The Bitter Suite
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Will this torment ever end? ... not just yet
Gabrielle: "Blood ... no ... not here ... it's Dahak ... this is where it started ... I can't ... I can't ..."
Xena: "No, Gabrielle ... look, Gabrielle think, everything about this world is a torment. We've been guided through it for a reason. Whatever happens, we have to go through it together."

HATE IS THE STAR, Song of the Torment

"It begins very small,
seems like nothing much at all.
Just a germ, just a speck, just a grain.
but the seed has been sown
and before you know it's grown.
It has spread through your life like stain
And its power will strangle your love and joy
and its hunger consumes for it lives to destroy.

Hate is the star; it becomes who you are.
Not the hated, but the hater has a torment that's greater.
It will eat you alive, consume you and spit you out.
Hate's gonna win that there's no doubt about.
Hate doesn't care who you are -- Hate is the Star!

Learning hate is an art, even people who are smart
can be caught, can be crushed, can be creamed.
Hate has swallowed you whole.
Did you think you're in control?
Hate you thought, hate you spoke, hate you dreamed.
All your hate gave me substance, your lives are undone.
It's your eve of destruction, your hatred has won!"


"I never dreamed that we'd be distanced by a hate,
that all the trust we had would go."
"How could I hate you?"
"How could it come to pass,
This awful twist of fate?"
"How could I hurt you?"
"This madness can't be so."
"I can't believe it."
"I never dreamed that any barriers could rise."
"Or that I'd ever see the stranger in your eyes."
"Our hearts were hurting both the same."
"The hurt was tearing up our souls."
"The fury in us made us blind."
"We could not see beyond the pain."
"If we can turn again to love,"
"If we can heal these open wounds,"
"We'll leave this hatred far behind,"
"So not a trace of hate remains."
"We'll overcome our damaged past,
And we'll grow stronger side by side
To stand together through the storms.
We're safe cause love will be our guide."

Strung up for the vultures

Gabrielle: "Solan? It was him."
Xena: "Solan."
Gabrielle: "He's why we're here. It's the way out. It's got to be. He's here to lead us home. C'mon! Xena, quick!"
Xena: "I can't."
Gabrielle: "Of course you can."
Xena: "It's no use, Gabrielle. It's Ming T'ien. I killed him. I killed you, you bastard!"
Gabrielle: "You lied? You gave me your word. You lied."


"Yes I lied.
Thought I could protect you from the truth,
Deliver you from evil,
Spare your innocence and youth.
That I could simply will it
Was the real untruth.

I was wrong.
I wore a mask to cover my deceit.
But underneath it all I couldn't keep away my doubt.
Now I'm left with a mask
And one question left to ask,

I'm sorry, please help me, forgive me,
Don't hate me, don't leave me, forgive me.
Forgive me my debt as only you could.
Forgive me the hate,
Replace evil with good.
Forgive me and find out that you will be able
to forgive yourself too.

My dear Solan,
I never told you that you were my son.
I didn't know the days we had left were so few.
If I only knew I'd have been with you.
I'm so sorry
I couldn't be the mother you deserved
And I regret that I missed your first step, your first word
That I never heard -- now it seems absurd.

Can you forgive me?
Open up your heart and let me in
No matter if the fates against us turn
There's one thing through all of this I've learned
That what I need from you is to ...

Forgive me, I'm sorry, believe me,
Stop hating, stop hurting, forgive me.
Forgive those who harm you,
Do good for those who hate.
Forgive, if not forget,
I know it's not too late.
Forgive me and you'll discover too
That the love of your love is you."

These images ... ... pretty much so ... ... speak for themselves

The mother and son reunion
Solan: "Mother?"
Gabrielle: "Solan ... (to Xena) Go on."
Solan: "I love you, Mother."
Xena: "I love you, Solan. I'll always love you."

We're home ...
Gabrielle: "We're home."
Xena: "At last."
... At last

DISCLAIMER: The musical genre was not harmed during the production of this motion picture. In fact, the Producers sincerely hope you were A-MUSE-D by this episode.

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