Hes moving to your right!
I see him! Let me take him!
Let me take it!
No, no, no! This ones mine, Hes mine!
We'll fought,friend fish.Know that
I dont do this for pleasure only to live.
Dont talk to your breakfast.
You'll go to a far, far better place
Isnt it beautiful
You think were the first people here
The fish certainly seem to think so.
Theyre practically jumping on shore.
I have a theory about fish.
Oh, the one where theyre cold,wet,
and slimy Yeah, I heard that
No, thats not it.
I think we all came from the ocean.
Fish are just people waiting for that
magic moment to reach out and touch
The garrison, surrounded.
Waiting for help.
Wha- what does, what does he mean by the Horde
Go, get your things, hurry.
Now! Dont argue with me!
Can we help them
What is going on
Were surrounded. Thats
the way they work.
Those men were Athenian infantry.
They must have been ambushed.
Surrounded by what
My sword cant help us now. run
This way Gabrielle! Follow me!
The canoe! Get to the river!
Pull harder. Dig in!
The first time my army went west,
my army ran into the Horde
I had a scouting party out looking
for a pass throughthe mountains
They were below us in a ravine when they attacked
I could only watch helplessly as my men tried to hold
them back, but they kept coming.
I can still remember that
howling of the Horde--
the screaming of my men.
It took most of the day to get the rest
of my army into that ravine,
but, by then, the Horde was gone.
they were nothing but bones
stripped of their flesh and—
and tortured as they were skinned
What are they They must want something.
Nobody knows.Fighting one or two would be difficult enough
But-- but, they hunt like a pack of dogs
surrounding their prey until they attack.
We gotta get out of here.
What if we follow the river Itll take us somewhere.
Yeah, somewhere,but we dont know where they are.
Things are gonna get worse especially
with what I have to do to get us out of here.
Athena, have mercy on us!
We have to save them!
No! Be quiet!
But theyre crying for Athena!
They want someone to help them!
Well, its not going to be us!
We have to try!
Those men are dead.
Xena! We have to save him! Hes trying to escape!
All right! All right.
Here! Take my hand!
Grab hold of him, and hold on tight!
They're catching up!
They'll catch us all! Let me go!
No! No, weve got you now!
Were keeping you.
Now, we really got trouble up ahead.
when we get close to shore I want you to jump.
Im not leaving you!
I cant fight them if Im worrying
about you!Now do what I say
I’ve got him!
Hurry up! Get his arm!
Be careful with him! Wait!
Watch for an ambush Flag 'em.
Weve got injured! Move the wagon quickly!
Get everyone in!
Man the battlements!
Watch for attack!
They have to be stopped!They have to be
Take him away.
Put his body in the pit with the others
Give him a hand!
I said, man the walls!
They could attack at any moment!
Who cares! Were dead, anyway!
You get to your post!
Yeah, whats the difference!
Were gonna die,Mercer
Those things out there
They're gonna kill us all.
You get to your feet and get to the wall, Now!
What is going on
Are these men just so scared,
they wont listen to reason
You cant reason with dead men, Gabrielle.
And these are as dead as those men on the river bank.
Kaltaka! Kaltaka! Kaltaka!
How can we kill them if we cant see them
Probably their god of war.
Even when they die,
they call for him Kaltaka
Kaltaka! It drives you crazy!
Xena you were right.
These men have given up.
They dont care whether they live or die.
Is that whats gonna happen
Not without taking some of the Horde with us.
If Im gonna die
Im gonna die as I am a warrior with a sword in my hand.
You taking a break, soldier
Yeah-- from reality
You think you can grab your sword
and get placed before
they come over the wall.
It just doesn’t matter anymore
we're running out of food;
were running out of men
and were running out of time.
Those things out there have us.
Whats the difference
Now, take this sword, get back on that wall, and do your job
Cause what they might do to you is
nothing compared to what Ill do.
Who are you?
My name is Xena.
Xena, Xena of Corinth
The Warrior Princess of Kalmae
The one who defeated Callisto
Youve heard of me.
What do you think we should do
Well, first, keep your weapons where you can get at them.
And stand at the wall, not under it or near it!
Every fourth man, take a rest!
The man either side of him will cover for him!
And if anything moves between
here and the trees kill it
But wait.What if its a friend
We dont have any friends, right now.
Get used to it.
Were not gonna let these bastards
defeat the elite of the Athenian army are we!
Tell us what to do, Xena!
Were gonna kill them all!
What in the world
Where are the doctors?
Back in the burial pit.
We lost them in the first attack.
You mean, theres no one
No one but the goddess of mercy.
There is no goddess of mercy.
You got it.
Here we go, again.
OK,You, you, become a nurse.
You, you're a nurse
Now we have to separate the walking wounded
from the people who cant move.
Now I want this area cleaned of
all the dirty bandages.
Well boil them later.
We need some wood.
Come on, lets get moving
Set sharpened spikes along the walls.
Well hang em from the battlements.
What the Hades do you think youre doing!
Taking command! Someone has to.
Isnt it great, commander
Xenas fighting with us.
Well teach those barbarians a lesson, now
Yeah, lets not make a big deal about it.
I wanna talk to you two inside.
Mercer, shes giving orders to us.
Yeah, she is.
I didn’t wanna talk out there
but the situation is next to hopeless
You know that.
We figure we got three days of supplies,
two days of arrows
If were lucky,
we can stretch the water to six days.
The Horde will stay there until we come out looking for food.
Weve got to wear them down.
If we can force their hand,
theyll waste men trying to get in.
Out of the question!
You have maybe one more day
before there are mass desertions
The men are demoralized and beaten.
They need to do something anything to make
them feel as though they have a chance!
And until reinforcements arrive,
we need that.
There are no reinforcements.
General Gallipan sent out a force to try and break through.
The soldiers we found along the riverbank.
Where is Gallipan
I almost fought against him in Corinth.
Id like to see him.
You already did.
You brought him in.
That means you're in command
Im not stupid.
I saw the men out there
Xenas the only chance weve got.
Make sure the, We need more men!
Make sure to keep down!
Make sure half those bodies go to the south wall.
If we’re gonna fool them,
we’ll have to make them think
we have reinforcements.
Xena! Over here.
Now, it took awhile,
but I think I have it all sorted.
Which ones are going to die
Hopefully, none of them.
Now, I have the serious cases over here.
The walking wounded have all become nurses.
Ah, if they can do that, they can carry a weapon.
Those of you who can walk, report to Mercer outside.
Wait a minute.
Xena, I need these people.
Someone has to feed them.
I need them to get water for the men that
Yeah, get a waterbag for yourself, Gabrielle.
But no food and water for the seriously wounded
only for the men who can fight.
But, these men will die without water.
It wont matter if we cant defend the compound.
You expect me to decide who lives and
I want men outside, Gabrielle.
You figure it out.
And let enticles know when they die.
We need them out on the wall.
I can't. I can't.
Theres nothing, absolutely nothing.
Its as if they just left.
No, no they're out there.
We just gave them a bloody nose.
They wont be stupid enough to enter the camp again.
We cant stay like this forever.
No, we cant. We need reinforcements.
Make your rounds,
and meet me back at the command hut.
Grab his legs.
Wait a minute.
Orders from Xena.
I dont care.
As long as this man still breathes,hes in my care.
You, Can you walk
Yes. Its just my arm.
Good, then you can hold a sword in the other.
Get to the wall
I told you to ration the food to the men outside.
What is going on with you
Im trying to save our skins.
Those things outside will kill us all.
This is insane! You are letting these men die!
You axed that man in the back!
He was inside our battlements.
He saw our defenses! I couldnt risk it.
I cant believe this,Xena.Youre scaring me.
This is war! What did you expect,glamor!
There are no good choices, only lesser degrees of evil.
There is a choice, to stop fighting!
They arent like us.
There is nothing about them
that we can or should understand.
But, have you even tried
I know them, theres nothing!
You make sure that those rations
get to the men on the wall.
We made these the way you said
I dont know what good theyre gonna do.
If they cant see, we cant see.
Trying to get out of this valley
without reinforcements would be suicide.
Were gonna do something about that.
You plan to swim down the river and climb the cliffs.
Hold on.You cant leave.
The men’d lose hope if you disappeared.
Hes right.As much as I hate to admit it,
I have to stay here.
Mercer will go. Get ready.
Every man take one.Here, take this.
Are you ready
Yeah, Ill be in the water in seconds.
No, go north through the forest.
Dont head for the river till you’re out of the trees.
Itll take too long.
It wont matter if you get yourself killed.
Hold it still.
Light it, quickly!
Open the gate!
You, help me with this!
Xena! Here they come!
Cease fire!Cease fire! Save your arrows!
Open the gate! Its Xena!
Give me a hand!Take him to the hut
It'll be dark, soon.
Post double guards, and make sure the torches stay lit.
Are you all right,You know,you go out of
your way to tell me this is war,
and then you rescue one of them.
Hes not even hurt badly.
Gabrielle, I didnt rescue him.
We need information
Hes gonna give it to us, one way or another.
Lets make this simple.
I know you dont understand me,
but I wanna make some things clear.
We are here.
We are here.You, where
Look, the animal understands.
But, hes not gonna help us.
Let me try!
Gabrielle, go outside.
By the gods, Xena!
What have you done
Ive shut off the flow of blood to his brain.
Hell be ead in moments, and he knows it.
He can feel his life raining away.
Dont do this.Its murder!
Ive told you,Gabrielle,
this is war!Go back to the hospital!
So I can pick and choose who lives and who dies!
So,I can be a murderer,too
Take him to the supply room, chain him up.
You mean, kill him.
I mean, chain him up.
Dont you ever question my authority
or methods in front of my troops.
I told you, I'd do whatever it take
and if that means killing him later
I'll do it.
Your troops? I dont understand.
We didnt ask for this.
If they want a fight to the death,
they're gonna get it.
What part of that didnt you understand
You! Who are you, Xena
What happened to the Xena that I know
That Xena cant help us now.
If losing her is the price for saving us all I'll pay it.
Its just a part of me
I didnt think I'd need anymore.
Get back to work.
Kaltaka Kaltaka. Kaltaka.
Kaltaka is water
Its not a god.
The dying men just want water
Its such a mess.
Its you, its them, its, its Xena.
Whats become of her Its just not, its not human.
Its,Quite a surprise, isnt it
Losing your humanity.
Yeah, Well, you were right, Xena.
If Im gonna die, Im gonna die my way.
You let her out!
Well, she said it was your order.
She sounded pretty convincing!
Get the smoke bombs.
And tell all soldiers on the wall to prepare for battle.Go!
Theyve got her.
Prepare to fire!
Wait, they’re retrieving their wounded.
They must be trying to kill our wounded.
No,no,they saw Gabrielle,
and they must’ve thought it was a truce.
I want some unarmed volunteers
to come out with me and get them.
Come here.Keep an eye on Gabrielle
If I give you the word,kill anything near her.
What do you think youre playing with!Come on!
Xena, you were right.
I,I shouldve gone north.
Weve gotta get him inside.
Theres no telling how long the truce will hold.
Looks like you’ve got your battle to the death.
Xena told me to report to you.
Arent you needed on the wall
She ordered me to help with the wounded.
And she wanted this food to get in here.
Put it over there.Start feeding these men.
And, uh, grab some rags and start boiling some water.
Menticles, cut him loose.
Are you out of your mind
Give me his weapon.
What are you trying to prove
That we have something in common.
He doesnt want to fight me.
He wants to fight you, or anyone else.
Is it any wonder I’v seen you fight.
No,hes not afraid to die.
Its because he thinks that I’m in charge,
and hes not worthy of my sword.
Yes, I understand.
Take him to the gates,and then release him.
It might not make sense to us,
Menticles-but he has a code.
And understanding that,
we might just have a chance.
Kaltaka turned out to be the key.
When you went out there,
they thought it was a truce to retrieve the wounded.
I let my fear and hatred blind me to everything.
Sometimes the past can do that.Xena,
if I had been through
what youve been through--
No.No.You understand hatred,
but you have never given into it.
You dont know how much I love,that.
Xena!Here he comes!
Maybe we can talk to them.
Hes gonna understand
and dont happen overnight,
This is the only communication
we both understand a warrior’s code of honor.
If I defeat their leader,
I defeat their army.
Gabrielle If this doesnt work,
I want you to go to the river
No.You do what you have to do
but,well walk down that road together.
I knew one of us had to die.
You can send out a Patrol you won’t find them.
I dont want to find them.
We move now.Thank you.
They’ll be back.
Maybe not this year, but some day.
Can anyone stop them
Yeah.It wont be warriors.
Itll be someone like you
I just hope that wherever the Horde is from,
they have a Gabrielle.