Lifeblood

While bestowing upon Eve Gabrielle's Right of Caste, the girls get a bit of a history lesson, and prove that history can repeat itself.


Gabrielle: "It was the birth of the Amazon Nation, and of their legendary warrior, Samsara, whose lust for blood perverted their history for eons. Then, Xena brought her daughter Eve to receive the Amazon Right of Caste. This is the story of Eve's initiation and the Amazon rebirth ..."


Xena: "You know, Gabrielle, you don't have to do this."
Gabrielle: "I want to do it, Xena. You gave Eve life. The least I can do is make her an Amazon Princess Don't you want me to give her my Right of Caste?"
Xena: "I don't know. I used to think that I had to go through life alone - that anything else was a sign of weakness. So, I traded my home and family for violence, blood - so much blood. I never want Eve to know that life. Maybe if she becomes an Amazon she'll always feel like a part of something."
Gabrielle: "She will."

That's a pretty precious gift
Xena: "But, you're Right of Caste - that's a pretty precious gift."
Gabrielle: "Xena, we're all family. I love her like my own daughter."
Xena: "Well, if that's how you feel ..."


Amazon: "This deed cannot go unpunished."
Cyane: "Once we have mourned our loss, we will have our revenge. We'll kill every last one of them."

Cyane: "Xena. Gabrielle. We've been expecting you."

Xena: (seeing the body of her friend) "Yakut."

Gabrielle: "What's happened?"
Cyane: "Samnite nomads from the northern steppes raided the village. Yakut led our defense. We drove them back, but at great cost."

Yakut: (having not quite given up the ghost yet) "Xena Xena "

*** The spirit of Yakut flings a fireball at Xena who then has a bloody image of the past.

Gabrielle: (to a dazed Xena) "Are you okay?"


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