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Endgame opens with
Ephiny finding Solari's dead body. An amazonette, I'll call
Betty (sorry can't remember her name, she was annoying to
me<G>) comes up and wants to attack the romans that are
Ephiny tells her to
wait - and listen to her queen. Betty agrees and they get the
back up with them. A bunch of Romans are beating up on a
scouting party. Ephiny and her troop charge in and Eph opens
up a big can of whoop ass on 'em<VBG>. She could really
give Xena a run for her money I tell ya.
Anyway she gets to
Brutus and they battle as she tries to protect Betty. Brutus
gets in a lucky strike and Ephiny gets it in the gut. Betty
runs over yelling my Queen and as more amazons show up he
orders a retreat.
Cut to X and G who
are fishing and being playful. Gabby is using a net because
it's less painful (and if you ask me she's taking this peace
thing just a little to far). Even Xena thinks so cause she
asks if the fish told her so<LOL>. Gabby says,
"Yeah. Yeah they did. See for yourself." and she
throws the net over Xena. Xena starts in on her mock anger and
takes the net off. She tells Gabrielle that she really can't
know what the fish think until she lives like the fish. Gabby
starts to warn Xena to stay away - she ain't goin' in the
water cause her clothes take too long to dry. Xena says she's
got time and starts toward her.
Suddenly Betty hops
between them and tells Gabrielle to run she'll hold off the villain
to save her queen. But Xena makes it a point to say, "I surrender before Gabrielle."
(Yes, Xena. I'm sure you do, and quite often). Gabby says the
warrior is not an enemy, it's just Xena and Betty makes a
remark about thinking Xena would be taller. Of course Xena
gets a little pout look on her face and Gabby suddenly realize
she's being called Queen and asks about Ephiny. Betty tells
her she's dead and has to come back to the village.
The three return
and find out what's going on. Seems Pompy wants slaves to
finance his war. Xena forms a plan of action and asks
Gabrielle if that's okay - Gabby isn't taking things real well
and thanks Xena for stepping up. Gabby goes to see Ephiny's
body in the Queen's hut and she kisses her on the forehead.
Now note when Xena died Gabby kissed her on the lips but again
that means absolutely nothing<VBG> because they are just
friends, right?<G> Anyway, Xena walks in and promises
Ephiny that she will avenge her.
Xena goes and
captures Brutus and drags him behind his horse for Ephiny.
Xena takes him to camp and puts the pinch on him to get info.
Once she gets it, she starts to walk away but Gabby makes her
take the pinch off - the amazons don't want Brutus to live.
Gabby says it's her village and he will be handled with
justice. Xena takes the pinch off because let's face it, she's
Later, Xena saves
the amazons that Pompy plans to sell as slaves and she gets
some of his men to boot. Meanwhile Gabby tells Brutus that she
has no fight with Ceasar and gives him a peace treaty to take
to Ceasar. Neither group will harm the other. Brutus agrees
and tells Gabby she is being short sighted in Ceasar's plan.
Gabby tells him that she and he don't see the same Ceasar.
Pompy is pissed and
plans to attack the amazons head on. In the meantime Brutus's
troops are to the North - in other words they have Romans in
two directions coming there way. Brutus keeps his word and he
says they are leaving the amazons be but Pompy is far game.
As the amazons
battle the Romans. Xena goes out with the first wave on top of
Argo and finds Pompy. Gabrielle is holding the line waiting to
send in the next wave. Once Xena has cleared she send the
troops ahead with a warcry in Ephiny's honor. She maybe the
peace loving bard but it's nice to see that she can instill
victory in her warriors (besides Xena of course<G>).
Xena chops her way
to Pompy and has him on his knees to kill him. He says Xena
can't kill him because Ceasar will have all the power. She
lets him live and walks away. But he rises to kill her and she
turns back, chopping off his head.
After the battle
Xena brings Pompy's head (which is in a bag folks - don't get squeamish<G>)
to Brutus. Brutus says he will deliver Gabrielle's treaty true
to his word. Xena believes him and asks that he take Pompy's
head to JC, saying that he killed him. Brutus doesn't
understand why she can't see the good Ceasar is trying to do.
Xena points out that Brutus is a friend - just like Crassus,
Just like Pompy and just like her. She asks once more to say
he never saw her with the amazons.
Back in Rome, JC
looks in the bag and says 'Pompy changed his hairstyle'<LOL>.
Brutus hands over Gabby's treaty and starts to explain. He
watches Ceasar burn it and wonders if Xena just might be
right. Ceasar mentions that reports of Xena spottings took
place and asked if there was any truth to it. Brutus pauses
and says no, he didn't see her.
JC starts to leave
and tells Brutus that he's a loyal friend and you can see that
ole Brutus is wondering if his number is going to be up soon
Back at the amazons
Gabby is saying that she's surprised that she hasn't been able
to cry. Amazon Betty comes up and says she'd like to travel
aways with X and G and starts to make her way. Xena gets ready
to ask Gabby something but Gabby just walks away toward the
funeral pyer. Xena follows without comment.
Gabby starts to cry
and Xena holds her (ahhhhhh<VBG>) a bit misty eyed
herself, kissing the bard on top of the head, as they watch
Ephiny go up in flames.
Fade to black the
Now next week.
Callisto, also sporting a short Gabby 'do<VBG>, says
she's there to save Caesar. We see X get draged through the
snow and watch X and G as the nails go into their bodies on
the cross. Xena chakram flys toward Caesar and Callisto
catches it. Boy the look on Xena's face when she sees Callisto
is priceless<LOL>. This is going to be a good one.<VBG>