Xena: Warrior Princess

10 Best Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena is an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent. Accompanied her comrade-in-arms Gabrielle, the campy couple use their formidable fighting skills to help those who are unable to defend themselves.

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#1 - The Ring (2) (Season 6 - Episode 8)

After Xena tells the tale of how Grendel was created, when the valkeryie Grunhilda put on the Rheingold ring, she, Gabrielle, and two Northern warriors kill the creature, only to learn it wasn't the one they thought but her child instead. It's mother, Grunhilda, has the power of the ring and is bent on destroying Xena and anyone who gets in her way.

The episode was rated 8.75 from 28 votes.

Xena: Warrior Princess - S6E9

#2 - Return of the Valkyrie (3) (Season 6 - Episode 9)


Xena has amnesia and believes herself to be Hrothgar's bride, Wealthea but she must regain her memory in order to save Gabrielle from eternal sleep.

The episode was rated 8.61 from 28 votes.

Xena: Warrior Princess - S4E21

#3 - The Ides of March (Season 4 - Episode 21)

Callisto returns from Hell with a double mission: corrupt Xena and make Julius Caesar emperor, but plans change when Caesar's allies turn on him and when Roman soldiers capture and crucify Xena and Gabrielle.

The episode was rated 8.58 from 31 votes.

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#4 - To Helicon and Back (Season 6 - Episode 15)


Gabrielle leads the Amazons on a rescue mission to Helicon to save Queen Varia from the vengeful half-god son of Artemis, who's bent on destroying every Amazon.

The episode was rated 8.57 from 23 votes.

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#5 - The Debt (2) (Season 3 - Episode 7)

After Gabrielle's betrayal of Xena's murderous intentions, Xena is imprisoned by the Green Dragon and sentenced to die, and she reminisces about Lao Mao's teachings and the debt owed to her.

The episode was rated 8.51 from 37 votes.

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#6 - Motherhood (Season 5 - Episode 22)


Xena faces the gods of Olympus in a battle to the death when she acquires some new powers. Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Eve, are fighting battles of their own.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 28 votes.

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#7 - A Day in the Life (Season 2 - Episode 15)

Xena and Gabrielle spend a day trying to save two villages, one from a band of thugs, the other from a giant, while getting on each other's nerves and trying to not kill on another.

The episode was rated 8.43 from 42 votes.

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#8 - The Quill Is Mightier... (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Jealous of Xena's legendary deeds, Aphrodite puts a spell on Gabrielle's scroll, causing everything written on it to magically become real.

The episode was rated 8.43 from 35 votes.

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#9 - Between the Lines (Season 4 - Episode 15)

An Indiana ritual sends Xena's soul into the karmic future for an encounter with the reincarnation of the evil shamoness Alti.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 33 votes.

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#10 - Callisto (Season 1 - Episode 22)


The female warrior Callisto, tries to turn the world against Xena by committing acts of terrorism in her name, while Xena struggles to reclaim her true identity and discover why this angry young woman is doing this.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 53 votes.

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#11 - Endgame (Season 4 - Episode 20)

Gabrielle becomes Queen of the Amazons after Ephiny dies at the hand of Brutus. But things become even more complicated when she learns that Caesar's enemy Pompey has taken many of her tribe as slaves. With the help of an eager young Amazon Amarice and the initially reluctant Brutus, Xena shifts the balance of Roman power forever.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 25 votes.

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#12 - Sacrifice (2) (Season 3 - Episode 22)


When Gabrielle's evil daughter, Hope, takes the form of her mother and joins forces with Ares to create a race of superbeings, Xena and Gabrielle must stop her reign of terror.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 34 votes.

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#13 - Return of Callisto (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Gabrielle plans to marry Perdicus, her hometown sweetheart, and must leave Xena and their travels, at the same time that Callisto has escaped from prison and is headed straight for them with vengeance in mind.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 47 votes.

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#14 - One Against an Army (Season 3 - Episode 13)


Xena, alone, must battle the ruthless Persian army and stop them from plundering Greece, as well as save a poisoned Gabrielle who is slowly dying.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 34 votes.

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#15 - God Fearing Child (Season 5 - Episode 12)

Xena and Gabrielle team up with Hercules, when Zeus declares that Xena's unborn child must die so that the prophecy will not be fulfilled. Meanwhile, Xena decides to travel to the underworld to retrieve Hade's helmet of invisiblity to allow her and her baby to hide, and runs into her son, Solan who has chosen to live in Tarturus.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 28 votes.

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#16 - When Fates Collide (Season 6 - Episode 18)


After escaping from Hades and capturing the Fates, Caesar changes the Threads of Fate in order to change his destiny. He makes Xena his empress and rules the world by her side. Gabrielle is a talented playwright and Alti is the High Priestess of Rome, and she wants all the power for herself and will stop at nothing to get it.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 28 votes.

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#17 - The Rheingold (1) (Season 6 - Episode 7)

When Xena journeys to Norse to stop a vicious beast she created, Gabrielle soon follows and learns of Xena's past as a valkeryie and the crimes she committed after she made the Rheingold into a powerful ring.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 26 votes.

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#18 - Been There, Done That (Season 3 - Episode 2)


The day goes from bad to worse when Joxer is killed, but when the day begins again...and again...Xena realizes she's the only one who knows what's happening and remembers the previous days, she has a second chance to change things.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 45 votes.

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#19 - Looking Death in the Eye (Season 5 - Episode 19)

In the future, an old Joxer obtains a scroll that tells how Xena and Gabrielle tricked the Fates into setting in motion the twilight of the gods and how Gabrielle and Xena were presumed dead for 25 years and baby Eve went missing.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 26 votes.

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#20 - A Friend in Need (2) (Season 6 - Episode 22)


Since Xena must be dead to fight Yodoshi, she allows a samurai and his warriors to kill her. Gabrielle learns that she can bring Xena back to life by burning her body and putting the ashes in a magic spring before sunset on the second day. Gabrielle fights the samurai for Xena's body. She then builds a pyre and collects Xena's ashes. Meanwhile, Xena's spirit comes to a teahouse where other spirits that are against the evil Yodoshi dwell. Eventually Xena defeats Yodoshi and releases the many souls that he has held captive. But, in order for those souls to remain at peace, Xena must stay dead. Gabrielle realizes that she must sacrifice her friend for the greater good. But as she departs, Xena's spirit promises to be with Gabrielle always.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 31 votes.


Last updated: feb 02, 2023

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