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Production #V906 - Episode 06


WRITTEN BY
Denise Byrd
& Trish Kocialski


DIRECTED BY
Denise Byrd


PRODUCED BY
C
arol Stephens

SCREENGRABS
Judi Mair


ARTWORK
Lucia


EPISODE TITLE GRAPHIC
MaryD


TEASER

 

FADE IN:

 

EXT. ROAD - EVENING

 

Xena and Gabrielle are walking hand in hand down the road. It is just wide enough for the two of them.  The stately old trees that border it provide nice shade and a gentle breeze.

 

Argo II is walking along the side of the road slightly behind them, slowly munching the sweet grass she is finding there. The pace is leisurely and itís quite obvious that the trio isnít in anything that resembles a hurry.

 

GABRIELLE

Do you have hair?

 

 

Xena scratches her head and appears to think about it for a long moment before she answers.

 

XENA

Yes, in a manner of speaking.

 

Gabrielle narrows her eyes at Xena but continues to walk.

 

GABRIELLE

Hmm... long or short?

 

XENA

Both.

 

Now Gabrielle turns to gaze at Xena introspectively.  Xena maintains a stoic expression, but her eyes are twinkling with mirth.

 

GABRIELLE

Both?  What kind of animal

has long and short hair?

 

She holds up her hands when Xena opens her mouth to speak.

 

GABRIELLE

(contíd)

Wait... donít tell me.  I still

have questions left to ask.

 

Xena grins at this pronouncement, but wisely does not say anything. Gabrielle looks around and notices itís later than she thought. The sun is starting to set and there is more of a night breeze picking up.

 

GABRIELLE

(contíd)

You want to stop and make camp?

 

XENA

Nah, thereís a town about a league

up the road here. It has one of the best

inns in the region and I thought Iíd

treat you to a warm bed and a hot bath.

 

GABRIELLE

(teasingly)

Are you starting to offend?

 

XENA

(teasingly)

Yeah, youíre a little ripe.

 

GABRIELLE

Why you!

 

 

Xena anticipates Gabrielleís reaction and waits, bouncing a little on the balls of her feet.  Gabrielle dashes over and tries to grab Xena, but she darts out of the way and the chase is on. They are both enjoying it immensely and Argo watches, seemingly amused by her humans.

 

CUT TO:

 

EXT. TOWN - EVENING

 

Entering into the town, Xena and Gabrielle find that there appears to be a festival of some kind in progress. The people are dressed in bright colors, eating, drinking and dancing in the streets. Everyone greets them with a smile. One young GIRL of about eighteen approaches them, she is carrying some wreaths made of bright flowers and others made of olive branches.

 

GIRL

Welcome to Argos....

 

The horse whinnies. Xena turns to the animal and whispers.

 

XENA

Donít get cocky. It was

here before you were.

 

Gabrielle snickers and the girl looks a bit perplexed.

 

GABRIELLE

Her name is Argo.

 

GIRL

How grand! Well, welcome.

 

She places a flowered wreath on Gabrielleís head and gives her a kiss on the cheek. Then she looks at Xena and chooses an olive wreath.  She settles it on her head but doesnít bother with the kiss.

 

GIRL

I am Areia and I welcome you to

our city. Enjoy your stay and

please partake in our festival.

 

XENA

What kind of festival is it?

 

 

AREIA

It is the festival of the people. King

Nessos is a good and wise man and

every year he holds this festival for us.

 

GABRIELLE

Well, thatís a switch.

 

AREIA

Yes, we are very grateful to

have such a man ruling us.

 

XENA

Thank you for your welcome. Are

there any rooms available at the inn?

 

AREIA

Yes, of course. Just down the

road and on your right.

Perhaps youíll join in the quest.

 

GABRIELLE

Quest?

 

But the girl has walked away to greet the next person. Gabrielle looks up and smiles at Xena in her crown.

 

GABRIELLE

Wonder what thatís all about. 

Hey, it looks good on you. And

you didnít even have to fight

at the coliseum to get it.

 

Xena shrugs and takes Gabrielle by the elbow.

 

XENA

Bet we find out soon

enough. Come on.

 

FADE OUT.

 

END OF TEASER

ACT ONE