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Production #V1002 - Episode 02
 


WRITTEN BY
Susanne Beck


DIRECTED BY
Denise Byrd


PRODUCED BY
C
arol Stephens

SCREENGRABS
Judi Mair


ARTWORK
Lucia


EPISODE TITLE GRAPHIC
MaryD



TEASER

 

FADE IN:

 

EXT. CAMPSITE - NIGHT

 

It is a carefully laid campsite, with a well tended, small fire blazing in the background.  Close by the fire is a large bedroll, and in that bedroll is Xena.  She is lying on her side, head propped up on one hand, staring at Gabrielle.  Gabrielle is sitting on the very edge of the bedroll wrapped up in a fur, looking out on the dark woods with her shoulders slumped.

 

GABRIELLE

I canít believe this

just happened to me.

 

Xena reaches a hand up and gently lays it against Gabrielleís back.

 

XENA

Gabrielle, itís ok.

 

 

GABRIELLE

It is not okay, Xena.  I canít believe

I canít... I couldnít....  GRAH!!

 

XENA

(offhandedly)

Relax, ok?  Itís not the end of the

world. It happens to everyone

at least once in their lives.

 

Very slowly, Gabrielle turns to pin Xena with her glare.

 

GABRIELLE

Has it ever happened

to you?

 

XENA

Well, no, but....

 

GABRIELLE

Then spare me the

platitudes, please.

 

Gabrielle grabs her head.

 

GABRIELLE

(contíd)

I mean, I was there.  Right there!

And then wham!  Nothing.

 

Sitting up, Xena scoots over to sit next to Gabrielle.

 

XENA

Iím not patronizing you,

Gabrielle.  Maybe I....

 

GABRIELLE

No. Donít start.  You were perfect.

You gave me everything I needed.

Itís just me.  I....

 

XENA

Gabrielle, listen.  Youíve been under a

lot of stress lately.  And you know as well

as I do how stress effects something like

this. You just need to give it time, and relax.

Youíll be back to yourself in no time.

 

GABRIELLE

You really think so?

 

XENA

I know so, my bard.

 

Smiling, she hugs Gabrielle to her.

 

XENA

(contíd)

Now come back to bed and letís get some

sleep.  If Iím remembering correctly, thereís

a town pretty near here that's supposed to have

a very nice inn, good food, private hot-tubs...

perfect for what ails ya.  We could be there

before sunset if we leave early tomorrow.

 

Gabrielle smiles.

 

GABRIELLE

Hot-tubs, huh?

 

 

XENA

Oh yeah.

 

GABRIELLE

Hm.

 

XENA

We could pick up a fresh

set of massage oils.

 

She waggles her fingers.

 

GABRIELLE

Sounds like just what

the doctor ordered.

 

XENA

Good.  Then itís a plan. 

Now come on and come

back to bed with me.

 

Nodding, Gabrielle crawls back under the furs with Xena.  They cuddle close to one another, and share a sweet good-night kiss.

 

GABRIELLE

Goodnight, Xena.  I love you.

 

XENA

Right back atcha.

 

FADE OUT.

 

END OF TEASER

ACT ONE

 

 

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