No real subtext or much emotion here between the girls. Gabby says she loves Eve as
her own and wants the baby to have her rite of caste. This offer of Gabby's soul to
Eve gets her the usually ho-hum response from Xena. At this point I'd tell Gabby to
move along and get a life because she can do much better than Xena. I'd hire
Salmoneus as a lawyer and sue for custody of Eve because Xena will only end up
screwing that kid up in the end.
When they get to the village they learn Yakut and Amerece have died - this in turn
lets us, the viewers, know that TPTB can't keep anyone around for long that might be
useful to the series (Well Yakut was a sweetie, Army just annoying). Xena and Gabby
didn't seem to grief stricken by their deaths either - yet another writing, directing
problem if you ask me. Or the simple fact the stars are sick of the show.
Xena journeys to the past to see Yakut's tribe which are just cheesy clips of that ill
fated show "Amazon High" - Gods above I can see why that sucker got turned down
for a series.
But on the upside, we got to see Danielle Cormick and Karl Urben (or whatever his
name is) again. Of course it would be better if it were as Ephiny and Cupid. But we
won't be seeing them again. 'Why not?' you may ask? See paragraph two above.
Gabby decides to give Eve her rite of caste but refuses to do the gooy horses blood
thing. Xena busts into the 'private ceremony' - Xena can save their ass over and over
but she can't come to the ceremony because she's not an amazon. Even though it's
HER KID??!! TPTB haven't solved that continuality problem yet<G>.
Anyway, Xena uses the cheesy "AH" clips to show the amazons should let the enemy
leave their lands so Yakut and all good amazons can go to heaven - or land of the
dead or wherever good amazons go. In the end Xena show's them the light.
They give up on horses blood, 'baptize' Eve with water instead and everybody does the
funky chicken in their skimpy clothes. How about that for a report folks?
Next week is the 'funny' ep but it doesn't look funny at all. Xena tells Gabby she
doesn't have to worry about killing Joxer because she'll do it. She looks pretty damn
serious but I gotta funny feeling that, just like Mary Richards, he's gonna make it after
all.(Did I just show my age again with that bad joke?<VBG> )