This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re going fishing! Vera, Katie, and Livy hang out by the lake with 3x18 “Fins, Femmes & Gems,” a frothy farce that also functions as…an advertisement for DeBeers? We discuss what could have been before the last-minute rewrites, subtext becoming text, director Josh Becker’s spilling of tea, and Rob Tapert’s perplexing love affair with comedies about fishing. Plus: hot takes on why Xena is mostly unaffected by Aphrodite’s spell (she is hardcore obsessed with fishing anyway!), Gabrielle reminding Xena of Lyceus (a little creepy?) and Joxer the Ape-man (somebody really needs to teach this boy about consent!). A diamond is forever!