of Faith (S-5, E-9)
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Since I’m sure
you all want to know who the daddy is let me say that it’s
Callisto! MaryD got it right (G). She’s a webmaster with the
best spoilers and that was her guess. Her last poll showed
that most people agreed with her. With that said, on to our
A group of villages
are arguing about not needing the Gods anymore. Someone pulls
a knife during the debate but Xena and Gab bust in and break
things up. A village suspiciously puts his hand in his shirt
and Gabby takes him out. A fight ensues but by the end the
villager shows he was reaching for his handkerchief. Xena
tells Gabby that she’s too quick to judge people and to be
careful. Before they can argue Ares shows up.
He says he hears
that Xena is looking for a daddy but Xena says, " I already
know who's the father. It’s Gabrielle." Ares replies, "I
would have paaaaayed to see that" (LOL). Gabby just looks
at him smugly. Xena realize that Ares is there because the
‘twilight of the gods’ is upon them – a time the Fates
say when the gods will no longer be needed. Callisto is
listening to the exchange in the wings – no pun intended (LOL).
Xena tells Ares to
get lost and Ares replies by telling her that he’d hate to
kill her and her child. Xena blows him off; he disappears.
Later, Xena is escorting the village to their leader and tells
Gabby that she (Gab) really needs to chill out - she used to
use words as weapons first but lately she’s reaching for her
sword. Gabby says Xena isn’t her mother. They find out the
‘leader’ is Eli. They met him and find out he’s leading
a war of peace against the Gods – love will be their shield.
Xena and Gabby
split up – Gabby stays with Eli and says she’s wondering
if her path is right. She tells him that Xena is concerned she
is getting insensitive to the violence but she says she’s
not. Eli assures her that even ‘he’ is uncertain of his
path at times. Ares shows up and confronts Eli to back off but
Xena is scouting
for Ares army when Callisto shows up. Xena is not thrilled to
see her. Callisto asked Xena not to interfere in Eli’s
destiny. But of course Xena just can’t do that and has to
protect her friend (VBG). The army spots Xena and they
advance. Xena watches them coming and says, "I’m
getting too old for this." (LOL).
Callisto then goes
to a praying Eli and tells him the gods will fall. He learns
that he must become a martyr to the cause. Callisto gives him
a peck on the cheek and tells him that they are always with
him. Xena returns and tells Gabby and Eli that they must
leave. Eli refuses. Xena tells Gabby to watch over Eli until
she gets back. At a rope bridge she holds off the army.
In the onset, Ares
has returned to kill Eli but Gabby interferes and stops him.
Eli takes her to the side and tells her it’s his way. Ares
kills Eli and Gabby falls to the ground crying while Callisto
Xena gets back to
find the villagers are blaming Gabrielle for Eli’s death, but
Xena sticks up for Gabby automatically. Xena asks if it’s
true and Gabby doesn’t quite know how to answer and says,
‘Don’t blame me.’ Xena pushes in the questioning and
Gabby screams at her and walks away.
Ares shows up to
Gabby who is off practicing with her sais. She runs up and
pushes Ares around but Ares lets her and tells her he can show
her how godhood feels and puts a ‘spell’ on her. She
doesn’t answer him but it is assumed that she is siding with
Xena has a funeral
pyre for Eli and they collect his ashes. Gabby looks on but
Xena and she never stand near each other. I must add a
personal comment here and say ROC looks absolutely fabulous
as, she, wrapped in a smock, is watching the flames. (VBG) I
love Gabby, have I mentioned that? (VBG).
Xena sees Calli
again. She said Eli died for his cause. Eli will return in
reincarnation. Xena said she wants Eli here in his body. Xena
says Calli’s plan has hurt Gabby. Calli points out that the
real threat is Ares. Xena decides that if Calli wants to help
then she will get her the dagger of Helios (yes the same name
as the Quest dagger – not sure if it’s the same one or not
(G)). Xena is gonna kill Ares. Callisto agrees to help Xena in
spite of her misgivings.
Gabby talks to
Eli’s ashes and apologizes for aligning herself with Ares
but she said she wants to learn all she can from him. She
tells him she’s made a decision and hopes that she can do
him proud before leaving.
Calli takes Xena to
the dagger but warns that everyone has good and evil in them.
Whichever side we ‘nurture’ is what we become. She asks
Xena to consider her choice carefully. Xena takes the dagger
and invites Calli to watch the show of the twilight of the
Ares is talking
with the villages, trying to turn their views but they start
to chant Eli’s name. He says he’s going to kill them all
but Gabby steps up and says think again. Ares is surprised
that Gabby has turned from him but Gabby mentions that she was
never really with him to begin with. And it would take more
than him to turn her from Xena and her way of life. They
fight. Gabster puts up a good battle but in the end she’s
disarmed. Ares raises a blow to strike but the chakram whips
through which means Xena isn’t too far behind.
She pulls the
dagger on Ares and he realizes she’s got him. He taunts her
to get it over with but she sees Eli’s reflection in the
blade and replays the events in her mind. She says she’s
going to let Ares live because it would be Eli’s way. She
drops the weapon but Ares picks it up and holds it at her
throat. She says that if he kills her it only doubles Eli’s
cause. Eli had ‘played’ Ares and asked if he wanted to
make things worse for him by killing her. Ares yields and
destroys the dagger against a wall. He tells her that he’ll
be back when they are more private and Xena says she’ll be
Gabby hugs Xena and
we actually see the old ‘gals’ we’ve come to know and
love. They apologize to each other and Xena hugs Gabby. Then
we see Callisto and Eli standing together. Eli tells the gals
that their love and faith in each other is a true miracle.
Callisto explains that since she created so much pain in
Xena’s life she wanted to make things right. She gave Xena
the child. But more than that, it is time for Callisto to be
‘reborn’ and it is ordain that Xena will be her
‘mother’. Xena accepts the responsibility and Calli goes
into Xena’s belly.
So there you have
it – Callisto is the daddy…and the baby (LOL).
Next week is the
‘controversial’ gay brother ep (LOL). It looks like a
riot! Xena’s mom is back giving motherly advice to which
Xena replies, "I don’t NEED a MAN!" and Jace,
Joxer’s brother, looks like he gets along great with the
girls (VBG). My hubby rolled his eyes but I thought it looked
good but we’ll see (VBG).