This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Chris Manheim is at it again! Vera, Katie, and Livy are getting hot and heavy with 5x13 “Eternal Bonds,” a.k.a. A Very Hetero Episode that is nonetheless very attuned to the characters and kicks off the quality upswing as we enter the back half of Season 5. We discuss the show’s handling of Baby Eve, poopy diapies and all, the moral complexity of exposing a child to a life of violence and the intimate beauty of the breastfeeding sequence. Plus: The B word, Ares goes downtown in dreamland, Xena chops it out, the Beesley dunes, Gabrielle and Joxer resolve their issues through the magic of hurt/comfort, and Ares reduces Vera to singing boy band hits of the 90’s. The power, the passion, the podcast!