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Production #V907 - Episode 07


WRITTEN BY
Denise Byrd &
Trish Kocialski


DIRECTED BY
Denise Byrd


PRODUCED BY
C
arol Stephens

SCREENGRABS
Judi Mair


ARTWORK
Lucia


EPISODE TITLE GRAPHIC
MaryD



TEASER

 

FADE IN:

 

INT. ARGOS TEMPLE - EARLY EVENING

 

Gabrielle is walking slowly around the temple, making preparations for her meditation ritual. 

 

A space around the fire has been cleared away, and a small water skin sits to one side.  She lights the few candles she was able to find.

 

When she is finished, she clasps her hands together and brings them to her lips.  She blows out a breath, then sits down and closes her eyes.

 

GABRIELLE

All right, Xena.  Letís see if

we can make this bond

work in our favor.

 

 

Her breathing slows as she falls into a meditative trance, and her soul begins its search for its other half.

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT. CORINTH TEMPLE - LATE AFTERNOON

 

Judgments are over and the Conqueror goes back to her palace.  Her gaze lingers on the hooded figure that stands on the temple steps as her caravan passes by, then passively turns to the crucifixion fields that dot the landscape on the other side of her carriage.  Her eyes fix on one cross in particular and close briefly. We see momentary pain, then the blue eyes shutter behind the walls the Conqueror has generated.

 

 

Xena waits until the royal procession is lost from sight, then re-enters the temple and searches for the priest she spoke to earlier.  She is still wearing her cloak and hood, only her blue eyes visible.  A tingling up her spine causes her to straighten and turn, pinpointing a singular spot near the front altar.

 

XENA

Show yourself, Ares.

 

With a poof and a sparkle, the GOD OF WAR materializes beside a statue of himself.  He circles Xena like a cat, flicking his fingers at her cloak.

 

ARES

New look, Xena?  I didnít think you

did the commoner thing any more.

 

 

XENA

I get around easier this way.  No

one sees a need to bother

me except you, apparently.

 

ARES

Really?  I didnít realize you still did

that.  And why did you come here

if not to speak to me, hmm?

 

He reaches out to stroke her cheek.  She steps back from his touch and ignores his question.

 

XENA

Was there something in particular you

wanted, Ares?  I have things to do.

 

Ares drops his hand with a snarl.

 

ARES

Still upset I see.  Well, youíll get over

it and come back to me soon enough.

Iíve got all the time there is.  You did

the right thing... the blonde bitch

would have betrayed you, and

cost you everything youíve gained.

 

It occurs to Xena that Ares is not aware the she is not Xena the Conqueror.

 

XENA

Ares, if youíve got nothing constructive

for me, make like the wind and blow.

I really donít have time for this.

 

 

Aresí eyes narrow.

 

ARES

One day, Warrior Princess, you

are gonna push me too far.

 

He disappears with a flash before she can utter another word.

 

Xena glances around, realizing that no one noticed her conversation with the god of war. She spots the priest, and makes a beeline for him.

 

XENA

Címere, buddy.  We need to talk.

 

FADE OUT.

 

END OF TEASER

ACT ONE

 

 

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