Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Now fighting side by side as allies rather than enemies, Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) and Xena (Lucy Lawless) do battle against mutual enemy Darphus (Matthew Chamberlain), who has risen from the dead to wreak more havoc. As usual, this resurrection is the handiwork of war god Ares, who is using Darphus to harvest meat for Ares' vicious man-eating dog, Graegus. Hercules' friend, Iolaus (Michael Hurst), wants to join the fight against the villain, but he has no good reason to trust Xena. Things come to a head when Darphus kidnaps Salmoneus (Robert Trebor) to lure Hercules into a trap. This final episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys' first season neatly sets the stage for episode one of the spinoff series Xena: Warrior Princess.