53: 4x09 "Past Imperfect"

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, what’s past is present. Vera, Katie, and Livy take on the imperfect but hugely ambitious 4x09 “Past Imperfect.” We discuss this episode’s complex, emotionally ambiguous treatment of Xena and Borias, its introduction of another interesting(...ish) female villain, and its dense web of intratextual referencing, including the production’s unprecedented decision to reshoot a complete scene from “Orphan of War.” Plus: why we love Gabrielle’s angry voice, Satrina’s! hilarious! monologuing!, our new fave ship Boreipus, our least favorite plot device the Ixion Stone, and Katie’s new lock screen. RIP Borias! 

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