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#V719 - Episode 19
Some of you might notice the
structure and the writing for "Fallen" is different than what we have
been doing for most of this season. That is because this story was not
done as a Subtext Season 7 Script - this script is V1426 of Xena:
Warrior Princess Series 6, an unproduced script done for the show
itself. ~ Missy
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EXT. LILAíS GARDEN - POTADEIA - DAY
Itís a beautiful day in Potadeia. Lila and Sarah are in the garden, picking vegetables. Sarah is pregnant, but not overly so. Sarahís husband Stefan is weeding nearby.
Itís going to be nice to see Gabrielle and Xena again,
isnít it? Iím glad they decided to come for a visit.
So am I. Itís a little strange for us, you know.
Gabrielle used to be my older sister.
Sarah and Lila laugh. Stefan looks over at them.
Mind explaining to me again
how that happened?
Itís a long story. You can ask Gabrielle
to tell it to you when sheís here.
Sarah smiles, and continues picking eggplant.
She certainly leads an adventurous life.
You think sheíll ever come
home here for good?
Lila shakes her head.
I wish she would, but no. Xenaís her
home. I realized that a long time ago.
A rider on horseback comes up to their gate, and salutes politely. He is a very handsome, charming young man.
Hi. Would I be looking at the family home of
Gabrielle, sometimes called the Bard of Potadeia?
Sarah and Lila exchanged glances and smile. Sarah primps a little. Stefan watches the man a little uncertainly.
Yes it is. Iím her sister, Lila.
Would you like to come inside?
Iíd love to.
Janos dismounts and enters the yard. They go inside the house.
EXT. WATERFALL/RIVER - DAY
Xena and Gabrielle swim in a small lake, with a waterfall. Xena is standing under the waterfall, letting it hit her back. Gabrielle swims over and leans on the rocks next to her.
I could be insulted. I thought you
liked my back massages.
Xena pokes her head out from the spray.
I do. I just have this damn crick in
my back I canít seem to get rid of.
Xena gives up and sits in the water next to Gabrielle. They splash water at each other, and smile, seeming very relaxed.
Looking forward to visiting home?
Gabrielle smiles broadly.
Yeah, I really am. Weíve been through so much
lately - be good to see some familiar faces.
Weíve got so few of those around, now.
Xena considers this. She knows itís true.
That bothers you, doesnít it?
It does. I feel so unconnected, sometimes.
I had a nightmare about that last night, just me
wandering alone out on the road somewhere.
I didnít know where Iíd been... where I was going....
Xena puts a concerned hand on Gabís shoulder.
Iím glad you woke me up from it... what?
Xena has stiffened, sensing something. She breaks away and swims towards their clothing and weapons, and as she reaches the bank a volley of arrows lets loose, and she is under attack.
EXT. WOODS - DAY
The men swarm around her and Xena fights desperately, getting hold of her sword and fighting off the closest of them. The men ignore Gabrielle, who swims over and bolts from the water, throwing herself fiercely at Xenaís attackers. Gabrielle throws several men to the ground, and knees one in the throat, snapping his neck. She gets up without a backward glance and dives for her Sais, coming up with them and ripping through some of the fighters surrounding Xena. A fighter slips through Xenaís guard and is about to skewer her when he stops, then slides to the ground. Gabrielle removes her said from his back and wipes it on his body before she continues on. Xena takes a beat to react to this, and the look of grim, cold ferocity on Gabrielleís face. Finally, they beat off the attackers, and they run away, carrying their wounded and dead with them.
So much for a nice relaxing swim.
What was that all about?
You got me. Didnít like our choice
of baths, I guess. You all right?
Yeah, Iím fine. Didnít get a scratch. Why?
You were really going at it there.
Gabrielle wipes off her sai.
Yeah. Itís been like that lately for me.
Gabrielle grabs her clothes with a disturbed look. Xena goes for her gear, then starts searching urgently through it.
Gabrielle looks over. Xena is holding the case for the chakram. Itís empty.
They stole my chakram.
END OF TEASER