52: 4x08 "Crusader"

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, convert or die! Vera, Katie, and Livy worship at the feet of 4x08 “Crusader,” which introduces one of the show’s most fascinating antagonists. We discuss Najara as this episode’s point-of-view character, her many intriguing parallels with Callisto, and her role as a quasi-Joan of Arc, who for some reason the late-Nineties was totally obsessed with (The Messenger RULEZ). Plus: the problematic (coin!) novelty of seeing two women fight over ownership of a third, Gabrielle’s heart eyes, Najara Queen of Sick Burns, the glorious return of Vera’s favorite goon Theodorus, and Xena’s good chewing tooth. Also the greatest mystery of all: where the fuck were those swans?    

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