Angel (S-5, E-1)
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Okay, I'm convinced that
these two women are lovers. I didn't see any passionate kisses
but the depths these two go through - heaven and hell, then
heaven and hell and then heaven and . . .well . . . you get
The story opens with Joxer
finding the little amazonette (who I believe is Calli's sister
but that remains to be seen) who points out dead Xena and
Gabby. Joxer says he's taken them back because Xena wanted to
be buried with her brother and Gabby wanted to be buried with
Xena. Gee, wonder why Gabby didn't want to be buried next to
her hubby (LOL) I mean after all isn't that how it goes - you
get bury with your hubby; not your 'best friend' (LOL).
Anyway. . .
Xena and Gab are sitting on
a rock when the angels come to take them to 'paradise' aka
heaven. The demons however attack and Gabby gets knocked down
to hell. Xena manages to fight off Demon Callisto who, let me
tell you, is pretty damn ugly. Archangel Michael saves Xena
and tells her Gabby's gone to hell.
Xena won't stand for that
because well . . . it's Gabby after all(G). She takes a
challenge by walking through a cave of fire and becomes an
angel to save her bard. Down in hell Gabby is waking up to
find an arm drapped around her. Once more it's not Perdyboy
who's in her mind but Xena and she calls out her name. But
it's actually Calli who starts tormenting Gabby. Calli wants
Gabby to eat some demon food to make her a demon but Gabby
isn't going for it.
Back on earth, Eli,
amazonette and Joxer cut down the bodies.
Gabby still refuses the food
but the demons force feed her and turn her into one of them.
And let me tell you again. Gabby can be quite the bitch when
she wants to be. She and Calli start getting into a great cat
fight. All they need was bikini's and a little mud (VBG).
However it doesn't last long.
Xena and her angels attack.
Calli and Xena fight as Michael grabs Gabrielle so he can take
her to 'paradise' and cure her in the holy waters. Calli then
proceeds to tell Xena about how Xena ruined her life. Xena
realizes the pain she caused and Xena gives Callisto her light
and takes her place in hell.
Back in heaven Gabby gets
cured and sees angel Callisto and she ain't too happy about
it. Seems calli doesn't remember killing Perdyboy (in fact I'm
surprised Gabby even remembered him (LOL)). Calli apologizes
but Gabby thinks she's evil.
Back on earth, again,
amazonette tells Eli it's all his fault they are dead because
of his preaching about love and peace. He wanders off as Joxer
and amazonette get ready to head for Greece.
Xena is now 'the master's'
henchman (you never hear God or Satan mentioned BTW) and
rallies the troops to take heaven. Michael knows this and
thinks Xena might be able to beat him but Gabby insists to use
her as the bait to trap her. Mike tells Gabby that Xena would have
to spend eternity in pieces and Gabby says they gotta do what
they gotta do. She wants to be an archangel too but must go
through a test Xena did earlier.
No fire for Gabby though.
She walks into the cave and sees callisto. They talk, they
hug, they make up. Gabby's forgiveness allows her to get her
Back on earth Eli sulks
about having a great power and can't help his friends and
Callisto suddenly hears his pleas.
Xena and her troops attack.
Xena seeks Gabby out as Gabby assumed she would and begs her
to come to hell with her because, as Xena puts it, 'their love
knows no bounds, not even heaven or hell can separate them'
and 'their souls are bonded for eternity' so she should come
with her. Gabby refuses. The archangels attack Xena and she
fights them off.
Gabby takes flight knowing
Xena will follow her and leave the battle giving the
archangels the chance to win. They draw swords and trade blow
for blow against each other. Gabby almost gets the upper hand
but falls to the rock ledge where the battle is wearing down.
Xena follows. She caresses Gabby's face, picking her up.
Back on Earth, Eli returns
to the bodies and tries to heal them. Callisto shows up and
puts her hands on his trying to draw their spirits back.
Back in Paradise, Michael
watches Xena carrying wounded Gabby to take her to hell to be
with her. Gabby begs her not to do it but Xena jumps off the
cliff to the underworld. Michael joins them and Gabby screams
for Michael to help her. Xena's response? A sarcastic reply of
his name before she pops him in the face.(LOL) Xena is such a
jealous creature I tell you (VBG).
Before they can return to
hell though Gabby starts to disappear and soon Xena and even
Michael do too. Our heroes open their eyes with a jolt and are
alive again. Angel Calli and Michael look on and Calli touches
her heart and then Xena, giving her back some of her light. As
Gabby cuddles up next to Xena, Michael allows Callisto to see
her family again. Only her mother and her father are present
though - no sister. They all embrace and Gabby declares to
Xena that they'll be together through eternity. Xena agrees.
Fade to black.
Disclaimer: Hell hath no
fury than a woman scorn (LOL) (No I'm not making that up. That
was this weeks disclaimer).
I thought this was a really
good ep. And believe it or not, I'm actually looking forward to
Season Five. Next weeks ep looks pretty good too. Xena gets
her chakram fixed but she loses her 'evil side' in the process
and gets the crap kicked out of her. But don't worry, I'm sure
our warrior princess will be kicking a little fanny again soon
enough (VBG). Enjoy.