Eve


This transcript is dedicated to the memory of Kevin Smith


TEASER

Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and Virgil walk along.

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Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and Virgil walk along.

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Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and Virgil walk along.

GABRIELLE
We'll find Eve, Xena.

JOXER
Yeah look at all these tracks, even I could follow
'em. (to Virgil) I mean uh, you know, judging from
the uh, the hoofprints, uh chances are a large group
of men passed through here. Most likely they were
on uh, horseback I think.

XENA
Good eye Joxer. She's at least got a company.
Roman troops still loyal to her. They can't be more
than half a day ahead of us.

VIRGIL
Don't worry Xena, we'll find Eve.

XENA
You keep saying Eve. The woman we're tracking
is Livia, champion of Rome. I'm not sure that
my daughter even exists anymore.

GABRIELLE
It doesn't matter what she calls herself Xena. A
lifetime serving Rome doesn't change the fact
that she's your daughter. When she looks inside
herself she'll see you there. She'll be Eve again.

JOXER
Sure with a mother like you how bad can she be?

Xena looks ahead.

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Livia holds up a bloody sword. Her soldiers are slaughtering the villagers.

LIVIA
Followers of Eli, don't forget to turn the other cheek.
Ah-h-h-h-h!

Livia kills a villager.

EXTRA
On your knees traitors! Do you like-

Villagers are thrown to their knees.

LIVIA
Why Xena is determined to protect you sheep
is beyond me.

SENETUS
Livia, we can't find a temple to Eli in the village.
There's no proof these people were even part of
Eli's cult.

LIVIA
And I should care?! Why? Eli's followers are vermin.
They hide amongst true Romans spreading like
a sickness. If a few innocents must die to stop their
heresy, so be it. And if it vexes Xena, so much the better.

VILLAGER
You can't destroy our spirit! We've seen worse
than you. We've lived through Callisto's raids.

LIVIA
Callisto. She did some good work, but I'm not Callisto.

Livia raises her sword.

LIVIA
Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-yah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h!

Livia cuts off his head.

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Later. The village is smoking and everyone lies dead, covering in blood, like the ground. Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and Virgil enter. Half of the villagers are crucified. Xena walks to the crucified bodies.

XENA
My daughter did this.

Xena is horrified.

END OF TEASER



ACT ONE

Village.

GABRIELLE
I can't believe Eve could do this.

Xena sees a note written in blood beneath a crucified villager.

XENA
"Rome needs no mother."

Virgil looks at the crucified villagers.

VIRGIL
Canidus. It's Titus. These were my friends.

XENA
Get 'em down. Get 'em all down.

Gabrielle takes Xena's arm.

GABRIELLE
Xena you know this isn't your fault.

Xena pulls her arm away.

WOMAN
Xena? You're Xena?

The Woman is kneeling beside a dead man, her head on his chest. She's covered in blood. She rises to her knees. Xena kneels before her.

XENA
That's right.

The Woman spits in Xena's face. Xena stands and backs up.

WOMAN
She killed them all! My husband, my children! I
asked her, "Why?! Why?!" She said, "Ask Xena.
Ask my mother!" Tell me why Xena! (crying) Why?!
Why?! Why?!

The Woman lies her head back down on her husband, sobbing.

WOMAN
Why?

A tear slides down Xena's face. She walks along the crucified bodies. Ares appears.

ARES
She's something, isn't she? Looks like Livia's
nearly racked up the body count you had at her age.

XENA
She's my daughter you sick bastard.

ARES
Why do you think it was so easy to turn her? Look,
this is all blood under the bridge. You give me a
child, the other gods will never find out that Eve
is still alive.

XENA
I'd rather go to hell.

ARES
Damn it I'm not asking you I'm telling you!

Ares grabs her, yelling.

ARES
You give me what I want! Or I will bring all of
Olympus down on your daughter's head!

XENA
The thought of being with you, or of having your
child...that sickens me.

Xena moves off. Ares disappears.

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Livia's camp.

LIVIA
We'll set up camp here.

EXTRA
That's right.

EXTRA
It's about time we get a break!

Livia takes a drink from her skin. Ares enters.

ARES
Kinda early for hard stuff, huh?

LIVIA
Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h!

Livia attacks him, but Ares catches her sword.

ARES
Who-o-o-oa, whoa-ho-o-o-o-o-o! Down girl. We
got some business.

LIVIA
Take your business to my mother, your long-lost
love. We've got nothing!

ARES
Oh grow up. I had a thing for Xena once, but no
longer, so get over it and get even. Wouldn't you
like that?

LIVIA
What do you think? I was supposed to marry
Augustus. I was destined to be the empress
of the empire, 'til she came back.

ARES
So what's changed? We have an arrangement.
You destroy the cult of Eli for me, I run a little divine
intervention for you, get you to be empress of Rome.

LIVIA
Where's Xena fit into all this?

ARES
She doesn't, but you're gonna have to kill her to
keep her from stopping you.

LIVIA
And the Twilight?

She holds her sword at his neck.

LIVIA
Aren't you afraid? Aren't you afraid I'll bring about
the end of your gods?

ARES
When you were born, there was panic on Olympus.
It cost Zeus his life. Hera vanished. And then, we
thought you were dead. For twenty-five years, and
do you know, what happened? Nothing. So
the only power you have over us is our own fear.

Livia takes away her sword.

ARES
Reclaim your destiny Livia. Kill Xena.

Ares kisses her forehead.

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Xena, Gabrielle, Joxer and Virgil walk along.

VIRGIL
It must feel great to be on the road again, leading
Xena and Gabrielle into battle again after all
these years?

JOXER
Yeah, well you know you never lose a warrior
instinct, you know.

XENA
(to Gabrielle) These tracks are fresh. I can't believe
that it's my daughter we're tracking, that it's Eve
who's doing these terrible things.

GABRIELLE
Xena this isn't the Eve that you would've raised.
Ares did this.

XENA
Ares might have opened the door but Eve had
to walk through.

GABRIELLE
How do you know that?

XENA
You said it yourself, Eve finally took a good look
inside herself, and she found me there.

GABRIELLE
That's not what I meant.

XENA
I know her rage. It's in Eve's blood Gabrielle. I made
her who she was. I was her.

GABRIELLE
Then there's hope, because you changed.

Xena and Gabrielle give each other weak smiles.

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Livia's army attacks another village.

EXTRA
On your feet sheep!

EXTRA
Get outside! Go on! Move! You too! Get going!
You heard me!

EXTRA
I said move!

EXTRA
Go on! Quick!

EXTRA
You're going to die right here!

Soldiers put villagers on crosses. Senetus raises a hammer, when Xena's chakram hit it and breaks it.

EXTRA
It's Xena!

XENA
All right boys, that's enough arts and crafts for today.

Senetus stands and draws his sword. Gabrielle, Joxer and Virgil enter.

JOXER
Now you'll taste the steel of Joxer the Mighty!

Xena fights the soldiers. Gabrielle runs in.

JOXER
Wait 'til-

VIRGIL
I got it Dad.

Virgil follows Gabrielle.

JOXER
Get 'em boy! Like I taught ya!

Xena, Gabrielle and Virgil fight the soldiers.

XENA
Where is she?!

LIVIA
Oh, Mommy.

Xena turns to see Livia, who has Joxer on his knees with a dagger at his throat.

GABRIELLE
(whispering) Joxer.

XENA
Eve.

LIVIA
I told you my name is Livia!

XENA
All right, Livia.

EXTRA
Help!

The soldiers move and stand behind Livia.

XENA
You've got a bone to pick with me. Here I am,
but let Joxer go.

LIVIA
It's time for some payback Xena. I think I'll start
with this loser.

VIRGIL
Dad!

GABRIELLE
Joxer.

Xena grabs some nails.

XENA
Ah-h-h-h-h-h!

Xena throats the nails and Livia blocks them all with her dagger. Joxer escapes. Livia throws her dagger at Xena, but Xena catches it. Livia yells, draws her sword and runs at Xena. Joxer moves to stand with Virgil.

VIRGIL
You okay?

JOXER
Yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah.

Xena and Livia fight. Ares appears and watches.

ARES
Oh yeah.

Xena loses her sword. She slides on some barrels to get away from Livia. Livia flips.

LIVIA
Yahhh-yah!

Livia lands in front of Xena.

XENA
You can get past this anger Eve.

ARES
Don't listen to her Livia! She's just jealous of
your strength!

LIVIA
I'm glad you came back. Killing you must be part
of my destiny.

Livia jumps and kicks her.

XENA
No your destiny isn't to kill. Your destiny is to
find a new way beyond the killing!

LIVIA
Shut up and fight me!

Xena lets Livia kick and punch her. Livia picks up a stool and breaks it over Xena's back. Xena falls into a table and Livia smashes her head into it and it breaks. Livia picks her up, hits her and then slams her against another table. Livia puts her hands around Xena's throat.

LIVIA
Fight me! Fight me!

Livia picks Xena up and throws her. She flips and lands before Xena. She draws a dagger and kicks Xena. She brings down the dagger, but Xena holds it, as Livia tries to bring it to her face.

ARES
Do it! She's all that stands between you and Rome!

XENA
He's lying to you Eve. He'd say anything to keep
you from your true path. That's why I came back,
to show you who you truly are.

ARES
Come on. Do it.

XENA
Listen to your heart.

Livia punches her.

LIVIA
My heart is a traitor.

Livia attacks with the dagger again. Xena kicks her and sends her flying into a wall.

XENA
Eve.

A Young Villager jumps down, grabs Eve and holds a dagger to her throat.

YOUNG VILLAGER
Die butcher!

Xena throws her chakram and sends the dagger flying from the Young Villager's hands.

XENA
Hey, it's all right.

Livia is surprised and so is the Young Villager. Everyone pauses. Livia elbows the Young Villager.

LIVIA
Archers!

XENA
Get dow-w-w-w-wn!

Archers fire burning arrows.

EXTRA
Fire!

Livia mounts her horse.

LIVIA
Yah!

Livia rides off and Ares appears before Xena.

ARES
How does it feel Xena, knowing the person you
love, despises you. Trying to reach her but knowing
in the end, it'll either be her or you.

Ares disappears.

YOUNG VILLAGER
Why did you stop me? She murdered my wife,
my daughter. What about the next family she
butchers? And the next? Their blood's on your
hands now!

END OF ACT ONE



ACT TWO

Livia breaks pots and throws things. She turns over the table. Ares appears.

ARES
All better now?

LIVIA
She could have let that peasant kill me. She could
have ended it right there. She saved my life. Why?

ARES
The same reason she didn't kill you in the arena.
She wants you to buy into all the touchy-feely
garbage like love and mercy.

LIVIA
She came all this way. She survived in an ice
cave for twenty-five years to find me.

ARES
She came to destroy you! Now who are you gonna
listen to? The mother who abandoned you twenty-five
years ago? Or the god, who's gonna make you
an empress?

Livia nods.

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Night.

GABRIELLE (voice-over)
Austia.

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Camp.

XENA
Why Austia?

VIRGIL
It's near the coast. Eli's largest temple's there.
Word has it that the last of Eli's faithful are gathering
to pray for a miracle to help save 'em from Livia.

XENA
Well let's hope that they get one. Why don't you
guys get some rest. We're heading out at first light.

Virgil moves off.

GABRIELLE
Xena, you were getting through to Eve today. All
you need, all you need is another chance.

XENA
Chances run out Gabrielle, for all of us.

GABRIELLE
If that's true, if Eve can't be changed, could you
kill your own daughter?

XENA
If I had to...yes I could.

Virgil gets in his sack. Joxer is sitting beside him.

JOXER
Virgil, about today-

VIRGIL
Forget about today Dad. You were just tired.

JOXER
Listen, let me finish. I always wanted to be a great
warrior. It didn't work out. I tried to join every army
from, here to Egypt, but nobody ever wanted me,
and ah well, that's all.

VIRGIL
So you never battled the dryads?

JOXER
That was Xena.

VIRGIL
What about the harpies?

JOXER
Xena too.

VIRGIL
Sent Callisto to hell?

JOXER
Xena.

VIRGIL
Got Callisto out of hell.

JOXER
Xena.

VIRGIL
Wow. Sounds like you and Xena had some real
adventures together Dad.

JOXER
We sure did Son.

Joxer takes Virgil's hand.

JOXER
We sure did.

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Xena is mounted atop Argo the Second.

XENA
If this plan is going to work, I have to get to Austia
before Eve's forces dig in.

GABRIELLE
It'll work.

XENA
See you there. (to Argo the Second) Tsk-tsk.

Xena rides off.

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Xena rides.

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Camp.

GABRIELLE
(whispers) Virgil.

Virgil wakes up.

GABRIELLE
(whispering) Virgil I have something I have to do.
If I'm not back by dawn I need you to meet Xena in
Austia like we planned.

VIRGIL
Where are you going?

GABRIELLE
Promise me.

VIRGIL
I will but what are you gonna do?

GABRIELLE
I'm gonna try to keep Xena from doing something
that she'd never forgive herself for.

Virgil nods.

GABRIELLE
Thanks.

Gabrielle leaves.

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Livia's camp.

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Livia's tent. Senetus enters. He touches his right fist to the left of his chest then raises his hand in an open palm. This is the salute Livia's soldiers give her.

LIVIA
Have the preparations been made for the attack?

SENETUS
Yes, but there's a complication.

Gabrielle is brought in.

SENETUS
She just walked into camp, unarmed.

LIVIA
Leave us.

The soldiers salute and leave.

LIVIA
Auntie Gabrielle, welcome.

GABRIELLE
I've come here-

LIVIA
No. Please, let me. You thought if you could
just talk to me, heart to heart you could convince
me that Xena wants only to help me and if I
could find it within myself to give her a chance,
Mommy would make it all better.

GABRIELLE
The gods wanted you dead. Xena risked her life
to save you. Does that mean anything to you?

LIVIA
It means she's as stupid as she is sentimental.

GABRIELLE
Your mother loves you.

LIVIA
Then why is she trying to destroy me?

GABRIELLE
Xena wants to protect you. She will not fight you.

Livia draws a dagger and holds it at Gabrielle's throat.

LIVIA
Well maybe, she hasn't been properly motivated.

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Camp.

JOXER
I can't believe you let Gabrielle go alone.

VIRGIL
She wanted us to wait for Xena. What are you doing?!

JOXER
She could be in trouble.

VIRGIL
Dad you don't have proof-

JOXER
Listen! You get Xena and you bring her back.

VIRGIL
But Dad-

JOXER
Do what I tell you boy.

Joxer leaves.

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Livia's camp.

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Two soldiers empty out pales of soup.

EXTRA
I hate this slop!

EXTRA
Yes sir! It's taken care of.

They move off. Joxer watches from a bush.

JOXER
(whispers) Wow.

EXTRA
Yes sir! I'll get right on that!

JOXER
Seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, to one.
Good odds.

EXTRA
Come on! Come on, you scurvy dogs! Let's move out!

Livia exits her tent. Gabrielle is lead behind her by two soldiers.

EXTRA
Move!

EXTRA
Put that on the fire!

Senetus salutes Livia.

LIVIA
Today, we wipe out the remnants of Eli's cult and
I take my revenge on their champion, Xena.

GABRIELLE
It's not too late to stop this Eve.

Livia hits her.

LIVIA
Don't call me Eve. Tie her up.

JOXER
Xena, where are you?

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Xena and Virgil ride.

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Gabrielle is tied up. Joxer picks up a rock.

JOXER
Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h. Hit your mark baby.

Joxer kisses it and throws it. It hits a soldier.

JOXER
Oop.

The soldier moves to the bush. Joxer knocks him out.

EXTRA
Ooh!

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Xena and Virgil ride.

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Joxer drags the soldier away.

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Xena and Virgil ride.

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Livia stands before Gabrielle.

LIVIA
Do you think that Xena will still want that
mother-daughter reunion after she finds your
bloodless corpse, Auntie Gabrielle?

Livia raises her sword.

JOXER
No!

They all turn to see Joxer, dressed in Roman armour.

JOXER
Problem! Heh-heh. Spill that infidel's blood!
Personally I never like to kill infidels before noon,
though in your cases I'll make an excep-ooh! Hey
that is sharp.

Xena rides in with a yell and kills several soldiers.

LIVIA
Oh good. Mom's here.

JOXER
About time.

Xena flips off of Argo the Second with a yell.

SENETUS
Go!

The soldiers run at Xena, knocking down Joxer.

LIVIA
This will be much more effective with an audience.

Xena fights the soldiers. Virgil rides in and fights soldiers. Xena flips with a yell, draws her sword and keeps fighting. Virgil fights Senetus. Livia watches. Senetus makes Virgil lose his sword, but Virgil kicks him back. Livia smiles. Xena fights. Livia turns to face Gabrielle. Xena kills a soldier and looks at them. Livia raises her sword.

JOXER
No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!

Xena gets ready to throw her chakram, but Joxer stands up in her way.

JOXER
Rah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h!

Joxer runs at Livia.

XENA
Joxer get down!

Livia turns and stabs Joxer in the stomach.

GABRIELLE
No-o-o!

Blood pours from Joxer's mouth.

GABRIELLE
No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o! Joxer! No-o-o-o-o-o!

VIRGIL
No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!

Livia rides off with her army.

LIVIA
Yah!

EXTRA
Come one!

Xena moves to Joxer's side.

JOXER
Oh!

XENA
(whispers) Joxer.

Virgil runs to Joxer's side.

VIRGIL
Dad!

Joxer groans.

VIRGIL
Can you help him?

Xena shakes her head. Xena uses a pressure point on Joxer, which stops the pain. Xena leaves.

JOXER
Hey, are you okay?

VIRGIL
(whispering) Yeah.

JOXER
(whispering) Okay.

Joxer holds Virgil's hand. Xena cuts Gabrielle free and the two of them move back to Joxer's side.

GABRIELLE
Joxer.

JOXER
Yeah?

GABRIELLE
What were you doing?

JOXER
I didn't want, didn't want to disappoint you.

GABRIELLE
You could never disappoint me.

JOXER
What? What's the matter with you guys? I'm gonna
be fine. Come on. I'm a little cold but it doesn't
hurt anymore.

Joxer dies. Virgil closes Joxer's eyes.

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Later. They have hidden Joxer's body in a hollow tree. Virgil puts leaves on it.

GABRIELLE
We should take him home. He would do the
same for us.

VIRGIL
I'll take him, after we deal with Livia.

XENA
Virgil you should be with Meg. This isn't your fight.

VIRGIL
Look, you have my respect because you had his,
but don't tell me this isn't my fight. Not now.

Virgil moves off. Gabrielle goes after him.

END OF ACT TWO



ACT THREE

Virgil cries and hits a tree. Gabrielle joins him.

VIRGIL
Is this what it means to follow Eli? I knew my
faith would be tested but never like this.

GABRIELLE
Eli always says it takes courage to walk his path.

VIRGIL
How can I love when my heart is filled with vengeance?

GABRIELLE
I know that it's hard. When you're pushed you just
wanna push back, but you have to ask yourself,
"Is that what Eli would want?"

VIRGIL
I don't care what Eli wants. I just know what I
have to do.

Virgil walks off.

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Xena is by herself. Ares appears.

ARES
That Virgil is one angry guy. I can't say I blame him.

XENA
Get lost.

ARES
But he shouldn't hate Livia, should he? You're
the one he should hate. You could have prevented
all of this, but no. Joxer is dead, because the
thought of me made you sick. Okay, but if I sicken,
your soul, stopping Livia, will kill it.

Ares disappears. Gabrielle enters.

XENA
I never thought it would be my friend.

GABRIELLE
It's not your fault Xena.

XENA
Isn't it?

GABRIELLE
(whispering) No.

XENA
I spared Eve. I thought I could save her and now
Joxer is dead. What part of that isn't my fault?

GABRIELLE
You had to try.

XENA
That's cold comfort to Virgil and Meg. How many
more innocents will die before I end this?

GABRIELLE
None. Xena I went to Livia. I tried to tell her that we
love her. She didn't care.

XENA
You called her Livia.

GABRIELLE
That's who she is. Eve is dead. She's not your
daughter anymore Xena. She's Rome's.

Xena leaves. Gabrielle looks at Joxer.

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Xena walks along and stops. She crouches and plants her sword in the ground. She looks to the sky.

XENA
Eli wherever you are I know you can hear me. I'm
having a little trouble understanding your message
Eli. I'm a warrior. I have a warrior's heart...and yet
you told me to...fight my enemies with compassion
instead of the sword. Well now I find I have to kill
my own daughter. My own flesh and blood. Is this
what you meant when you said I must love my enemy?

Tears run down Xena's cheeks.

XENA
Show me another way.

There is no sign.

XENA
Where's your infinite love?

Xena keeps waiting for a sign.

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Livia and her army arrive at Austia.

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Livia and her army move to the temple.

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Inside. People are in hoods and praying.

LIVIA
Good, the sheep are all here. Aren't you afraid
of me?! You think Eli's gonna save you?!

One figure stands and removes the cloak to reveal it is Xena. The soldiers draw their weapons.

LIVIA
Glad you could make it Xena. I hope you're not
going to ruin my day with more of your excruciating
mother-daughter platitudes.

XENA
No. I'm done talking...Livia.

END OF ACT THREE



ACT FOUR

Temple.

XENA
This ends here Livia.

LIVIA
You finally get it. Eve is dead.

XENA
That's right. I'm here to avenge her.

LIVIA
Time to put you out of my misery.

XENA
Give it your best shot.

Livia attacks Xena. They fight. Livia kicks Xena back into the altar. Ares appears. Xena throws her chakram. It hits Livia's sword and breaks in two. Livia catches both pieces.

ARES
Oh yeah. Who's my girl?! Who's my girl?! You are!

Livia attacks Xena with the chakram. Xena blocks with her sword and kicks Livia away, but the chakram was hooked on the sword and Livia takes it with her.

ARES
Oh nice.

Livia attacks again. Xena grabs her and flips with a yell to the ledge above. Xena kicks one of the chakram pieces from Livia's hand. It goes flying across the room and plants into the wall. Livia looks at her army.

LIVIA
Attack!

Everyone in the robes stands and takes them off. It's Virgil, Gabrielle and Roman soldiers. Virgil yells.

LIVIA
What is this?

XENA
You didn't think Augustus was just going to sit
back and let you take his throne did you? He was
more than happy to lend me a few reinforcements,
and Eli's followers had to take a little holiday.

LIVIA
Attack!

Virgil, Gabrielle and Augustus' men fight Livia's army. Xena and Livia fight. Livia throws Xena across the room to another ledge. Livia then spins and lands on the opposite side. Xena grabs the piece of the chakram in the wall and flips, ululating. Livia jumps.

LIVIA
Yah-h-h-h-yah!

Livia and Xena swing at each other, hanging from tapestries. Gabrielle fights Senetus. He throws her into a table, which breaks. Senetus raises his sword over his head, but Gabrielle blocks with her sword. She kicks him back and he falls to the ground. Virgil turns with a yell and stabs Senetus. Gabrielle and Virgil keep fighting. Xena kicks Livia back and sends her flying. She flies into a tapestry and digs the chakram piece into it. Xena throws her chakram pieces, cutting the tapestry, dropping Livia to the altar. Xena jumps down and lands beside Livia, the chakram at her neck.

LIVIA
Come on Mother. Do it.

Xena raises the chakram, but she can't do it. Livia throws her to the floor and now stands over her with the chakram.

LIVIA
Ares was right, you're weak.

Xena closes her eyes.

XENA
Eli save my daughter. I couldn't.

She opens her eyes and looks at Livia.

XENA
I love you.

Livia raises the chakram to strike, when a light washes over her and Xena (unseen by the others).

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Clip from "Fallen Angel."

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Livia and Xena look into the light.

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Clip from "Fallen Angel."

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Xena and Livia look into the light.

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Clip from "Fallen Angel."

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Livia looks into the light.

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Clips from "Fallen Angel" and "Seeds of Faith."

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Livia looks into the light.

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Clip from "God Fearing Child."

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Livia looks into the light.

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Clip from "God Fearing Child."

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Livia looks into the light.

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Clip from "God Fearing Child."

XENA
It's a little girl.

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Xena looks into the light.

XENA (voice-over)
We're going to be together now Eve-

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Clip from "God Fearing Child."

XENA
-you and me.

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Livia looks into the light.

XENA (voice-over)
(singing) Hush now-

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Clip from "Eternal Bonds."

XENA
(singing) -my little one. Please don't you cry.

Clips from "Kindred Spirits," "Eternal Bonds" and "Amphipolis Under Siege."

XENA (voice-over)
(singing) Lay your head down on my shoulder and sigh.

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Livia looks into the light.

XENA (voice-over)
(singing) Sun's gone away.

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Clip from "Eternal Bonds."

XENA (voice-over)
(singing) And momma will pray,
Sun will keep

Clip from "Eternal Bonds."

XENA
(singing) All while you sleep.

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Livia looks into the light as Xena hums in a voice-over. The light leaves and Livia looks down at Xena.

XENA
(whispering) Livia.

LIVIA
(crying) Ooh, what have I done?!

Livia stands and starts to walk off. Xena stands and stops her, turning Livia around to face her.

XENA
Livia.

Gabrielle fights. Virgil, blood on his face sees Livia and Xena. He yells and runs at her, sword raised.

XENA
No-o-o-o-o!

Xena stops him. Livia looks at Virgil with sad eyes, while Virgil looks at her with hate. Livia leaves.

VIRGIL
I had her! Why'd you stop me?!

Xena runs out.

VIRGIL
Why-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y?!

Gabrielle touches his chest and then follows Xena.

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Xena runs out and Gabrielle follows.

GABRIELLE
Xena what happened?

XENA
I think Eli's followers got that miracle they were
praying for.

GABRIELLE
What did she say to you?

XENA
She said her name was Eve.

Xena smiles and Gabrielle touches her arm.

END OF ACT FOUR

STARRING
Lucy Lawless as Xena
Renee O'Connor as Gabrielle

GUEST CAST
Ted Raimi as Joxer
Kevin Smith as Ares
Adrienne Wilkinson as Livia
William Gregory Lee as Virgil
Paul Glover as Senetus
Brendan Young as Young Villager
Vicky Haughton as Woman
Steve Matthews as Villager

Written by: George Strayton and Tom Oneill
Directed by: Mark Beesley

Disclaimer: Joxer's sudden and unexpected death, slowed down his rapid ageing process during the production of this motion picture.