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Sins of the Past

Director: Doug Lefler
Writer: RJ Stewart
Story: Robert Tapert

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Darien Takle (Cyrene)
Jay Laga'aia (Draco)
Willa O'Neill (Lila)
Geoff Snell (Herodotus)
Stephen Hall (Hector)

In this the first episode we find Xena starting on her journey alone and dealing with her evil past. She decided to abandon her weapons and armour, but as she is doing this, a gang of slave traders arrive, herding some villager, including a young girl who stands up to them to no avail. Xena is soon fighting to save them. However, the villagers don`t want her to stay so she heads off to her home town of Amphipolis. Gabrielle realises that Xena is her way out and follow her. Xena defeats an old acquaintance, the warlord Draco, in a brilliant staff-fighting/balancing on heads scene as he threatens to attack her home village.

Notes: Look out for Executive Producer Rob Tapert as the villager with the red beard whose head Xena stands and twirls on. Xena`s faithful horse Argo is referred to as "boy" in this episode. Argo`s gender remained a mystery for some time.

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