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The King of Assassins

Director: Bruce Campbell
Writer: Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Bruce Campbell (Autolycus)
Ted Raimi (Joxer/Jett)
Gina Torres (Cleopatra)

Features TWO Joxers, one of which wears black leather and is his evil brother Jett. This episode opens with Autolycus stealing a sword and meeting up with a deadly assassin who looks just like Joxer. Meeting him in a marketplace, Auto is worried, until it is revealed that this is Joxer - NOT a killer! Auto, Joxer and Gabrielle realise that Jett is going to try and assassinate Cleopatra (Gina Torres). They devise and elaborate plan to thwart Jett. However, the scheme does not quite go as planned...

Xena-light, and features lots of banter between Cleopatra and Autolycus, this comedy is not one of the highlights, with minimal laughs. Ted is very poor at playing a baddie. Director Bruce Campbell might have enjoyed himself, most fans didn`t.

Gina Torres is a RenPics favourite, appearing in major roles in Hercules and Cleopatra 2525. Watch her final scene with Xena - is she flirting with the Warrior Princess?

Disclaimer : -
Due to the initiative of a severe wedgie, Joxer was slightly uncomfortable but not seriously harmed during the production of this motion picture.

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