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'Gabrielle!'
Xena: "Gabrielle!"

[Gabrielle turns to see Varia still crouched with the bow and Xena with her hand firmly grasped around the arrow that was meant for her. The catapults fire up again, and Gabrielle runs for her life back to the dune.]

Gabrielle: "You "
Xena: "Gabrielle "
Gabrielle: "You tried to kill me!"
Xena: "Let me handle this. Bellerophon promised to spare you all if Varia killed Gabrielle. Well, that's it, isn't it? Your tribe for my suffering? He wouldn't have made good on his promise, Varia."
Varia: "He swore on Artemis' grave. I'm so sorry."

'You broke those sacred bonds'
Gabrielle: "The Amazons are a sisterhood, Varia. You broke those sacred bonds."
Tyro: "She's a traitor to the tribe."
Cyane: "Such treason should be punished by death!"
Gabrielle: "I will not have that kind of justice! But she's not coming with us. I can't worry about the enemy and you."

'... but you are no longer queen'
Varia: "As an Amazon queen, I give you my word, I will not harm you."
Xena: "We can't leave her here, Gabrielle."
Gabrielle: "I'll take your word, Varia but you are no longer queen."


'You're thinking of giving yourself up'
Gabrielle: "You're thinking of giving yourself up to Bellerophon, aren't you?"
Xena: "It would settle things."
Gabrielle: "Only for a moment. Then he would turn around and come after us again."
Xena: "That's the thing about vengeance, you're never really satisfied."

Xena: "You did the right thing about Varia. She doesn't deserve to be condemned."
Gabrielle: "She was desperate to save her tribe. I know that."
Xena: "It made her do something she never thought she'd do just like you're going to have to rally your troops to fight again, maybe die, Gabrielle."
Gabrielle: "If that's what I have to do."

Gabrielle: "Why are you looking at me like that?"
Xena: "Just doesn't seem like the Gabrielle I know."
Gabrielle: "It's not me, Xena, but it is the queen of the Amazons. That's who I am, whether I like it or not."


Tyro: "A shark! I saw a shark!"
Cyane: "Something brushed my leg! Something big!"
Xena: "Keep still, everyone! They're drawn to movement."

'Would you have given yourself for her?'
Gabrielle: "Travel safely, Sister [removes Gwyn-Teir's body from a float, and pushes her away from them and toward the shark, who gladly accepts the gift and leaves]] Was that honorable? I don't think so."
Xena: "Would you have given yourself for her? [Gabrielle nods] You sent her spirit in peace, Gabrielle Forward. Come on."


Gabrielle: "Queen Mawu-Ka, Queen Gwyn-Teir, your friend Bame, their blood on the shores of this land. Our sisters have died, but death is not an end to their spirits. Death it's a pathway to an afterlife. And when it is my time to join them, I want to know that I can grasp them by the hands, I can look them all in the eyes and tell them that their blood was not shed without purpose, that we finished the job that they began. More of us may die today, but the Amazon Nation, it will live on forever. That is the duty that we carry, and the everlasting honor that we will hold."


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