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Gabrielle's Hope

Director: Andrew Merrifield
Charles Siebert
Writer: R.J. Stewart

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Robert Harte (Knight)
Catherine Boniface (Meridian)

Gabrielle gives birth in this one to a girl named Hope- probably not a good omen. Rosemary`s Baby anyone? Xena and Gabrielle are still in Roman Britain on their way home when Gabrielle has her happy event - an unexplained pregnancy and super quick birth. However, Xena is unconvinced of the child`s goodness, especially after there are deaths. Gabrielle takes off with Hope in tow, as Xena pursues them. Gabby tells her big lie in this episode. Naughty naughty!

The two directors listed are because original choice Charles Siebert fell ill. Andrew Merrifield is one of the second unit directors who has moved up to the directors chair on occasion. Apparently the entire birth of Hope scene was then refilmed and directed by Rob Tapert!

Disclaimer : -
Despite witnessing the bizarre and somewhat disturbing birth of Gabrielle`s Hope, no farm animals were harmed or traumatized during the production of this motion picture.

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