Xena: Warrior Princess

Season 1 Episode 6

The Reckoning

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 16, 1995 on

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  • This episode was alright, but the lack of action and the plot story made this very cringeworthy. The whole time, you're just waiting for the episode to end. Pretty much, the only reason I watched this episode again is to make sure I watch the whole season


    Xena encounters a man who is killing innocent villagers, who turns out to be Ares, the God of War. You'll see him a lot in the series from now on. Well, villagers spot her with blood on her hands from attempting to heal a man, and she is accused of being the murderer. Now the entire episode, you're watching her undergo a series of events to prove her innocence.

    This episode lacked the action I wanted, and just made me cringe most of the time. Just her proving her innocence, stubborn people too stupid to pay attention to her and Gabrielle's reasonings, her deal with Ares, the fact that she can't run from this her entire life. It's just not the type of episode I come to enjoy from the other Xena episodes.