Xena: Warrior Princess

Season 2 Episode 19


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 21, 1997 on

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  • Xena meets a man...

    Xena is drawn to the sound of battle between a man and three opponents. She is immediately taken by him. (And who can blame her? Just look at his chest for Gods' sake!) He happens to be Ulysses, the King of Ithaca. There is a definite chemistry between Xena's character and Ulysses with a wee bit of jealousy on Gabrielle's part.

    Poseidon makes his first appearance in the series. I've always wondered where the scene of Poseidon came from in the opening sequence but it's not from this episode.

    Gabrielle distracts the pirates on the ship while Xena and Ulysses steal aboard to set sail. A fight ensues with the pirates and Gabrielle finds an unlikely substitute for her staff, a mop!

    At one point during the voyage, Ulysses mentions his wife untimely probable death and you can sense the foreshadowing that it will turn out to be that she's still alive after all. Ulysses lays some heavy lines on Xena. This is Xena's first potential affair since the Iolaus and Hercules triangle and she has the same feelings for Ulysses.

    It's a heartbreaker of an ending. Xena tries to do the right thing regardless of the pain she causes to herself. It's such a different turnaround to have Xena's heart broken instead of Gabrielle's all the time. This is an enjoyable episode; one I would most likely watch again. LL has such a beautiful voice, she sings Xena's song of lament to break the sirens' spell.