101: 6x15 “To Helicon and Back”

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, war is hell! Vera, Katie, and Livy go once more into the breach with 6x15 “To Helicon and Back,” the show’s biggest battle epic, and the grim conclusion to the Amazons’ storyline. We discuss the many references to WWII films including Saving Private Ryan, They Were Expendable, The Longest Day, Patton, and… Jaws? Plus: Michael Hurst’s decision to shift the tone from the triumph and bombast of Liz Friedman & Vanessa Place’s original draft, the references to earlier Xena eps including “The Price” and “A Good Day,” and the many hard decisions Xena has to let Gabrielle make as she takes this huge step in her journey as a warrior. To a strong Amazon Nation!

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