Episode: Locked Up and Tied Down
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Locked Up and Tied Down
and Gabby are debating the mysteries of life while Gabby
gives Xena a backrub (ahhhh...she
takes such good care of our warrior doesn't she?(G))
potential bad guys jump outta the bushes and Gabby does this
neat cartwheel flip.
I was very impressed with the Gabster. After beating the tar
outta them (g)
Xena finds out she's being arrested for killing some girl,
warlord days, who was just like Gabby. Xena gives Gabby
possession of the
chakram (Is 'that' subtext? I'm not sure. (G)But it's nice to
see Xena giving
Gabrielle something that is so much a part of her (VBG)). Xena
that she's looking for something to make her complete - maybe
will do the trick. Ahh.. .Hello?! Xena?! Anybody home darlin'?!
You want to
feel complete it's right there in your face sweetie. It's
about 5'4'' to
5'6'' about 140 pounds (mostly in the toned abs(G)) and has
blonde hair (well
this week anyway(G). I think this is where the fanfic term -
big, dumb warrior
- comes in nicely (G).
they go to trial. Gabby defends Xena and the judge asks if
Xena has done
anything questionable since her 'redemption' time. Gabby
doesn't tell her
about the time Xena tied her feet, dragged her across half of
Greece and all
the obsticals on it before getting ready to throw her off a
cliff. No. She
tells him nobody's perfect but Xena does have a perfect body
so she stays
with her (Okay. I made that up about the 'perfect body' but
you gotta admit,
it's a pretty good reason to stick around(g))
mouth doesn't work this time. Xena is condemmed to Shark
Island Prison. At
the dock, Gabby and Xena exchange a fond farewell until some
jerky guards steal
Xena before she has the chance to stroke Gabby's face. I think
that was our
one shot at a kiss scene folks and those horrible brute guards
Anyway, Gabby goes to the tavern to drown her troubles in a
drink (G) while
she plays with Xena's chakram at the bar. A guy comes in and
says he quit
the healers job on Shark Island and you can see Gabby's light bulb
go on when he
says they don't have a replacement yet.
Xena gets there they treat her (and others) badly. After she
gets fed up and
beats up the guards. We see Theasa, Valasa, Balasa. ..
whatever her name
is - anyway she's the one Xena was on trial for killing! She's
the warden! They
throw Xena into a pit with some ugly rats for being a bad
girl. Around this
time, Gabby arrives.
appears the warden got away from the flesh eating craps when
they chewed her
arm off. Gabby looks at the wound that the warden still has.
As Gabby works
on the warden they talk about evil, redemption, you know. .
.the usual small
girl talk. (G) But as they talk, check out the looks that
warden admires Gabrielle I'm sure. Perhaps in more ways than
one Maybe it's
just me but I've noticed that most of the subtext we've seen
in the last
year or so isn't between our two ladies but other people they
food for thought. Anyway back to our story.
finally sneaks away and gets Xena's chakram to her but gets
warden isn't to thrilled about having her new friend betray
her by helping Xena
and Gabby gets a hard knock to the face that made me cringe. I
They shouldn't beat up on Gabby. She's my bard(G) Have I
mention that I
now Gabby is going to serve as an example and is about to be
hanged. As soon
as the floor gives out the chakram breaks the rope and Gabby
falls to the
ground. Xena comes out and kicks butt as the prisoners start
frees Gabby's hands and tells her to get the warden to safety
inmates are going to kill her so they can escape.
and the warden run upstairs while Xena tries to bring order to
The tough girl gang chase Gabby. She knocks them all out
except for the
leader who promptly throws Gabby against a wall knocking her
Xena shows up, kicks a little a** and brings order.
Theasa, Valasa, Balasa, whatever her name is - is alive. Xena
is free to go.
The warden tells Xena that since spending time with Gabby
she's no longer
going to let anger darken her heart or something like that.
Xena that Xena should forgive herself and Xena said she's
doing just fine
since she has Gabby in her life (ahhh). Gabby helps Xena up
and they leave
arm and arm together (another ahhh).
and all not a bad ep. I liked the story line even if the
subtext was low.
The opening scene, however, was a delight.(G)
for my next report, Crusader - - boy o boy! For those who say
dead, they might be right. Because this is some heavy duty
maintext stuff if
ever I saw it. Actually I'm sure with all the altfiction out
there, I've probably
already read it. (G)
No rabid, flesh eating craps were harmed during the making of
this motion picture.