisms. Lucy is only seen in a short piece of stock film that is the same as the credits sequence if you look carefully.

Disclaimer :-
No one was harmed during the production of this motion picture. However, Xena`s ability to recover her body was severely impeded by Lucy Lawless` unexpected mishap.

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