Six seasons and 100 episodes are what this popular TV show got to put out in its phase. So, getting to pick out the favorite episodes is hard as the series was just memorable and each episode was in itself exceptional. However, there is no doubt that there are some episodes that stood out in Xena: The Warrior Princess. Below are those best Xena episodes out of the whole 100 that aired.
Prometheus in Season 1
If you have the entire concept of the mythology, then th9is is exactly what this episode was about. Before his gifts to man are forever lost, Gabrielle and Xena have to try and rescue one Prometheus. While they are on the way, they meet Hercules and Lolaus, and they learn much to their dismay that Prometheus’s rescue comes at a high price. What this episode did was to solidify the role of Xena in Hercules’s life whole at the same time establishing each as a separate hero that is great in their rights. Although a crossover wasn’t the best of things for the two series this set the tone on what Xena was going to be based on and it was a great effort.
When Fates Collide in Season 6
Caesar comes back in this episode doing a lot of harm actually by the use of the Fate’s loom to ensure that history is changed so that he can rule Rome with Xena on his side as his Empress. Gabrielle turns up, and the whole plan of Caesar is thrown into disarray. Then Xena and Gabrielle are brought together by fate even though they have no recollection of their former lives. As these two start to get all the facts right about their previous lives, things take a twist and Caesars death occurs and finally things are in order thanks to Gabrielle, the Playwright. This served to remind the audience that these two heroes can’t be kept away from each other. (And don’t even get me started on the rumors that Xena got botox in the middle of season 6. But that’s a post for another time!)
Maternal Instincts in Season 3
By the end of this particular episode, the two heroes are broken. As Gabrielle reunites with her daughter, Hope, Xena on the other hand also does the same with her son Solan. Working with Callisto, Hope causes a lot of trouble for the centaurs. Being forced to end Hope’s life, Gabrielle has a tough decision to make at the end. Hope is the cause of Solan’s death, and this is why Gabrielle has to kill her. As the bond between these two heroes seems to be at a state of pieces, there are a lot of emotions that this particular episode throws around for the audience.
A Friend in Need in Season 6
This is a two-part series season finale that has always been a must watch for any fan of Xena: The Warrior Princess. Travelling to Japan to stop a ghost that has a lot of connections with Xena’s past our two heroes must journey there. To save the souls that were lost, the warrior princess has to die and remain as so. Despite the fact that it was an emotional episode watching Xena die, and Gabrielle has to continue on her own, it is overall a must watch episode for any fan of this series.
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