Intimate Stranger-Callisto makes a bargain with Ares, from Tarturus, to switch bodies with Xena, sending Xena into Tarturus and freeing Callisto. Xena, in Callisto's form, makes her own bargain with Hades, to make things right but the only problem is...she has one day to fix it.
I love this episode!!! Body switching episode are so great, but only if the 2 actors play each other characters without making it look forced and weak. Thank God both Hudson Leick and Lucy Lawless are terrific actresses!! Callisto returns from the grave but she's not alone, Ares helps her switch bodies Xena and so the chaos begins. It is exciting watching these 2 actresses play their opposites, you actually can see Xena in Callisto's body and so with Callisto. The way Callisto plays with Gabrielle's head as Xena is great and seeing Xena so vunerable in Callisto's body is well-written and acted. I love the fight scene between the 2 of them in the woods, and how the episode ended. Hudson makes a good Xena and it's nice the writers wanted to keep her for the next episode as Xena. All in All, such a great episode thanks to the acting skills of 2 great actors.