While still trapped in Callisto's (Hudson Leick) body, Xena (Lucy Lawless) is invited to a gathering of warlords who have been summoned to a competition to replace a fallen Ares (Kevin Smith).
Callisto (Hudson Leick) escapes from the Underworld and assumes Xena's identity in order to continue her revenge against the warrior princess. Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor star.
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.
Season 2 of Xena: Warrior Princess mixes the series' trademark humor and dark mythological drama with Xena's (Lucy Lawless) fiery persona.
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.
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