Xena's second effort in protecting her look-alike, Princess Diana, is complicated by the fact that Diana and her latest enemy both resemble Xena. With Lucy Lawless in a triple role.
Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) is wooed by her former fiance, Perdicas (Scott Garrison), but her future with him is threatened by Xena's old enemy, the avenging female warrior Callisto (Hudson Leick).
When Orpheus (Matthew Chamberlain) loses the power to subdue the god Bacchus (Anthony Ray Parker) with his music, Xena and Gabrielle (Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor) risk their lives to end Bacchus' reign of terror.
When Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) defends a young Israelite named David (Antony Starr), her life is threatened until Xena (Lucy Lawless) proposes to fight her old friend Goliath (Todd Rippon) in return for freedom from the Philistines.
When the three Fates (Rebecca Kopacka, Micaela Daniel, Elizabeth Pendergrast) allow Xena (Lucy Lawless) to travel back in time to her pre-warrior days, she attempts to lead a life devoid of violence. Renee O'Connor co-stars.
Xena (Lucy Lawless) returns to a village she once conquered in order to keep a magical stone out of evil hands, and while there, sees her 9-year-old son (David Taylor). With Renee O'Connor.
Xena forces an end to the Mitoan-Thessalian War while using her medical knowledge to save the lives of numerous casualties, including Gabrielle. Xena and Gabrielle find themselves approaching a terrible battle scene. Xena explains that the Mitoans and the Thessalians have been waging a civil war against each other, and are fighting for control of the pass which is the only route between Thessally and Mitoa. Suddenly, they hear a woman moaning and discover the Amazon Ephiny, a friend of Gabrielle's, hiding nearby. Newly widowed and about to give birth, Ephiny explains that she and her husband Phantes wanted to have their baby in Athens, but on the way there, Phantes was captured and killed by the Mitoans. Xena determined to put an end to the war, leaves Ephiny in Gabrielle's care and sneaks up on Mitoan General Marmax as he talks to his aides. When he rides away on his horse seeking a better vantage point, Xena succeeds in wounding and capturing him.
Xena is reunited with her brother Toris and the two join forces to over throw Cortese, the raider who destroyed their village many years before. When Xena and Gabrielle turn the tables on two masked assassins who ambush them on a mountain trail, Xena learns their leader is none other than Cortese, the ruthless warlord who destroyed her village many years before and set her on the path of war and destruction. Determined to defeat him once and for all, Xena rides into a small town under siege by Cortese's masked bandits, emits a piercing war cry, and charges into the battle to take on the entire raiding party by herself. But the fighting is soon interrupted by the arrival of a company of king's soldiers under the command of Aescalus. Cortese's lieutenant Malik and his raiders beat a hasty retreat into the woods, but not before Xena is recognized by one of Cortese's men, who turns out to be her estranged older brother Toris.
Xena must battle the fierce woman warrior Callisto, who is set on revenge for the death of her family. Callisto, a ruthless woman warrior leading a band of cutthroats on a bloody rampage, tells a terrified village survivor to spread the news of her devastation and identifies herself as Xena. The Xena learns of this cruel charade from Melas, a grief-stricken young man who has lost his two-year old son to the murderers and vows revenge on the warrior princess. Determined to stop the destruction, Xena and Gabrielle set out to find the imposter. Heading toward the ransacked village where she was last seen, they encounter the warrior Akteon, who believes he has come to join Xena in a campaign to plunder Thebes, based on a message he received from Callisto in Xena's name. Playing along with the deception, Xena changes the rendezvous plan and sends Akteon off on a wild goose chase.
Xena responds to a cry for help and stops a group of soldiers sent by the evil warlord Talmadeus from kidnapping Salmoneus and burning down his water factory, but before she can pursue the fleeing soldiers, she is hit by a poisoned dart in the back of her neck. She soon learns that Lord Talmadeus is seeking revenge on Salmoneus, known locally as Lord Seltzer, for being swindled in a weapons deal. Meanwhile, Talmadeus receives news of Xena's interference from his lieutenant Ness, and doubles his resolve to destroy Salmoneus. As Xena grows weaker, Gabrielle must disguise herself as the warrior princess in a plan to save Salmoneus from being killed by the warlord Talmadeus.
In an attempt to win Xena back to his lead his army, Ares masterminds a plot involving Xena's estranged father Atrius. Xena and Gabrielle sneak up on the army encampment of General Kirilus to witness several frightened young women being corralled and locked up by guards. Xena is about to move in when a mysterious warrior, edging towards the camp, is spotted by Kirilus' men. Shouting for the release of the captives, the warrior is attacked and nearly overpowered when Xena jumps into the fray to rescue him. When Gabrielle arrives and calls out Xena's name, the mysterious stranger stuns them both by announcing that he's Xena's father Atrius, a claim the warrior princess rejects immediately.
Xena and Gabrielle intervene to save young Icus from being sacrificed by his own father, Anteus. Icus, the gentle 12-year-old son of Anteus and Zora, runs away from home when his desperate mother warns him he's about to be sacrificed by his own father. Xena and Gabrielle intercede before a group of religious Zealots, led by Icus' older brother, Maell, can capture the frightened and defenseless young boy. When Xena learns about Icus' terrible predicament, she leaves Gabrielle in a hidden cave and sets out to confront the boy's family. Arriving at the boy's home, Xena is surprised to find the aging patriarch, Anteus, genuinely torn apart by the decision to sacrifice his young son. His elder son, Maell, however, angrily insists that God has commanded Icus' death and orders Xena to return his brother. Xena refuses and leaves.
Gabrielle joins forces with the warrior, Meleager, to save her home village fro the ruthless brigand, Damon. When Gabrielle and Xena are ambushed by a group of armed highwaymen, Gabrielle becomes paralyzed with fear and is almost killed before Xena can intervene. Thoroughly shaken by her failure to act, she decides to leave Xena and return home to try to sort out her feelings. On the way to Poteidaia, she learns that Damon, a ruthless brigand who demands periodic tribute, is headed from her village with his band of thieves and she races to warn the citizens. Upon her arrival, however, her younger sister, Lila gives her an oddly restrained welcome. Gabrielle soon discovers that the villagers have placed all their hopes for survival on Meleager the Mighty, a famous warrior they summoned for help, who unfortunately arrives in town drunk.
Xena enlists the aid of Autolycus, the cunning "king of thieves," to recover a priceless chest containing a weapon of enormous power from the evil warlord Malthus. Xena sets a trap for Autolycus and captures the self-proclaimed "king of thieves" to ask for his help in recovering a priceless chest containing the most powerful weapon in the world. She tells him the chest was stolen from Kelton and his people, and is going to be auctioned off to the highest bidder by the evil warlord Malthus. Xena and Gabrielle succeed in appealing to Autolycus' vanity in order to gain his help. Disguised as the notorious assassin, Lord Sinteres, Autolycus, accompanied by Xena, boards the ship bound for Malthus' island castle. They are welcomed on board by Malthus’ evil lieutenant, Arkel, and meet a number of unsavory passengers, including the scarred and sinister Prognese. Prognese and the rest of the passengers are stunned when Autolycus reappears on deck. Bracing for a sword fight, he is unaware that Xena has come up behind him.
Xena is summoned to the Underworld by the ghost of her beloved Marcus to help defeat the madman Atyminius, who has stolen Hades' Helmet of Invisibility. One night, the ghost of her beloved Marcus appears to Xena to ask for her help. He tells her that the Underworld has been thrown into total chaos and that good souls are in danger. Xena follows his instructions and dives deep into the Alcyonian Lake to gain entrance to the Other Side. When she arrives on the shores of the River Styx, Charon confirms that the wicked now have the run of Elysian Fields, while the innocent are suffering in Tartarus. He ferries her across the river where she rejoins Marcus and witnesses the evil that has overrun Paradise. Questioning Marcus, Xena realizes that he was put among the wicked when he died. She is, therefore, quite moved by the selflessness of his request for help in restoring order in the Underworld.
Because of her startling resemblance to King Lias' daughter Diana, Xena is asked to pose as the princess to help flush out a band of would-be assassins. When Xena responds to a summons for help from King Lias, she is attacked moments after entering the castle by the vicious Timus, whom she overpowers. The King orders his men to go after the deadly intruder and explains to Xena that the attempt on her life was meant for his daughter, Diana, who someone is trying to kill before her impending wedding to Mineus of Liberium. When Diana enters the room, Xena is stunned to see that she looks so much like the princess; they could pass for identical twins. Lias pleads with Xena to masquerade as his daughter in order to flush out the would-be assassins and she agrees to help. While the real Diana, now disguised as Xena, leaves the palace in search of Gabrielle.