One of the best opening scenes EVER = Gabrielle playing with Xena's sword. Get your mind of the gutter right now! But seriously, could Renee O'Connor be any more adorable? I think not.
If I'm not mistaken, this is the episode of the "breast dagger". A spectacular weapon that LITERALLY pops out of Xena's boobs throughout the series.
So there are some words of wisdom from Xena lecturing Gabby about not using a sword. Aw, she's trying to protect her lady! As usual, Gabrielle does not listen. They are already like an old married couple, and it's only the third episode!
The people in this episodes town are totally creepy. Which makes sense with the plot later. What is REALLY important is the hilarious scene between Xena and Gabby upon the discovery of the infamous breast dagger.
Xena: "What's the matter with you?"
Gabby: "What do you mean?"
Xena: "I dunno, you just seem... bigger." (We all know where Xena looks first)
Gabby: "No, I'm not. It's just this mountain air. I feel motivated."
Xena: "You didn't find a sorcerer to enhance your motives did you?"
Oh, this show. I love you. Then of course, we get this gem.
Gabby: "It's not like your breasts aren't dangerous enough!"
These two! Already noticing each others boobs way more than two friends who are "just friends" would do. I don't really look at my BFF's breasts very often. Now my PARTNER, that's a different story. So now this whole "just friends" thing can be put to rest. They are far more than simply really good friends, they just don't know it yet!
OH NO! Gabby has been kidnapped! Again, this will become a very common trend. That Gabrielle. She's always getting into some kind of trouble. So there's a whole bunch of plot here, wherein Xena has to go into the dream world to rescue Gabby from Morpheus. What's actually important is that we discover Gabby was born with six toes on her right foot. What? So very random. But apparently that makes Xena know for sure it's the real Gabrielle and not some dream phantom. Why? Because only Gabrielle would say something that ridiculous.
AH! DARK XENA! It's like Dark Link from Ocarina of Time, but way sexier. I love it when they use the black contacts. So simple a trick, for so creepy an outcome.
Good Xena defeats Dark Xena and saves Gabrielle! Yay! Plus, Gabby gets to punch a bad guy. BONUS!
Another beautiful moment between our heroes, and some words of wisdom from Xena. They learn so much from each other, and THAT is why they are soul mates. Until next time Xena fans!