Meleager and Gabrielle
|Series||Xena: Warrior Princess|
|Original Air-Date||April 7th, 1997|
|Written By||Paul Robert Coyle|
|Directed By||Garth Maxwell|
|Order in Series||041|
|Order in Season||17|
|Previous Episode||For Him the Bell Tolls|
|Next Episode||Blind Faith|
Xena and Gabrielle astride Argo]], heading for a small village. Meleager the Mighty had sent for Gabrielle. The town was empty for the most part when they arrived. Gabrielle mentioned Meleager and suddenly several men came after Xena and Gabrielle.
Meleager was on trial for "cold blooded murder." He was found guilty. Gabrielle made a plea for his life, to no avail. He told Gabrielle that he was not guilty and that he had a witness who could attest to that. So she set him free, and he ran. Xena went after him; she and Gabrielle,on Argo, with Gabrielle screaming "Run Meleager" while Xena was trying to catch him. She did catch him, of course.
On the return trip someone ambushed the three of them, and Xena decided not to take Meleager back right away. Meleager then confessed he might have killed the man; he had been drunk and did not know if he had killed him or not. Gabrielle was mad at Meleager for lying to her; he apologized. Then Xena realized that SHE had killed the man in question, while Gabrielle was at the Athens Academy, because he was an assassin; apparently he'd just stumbled to the bar and no one realized he'd fallen on his own sword. So Xena went in search of the man the assassin was trying to kill.
The judge's men came and took Meleager and Gabrielle away; Meleager was hanged. The judge, it turned out, was crooked and had set this trial and others. Xena had actually saved Meleager, but Gabrielle didn't know this. She was crying in the dungeon when Xena and Meleager went to get her. All was forgiven.
By popular demand "The Executioner" will bring back his comfortable lightweight cotton-flax blend robe in a variety of spring colors.
- Tim Thomerson first appeared as Meleager the Mighty in the season 1 episode "The Prodigal", when Gabrielle returned to Potidaea to confront her fears and instead helped Meleager defend her village, thus becoming friends in the process.
- Final appearance of Meleager.
Links and ReferencesEdit
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|#01||Orphan of War||#09||A Solstice Carol||#17||The Execution|
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|#03||The Giant Killer||#11||Here She Comes... Miss Amphipolis||#19||Ulysses|
|#04||Girls Just Wanna Have Fun||#12||Destiny||#20||The Price|
|#05||Return of Callisto||#13||The Quest||#21||The Lost Mariner|
|#06||Warrior... Princess... Tramp||#14||A Necessary Evil||#22||A Comedy of Eros|
|#07||Intimate Stranger||#15||A Day in the Life|
|#08||Ten Little Warlords||#16||For Him the Bell Tolls|