Synopsis by Hal Erickson
While rescuing a group of slave girls from a warlord, Xena saves the life of an old man (Tom Atkins) who has helped her fend off the villains. The oldster subsequently claims to be Atrius -- Xena's long-lost father. Ensuing events convince Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) that Xena should stay as far away from Atrius as possible. Alas, before long Xena has reverted to her Warrior Princess ways, fully prepared to kill all the occupants of a village -- including Gabrielle. Can this be the handiwork of the duplicitous God of War Ares (Kevin Smith), who still has his own special plans for Xena?