is the 12th episode of the first season of the television series The Legendary Journeys
. Written by Peter Bielak
and directed by Jack Perez
, it first aired in the United States on May 1, 1995.
's army mutinies against her, on the orders of Darphus, they force her to run the gauntlet
, which she survives. She then decides to join forces with Hercules so she can win them back.
Xena's army has given a village an ultimatum, but the people have chosen to defend themselves and their village. One of her men, Cretus tells Xena, "They said they’d rather die, defending the fruits of their labor, than give it to renegades." Xena replies, "Then tomorrow, they’ll get their wish."
Elsewhere, Hercules meets his cousin, Iloran. He tells Hercules that there is trouble in the Parthian provinces
, a gang of marauder
has been attacking nearby villages and Parthus, where his mother lives is next. Hercules tells him they have no time to waste and the two set of for Parthus. Meanwhile, Xena and her army prepare to attack the village, as some of the villagers retaliate, Xena throws her chakram
and disposes of them.
After the massacre of the village, some of Xena's men bring Salmoneus to her, he begs her to spare his life. She spares him because he amuses her. Hercules and Iloran come across the village that was attacked by Xena's army, Hercules asks who was responsible and a woman tells him "She was like a... Read More