A Friend in Need - Part II


TEASER

Jappa. The Xena: Warrior Princess logo appears on the screen.

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Xena buries her breastplate and her sword. The sound of drums start and Xena looks up. She finishes burying her armour and stands. Drums are heard through the rest of the teaser.

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Drums are played.

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Xena closes her eyes and listens.

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Soldiers march.

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Gabrielle and the solders stop.

GABRIELLE
It's too quiet out here.

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Clip from "A Friend in Need - Part I."

XENA
Gabrielle, what would you do?

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Gabrielle shakes her head.

XENA (voice-over)
(echoing) What would you do?

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Clip from "A Friend in Need - Part I."

XENA
Listen not just to the sounds, but to what's behind the sounds.

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Gabrielle and the soldiers.

XENA (voice-over)
(echoing) What's behind the sounds.

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Clip from "A Friend in Need - Part I."

XENA
Always remember, I love you.

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Gabrielle opens her eyes.

XENA (voice-over)
(echoing) I love you. Love you.

GABRIELLE
Xena!

Gabrielle runs.

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Xena opens her eyes, having heard Gabrielle.

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Drums are played.

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Morimoto rides his horse.

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Xena hears the horse neigh.

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A wagon moves along. It hits a rock and the jars inside clink together.

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Xena listens. She throws the chakram.

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The chakram hits the wagon and the jars fall out, the oil pouring over the ground.

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Xena listens to the chakram.

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The chakram hits a soldier with a torch and the torch falls into the spilled oil.

EXTRA
Look out! Look out!

The oil catches fire.

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Xena catches the chakram.

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The oil explodes.

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BOOM!

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The soldiers near the cart are vapourized.

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Xena ducks as the after shock blows around her, intense.

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Morimoto is knocked off of his horse.

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Gabrielle is knocked to the ground.

GABRIELLE
A-a-ah!

She shields her head from the after shock.

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Xena shields her head from the after shock that pounds on her.

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Mushroom cloud.

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Gabrielle gets to her feet.

GABRIELLE
Ugh!

Gabrielle runs.

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Morimoto stands and draws his katana. His soldiers run around behind him.

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Xena runs up a tree, holding a bow.

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Gabrielle runs.

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Xena fires arrows and kills soldiers, never missing.

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Drums are played.

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Xena jumps from the tree, three arrows firing.

XENA
She-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-yah!

They all hit their marks. Xena lands. She listens.

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Drums are played.

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Many archers draw back their bows.

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Xena hears the bows readying.

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Morimoto gives the order to fire in Japanese and the archers do.

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A wave of arrows fly.

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Xena looks about as a wave of arrows cascade down around her. She catches two and ducks behind two trees to try and escape the overwhelming amount of arrows raining down upon her.

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Archers fire.

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Arrows fly.

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Xena stands between the trees and knocks arrows away from her. Xena is hit in the left shoulder with an arrow.

XENA
A-a-a-a-ah!

She leans against one of the trees.

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The drums are played.

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Xena breaks off most of the arrow, but some of the shaft is still sticking out in front of her (the arrow did not pass through). Arrows are still raining down upon her. She glares at one that hits near her. She throws down the part of the arrow she broke off and moves again behind the tree.

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Archers fire.

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Xena is hit in the left knee with an arrow and falls. The arrow did not pass through. Xena breaks off most of the shaft as arrows continue to rain down all around her. Xena sees a turned over cart. She gets up and limps her way over to it, arrows still raining down.

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Drums are played.

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Xena limps to the cart. She ducks as more arrows are fired.

XENA
Ugh!

However, the arrows are coming from both sides of the cart and it offers no real protection. More arrows are coming from behind her however, so she ducks over to the other side.

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The archers raise their bows. Someone shouts orders in Japanese. They fire.

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Xena catches two arrows.

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Archers fire.

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Xena is hit with a third arrow in her right shoulder as more hit the cart and the ground all around her.

XENA
Ugh!

Xena falls to her knees and breaks off most of the shaft. She bares her teeth in pain. Blood is running down her stomach from her other shoulder wound and down her leg from the one in her knee. Xena tosses the broken shaft away.

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Archers fire.

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A forth arrow pins Xena's right arm to the cart by shooting through her elbow. She grunts in pain and breaks it off, freeing herself.

XENA
Ugh-ah!

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Morimoto shouts in Japanese. The soldiers draw their swords and run forward.

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Xena flexes her right hand.

XENA
All right.

She stands.

XENA
Now you asked for it.

She draws the katana as even more arrows hit the cart. Xena marches forward.

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Drums are played.

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Two archers fire as Xena marches towards them, and she's hit in the stomach with a fifth arrow.

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Morimoto shouts in Japanese.

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Xena breaks the shaft just in time as soldiers attack her. Xena fights single handed with the katana, slaughtering everyone who steps up to fight her. She kills them all, one after the other, all falling under her blade. Blood is running from her mouth.

XENA
Gabrie-e-e-e-elle!

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Clip from "One Against an Army."

XENA (voice-over)
If I only had thirty seconds to live...

Clip from "Chakram."

GABRIELLE
We're going to be together.

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Xena battles.

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Clip from "The Ides of March."

GABRIELLE
You brought out the best in me.

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Xena battles.

XENA
Gabriee-e-e-e-elle!

Overlapping image from "A Friend in Need - Part I."

XENA (voice-over)
...this is how I'd want to live them - looking into
your eyes.

Xena battles, killing everyone who moves to fight her.

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Morimoto shouts orders in Japanese.

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Xena battles, no one even getting a chance to cause further injury to her as she kills them the second they step in reach of the katana.

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Morimoto shouts orders in Japanese.

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Xena, covered in blood from both her wounds and the blood of others, has defeated the soldiers. She stops and looks ahead, her vision blurred. She sees Morimoto, but makes no move to fight him. He cuts off her head. Red moves down the screen.

END OF TEASER



ACT ONE

Gabrielle runs through the battlefield.

GABRIELLE
Xena-a-a-a!

She sees the chakram, sitting in a river of blood.

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The tea house.

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The katana appears. Akemi bows her head. The doors open and Xena enters the tea house, naked. Ayako takes her hand and leads her in.

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Akemi plays the zeng. Xena is dressed in a red robe by Miyuki and Ayako.

AKEMI
You came to me in my dreams and I thought it
was reality. Now you come to me in reality. It feels
like it's a dream. Either way, I'm filled with joy.

Xena moves to her, the red robe floating behind her.

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Harukata stands before a dead body. Kenji is standing with Gabrielle.

GABRIELLE
The Ghost Killer. What's he doing?

KENJI
His job - speeding wandering souls on their way-

A soul comes out of the dead body and Harukata stabs it. It becomes a floating face and flies off.

KENJI
-before they can be devoured by Yodoshi. Perhaps
he sees Xena.

GABRIELLE
Xena is alive! Do you understand? She is alive.

Gabrielle moves off.

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Akemi is with Xena.

AKEMI
I want to write a verse to express how I feel but
there's no poetry of sufficient beauty.

Xena smiles. Miyuki slowly moves her foot.

XENA
Akemi...I've been in the underworld before, but
it never felt like this.

Akemi sees that Miyuki is about to jingle the anklet. Akemi looks at Xena.

XENA
What's goin' on?

AKEMI
Our bodies? They're an illusion, projected by
Yodoshi. While we are under his power, we must
obey his will.

Miyuki raises her foot.

XENA
Funny, you're just the way I remember you.

Miyuki brings down her foot.

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Yodoshi's POV, moving through the woods. This is the style used by Sam Raimi for the Force in the woods in "The Evil Dead" including the sound effects. It's called "Monster Cam."

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Miyuki, Ayako and Akemi bow.

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Yodoshi's POV, smashing into the tea house.

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Yodoshi smashes into the tea house like a tornado. He appears solid and sees Xena. He laughs then blows her back. He starts to lash at Xena with a flaming whip that his arm has become. He whips the clothes from her back and then moves over to her, his hand back to normal. He pulls her up by her hair and then forces her head down.

XENA
I am at your service, Lord Yodoshi.

YODOSHI
You most certainly are. An eternity of playing the
whore to service my appetite for souls.

He leaves like a tornado. Once he leaves out the smashed part of the tea house, it repairs itself like he had never been there.

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Xena and Akemi sit back-to-back, tossing rose petals into the water. Miyuki watches them.

AKEMI
Xena...I was so worried that you wouldn't show
Yodoshi respect. He's very dangerous.

XENA
It wasn't respect I was showing him. I'm going to
destroy Yodoshi.

AKEMI
It will be very dangerous. You know you are
being watched.

XENA
She'll try to follow me. Let her.

Xena runs off.

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Gabrielle moves through the woods. Suddenly, Xena steps out in front of her.

GABRIELLE
Xena.

XENA
Gabrielle.

They hug.

XENA
What are you doing here?

GABRIELLE
I was so worried about you. I found your chakram.
There's so much blood.

XENA
I'm all right.

GABRIELLE
What's with the robes?

XENA
Gabrielle, I'm going to kill the Lord of the Dark Land.

Gabrielle sighs and holds out the chakram to Xena.

GABRIELLE
You'll need this.

Xena tries to take the chakram, but her hand passes through it. Xena is as surprised as Gabrielle.

XENA
I can't take that. It's difficult to explain.

GABRIELLE
You're dead.

END OF ACT ONE



ACT TWO

Xena and Gabrielle.

GABRIELLE
You're dead. How could you let yourself be killed?

XENA
I'm sorry, Gabrielle. I couldn't tell you. You'd have
tried to stop me, and then we'd both be dead.

GABRIELLE
Is that supposed to make me feel better?

XENA
We've overcome death before. We will find a way
to bring me back. But only by becoming a spirit
can I kill Yodoshi and free those souls
that I condemned to torment. Don't you see that?

Gabrielle hugs her.

GABRIELLE
You're my whole life, Xena. I won't lose you.

XENA
You won't lose me.

Harukata enters and draws his sword. Gabrielle faces him and draws a katana.

GABRIELLE
Harukata, don't you come near her.

XENA
Put down your weapons, Gabrielle. He's working
with me.

Xena gestures with her head to Miyuki in the bushes who is watching them. Harukata gets ready. Xena runs over and grabs Miyuki.

XENA
She-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-yah!

Xena tosses Miyuki who screams she is tossed. She lands on Harukata's sword and vanishes, screaming. Her anklet falls.

XENA
The anklet!

Xena leaps and catches the anklet before it hits the ground.

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Xena hands the anklet to Akemi outside of the tea house.

XENA
With this, we can bring Yodoshi to us when we're ready.

Gabrielle enters.

XENA
This is my soul mate. She's a poet like you, Akemi.

Harukata and Kenji enter. Harukata touches Gabrielle's shoulder and Gabrielle turns to face him.

HARUKATA
I have one question. Would you risk your life for
the return of hers?

GABRIELLE
Without hesitation.

KENJI
There is a way, Gabrielle. You must take her body,
burn it, then sprinkle the ashes into the Fountain
of Strength on Mount Fuji. You must find the fountain
before the second sunset after death.

GABRIELLE
That's tomorrow.

KENJI
Harukata will say the incantations necessary to give
the sacred katana power against malicious spirits.

XENA
Gabrielle...

Xena and Akemi join them.

XENA
This is Akemi.

Akemi bows low.

AKEMI
It is an honour to meet you at last.

GABRIELLE
And you, Akemi.

KENJI
Gabrielle can't help with our work in the tea house.
She knows what she must do. And she should
leave soon.

Xena looks at Gabrielle who nods.

XENA
Thank you.

Gabrielle sniffs and starts to leave.

AKEMI
Wait.

Gabrielle turns back.

AKEMI
I would like to give you something to protect you
on your journey.

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Gabrielle lies down, her back exposed. Akemi starts to put a tattoo on her back. Xena lies down next to her.

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Akemi puts on the tattoo.

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Xena watches.

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Gabrielle has a giant tattoo of a dragon on her back and a fish on her leg. Xena and Akemi dress her.

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Outside of the tea house, Xena hands Gabrielle the katana. Gabrielle is now wearing a blue shirt under the Japanese armour.

XENA
Good luck, old friend.

Gabrielle starts to leave, but she turns back to face Xena.

GABRIELLE
I am getting your body back, Xena no matter
where they have hidden it. Before sunset tomorrow,
we will meet again on the side of Mount Fujisan.

Gabrielle starts to leave, but then looks back.

XENA
See you there.

Gabrielle leaves.

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Clouds, thunder and lightning.

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Gabrielle enters Morimoto's camp. It's pouring rain. Gabrielle enters and takes out the guards with a whip. She moves forward and finds Xena's headless body, the arrows still in it. Xena's body is hanging up, naked. Gabrielle falls to her knees, retching. She stands, drawing her katana.

GABRIELLE
Give me her head!

Gabrielle cuts down Xena's body and wraps it in a cloth. Morimoto enters behind her. Gabrielle stops, stands and turns to face him.

MORIMOTO
I've been expecting you. Your friend was a fine
opponent. She provided me with one of the
greatest trophies an honourable samurai could
ever claim.

GABRIELLE
You call yourself honourable? You outnumbered
her a thousand to one. You're not a samurai.
You're a fraud. You couldn't have killed Xena
unless she wanted you to.

MORIMOTO
I think it's you with a death wish!

GABRIELLE
I accept the challenge.

END OF ACT TWO



ACT THREE

Gabrielle and Morimoto face off and slowly circle each other in the rain.

XENA (voice-over)
Listen not just to the sounds...but to what's behind
the sounds. (echoing) Behind the sounds.

Gabrielle listens to the sounds of the rain, the fire, the horses and Morimoto's boots in the mud. Suddenly, he attacks with a yell, but Gabrielle is ready and knocks him forward onto his knees. She holds the katana at his neck.

MORIMOTO
It was the greatest honour of my life to send Xena
to an early grave. If I cannot do the same to you
then I ask you to grant me a noble defeat. Please,
remove my head in one stroke.

Gabrielle knocks him out. The soldiers part, revealing Xena's head on a table.

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Gabrielle puts Xena's body on her horse. Gabrielle rides off.

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Tea house. Harukata chants in a voice over.

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Harukata chants. Xena is disguised as Miyuki, wearing the anklet. She brings down her foot.

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Yodoshi's POV as he moves through the woods.

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Xena hears him.

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Yodoshi's POV as he smashes into the tea house.

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Yodoshi smashes in like wind and then forms. He sees Kenji who is lying on his back on the floor before Xena.

YODOSHI
Good.

Xena turns to look at him.

YODOSHI
Huh? Where is Miyuki?!

Harukata rises from the bath and stabs Yodoshi in the back.

YODOSHI
Hyah!

Yodoshi tosses Harukata. The katana falls and Xena grabs it, kicking Yodoshi into the bath. The bath boils and Xena stabs it, but just hits the bottom.

XENA
Where is he?

He is evaporating and becomes the dew on the plank above them. It starts to drip and he forms from a pool of water before them. Xena attacks.

XENA
Du-u-u-u-uck!

He blows fire which hits Ayako who explodes. Akemi's robe is on fire and Xena kicks her into the tub. Kenji stands and Yodoshi turns with Xena and uses the katana to cut off his head, his blood splattering on the walls. Yodoshi blows cold air over the bath, freezing Akemi under ice. Xena breaks free and fights him. He grabs her wrist and burns it.

XENA
A-a-a-a-a-a-ah!

He throws her across the tea house. Harukata stands and Yodoshi stabs him, lifting him into the air.

YODOSHI
We finally meet...Ghost Killer!

Yodoshi shoves him off the sword. Xena stands and attacks him. Xena kicks the sword from his hand and cuts off his right arm from the shoulder.

YODOSHI
Ag-g-g-gh-ugh!

The arm turns into fire and snakes at Xena's legs. She jumps over it.

YODOSHI
A-a-a-a-ah!

Xena stabs him. He turns into the fire and shoots out the ceiling.

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Outside, Yodoshi shoots out of the ceiling.

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Inside. Xena moves to the bath.

XENA
Akemi.

Xena breaks the ice.

XENA
Akemi.

Xena pulls her out.

XENA
(whispering) Akemi, are you all right?

Xena and Akemi look at Kenji's body and then over at Harukata who is dying. Yodoshi can be heard yelling.

YODOSHI
Egha-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ah!

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Moon. An owl hoots.

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Gabrielle burns Xena's body.

GABRIELLE (voice-over)
(whispering) I can't let you die.

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Clip from "A Friend in Need - Part I."

XENA
If I only had thirty seconds to live-

Clip from "The Ides of March."

XENA (voice-over)
-this is how I'd want to live them - looking into
your eyes.

Clip from "Return of Callisto."

XENA (voice-over)
Even in death, Gabrielle-

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Gabrielle looks at the fire.

XENA (voice-over)
-I will never leave you.

GABRIELLE
You will return to me, my friend.

She sniffs.

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Gabrielle closes the lid on the jar with Xena's ashes.

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Xena holds Harukata.

XENA
Harukata, what went wrong?

HARUKATA
He's drinking from the fountain of strength on
Mount Fuji. If you drink...from the fountain and
use the sword I blessed it will be the final destruction
for any spirit. Xena...you must finish a job and
release us all.

He gasps and dies.

XENA
I will not rest 'til it is done.

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Gabrielle rides.

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Gabrielle rides and arrives at the foot of Mount Fuji. An arrow hits her horse and it falls. Morimoto draws his katana and jumps down to face Gabrielle.

MORIMOTO
I will not allow you to find a fountain and revive
your friend.

Gabrielle draws her katana and attacks. They fight. The jar is kicked from Gabrielle's hand. Gabrielle runs off and Morimoto follows. Gabrielle kicks him and they fight hand-to-hand. Gabrielle hits him and he falls, his hand knocking the jar which rolls.

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

The jar roles off of a cliff.

END OF ACT THREE



ACT FOUR

Gabrielle looks over the cliff and sees the jar in a bird's nest.

GABRIELLE
Oh.

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Yodoshi uses the katana to turn a brass socket set in the cliff face. The fountain starts to flow.

XENA
She-e-e-e-e-e-e-yah!

Xena jumps behind him and tosses him aside. He yells. When he falls, he loses the katana. Xena stands under the fountain, waiting for the water.

XENA
Come on. Come on!

Yodoshi freezes the water, and it knocks Xena back.

XENA
Uh! A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ah!

Xena goes flying. She smashes into a rock and then falls to the ground. Gabrielle sees her.

GABRIELLE
Xena.

Shards of ice fall near Yodoshi. Gabrielle runs to Xena. Akemi picks up the katana and holds it over Yodoshi.

YODOSHI
What?! My own daughter?!

He blows and she goes flying back.

GABRIELLE
Xena?

Gabrielle sees her.

GABRIELLE
Xena.

Gabrielle runs to her. Yodoshi sees the ice and his tongue snakes out and grabs a piece, which he swallows. Gabrielle moves to Xena.

GABRIELLE
Xena, what happened?

Yodoshi stands and in a blaze of fire, his arm reappears. Yodoshi inhales, pulling Akemi to him. She plants the katana into the ground, trying to stop being sucked in, but it's only slowing her down.

XENA
(weakly) Told you I'd see you here.

Yodoshi inhales and Akemi is pulled closer to him, and finally, she's sucked into him. Yodoshi catches the katana. Gabrielle holds Xena.

XENA
(weakly) The Fountain of Strength...get water. Fountain...water.

Xena is nearly unconscious. Gabrielle runs over to the fountain and scoops up some water in her hand which she puts in her mouth. Yodoshi spits a fireball, which hits her back, but the dragon tattoo protects Gabrielle and sends the fireball flying back at Yodoshi. It hits him and he is sent flying back. Gabrielle runs to Xena and kisses her, putting the water into her mouth. Xena opens her eyes and Gabrielle chuckles.

XENA
Gabrielle.

Xena flips up and her leather and breastplates form on her, the robe gone. Yodoshi stands.

XENA
Gabrielle, I need the sacred katana to finish the job.

Gabrielle gives it to her.

XENA
Thank you.

Gabrielle looks at the sun.

GABRIELLE
The sun is setting, Xena. I have to find your ashes.

XENA
(whispering) Gabrielle-

YODOSHI
Come on!

He turns into fire and spins into the air. Xena looks at him and Gabrielle runs off. Xena turns back to finish what she was going to say, but Gabrielle has already moved to the cliff.

XENA
Gab-

Xena looks back to Yodoshi who is still flying fire.

XENA
A-la-la-la-la-la-la!

Xena turns into fire and jumps into the air.

YODOSHI
Ar-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-rugh!

Gabrielle looks at the jar and then back at Xena and Yodoshi who are both flying fire, setting the forest ablaze.

XENA
E-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-yah!

They hit into each other and explode. Xena lands on the ground and reforms. Gabrielle starts to climb down the cliff. Yodoshi lands in pieces and then reforms before Xena.

YODOSHI
Enough of this!

They battle as Gabrielle climbs. Xena kicks Yodoshi back and he is gone. Xena looks for him.

YODOSHI
Ea-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ah!

Yodoshi flies down at Xena. She knocks him aside and he lands. They fight. They each kick each other and go flying into the air. They battle above the trees and then come back to the ground and lock katanas.

YODOSHI
You are about to join the forty thousand souls
you condemned, Xena. And the first thing I'll do
is take the head off your little friend with the tattoo.

XENA
You won't live that long.

They fight.

XENA
She-e-e-e-e-e-yah!

She flips over him then kicks him back. He flies back at her and she stabs him.

YODOSHI
A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ah!

Gabrielle gets the jar. Yodoshi falls and Xena pulls the katana out of him.

XENA
A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ah!

Xena cuts off his head and the souls begin to fly free of him. Gabrielle gets to the top of the cliff and Morimoto is there, his katana drawn.

MORIMOTO
I deserve the dignity of a warrior.

GABRIELLE
Dignity, huh?

She draws the chakram.

GABRIELLE
Like you showed my friend?

She throws the chakram and it cuts him across his forehead, killing him. Gabrielle catches the chakram and looks at it. The souls move around Xena. Akemi is before her as a soul.

AKEMI
Xena.

XENA
Akemi.

AKEMI
You've redeemed me. You've redeemed them!
You've redeemed yourself!

XENA
Go in peace, Akemi.

Akemi leaves and the souls are freed.

XENA
We'll meet again...one day.

Xena moves off.

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Gabrielle is moving to place Xena's ashes in the fountain, but Xena stops her.

XENA
No, Gabrielle.

GABRIELLE
(whispering) Xena.

XENA
No.

Xena puts the lid on the jar.

GABRIELLE
Xena, the sun is setting. I have to bring you back
to life.

XENA
No. Not if it means condemning the souls of the
forty thousand who burned at Higuchi.

GABRIELLE
The souls are free.

XENA
They're free from Yodoshi's grasp. Akemi didn't
wanna tell me this in case I wouldn't come back
to help...but for those souls to be released into
a state of grace, they must be avenged. I must
stay dead.

GABRIELLE
But if I bring you back to life...

XENA
Those souls will be lost forever.

GABRIELLE
But, Xena-

She turns away and then looks at her again.

GABRIELLE
That is not right.

She sobs, then sniffs.

GABRIELLE
I don't care. (crying) You're all that matters to me.

XENA
Don't you know how much I wanna let you do
this? But if there is a reason for our travels together,
it's because I had to learn from you, enough to
know the final, the good, the right thing to do.
I can't come back. (whispering) I can't.

Gabrielle sits down at the fountain. Xena sits beside her.

GABRIELLE
I love you, Xena. How am I supposed to go on
without you?

XENA
I'll always be with you, Gabrielle.

Gabrielle puts her head on Xena's shoulder.

XENA
Always.

The sun sets and Xena closes her eyes and disappears. Gabrielle looks to where Xena was and then out at the sun set.

GABRIELLE
(whispering) Xena.

Xena's face is shown in an overlaying image over the sun.

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Gabrielle is alone on the boat in the ocean.

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Gabrielle is alone on the boat, holding the jar that contains Xena's ashes.

GABRIELLE
A life of journeying has brought you to the farthest
lands, to the very edges of the Earth.

Xena moves into frame and puts her arm around Gabrielle.

XENA
And to the place where I'll always remain - your
heart. So, where to now?

GABRIELLE
I think we should go south to the land of the
Pharaohs. I hear they need a girl with a chakram.

XENA
Where you go...I'm at your side.

GABRIELLE
I knew you'd say that.

Xena chuckles and kisses her head.

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Wide shot of Gabrielle alone on the boat, moving into the sunrise.

END OF ACT FOUR

STARRING
Lucy Lawless as Xena
Renee O'Connor as Gabrielle

GUEST CAST
Marton Csokas as Borias
Michelle Ang as Akemi
Mac Jeffery Ong as Kenji
Adrian Brown as Yodoshi
Yvonne Tan as Ayako
Shiori Terada as Miyuki
Kazuhiro Muroyama as Harukata
Venant Wong as Morimoto
Gary Young as Saburo
Travor Sai-Louie as Kao

Story By Rob Tapert & R.J. Stewart
Teleplay By R.J. Stewart
Directed By Rob Tapert

Disclaimer: Xena was permanently harmed in the making of this motion picture, but kept her spirits up.