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Production #V719 - Episode 19
Season Finale

SPECIAL NOTE

Some of you might notice the structure and the writing for "Fallen" is different than what we have been doing for most of this season. That is because this story was not done as a Subtext Season 7 Script - this script is V1426 of Xena: Warrior Princess Series 6, an unproduced script done for the show itself. ~ Missy


STORY BY   /   TELEPLAY BY
Rob Tapert   /   Melissa Good


DIRECTED BY
Denise Byrd


PRODUCED BY
C
arol Stephens

SCREENGRABS
Judi Mair


ARTWORK
Lucia


EPISODE TITLE GRAPHIC
MaryD


 

TEASER

 

FADE IN:

 

EXT. LILAíS GARDEN - POTADEIA - DAY

 

Itís a beautiful day in Potadeia. Lila and Sarah are in the garden, picking vegetables.  Sarah is pregnant, but not overly so. Sarahís husband Stefan is weeding nearby.

 

SARAH

Itís going to be nice to see Gabrielle and Xena again,

isnít it? Iím glad they decided to come for a visit.

 

LILA

So am I. Itís a little strange for us, you know.

Gabrielle used to be my older sister.

 

 

Sarah and Lila laugh. Stefan looks over at them.

 

STEFAN

Mind explaining to me again

how that happened?

 

LILA

Itís a long story. You can ask Gabrielle

to tell it to you when sheís here.

 

Sarah smiles, and continues picking eggplant.

 

SARAH

She certainly leads an adventurous life.

(beat)

You think sheíll ever come

home here for good?

 

Lila shakes her head.

 

LILA

I wish she would, but no. Xenaís her

home. I realized that a long time ago.

 

A rider on horseback comes up to their gate, and salutes politely. He is a very handsome, charming young man.

 

JANOS

Hi. Would I be looking at the family home of

Gabrielle, sometimes called the Bard of Potadeia?

 

 

Sarah and Lila exchanged glances and smile. Sarah primps a little. Stefan watches the man a little uncertainly.

 

LILA

Yes it is. Iím her sister, Lila.

Would you like to come inside?

 

JANOS

Iíd love to.

 

Janos dismounts and enters the yard. They go inside the house.

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT. WATERFALL/RIVER - DAY

 

Xena and Gabrielle swim in a small lake, with a waterfall. Xena is standing under the waterfall, letting it hit her back.  Gabrielle swims over and leans on the rocks next to her.

 

GABRIELLE

I could be insulted. I thought you

liked my back massages.

 

Xena pokes her head out from the spray.

 

XENA

I do. I just have this damn crick in

my back I canít seem to get rid of.

 

Xena gives up and sits in the water next to Gabrielle. They splash water at each other, and smile, seeming very relaxed.

 

 

XENA

(Contíd)

Looking forward to visiting home?

 

Gabrielle smiles broadly.

 

GABRIELLE

Yeah, I really am. Weíve been through so much

lately - be good to see some familiar faces.

(beat)

Weíve got so few of those around, now.

 

Xena considers this.  She knows itís true.

 

XENA

That bothers you, doesnít it?

 

 

GABRIELLE

It does. I feel so unconnected, sometimes.

I had a nightmare about that last night, just me

wandering alone out on the road somewhere.

I didnít know where Iíd been... where I was going....

 

Xena puts a concerned hand on Gabís shoulder.

 

GABRIELLE

(Contíd)

Iím glad you woke me up from it... what?

 

Xena has stiffened, sensing something. She breaks away and swims towards their clothing and weapons, and as she reaches the bank a volley of arrows lets loose, and she is under attack.

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT. WOODS - DAY

 

The men swarm around her and Xena fights desperately, getting hold of her sword and fighting off the closest of them.  The men ignore Gabrielle, who swims over and bolts from the water, throwing herself fiercely at Xenaís attackers.  Gabrielle throws several men to the ground, and knees one in the throat, snapping his neck. She gets up without a backward glance and dives for her Sais, coming up with them and ripping through some of the fighters surrounding Xena. A fighter slips through Xenaís guard and is about to skewer her when he stops, then slides to the ground. Gabrielle removes her said from his back and wipes it on his body before she continues on. Xena takes a beat to react to this, and the look of grim, cold ferocity on Gabrielleís face. Finally, they beat off the attackers, and they run away, carrying their wounded and dead with them.

 

GABRIELLE

So much for a nice relaxing swim.

What was that all about?

 

XENA

You got me.  Didnít like our choice

of baths, I guess. You all right?

 

GABRIELLE

Yeah, Iím fine. Didnít get a scratch. Why?

 

XENA

You were really going at it there.

 

 

Gabrielle wipes off her sai.

 

GABRIELLE

Yeah.  Itís been like that lately for me.

 

Gabrielle grabs her clothes with a disturbed look. Xena goes for her gear, then starts searching urgently through it.

 

GABRIELLE

(Contíd)

Whatís wrong?

 

 

XENA

Itís gone.

 

Gabrielle looks over. Xena is holding the case for the chakram. Itís empty.

 

XENA

(Contíd)

They stole my chakram.

 

FADE OUT.

 

END OF TEASER

 

ACT ONE