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The Debt II

Director: Oley Sassone
Writer: R.J. Stewart

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Marton Csokas (Borias)
Jaqueline Kim (Lao Ma)
Daniel Sing (Ming Tien)
Grant McFarland (Ming Tsu)

Story by Rob Tapert and RJ Stewart

The betrayal of Xena seen in part one has her lined up for execution. We learn yet more about her past with Lao Ma and the events that made her the warrior princess - a title given to her by Lao Ma who offered Xena a chance to do something good. She tried to teach Xena her way of peace - a version of the Tao Chi Ching. However, the wicked old Xena didn`t listen to her and went back to killing.

Meanwhile, in the present, Gabrielle pleads with Ming Tien(Daniel Sing) for Xena's life of she vows to never return to Chin, however, the villainous Green Dragon - the little boy Xena kidnapped all those years before is not in the mood for mercy....

Xena tells her little fib to Gabrielle in this one in a stunning ending. More excellent acting from Lucy and Renee, great visuals and music. Brilliant episode.

In another twist of history, Lao Ma is revealed as the author of the book of Tao, on which the Taoist philosophy is based!

Disclaimer : -
Xena and Gabrielle`s relationship suffered another blow (although Gabrielle doesn`t know it yet) during the production of this motion picture.

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