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The Rheingold

Director: John Fawcett
Writer: RJ Stewart

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor

Guest Stars:
Renato Bartolomei (Beowulf)
Alexander Petersons (Odin)
Brittney Powell (Brunnhilda)
Luanne Gordon (Grinhilda)

The first of the Norse triolgy sees Xena explore her dark past once again. This time, she is reminded of a time she headed to the North. Got around a bit did evil Xena! When the Norse warrior Beowulf approaches her for help, she embarks on a deadly mission to face the consequences of another of her terrible deeds from her dark past.

We get Brunnhilda, Rhine maidens AND Beowulf..a mixture of a couple of stories - Richard Wagner`s operatic The Ring Cycle based on Norse tales and the old English epic poem Beowulf that features a young Nordic monster slayer.

Sofrina`s Summary
When Beowulf seeks Xena out to help stop a monster she once imprisoned, we get another fantastic glimpse into evil Xena`s past, this time as a legendary Valkyrie. Once again, Xena tries to shield Gabrielle from her brutal past as a vicious Valkyrie. And once again, Gabrielle defies her wishes and follows Xena, arriving at the battle scene too late. [Part 1 of 3]

DISCLAIMER: No flying heroes were harmed in the making of this motion picture, although several villagers were bombarded with aerial manure

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