The Warrior Princess 

Xena Warrior Princess wants to take down the "Son of Zeus," and plans to use his best friend, Iolaus to do it by getting him to fall in love with her. Her devious plot threatens to destroy the friendship between Iolaus and Hercules.


Bruce Seth Green


Christian Williams (created by), John Schulian

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Episode cast overview:
Kevin Sorbo ... Hercules
Michael Hurst ... Iolaus
Lucy Lawless ... Xena
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Alcmene
Bill Johnson ... Petrakis
Mike Dwyer ... Theodorus (as Michael Dwyer)
Patrick Wilson Patrick Wilson ... Estragon
Tyler Jane ... Syreena (as Rebecca Clark)
Bill Borlase Bill Borlase ... Villager
Eddie Campbell Eddie Campbell ... Drinker #1
Danny Lineham Danny Lineham ... Drinker #2
Sam Williams Sam Williams ... Hercules Stunt Double


After Hercules helped him forge a swell knife, Iolaus finds out his village sweetheart Syreene just married another. On the rebound he falls for Xena; Hercules' distrust at first sight is waved by his mother Almene. Xena tells Iolaus she was preparing with some men to chase war lord Petrakis, who terrorizes her native Arcadian fields, to get him to come help; meanwhile she pushes her actual lover Theodorus to go kill Hercules, but he falls to his death in the duel, saying he regrets failing Xena. As Alcmene predicted, Iolaus won't believe his friend over his lover, so Hercules refuses to help the countrymen shed the warrior princess's oppression, till he meets Petrakis, actually an old farmer whose son died another victim of Xena's seduction... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

13 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

Company Credits

Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


First appearance of Xena, who then went on to be the center of Xena: Warrior Princess (1995). Lucy Lawless, who played Xena after Vanessa Angel dropped, had previously played Lyla in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: As Darkness Falls (1995). See more »


Iolaus uses the phrase "every good Samaritan" referring to one of Luke's Parables from the New Testament, written about 1000 years after Hercules. See more »


Iolaus: It's not every day I meet a beautiful woman that wants to wash my back.
Xena: Oh, I will do more for you than that, Iolaus... much more.
Iolaus: You do this for all your warriors?
Xena: Only special ones.
Iolaus: Oh. I hope there aren't too many of those.
Xena: Right now, there's just you.
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