For saving their temple, the Furies grant Xena's wish; she had never become a warrior and her brother Lyceus had never been killed. The only catch is that if Xena sheds so much as a drop of blood, everything will be returned to the way it was.
Did the Fates set up a no win situation for Xena? Would the normally enthusiastic and somewhat gullible Gabs be so miserable and cynical if her life had been drastically different?
Although I enjoyed it, I found this episode to be disturbing. An alternate reality is usually much worse than the situation you already have.