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[Xena breaks free of the burning prison by somersaulting through the roof.]
Xena: "Where is she?"
Melas: "She was right."
Xena: "What are you talking about?"
Melas: "Gabrielle. She said my hate would lead to others being hurt."
Xena: "What are you saying?"
Melas: "Callisto captured Gabrielle on her way out of town. I've betrayed everything I believed in."
Xena: "People like us should listen to people like Gabrielle."
Callisto: "So? What do you think?"
Gabrielle: [who is hanging from a rope above the encampment] … "I think Xena's gonna wipe the floor with you."
Callisto: "I share your respect for Xena's abilities. I know what she's capable of."
Gabrielle: "Then you must be scared witless."
Callisto: "Not at all. I relish the challenge. I can take her."
Gabrielle: "In your dreams."
Callisto: "Well, when she gets here, she'll have such a sweet surprise waiting for her. Anyway, either way, I win."
Theodorus: "I found this worm sneaking around again."
Callisto: "What do you want? I told you what you had to do to gain my favor, and you failed."
Joxer: "See the girl!"
Callisto: "I captured the girl."
Joxer: "I softened her up for you. I mean, just minutes before you got her, I was pummeling her senseless."
Callisto: "Yes? And what were you hitting her with … your nose?"
Callisto: "Silence! There is but another way you can prove your worth."
Joxer: "Name it and I'll do it."
Callisto: "Bring her down … Do her."
Joxer: "Do who?"
Callisto: "Her. The irritating blonde. Slit her throat."
Joxer: "I, I, oh, oh, I'd, uh, slit her, slit her throat?"
Callisto: "Yes. Pierce the skin, under the chin with the blade, and tear a hole this way, like this."
Joxer: "Listen, don't you think she'd be worth more alive? I mean, hey, we can trade her for … we can make Xena really mad, really mad. When Xena hears about this, she'll--"
Callisto: "I want her dead! Do it! DO IT!"
Joxer: "I - I can't do it."
Callisto: "Just as I thought, the man's backbone is mush. Chain him up. We'll have fun killing the jellyfish later."
Callisto: "Now we determine who is the best. You and I in a fight till death. And to make things even more interesting … Take her up!"
Soldier: "Take her up!"
Gabrielle: [getting hauled back up above the encampment] … "Do something!"
Joxer: "What do you expect me to do?"
Gabrielle: "Xena! … Oh, this is really high."
Callisto: "Light it … [Theodorus sets the rope suspending poor Gabs on fire] … Anytime you're ready, Xena."
[Xena and Callisto engage in the infamous 'Ladder Fight.' Finally getting the upper hand, Xena builds a makeshift seesaw using some of the ladders. Standing on one end, she positions the other under Gabrielle.]
Joxer: "The rope's burning! She'll fall a little to the left!"
Xena: "Hold on, Gabrielle! Hold on! Don't panic."
Gabrielle: "A little higher."
Xena: "Come on, Gabrielle."
Callisto: [landing on the seesaw end opposite Xena] … "In a way, I'm disappointed, Xena. There was a part of me that hoped that you would win and put out the rage in my heart. Sometimes it even scares me … then, I get over it."
[Using her chakram, Xena cuts the rope holding up Gabrielle. As Gabrielle plunges towards the ground, Xena jumps up and uses her weight to catapult Callisto off the ladder. Gabrielle lands where Callisto had been standing, while Callisto ends up holding onto the cut rope where Gabrielle had been suspended.]
Callisto: "No! Let it burn."
[Just as the rope burns through, Xena miraculously is able to catch Callisto from falling.]
Gabrielle: "I'm glad you saved Callisto."
Xena: "It was the right thing to do."
Callisto: "The right thing to do … that's what they think."
DISCLAIMER: Joxer's nose was not harmed during the production of this motion picture. However, his crossbow was severely damaged.
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