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Fins, Femmes and Gems

Director: Josh Becker
Writer: Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Ted Raimi (Joxer)
Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite)
Lawrence Makaore (Maecenus)

Aphrodite appears in this very funny episode. She casts a spell, one that has people become obssessed with the first thing they see. Xena becomes fixated on fishing, Gabrielle on herself- she was looking in a mirror, and Joxer on some sort of Tarzan style ape man!!! We also get to see young Xena and young Lyceus. A very funny comedy, with all sorts of highlights such as Gabrielle`s theme song, Xena rescuing Gabrielle from the lake, the dumbest bad guys ever and even Joxer`s idiocy is amusing.

Director Josh Becker did extensive re-writes on this episode. Originally, Gabrielle was going to be obsessed with Xena, but it didn`t work out. Lucy`s hangover after a beach party resulted in a lengthy blooper on the fan club tape of the entrance to Aphrodite`s temple that Lucy just couldn`t get right. Listen out for Xena whistling the Xena theme tune while she is fishing. In a nice bit on continuity, Lawrence Makaore was the actor who played the barbarian leader in The Quill is Mightier - where he was also a follower of Aphrodite - well, she enchanted the scroll...

Disclaimer : -
Joxer`s dignity was slightly harmed during the production of this motion picture. However, Gabrielle`s pink nightie was restored to its original condition

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