after three fabulous episodes back to back this episode is a genuine let down of epic measures.
its an uneeded storyline for the show and it feels like such a filler.
it doesnt seem to move anywhere through its aching 45 minutes.
the result of this episode makes me place it on the list of 10 episodes from xena to avoid...and one of my least favourite amazon storylines since last seasons disasterous Lifeblood(which was the only dud in season 5 i might add).
Path of Vengeance is inexcusable,it should have been so much better...Ares wasnt even needed at all for this episode which is such a shame.
there are only a few good moments and even there its below average.
it is just uneeded.
mind you the only thing tht manages to save the show is the scene between Gaby and Xena after her defeat with Varia in the wrestling match...oh and that bridge showdown between Xena and Varia was pratty good but what made me ache was the fact tht it was almost unnecessary for it.
the worst episode of the season:/.