This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re singing the Shark Island Prison Blues. Vera, Katie, and Livy are sentenced to watch 4x07 “Locked Up and Tied Down,” the eleventh-best episode of all time! We discuss the continuing awesomeness of director Rick Jacobson the slo-mo king (long may he reign!), why Xena’s scripts sometimes explain too much, and this ep’s elaboration on some of the most important Xena themes: redemption, rehabilitation, and justice. Plus: meet Thalassa, a.k.a. Crabs Woman, who has the distinction of being Gabrielle’s first Girlfriend of the Week (Crabs and Gabs!), ableism and villainy, Xena’s unflattering prison rags, and rats, why is it always rats?