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Director: Rick Jacobson
Writer: RJ Stewart

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Ted Raimi (Joxer)
Kevin Smith (Ares)
Adrienne Wilkinson (Livia/Eve)
William Gregory Lee (Virgil)
Paris Jefferson (Athena)
Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite)
Stephan Lovatt (Hades)
Meighan Desmond (Discord)
Josephine Davidson (Artemis)
Jon Brazier (baptiser)
Julius Garner (Hephaestus)
Joel Tobeck (Deimos)
Diana Rowan (Shepherd)

Story by Rob Tapert

The season 5 finale is another exciting episode. After Eve's epiphany last week, Xena and Gabrielle follow her as she takes herself off to mope. Gabrielle is still upset with her over Joxer`s death and not totally committed to helping her. Xena though, knows what is is like to have done unforgivable things, and to be forgiven. Meanwhile, Athena is rallying the Olympians. She sets up a cunning plan: to send the Furies, not after Xena, but to Gabrielle, to prey on her doubts about Eve. Ted Raimi is back as the young Joxer to tell Gabrielle to kill Eve, Renee O'Connor gets back into the BGSB and long wig to play Hope, also urging her mommy to finish off Eve - as Xena never will.

As Gabrielle is pushed into attacking Eve, Ares arrives to distract Xena, for now it appears that Xena has the power to kill a god! Somehow, Eve gives her the power to kill `em all! The twilight is coming! Xena is forced to hurt Gabrielle to stop her killing Eve, and with the pair badly wounded, Ares and Aphrodite step in. Aphrodite wants to help - good old Dite! Ares is less altruistic. Surprise, surprise! It all builds to a terrific climax on Mount Olympus as Xena and Athena battle it out, as Eve and Gabrielle's lives hang in the balance...

A couple of UK pals of mine were in New Zealand while this ep was being filmed and caught glimpses of the cast and crew. Read Adrian`s report here.

Joel Tobeck has appeared on Ren Pics show quite frequently. He was the very annoying demi-god Strife who Callisto did us all a favour by killing. Deimos is exactly the same but blond! Diana Rowan - the shepherdess - is the extras casting agent in New Zealand. Shame she can't disguide her Kiwi accent a bit better!

Do read my review for more about that ending, and how Xena's attack on Gabrielle SHOULD have looked...

DISCLAIMER: All the Gods were harmed during the production of this motion picture.

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