Xena: Warrior Princess

Season 6 Episode 20

Soul Possession

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jun 04, 2001 on
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Ares wants Xena's soul for eternity, and he will do just about anything to get it. He bargains with Xena for Gabrielle's soul using a contract, and almost gets Xena to marry him. Of course Xena is aware of Ares' tricky nature and backs out of the marriage. So, the reincarnations of Gabrielle, Joxer and Xena have to fight with Ares at a modern-day meeting of C.H.A.K.R.A.M. Xena manages to destroy the contract Ares created to get her soul. Once again, Ares' plans are ruined.

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Carly Binding

Carly Binding

Barb Binder (as Whoosh Reporter)

Guest Star

Michael Saccente

Michael Saccente

Dr. Frederick Delaney

Guest Star

Anne Nordhaus

Anne Nordhaus

Fan #1

Guest Star

Kevin Smith (II)

Kevin Smith (II)

Ares

Recurring Role

Ted Raimi

Ted Raimi

Joxer/Harry

Recurring Role

Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless

Meg

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (15)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Ares: I'm just worried you're still holding out hope... guess that was a poor choice of words. (grins)

    • Joxer: You know, Xena, denial ain't just a river in Europe.
      Xena: The Nile's in Africa.
      Joxer: It's that long?

    • Joxer/Harry: (bowels suddenly churning) Oh! Dear God! What did you eat?! Oh! Out of the way!

    • Gabrielle: Xena. No matter how hard Ares has tried, he has never been able to break us up.
      Xena: And he never will, I promise... You know, I liked you better blonde, but I can go with this.

    • Ares: (upon meeting Gabrielle and Anne at the C.H.A.K.R.A.M. meeting) Oh. The sidekick and the comic relief. This ought to be good.
      Gabrielle: I don't appreciate being called 'the sidekick'.

    • (As Ares throws fireballs at "Modern Day" Xena in the C.H.A.K.R.A.M. meeting hall)
      Fan #1: What's wrong with the special effects?
      Fan #2: Yeah, they're really cheesy.

    • Whoosh Reporter: Did you schedule any celebrity appearances?
      Dr. Delaney: Well, we contacted Bruce Campbell, but he was too much money.

    • Xena: I despise you. You've been tormenting me for years.
      Ares: That? That was just foreplay.

    • Fred: Good afternoon, colleagues and members of the press. It is with great excitement that I address you this afternoon. A most revolutionary discovery has just recently been made. I hold in my hand a newly uncovered scroll of the life of Xena, Warrior Princess.
      Xena Fan #1: (barging in) New scrolls mean new episodes!
      Xena Fan #2: Yeah! Season 7!
      Xena Fan #1: Season 7...! (being dragged out by security) Rob Tapert, give us what we want! Deliver us a new season, a 7th season of Xena!

    • Joxer: Ares, show yourself! Ares, I, Joxer the Mighty, command you to show yourself! Hey, Jelly-Butt, get down here!
      Ares: (appears) So tell me why I shouldn't kill you.
      Joxer: Did I say Jelly-Butt? I meant, uh-- Buns of Steel!

    • Meg: Give me an A! A! Give me an R! R! Give me an S! S! Give me an E! E! Whaddaya got? Gooooo Ares!

    • Ares: You are absolutely breathtaking.
      Xena: Then how come you're still breathing?

    • Joxer: Look, I know this is a marriage made in Hades, but I figure we don't have to abandon every tradition, so here, something old (hands Xena a braided lock of hair), it's a lock of Gabrielle's hair, it's weird, I know, I, I got it when she got a haircut last time, and I want you to have it.
      Xena: I don't know what to say.
      Joxer: And, um, something new (hands her a flower), I picked it this morning, first bloom of the season. Something borrowed, something borrowed, oh I know, my lucky rabbit's foot (pulls it out from under his breastplate and hands it to Xena) I'm sure it will bring you more luck than the rabbit I --chopped it off of.
      Xena: I guess we need something blue now, huh?
      Joxer: Oh that's easy. That's me.

    • Joxer: Oh, hi.
      Xena: Turn that frown upside down, Mister. It's a beautiful morning.
      Joxer: Well, Xena, in case you didn't notice, I'm in a different kind of mourning.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Although Barb Binder is a made-up character, Whoosh! is a real Xena fansite (the line about how "Xena would never subscribe to the subjugating regime of marriage" probably made a lot of Whoosh! fans smile). The role was played by well-known NZ singer Carly Binding.

    • Josh Becker said on his website, "The atmosphere on the set was great; I believe that a good time was had by all. There were a few teary celebrations: Renee had her birthday, it was Kevin Smith's last ep, Ted Raimi's last ep, George Lyle, the 1st assistant director's, last ep, as well as Simon Riera, the D.P. and my last ep, too. Nevertheless, I think all concerned did very humorous work and it ought to be a rather funny episode."

    • Kevin Smith (Ares) died approximately nine months after this episode aired, a week after suffering injuries in a fall on a movie set.

    • Dr Frederick Delaney was modeled on the Xena fanclub president Sharon Delaney. Rob Tapert gave her a call and asked her permission to a), use her name, b), make her male and c), portray her as a geek.

    • The ditty that Meg sings for Ares is a nonsense song that Lucy made up to sing for her son Julius.

    • DISCLAIMER: Joxer's natural process of elimination was harmed during the making of this motion picture.

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