Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the debut episode of Xena: Warrior Princess, the title character, played by Lucy Lawless, has forsaken her former evil ways and has committed herself to burying the past and protecting the innocent. The first task for the "reformed" Xena is to rescue a group of village girls from the minions of the warlord Draco (Jay Laga'aia). Among the damsels in distress is young Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor), who latches onto Xena in hopes of finding adventure and excitement. Meanwhile, Xena must face the triple threat of Draco, a disgruntled Cyclops (Patrick Wilson), and a spell of really bad weather.