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To Helicon and Back

Director: Michael Hurst
Writer: Liz Friedman and Vanessa Place

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Tsianina Joelson (Varia)
Morgan Reese Fairhead (Cyane)
Craig Parker (Bellerophon)

When the Amazon Queen Varia (Tsianina Joelson) is kidnapped by a masked warrior, Bellerophon, in the middle of a swinging Amazon party, Gabrielle leads the Amazons to the fortress at Helicon on a bloody rescue mission. She is forced into the position of leading the troops in an almost impossible assault, and has to deal with war and lwading people to their death in a way she never has before. Fabulous performance from Renee O'Connor

Sofrina`s Summary
Gabrielle must lead the Amazons in a battle to retrieve the kidnapped Varia from Bellerophon, who plans to destroy the Amazon tribes and Xena to avenge his mother, Artemis. Unable to take command as a non-Amazon, Xena must watch as Gabrielle makes the toughest choices of life and death to save the Amazons. [Stellar cinematography; Gritty story; Excellent exposition of Gabrielle and Xena`s spiritual journeys.]

All action episode that sees former producer Liz Friedman return as a writer. Lots of Amazons in this one, including Varia from Dangerous Prey and Coming Home. With Michael Hurst directing, expect some fierce action as Gabrielle gets in touch with her warrior side.

DISCLAIMER: No shark bait was harmed during the making of this motion picture.

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