Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)
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Livia refuses to accept she's Eve, the daughter of Xena, and keeps killing the followers of Eli even in a more cruel way to please Ares and become the Empress of Rome.


Mark Beesley


Rob Tapert (created by) (as Robert Tapert), John Schulian (created by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
Lucy Lawless ... Xena
Renée O'Connor ... Gabrielle (as Renee O'Connor)
Ted Raimi ... Joxer
Adrienne Wilkinson ... Livia / Eve
William Gregory Lee ... Virgil
Kevin Smith ... Ares
Paul Glover ... Senetus
Brendan Young Brendan Young ... Young Villager
Vicky Haughton ... Woman
Steve Matthews Steve Matthews ... Villager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hudson Leick ... Callisto (archive footage)
Charles Mesure ... Michael (archive footage)


Livia refuses to accept she's Eve, the daughter of Xena, and keeps killing the followers of Eli even in a more cruel way to please Ares and become the Empress of Rome.

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Release Date:

8 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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At 7:45 Livia thrusts the point of her sword into the ground rather than lay it flat. This dulls the edge of the blade, but does make it easier to pick up. See more »


Gabrielle: Your mother loves you.
Eve: Then why is she trying to destroy me?
Gabrielle: Xena wants to protect you. She won't fight you.
Eve: Well, maybe she just hasn't been properly motivated.
[Livia puts a blade to Gabrielle's throat]
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Crazy Credits

Joxer's sudden and unexpected death slowed down his rapid aging process during the production of this motion picture. See more »

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The best ep of the series!
17 September 2007 | by xenatorresSee all my reviews

The greatest episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess" - the last act contains both the best sword fight and the most emotional point in the series.

"Eve" touches back to earlier in the series to "Gabrielle's Hope"/"Maternal Instincts" where a mother refuses to believe their child is evil until a personal loss is suffered at the hands of the child.

Xena must finally see that there's no hope for the redemption of her daughter and hunt begins as Livia leads an army of loyal Roman soldiers to lay waste to the followers of Eli in retaliation for her defeat at Xena's hands in "Livia".

Lawless, O'Connor, Smith, Wilkinson and Lee are all at their peaks, giving some of their best performances in the series, and also of their careers.

The dialogue of this episode is both witty and powerful, with exchanges back and forth that make you unable to decide if you should laugh at the character's wit or cringe at their cruelty (Ares in particular). Bravo to O'Neill and Strayton, the best writing duo on the series! Directed by Mark Beesly – one of the truly gifted directors of "Xena" (who isn't afraid of making a bloody episode), he is both a director of visual brilliance in how he tells a story, as well as a superb actor's director. He never fails to get the maximum punch from every actor in every scene.

"Eve" gives you everything "Xena" has to offer and is a true example of what made the series so great.

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