68: 5x03 "Succession"

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, may the odds be ever in your favor! Vera, Katie, and Livy get their Hunger Games on with 5x03 “Succession,” a high-concept, small-scale gem and Steve Sears’s final credited contribution to the series. We discuss the episode’s intriguing triangulation between Xena, Gabs, and Ares, the tension that Gabrielle’s battle prowess puts on her relationship with Xena, and how these character dynamics might have evolved if Steve had continued writing S5. Plus: if you combine Xena and Gabs you get one amazing person, Mavican or Mavican’t, Xena wears pants, Gabrielle squats, Xena watches TV, Ares’ little dumpling, very important rocks, legacy in all its forms, and Gabrielle has a wound and absolutely everyone is concerned about it!

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