Synopsis by Hal Erickson
While trying to rescue a kidnapped Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor), Xena (Lucy Lawless) is drawn into a fight with a self-styled young warrior named Palaemon (Jeremy Callaghan). In the midst of the battle, Xena is temporarily blinded, with unexpected results. Meanwhile, a reluctant Gabrielle is being prepared for a royal marriage. Unfortunately, Gabrielle's future husband is stone cold dead -- and she is slated to join him once the knot is tied.