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The Best Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess

Every episode of Xena: Warrior Princess ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess!

Xena is an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent. Accompanied by her comrade-in-arms Gabrielle, the campy couple use their formidable fighting skills to help those who are unable to defend themselves.

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The best episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess" is "The Ides of March", rated 8.6/10 from 640 user votes. It was directed by Ken Girotti and written by R.J. Stewart. "The Ides of March" aired on 5/10/1999 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Motherhood".

  • The Ides of March
    8.6/10 640 votes

    #1 - The Ides of March

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 1999-05-10

    Callisto returns from Hell with a double mission: corrupt Xena and make Julius Caesar emperor, but plans change when Caesar's allies turn on him and when Roman soldiers capture and crucify Xena and Gabrielle.

    Director: Ken Girotti

    Writer: R.J. Stewart

  • Motherhood
    8.3/10 589 votes

    #2 - Motherhood

    Season 5 Episode 22 - Aired 2000-05-22

    Xena faces the gods of Olympus in a battle to the death when she acquires some new powers. Meanwhile, Gabrielle and Eve, are fighting battles of their own.

    Director: Rick Jacobson

    Writer: N/A

  • Callisto
    8.2/10 720 votes

    #3 - Callisto

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 1996-05-13

    The female warrior Callisto, tries to turn the world against Xena by committing acts of terrorism in her name, while Xena struggles to reclaim her true identity and discover why this angry young woman is doing this.

    Director: T.J. Scott

    Writer: R.J. Stewart

  • Been There, Done That
    8.2/10 657 votes

    #4 - Been There, Done That

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 1997-10-06

    The day goes from bad to worse when Joxer is killed, but when the day begins again...and again...Xena realizes she's the only one who knows what's happening and remembers the previous days, she has a second chance to change things.

    Director: Andrew Merrifield

    Writer: Hilary Bader

  • One Against an Army
    8.2/10 595 votes

    #5 - One Against an Army

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 1998-02-21

    Xena, alone, must battle the ruthless Persian army and stop them from plundering Greece, as well as save a poisoned Gabrielle who is slowly dying.

    Director: Paul Lynch

    Writer: Noreen Tobin, Gene O'Neill

  • Sacrifice (2)
    8.2/10 534 votes

    #6 - Sacrifice (2)

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 1998-05-23

    When Gabrielle's evil daughter, Hope, takes the form of her mother and joins forces with Ares to create a race of superbeings, Xena and Gabrielle must stop her reign of terror.

    Director: Rick Jacobson

    Writer: Paul Robert Coyle

  • Destiny
    8.1/10 615 votes

    #7 - Destiny

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 1997-01-27

    After being gravely injured, Xena's life flashes before her, including the time when she learned the art of pressure points from a slavegirl and when she met Julius Caesar for the very first time.

    Director: Robert Tapert

    Writer: N/A

  • The Debt (1)
    8.1/10 583 votes

    #8 - The Debt (1)

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 1997-11-03

    When Xena is summoned to the distant kingdom of Chin to kill the Green Dragon, a task she left undone years before, she tells Gabrielle about her past in Chin in an attempt to justify why she must commit murder.

    Director: Oley Sassone

    Writer: N/A

  • The Debt (2)
    8.1/10 579 votes

    #9 - The Debt (2)

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 1997-11-10

    After Gabrielle's betrayal of Xena's murderous intentions, Xena is imprisoned by the Green Dragon and sentenced to die, and she reminisces about Lao Mao's teachings and the debt owed to her.

    Director: Oley Sassone

    Writer: N/A

  • Maternal Instincts
    8.1/10 572 votes

    #10 - Maternal Instincts

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 1998-02-07

    Maternial instincts are in the air when Gabrielle encounters her evil daughter Hope, who has freed Callisto in order to kill Xena's son, Solan and plans on severing the friendship of Xena and Gabrielle forever.

    Director: Mark Beesley

    Writer: Chris Manheim

  • The Bitter Suite
    8.1/10 732 votes

    #11 - The Bitter Suite

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 1998-02-14

    After trying to kill one another, grief-stricken Xena and Gabrielle awake in a strange land called Illusia, filled with familiar faces, where they must face the pain and anger caused by the deaths of their children and forgive one another in order to live.

    Director: Oley Sassone

    Writer: Chris Manheim, Steven L. Sears

  • Eve
    8.1/10 536 votes

    #12 - Eve

    Season 5 Episode 21 - Aired 2000-05-15

    Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and Virgil try to track down Livia/Eve and have no trouble when they find ravaged villages. After finding her, Xena faces Livia/Eve in battle once again.

    Director: Mark Beesley

    Writer: George Strayton, Tom O’Neill

  • The Quest
    8.0/10 595 votes

    #13 - The Quest

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 1997-02-03

    After Xena's death, Gabrielle becomes Queen of the Amazons, while Autolycus finds himself possessed by the warrior princess, Xena who needs ambrosia to bring herself back to life. But Xena's rebirth and Gabrielle's life are both threatened by an Amazon bent on obtaining the Amazon crown and the ambrosia.

    Director: Michael Levine

    Writer: N/A

  • A Day in the Life
    8.0/10 684 votes

    #14 - A Day in the Life

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 1997-02-17

    Xena and Gabrielle spend a day trying to save two villages, one from a band of thugs, the other from a giant, while getting on each other's nerves and trying to not kill on another.

    Director: Michael Hurst

    Writer: R.J. Stewart

  • The Price
    8.0/10 539 votes

    #15 - The Price

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 1997-05-05

    After becoming the hunted prey of the vicious Horde, Xena must lead the local army against them, while Gabrielle tends to the wounded and worries that Xena is returning to her dark and dangerous ways by stooping to the Horde's level.

    Director: Oley Sassone

    Writer: Steven L. Sears

  • Looking Death in the Eye
    8.0/10 498 votes

    #16 - Looking Death in the Eye

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Aired 2000-05-01

    In the future, an old Joxer obtains a scroll that tells how Xena and Gabrielle tricked the Fates into setting in motion the twilight of the gods and how Gabrielle and Xena were presumed dead for 25 years and baby Eve went missing.

    Director: Garth Maxwell

    Writer: Carl Ellsworth

  • When Fates Collide
    8.0/10 584 votes

    #17 - When Fates Collide

    Season 6 Episode 18 - Aired 2001-05-11

    After escaping from Hades and capturing the Fates, Caesar changes the Threads of Fate in order to change his destiny. He makes Xena his empress and rules the world by her side. Gabrielle is a talented playwright and Alti is the High Priestess of Rome, and she wants all the power for herself and will stop at nothing to get it.

    Director: John Fawcett

    Writer: Katherine Fugate

  • Return of Callisto
    7.9/10 621 votes

    #18 - Return of Callisto

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1996-11-04

    Gabrielle plans to marry Perdicus, her hometown sweetheart, and must leave Xena and their travels, at the same time that Callisto has escaped from prison and is headed straight for them with vengeance in mind.

    Director: T.J. Scott

    Writer: R.J. Stewart

  • Intimate Stranger
    7.9/10 564 votes

    #19 - Intimate Stranger

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 1996-11-18

    Callisto makes a bargain with Ares, from Tarturus, to switch bodies with Xena, sending Xena into Tarturus and freeing Callisto. Xena, in Callisto's form, makes her own bargain with Hades, to make things right but the only problem is...she has one day to fix it.

    Director: Gary Jones

    Writer: Steven L. Sears

  • A Necessary Evil
    7.9/10 567 votes

    #20 - A Necessary Evil

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 1997-02-10

    Xena, Gabrielle and the Amazons must battle an evil Amazon, who ate ambrosia and is now a god. She wants Gabrielle dead and in order to stop her, Xena and Gabrielle resort to asking for the help of the now immortal Callisto.

    Director: Mark Beesley

    Writer: Paul Robert Coyle

  • Endgame
    7.9/10 519 votes

    #21 - Endgame

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 1999-05-03

    Gabrielle becomes Queen of the Amazons after Ephiny dies at the hand of Brutus, and Xena must fave Caesar and Pompey and their armies while keeping an eye on a rebellious Amazon.

    Director: Garth Maxwell

    Writer: Steven L. Sears

  • Old Ares Had a Farm
    7.9/10 516 votes

    #22 - Old Ares Had a Farm

    Season 6 Episode 10 - Aired 2001-01-15

    Xena disguises a mortal Ares as a farmer in the middle of nowhere in order to hide him from warlords seeking revenge.

    Director: Charles Siebert

    Writer: R.J. Stewart

  • The Royal Couple of Thieves
    7.8/10 641 votes

    #23 - The Royal Couple of Thieves

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 1996-02-19

    Xena enlists the help of Autolycus, the King of Thieves, in order to steal a treasure chest from a warlord and return it to its rightful owners - unless Autolycus has something to say about that.

    Director: John Cameron

    Writer: Steven L. Sears

  • The Greater Good
    7.8/10 614 votes

    #24 - The Greater Good

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 1996-05-06

    Xena helps Salmoneus, aka Lord Seltzer, when a warlord wants him dead, due to a bad transaction. Meanwhile, a mysterious blond woman is stalking Xena.

    Director: Gary Jones

    Writer: Steven L. Sears

  • The Deliverer
    7.8/10 559 votes

    #25 - The Deliverer

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 1997-10-20

    When Xena travels to Brittania to help stop Caesar's invasion, Gabrielle is tricked into losing her blood innocence, by taking the life of an innocent, which binds her to the evil ""one god"" Dahuk.

    Director: Oley Sassone

    Writer: Steven L. Sears