This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, things are getting sweaty! Vera, Katie, and Livy are swooning over 3x13 “One Against an Army,” the sweetly intimate semi-conclusion to the Rift arc. In this episode, things go from bad to worse as Gabs sprains her ankle and then gets poison-arrowed! The result is a hurt/comfort extravaganza, and we talk all about this trope’s history in fanfiction, why it’s so appealing, and the important truths it exposes about Xena, Gabrielle, and their relationship (omg Xena is the little spoon!?). This ep has a Significant Theme, movingly depicting the struggle between the characters’ personal feels (SO personal, SO MANY feels) and their commitment to the greater good. Plus: the lewks, the faces, the touches, the tears, Xena’s Home Alone-style booby traps, Gabrielle the oracle, and did we mention everyone is very, very sweaty?