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Looking Death in the Eye

Director: Garth Maxwell
Writer: Carl Ellsworth
Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Ted Raimi (Joxer)
Kevin Smith (Ares)
Paris Jefferson (Athena)
Stephan Lovatt (Hades)
Mark Warren (Octavius)
Jason Hoyte (Hephaestus)
Theresa Healey (Celesta)

Season 5 is fast approaching its climax, and this is another exciting episode full of plot twists and turns, dealing with the Twilight of the Gods and Xena`s daughter, Eve.

The episode opens with Joxer as an old man obtaining a scroll that is said to be Gabrielle`s last known one. It tells the story of how Xena and Gabrielle tried to trick the Fates. The fates predict that the Twilight will not begin until Xena dies. Naturally Gabrielle is not happy at this, but Xena begins to plan. Athena returns once more, as does Hades, to try and capture Eve, and we also meet Hephaestus. After escaping from them, Xena and Gabrielle capture Death herself, Celesta. It appears that Xena intends to banish death and make herself and Eve immortal, however the plan is scuppered when Gabrielle is captured by Athena. A trade is made - Gabrielle for Celesta and Xena and Gabrielle make a run for it in a cart with Eve in the back. But Athena, Hades and Hephaestus trap them once again.....

Notes: Celesta is played by a different actress. Kate Hodge played her in S1`s Death in Chains, here she is played by Theresa Healey. Hephaestus has not been on XENA before, but the character was on Hercules, although he was a totally different character and very different. Hades was previously played by Erik Thompson, but Stephen Lovatt took over in 'God Fearing Child'. That little girl of Joxer`s looked a lot like Rose McIver who was in Little Problems, but I don`t think it was.

DISCLAIMER: Death was not harmed during the production of this motion picture

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