I have my moments.
Careful Eli. Pride comes before a fall.
Eli, Gabrielle, Eve and Hope enter the tunnels to find three possible routes.
Which one Hope?
Does it really matter?
Don’t start acting like your
mother. I don’t mean Xena.
A green mist appears in the corner and Rachel appears. Gabrielle faces off with her.
Mother, before you run
will you tell me one thing?
Do you really hate me?
I don’t hate you Rachel.
I just can’t help you in
your fight against good.
Gabrielle and Hope share another meaningful look. This is all too familiar with them.
Hope, pick one and run for it.
I’ll follow shortly, I promise.
I love you Mother.
I love you too sweetheart.
They all take off down he center tunnel, which Gabrielle blocks with her body.
You spit on me again and I’ll
kick your ass worse than it ever has
You’re threats can’t even begin to
compare with the one Lucifer is
holding over my head right now.
Gabrielle attacks Rachel. They clash swords. Rachel manages to get Gabrielle’s sword from her hand but loses her own in the process. Gabrielle spins twice, kicking at Rachel who ducks both kicks. Rachel sneaks in a solid punch to Gabrielle’s stomach, who returns it to Rachel in kind. Gabrielle attempts to hit Rachel seven more times but Rachel blocks each blow.
Hope, Eve and Eli run down the tunnel at full speed.
Gabrielle and Rachel continue to attempt to kick and punch one another. Gabrielle finally gets in one good punch that sends Rachel flying into the back wall. She slides down, nearly unconscious. Gabrielle turns and runs down the tunnel with them.
Finally she catches up with the others only to find the tunnel is a dead end.
We’re going to have to go back.
The sound of demons coming up the tunnel alerts them that the way they have come is blocked off. They have no choice but to continue forward. Suddenly an arm reaches out of the wall behind Hope and wraps around her waist. Hands come from everywhere, the walls, the floor, pulling on Hope, Eve and Gabrielle, but they do not touch Eli. They attempt to fight them off but they are unsuccessful. One demon’s hand starts to choke Hope.
Hope! They’re not grabbing
Hold onto me!
When the women touch Eli the appendages let go of them with screaming noises coming from the walls. Gabrielle takes the Chakram and prepares to throw it at the support beam.
Gabrielle don’t! This is a dead
End tunnel, we’ll be trapped.
If those demons get to us,
we’re going to dead end.
Trust me Eve.
Gabrielle collapses the tunnel and they are thrown into darkness but a small beam of light comes through from above.
You see what I see?
I think I do.
Gabrielle throws her Chakram and it tears through the small hole in the ceiling. They begin to climb out.
Ext-Final battle field.
When everyone emerges from the tunnel they see the sky has mysteriously cleared and the sun is almost set. Suddenly Eve is afraid as Eli touches her shoulder.
Eve, it’s time. You know
what I have to do now.
Gabrielle, I want to tell
you that you’re like a mother
to me. I love you and…
Go. Be with Xena. Be sure to
tell her how much I love her and…
Gabrielle and Eve break down into tears and Gabrielle pulls Eve close in one final hug.
If I could die for you I would.
I wish I could save you.
Maybe you can save her.
The group turns to face Michael, not noticing Rachel hovering above the group, studying the setting sun
This is your last chance Rachel.
Fail now and you will burn forever.
I will personally see to it.
Rachel hears his threat and it visibly scares her+. She draws her sword and flies oward Eve.
He heard my prayers and those are
His answers? What do they mean?
I don’t know.
What do you mean you don’t
know? You’re an angel!
That doesn’t mean I have
all the answer’s Gabrielle.
Rachel lands behind them.
I need to talk to you Mother.
Gabrielle moves in to defend Eve. She’s not about to allow her to try anything with Eve at the last moment.
You’re not taking her to Hell.
Gabrielle, I think I can handle
Gabrielle grudgingly steps aside to let them face off.
You said you loved me. Did you
Yes. I meant it with all
Int-Lucifer’s throne room
Lucifer watches the exchange with disgust. Its time to end this once and for all.
I knew she was weak. Legions! Attack!
Even though it means I will
suffer for eternity, I want you
to know that I quit. I won’t try to
take you back to hell. I love you.
I know you love me sweetheart.
Eve takes Rachel into an embrace and as they hug, the ground begins to rumble. Suddenly, all across the field portals open and thousands of demons fly out.
How are we supposed to stand up to that?
You’re not. Heaven will. Watch.
A bright ball of light appears over the field, like the one seen at the beginning of “Fallen Angel” and thousands of angels fly from it to land on the earth.
My God. The war in Heaven
has come to Earth.
The angels land and go into a massive battle with the demons.
Eli, keep Hope safe. I think
I know what I have to do to
save Eve. (she closes her eyes
and tilts back her head in prayer)
I give up my will and my desires…
Eve faces Rachel and looks down at the sword Eli had given her and God’s answer suddenly has meaning.
I know what to do. I know
how to save you. I understand.
Suddenly Eve attacks Rachel, who instinctively fights back.
I thought you loved me!
I do love you That’s why I
have to slay the demon!
My time has come and I have
no one to take me.
Eve and Rachel fight while Gabrielle prays in the middle of the battle. Hope, who has heard Eli, pulls him aside.
I heard what you said to
mother about returning
to earth. Eli, you gave me
a new lease on life. You gave
me my mother. Let me
return the favor.