|3.11 Maternal Instincts
1st Airdate: January 26th, 1998
Ephiny ~ Danielle Cormack
Callisto ~ Hudson Leick
Hope ~ Amy Morrison
Solan ~ David Taylor
|Xena and Gabrielle are asked to join Kalipus to help keep the peace for the talks to reunion with the other Centaurs. Xena gets a chance to see Solon, her son, and Gabrielle runs into Ephiny and her son Xenan. Seeing everyone & their kids, Gabrielle tells Ephiny of her own, Hope. Meanwhile, we see Hope, who's about 8-9 now, playing with a ball over an old lava pit. The ball falls onto the lava stones and frees Callisto. Callisto lets Xena know she's back and lets her know that she is on to her secret about Solon and she'll 'take it to her grave.' Fearing Solon's life, Xena tries to trick Callisto. Hope tries to find Solon, but finds Kalipus instead. She kills him with her powers and is wounded. Callisto finds her and helps her. Later, Gabrielle meets up with Hope and realizes its her daughter when Hope drops the toy lamb she left for her. Hope breaks down and tells her that Callisto is on her way to kill all the children. Believing that her demon daughter is still good, she sends Hope to stay with Solon. Solon is killed secretly while Gabrielle tells Ephiny and Xena about Callisto. Not trusting the child, Xena thinks its a trap. When Gabrielle tells her that the child is actually her daughter Hope, Xena runs to find Solon dead. She tells Gabrielle to leave and Gabrielle finds Hope in her hut. Hope tries to persuade her mother that she didn't kill Solon. Xena searches for Callisto and fights her in a cavern where the children & Ephiny are hiding. Callisto admits that she doesn't feel anything now that she's taken from Xena what she took from her. There's a battle royale and Callisto is trapped while the cavern collapses. Xena finds Gabrielle lying over Hope's dead body. Gabrielle had realized that she was evil and had poisoned her. Later, as they both stand over the funeral pyres of their children, Gabrielle apologizes. Xena tells her not to say Solon's name. Gabrielle says she loves Xena, but Xena doesn't reply. They both walk in seperate directions.||If this review has yet to be written, YOU COULD BE
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